2007 Quebec City WTA Singles Results     Lindsay Davenport, Champion


  WTA Oct 29-Nov 4

Bell Challenge Quebec City, CAN
in French English via AltaVista
Tier III $175,000
32 players - indoor: carpet (Uniturf)
Pavillon de l'Éducation
    physique et des sports
   Laval University campus

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# 14 Nicole Vaidisova
# 22 Vera Zvonareva
# 38 Julia Vakulenko
# 47 Meilen Tu
# 50 Olga Govortosova
# 59 Alize Cornet
# 77 Angelique Kerber
# 80 Olga Poutchkova
plus wc # 124 Lindsay Davenport

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#38 Julia Vakulenko
6' 0" 152lb RH 2H-BH
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#124 Lindsay Davenport
6' 2½" 175lb RH 2H-BH
    On Sunday in Quebec City, in the final of the Bell Challenge, 31-year-old wild card # 124 (and former # 1) Lindsay Davenport from Laguna Beach, California, handily defeated 24-year-old 3rd-seeded # 38 Julia Vakulenko of the Ukraine (residence: Barcelona, Spain), 6-4, 6-1 (Julia's photo is possibly from her semifinal win on Saturday, or may be from her quarterfinal; it is hard to tell at the tourney website... Lindsay's pic is likely from her quarterfinal win on Friday).

    Lindsay and Julia had never before met on the field of combat.

    Stainless Steel Lindsay, who retired late last year upon getting married and starting a family, and had so much fun away from the WTA that she decided to unretire late this year, is now 53-36 in WTA singles finals. She shows absolutely no sign of corrosion despite playing in only her 3rd tourney this year; her match record for the season is 13-1. Lindsay's lone 2007 defeat was at the hands of # 3 Jelena Jankovic in the Beijing semis, 6-3, 7-5.

    Julia was playing in her first WTA singles final; she has won 4 ITF singles titles. Julia has a 43-24 match record in 2007.

Quebec City players blog by Lindsay Davenport

    Two nice New York Times articles from 1854 describing Quebec City, its surroundings, and the river trip there from Montreal, are located at the (newly revised) QuickNews: Canada News and Links, below the story about a rail trip to Montreal.


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Bell Challenge,  Quebec City, Canada


    Quebec City: The main draw for Quebec City 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.
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Latitude: 46.784634 Longitude: -71.277645 goto link for World Wind

    The time in Quebec City is UCT (GMT, Zulu, Greenwich...) minus 5 hours. That equals US Eastern Standard Time, which is PST +3 hours. Canada news

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2007: At Sunday night's player party in Quebec City, Liga from Riga (Miss Dekmeijere, who resides in the Latvian capital) demonstrated having too much fun-- or perhaps its just a special effect... also pretty at the party were Frenchwomen Severine Bremond, Stephanie Foretz, and Alize Cornet, possibly applauding the vocal stylings of Vania King, who did (not really) sing the Theme from Star Wars, translating the complex Bill Murray lyrics into both French and SCTV Great White North dialect English on the spot... also practicing their pretty skills at the party were Ashley Harkleroad and Sunitha Rao, and unretired former # 1 Lindsay Davenport announced that she would be joining the Canadiens as soon as she learned how to hit into the net, not over it...
healthy young ladies doing the modeling thing at the tourney opening ceremonies on Monday included Canadian Stephanie Dubois, Frenchwomen Severine Bremond & Stephanie Foretz, and Lilia Osterloh, Vania King, and Yaroslava Shvedova.
Quebec City, 1st Rd, Mon-Wed 11am WTA Tue story - WTA Wed story
loser's prize: $1,205 US (2006: $1,300); points: 1
*#113 Renata Voracova CZE d #14 s1 Nicole Vaidisova CZE 2-6, 6-3 retired-- right wrist injury Wed

    Nicole missed the Berlin, Rome and Strasbourg tourneys in May due to the same right wrist injury, but recovered to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open.

    Nicole said: "I've had this injury before, and I started feeling it midway through the second set. From there it just got worse and worse and it was especially painful on forehand returns. It's disappointing, because I obviously like this city a lot and I would have liked to have finished the year with a win."

    Renata said: "It was so hard to break [Nicole's] serve in the first set. I had so many chances, but eventually it paid off and I got the break in the second set and was happy about that. I was playing well when she retired so I'm going to be confident going into my second round match."

#22 s2 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #103 Catalina Castano COL 6-2, 6-4 Mon
#38 s3 Julia Vakulenko UKR d #105 Rossana De Los Rios PAR 6-2, 6-0 Mon
*#129 q Sofia Arvidsson SWE d #47 s4 Meilen Tu USA 6-2, 6-2 Wed
#50 s5 Olga Govortosova BLR d #122 Jorgelina Cravero ARG 6-4, 6-3 Mon
*#120 q Julie Ditty USA d #59 s6 Alize Cornet FRA 7-5, 6-3 Wed
#80 s8 Olga Poutchkova RUS d #152 q Marina Erakovic NZE 6-1, 6-2 Tue

    Olga said: "I'm really happy to win today. It has been a long year and some of us are tired and injured, but now I'm just moving forward. And I love Québec - it's so nice here so it feels great to put in such a good performance."

