2003 Stanford WTA Singles Results     Kim Clijsters, Champion

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Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, CA Tier II

$635,000 - 28 players - outdoor: hard
draw, .pdf
schedule & results

s2 # 2 Kim Clijsters
s3 # 7 Jennifer Capriati
s4 # 9 Daniela Hantuchova
s5 #12 Jelena Dokic
Stanford:
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#2 Kim Clijsters
5' 8", 150 lbs, RH, 2H-BH
Stanford:
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#7 Jennifer Capriati
5' 8", 134 lbs, RH, 2H-BH

    Fila d Fila: On Sunday in the Final of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, 2nd (top) seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium defeated 3rd seed (actually 2nd, since s1 Serena Williams withdrew before the tourney began) # 7 Jennifer Capriati of the US 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. (Kim is shown figuring she can easily drink that much root beer, and maybe just a wee bit more. Jennifer is shown hoping people look at those other photos of her, when she is much happier and looks great.)

    Jennifer still leads the career series 3-2, and all of their matches have gone 3 sets. But Kim has now won 5 titles this year, while Jennifer has not won a title since the Australian Open in early 2002. Jennifer has said she doesn't let this bother her (but she probably is starting to get tired of hearing the reporters ask her about it).

    After Saturday's SFs, Jennifer said: "I didn't play my best tennis but good enough to win. Hopefully for tomorrow I got out my mistakes. If I play like I did today, Kim's just too good of a player and she would take advantage of that... We had a very epic battle once before. We always kind of bring the best out of each other."

    Kim is now 15-11 in career WTA singles finals; Jennifer is now 13-16.

    The Ideal Prokom Open in Sopot, Poland, originally scheduled for this week, has been moved to next week.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Stanford

s=seed, #=rank, *=upset, LL=lucky loser
ranks are for the previous week
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From Stanford's WTA Photo Gallery:
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Amy Frazier & Cara Black
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Jelena Dokic
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Kim Clijsters

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"Wilson" & Julia Vakulenko
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Daniela Hantuchova
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Amber Liu

Stanford, 1st Round, Mon-Weds:
#18 s6 Meghann Shaughnessy USA d #118 wc Jelena Jankovic YUG 6-3, 6-1
#22 s7 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #47 Tina Pisnik SVN 6-1, 6-2
*#132 q Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN d #25 s8 Nadia Petrova RUS 6-1, 7-6(4)
#26 Lisa Raymond USA d #48 Yoon Jeong Cho KOR 7-5, 5-7, 6-1
#28 Alexandra Stevenson USA d #204 q Teryn Ashley USA 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1
#32 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #74 Jill Craybas USA 6-3, 6-1
*#56 Marion Bartoli FRA d #33 Laura Granville USA 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
#37 Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian SUI d #100 LL Julia Vakulenko UKR 6-1, 6-2
*#46 Amy Frazier USA d #49 Cara Black ZIM 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
*#308 q Angela Haynes USA d #58 Rita Grande ITA 6-3, 6-4
*LL #109 Alina Jidkova RUS d #82 Sarah Taylor USA 6-1, 6-4
*#354 wc Amber Liu USA d #162 q Tara Snyder USA 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Stanford, 2nd Round, Weds-Thurs:
#2 s2 Kim Clijsters BEL d #354 wc Amber Liu USA 6-1, 6-1

    Kim said: "It was hard for me, I've never seen her play. She hardly misses from the backhand and she is not scared going for her shots. She wouldn't give anything away free for me."

    Stanford's 2003 NCAA Women's Division I Singles Champion, Amber said: "She pretty much overpowered me. It was definitely nerve-racking, but after a couple of games, I managed to stay with her a little bit. To play somebody in the top 10, I know what I need to improve on... I wasn't hitting my groundstrokes deep enough and she just played at a different level than the girls in college."

#7 s3 Jennifer Capriati USA d #56 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
*#46 Amy Frazier USA d #9 s4 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-2, 6-4

    Facing questions about her trouble keeping her weight up, 5' 11" and listed at 123 lbs Daniela said: "Once on court and it's up to me 100%, I think I have proved that I'm physically fine with all the long matches that I've played. It's just that last year when I was playing so well I was new and was the hunter. Now I'm the hunted one."

#12 s5 Jelena Dokic YUG d #28 Alexandra Stevenson USA 6-3, 6-2
*#37 Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian SUI d #18 s6 Meghann Shaughnessy USA 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4
*#32 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #22 s7 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 6-3, 6-2
#26 Lisa Raymond USA d #308 q Angela Haynes USA 6-4, 6-2
*#132 q Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN d LL #109 Alina Jidkova RUS 6-1, 6-3

Stanford, QFs, Friday:
#2 s2 Kim Clijsters BEL d #37 Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian SUI 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

    Kim said: "In the first set she was going for it and serving really well and I had a hard time breaking her. It was a matter of making her move one or two meters in either direction and that's when she struggles. If you hit it into her range and don't make her move, she's dangerous."

#7 s3 Jennifer Capriati USA d #26 Lisa Raymond USA 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-4

    Lisa won the 2nd set tiebreak on a ball she didn't go after which was called good. This led to Jennifer receiving a warning for saying something naughty.

    Jennifer said: "I got out what I wanted to say and I felt good after that... I really like the battle but it's nice to have some easy matches, too. I've had some tough matches. It seems like everyone really gets up to play me and I bring out the best in them."

    Lisa said: "I had an unbelievable match. It was great tennis out there. If I believed a little bit more, I would've been in there."

*#132 q Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN d #12 s5 Jelena Dokic YUG 6-4, 6-3

    Maria said: "It's the best week of my career. I've been playing great. I had to stay in there with her and make sure I wasn't thinking about winning, just playing the right way."

#32 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #46 Amy Frazier USA 7-6(5), 6-3

Stanford, SFs, Saturday 1:30pm ESPN2 TV:
#2 s2 Kim Clijsters BEL v #32 Francesca Schiavone ITA 7:30pm
#7 s3 Jennifer Capriati USA d #132 q Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN 6-4, 6-4

    Jennifer said: "I didn't play my best tennis but good enough to win. Hopefully for tomorrow I got out my mistakes. If I play like I did today, Kim's just too good of a player and she would take advantage of that... We had a very epic battle once before. We always kind of bring the best out of each other."

Stanford, Final, Sunday 1:30pm ESPN2 TV:
#2 s2 Kim Clijsters BEL d #7 s3 Jennifer Capriati USA 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Stanford, Doubles Final, Sunday:
s1 Lisa Raymond & Cara Black d Yoon Jeong Cho & Francesca Schiavone 7-6(5), 6-1


Stanford, Qualifying Finals, Monday:
*#308 Angela Haynes USA d #100 Julia Vakulenko UKR 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
*#204 Teryn Ashley USA d #109 Alina Jidkova RUS 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
#132 Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN d #541 Amanda Augustus USA 6-4, 6-2
#162 Tara Snyder USA d #304 Abigail Spears USA 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Stanford, Withdrawals:
#1 s1 Serena Williams left knee pain
#5 Lindsay Davenport foot
#63 Anca Barna GER illness
#77 Anna Kournikova chronic lumbar injury

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