2005 Tokyo Indooor and Pattaya WTA Singles Results     Maria Sharapova & Conchita Martinez, Champions

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Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, JPN Tier I
$1,300,000 - 28 players - indoor: carpet
scores & draws
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Sports: Japan Times - Asahi - Yomiuri
# 1 L Davenport, # 4 M Sharapova
# 5 S Kuznetsova, # 6 E Dementieva

Volvo Women's Open, Pattaya, THA Tier IV
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$170,000 - 32 players - outdoor: hard
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NR Martina Hingis
# 11 V Zvonareva, # 39 M Bartoli
# 46 C Martinez, # 52 M Washington

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Tokyo:
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#4 Maria Sharapova
6' 0", 130 lbs, RH, 2H-BH
Pattaya City:
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#46 Conchita Martinez
5' 7", 130 lbs, RH, 2H-BH
    On Saturday in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, 2nd-seeded 17-year-old # 4 Maria Sharapova from Nyagan, Siberia, Russia (and Florida & California) defeated top-seeded 28-year-old # 1 Lindsay Davenport from Laguna Beach, California, USA, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(5) (Maria is shown hoisting the fine-looking Pan Pacfic pizza pan). The win, including 100 bonus points for defeating the # 1 player, will raise Maria to # 3 in next week's WTA rankings.

    Maria said: "It's my first Tier I title so I'm really happy. It was down to the wire and I beat the No.1 player and was able to finish it off. I'm thrilled. It means a lot to me." WTA story

    Lindsay was troubled by a left hamstring strain. Lindsay said: "I tried to keep the points short because I couldn't really move that well. I strained it in my warmup this morning. Surprisingly, the difference in the match was just a few points. I had to go for more shots and take some chances so I made some errors in the tie-break, but [Maria] came up with some great shots at the end... When I took the injury timeout [after the 1st set], my coach wanted me to stop but I didn't want to disappoint the fans. I served well so that allowed me to stay in the match. Playing injured, you have to think of the future but you have to think about the fans and the tournament also. I managed to stick it out til the end, so I have something to be proud of in a loss."

    Despite the injury, Lindsay was well enough to compete in the doubles final (usually held after about an hour of rest when a player is in both finals). Doubles experts Janette Husarova & Elena Likhovtseva defeated Lindsay & Corina Morariu 6-4, 6-3. It was Janette's 19th WTA doubles title, and Elena's 21st.
    Lindsay has some time off to recover now, while young Maria is headed to Paris for this week's indoor tourney there.

    Meanwhile in Pattaya City, 3rd-seeded 32-year-old # 46 Conchita Martinez from Barcelona, Spain (and San Diego, California), defeated 7th-seeded 19-year-old # 71 Anna-Lena Groenefeld from Nordhorn, Germany, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 (Conchita is shown after match point).

    Conchita had been almost 5 years without a new singles title; her last win was in Berlin in 2000. Conchita said: "This will be a day I'll always remember. I have been wondering if I would ever win another title and it's a great feeling to finally do it again... This was a terrific tournament, in a great resort and I think all the players enjoyed it. I'm really glad the tournament director invited me to come here." WTA story

    Anna-Lena said: "I'm very happy with my week here. It was a great experience to play against Conchita in the final. I didn't start playing my game really until the second set and had a good rhythm at the start of the third, but started making too many mistakes."

    Later in the afternoon Anna-Lena did not make too many mistakes, as she won her 1st WTA doubles title, paired with Marion Bartoli of France (2nd WTA doubles title for Marion). Anna-Lena & Marion defeated Marta Domachowska & Silvija Talaja, 6-3, 6-2. Then Anna-Lena had to hustle off to Hyderabad, India for next week's tourney.

    Maria is now 2-0 in career matches against Lindsay; she defeated Lindsay 2-6 7-6(5) 6-1 in the semis at Wimbledon last year (Maria also beat Lindsay in an exhibition 2 months ago, but that only counts in horseshoes).

