2006 Los Angeles & Stockholm WTA Singles Results     Elena Dementieva & Jie Zheng, Champions

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JPMorganChase Open
Los Angeles, CA Tier II
$600,000 - 56 players - outdoor: hard
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# 4 Maria Sharapova
# 5 Nadia Petrova
# 6 Elena Dementieva
# 14 Francesca Schiavone

Nordic Light Open, Stockholm, SWE Tier IV
$145,000 - 32 players - outdoor: red clay
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# 11 Anastasia Myskina, # 23 Na Li
# 34 Jie Zheng, # 40 Sofia Arvidsson
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Stockholm:
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#34 Jie Zheng
5' 4", 126 lbs, RH 2H-BH
Carson (LA):
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#6 Elena Dementieva
5' 11", 141 lbs, RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday in Los Angeles (Carson, actually), in the final of the JPMorganChaseOpen, 24-year-old 3rd-seeded # 6 Elena Dementieva from Moscow, Russia, defeated 21-year-old # 29 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia & Montenegro (residence: Bradenton, Florida), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 (Elena is shown after match point).
    Many breaks of serve were exchanged during the match, but Elena seemed to have control in the 3rd set, taking a 5-0 lead--after which Jelena won the next 4 games. Elena finally closed the match by breaking Jelena's serve in the 10th game, on her 3rd match point.

    Jelena said: "I almost did it; I almost came back to 5-all. I wanted to come back, I didn't give up. Fight for every point even though I was tired. Unfortunately I didn't go all the way. But no excuses, [Elena] played very well. She looks like she can play five sets and not get tired. She looked like she just started in the third set."

    Elena said: "[Jelena] almost came back and I was so hyper; she made so many unbelievable shots. I almost finished the match at 5-0 but then she started coming back. She is a very unpredictable player. But I was playing very consistent. I can play best of five, it is not a problem for me. It was pretty hot out there. When you are playing you are just so focused." WTA story

    Elena is now 6-11 in WTA singles finals; she won the Tier I Tokyo Indoor title early this year by defeating Martina Hingis. Jelena is 1-4 in WTA singles finals; she won her title in Budapest in 2004. Elena leads Jelena 2-1 in career matches; they had not played since 2004.

    Earlier on Sunday, in Stockholm, Sweden, in the final of the Nordic Light Open, 23-year-old 3rd-seeded # 34 Jie Zheng from Cheng Du, Si Chuan, China, defeated the 2004 French Open champ, 25-year-old top-seeded # 11 Anastasia Myskina from Moscow, Russia, 6-4, 6-1 (photo shown).
    This match was begun at Stockholm's Olympic Stadion, but after only two games was stopped by rain. After a long delay it was decided to finish the match indoors at the Royal Tennis Hall, one mile away.

    Anastasia still leads Jie 2-1 in career matches, but Jie took 'Nastia to 3 sets the last time they played, earlier this year in Doha, Qatar, before Anastasia won, 6-3, 6(7)-7, 6-1. Jie, who won the title earlier this year in Estoril, is now 3-1 in WTA singles finals; Anastasia is 10-9 in that department.

    Los Angeles: The main draw for Carson (aka Los Angeles) has 16 seeds, with 8 1st-round byes. There are 8 qualifiers and 4 wild cards in the main draw. Early round play begins at 11am local time (qualifying finals are on Sunday).
    Los Angeles (daylight savings) time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) minus 7 hours. That is Pacific Daylight Time in the US, =EDT minus 3 hours.

    The event now known as the JPMorganChase Open has been a WTA Tour stop since 1971. For 21 years prior to 2004, the tourney was held at the Manhattan Beach Country Club in Manhattan Beach, California. Since 2004, the JPMorganChase Open has been held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. There are over 30 hard and clay courts at the facility, and Center Court seats 8,000 people.

    Early round play at Stockholm 
begins at 11am local time. Carson (LA) time is the same as PDT.

