Shvedova Advances to Main Draw at Bronx Open

In the final round of qualifying, former Wimbledon and US Open Doubles Champion Yaroslava Shvedova rallied from losing the first set 4-6 before finding her form and taking the final two sets 6-3, 6-1 against American Allie Will. Awaiting Shvedova on Wednesday is American Amanda McDowell, who recently finished her career at Georgia Tech.

Ahsha Rolle stopped fellow American Zoe Gwen Scandalis 6-4, 7-5 to qualify for the main draw. Rolle, who reached the final of the 2007 EmblemHealth Bronx Open, will play 2009 Wimbledon Junior Singles Champion and sixth-ranked Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand tomorrow in the first round of the main draw.

Russian Elena Bovina claimed the third wildcard spot in the main draw, winning 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 against American Jacqueline Cako. Bovina will play veteran Anne Kremer [5] of Luxembourg on Wednesday. Tamaryn Hendler, Belarus, earned the fourth and final wildcard after defeating Alexandra Mueller, United States, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

All main draw first round singles and doubles matches were rained out.
Tuesday, August 9 – RESULTS
Singles – Final Round – Qualifying
Ahsha ROLLE [5], United States, def. Zoe Gwen SCANDALIS, United States, 6-4, 7-5,
Elena BOVINA [7], Russia, def. Jacqueline CAKO, United States, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4,
Tamaryn HENDLER, Belarus, def. Alexandra MUELLER, United States, 6-4, 7-6, (4),
Yaroslava SHVEDOVA[1], Kazakhstan, def. Allie WILL, United States, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.