2006 Stanford & Budapest WTA Singles Results     Kim Clijsters & Anna Smashnova, Champions

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  WTA July 24-30


Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, CA Tier II
$600,000 - 28 players - outdoor: hard
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# 2 Kim Clijsters, # 8 Patty Schnyder
# 12 Nicole Vaidisova, # 16 A-L Groenefeld

Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, HUN Tier IV
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# 35 Catalina Castano, # 36 Michaella Krajicek
# 44 Klara Koukalova, # 45 Iveta Benesova
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#63 Anna Smashnova
5' 2", 117 lbs, RH 1H-BH
Stanford:
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#2 Kim Clijsters
5' 8˝", 150 lbs, RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday at Stanford, in the final of the Bank of the West Classic, the 2001, 2003, & 2005 Stanford champ, 23-year-old top-seeded # 2 Kim Clijsters from Bree, Belgium, defeated 27-year-old 2nd-seeded # 8 Patty Schnyder from Baech, Switzerland, 6-4, 6-2 (Kim is shown with the glassware and someone possibly named Yogi or Smokey after the match).

    Kim said: "It is important to make those first serves against Patty because she is not a player who is going to play aggressive from the first shot. She is going to play the angles and wait for her shot. It is important to make the first serve so she doesn’t get the opportunity to step in on a second serve...
    "This was a completely different match than I had played so far in the tournament. The other players like [Vera] Zvonareva and [Nicole] Vaidisova played similar tennis. They were aggressive, hit the ball deep, and played with some pace. It was definitely not the case today. Patty mixes it up with her lefty serve and it is a little bit tricky. Once I got through that I started to feel comfortable out there...
    "I know that when I play against [Patty] she is not going to hit winners every time. She’s going to go for the angle more and play with a lot of top spin so you have time to get behind the ball and play aggressive tennis. Today was more a matter of being patient and waiting for the right shot to come instead of going for it." tourney quotes

    Patty said: "I just could not step it up and play better from the baseline. [Kim] had too many easy points and I never really felt in the game. It was a little fast for me, and on top of it, she was running very well. I missed too many shots...
    "It was disappointing how I played and that the match was over that quick. I still was in the final and dominated a lot of very good players, just not the very best...
    "I just have to step up a little bit when it comes to those big matches against the best players. I’ve still done very well and this was a good start to the hardcourt season for me...
    "Kim is really good. It is amazing the way she moves and how much power she has even when she steps back on the court. She has the power to push you with a lot of shots and it is tough to stay with her."

    Kim is now 32-14 in WTA singles finals; she loves playing on hardcourts and won last year's "US Open Series" as well as the 2005 US Open itself. Patty is 10-10 in WTA singles finals.
Kim Clijsters Wallpaper - Patty Schnyder Wallpaper

    Whatever and Zero: On Sunday in Budapest, in the final of the Tippmix Grand Prix, the 2005 Budapest champ, 30-year-old 8th-seeded # 63 Anna Smashnova from Herzelia, Israel, handily defeated 25-year-old 5th-seeded # 46 Lourdes Dominguez Lino from Pontevedra, Spain, 6-1, 6-3 (photo shown).
    Anna said: "I'm really happy to be here and win again. It was tough - not as easy as the score suggests. I was patient during the match and fighting for each point. I'm really glad to get through this whole week." WTA story
    12-0 is former top-20 player Anna's record in WTA singles finals, she has never lost one. Lourdes is 1-2 in WTA singles finals; she has won 11 singles titles on the ITF circuit.

Stanford Player's Blog by Nicole Vaidisova

    Stanford: The main draw for Stanford has 8 seeds, with 4 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers and 3 wild cards in the main draw. Early round play begins at 11am local time (qualifying finals are first on Monday).
    Palo Alto (daylight savings) time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) minus 7 hours. That is Pacific Daylight Time in the US, =EDT minus 3 hours.
    2006 is the 36th year of the tourney that has become the Bank of the West Classic, the longest-running women’s-only pro tennis tournament.
    The Bank of the West Classic has been held at Stanford University’s Taube Tennis Stadium since 1997. 37,226 people attended the 13 sessions in 2005.
    The tourney is owned and operated by IMG (International Management Group); Bank of the West has been the tourney's title sponsor since 1992.

