In the second round, Sharapova is due to play the Bulgarian teenager Sesil Karatantcheva who defeated former Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in the second round of the French Open and took her unseeded challenge all the way to the quarter finals before being stopped by Elena Likhovtseva of Russia.
Her first round match is against the Russian Alina Jidkova and the draw dictates that Kim Clijsters of Belgium who missed the Championships last year after injuring her wrist, will be facing her in the last 16.
Andre Agassi regrets will have to withdraw from the Gentlemen's Singles due to injury. Mr Agassi says in a fax that it is a regrettable decision and he will miss playing in the most prestigious tournament in the world.
Britton salvaged fifth in front of hard-trying Japanese ace Jun Maeda. Jason Griffiths was the leading local in seventh spot, followed by Yorkshireman Ian Hutchinson and two more locals Nigel Beattie and Chris Palmer.
前田選手の名前が検索でひっかかったのは「Isle of man Today」のみ。
1位 John McGuinness (1000 Yamaha R1) 1 49 15.16
2位 Ian Lougher (1000 Handa CBR RR) 1 49 49.84
3位 Guy Martin (1000 Suzuki) 1 50 08.19
4位, Matin Finnegan (1000 Honda CBR) 1 50 09.50
5位, Richard Britton (998 Honda) 1 50 21.24
6位, 前田淳 (1000 Honda CBR RR) 1 51 07 10 結果一覧.pdf. on IOMTT.com
The rider who died was newcomer Gus (Ian) Scott from Kendal in Cumbria, a motor cycle journalist and road tester who had been entered in every solo event this week Mr. Scott (40) was a single man with a ten year old daughter.
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Day 9 - Elena Likhovtseva Interview
on Roland Garros - French Open Official Site Tuesday, May 31, 2005
ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA: I cannot tell for her, but I was definitely. This was my first singles match on that court. Especially first set I didn't feel ‑‑ I wasn't there, I was not on the court. But then I lost to her in Australia in Gold Coast, and I know that she played the same tactics.