17 Russian Players Are Through the First Round of Australian Open

russian flag21 players from Russia have entered the Australian Open for men’s and women’s singles matches. 17 of them have advanced to the second round.

The first round results of the Russian players:

Women’s Singles Winners:

(5) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Jelena Kostanic Tosic (CRO) 6-4 6-3

(11) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. Tzipora Obziler (ISR) 6-2 6-2

Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (32) Julia Vakulenko (UKR) 6-4 1-6 6-4

Yaroslava Shvedova (RUS) d. Tatjana Malek (GER) 6-2 6-2

Olga Poutchkova (RUS) d. (WC) Monique Adamczak (AUS) 6-4 6-0

2) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 63 61

(6) Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) d. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 00 ret. (right knee injury)

(14) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Nicole Pratt (AUS) 61 63

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (20) Agnes Szavay (HUN) 36 64 75

(27) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Meilen Tu (USA) 64 46 63

(Q) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 75 46 97

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Women’s Singles Losers

Ai Sugiyama (JPN) d. (23) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6-3 1-1 ret.

(Q) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. (16) Dinara Safina (RUS) 76(4) 46 62

(21) Alona Bondarenko (UKR) d. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 64 76(4)

(Q) Yuan Meng (CHN) d. (Q) Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) 4-6 6-4 6-2

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Men’s Singles (only) Winners

(32) Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) d. Xavier Malisse (BEL) 67 57 62 61 63

Marat Safin (RUS) d. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 60 64 76(2)

(31) Igor Andreev (RUS) d. Andrei Pavel (ROU) 57 62 76(4) 63

(14) Mikaeil Youzhny (RUS) d. Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) 60 62 76(3)

(4) Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) d. Michael Llondra (FRA) 75 75 63

Evgeny Korolev (RUS) d. Marcel Granollers-Pujol (ESP) 75 62 60

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