By: David Alter

 

With the top 8 seeds getting a rest, the other seeded players struggled mightily on Day 1 at the Rogers Cup at York University…

The only seeded player to move on was Australia’s Samantha Stosur who beat Ayumi Morita of Japan 4-6, 6-2 and 6-3.

After that match, the contenders began to fall.

Ninth-seeded Marion Bartoli fell to Galina Voskoboeva of Khazkhastan 6-3, 6-3.

Simona Halep then beat 12th-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Maria Jose MaRtinez Sanchez was a three-set winner over Anatasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.  15th-seeded Jelena Jankovic, playing in her first tournament since Wimbledon fell completely flat, losing to un-seed Julia Goerges 6-1-3.

Canada’s Rebecca Marino had the best chance to go a few rounds at this tournament, but a closely contested match with Ekaterina Makarova ended with a loss in straight sets.

TOP 8

Some of the higher seeds get ready for action on Day 2.  Check out the video to hear from (IN ORDER) 4. Victoria Azarenka, 6. Li Na, 3. Vera Zvonereva, 2. Kim Clijsters, 8. Francesca Schiavone, 7. Petra Kvitova, 5. Maria Sharapova, 1.  Caroline Wozniacki

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