At the ATP Winston-Salem Open, the tournament has been hit by late withdrawals from both the Top seed Tomas Berdych (due to a right shoulder injury) and defending champion John Isner (hip injury). These are however more precautionary withdrawals as both confirmed that they intend to complete in Flushing Medows next week. In the second round there was a shock for second seed Andreas Seppi who lose to little known American qualifier Steve Johnson 76 46 57. Seppi was one of the four top 16 seeds to loose in the second round along with Lukas Rosol (12), Martin Klizan (14) and Pablo Andujar (16). There was better news for forth seed Tommy Robredo who battled his way past Ruffin from France winning 76 46 63. Up next for Robredo is another Frenchman, Gael Monfils. There could be some very entertaining matches in tonight's third round including Melzer v Paire, Monaco v Dolgopolov and Verdasco v Haase.
Over at the New Haven Open at Yale, only nearly half of the quarter final line up has already been decided. The biggest surprised was the disappointing straight loss be second seed Angelique Kerber to Russia's Elena Vesina (62 64). Joining Vesina is fellow Russian Pavlychenkova who beat wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki 75 63 and Klara Zakopalova who beat Cibulkova and Puig on her way to the quarters. Later on today Errani, Kvitova and Wozniacki plays for their place in the last eight.