2004 Hasselt, Guangzhou & Seoul WTA Women's Singles Results-- Dementieva, Sharapova & Na Li, Champions

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Gaz de France Stars, Hasselt, BEL Tier III
$170,000 - 30 players - indoor: hard
Live Scores, results & order of play
draws & schedule .pdf - photo gallery
Hasselt area map
s1 # 6 Elena Dementieva, s2 # 7 Kim Clijsters
s3 # 17 Elena Bovina, s4 # 18 Karolina Sprem

Int'l Women's Open, Guangzhou, CHN Tier III
$170,000 - 30 players - outdoor: hard
draws & schedule, .pdf
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s1 # 34 Gisela Dulko, s2 # 36 Jelena Jankovic
s3 # 40 Flavia Pennetta, s4 # 42 Maria Vento-Kabchi

Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, KOR Tier IV
$140,000 - 32 players - outdoor: hard
draws & schedule, .pdf
Yahoo! Seoul news photos
s1 # 9 Maria Sharapova, s2 # 45 Shinobu Asagoe
s3 # 50 Marlene Weingartner, s4 # 63 Mashona Washington
Tourney pages: Hasselt: 2005 - Guangzhou & Seoul: 2005
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Hasselt:
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#6 Elena Dementieva
5'11", 141 lbs, RH, 2H-BH
Seoul:
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#9 Maria Sharapova
6'0", 130 lbs, RH, 2H-BH

    On Sunday in Hasselt, Belgium, in the final of the 1st ever Gaz de France Stars, top-seeded # 6 Elena Dementieva defeated her compatriot, 3rd-seeded # 17 Elena Bovina, 0-6, 6-0, 6-4. The two Elenas had been training against each other all week, and Elena Bovina had said they were playing fairly evenly, which makes the lopsided scores in the first two sets seem unreal.
    Elena Bovina took a 4-1 lead in the 3rd set, but Elena Dementieva won the last 5 games. Elena Dementieva said: "It was a nice final, more than average. Elena [Bovina] has become a lot better this year and is already knocking on the door of the top ten... It is always special to able to win. Whether you do so for the first or fourth time, it doesn't matter. You cannot describe the feelings you have for more than a week. This is what you work for every day." story

    Elena Bovina said: "I played very well in the first set, continuing where I left off last night, but I took my foot off the gas at the start of the second. That was a little bit of a mistake becuase Elena's such a great fighter that once you let her into the match it's very difficult.  In the third set, from 4-1 she mixed it up a little better, hit the ball deeper and I started feeling a little tired from hitting the ball hard in the longer rallies earlier... Still I'm happy with my week and am looking forward to continuing to play at this level and getting better." story

    Elena Dementieva is shown receiving the trophy from Belgian Kim Clijsters, with Elena Bovina looking on in the background. Kim reinjured her left wrist in her semifinal against Bovina on Saturday, and was forced to retire from the match and withdraw from this week's Porsche Grand Prix of Tennis in Filderstadt, Germany.
    On Saturday night, Kim's coach Mark Dehous said: "As things stand, I do not see her playing anymore this year... She'll go to the doctors again on Monday to check what happened exactly. But as she feels pain at the same place again, we are not very optimistic.
    "Kim felt immediate and acute pain in her wrist after returning one of Bovina's serves a little bit too late. She stopped at 2-2 in the second set because she was suffering too much from the wrist."
    Kim had not tried to return to play too early, Dehous added: "The doctors gave her the green light to compete in the tournament and she played her first two games without pain at all. She followed what the doctors and surgeons ordered her to do. Her comeback was carefully planned... in the days before the tournament she went at it at 100 percent with her male sparring partners and her wrist was okay." story
    On Sunday, the Hasselt tourney website reported that the injury to Kim's left wrist is a new injury, although close to the previous one. Kim will be out for the rest of 2004, but should be ready for the 2005 season.

