Thursday, 11 March 2010
Justine Through, Jelena Out
Comeback Queen of the moment Justine Henin eased through to the second round in Indian Wells, beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2 6-2. Since this is the third tournament of her return she will get an official ranking when its over, which should be relatively high considering she's already got a Grand Slam final in her pocket. There were also wins for former top 10 players Patty Schnyder, Anna Chakvetadze ad Kimiko Date-Krumm who beat Tathiana Garbin, Anne Keothavong and Melina Czink respectively.
Not such good news for the eternal enigma that is Jelena Dokic who was crushed 6-0 6-3 by Vera Dushevina. Poor girl, she's been through a lot but things never seem to go right for her. The talent is there, no doubt, but the former top 5 player is seriously lacking in consistency.
Anyway the order of play for tomorrow is out and since its still first round action there are no seeded players playing. All eyes will be on home girls Melanie Oudin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, with Sloane Stephens having a chance to continue the good form she showed during qualifying. Should be interesting!