Wacky Wednesday @FamilyCircleCup; Thursday’s Order of Play #FCC2015
Kristi Tredway for Tennis Atlantic
After play on Wednesday, only half of the seeds remain at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina, heading into the third round.
Ekaterina Makarova, the #2 seed, began today’s play with a win over Shuai Zhang, 5-7 6-3 6-2; however, a gastrointestinal illness forced her to withdraw providing a walkover for Irina-Camella Begu, the #13 seed, who beat Yaroslava Shvedova today 6-0 6-7(4) 6-4. Begu is the first player into the quarterfinals with the walkover.
In a shock, Lara Arruabarrena beat fan-favorite Sam Stosur today, 6-3 3-6 6-4. Arruaberrena will play Angelique Kerber, the #5 seed, who won yesterday. The winner of this match will play Begu in the quarterfinals.
American Madison Brengle had an excellent win today over Donna Vekic 6-1 6-3. Vekic had knocked out Heather Watson, the #16 seed, in the first round. Brengle next faces Andrea Petkovic, the defending champion and #3 seed, in the third round.
A surprise in the third round is Danka Kovinic. She beat Belinda Bencic, the #12 seed, 4-6 6-3 6-2, and will face her idol and Jelena Jankovic, the #6 seed.
As expected, Caroline Garcia, the #8 seed, is into the third round and will face the surprise qualifier, Lucie Hradecka.
Sara Sorribes Tormo, also a qualifier, has made it to the third round and will face Sara Errani, the #4 seed who beat Jana Cepelova, last year’s finalist, today 6-3 7-6(5).
The one seed to have a seemingly easy time getting to the third round is Madison Keys, the #7 seed. She beat Kateryna Bondarenko, a qualifier, today 6-2 6-1. Keys next faces Andreea Mitu.
Mona Barthel, the #15 seed, beat fan-favorite Sloane Stephens today 6-3 7-6(2). She next faces Lauren Davis who knocked out the #1 seed Eugenie Bouchard today 6-3 6-1.
RESULTS – APRIL 08, 2015
Singles – Second Round
L. Davis (USA) d  [WC] E. Bouchard (CAN) 63 61
 E. Makarova (RUS) d S. Zhang (CHN) 57 63 62
 S. Errani (ITA) d J. Cepelova (SVK) 63 76(5)
 M. Keys (USA) d [Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) 62 61
L. Arruabarrena (ESP) d  S. Stosur (AUS) 63 36 64
[Q] D. Kovinic (MNE) d  B. Bencic (SUI) 46 63 62
 I. Begu (ROU) d Y. Shvedova (KAZ) 60 67(4) 64
 M. Barthel (GER) d S. Stephens (USA) 63 76(2)
A. Mitu (ROU) d A. Tomljanovic (CRO) 62 62
[Q] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP) d S. Rogers (USA) 75 61
M. Brengle (USA) d D. Vekic (CRO) 61 63
Doubles – First Round
 M. Hingis (SUI) / S. Mirza (IND) d A. Rodionova (AUS) / A. Rodionova (AUS) 67(7) 63 10-5
M. Erakovic (NZL) / A. Petkovic (GER) d [WC] A. Riske (USA) / S. Rogers (USA) 64 62
ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2015
FAMILY CIRCLE STADIUM start 11:00 am
[Q] L. Hradecka (CZE) vs  C. Garcia (FRA)
Not Before 1:00 pm
M. Brengle (USA) vs  A. Petkovic (GER)
A. Mitu (ROU) vs  M. Keys (USA)
M. Erakovic (NZL) / A. Petkovic (GER) vs  T. Babos (HUN) / A. Groenefeld (GER)
Not Before 7:00 pm
 J. Jankovic (SRB) vs [Q] D. Kovinic (MNE)
B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / A. Tomljanovic (CRO) vs A. Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
ALTHEA GIBSON CLUB COURT start 11:00 am
 A. Kerber (GER) vs L. Arruabarrena (ESP)
Not Before 12:30 pm
L. Davis (USA) vs  M. Barthel (GER)
 S. Errani (ITA) vs [Q] S. Sorribes Tormo (ESP)