    Stockholm: The main draw for Stockholm has 8 seeds, with NO 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers and 3 wild cards in the main draw.

    Stockholm (daylight savings) time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) + 2 hours (US Pacific Daylight Time +9, EDT +6). Early round play begins at 10:30am local time (qualifying finals are first on Monday).
    Home Depot Center, Carson, California
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1912 Olympic Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
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WTA SCOREBOARD: Los Angeles & Stockholm

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Lucie Safarova, Janette Husarova, and Mara Santangelo attended the draw ceremony at the new "Cut" restaurant
on Saturday in Los Angeles, and are shown flanking restauranteur Wolfgang Puck, who helped cook up the draw.
Former # 1 Serena Williams also helped pluck draw chips on Saturday.

Los Angeles, 1st Rd, Mon-Tue 11am
losers' prize: $1,725 US; points: 1
*#57 Laura Granville USA d #19 s9 Ai Sugiyama JPN 7-5, 6-2 Tue

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Laura and Ai's forehand and backhand drives

#20 s10 Ana Ivanovic SCG d #61 Vera Dushevina RUS 6-3, 6-1 Tue
*#108 wc Serena Williams USA d #21 s11 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-2, 6-1 Tue

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Maria about to swat a forehand, and Serena's backhand

*#31 Anna Chakvetadze RUS d #24 s13 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-4, 6-3 Tue
#25 s14 Shahar Peer ISR d #38 Shuai Peng CHN 6-1, 6-0 Tue
#27 s15 Marion Bartoli FRA d #187 wc Angela Haynes USA 6-2, 6-2 Tue
#29 s16 Jelena Jankovic SCG d #44 Sania Mirza IND 6-2, 7-6(3) Tue

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Jelena's forehand, (only photo available), and Sania's backhand--
note that the heavy tape formerly on Sania's right elbow is finally gone, hopefully it won't be back

*#79 Meghann Shaughnessy USA d #30 s17 Nathalie Dechy FRA 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Tue

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Meghann driving a backhand, and Nathalie appears to have hit a smash, putting a twist on it

#37 Lucie Safarova CZE d #71 Jelena Kostanic CRO 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Mon
#39 Samantha Stosur AUS d #433 q Alexandra Stevenson USA 6-4, 6-2 Tue
#41 Mara Santangelo ITA d #152 q Ahsha Rolle USA 6-3, 6-1 Mon
*#82 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #46 Sybille Bammer AUT 6-4, 6-3 Mon
#48 Jill Craybas USA d #55 Amy Frazier USA 6-2, 6-4 Mon

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Amy, not having a flying cheeseball dinner, but hitting a forehand, and Jill's backhand drive

#51 Elena Vesnina RUS d #88 q Vasilisa Bardina RUS 6-2, 5-2 retired--
    right shoulder strain
Mon
*#128 wc Bethanie Mattek USA d #52 Kveta Peschke CZE 6-4, 6-4 Mon c3 m3
#58 Julia Schruff GER d #129 q Tatiana Poutchek RUS 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 Mon
#62 Akiko Morigami JPN d #105 LL Olga Savchuk RUS 6-2, 6-2 Mon
*#341 Paola Suarez ARG d #66 Marta Domachowska POL 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Mon
#72 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #98 Hana Sromova CZE 7-6(3), 7-5 Tue
*#78 Vania King USA d #73 q Severine Bremond FRA 6-1, 3-3 retired--
    left hamstring strain
Mon
#76 Lisa Raymond USA d #104 Virginie Razzano FRA 6-4, 6-2 Tue
*#94 q Anastassia Rodionova RUS d #83 Melinda Czink HUN 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 Mon
#93 Ashley Harkleroad USA d #97 q Meng Yuan CHN 6-4, 7-6(4) Mon
#141 Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG d #111 q Lilia Osterloh USA 76(4), 76(4) Mon
Los Angeles, 2nd Rd, Tue-Wed
losers' prize: $3,370 US; points: 14
#4 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d #94 q Anastassia Rodionova RUS 6-3, 6-1 Wed