    About Kim's injury, Elena Bovina said: "I wasn't very satisfied with the end of the match. I prefer winning in a normal way. I really feel sorry for Kim. I know what it feels like to be hindered by an injury for so long and I hope she will be back soon.
    "At first, I didn't exactly notice that something was wrong. When she asked for the medical time-out, I thought of possible strained hamstrings. It soon was clear it was the wrist again. Still, I was surprised she stopped the match at 2-2 in the second set."

    Meanwhile in Seoul, in the final of the 1st ever WTA Korea Open, 17-year-old Wimbledon champ # 9 Maria Sharapova of Nyagan, Siberia, Russia, (& Florida & California) demolished 18-year-old # 105  Marta Domachowska of Poland 6-1, 6-1 (photo shown).
    Maria said: "I think I played well this week. Hopefully I'll take that on to next week, play better and win there. As I get older, I'll have to learn to make the adjustments to different tournaments, different conditions. To compete with the Top 10 players, there are a lot of things I have to improve on."

Hasselt
    Hundreds of years ago, when Russia was becoming a nation, the local head honchos imported Vikings to run things, because they were good at it. Really. This is one reason why there are now tall, strong, Scandanavian-looking Russian women traveling around the world winning WTA matches.

    22-year-old 5' 11" Elena Dementieva was born in Moscow, Russia on October 15, 1981, and still "resides" there during her few weeks a year off of the WTA Tour. Elena won all 3 of her previous WTA singles titles last year (Amelia Island, Bali, and Shanghai); this year she reached the final in both the French and US Opens. Elena's garb and her bat are both labeled "Yonex" (her racquet was the "MP Tour-1" model, but the WTA reports she now uses a "RDX 500"). Elena's mother Vera travels with her on the tour, and so does former Russian great Olga Morozova, her current coach. Elena has said that the player she has most admired is Martina Hingis, because of her intelligent play, "like playing chess on court". Dementieva record
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    21-year-old 6' 2½" Elena Bovina was born in Moscow on March 10, 1983, and still resides there, but spent some time in Morocco in her youth, and was trained in Florida at the Bollettieri Academy from 1997 to 1999.
    Although she appears to be wearing Nike shoes, Elena does not seem to have endorsement contracts for her clothing or racket (a Head model, but without the logo on the strings), which is odd considering her caliber of play and her good looks. Elena is 3-1 in WTA singles finals; she won this year's Pilot Pen Open in New Haven in August; in the semis there she whupped Elena Dementieva 6-1, 6-1 (Dementieva won their only other match this year, last January in Sydney, by almost as wide a margin). Her other 2 titles were in 2002, in Warsaw & Quebec City (she also has 4 ITF titles). Elena's net skills have won her 5 WTA doubles titles; she won this year's Australian Open mixed doubles title, with partner Nemad Zimonjic. Elena was coached by Joe Giuliano, but is reportedly is now coached by Pep Placin (if the New Haven Register has the spelling right). Bovina record
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    Former WTA # 1, Kim Clijsters was making her return from a lengthy left wrist injury this week before hurting the wrist again in the semis. The primary source of news about Kim's recovery has been her official website diary. On Saturday, Sept 25th, Kim said: "In the past few days, I have been practising 2 to 3 hours a day. Actually, I am pretty tired. I don't manage to control the backhand completely because it is a bit stiff still. The wrist itself is even less flexible, even after an extended warm-up. I keep on doing the special exercises for my wrist. My service and forehand are ok..."
    The main draw for Hasselt has 8 seeds, with 2 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Monday.
    Hasselt time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) + 2 hours (=US Eastern Daylight Time +6 hours , PDT +9). Early round play begins at noon local time. Hasselt has live scoring by games.

    Sadly, neither Seoul nor Guangzhou appears to have a website. This is inexcusable.

