05.31.06

Even More French Open News

Posted in Tennis at 1:31 pm by Nicole

Singles Watch: With four Chinese women in the second round of this year’s French Open women’s singles competition, it’s already China’s Best Grand Slam, according to News24.com (South Africa).

Doubles News: Li Na and Peng Shuai have won their first-round doubles match at the French Open over the American team of Jamea Jackson and Mashona Washington (6-2, 7-5). Their countrywomen Zheng Jie and Yan Zi won the Australian Open in January, China’s first-ever Grand Slam title. Zheng and Yan (fourth seeded in Paris) are scheduled to play their first-round match against Carly Gullickson (USA) and Bryanne Stewart (AUS). To make things even better, the defending Olympic gold medalists Sun Tiantian and Li Ting are in the mix, having won their first-round match in three sets against Maureen Drake and Nicole Vaidisova. Sun and Li are in the same half of the draw as Zheng and Yan, and are slated to meet in the quarterfinals (the third of six rounds in the doubles event).
Can China make it two doubles Grand Slams in a row? The China watch continues…

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