Brussels Gallery: The Muscles Of Brussels
The WTA stars - including Aga and Ula - have brought their shotmaking and focus to Brussels.
Published May 23, 2012 12:00
Argentine No.1 Paula Ormaechea made it through two rounds of qualifying but fell in the third.
No.4 seed Dominika Cibulkova won a 59-minute first set then rolled past Christina McHale, 76(1) 61.
No.10 seed Nadia Petrova was at her serving best against Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round.
Kateryna Bondarenko was the first Ukrainian to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2009 US Open.
But Nadia Petrova held nine of 10 service games and returned strongly to prevail in two, 64 64.
Agnieszka Radwanska watched on as Urszula Radwanska made it through qualies and into the main draw.
No.6 seed Jelena Jankovic held match points but ended up falling to Simona Halep, 62 36 76(3).
No.7 seed and returning finalist Peng Shuai also fell first round, to Sofia Arvidsson, 75 63.
Sofia Arvidsson was down 4-1 in the first set and 3-1 in the second set but pulled out the win.
Yanina Wickmayer surged from 63 43 down to beat former World No.5 Anna Chakvetadze, 36 64 61.