*#92 Jill Craybas USA d #83 Lilia Osterloh USA 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 Tue
*#112 Vania King USA d #84 Anne Kremer LUX 6-2, 6-1 Tue
*#151 Stephanie Foretz FRA d #86 Yaroslava Shvedova RUS 6-3, 6-4 Tue
*#101 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #91 Ashley Harkleroad USA 6-4, 6-2 Mon
#94 Severine Bremond FRA d #157 wc Marie-Eve Pelletier CAN 6-2, 6-3 Tue
#108 wc Stephanie Dubois CAN d #144 q Abigail Spears USA 6-1, 6-4 Tue
#155 LL Alina Jidkova RUS d #182 Sunitha Rao USA 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Tue
#117 Maret Ani EST d #136 LL Andreja Klepac SLO 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 Wed
#124 wc Lindsay Davenport USA d #77 s7 Angelique Kerber GER 6-3, 6-3 Tue

    Lindsay said: "I felt a little bit off and was making some errors, and [Angelique] was getting a lot of balls back. But I haven't played too much in the last month, let alone the last 13 months; the more I play this week, the better I'll get."

Quebec City, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 11am
loser's prize: $2,030 (2006: $2,200) US; points: 20
#22 s2 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #94 Severine Bremond FRA 6-3, 7-6(6) Wed
#38 s3 Julia Vakulenko UKR d #108 wc Stephanie Dubois CAN 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 Wed
#50 s5 Olga Govortosova BLR d #155 LL Alina Jidkova RUS 6-3, 5-0 retired-- dizziness Wed
#80 s8 Olga Poutchkova RUS d #92 Jill Craybas USA 6-2, 6-3 Thu
*#124 wc Lindsay Davenport USA d #101 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 6-1, 6-0 Thu
*#120 q Julie Ditty USA d #117 Maret Ani EST 6-3, 6-3 Thu
*#151 Stephanie Foretz FRA d #129 q Sofia Arvidsson SWE 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 Thu
#112 Vania King USA d #113 Renata Voracova CZE 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Thu

Quebec City, QFs, Fri noon WTA story
loser's prize: $3,740 (2006: $4,050) US; points: 35
#22 s2 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #80 s8 Olga Poutchkova RUS 6-2, 6-1
#38 s3 Julia Vakulenko UKR d #50 s5 Olga Govortosova BLR 6-3, 6-2
*#120 q Julie Ditty USA d #112 Vania King USA 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
#124 wc Lindsay Davenport USA d #151 Stephanie Foretz FRA 6-4, 6-0

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Lindsay "reacting" (this photo is likely from the quarterfinals, but the tourney website makes it difficult to be sure)

    Lindsay said: "I started off well to go up 4-0, but I lost my concentration a little bit and found myself at 5-4; luckily, I got my act together and played well from that point on.
    "Tomorrow in the semis I face Vera Zvonereva, who I think is a great player. I'm really excited to be playing a player of her level - it's a great way to see where I'm at, and really the reason I came back was to play the best, enjoy the process and try and win."

Quebec City, SFs, Sat 1pm
loser's prize: $7,105 (2006: $7,700) US; points: 65
*#124 wc Lindsay Davenport USA d #22 s2 Vera Zvonareva RUS 6-2, 6(3)-7, 6-3

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Lindsay meeting the press after the match

#38 s3 Julia Vakulenko UKR d #120 q Julie Ditty USA 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

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Julia driving a forehand (this photo appears to be from the semis, but might be from the quarterfinals)

Quebec City, Final, Sun after doubles, noon start
loser's prize: $13,520 (2006: $14,650) US; points: 100
winner's prize: $25,840 (2006: $28,000) US; points: 140
*#124 wc Lindsay Davenport USA d #38 s3 Julia Vakulenko UKR 6-4, 6-1

Quebec City, Doubles Final, Sun noon
loser's prize: $4,020 US [2006: $4,350]
winner's prize: $7,620 US [2006: $8,250]
*cdr239 Raquel Kops-Jones & Christina Fusano d cdr189 s3 Stephanie Dubois & Renata Voracova 6-2, 7-6(4)

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Renata & Stephanie, and Christina & Raquel

Quebec City, Qual Finals, Mon Oct 29 11am
losers' prizes: q1: $185 pts: 1; q2: $325 pts:3; q3: $605 US (2006: $650) pts: 4; qualifier points: 8
#120 Julie Ditty USA d #155 Alina Jidkova RUS 7-5, 6-0
#129 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d #165 Angelika Bachmann GER 6-3, 6-2
*#152 Marina Erakovic NZE d #136 Andreja Klepac SLO 7-5, 6-0
#144 Abigail Spears USA d #472 Korina Perkovic GER 6-4, 7-6(3)

Quebec City, Withdrawals
#7 Anna Chakvetadze RUS
#15 Tatiana Golovin FRA right knee
#27 Victoria Azarenka BLR
#32 Sania Mirza IND abdominal strain
#48 Shuai Peng CHN
#49 Dominika Cibulkova SVK
#51 Elena Vesnina RUS
#52 Martina Muller GER
#53 Akiko Morigami JPN
#54 Meghann Shaughnessy USA
#65 Yvonne Meusberger AUT
#68 Nathalie Dechy FRA
#79 Camille Pin FRA
#93 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL
#102 Tatjana Malek GER ear infection #111 Ahsha Rolle USA right knee sprain
#153 sr  Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP

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