    89%: 17-year-old Maria Sharapova has now won 8 WTA singles titles in 9 finals, including last year's Wimbledon and WTA Championships. Maria serves very well (with an unusually strong 2nd serve), hits the ball great on the run, and she can topspin lob.
    Maria wears Nike and chops with a Prince axe. Maria is currently using the Prince "Turbo Shark MP", a mid-size (100 sq." head) mid-weight (11.1 oz strung) evenly-balanced bat.
    Born in Nyagan, in the Siberian region of Russia, Maria 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, who helped Tracy Austin, Lindsay Davenport and Pete Sampras perfect their strokes.
Sharapova career record - Maria Sharapova Wallpaper - MariaWorld (many photos) - Sharapova Masha (good bio info)
The Pan Pacific photo gallery has 70 photos of Maria

    28-year-old Californian Lindsay Davenport has won 45 WTA singles titles in 78 finals, including 3 Grand Slam tourneys and the 1996 Olympic title. She won 4 in a short order last summer at Stanford, LA, San Diego, and Cincinnati. Before the ascent of the Williams sisters, Tracy Austin was quoted as rating Lindsay's serve as the best in the WTA. Lindsay hits the ball hard and deep, but she is not as mobile as some players.
    Lindsay wears Nike and hits with a Wilson, bat, but like most Wilson-packing pros this year, photos show that she has cast aside her 95 sq." head "H Tour" model for a new "nCode", the "nTour" model, a control racket 27.25" long, available with either a 95 or 105 sq." head, 10.8 or 10.4 ounces strung, balanced 1 point head-heavy, with a stiffness rating of about 61. They run about $200. All former H-Tour users are likely to be carrying nCode nTours or Six-Ones this year.
    Lindsay, who was trained in her youth by Robert Lansdorp, has been coached by Adam Peterson since March, 2003.
Davenport career record - Lindsay Davenport Wallpaper

    Tokyo time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) +9 hours (Pacific Time+17, often=the next day, 7 hours earlier; ET+20).

Pattaya City
    Conchita is now 2-0 against Anna-Lena in career matches; Conchita also won at Filderstadt, Germany, in 2003, 7-6(5), 6-2

    32-year-old Conchita Martinez has now won 33 WTA singles titles (including the 1994 Wimbledon title), earned well over $10 million in career prize money, and has won over 700 WTA singles matches in her career.
    Conchita does not play the power game; she answers the big belters with lots of spin and changes in pace (facilitated by a flexible 1-handed backhand). Although she had gone 88 tourneys without a singles title before this one, she is still a contender; she reached the Family Ciricle Cup final at Charleston last year.
    Conchita is apparently attired by some European company whose logo is indecipherable to American yokels; she uses a Wilson stick, which is now the nCode "nTour" model. Conchita has residences in Barcelona, Spain and San Diego, USA, where she rides her Honda Shadow 750 and Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer 1300.
Conchita Martinez Fan Club (Spanish)

    19-year-old Anna-Lena Groenefeld, born and residing in Nordhorn, Germany, was playing in her first WTA singles final. She won the French Open Girl's singles title in 2003. Reaching the 3rd round of the Australian Open last month boosted her rank this week from # 71 to # 58 (the ranks stated in the results on this page are last week's ranks, which this week's tourney draws were based on).
    Last month adidas-wearing Anna-Lena signed a contract to wield a Fischer "Pro No One FT" racket. This is not surprising, since Anna-Lena trains with fellow Fischer swinger Meghann Shaughnessy at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, Gainey Ranch, near Phoenix, Arizona, with coach-manager Rafael Font de Mora (who has coached Meghann since she was a wee lass).
Anna-Lena Groenefeld official website

    Pattaya time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) +7 hours (Pacific Time+15, often=the next day, 9 hours earlier; ET+18).

    Former WTA # 1 Martina Hingis did not receive a "special ranking" for the Pattaya City event because she did not ask for one. Before Martina's loss to Marlene Weingartner, Tournament director Geoffrey Rowe said: "I've got a girl from Switzerland in the draw who doesn't have a ranking. She asked for a wildcard. She could have asked for a protected ranking if she was going to make a serious return but she has not done that... Say she wins this tournament, then she might start thinking about it."