Guangzhou
    In the Guangzhou final on Sunday, qualifier # 193 Na Li of China won her 1st WTA singles title by defeating # 87 Martina Sucha of Slovakia 6-3, 6-4. Na is the first Chinese woman to ever win a WTA singles title.
    Na said: "I was nervous out there at the beginning and eager to win for the crowd. I didn't start too well because of this, but when I settled down, I felt much better. Beating a good player like [Jelena] Jankovic earlier this week gave me a lot of confidence for today."
    22-year-old Na Li is very big news. She entered the tourney with a 29-2 record for 2004; all but 2 of her matches had been in ITF circuit tourneys, of which she won 4 of the 5 she entered, reaching the semis of the only tourney she didn't win. Na's other loss came last week in the 2nd round at Beijing, where US Open champ Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated her 6-3, 6-7(6), 7-6(3). After that match, Svetlana said: "I was lucky to win. I needed to pick it up at the end to win. It was one of my toughest matches this year. It felt like I was playing a top 5 player."
    23-year-old Martina Sucha has won 1 WTA title (Hobart, 2002) in 3 previous finals. She reached a rank of # 37 in 2002.

    Guangzhou, formerly known as Canton, is the capital of the Guangdong province. It is located inland a ways from Hong Kong.
    The Women's Open is being held at the Fang Cun Tennis Center, and the phone number there is reportedly 8160 0427. If you speak Chinese, you might call them and ask why they don't have a tourney website.
    The time in Guangzhou is UCT (GMT, Zulu, Greenwich...) plus 8 hours. That is Eastern Daylight Time in the US + 12 hours, =PDT +15 hours. Early round play begins at 2pm local time.

Seoul
    Maria Sharapova has now won 5 WTA singles titles in 5 finals, including this year's Wimbledon (the other 3 were Birmingham this year, and last year in Tokyo, at the AIG Japan Open, and Quebec City). Maria wears Nike and swings Prince bat. Born in Nyagan, in the Siberian region of Russia, she started at the Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Florida at age 7, and still has a residence near there. Maria spends time in California also, where she is coached by Robert Lansdorp.
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    Marta Domachowska made a breakthrough as a wild card at Sopot, Poland earlier this year, where she reached the semifinals, defeating then # 78 Martina Sucha, # 18 Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi [7-6(4), 6-1], and # 69 Marta Marrero to get there. This was Marta's 1st WTA singles final.

    The time in Seoul is UCT (GMT, Zulu, Greenwich...) plus 9 hours. That is Eastern Daylight Time in the US + 13 hours, =PDT +16 hours. Early round play begins at 10am local time.

    Just a coincidence: As # 7 Kim Clijsters returned to play this week after recovering from her left wrist injury (and then, sadly, reinjured the wrist), 2 other players withdrew from tourneys due to wrist injuries. In Seoul, # 81 Henrieta Nagyova of Slovakia suffered a right wrist stress fracture, and in Guangzhou, # 40 Flavia Pennetta of Italy retired from her 2nd round match after spraining her left wrist.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Hasselt, Guangzhou & Seoul

s=seed, #=rank, *=upset, LL=lucky loser
ranks are for the previous week
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Retired former WTA # 1 Martina Hingis with former # 1 Kim Clijsters, making her return from a left wrist injury this week.
Martina and Kim appeared to be competing in a squinting contest while they dedicated the new arena in Hasselt on Sun, Sept 26th.

Hasselt, 1st Round, Mon-Wed
loser's prize: $1,300 US; points: 1
#17 s3 Elena Bovina RUS d #468 wc Caroline Maes BEL 6-1, 6-1 Mon
#18 s4 Karolina Sprem CRO d #48 A Medina Garrigues ESP 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wed
#19 s5 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #84 Mara Santangelo ITA 6-2, 6-0 Tue
#20 s6 Silvia Farina Elia ITA d #82 Tatiana Perebiynis UKR 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 Tue
#22 s7 wc Magdalena Maleeva BUL d #75 q Lindsay Lee-Waters USA 6-3, 6-3 Tue
*#61 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #35 s9 Jelena Kostanic CRO 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-4 Mon
#37 Iveta Benesova CZE d #206 q Angelika Bachmann GER 6-4, 6-3Tue
#46 Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #135 LL Capucine Rousseau FRA 6-2, 6-0 Tue
*#151 LL Michaela Pastikova CZE d #52 Tathiana Garbin ITA 7-6, 6-4 Tue
*#55 Denisa Chladkova CZE d #53 Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP 6-1, 6-4 Mon
#56 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP d #59 Claudine Schaul LUX 6-3, 6-0 Tue
*#89 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #57 Marta Marrero ESP 6-0, 6-7(4), 6-0 Wed
#96 wc Els Callens BEL d #132 q Eva Birnerova CZE 7-6(5), 6-4 Tue
*#234 q Vanessa Henke GER d #146 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 Tue

