Victoria Azarenka, the number 1 seed in the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, was upset yesterday in the second round by qualifier Marina Erakovic. Erakovic defeated Azarenka 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Sabine Lisicki hit thirteen aces last night in Stanford, and defeated her doubles partner, Sam Stosur, 6-3, 7-5. Also winning were Ayumi Morita and Serena Williams, who needed three sets to prevail over Maria Kirilenko. The night before, 2nd seed Maria Sharapova won a tough three-set contest against Daniela Hantuchova, and 3rd seed Marion Bartoli defeated Rebecca Marino.
Meanwhile, in College Park, top seed Shahar Peer defeated Alla Kudryavtseva 6-1, 6-4. Peer's next opponent will be 8th seed Alberta Brianti.