   
Early round play at Budapest 
begins at 11am local time. Stanford time is the same as PDT.

    Budapest: The main draw for Budapest has 8 seeds, with NO 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers and 2 wild cards in the main draw.

    Budapest (daylight savings) time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) + 2 hours (US Pacific Daylight Time +9, EDT +6). Early round play begins at 11am local time (qualifying finals are first on Monday).
    Stanford University tennis courts, Palo Alto, California
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Római Tenisz Akadémia, Budapest, Hungary
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WTA SCOREBOARD: Stanford & Budapest
The Wimbledon Centre Court scoreboard at match point during the 1977 ladies singles semifinal as Virginia Wade defeated Chris Evert, and advanced to defeat Betty Stove in the final, becoming the last British woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon-- a portion of a photo from Virginia's book Courting Triumph, click for book excerpts
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On Monday at Stanford, during the press "all-access hour," Patty Schnyder autographed goods to be auctioned for charity,
Nicole Vaidisova spoke to reporters, and Kim Clijsters refused to sit up straight, no matter what.

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Being pretty at the player party: Samantha Stosur & Katarina Srebotnik, Nathalie Dechy, Maria Elena Camerin & Gisela Dulko...

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Being pretty at the player party: Tatiana Golovin, Kveta Peschke, party MC Pari Forood & Kim Clijsters, Patty Schnyder...

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Being pretty at the player party: Akiko Morigani & Ai Sugiyama, Mariana Diaz-Oliva, Olga Savchuk & Alona Bondarenko...

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Being pretty at the player party: Shahar Peer, Nicole Vaidisova, and Jelena Jankovic

Stanford, 1st Rd, Mon 1pm, Tue-Wed 11am Mon quotes - Tue quotes - Wed quotes
losers' prize: $4,175 US; points: 1
*#49 q Shenay Perry USA d #17 s5 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 Tue

    Shenay said: "I feel great about the win. To beat someone who is top-20, who has been top-10 before, and still has potential to get back to the top-10, is great...
    "Getting an early break in the third set turned it around, and my serve. I held serve the entire time in the third set. I didn’t do that in the first or second sets. I think that was a big key."

    Daniela said: "This is the first tournament of the summer so I was not really expecting too much of me. I wouldn’t really give too much to this match. It was about getting used to the conditions and finding my way around the hard courts. But I have a lot of work to do before the next tournament, that’s for sure."

#19 s6 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #52 Kveta Peschke CZE 6-3, 6-4 Tue

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Ai after match point

    Ai said: "I thought we were both playing pretty well today. Mid-way through the first set, [Kveta] started to be more aggressive and she made some mistakes which allowed me to take the set.
    "In the second set, although I wasn’t serving that well, I was returning very well and I was able to take advantage of my opportunities."

    About her 2nd round opponent, Tatiana Golovin, Ai said: "I saw part of her match yesterday and she’s playing very well. I’ll have to try to move her around and try to avoid hitting to her forehand."

#25 s7 Shahar Peer ISR d #1157 wc Amber Liu USA 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 Mon

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Shahar bearing down on her forehand

    Amber said: "[Shahar] started serving better in the last two sets and I think that was the difference. Had I been able to break her in the second set, who knows, but after she won that game she started to get a lot of momentum and went on her run."

*#50 wc Vera Zvonareva RUS d #26 s8 Katarina Srebotnik SLO 6-4, 6-3 Wed

    Vera had defeated Katarina on Sunday in the Cincinnati final, 6-2, 6-4. Vera said: "Playing in a final and playing in the first round is very different, so I went on court not even thinking about last week’s final in Cincinnati. It was a whole new match. [Katarina] played well again. She played well in last week’s final and played well today, so she had two good matches."
    About her 2nd round opponent, Nathalie Dechy, Vera said: "[Nathalie is] a very good player. We played doubles together yesterday but lost. That last time I played against her was in Rome on clay, which is very different, so I’m going to go out there and do my best and hopefully come out the winner."

