Seven Russians have reached the quarterfinals of St. Petersburg, in his country, a figure that was not achieved in the WTA circuit since seven Americans dominated in Oakland’93.
The Romanian Jaqueline christian is the only non-Russian tennis player who is still in competition: this Friday she will seek a place in the semifinals against Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Ekaterina Alexandrova-Margarita Gasparyan, Vera Zvonareva-Anastasia Gasanova Y Daria Kasatkina-Veronika Kudermetova they will be the other three all-Russian quarterfinals.
All of them have broken the record of six Russian players in the quarterfinals of a WTA tournament, in Moscow’2005: Kuznetsova was also part of that performance along with Maria Sharapova, Anastasia Myskina, Elena Likhovtseva (quarterfinals) and semifinalists Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva .
No country had seven quarter-finalists in the same tournament since U.S She did it 28 years ago in Oakland’93: quarter-finalists Caroline Kuhlman, Ann Grossman and Mary Joe Fernandez, semi-finalists Lindsay Davenport and Lori McNeil, finalist Zina Garrison and champion Martina Navratilova.