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
Madrid Open Results and Order of Play