2007 Beijing, Kolkata & Portoroz WTA Singles Results     A Szavay, M Kirilenko, & T Golovin, Champions

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  WTA Sept 17-23

China Open, Beijing, CT Tier II
$600,000 - 28 players - outdoor: hard
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# 3 J Jankovic, # 11 A Mauresmo

Sunfeast Open, Kolkata, IND Tier III
$175,000 - 32 players - indoor: greenset
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# 10 M Bartoli, # 12 D Hantuchova

Slovenia Open, Portoroz, SLO Tier IV
$145,000 - 32 players - outdoor: hard
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# 19 T Golovin, # 20 S Bammer
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Beijing:
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#23 Agnes Szavay
5'7" 139lb RH 2H-BH
Portoroz:
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#19 Tatiana Golovin
5'9" 132lb RH 2H-BH
Kolkata:
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#35 Maria Kirilenko
5'8" 127lb RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday in Bejing, in the final of the China Open, 18-year-old 6th-seeded # 23 Agnes Szavay from Budapest, Hungary, won the biggest victory of her career, narrowly defeating 22-year-old 2nd-seeded # 3 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia (residence: Bradenton, Florida, home of the Bollettieri Academy), 6(7)-7, 7-5, 6-2 (Agnes is shown after match point). The win will put Agnes, who started the season ranked just inside the top 200, into the top 20 on Monday for the first time in her career.

    Jelena trailed 0-5 in the 1st set tiebreaker before recovering to take the set. Then Jelena took a 5-1 lead in the 2nd set, and held match point with Agnes serving at 30-40, with a 1st serve fault.
    Agnes then fired a 2nd serve ace, held serve, and won the next nine games to take the 2nd set and a 3-0 lead in the 3rd.

    Agnes said: "When [Jelena] had match point, I wasn't thinking about losing the match. I was just thinking about winning that point... At the end of the match I was a little bit nervous. It can be hard to finish the match, especially when you're playing against the No.3 player in the world. But I'm happy to finish this with a title win." WTA story

    Jelena said: "When I had match point, everything happened so quickly. [Agnes] started playing so fast. I lost my focus, and as the match went on it just became worse. I broke down in the third set. I was just a different player... [Agnes is] young and has huge potential. We will be hearing a lot more from her, I'm sure."

    Agnes and Jelena had never before met on the field of combat. Agnes, who has a 54-13 match record for 2007, is now 2-1 in WTA singles finals; she won her first title earlier this year in Palermo. Jelena, who has a 70-19 match record for the year, is now 5-8 in WTA singles finals; she won the titles this year in Birmingham, Rome, Charleston, and Auckland.

    Meanwhile, in Portoroz, in the final of the Slovenia Open, 19-year-old top-seeded # 19 Tatiana Golovin of France (residence: on Brickell Key, Miami, Florida), defeated the local hero, 26-year-old 4th-seeded # 24 Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia (residence: income tax-free Dubai, United Arab Emirates), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 (Tatiana is shown with the flatsquareware).

    Tatiana said: "I had lots of trouble getting into the match in the first set; [Katarina] was playing really well in front of her fans and it was just tough at the beginning. But I started to calm down in the second set and really began fighting. In the third I think we both played really good tennis. It was a really long match!" WTA story

    Katarina said: "[Tatiana] was playing too well in the second and third sets. She was making some mistakes off the returns and in the rallies in the first set, and she wasn't serving well either. But she stopped giving me free points and made me work hard, and she definitely deserved to win. I admire what she showed today."

    Tatiana now leads Katarina 2-1 in career matches; Katarina won their first meeting, in the 1st round in Miami in 2003 (when Tatiana was 15), 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. Their second meeting was earlier this year, indoors in the 1st round in Antwerp, where Tatiana won, 6-0, 6-2. Tatiana is now 2-3 in WTA singles finals; she won her first title earlier this year at Amelia Island. Katarina is now 4-5 in WTA singles finals.