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Maria after lightly tapping a forehand, and after winning a point, Anastassia's forehand, and Maria after match point

*#82 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #5 s2 Nadia Petrova RUS 6-3, 6-2 Tue

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Virginia's backhand volley, Nadia's backhand drive, and Vivi after match point

    Nadia, who won three straight titles at Amelia Island, Charleston, and Berlin, was sidelined by injury from early June until August. Last week, in her first match back, she lost to Anna Chakvetadze. Nadia said: "The last match in San Diego, I really didn't put in my head and it went quickly by. I thought something like that might happen, but I would never expect something happening like that what happened here today. You can't call it even a tennis match.
    "I'm really fighting with myself with just focusing on what I'm doing. I feel like I'm not on the court, I feel like I'm somewhere next to it. I'm trying to push myself, but my whole body is so much against it. It just doesn't want to come back. It's hard for me to get motivated. Instead of going over it, I'm bringing myself into the deep. I really hope that won't happen again." Sporting Life story

#6 s3 Elena Dementieva RUS d #58 Julia Schruff GER 6-2, 7-5 Tue

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Julia's forehand, Elena chasing one, and after match point

*#39 Samantha Stosur AUS d #10 s4 Lindsay Davenport USA 6(4)-7, 6-4, 6-3 Wed

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Lindsay's forehand, and Samantha's backhand

#15 s5 Dinara Safina RUS d #78 Vania King USA 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 Tue

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Vania about to slice a backhand, and Dinara driving a forehand

#16 s6 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER d #62 Akiko Morigami JPN 6-3, 6-2 Wed

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Anna-Lena's forehand, Akiko's 2-handed forehand and backhand,
and Anna-Lena reading the instructions printed on the back of one of Wilson's fine products

#17 s7 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #76 Lisa Raymond USA 7-6(2), 6-2 Wed

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Daniela's flying forehand, Lisa's backhand volley, and Daniela following another forehand

*#128 wc Bethanie Mattek USA d #18 s8 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 Tue

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Bethanie's forehand, and Flavia's backhand--the time the ball is in contact with the strings is measured in thousandths of a second

#20 s10 Ana Ivanovic SCG d #41 Mara Santangelo ITA 7-6(4), 7-5 Wed
#25 s14 Shahar Peer ISR d #341 Paola Suarez ARG 6-2, 6-3 Wed

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Shahar's forehand drive, and Paola's--with ultra-western grip

#27 s15 Marion Bartoli FRA d #48 Jill Craybas USA 6-2, 6-0 Wed
#29 s16 Jelena Jankovic SCG d #37 Lucie Safarova CZE 7-6(4), 6-4 Wed
*#72 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #31 Anna Chakvetadze RUS 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 Wed
*#79 Meghann Shaughnessy USA d #51 Elena Vesnina RUS 7-6(4), 6-3 Wed
#57 Laura Granville USA d #141 Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG 6-1, 6-1 Wed
*#108 wc Serena Williams USA d #93 Ashley Harkleroad USA 6-3, 6-2 Wed

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Serena's toss, Ashley's lunging forehand, Serena's backhand, and after match point

Los Angeles, 3rd Rd, Thu 11am
losers' prize: $6,575 US; points: 25
#4 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d #27 s15 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-1, 6-2

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Maria's service toss, Marion's backhand drive, Maria, apparently answering a drop shot with a drop shop, and after match point

#6 s3 Elena Dementieva RUS d #25 s14 Shahar Peer ISR 7-5, 6-3

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Elena's service toss, and Shahar and Elena following backhands

#15 s5 Dinara Safina RUS d #57 Laura Granville USA 6-2, 7-6(2)

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Dinara about to slice a backhand, Laura driving one, and Dinara after winning a point

*#20 s10 Ana Ivanovic SCG d #16 s6 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER 6-1, 6-4