#27 Jelena Jankovic SCG v #108 wc Lilia Osterloh USA 7-5, 6-3 Tue

    Jelena said: "I was’t happy with the way I played to today. I made a lot of errors and wasn’t serving well. But I was able to win in two sets and did not have to spend too long out there in the heat."

    Lilia is also entered in the tourneys at San Diego, Los Angeles, and Montreal. Lilia said: "Overall, I felt good. It was my first time playing [Jelena], I was on my home court. I felt comfortable and the crowd was supportive. I missed some opportunities today, but I feel my game is improving and I’m feeling ready for the US Open Series.
    "I feel my best tennis is yet to come. To improve, I have to work on my overall game, not one thing in particular. It’s so great to play in the Bay Area. I live in San Francisco so it’s easy for me to play the West Coast swing."

#28 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #58 Maria Elena Camerin ITA 0-6, 7-6(6), 6-3 Wed

    Nathalie said: "[Maria Elena] was playing well in the first set and I was not in the game. It was my first match on the hard court after a little break, so maybe that is why I could not get into a rhythm. But I stayed with it and fought to the end."
    About her next opponent, Vera Zvonareva, Nathalie said: "It is going to be a tough one. We’ve played each other many times and I don’t have the best record against her. She is coming out of a tournament with a victory, so she is going to be the favorite. But I will try to do my best and do something interesting."

*#43 Sybille Bammer AUT d #29 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 Mon

    Sybille said: "It was a very close match all the way, especially in the 3rd set. I think the difference was she had more pressure on her. She took more time between points which really worked to my advantage. Unfortunately for her, she served two double faults in the last game and I was able to win on my second match point. The heat was not so bad today, it didn’t affect me at all."

#32 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #72 Alona Bondarenko UKR 7-5, 6-2 Mon

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Tatiana at her post match press conference

    It was only the 6th match, and 3rd victory, for Tatiana since she tore ankle ligaments in the semifinal of the NASDAQ-100 last March, causing her to miss almost the entire clay court season.

    Tatiana said: "I thought I played well today. Little by little I’m gaining confidence. The ankle injury was bad. I had torn ligaments and a bone bruise, and the recovery takes a long time. I’m trying to get back slowly to the way I was playing early in the year."

*#47 Akiko Morigami JPN d #33 Gisela Dulko ARG 6-0, 6-3 Wed

    Akiko said: "I was in control the first set, but in the second set [Gisela] had a couple of opportunities to break, especially at 3-all, but I held serve for 4-3. Then, she was up 40-0 in the next game, but again I was able to come back for 5-3, and eventually close out the match. It seemed as if she struggled, and I was playing aggressively."
    About Patty Schnyder, her 2nd round opponent, Akiko said: "We played in last year’s Cincinnati final. She’s a lefty, so she’ll probably kick it to my backhand a lot. I will have to stay aggressive and take the ball on the rise."

*#111 q Vasilisa Bardina RUS d #40 Sania Mirza IND 6-3, 6-2 Tue

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Vasilisa at her post match press conference

#42 Samantha Stosur AUS d #101 q Olga Savchuk RUS 6-1, 6-3 Tue

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Samantha's forehand

    Samantha said: "The key was to get off to a good start and serve well, so when I was up 5-0 in the first, that was a big help. I was playing to my own tempo and dictating the match."

    About her 2nd round opponent, Shahar Peer, Samantha said: "I played Peer in the final of Prague and she beat me in three. But now, I know how she plays and I think we match up well on the hard courts. I’ll have to serve well and be ready to compete because she’s a fighter. I’ll try to jump on her serve and put a lot of pressure on her."

#67 Jill Craybas USA d #NR Chanda Rubin USA 6-2, 6-3 Mon

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Chanda, back after a long injury layoff, still showed the same big smile and square shoulders while addressing a women's forum

Stanford, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 11am Thu quotes
losers' prize: $7,820 US; points: 25
#2 s1 Kim Clijsters BEL d #27 Jelena Jankovic SCG 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 Wed

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Jelena and Kim launching backhands

    Kim said: "In the first set I needed to get used to the situation. I was coming off playing on grass and indoors during the Fed Cup, and I had to get used to playing at night. I had to put the first set out of my mind...
    "I though I started playing better when I won a couple long rallies early in the second set. I was able to get to some tough balls, and [Jelena] missed a few shots."

