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2012 Daily Tennis News Wire -
ROLAND GARROS

Paris, France
Women's Wednesday Tennis Summary

Roland Garros
Singles - Quarterfinal: (2) Maria Sharapova def. (23) Kaia Kanepi 6-2 6-3
What this would have been like had Kaia Kanepi not been so nervous we can hardly guess. But Kanepi clearly was nervous, and never put up much of a fight. We show her ending up at #16 -- meaning, incidentally, that Sara Errani will be #14.

Singles - Quarterfinal: (4) Petra Kvitova def. (Q) Yaroslava Shvedova 3-6 6-2 6-4
Unlike the preceding, this was a genuinely close match. But Yaroslava Shvedova looked like she got nervous on key points. Still, you could see how relieved Petra Kvitova was to get through it.
That gives us a very high-stakes semifinal between Kvitova and Maria Sharapova. If Sharapova wins it, she is #1 and is in her first French Open final; if Kvitova wins, she rises from #4 to #3 and has the chance for her second Slam.

Doubles - Semifinal: (4) Errani/Vinci def. (12) Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez 6-4 6-2
There really isn't any question about who is the best team of this clay season. What an amazing run for Sara Errani, who is in the singles semifinal and the doubles final! We show Errani and Vinci moving past Peschke/Srebotnik to the #3 and #4 rankings:
1..(1) HUBER ............. 9590
1..(1) RAYMOND ........... 9590
3..(8) ERRANI .............7340*
4..(9) VINCI ............. 7340*
5..(3) PESCHKE ........... 7305
6..(4) SREBOTNIK ......... 7305
7..(5) SHVEDOVA ...........6155
8..(6) KING ...............6115
9.(12) KIRILENKO ......... 5690*
10..(7) VESNINA ........... 5450

Mixed Doubles - Semifinal: Jans-Ignacik/S Gonzalez def. (5) Vesnina/Paes 7-6(7-2) 7-6(7-3)
This is an even bigger upset under Mixed rankings than under ordinary rankings (since Vesnina/Paes would have been seeded higher). This seems to prove just two things. First, that anything can happen in mixed, and second, that Elena Vesnina is really not likely to win a major.

Mixed Doubles - Semifinal: (7) Mirza/Bhupathi def. Voskoboeva/Bracciali 6-4 6-2
Obviously less of a surprise than the preceding. Mirza/Bhupathi have been here before....



 

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