    And meanwhile, in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in the final of the Sunfeast Open, 20-year-old 4th-seeded # 35 Maria Kirilenko from Moscow, Russia, defeated 22-year-old # 168 Mariya Koryttseva from Harkov, Ukraine, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 (Maria is shown on Wednesday after winning her 2nd round match, because the oncourt pics from Kolkata this week have been downright lousy).

    Maria said: "The score looked easy but I had to play well. I served well, ran well, hit my groundstrokes well. Everything was just working and physically I felt really good. I'm thrilled to have played so well in the final." WTA story
    Mariya said: "I give all the credit to Maria, she just played too well today."

    Maria and Mariya had never before met on the field of combat. Maria is now 2-1 in WTA singles finals; she won her first title in Beijing in 2005. Mariya was playing in her 1st WTA singles final; she has won 5 ITF singles titles.

Portoroz player's blog by Katarina Srebotnik

WTA SCOREBOARD: Beijing, Kolkata & Portoroz

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China Open,  Beijing, China

 

    Beijing: The main draw for Beijing has 8 seeds, with 4 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers in the main draw.
    Qualifying (3 rounds) starts on Saturday, qualifying finals are on Monday.
   
Beijing International Tennis Centre
Beijing Int'l Tennis Centre - click for sat pic
Latitude: 39.849625 Longitude: 116.406541 goto link for World Wind


    The time in Beijing is UCT (GMT, Zulu, Greenwich...) plus 8 hours. That is Eastern Daylight Time in the US + 12 hours, PDT+15 hours. China news

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2007: On Sunday, Sep 16, Elena Dementieva arrived in Beijing, and impatiently waited for her mom-coach, Vera, to haul her barbells up to the penthouse so she could get right out onto the practice court... Martina Hingis arrived in Bejing three days earlier, giving her mom-coach, Melanie Molitor, more time to do the heavy lifting...

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On Monday, Sep 17, Australian Open & Wimbledon doubles champ Jie Zheng met the press, still pretty, although unable to play since May due to a bad left ankle injury... Jelena Jankovic was also looking good for reporters on Monday... On Tuesday, top players Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic, Amelie Mauresmo, Elena Dementieva, Lindsay Davenport, and Martina Hingis got all dressed up to be introduced to Somebody Orother (Svetlana later withdrew with an abdominal strain)...
Beijing, 1st Rd, Mon-Tue 11am, Wed 12:30pm
losers' prize: $3,855 US (2006: $4,175); points: 1
Mon: rain, only quallies + 1 match played, rest ppd-Tue
#18 s5 Martina Hingis SUI d #139 wc Tiantian Sun CHN 6-2, 6-3 ppd-Tue

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Tiantian driving a forehand, Martina about to connect with a backhand, and after match point

    Tiantian broke Martina's serve in the first game of the match. Martina said: "She started very well and hit some good return points. I was not ready in the first game but later when I broke [Tiantian's serve], my confidence came back. In my next match, I definitely will get ready from the first point, not from the first game." postmatch interview

    Martina, who had swung a Yonex bat througout her career, began using an all-black bat earlier this summer and stopped carrying a Yonex bag. When asked about her equipment at the US Open, Martina said: "I'm not talking about this subject right now. Yup, it's a black frame. Testing racquet."
    Today, Martina was swinging another new axe, but this time with the familiar Yonex design and logo. Her new bat looks very similar to her previous Yonex NanoSpeed RQS 11 (but with maroon instead of blue accents), and is possibly an updated version of that model.

#23 s6 Agnes Szavay HUN d #158 q Marina Erakovic NZL 7-5, 6-3 Tue
*#52 Akiko Morigami JPN d #32 s7 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-4, 6-4 Tue

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Akiko driving a backhand, and Anabel following one

#37 s8 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #60 Olga Govortsova RUS 6-2, 6-1 Tue
#39 Tamira Paszek AUT d #93 Jill Craybas USA 6-3, 6-3 Wed
*#71 Iona Raluca Olaru ROU d #44 Martina Muller GER 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Tue
#49 Shuai Peng CHN d #413 q Yi-Fan Xu CHN 6-1, 6-4 Tue
*#94 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #50 Olga Poutchkova RUS 6-1, 6-1 ppd-Tue