    Jelena said: "I thought I had a lot of break points but missed shots by just a little bit. I would play a few points well, and then there were a few points I think I gave away. If I made a few of those shot things might have been different...
    "A lot of times I was on the offensive, but didn’t finish off the points. I felt I was in control a lot of the time, but I didn’t use the opportunities when I had them."

#8 s2 Patty Schnyder SUI d #47 Akiko Morigami JPN 6-1, 6-4 Thu

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Patty's backhand

    Patty said: "On these fast surfaces, it’s really important to move well and get a high percentage of your first serves in, which is what I was able to do in this match. I really wanted to win today and keep my focus. Today was all about winning and getting to the next round."
    About her quarterfinal opponent, Jill Craybas, Patty said: "She’s a very solid player. That’s probably her best weapon. She doesn’t have any specific dangerous weapon but again, she’s very solid."

#12 s3 Nicole Vaidisova CZE d #43 Sybille Bammer AUT 6-1, 6-4 Thu

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Nicole launching a backhand, and after winning a point

    Nicole said: "It was my first match on hardcourts [since April], so I was a little nervous. I played well from the start. [Sybille] has been a tough player the last couple of months so I was happy with the result. She served pretty well, and is tricky because she is a lefty and has some good weapons. I stayed in control and took up the pace when I needed to."
    About her quarterfinal opponent, Samantha Stosur, Nicole said: "I played her in Australia and she is a big server (Nicole defeated Samantha 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the 1st round in Sydney). You have to be ready going in against her because she has good volleys and good hands. It is a totally different game than today. I need to go out there and focus and play my game."

#16 s4 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER d #111 q Vasilisa Bardina RUS 6-3, 7-5 Thu

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Anna-Lena's backhand

*#32 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #19 s6 Ai Sugiyama JPN 6-2, 6-3 Wed

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Tatiana was interviewed for French TV after the win

    Tatiana said: "It was important that I stayed calm and positive. I was able to get a good rhythm. My ankle is feeling better and I was moving well, which is important against a player like Ai, who moves very well and can get to many balls...
    "I played Ai before and had a good record against her on the hard courts, so I had confidence going into the match, which helped."

*#42 Samantha Stosur AUS d #25 s7 Shahar Peer ISR 7-5, 6-3 Wed

    Samantha said: "I think I served very well. That was probably the thing I did the best out there today. [Shahar] never really got a chance to attack my serve. She has very good ground strokes and as soon as the ball drops, she's always looking to do something with it and try to finish the point. I didn't really give her a chance to do that, especially on my service games."

*#50 wc Vera Zvonareva RUS d #28 Nathalie Dechy FRA 7-6(5), 6-0 Thu

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Vera following her backhand

    Vera said: "It was a tough first set for me. [Nathalie] was playing really well, and I got lucky in the tie-break. I was able to come back from 3-1 down in the tie-break, which gave me momentum into the second set. I felt like I was cruising in the second set."
    About her quarterfinal opponent, top-seeded # 2 Kim Clijsters, Vera said: "I played [Kim] at Wimbledon in the first round. It was not an easy match. We all know she’s a great player, and I’m going to go out there and give it my best. I didn’t see her play last night, but I know what to expect. We all get to watch her a lot, because she’s one of the best."

*#67 Jill Craybas USA d #49 q Shenay Perry USA 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(2) Wed

    Jill said: "I was struggling midway through the second set, and I got down on myself. To change things, I had to visualize myself hitting winners and that what happened.
    "I felt very good in the tiebreak, as I have a good tiebreak record, but I knew I had to get out in front right away and I was able to do that."

    Shenay said: "We were on serve 5-4 in the third set and I just didn’t play well. [Jill] played better today, and I just got lucky to stay that close. I didn’t make her play hard enough on her serve."

Stanford, QFs, Fri noon Fri quotes
losers' prize: $14,600 US; points: 49
#2 s1 Kim Clijsters BEL d #50 wc Vera Zvonareva RUS 6-2, 3-6, 6-1>

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Kim following her backhand

    Kim said: "I played a good first set. My first serve was better than it was on Wednesday, but it still wasn’t great... I’ve had some injuries this year and not played as many matches as I have wanted to. Every time you win is a bonus."
    About her semifinal opponent, Nicole Vaidisova, Kim said: "It is always interesting to play against players who are young, doing well and are motivated. She is an aggressive player with a good serve."

