Sania Mirza out of Family Circle in 3 sets to Venus. Shuai Peng moves up.

16 04 2009

Sania Mirza, currently ranked 100th, dug in and took Family Circle Cup second seed Venus Williams to 3 sets in an exciting 2 and a half hour Round 2 match.
Venus Williams : “These kind of matches are great to pull out, I’ve been in these situations before, so I rely on that.”

While Williams struggled, it was a big day for fellow American Melanie Oudin, who advanced to the third round with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over No 29 Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada, seeded ninth. Oudin will face 13th-ranked Marion Bartoli of France in the next round of the $1 million Family Circle Cup.

No. 5 seed Caroline Wozniacki defeated Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3, 6-3, while Patty Schnyder, the No. 8 seed, was eliminated by Elena Vesnina 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5. No. 10-seeded Shuai Peng advanced with a 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Akgul Amanmuradova.

Click here to link to official Family Circle Cup site

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"These kind of matches are great to pull out"

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Sania Mirza - Singles ranked 100th, but Doubles up to 59th after winning the doubles at MPS C'ships w Chinese Taipei's Chia-Jung Chuang

tennis elbow room is nudging Shuai Peng to go far

tennis elbow room is nudging Shuai Peng to go far in the Family Circle

 

The Family Circle Cup  Tournament is held at the Family Circle Tennis Centre on Daniel Island, Charleston in South Carolina. Here’s  a pic of with the main 10,000 seat stadium.

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