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Virginia serving

#57 Aiko Nakamura JPN d #64 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-1, 7-6(4) Tue

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Aiko about to drive a forehand, and Lourdes in backhand volley position

#58 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #73 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-0, 6(5)-7, 6-1 Mon
*#166 q Abigail Spears USA d #74 wc Zi Yan CHN 7-5, 6-3 Tue
*#234 sr Lindsay Davenport USA d #147 q Julie Ditty USA 60 62 Wed

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Lindsay driving a forehand, and Julie about to swat one

Beijing, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 12:30pm
losers' prize: $7,230 US (2006: $7,820); points: 35
#3 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #94 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP 6-0, 6-0 Thu

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Virginia and Jelena driving forehands

    Only 70 points were played in the match; of which Jelena won 53 and Virginia 17. Jelena put 77% of her 1st serves in the box, and won 79% of her 1st serve points and 71% of her 2nd serve points.

#11 s3 Amelie Mauresmo FRA d #71 Iona Raluca Olaru ROU 6-2, 6-2 Wed

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Amelie's forehand drive, and Iona's backhand

#15 s4 Elena Dementieva RUS d #39 Tamira Paszek AUT 6-2, 6-0 Thu

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Tamira fielding a forehand, and Elena's backhand drive

*#49 Shuai Peng CHN d #18 s5 Martina Hingis SUI 7-5, 6-1 Wed

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Martina driving a forehand, Shuai about to connect with a backhand, and Martina congratuating Shuai after match point

    Martina said: "The first set was very close and of high quality. In the second set, [Shuai] played with more intensity. She was better... We played once before and I felt hard to beat her. She is in her home country and the support made her play better... I tried to put pressure on her. She did great and made less unforced errors." postmatch interview

#23 s6 Agnes Szavay HUN d #58 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 7-6(4), 6-4 Wed
*#234 sr  Lindsay Davenport USA d #37 s8 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 7-5, 6-3 Thu

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Eleni driving a forehand, and Lindsays's backhand drive

#52 Akiko Morigami JPN d #57 Aiko Nakamura JPN 7-5, 6-3 Thu
#111 LL Maria Emilia Salerni ARG d #166 q Abigail Spears USA 6-2, 7-5 Wed

Beijing, QFs, Fri 12:30pm WTA story
losers' prize: $13,500 US (2006: $14,600); points: 70
#3 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #52 Akiko Morigami JPN 6-3, 7-5

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Akiko and Jelena driving backhands

*#49 Shuai Peng CHN d #11 s3 Amelie Mauresmo FRA 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

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Shuai driving a forehand, Amelie launching one on the run, and Shuai after match point

*#234 sr  Lindsay Davenport USA d #15 s4 Elena Dementieva RUS 7-6(1), 61

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Lindsay's forehand drive, and Elena fielding one on the fly

    Lindsay said: "I think one of the things that makes Elena so good is that she returns well; she doesn't have the best serve, but she makes up for that by breaking serve a lot. I knew it would be tough to hold serve today but at the same time I knew I'd get opportunities to break her serve. So I tried to stay positive, come back and return well when I did get broken. I was really happy with the way I played - she's a really good player and it's a great win for me right now."

    Elena said: "I had many opportunities in the first set; I feel I was playing really well but then I lost the rhythm of the game. In the second set, [Lindsay] began playing much more solidly and I started making some more unforced errors."

#23 s6 Agnes Szavay HUN d #111 LL Maria Emilia Salerni ARG 6-2, 6-4

Beijing, SFs, Sat 12:30pm
losers' prize: $25,240 US (2006: $27,300); points: 125
#3 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #234 sr  Lindsay Davenport USA 6-3, 7-5

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Jelena fielding a forehand, Lindsay driving one, Jelena's backhand, and Jelena meeting the press after the match

#23 s6 Agnes Szavay HUN d #49 Shuai Peng CHN 6-1, 6-2

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Agnes serving, Shuai driving following a running forehand, Agnes's backhand, and Agnes alerting the media after the match