WTA SCOREBOARD: Tokyo Indoor & Pattaya

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Svetlana Kuznetsova, Lindsay Davenport, Ai Sugiyama,
Maria Sharapova & others met the press on Monday in Tokyo
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Maria
Sharapova

Tokyo, 1st Round, Tue-Wed 11am WTA Tue story
loser's prize: $8,300 US; points: 1
*#117 Roberta Vinci ITA d #21 s5 Ai Sugiyama JPN 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Tue

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Roberta Vinci

    Ai has lost her 1st four matches in 2005, the worst start in her career. She has had trouble with a sprained left ankle recently, but did not blame that for the loss. Ai said: "The match didn't go as well as my practices. I started out strong but [Roberta] picked up her game. She played better toward the end of the match and I lost my rhythm... I have to start winning again. I can't continue to make excuses about my ankle and my training." story

#22 s6 Elena Likhovtseva RUS d #79 Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP 6-0, 6-0 Tue
*#34 Iveta Benesova CZE d #27 s7 Jelena Jankovic SCG 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 Tue
#31 s8 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #54 Alina Jidkova RUS 6-1, 6-4 Tue

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Daniela Hantuchova

    Daniela said: "I was really pleased with the way I played, especially in the first set, I couldn't ask for a better start. I started off really well and I got a 5-0 lead very quickly. I felt like I was in the control. But I just made a little easy mistakes in the second set and gave her the chance to come back. It was a little tight in the second set, but I still felt like I was pretty much in control." story

#36 Shinobu Asagoe JPN d #159 q Yuka Yoshida JPN 6-2, 6-1 Tue
*#105 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #48 Shuai Peng CHN 6-3, 6-2 Tue

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Maria Kirilenko

#50 Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN d #121 q Lilia Osterloh USA 6-3, 6-1 Tue

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Maria Vento-Kabchi

*#122 q Marie-Gayane Mikaelian SUI d #53 Nicole Pratt AUS 6-4, 6-3 Tue

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Marie-Gayane Mikaelian

*#81 Akiko Morigami JPN d #58 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP 6-4, 6-1 Wed
#62 Jill Craybas USA d #78 Tatiana Panova RUS 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 Wed
#109 Saori Obata JPN d #259 wc Miho Saeki JPN 6-0, 6-1 Tue

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Saori Obata

#139 wc Aiko Nakamura JPN d #314 q Ryoko Fuda JPN 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wed

Tokyo, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 11am
loser's prize: $15,600 US; points: 42
#1 s1 Lindsay Davenport USA v #109 Saori Obata JPN 6-4, 6-3 Thu

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Lindsay Davenport

    Lindsay said: "This is a difficult surface to get used to. Getting broke twice in the first set was tough, but I started to serve well in the second set and that’s the key on this surface." AP story

#4 Maria Sharapova RUS d #50 Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN 7-6(3), 6-0 Wed

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Maria Sharapova

    Maria said: "It took a while to find my rhythm and groove out there. I was making too many errors that I shouldn't have... I've only played on this surface for the last two days. I didn't have the best preparation possible. [The indoor carpet] suits my game. The bounce is low, it's fast, and I can definitely get an advantage on my serve... [Vento-Kabchi] played a solid game. I picked up my level in the second set." Yomiuri story

#5 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #122 q Marie-Gayane Mikaelian SUI 6-3, 6-1 Wed

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Svetlana Kuznetsova

    Svetlana said: "It was tough playing my first match after the Australian Open. It's the start of the year and I'm not playing too well yet but I'm not complaining. I think I have a chance to win another grand slam this year. I know it will be more difficult because players know more about my game and they will have the key to beating me." Reuters story

#6 s4 Elena Dementieva RUS d #81 Akiko Morigami JPN 6-2, 6-2 Thu

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Elena Dementieva

#22 s6 Elena Likhovtseva RUS d #62 Jill Craybas USA 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 Thu
#31 s8 Daniela Hantuchova SVK v #105 Maria Kirilenko RUS 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 Thu

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Daniela Hantuchova

#34 Iveta Benesova CZE v #139 wc Aiko Nakamura JPN 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Thu
#36 Shinobu Asagoe JPN d #117 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-0, 6-2 Thu