    Vera said: "Kim started out really well. In the second set I was fighting for every point and was able to win the set. In the third I lost my concentration for a bit and she was just on top of me. I was feeling a little tired, so it was difficult for me to come back."

#8 s2 Patty Schnyder SUI d #67 Jill Craybas USA 6-4, 7-5

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Patty's backhand

    Patty said: "I was kind of up and down today. [Jill] surprised me with her forehands down the line. She was very aggressive and I didn’t expect that. I was pretty happy with my serve. I had some very good games in the match and some good shots...
    "I tried to play to [Jill's] backhand and get some shorter balls. I was able to mix up my serve so she couldn’t get any rhythm on the return. It worked out pretty well and I was happy to be able to serve it out in the second set...
    "I would love to serve as well tomorrow as I have in the previous two rounds. I need to move around a little better than I did today, but I am ready for tomorrow." tourney quotes

    Jill said: "Overall, I played well. It was a good match. In the first set, I think I went for winners on inappropriate points and I was trying to finish the points too early. Her ball is really tough to handle. Even though I like to play lefties, [Patty's] forehand is so heavy, and because I’m shorter the ball kicks up very high, which is difficult for me."

#12 s3 Nicole Vaidisova CZE d #42 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 6-2

    Nicole said: "I didn’t start out the greatest, but I stayed positive and came back. I’m happy about today. I just played my game like I did yesterday. I played fast and just tried to hit winners. I changed up the pace and that worked very well. I’m happy to be in the semifinals and looking forward to tomorrow night...
    "I have never played Kim [Clijsters], so that will be a first if we play tomorrow. She is a great player and a great person on and off the court. We practiced together a couple of days ago, and she was really nice."

    Samantha said: "[Nicole] was just playing too well today. I had a hard time getting my shots past her. I think I need to serve better, not give away points, and try to hit it deeper to keep her back more."

*#32 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #16 s4 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER 6-4, 7-6(5)

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Tatiana following her forehand

    Tatiana said: "I think it was different today, because in the first two matches [Alona Bondarenko and Ai Sugiyama] hit the ball pretty flat, but [Anna-Lena] hit with a lot of spin...
    "This has been a very good tournament for me. I’m starting to play with a lot of confidence. I’ve beaten two pretty high ranked players and I’m very pleased to make it to the semis...
    "[The tiebreak] was up and down. I was down 4-1 but she made a couple errors and I was able to keep fighting and come back...
    "My ankle feels good. I’ve come a long way since the French Open, when I started to come back."

    Anna-Lena said: "I served well, and was able to get the re-break right away. The match was so close, down to one break. I had chances to get up in the match, especially in the tie-break when I was up 4-1, but there were so many close points that the difference was just millimeters...
    "I tried to dictate points but [Tatiana's] game is the same way, and she is very strong on her forehand side and can control points with it well. The rallies were really tough and hard-hitting...
    "Of course I am disappointed after today’s match, because I had my chances to reach the semis again here, but I have to take the positive, and there is time to improve in time for the US Open."

Stanford, SFs, Sat 1pm tourney quotes
losers' prize: $27,300 US; points: 88
#2 s1 Kim Clijsters BEL d #12 s3 Nicole Vaidisova CZE 7-5, 6-2

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Kim serving, Nicole's forehand, and Kim's backhand

    Kim said: "I have always played well on hardcourts and one of my favorite trips of the year is coming to Stanford. I have played a lot in the last few months and changed surfaces a lot from clay to grass to indoors at the Fed Cup to hardcourts here...
    "I won my first couple of matches here but there was room for improvement. I feel like gradually everything has been getting better and that is what I try to aim for. I still am not at my best level. Any athlete is always critical and always wants to improve...
    "The younger players play from the start like they have nothing to lose. Once it gets to five-all or six-all that’s when experience can play a little bit of a role; they can get a little bit nervous and might not go for shots as much as in the beginning.
    "[Nicole] is a really good player. She is so accurate at times with her serve and it is really hard to read... I practiced with Nicole in the beginning of the week and got a feel for how hard she hit the ball. She hits the ball very deep and likes to keep rallies short. As soon as she gets an opportunity, she goes for it."

