Dinara Safina wasted three match points and lost. Maria Sharapova was the latest victim of the US sensation player Melanie Oudin. In the men’s tennis tournament, Davydenko represents Russian tennis while he has three compatriots in the women’s.
Nikolai Davydenko, Nadezhda Petrova, Vera Zvonaryova and Svetlana Kuznetsova continue to the quarter-finals of the US Open after two big names exited: the world number one Dinara Safina managed to waste three match points, losing with the Czech Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-2, 6-7 (5). She was winning 6-5 in the third set. Sharapova lost with Oudin.
Nikolai Davydenko eliminated the Swiss Marco Chiudinelli; Svetlana Kuznetsova won against the Israeli Shahar Peer, Nadezhda Petrova beat the Chinese Tze Zheng and Vera Zvonaryova won against her Russian compatroit Elena Vesnina.
Alexey Navalny returned to Russia on January 17. He was detained upon arrival at the Sheremetyevo Airport. A court arrested Navalny for 30 days