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Shinobu Asagoe

    Shinobu said: "We have only a few tournaments in Japan, and I'm really glad that I could reach the quarterfinals and draw people's attention on my home ground. This is a big step forward... I think I've improved enough to reduce errors and try to hit a winner." AFP story

Tokyo, QFs, Fri 1pm WTA story
loser's prize: $29,000 US; points: 75
#1 s1 Lindsay Davenport USA d #34 Iveta Benesova CZE 6-1, 6-2

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Lindsay Davenport

#4 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d #22 s6 Elena Likhovtseva RUS 6-3, 6-3

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Maria Sharapova

#5 s3 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #31 s8 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 7-6(4), 7-6(4)

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Svetlana Kuznetsova

    Svetlana said: "There were some holes in my game today. I'm going to have to fix that if I'm going to win tomorrow. I beat [Lindsay] at the US Open, and I hope I can do it again tomorrow."

*#36 Shinobu Asagoe JPN d #6 s4 Elena Dementieva RUS 6-3, 6-4

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Shinobu
delivering a backhand
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Shinobu
addressing the media

    Shinobu is the 1st Japanese player to reach the semis of the Pan Pacific (the top WTA tourney held in Japan) since Kimiko Date (the greatest Japanese woman player of all time) won the tourney in 1995. Shinobu said: "I played really well today and things went according to my game plan. I know this will boost my ranking... [to a career high between 25 & 30], so this the best time of my tennis career." WTA story
    About playing Maria Sharapova in the semis on Saturday, Shinobu said: "Tomorrow I will fight against Maria. I know she's a top player but you never know what can happen, so I will just play my own game and try to my best." Shinobu has a 1-1 career record against Maria.

Tokyo, SFs, Sat 1pm WTA story
loser's prize: $54,300 US; points: 135
#1 s1 Lindsay Davenport USA d #5 s3 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-1, 7-6(2)

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Lindsay Davenport

    Lindsay said: "I started off more focused than in my other matches. The second set I tried to be more aggressive but not make too many mistakes. I think the fast surface suited me better today."

    Svetlana said: "I didn't take advantage of my chances. I made too many errors and you can't play like that and expect to win against a player like Lindsay." AP story

    About the final, Lindsay said: "Maria likes fast surfaces so I'm expecting a tough match. On this surface, you need to serve well and just try and hold on, but you have to go for your shots." Reuters story

#4 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d #36 Shinobu Asagoe JPN 6-4, 7-6(3)

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Maria Sharapova

    Maria said: "The second set was very close with some really good rallies and it came right down to the end. [Shinobu] played a really great match and is a real fighter. The points were really good."

Tokyo, Final, Sun 1pm
loser's prize: $102,000 US; points: 210
winner's prize: $189,000 US; points: 300
*#4 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d #1 s1 Lindsay Davenport USA 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(5)

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Maria
follows her forehand
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Maria
after match point
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Lindsay & Maria
after the match

Tokyo, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $31,450 US
winners' prize: $59,000 US
cdr17 s2 Janette Husarova & Elena Likhovtseva d cdr80 Lindsay Davenport & Corina Morariu 6-4, 6-3

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Janette Husarova & Elena Likhovtseva


Tokyo, Qual Finals, Mon Jan 31
#121 Lilia Osterloh USA d #174 Yoon Jeong Cho KOR 6-3, 6-4
#122 Marie-Gayane Mikaelian SUI d #169 Janette Husarova SVK 6-3, 6-4
*#159 Yuka Yoshida JPN d #123 Els Callens BEL 7-6(7), 6-1
*#314 Ryoko Fuda JPN d #147 Cara Black ZIM 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Tokyo, Withdrawals:
#14 Patty Schnyder SUI left finger tendonitis
#25 Nathalie Dechy FRA quadriceps strain
#26 Magdalena Maleeva BUL right shoulder
#30 Lisa Raymond USA abdominal tear
#41 Meghann Shaughnessy USA ankle
#42 Klara Koukalova CZE
#43 Maria Elena Camerin ITA
 

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Martina Hingis
spoke to the press on Sunday