Beijing, Final, Sun 7pm
loser's prize: $47,125 US (2006: $51,000); points: 190
winner's prize: $88,265 US (2006: $95,500); points: 275
*#23 s6 Agnes Szavay HUN d #3 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6(7)-7, 7-5, 6-2

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Agnes launching a cannonball serve, Jelena reaching for a forehand, Agnes about to swat a backhand,
Agnes driving a forehand, Jelena's backhand drive, Agnes about to wallop one, and after match point,

Beijing, Doubles Final, Sun 3pm
losers' prize: $14,900 US (2006: $16,120)
winners' prize: $27,730 US (2006: $30,000)
cdr83 s3 Chia-Jung Chuang & Su-Wei Hsieh d Xinyun Han & Yi-Fan Xu 7-6(2), 6-3

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Chia-Jung and Su-Wei


Beijing, Qual Finals, Mon Sept 17 11am
losers' prizes: q1:$595 pts:1; q2:$1,105 pts:3; q3:$2,065 US (2006: $2,230) pts:10; qualifier points: 15
*#147 Julie Ditty USA d #111 Maria Emilia Salerni ARG 7-5, 6-0
*#158 Marina Erakovic NZL d #116 Catalina Castano COL 6-4, 6-0
*#166 Abigail Spears USA d #122 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE 7-5, 6-1
*#413 Yi-Fan Xu CHN d #142 Meng Yuan CHN 6-4, 5-3 retired--toenail contusions

Beijing, Withdrawals
#1 Justine Henin BEL respiratory infection
#2 s1 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS left abdominal strain
#26 Na Li CHN rib injury
#30 Agnieszka Radwanska POL
#34 Mara Santangelo ITA
#36 Samantha Stosur AUS
#38 Victoria Azarenka BLR
#55 Kaia Kanepi EST
#155 sr Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP

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Sunfeast Open,  Kolkata, India

 

    Kolkata: The main draw for Kolkata has 8 seeds. There are NO 1st-round byes.

    There are 4 qualifiers in the main draw; the two qualifying rounds are on Saturday and Sunday.
   
Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata, India
Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata, India - click for sat pic
Latitude: 22.566028 Longitude: 88.341708 goto link for World Wind


    The time in Kolkata is UCT (GMT, Zulu, Greenwich...) plus 5½ hours. That is Eastern Daylight Time in the US + 9½ hours, PDT+12½ hours. India news

    2005 was the first year of the tourney in Kolkata, sometimes still called Calcutta, capital of the West Bengal state of India.

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2007: On Saturday, Sep 15, top seed Marion Bartoli met the press... on Sunday, Marion and 4th seed Maria Kirilenko
got all prettied up to walk the runway at the tourney fashion show... On Tuesday, Indian # 1 Sania Mirza, unable to play
due to a right wrist sprain, was still able to smile for reporters...
Kolkata, 1st Rd, Mon 11:30am, Tue noon, Wed
losers' prize: $1,240 (2006: $1,340) US; points: 1
*#88 Vania King USA d #10 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-1, 7-5 Tue

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Vania driving a forehand, and Marion following a backhand

#12 s2 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #186 q Marta Domachowska POL 6-2, 6-1 Wed

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Marta and Daniela driving forehands, and Daniela posing for the press after the match, wearing traditional Indian garb

#35 s4 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #269 q Neha Uberoi USA 6-2, 6-2 Mon

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Maria lining up a forehand, Neha fielding one on the fly, and Maria driving a backhand