Hasselt, 2nd Round, Weds-Thurs
loser's prize: $2,200 US; points: 16
#6 s1 Elena Dementieva RUS d #151 LL Michaela Pastikova CZE 6-4, 6-2 Thur

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Elena Dementieva

    Elena said: "I'm very happy to win this match. It's never easy to play after a Grand Slam final or when you are seeded No.1. Everyone wants to beat you... It was a close match up until 4-all, but then I raised my level and served a little better." story

#7 s2 Kim Clijsters BEL d #37 Iveta Benesova CZE 7-6, 6-2 Wed

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Kim Clijsters returns: Jean Harlow with the eyes of an assassin

    Kim said: "Competition still is something completely different from training. There are so much more details that come into play and there is more pressure on my wrist. It didn't hinder me though and even felt more secure with my backhand than with my forehand.
    "I think the fear of using my wrist again is now over. I dare to hit with all my power without being worried. I am deighted to be back among the girls. I don't like to be isolated and had a lot to talk about in the Players Lounge.
    "I missed competition, but the break has given me time to organize a couple of other things. The atmosphere is very relaxed and cosy. Being able to walk through that tunnel again was a fantastic feeling. The support from the audience certainly helped me through the end of the first set. Still, Benesova is a difficult player as she knows a lot of tricks. Also she is left-handed, never easy." story

#17 s3 Elena Bovina RUS d #234 q Vanessa Henke GER 6-1, 6-3 Wed

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Elena Bovina

*#46 Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #18 s4 Karolina Sprem CRO 6-4, 6-4 Thur

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Maria Elena Camerin

#19 s5 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #89 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP 6-1, 6-0 Thur

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Francesca Schiavone

*#55 Denisa Chladkova CZE d #20 s6 Silvia Farina Elia ITA 6-0, 6-2 Wed
#22 s7 wc Magdalena Maleeva BUL d #96 wc Els Callens BEL 6-0, 6-1 Thur

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Maggie Maleeva

*#61 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #56 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP 6-4, 6-3 Wed

Hasselt, QFs, Fri
loser's prize: $4,000 US; points: 30
#6 s1 Elena Dementieva RUS d #55 Denisa Chladkova CZE 7-5, 6-4

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Elena Dementieva

#7 s2 Kim Clijsters BEL d #22 s7 wc Magdalena Maleeva BUL 6-3, 6-4

    Kim said: "I'm very satisfied with my current level. Tonight I played a lot better than my first match on Wednesday and it feels good... My first service wasn't perfect, but I could compensate for it with decent baseline tennis."
    About her previously injured left wrist, which kept her out of play for much of the year, Kim said: "I'm using a lot of ice and before the match I have to warm it up. Also, during the changes I have to keep my wrist moving, turning it in various ways. I can't hit a decisive ball with a stiff wrist. It's all OK though, I'm glad I'm back." story

#17 s3 Elena Bovina RUS d #19 s5 Francesca Schiavone ITA 7-6(6), 6-1
#46 Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #61 V Ruano Pascual ESP 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

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Maria Elena Camerin

Hasselt, SFs Sat
loser's prize: $7,500 US; points: 55
#6 s1 Elena Dementieva RUS d #46 Maria Elena Camerin ITA 6-3, 6-3

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Elena Dementieva

#17 s3 Elena Bovina RUS d #7 s2 Kim Clijsters BEL 6-4, 2-2 retired-- left wrist

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Kim Clijsters
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Elena Bovina
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the trainer attending Kim's wrist
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Elena & Kim

