Big Names Continue To Fall In Melbourne

Jan 21, 2014

The 2014 Australian Open continues into week two and some of the bigger names in the men’s and women’s singles championship continue to fall out of contention in Melbourne, in the women’s championship the first of the main seeded players to be ousted was the 7th seeded Italian Sara Errani who lost in straight sets to Germany’s Julia Goerges on day one, that upset was then followed immediately by another on Margaret Court Arena when the 6th seed Petra Kvitova went down to Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum in three sets, 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki was the next women to be toppled in round three by the rising Spanish youngster Garbine Muguruza, but bigger names in the women’s draw were yet to fall in the round of sixteen.

The fourth round of the women’s championship saw the tournament turned on it’s head when the overwhelming favourite, Serena Williams, was beaten in three sets by Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic, earlier the 9th seeded Angelique Kerber had gone down to Italy’s Flavia Pennetta in a tight three-setter too, there was more fourth round carnage to follow though when the 3rd seed Maria Sharapova fell to Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova in three sets, heading into the women’s quarter-finals only three of the top 10 women’s seeds remain, being defending champion Victoria Azarenka (No.2 seed), Li Na (No.4 seed) and Agnieszka Radwanska (No.5 seed).

In the men’s championship, the 5th seed Juan Martin Del Potro was the first big men’s casualty in week one with the tall Argentine being toppled in five sets by the unheralded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in round two, French 9th seed Richard Gasquet was the next highest men’s seed to fall going down in four sets to the rejuvenated Spaniard Tommy Robredo in round three, the remainder of the top 10 seeded men all made it through safely to the round of 16 but the early loss of Delpo was totally unexpected, the question now is, will some of the big names continue to fall in these Australian Open championships of 2014?

Written by: Tono

(1) Comment

TennisElbow says:
Jan 21, 2014

Yes, Tono – I think Djokovic might be the next ;)

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