*#98 Tatiana Poutchek RUS d #66 s5 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 6-3, 6-3 Tue
#69 s7 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #350 wc Tara Iyer IND 6-3, 6-1 Wed
#79 s8 Yung-Jan Chan TPE d #NR wc Kyra Schroff IND 6-0, 6-0
*#110 Tzipora Obziler ISR d #81 s9 Yaroslava Shvedova RUS 7-6(6), 6(8)-7, 6-1 Tue
#85 Casey Dellacqua AUS d #102 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 6-2, 6-3 Mon
*#105 Akgul Amanmuradova UZB d #86 Edina Gallovits ROU 6-2 retired Tue
*#140 Anne Keothavong GBR d #90 Sara Errani ITA 6-4, 6-4 Wed
#91 Anastasia Rodionova RUS d #115 Hana Sromova CZE 6-3, 6-2 Tue
*#149 Sophia Arvidsson SWE d #129 Alberta Brianti ITA 6-2, 7-5 Tue
#130 Jarmila Gajdosova SVK d #133 Youlia Fedossova FRA 6-3, 6-4 Mon
#159 q Ekaterina Ivanova RUS d #191 q Naomi Cavaday GBR 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 Mon
#168 Mariya Koryttseva UKR d #182 LL Monique Adamczak AUS 6-3, 6-3 Wed
#208 wc Sunitha Rao IND d #263 LL Sandy Gumulya INA 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 Tue

Kolkata, 2nd Rd, Wed, Thu 1:30pm
losers' prize: $2,105 (2006: $2,275) US; points: 20
#12 s2 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #91 Anastasia Rodionova RUS 6-2, 6-1 Thu

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Daniela about to swat a forehand

#35 s4 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #159 q Ekaterina Ivanova RUS 6-1, 6-4 Wed

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Maria following a backhand, and mugging for the media after the match, wearing traditional Indian garb

#69 s7 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #105 Akgul Amanmuradova UZB 6-1, 6-3 Thu
#79 s8 Yung-Jan Chan TPE d #130 Jarmila Gajdosova SVK 6-1, 6-2 Wed
*#110 Tzipora Obziler ISR d #85 Casey Dellacqua AUS 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 Wed
*#168 Mariya Koryttseva UKR d #88 Vania King USA 6-1, 6-2 Thu

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Mariya driving a forehand

#98 Tatiana Poutchek RUS d #149 Sophia Arvidsson SWE 6-3, 6-1 Thu
#140 Anne Keothavong GBR d #208 wc Sunitha Rao IND 6-3, 6-2 Thu

Kolkata, QFs, Fri 1:30pm
losers' prize: $3,910 (2006: $4,230) US; points: 35
#12 s2 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #79 s8 Yung-Jan Chan TPE 6-4, 6-1

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Daniela following a forehand, and Yung-Jan's backhand drive

#35 s4 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #69 s7 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-3, 6-1

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Maria, apparently having just chopped a backhand drop shot from the baseline
(don't try this at home; Maria is a professional driver on a closed track), and Flavia about to swat a forehand

*#168 Mariya Koryttseva UKR d #98 Tatiana Poutchek RUS 6-4, 6-2

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Tatiana and Mariya driving forehands

*#140 Anne Keothavong GBR d #110 Tzipora Obziler ISR 6-1, 6-3

Kolkata, SFs, Sat 5pm
losers' prize: $7,300 (2006: $7,900) US; points: 65
*#35 s4 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #12 s2 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

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Maria driving a forehand, and after match point

*#168 Mariya Koryttseva UKR d #140 Anne Keothavong GBR 7-6(3), 6-3

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Mariya's forehand drive

Kolkata, Final, Sun 6pm
loser's prize: $13,845 (2006: $15,000) US; points: 100
winner's prize: $25,855 (2006: $28,000) US; points: 140
#35 s4 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #168 Mariya Koryttseva UKR 6-0, 6-2

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Maria driving a backhand, and volleying one

Kolkata, Doubles Final, Sun after singles
losers' prize: $4,050 (2006: $4,380) US
winners' prize: $7,620 (2006: $8,250) US
cdr92 s1 Vania King & Alla Kudryavtseva d Mariya Koryttseva & Alberta Brianti 6-1, 6-4

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Alla & Vania


Kolkata, Qual Finals, Sun Sept 16 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $335 US 1pt; q final $630 (2006: $680) US 3pts; qualifier 4 points
#159 Ekaterina Ivanova RUS d #263 Sandy Gumulya INA 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
#269 Neha Uberoi IND d #363 Rushmi Chakravarthi IND 6-2, 6-4
*#191 Naomi Cavaday GBR d #182 Monique Adamczak AUS 6(4)-7, 7-5, 6-4
#186 Marta Domachowska POL d #277 Sarah Borwell GBR 6-2, 6-3