Pattaya, 1st Round, Mon-Tues 2:30pm WTA Mon story - WTA Tue story
loser's prize: $1,165 US; points: 1
#11 s1 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #139 Maria Emilia Salerni ARG 6-1, 6-3 Tue

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Vera Zvonareva

#39 s2 Marion Bartoli FRA d #660 wc Ayu Fani Damayanti INA 6-3, 6-1 Mon
#46 s3 Conchita Martinez ESP d #157 q Shika Uberoi USA 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Tue

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Conchita Martinez

*#112 Alyona Bondarenko UKR d #52 s4 Mashona Washington USA 7-6(5), 6-4 Mon
*#89 Mara Santangelo ITA d #56 s5 Kristina Brandi PUR 6-1, 6-2 Mon
*#143 q Shahar Peer ISR d #69 s6 Marta Domachowska POL 6-3, 6-2 Tue
#71 s7 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER d #130 Jennifer Hopkins USA 6-3, 6-2 Mon
#72 s8 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #114 Tzipora Obziler ISR 6-3, 6-4 Tue
*#93 Evgenia Linetskaya RUS d #73 Tammy Tanasugarn THA 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 Mon
#74 Marlene Weingartner GER d NR wc Martina Hingis SUI 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 Tue

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Martina congratulated Marlene...
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...and wished the crowd farewell

    It was Martina's 1st WTA match in over 2 years. Although she did not complain of pain in her ankles, which had caused her to retire in 2002, the result did not encourage her to return to the tour.

    Martina said: "It was a nice experience playing out there again and coming here for a good cause. It's always been my intention to play a couple of exhibition matches again and it just happened that this one was in a sanctioned tournament. It's not my intention right now to play any more tournaments... The thing I've learned the most is that the physical side of things have really improved. I was moving well out there tonight, but it takes so much energy to keep the focus up for three sets and it was just a bit too much for me tonight, where I am right now with my game."

    Marlene said: "It was a very special moment out there tonight playing against one of the greatest players ever. It was difficult to prepare the last few days with all the media attention and the circumstances surrounding it. I was nervous at the start, but as the match went on, I found my rhythm and actually ended up playing one of my best matches ever... I still think [Martina] could come back and be a top player, if she kept on playing and got her rhythm back." WTA story

*#134 Galina Voskoboeva RUS d #76 Yuliana Fedak UKR 6-2, 6-1 Tue
*#95 Anca Barna GER d #92 Tatiana Perebiynis UKR 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 Tue
*#126 Jelena Dokic SCG d #98 Anne Kremer LUX 7-6(3), 6-3 Mon

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Jelena Dokic

    Jelena had a 6-16 WTA singles record in 2004, losing her last 9 matches, then ending her season early. Jelena said: "I felt I had to take time off. I was pretty tired on the practice court and the match court and my heart wasn't totally in it. I took three months off - had my tonsils out and had an operation on my nose to correct a congential condition since birth, which was affecting my breathing in November. I started hitting again in December and would love to have gone to Australia - but it was too soon. For the moment, I want to take small steps, concentrate on my singles game, so no doubles for the moment and play a couple of smaller tournaments to get the confidence back. I really feel I have some good tennis left in me and would like to keep on going for another 5-7 years."

*#379 q Akgul Amanmuradova UZB d #103 Antonella Serra Zanetti ITA 6-3, 6-2 Tue
*#116 Magui Serna ESP d #104 Melinda Czink HUN 7-5, 7-5 Mon
#111 Silvija Talaja CRO d #203 q Angelika Bachmann GER 6-2, 6-1 Tue

Pattaya, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 3pm
loser's prize: $2,165 US; points: 12
#11 s1 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #95 Anca Barna GER 6-2, 6-3 Thu

    After taking a 4-1 lead in the 3rd set, Vera lost the next 8 points. Vera said: "Maybe I was rushing myself a little bit, trying to win the points easy. I had a couple of unforced errors, but I held myself against her at 4-3."
    Vera has been working to win more points with her serve. Vera said: "It was really important, especially against Anca because she runs a lot of balls down and sometimes it's important to finish the point pretty quick. I was just trying to place it really well because she's a lefty and so it's important sometimes to serve to her backhand. This court takes the spin really well, so I put some spin on the ball. It's slow but it bounces so high and in a different direction so it's really hard to return." Reuters story