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Anna-Lena and Ana driving forehands, and Ana after match point

*#108 wc Serena Williams USA d #17 s7 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

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Serena's forehand, and Daniela's backhand

#29 s16 Jelena Jankovic SCG d #39 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 6-1
*#128 wc Bethanie Mattek USA d #72 Alona Bondarenko UKR 6-1, 6-1
#79 Meghann Shaughnessy USA d #82 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP 6-3, 6-3
Los Angeles, QFs, Fri noon WTA story
losers' prize: $12,860 US; points: 49
#4 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d #15 s5 Dinara Safina RUS 6-2, 6-4

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Maria's forehand drive, Dinara reaching for a high one, Maria driving a backhand, Dinara likewise, and Maria after winning a point

#6 s3 Elena Dementieva RUS d #128 wc Bethanie Mattek USA 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

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Bethanie serving, Elena running down a forehand, Bethanie letting her Volkl know what she thinks about an error,
and Elena volleying a backhand

    Elena has a 1-5 record against her next opponent, Maria Sharapova. Elena said: "[Maria is] very focused. It's all about her concentration. She plays every ball like it's the last, and she doesn't give you an easy point. Whether I can hold my serve or not will be the big question."

*#29 s16 Jelena Jankovic SCG d #20 s10 Ana Ivanovic SCG 6-4, 7-6(6)

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Jelena's Clijsters-style forehand, Ana driving one, and Jelena, about to wallop a backhand, reading the fine print

#108 wc Serena Williams USA d #79 Meghann Shaughnessy USA 6(4)-7, 6-1, 6-4

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Serena serving, Meghann's backhand, Meghann serving, and Serena's forehand

    Serena said: "I should have won the first set. I would have felt really bad if I had lost both sets. I'm getting more match tough. It's fun to start climbing. I'm staying moving forward."

    Meghann said: "I pulled through in the tie-break but I let down in the second set, [Serena] started going for her shots, and it changed the momentum of the match. When she broke me in the third for 5-3, she had a great game. Stepping it up at the key times, that's really what I'm missing right now.
    "I've always said [Serena and her sister Venus] are the best athletes on the WTA Tour. At her prime she was match fit; she obviously has the skill and the ability to get it back to where she wants to be."

Los Angeles, SFs, Sat 1pm WTA story
losers' prize: $25,060 US; points: 88
*#6 s3 Elena Dementieva RUS d #4 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS 7-5, 6-2

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Elena following a running backhand, Maria's backhand drive, Maria consulting with her Prince O 3 White after losing a point,
Elena driving a backhand, and after match point

    Elena had only defeated Maria once in 6 previous matches. Elena said: "This win means a lot to me. She's a great fighter and you have to be ready to fight every point. Sometimes it is better to play tennis and not to think about who you are playing. It was very important for me to have this win."

    Maria said: "I was just flat, a little flat; I have played nine matches in the last 13 days. I still feel I've been hitting the ball well. I can finally say I'm not lacking matches going into a Grand Slam. I don't remember the last time I played nine matches in 13 days, but it's good for me, and a good challenge."

#29 s16 Jelena Jankovic SCG d #108 wc Serena Williams USA 6-4, 6-3

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Serena chasing a backhand, Jelena running down a forehand,
Jelena's forehand drive, Serena's backhand drive, Jelena after match point, and Serena congratulating Jelena on a job well done

    Jelena, who defeated Serena's sister Venus in the 3rd round at Wimbledon a few weeks ago, now leads Serena 2-1 in career matches. Serena's WTA head-to-head record page indicates that only one other player with a winning record against Serena has defeated her more than once; that is retired Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, who is 4-3 against Serena [unfortunately, head-to-head record lists were deleted from the WTA Tour site in late 2006].

    Jelena said: "I think it was an exciting match for the crowd, for me as well. [Serena] is one of the hardest hitters out there. I wasn’t scared. I fought until the end and tried to hang in there."