Kolkata, Withdrawals
#27 s3 Sania Mirza IND right wrist sprain

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Sania tested her wrist on Monday, but discovered it was no go

#68 s6 Alize Cornet FRA
#78 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA
#95 Andrea Petkovic GER
#100 Bethanie Mattek USA
#109 Olga Savchuk UKR
#151 Varvara Lepchenko UZB

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Slovenia Open,  Portoroz, Slovenia

 

    Portoroz: The main draw for Portoroz has 8 seeds, with NO 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers in the main draw.
    Qualifying (3 rounds) starts on Saturday, qualifying finals are on Monday.
   
SRC Marina Portoroz, Slovenia
SRC Marina Portoroz, Slovenia - click for sat pic
Latitude: 45.507963 Longitude: 13.596697 goto link for World Wind


    Daylight savings time in Portoroz is UCT (GMT, Zulu, Greenwich...) plus 2 hours. That is Eastern Daylight Time in the US + 6 hours, PDT+9 hours. Slovenia news

    2007 is the third year of the Portoroz tourney. Slovenia, north of Croatia, west of Switzerland, south of Austria, and east of Hungary, became independent from Yugoslavia in 1991 after a 10-day war. Portoroz is located on the Adriatic Sea; Italy is on the opposite shore.

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2007: Slovene # 1 Katarina Srebotnik paused for a pic while practicing with Vera Zvonareva on Sunday, Sep 16... Tatiana Golovin also got in some practice on Sunday... On Monday, Katarina prepared for her double-bagel 1st round win with a little table tennis...
Portoroz, 1st Rd, Mon-Tue 11am
losers' prize: $955 US (2006: $1,035); points: 1
#19 s1 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #77 Lilia Osterloh USA 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 Mon

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Tatiana between points, apparently thinking about tasty french fries after the match...

#20 s2 Sybille Bammer AUT d #63 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 6-2, 6-1 Tue
#24 s4 Katarina Srebotnik SLO d #187 wc Masa Zec Peskiric SLO 6-0, 6-0 Mon

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Katarina driving a backhand

    Katarina said: "[Masa] has had injuries the last few months and so I didn't really know what to expect. The score definitely didn't reflect how tough it was, though - she definitely deserved a few games in the first set..." Portoroz player's blog by Katarina Srebotnik

#29 s5 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #131 Olivia Sanchez FRA 6-3, 6-3 Tue

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Vera driving a forehand, and Olivia's backhand

#42 s6 Emilie Loit FRA d #103 Greta Arn GER 6-2, 6-4 Tue
#43 s7 Gisela Dulko ARG d #120 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI 6-3, 6-4 Tue-rain-Wed

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Gisela's backhand drive

#45 s8 Vera Dushevina RUS d #145 q Nika Ozegovic CRO 6-2, 6-1 Tue
#47 s9 Meilen Tu USA d #89 Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO 6-4, 7-6(3) Tue-rain-Wed
#48 Meghann Shaugnessy USA d #370 q Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-1, 6-4 Tue
#54 Karin Knapp ITA d #106 LL Renata Voracova CZE 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(3) Tue
#56 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #76 Angelique Kerber GER 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5) Tue

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Nathalie's forehand drive, and Angelique serving

#59 Elena Vesnina RUS d #389 wc Polona Hercog SLO 6-3, 6(6)-7, 6-4 ppd-Wed

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Elena driving a backhand, Polona following one, and Elena applying her Ivana Henryova to a poster after the match

#62 Elena Likhovtseva RUS d #83 Klara Zakopalova CZE 7-6(8), 6-2 Mon

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Elena driving a forehand and Klara about to swat a backhand

*#96 Iveta Benesova CZE d #65 Maria Elena Camerin ITA 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(5) Tue
*#271 q Ana Vrljic CRO d #114 wc Andreja Klepac SLO 6-2, 6-4 Tue
*#193 q Nathalie Vierin ITA d #173 Anna Lapushchenkova RUS 60 61 Tue

