Not a “fan-favorite” day in Zurich Open.
French tennis player Amelie Mauresmo, who I like very much, was upset by unseeded Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko in the second round of the Zurich Open.
World number four Ana Ivanovic also suffered a shock 6-3 6-1 defeat to Tatiana Golovin from France.
Another fan favorite Jelena Jankovic, seeded third in Zurich, was defeated in straight sets 6-4 6-4 by Czech Nicole Vaidisova.
Recent Kremlin Cup champion Elena Dementieva forced to retire with an injured left thigh after trailing Italian Francesca Schiavone. Dementieva’s withdrawal ended any chance the Russian had of qualifying for the season-ending WTA Championship in Madrid, Spain.
On Tuesday Serena Williams retired with a right adductor injury after losing the first nine games to Swiss Patty Schnyder.
Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanovic and Serena Williams have qualified for the WTA tournament on Nov. 6-11. Five other players are still eligible for the remaining three spots.
(Source: Reuters, Zurich Open)