    Serena was playing in her 2nd tourney after being sidelined for six months by knee and ankle injuries. Serena said: "[Jelena] has an interesting game; she likes some shots and she goes for them, they're very well hit and very well placed.
    "I believe I'm going in the right direction and doing better than the first week I was back. I feel I can learn from everything. It's only my second tournament in some time."

Los Angeles, Final, Sun 2pm ESPN2-TV
loser's prize: $48,900 US; points: 137
winner's prize: $95,500 US; points: 195
#6 s3 Elena Dementieva RUS d #29 s16 Jelena Jankovic SCG 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

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Elena's service toss, Jelena fielding a backhand, Elena's backhand drive, and airborne after match point

Los Angeles, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $15,440 US
winners' prize: $30,000 US
*cdr37 Virginia Ruano Pascual & Paola Suarez d cdr7 s3 Daniela Hantuchova & Ai Sugiyama 6-3, 6-4

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It was the 30th career doubles title for Paola and Vivi as a team; 8 of those titles came in Grand Slam tourneys


Los Angeles, Qual Finals, Sun Aug 6
loser's prize: $885 US
#73 Severine Bremond FRA d #113 Maria-Emilia Salerni ARG
#88 Vasilisa Bardina RUS d #178 Miho Saeki JPN
#94 Anastassia Rodionova RUS d #106 Ivana Lisjak CRO
#97 Meng Yuan CHN d #150 Alberta Brianti ITA
#129 Tatiana Poutchek RUS d #105 Olga Savchuk RUS
#111 Lilia Osterloh USA d #259 Rossana de los Rios PAR
#152 Ahsha Rolle USA d #258 Neha Uberoi USA
#433 Alexandra Stevenson USA d #280 Tara Snyder USA

Los Angeles, Withdrawals
#14 Francesca Schiavone ITA
#22 s12 Katarina Srebotnik SLO r achilles strain
#32 Venus Williams USA left wrist
#36 Vera Zvonareva RUS left wrist sprain
#47 Karolina Sprem CRO
#54 Maria Elena Camerin ITA
#64 Anna Smashnova ISR r shoulder
#70 Aiko Nakamura JPN



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Zi Yan & Na Li, apparently when arriving in Stockholm, unless they always carry flowers,
Anastasia Myskina hanging around outside the entry to the Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza stopping traffic,
Alicia Molik, also looking nice offcourt, and Sofia Arvidsson being pretty in retrowear for the current issue of Sportmagasinet.

Stockholm, 1st Rd, Mon 10:30am-Tue 11am
losers' prize: $1,035 US; points: 1
#11 s1 Anastasia Myskina RUS d #206 wc Alicia Molik AUS 7-6(4), 6-3 Tue
#23 s2 Na Li CHN d #80 Maret Ani EST 6-1, 7-5 Mon

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Na's forehand

#34 s3 Jie Zheng CHN d #77 Zi Yan CHN 7-5, 6-0 Tue
#40 s4 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d #63 Emma Laine FIN 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 Tue

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Sofia's service toss

#43 s5 Catalina Castano COL d #75 Yuliana Fedak UKR 7-6(3), 6-4Mon
*#85 Jarmila Gajdosova SVK d #49 s6 Anastasiya Yakimova BLR 6-2, 6-3 Tue
*#360 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #50 s7 Iveta Benesova CZE 6-2, 6-0 Mon

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16-year-old Caroline, apparently after the match

*#69 Martina Sucha SVK d #59 s8 Klara Zakopalova CZE 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-4 Mon
*#99 Yulia Beygelzimer UKR d #60 Martina Muller GER 6-3, 6-4 Tue
#68 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #145 q Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 Tue
*#349 q Urszula Radwanska POL d #74 Ekaterina Bychkova RUS 6-2, 6-2 Tue
#84 Kaia Kanepi EST d #441 q Sorona Cirstea ROM 6-1, 6-4 Tue
#87 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d #120 Nathalie Vierin FRA 7-5, 6-3 Mon
#114 Eva Birnerova CZE d #130 Sandra Kloesel GER 6-4, 6-2 Tue
*#124 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI d #119 Katerina Bohmova CZE 0-6, 6-3, 6-1 Tue
*#458 wc Johanna Larsson SWE d #126 q Kristina Barrois GER 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 Tue