Portoroz, 2nd Rd, Wed 11am-Thu 11:30am
losers' prize: $1,775 US (2006: $1,925); points: 15
#19 s1 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #54 Karin Knapp ITA 6-4, 6-3 Wed
#20 s2 Sybille Bammer AUT d #62 Elena Likhovtseva RUS 6-3, 6-2 Wed
#24 s4 Katarina Srebotnik SLO d #48 Meghann Shaugnessy USA 6-2, 6-0 Thu

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Katarina driving a backhand, and Meghann following a forehand

#29 s5 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #56 Nathalie Dechy FRA 6-0, 5-7, 6-4 Wed
#42 s6 Emilie Loit FRA d #193 q Nathalie Vierin ITA 6-3, 6-4 Thu

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Emilie about to swat a forehand, and Nathalie driving one

#43 s7 Gisela Dulko ARG d #59 Elena Vesnina RUS 7-6(3), 6-1 Thu
#45 s8 Vera Dushevina RUS d #96 Iveta Benesova CZE 6-4, 6-4 Wed
#47 s9 Meilen Tu USA d #271 q Ana Vrljic CRO 7-6(1), 6-0 Thu

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Meilen and Ana driving backhands

Portoroz, QFs, Fri noon
losers' prize: $3,310 US (2006: $3,580); points: 30
#19 s1 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #47 s9 Meilen Tu USA 6-3, 6-2

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Meilen driving a backhand, and Tatiana following a forehand

#43 s7 Gisela Dulko ARG d #20 s2 Sybille Bammer AUT 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-1
#24 s4 Katarina Srebotnik SLO d #42 s6 Emilie Loit FRA 6-3, 6-3

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Katarina driving a backhand, and Emilie about to swat a forehand

#45 s8 Vera Dushevina RUS d #29 s5 Vera Zvonareva RUS 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3)

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Vera Z driving a backhand, Vera D following a forehand, and after match point

Portoroz, SFs, Sat after doubles final 2pm
losers' prize: $6,140 US (2006: $6,650); points: 50
#19 s1 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #45 s8 Vera Dushevina RUS 7-6(5), 6-2

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Vera driving a backhand, and Tatiana following one

#24 s4 Katarina Srebotnik SLO d #43 s7 Gisela Dulko ARG 6-2, 6-3

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Gisela following a backhand, Katarina driving one, and Katarina after a swim later in the day

Portoroz, Final, Sun 2:30pm
loser's prize: $11,395 US (2006: $12,345); points: 80
winner's prize: $21,140 US (2006: $22,900); points: 115
#19 s1 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #24 s4 Katarina Srebotnik SLO 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

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Katarina driving a forehand, Tatiana's backhand, and Katarina congratulating Tatiana after match point

Portoroz, Doubles Final Sat 2pm
losers' prize: $3,360 US (2006: $3,640)
winners' prize: $6,240 US (2006: $6,750)
cdr104 s3 Lucie Hradecka & Renata Voracova d cdr246 Elena Likhovtseva (d25) & Andreja Klepac 5-7, 6-4, (10-7)

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Andreja & Elena, and Renata & Lucie


Portoroz, Qual Finals, Mon Sept 17 10am
losers' prizes: q1:$165 pts:1; q2:$280 pts:2; q3:$515 (2006 $555) pts:3; qualifier points: 7
*#193 Nathalie Vierin ITA d #106 Renata Voracova CZE 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
*#370 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d #125 Stephanie Foretz FRA 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
*#271 Ana Vrljic CRO d #134 Katie O'Brien GBR 6-3, 6-4
#145 Nika Ozegovic CRO d #205 Anna Korzeniak POL 6-3, 6-3

Portoroz, Withdrawals
#21 s3 Alona Bondarenko UKR
#28 Tathiana Garbin ITA
#51 Roberta Vinci ITA
#67 Nicole Pratt AUS
#72 Severine Bremond FRA

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    (Sep 17, 2007) 3rd-seeded WTA # 27 and Indian # 1 Sania Mirza has withdrawn from the Kolkata tourney due to a right wrist injury. Sania has been replaced by a lucky loser from qualifying, # 263 Sandy Gumulya of Indonesia.

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