On a day where top seeds prevailed, Robin Soderling and Marin Cilic are set to square off in the round of sixteen and Maria Sharapova is set to meet fireplug Justine Henin in round three.
Rafa Nadal and Justine Henin, the two best clay court players in their divisions, powered to first round wins as other in-form players strutted their stuff on Tuesday.
On Monday, challenges came from unlikely sources on the men’s side but heat management may have saved Andy Murray and helped Novak Djokovic as the 3 and 4 seeds lived to see another day.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams are the top seeds but Rafa Nadal and Justine Henin are the bookmaker favorites to win this year’s French Open.
Venus Williams was steadfast but Aravane Rezai surprised Jalena Jankovic in the quarterfinals at Madrid Open 2010.
Nadia Petrova defeated Serena Williams at Madrid Open 2010 Tennis Tournament.
3 of the four top and hottest players on the Women’s Tour will join Serena Williams and 13th seeded substitute for Serena Williams, Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Miami Open on Thursday.
After a disappointing performance at Indian Wells, the top three Belgian women look poised to make a move at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Yanina Wickmayer (12), Kim Clijsters (14) and Justine Henin cannot be happy after rusty outings last week.
Princess Caroline Wozniacki’s rightful place at the top of women’s tennis will come. On Sunday, former world number one Jalena Jankovic completed a magical week at Indian Wells by serving notice to the pretty Dane the she would have to wait her turn. And, her turn has not yet arrived.
Dane 19-year old beauty queen Caroline Wozniacki fought through a tough second set to overcome her good friend, 21-year old Pole, Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-3 in a semifinal BNP Paribas Open pairing.