    Kim's coach Mark Dehous said: "As things stand, I do not see her playing anymore this year... She'll go to the doctors again on Monday to check what happened exactly. But as she feels pain at the same place again, we are not very optimistic.
    "Kim felt immediate and acute pain in her wrist after returning one of Bovina's serves a little bit too late. She stopped at 2-2 in the second set because she was suffering too much from the wrist."
    Kim had not tried to return to play too early, Dehous added: "The doctors gave her the green light to compete in the tournament and she played her first two games without pain at all. She followed what the doctors and surgeons ordered her to do. Her comeback was carefully planned... in the days before the tournament she went at it at 100 percent with her male sparring partners and her wrist was okay." story

    Elena said: "I wasn't very satisfied with the end of the match. I prefer winning in a normal way. I really feel sorry for Kim. I know what it feels like to be hindered by an injury for so long and I hope she will be back soon.
    "At first, I didn't exactly notice that something was wrong. When she asked for the medical time-out, I thought of possible strained hamstrings. It soon was clear it was the wrist again. Still, I was surprised she stopped the match at 2-2 in the second set."
    About playing Elena Dementieva in the final, Elena Bovina said: "I have been training with her this week and she is in good shape. We both love a fast court, so I believe the match can end either way."

Hasselt, Final Sun
loser's prize: $14,500 US; points: 85
winner's prize: $27,000 US; points: 120
#6 s1 Elena Dementieva RUS d #17 s3 Elena Bovina RUS 0-6, 6-0, 6-4 career matches: Elena Dementieva leads 4-2

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Elena Dementieva
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Elena Bovina

Hasselt, Doubles Final
loser's prize: $4,250 US
winner's prize: $8,000 US
cdr202 Jennifer Russell & Mara Santangelo d cdr189 Nuria Llagostera Vives & Marta Marrero 6-3, 7-5


Hasselt, Qual Finals, Mon Sept 27
#75 Lindsay Lee-Waters USA d #178 Libuse Prusova CZE 6-4, 7-6(7)
#132 Eva Birnerova CZE d #151 Michaela Pastikova CZE 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
*#234 Vanessa Henke GER d #135 Capucine Rousseau FRA 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
#206 Angelika Bachmann GER d #278 Valentina Sassi ITA 6-4, 6-2

Hasselt, Withdrawals
#24 s8 Nathalie Dechy FRA left thigh strain
#38 Emilie Loit FRA pelvis
#68 Anca Barna GER injury
 
Guangzhou, 1st Round, Mon-Wed
loser's prize: $1,300 US; points: 1
#40 s3 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #235 wc Zi Yan CHN 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 Tue
#41 s4 Marion Bartoli FRA d #117 Jennifer Hopkins USA 6-0, 6-4 Tue
*#62 Jie Zheng CHN d #42 s5 Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN 6-2, 6-0 Wed
#44 s6 Kristina Brandi PUR d #163 q Nan-Nan Liu CHN 7-6(4), 6-3 Wed
#49 s7 Nicole Pratt AUS d #70 Akiko Morigami JPN 6-3, 6-4 Tue
#51 s8 Klara Koukalova CZE d #128 Tian Tian Sun CHN 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 Mon
*#97 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA d #58 Jill Craybas USA 6-2, 7-5 Tue
#60 Dinara Safina RUS d #114 Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG 6-1, 6-2 Wed
*#227 wc Ting Li CHN d #64 Aniko Kapros HUN 6-1, 6-1 Mon
#65 Barbora Strycova CZE d #91 Sandra Kleinova CZE 6-2, 6-1 Mon
*#87 Martina Sucha SVK d #71 Alina Jidkova RUS 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 Tue
*#193 q Na Li CHN d #77 Vera Douchevina RUS 6-4, 6-1 Tue
#92 Shuai Peng CHN d #157 q Natalie Grandin RSA 6-0, 6-3 Tue
#94 Tatiana Panova RUS d #239 q Nina Bratchikova RUS 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 Tue

Guangzhou, 2nd Round, Weds-Thurs
loser's prize: $2,200 US; points: 16
*#60 Dinara Safina RUS d #34 s1 Gisela Dulko ARG 6-1, 6-4 Thur
*#193 q Na Li CHN d #36 s2 Jelena Jankovic SCG 0-6, 6-2, 7-6(6) Wed

