The 2011 Australian Open women’s main draw singles round of 16 matches have been completed. The 1st round began with 128 players in action, 32 of them were seeded players, 12 were Qualifiers (Q) and 8 were Wild Cards (WC). The top half of the draw will play their quarter final matches first i.e. No.1 seed Caroline WOZNIACKI’s section of the draw on Tuesday 25 January.
On Wednesday 26 January the bottom half of the draw’s two quarter final matches will be played i.e. No.2 seed Vera Zvonareva’s section of the draw. Pictured above is Kim Clijsters just after making contact with the ball for this forehand drive at the 2011 Sydney International. Both Clijsters and Li Na who defeated the Belgian to win the Sydney title have carried their form through the Australian Open. Both ladies have not lost a set and dropped only 22 games (Clijsters) and 19 games (Li) thus far.
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The quarter final head-to-head records are:
- Wozniacki and Schiavone are tied at 2 wins each, with Wozniacki winning the past 2.
- Li and Petkovic have not played each other before.
- Zvonareva and KVITOVA are tied at one win each, with Kvitova winning the last match.
- CLIJSTERS leads RADWANSKA 1-0.
The surnames that are bolded in the list below are the players who are playing in the round. Any player whose name is italicised, has her first name removed and has her surname in lower case letters is a seeded player who was expected to win through to the quarter finals. The number in brackets that is added to a players’ name denotes they are a seeded player and what their seeding is.
The 2011 Australian Open women’s singles draw for the quarter finals is:
- Caroline WOZNIACKI (1) v (6) Francesca SCHIAVONE
- (4) V.Williams Andrea PETKOVIC (30) v (9) LI Na Azarenka (8)
The bottom half of the draw is:
- (7) Jankovic Agnieszka RADWANSKA (12) v (3) KIm CLIJSTERS
- (5) Stosur Petra KVITOVA (25) v (2) Vera ZVONAREVA
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