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WTA Estoril - Stephens leads American exodus

WTA Estoril - Stephens leads American exodus

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by Prakash

American women did not have a good day at the office - going 0 for 3 in second round matches in WTA clacy court events in Estoril and Barcelona. 18 year old American Sloane Stpehens was beaten 4-6, 4-6 in the second round of the Estoril Open by Romania's Monica Niculescu.

Meanwhile, in Barcelona, Varvara Lepchenko was beaten by in-form Italian Alberta Brianti 60 57 62 - Brianti won her first title in Morocco at the age of 31 on Sunday. Also in Barcelona, 36 year old American Jill Craybass also lost - to Laura Pous-Tio 6-1, 6-1.


ESTORIL OPEN
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Singles - Second Round
(1) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 57 63 62
(2) Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) d. Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 62 64
(3) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d.

(Q) Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) 26 64 61
Kristina Barrois (GER) d. (6) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 64 63
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. (8) Greta Arn (HUN) 62 10 ret. (left thigh muscle strain)
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d.

Romina Oprandi (ITA) 64 76(3)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 64 64
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. (Q) Sloane Stephens (USA) 64 64
BARCELONA LADIES OPEN
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Singles - Second Round
(Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d.

(2) Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 75 63
(5) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (LL) Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 64 61
(6) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 61 64
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Gisela Dulko (ARG) 64 63
Alberta Brianti (ITA) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 60 57 62
Polona Hercog (SLO) d.

Mirjana Lucic (CRO) 61 62
Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) d. Jill Craybas (USA) 61 61
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