    Na said: "In the first set, I made many mistakes. But I tried to settle down and play longer points, which got me into the match. It was very difficult. I think taking nearly two years off playing tennis has me a lot more patient during matches." story

*#97 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA d #40 s3 Flavia Pennetta ITA 75 30 retired-- left wrist sprain Thur
*#92 Shuai Peng CHN d #41 s4 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-1, 6-0 Thur
#44 s6 Kristina Brandi PUR d #94 Tatiana Panova RUS 6-0, 6-1 Thur
*#227 wc Ting Li CHN d #49 s7 Nicole Pratt AUS 6-2, 6-0 Thur
*#87 Martina Sucha SVK d #51 s8 Klara Koukalova CZE 7-6(4), 6-4 Wed
*#65 Barbora Strycova CZE d #62 Jie Zheng CHN 6-2, 7-5 Thur

Guangzhou, QFs, Fri
loser's prize: $4,000 US; points: 30
*#193 q Na Li CHN d #44 s6 Kristina Brandi PUR 6-4, 6-0
*#65 Barbora Strycova CZE d #60 Dinara Safina RUS 64 61
#87 Martina Sucha SVK d #97 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA 7-6(7), 7-5
*#227 wc Ting Li CHN d #92 Shuai Peng CHN 6-2, 6-2

Guangzhou, SFs Sat
loser's prize: $7,500 US; points: 55
*#193 q Na Li CHN d #227 wc Ting Li CHN 6-3, 6-3
*#87 Martina Sucha SVK d #65 Barbora Strycova CZE 6-2, 7-5

Guangzhou, Final Sun
loser's prize: $14,500 US; points: 85
winner's prize: $27,000 US; points: 120
*#193 q Na Li CHN d #87 Martina Sucha SVK 6-3, 6-4 career matches: Na leads 1-0

Guangzhou, Doubles Final
loser's prize: $4,250 US
winner's prize: $8,000 US
cdr49 s2 Ting Li & Tian Tian Sun d cdr524 Shu-Jing Yang & Ying Yu 6-4, 6-1


Guangzhou, Qual Finals, Mon Sept 27
*#193 Na Li CHN d #139 Aiko Nakamura JPN 6-2, 6-1
#157 Natalie Grandin RSA d #423 Francesca Lubiani ITA 6-1, 7-5
#163 Nan-Nan Liu CHN d #1058 Yao Zhang CHN 6-2, 6-0
*#239 Nina Bratchikova RUS d #191 Suchanan Viratprasert 6-4, 6-4
 

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Maria Sharapova arriving at Seoul's Inchon airport on Sunday, September 26th

Seoul, 1st Round, Mon-Tues
loser's prize: $1,000 US; points: 1
#9 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d #106 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI 6-1, 6-3 Tue

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Maria Sharapova

    Maria said: "I thought I played quite well although the court surface was a little bit different to China. It's a little slower and I had to adjust in the first few games." story

#45 s2 Shinobu Asagoe JPN d #245 q Seiko Okamoto JPN 6-0, 6-2 Tue

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Shinobu Asagoe

*#105 Marta Domachowska POL d #50 s3 Marlene Weingartner GER 6-1, 6-3 Mon
*#121 Catalina Castano COL d #63 s4 Mashona Washington USA 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Mon
#69 s5 Katarina Srebotnik SLO v #104 Antonella Serra Zanetti ITA 6-1, 6-1 Tue
*#115 Anne Kremer LUX d #73 s6 Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 Tue
*#148 Yuka Yoshida JPN d #78 s7 Saori Obata JPN 5-7, 6-3, 2-0 retired-- heat illness Tue
#80 s8 Samantha Stosur AUS d #216 Yoon Jeong Cho KOR 7-6(1), 6-4 Mon
*#253 Miho Saeki JPN d #240 q Sunitha Rao USA 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5)Tue
*#142 Galina Voskoboeva RUS d #86 Milagros Sequera VEN 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(7) Mon
*#194 Rika Fujiwara JPN d #324 wc So-Jung Kim KOR 6-0, 6-4 Tue
*#131 Abigail Spears USA d #126 Lioudmila Skavronskaia RUS 6-2, 6-3 Mon
*#231 q Shahar Peer ISR d #140 Lenka Nemeckova CZE 61 62 Tue
#152 Sanda Mamic CRO d #291 wc Jin-Hee Kim KOR 6-3, 6-0 Mon
*#223 q Chia-Jung Chuang TPE d #170 wc Katerina Bohmova CZE 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 Tue
*#118 Silvija Talaja CRO d #190 Adriana Serra Zanetti ITA 6-3, 6-4 Mon

