Upsets ruled the day on the womenâ€™s side on Wednesday at the Madrid Open.Â World No. 3 Vera Zvonareva lost 6-1, 6-4 to 16th-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova. Zvonareva missed out on a chance to move up to No. 2 if she had reached the final.
There is a first time for everything â€“ and Lucie Safarova proved it. The Czech beat Serbiaâ€™s Jelena Jankovic for the first time in her career 6-4 4-6 7-5.
Maria Sharapova proved again that clay is not her favorite surface as she was knocked out by WTA â€Hot Shotâ€ Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4.
Singles â€“ Third Round
(16) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (2) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 61 64
Singles â€“ Second Round
(6) Li Na (CHN) d. Iveta Benesova (CZE) 61 64
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (7) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 64 46 75
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK ) d.Â (8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 75 64
Julia Goerges (GER) d. (WC) Dinara Safina (RUS) 64 46 64
Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 62 62