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17-year-old Johanna at ready

Stockholm, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu noon
losers' prize: $1,925 US; points: 1
#11 s1 Anastasia Myskina RUS d #349 q Urszula Radwanska POL 7-6(3), 6-3 Wed

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Anastasia's service toss

#23 s2 Na Li CHN d #99 Yulia Beygelzimer UKR 6-4, 6-0 Wed
#34 s3 Jie Zheng CHN d #84 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-4, 6-4 Thu
#40 s4 Sofia Arvidsson SWE v #458 wc Johanna Larsson SWE Thu 7:30pm+
#40 s4 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d #458 wc Johanna Larson SWE 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 Thu
*#87 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d #43 s5 Catalina Castano COL 6-4, 6-2 Wed
*#360 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #68 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 7-5, 7-5 Thu
#69 Martina Sucha SVK d #124 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI 4-6, 7-5, 4-0
   retired-- right shoulder Wed
*#114 Eva Birnerova CZE d #85 Jarmila Gajdosova SVK 6-2, 6-3 Thu
Stockholm, QFs, Fri WTA story
losers' prize: $3,580 US; points: 24
#11 s1 Anastasia Myskina RUS d #69 Martina Sucha SVK 6-4, 6-4

    Anastasia said: "I was really surprised at how well [Martina] played. But I am happy with my performance, and I am looking forward to tomorrow's semifinal."

*#87 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d #23 s2 Na Li CHN 6-2, 7-6(7)
#34 s3 Jie Zheng CHN d #360 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-3, 6-1
#40 s4 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d #114 Eva Birnerova CZE 4-6, 6-3, 2-0 retired-- gastroenteritis

    Sofia said: "In the first set, I had lead shoes on. In the second set, I improved the depth on my shots, started hitting my backhand better, and it turned around."

Stockholm, SFs, Sat 2pm
losers' prize: $6,650 US; points: 43
#11 s1 Anastasia Myskina RUS d #40 s4 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 6-2, 6-4
#34 s3 Jie Zheng CHN d #87 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 6-2, 7-6(5)
Stockholm, Final, Sun 2pm
loser's prize: $12,345 US; points: 67
winner's prize: $22,900 US; points: 95
play delayed by rain & moved to an indoor court
*#34 s3 Jie Zheng CHN d #11 s1 Anastasia Myskina RUS 6-4, 6-1

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Anastasia and Jie driving forehands

Stockholm, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $3,640 US
winners' prize: $6,750 US
*cdr191 Eva Birnerova & Jarmila Gajdosova d cdr7 s1 Jie Zheng & Zi Yan 0-6, 6-4, 6-2

Stockholm, Qual Finals, Mon Aug 7
losers' prize: $555 US
#126 Kristina Barrois GER d #181 Margit Ruutel EST 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
*#441 Sorona Cirstea ROM d #127 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
#145 Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA d #196 Selima Sfar TUN 6-3, 6-1
*#349 Urszula Radwanska POL d #226 Zsofia Gubacsi HUN 6-2, 6-1

Stockholm, Withdrawals
#56 Emilie Loit FRA
#81 Roberta Vinci ITA
#90 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP
#98 Hana Sromova CZE Los Angeles



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Jie after receiving the trophy from a Swede named Borg you may have heard about, and a 2005 pic of Jie looking a bit more relaxed


    (August 6, 2006) Pretty # 59 Klara Koukalova from Prague went and got herself married, so she is Klara Zakopalova now. I liked Koukalova, it is easier to pronounce. Oh, well.

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