*#116 Magui Serna ESP d #39 s2 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-4 retired-- acute stomach illness Wed
#46 s3 Conchita Martinez ESP d #111 Silvija Talaja CRO 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 Thu
#71 s7 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER d #134 Galina Voskoboeva RUS 6-4, 6-2 Wed
#72 s8 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #74 Marlene Weingartner GER 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 Thu
*#93 Evgenia Linetskaya RUS d #89 Mara Santangelo ITA 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Wed
#112 Alyona Bondarenko UKR d #126 Jelena Dokic SCG 7-6(1), 1-0 retired-- left groin strain Wed
#143 q Shahar Peer ISR d #379 q Akgul Amanmuradova UZB 6-4, 6-2 Thu

Pattaya, QFs, Fri 3pm
loser's prize: $4,015 US; points: 24
*#93 Evgenia Linetskaya RUS d #11 s1 Vera Zvonareva RUS 6-4, 6-2

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Evgenia Linetskaya

    18-year-old Evgenia reached the 4th round of the Australian Open last month, which boosted her rank to #68 this week, but the previous week's rank (#93) is used on the drawsheet, and thus on these tourney pages.
    Evgenia took a boat trip to a nearby island on Friday, and returned shortly before her match. Evgenia said: "I just wanted to drive a scooter [jet-ski] very much, so I went there. Why not go? I'm not going to play worse from that. Everybody thought I would be worse, but I was relaxed and just got pleasure from it... My first tactic was to enjoy the game, and to play my best and do what I can. I think I was aggressive in the right moments and I put pressure on [Vera] when it needed to be put." Reuters story

#46 s3 Conchita Martinez ESP d #143 q Shahar Peer ISR 6-4, 6-3
#71 s7 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER d #112 Alyona Bondarenko UKR 6-4, 6-1
#72 s8 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #116 Magui Serna ESP 6-2, 6-1

Pattaya, SFs, Sat 3pm
loser's prize: $7,450 US; points: 43
#46 s3 Conchita Martinez ESP d #93 Evgenia Linetskaya RUS 6-2, 4-0 retired-- heat illness

    Conchita lead 1-0 in the second set when Linetskaya called for a trainer and went to the locker room for treatment. When Evgenia returned, she lost the next three games, then retired.
    Conchita said: "I tried to play my game. [Evgenia] hit the balls hard so I tried to use my forehand, spins, slices and high balls... I made her run a lot. She had to run for the balls. I think that was a lot of her problem." AP story
    "It didn't look so good in my first and second matches, but I'm in the final and it's a nice feeling. Every day I've played a little better." Reuters story

#71 s7 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER v #72 s8 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

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Anna-Lena Groenefeld

    Anna-Lena said: "I think this week has been very good for me. I'm in the singles and doubles finals now. I couldn't ask for better."

Pattaya, Final, Sun 3:30pm
loser's prize: $13,825 US; points: 67
winner's prize: $25,650 US; points: 95
#46 s3 Conchita Martinez ESP d #71 s7 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

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Conchita Martinez

Pattaya, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $4,050 US
winners' prize: $7,530 US
cdr80 s2 Marion Bartoli & Anna-Lena Groenefeld d cdr274 Marta Domachowska & Silvija Talaja 6-3, 6-2

Pattaya, Qual Finals, Mon Jan 31
#143 Shahar Peer ISR d #437 Sandy Gumulya INA 6-2, 6-2
#157 Shika Uberoi USA d #222 Tatiana Poutchek BLR 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
#203 Angelika Bachmann GER d #212 Anastassia Rodionova RUS 7-6(1), 6-3
*#379 Akgul Amanmuradova UZB d #216 Olha Lazarchuk UKR 7-5, 6-3

Pattaya, Withdrawals:
#45 Samantha Stosur AUS left abdominal strain
#90 Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK virus
#99 Ludmila Cervanova SVK virus
#159 Aniko Kapros HUN illness

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