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CARLSBAD, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Melanie Oudin, America's tennis sweetheart, will play in the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center, tournament officials announced today. The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event is scheduled for July 31 - Aug.
No. 3-seeded Elena Dementieva was defeated Tuesday at Tokyo's $2 million Pan Pacific Open, which has lost its top six seeds in second-round play. Top seeds Dinara Safina and Venus Williams were among upset victims in Monday's play while Dementieva, No.
Serena Williams began defense of her U.S. Open crown with an easy victory Monday on the first day of the final tennis Grand Slam of the year. Williams, second seed and three-time champion, posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over fellow American Alexa Glatch as she seeks her third Grand Slam title of 2009.
Dinara Safina, ranked No. 1 but still looking for her first Grand Slam title, was given the top seeding for the women's draw of the 2009 U.S.
Dinara Safina and Vera Zvonareva, the top two seeds, took different paths Wednesday into the third round of the Los Angeles Women's Open. Safina, the top seed and coming off a tournament victory at the Slovenia Open, recorded a routine 6-2, 6-4 victory over Daniela Hantuchova.
Top seeds Vera Zvonareva of Russia and Patty Schnyder of Switzerland were upset victims Tuesday at the Istanbul Cup. Ukrainian Mariya Koryttseva defeated Zvonareva, the No. 1 seed, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. Paraguay's Rossana de los Rios beat Schnyder, seeded second, 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-3. In other action, No.
Second-seeded Serena Williams, showing a strong serve, was a straight-set winner Friday in third-round play of the Wimbledon Championships in London. Williams swept by Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-4 in an efficient 67 minutes.
Two-time defending champion Venus Williams was dominant in a first-round win Tuesday at the Wimbledon Championships in London.
Serena and Venus Williams were placed in opposite sides of the women's Wimbledon bracket Friday, meaning they could meet in the tournament finals.
Dinara Safina, drawing heat because she's ranked No. 1 despite not having a major title, was installed as the top women's seed for the Wimbledon Championships. The seedings for the 2009 championships were announced Wednesday for the tournament.
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