    Nicole said: "I definitely did not serve well and that played a big part today. Especially in the first set, I would have had a couple of other opportunities if I had served better. I played fairly well in the first set, but a serve is a big part of a game to be missing...
    "She played well the whole time and I made some errors in the second set that she took advantage of. She’s a tough player and I knew that coming in. I have some pointers for next time we play and will work on a couple of things. She’s a great mover, is very fast, and hits the ball very deep in the court. She just keeps fighting for every point...
    "There were a lot of positive things for me. I had a set point and lots of opportunities. I know I can play a good match against her...
    "At the tough points, Kim hit her best shots and served well. You can tell she’s been there before."

#8 s2 Patty Schnyder SUI d #32 Tatiana Golovin FRA 7-6(4), 6-1

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Patty and Tatiana belting backhands, Patty spinning a forehand, and after match point

    Patty said: "The first set could have gone either way. I felt some nerves coming and missed too many balls. [Tatiana] played very solid and was up 3-0 in the tiebreaker, but I turned it around and it was a lucky pullout."
    About playing Kim Clijsters in the final, Patty said: "I know I am the clear underdog and [Kim] is the favorite. I’m just happy I got to the final and to still be here and have a chance to win. I didn’t lose too much energy tonight. I’ll just try my best and see how far I can push her."

    Tatiana said: "I was very impressed by the way [Patty] played. I had to give everything I had to get the tie-break and had my chance, up 3-0, but when I lost that set, I just ran out of gas. It was a long way to the end of the match, and I think I may have given it my all in the second because she played so well...
    "She had the total game against me and used everything – drop shots, angles, cross-courts. She hit with so much spin to my backhand and her forehand gave me trouble. It kicked up so high...
    "I’m still happy with my week and I hope to continue this summer. I think some more matches like this will help out a lot."

Stanford, Final, Sun noon
loser's prize: $51,000 US; points: 137
winner's prize: $95,500 US; points: 195
#2 s1 Kim Clijsters BEL d #8 s2 Patty Schnyder SUI 6-4, 6-2

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Kim's forehand, Patty volleying a backhand, and Kim after match point

Stanford, Doubles Final, Sun 2pm+
losers' prize: $16,120 US
winners' prize: $30,000 US
cdr54 s3 Anna-Lena Groenefeld & Shahar Peer d cdr63 s4 Gisela Dulko & Maria Elena Camerin 6-1, 6-4

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Sharhar & Anna-Lena after match point


Stanford, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 24 11am
loser's prize: $2,230 US
#47 Akiko Morigami JPN d #135 Lioudmila Skavronskaia RUS 6-4, 6-2
#49 Shenay Perry USA d #810 wc Lindsay Nelson USA 6-3, 6-4
*#111 Vasilisa Bardina RUS d #64 Emma Laine FIN 6-0, 6-3
#101 Olga Savchuk RUS d #309 Liga Dekmeijere LAT 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-2

Stanford, Withdrawals
#10 Lindsay Davenport USA low back
#35 Catalina Castano COL Budapest
#NR Elena Bovina RUS r shoulder


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Budapest, 1st Rd, Mon 10am-Tue 9:30am
losers' prize: $1,035 US; points: 1
#35 s1 Catalina Castano COL d #137 Kyra Nagy HUN 6-3, 6-2 Tue
#36 s2 Michaella Krajicek NED d #95 Stephanie Foretz FRA 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 ppd-Tue
*#126 q Eva Birnerova RUS d #44 s3 Klara Koukalova CZE 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 Tue
#45 s4 Iveta Benesova CZE d #119 Katerina Bohmova CZE 7-6(10), 2-6, 6-4 Mon-Tue
#46 s5 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d #69 Ekaterina Bychkova RUS 6-4, 6-4 Tue
*#77 Yuliana Fedak UKR d #60 s6 Julia Schruff GER 6-2, 6-0 Mon

