The 2011 Australian Open Women’s singles main draw is made up of 104 direct acceptances, 16 qualifiers and 8 wild cards. The first wild card to be awarded will go to the winner of the Australian women-only knockout tournament. In the round robin groups of four players 10 of the 16 players still have a chance to qualify for the semi finals!
Day 3 of the wild card tournament begins today with all of the 4 of the quarter final matches scheduled to be played today in Melbourne, Australia at Melbourne Park beginning at 10am local time. The Women’s Singles Final is scheduled for this Sunday 19 December. Today the matches of the day are:
- No.1 seed Alicia Molik versus the unseeded Allison Bai who are both undefeated, so this match will decide who wins the Blue Group.
- No.2 seed Sophie Ferguson versus No.8 seed Isabella Holland. Ferguson is undefeated so will win the Green Group if she defeats Holland today. Both Holland and Monika Wejnert can make a 3-way tie if they win their matches today, which means sets won and the percentage of games won and lost equations will come into play to decide the winner of the Green Group. If this happens, the first place in the world that you will find the answer as to who qualifies will be right here ->…
- No.3 seed Jelena Dokic versus No.6 seed Tammi Patterson. Dokic is undefeated so will win the Magenta Group if she defeats Patterson today. Both Patterson and Viktorija Rajicic can make a 3-way tie if they win their matches today, which means sets won and the percentage of games won and lost equations will come into play to decide the winner of the Magenta Group. If this happens, the first place in the world that you will find the answer as to who qualifies will be right here on this tennis site.
- No.4 seed Jessica Moore versus No.5 seed Olivia Rogowska who are both undefeated, so this match will decide who wins the Yellow Group.
Pictured above is 24-year-old right-hander Sophie Ferguson after making contact with the ball with her single-handed backhand at the 2010 US Open. The 1.77m Ferguson is the current World No.122 and her best Australian Open result to date is making in the 2nd round in 2005.
The 2011 Australian Open wild card play-off women’s draw for the final round robin matches is:
- (7) Sophie Letcher versus Jade Hopper on Court 5 at 10am
- Followed on Court 5 by Viktorija Rajicic v. Nina Catovic
- Followed on Court 5 by Monika Wejnert v. Ashling Sumner
- Azra Hadzic v. Belinda Woolcock on Court 5 at not before 1:30pm
- (1) Alicia Molik v. Allison Bai on Court 7 at 10am
- (3) Jelena Dokic v. (6) Tammi Patterson 2nd match on Court 6
- Followed by Court 6 by (4) Jessica Moore v. (5) Olivia Rogowska
- (2) Sophie Ferguson v. (8) Isabella Holland 3rd match on Court 7
Which 4 players qualify for the semi finals and Day 3 results for the final round robin matches will be added as they are completed. No.1 seed Alicia Molik is the first to qualify for the semi finals by winning the Blue Group. No.3 seed Jelena Dokic is the second player to qualify for the semi finals by winning the Magenta Group.
- (7) Letcher defeated Hopper 6-3 6-2
- (1) Molik def. Bai 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
- Rajicic def. Catovic 6-1 2-1 retired
- Wejnert def. Sumner 6-3 3-0 retired
- (3) Dokic def. (6) Patterson 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
- Hadzic def. Woolcock 6-4 6-4
- (2) Ferguson def. (8) Holland 7-5, 6-3
- (5) Rogowska def. (4) Moore 7-5 6-3
For more details about the 2011 Australian Open, the prize money and ranking points awarded for each round and the schedule of play for the entire tournament click here.
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