Seoul, 2nd Round, Weds-Thurs
loser's prize: $1,825 US; points: 12
#9 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d #253 LL Miho Saeki JPN 6-3, 6-1 Thur

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Maria Sharapova

    Maria said: "I wasn't playing my game in the first three games, but I finally stepped in to attack her serve a little more... She was a bit of a different player from those I usually play and it took me a while to adjust, but a win's a win and I'll take it." story
    About her next opponent, Samantha Stosur, Maria said: "She has a very good serve, so I'll just have to make sure I return well, hold serve, just be consistent and play my game."

*#131 Abigail Spears USA d #45 s2 Shinobu Asagoe JPN 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 Wed

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Abigail Spears

*#231 q Shahar Peer ISR d #69 s5 Katarina Srebotnik SLO 6-3, 6-3 Thur
#80 s8 Samantha Stosur AUS d #142 Galina Voskoboeva RUS 6-2, 6-4 Wed
#105 Marta Domachowska POL d #223 q Chia-Jung Chuang TPE 7-5, 6-1 Wed
#115 Anne Kremer LUX d #194 Rika Fujiwara JPN 7-6(4), 6-0 Thur
#118 Silvija Talaja CRO d #148 Yuka Yoshida JPN 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 Wed
*#152 Sanda Mamic CRO d #121 Catalina Castano COL 7-5, 6-4 Wed

Seoul, QFs, Fri
loser's prize: $3,400 US; points: 24
#9 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d #80 s8 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-2, 6-1

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Maria Sharapova

    Maria was long-sleeved after a 4-hour rain delay. Maria said: "The wind was definitely a factor with the serves sometimes. I tried not to go for the lines so much, and just tried to be consistent... I knew it would be cold so I had to move around quickly to keep warm." story

#105 Marta Domachowska POL d #118 Silvija Talaja CRO 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-0
#115 Anne Kremer LUX d #152 Sanda Mamic CRO 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
#131 Abigail Spears USA d #231 q Shahar Peer ISR 6-3, 6-2

Seoul, SFs Sat
loser's prize: $6,300 US; points: 43
#9 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d #115 Anne Kremer LUX 6-0, 6-2

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Maria Sharapova

#105 Marta Domachowska POL d #131 Abigail Spears USA 7-6(5), 6-1

Seoul, Final Sun
loser's prize: $12,000 US; points: 67
winner's prize: $22,000 US; points: 95
#9 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d #105 Marta Domachowska POL 6-1, 6-1 career matches: Maria leads 1-0

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Maria Sharapova & Marta Domachowska

Seoul, Doubles Final
loser's prize: $3,475 US
winner's prize: $6,500 US
cdr255 Yoon Jeong Cho & Mi-Ra Jeon d cdr449 Chia-Jung Chuang & Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3, 1-6, 7-5


Seoul, Qual Finals, Mon Sept 27
*#231 Shahar Peer ISR d #194 Rika Fujiwara JPN 6-1, 6-2
#223 Chia-Jung Chuang TPE d #289 Ayami Takase JPN 6-0, 6-2
#240 Sunitha Rao USA d #617 Jin-A Lee KOR 6-1, 6-3
#245 Seiko Okamoto JPN d #253 Miho Saeki JPN 7-5, 6-2

Seoul, Withdrawals
#81 Henrieta Nagyova SVK right wrist stress fracture
#124 Melinda Czink HUN schedule change


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