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Yuliana between points

#62 s7 Martina Sucha SVK d #96 Jarmila Gajdosova SVK 7-6(5), 6-2 Tue
#63 s8 Anna Smashnova ISR d #70 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 Tue
#66 Martina Muller GER d #114 Nathalie Vierin ITA 6-3, 6-2 Mon
#76 Romina Oprandi ITA d #218 wc Zsofia Gubacsi HUN 6-1, 6-3 Tue
#79 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d #81 Maret Ani EST 6-3, 6-1 ppd-Tue
#84 Kaia Kanepi EST d #449 wc Teodora Mircic SCG 6-3, 6-1 Tue
#102 Aravane Rezai FRA d #124 Antonella Serra Zanetti ITA 7-5, 6-0 Mon-Tue

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Aravane between points

#112 Laura Pous Tio d #195 q Alisa Kleybanova RUS 6-3, 6-4 Tue
*#155 q Lucie Hradecka CZE d #128 LL Agnieszka Radwanska POL 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3 Tue

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Agnieszka preparing to serve

#206 q Sara Errani ITA d #293 wc Agnes Szavay HUN 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 Tue
Budapest, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 11am
losers' prize: $1,925 US; points: 12
#35 s1 Catalina Castano COL d #102 Aravane Rezai FRA 6(9)-7, 6-1, 6-3 Thu

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Catalina following her forehand, and Aravane delivering a backhand

#36 s2 Michaella Krajicek NED d #79 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 7-5, 6(3)-7, 6-1 Wed

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Michaella and Tsvetana firing forehands

*#76 Romina Oprandi ITA d #45 s4 Iveta Benesova CZE 7-5, 6-4 Thu
#46 s5 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d #155 q Lucie Hradecka CZE 7-6(5), 6-4 Thu

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Lourdes spinning a forehand

*#66 Martina Muller GER d #62 s7 Martina Sucha SVK 6-3, 6-0 Wed
#63 s8 Anna Smashnova ISR d #112 Laura Pous Tio ESP 6-0, 6-2 Wed
*#206 q Sara Errani ITA d #77 Yuliana Fedak UKR 6-1, 6-4 Wed
*#126 q Eva Birnerova RUS d #84 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-2, 6-4 Thu
Budapest, QFs, Fri 11am
losers' prize: $3,580 US; points: 24
*#63 s8 Anna Smashnova ISR d #35 s1 Catalina Castano COL 6-2, 6-2

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Anna following her backhand

#36 s2 Michaella Krajicek NED d #206 q Sara Errani ITA 6-4, 6-4
#46 s5 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d #76 Romina Oprandi ITA 6-3, 6-0
#66 Martina Muller GER d #126 q Eva Birnerova RUS 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-1
Budapest, SFs, Sat 11am
losers' prize: $6,650 US; points: 43
*#46 s5 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d #36 s2 Michaella Krajicek NED 6-3, 6-4
#63 s8 Anna Smashnova ISR d #66 Martina Muller GER 6-4, 6-3
Budapest, Final, Sun 11am
loser's prize: $12,345 US; points: 67
winner's prize: $22,900 US; points: 95
*#63 s8 Anna Smashnova ISR d #46 s5 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-1, 6-3

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Anna after match point

Budapest, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $3,640 US
winners' prize: $6,750 US
cdr161 s3 Janette Husarova & Michaella Krajicek d cdr195 Lucie Hradecka & Renata Voracova 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Budapest, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 24 10am
losers' prize: $555 US
#126 Eva Birnerova RUS d #1264 Klaudia Jans POL 6-3, 6-2
*#206 Sara Errani ITA d #128 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-4, 6-0
*#195 Alisa Kleybanova RUS d #132 M-J Martinez Sanchez ESP 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
#155 Lucie Hradecka CZE d #169 Michaela Pastikova CZE 6-4, 6-2

Budapest, Withdrawals
#54 Emilie Loit FRA
#58 Maria Elena Camerin ITA Stanford
#61 Marta Domachowska POL Cincy doubles final
#75 Tathiana Garbin ITA r knee injury
#85 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP
#94 Hana Sromova CZE
#104 Virginie Razzano FRA



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Anna and Lourdes


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