2007 Rome & Fes WTA Singles Results     Jelena Jankovic & Milagros Sequera, Champions

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  WTA: May 14-20 2007


Internazionali d' Italia Alice Cup
Rome, ITA Tier I $1,340,000
56 players - outdoor: red clay
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# 3 A Mauresmo, # 4 S Kuznetsova
# 6 J Jankovic, # 9 N Petrova

Grand Prix La Princesse
Fes, MAR Tier IV $145,000
32 players - outdoor: red clay
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# 49 S Mirza, # 59 V Razzano
# 64 A Rodionova, # 78 J Craybas
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#6 Jelena Jankovic
5' 9½", 134½ lbs, RH 2H-BH
Rome:
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4th WTA Singles Title
2nd Tier I Clay Court Title

    On Sunday in Rome, Italy, in the final of the Internazionali d' Italia Alice Cup (aka Italian Open), 22-year-old 3rd-seeded # 6 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia (residence: Bradenton, Florida, home of the Bollettieri Academy), defeated the 2004 US Open champ (and 2006 French Open finalist), 21-year-old 2nd-seeded # 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia (residence: Barcelona, Spain), 7-5, 6-1 (Jelena is shown after match point, and with the hardware).
    Jelena won the title without dropping a set in five matches, the first player to do so since Conchita Martinez in 1994--the same year Conchita won Wimbledon.
    Both players had trouble with their serve. But while Jelena was returning very well (she won 66% of her 1st serve return points), Svetlana suffered from unforced errors from the baseline. Svetlana said: "I was fighting a lot against myself. I didn't play the game I could have played."

    When Svetlana did keep the ball in play, swift Jelena often ran down and returned her would-be winners. Jelena said: "That was the key, I got so many balls back. [Svetlana is] such a powerful player. Maybe she had in her head that she had to play amazing shots...
    "I didn't expect to win like that. She's one of the toughest players on clay. She's been in the final of the French Open. I play better on hard courts...
    "I'm not putting any pressure on myself. I'm just playing and improving. Every week I'm getting better." AP story - WTA story

    Jelena will pocket $181,980 (minus whatever the Italian government takes, typically 15% to 25%--and, of course, later minus Serbia's income tax); Svetlana's prize is $92,410.

    Jelena & Svetlana had met three times before, and all three of their matches were late last year on hard courts. Outdoors at Flushing Meadows, in the 4th round of the 2006 US Open, Jelena defeated Svetlana, 6(5)-7, 6-3, 6-2. Indoor in the quarterfinals at Stuttgart Svetlana got even, 6-4, 6-1, and soon after, in the 2nd round at Linz, Sveta edged out Jelena, 7-6(6), 7-5.

    Both ladies are at career highs in this week's rankings, Svetlana at # 3 and Jelena # 5. Last week's rankings are usually displayed on these pages in order to match up with the tourney drawsheets--tourney seeds are based on the previous week's rankings.
    Jelena is now 4-5 in WTA singles finals, but 3-1 in finals this year, also winning in Charleston (on green clay) and Auckland. On Monday Jelena will move to # 4 in the rankings, another new career high.
    Svetlana is now 8-11 in WTA singles finals; she has won no titles this year, but also reached the final last week in Berlin, and earlier at Indian Wells and Doha.

    In the Fes final on Sunday, 26-year-old # 102 Milagros Sequera of Venezeula (residence: San Diego, California) won her first WTA singles title by defeating 19-year-old # 112 Aleksandra Wozniak from Blainville, Quebec, Canada, 6-1, 6-3. Milagros's prize is $21,140; the Aleksandra's prize is $11,395.

    Milagros said: "All of the players I played this week were very good; against all of them I just had to be strong... I played my best tennis of the week in the final. At the beginning of both sets I was sort of nervous - I hadn't played a final in a long time - but I calmed down." WTA story

    Aleksandra said: "I was very happy to be in the final; I won some tough matches with good clay court players, and I'm from Canada so I'm usually just playing on hardcourts. Sequera is a much more experienced player. You have good days and bad days; in my early matches I fought hard and played my heart out and was able to come through, but today Sequera was just playing too well. I was disappointed that I lost but it's only my second year, and I'll have more finals."

    Milagros is now 1-1 in WTA singles finals; she reached her previous final in 2003 in Quebec City, where she was playing a young lady you may have heard about named Sharapova. That match ended the unfun way, when Milagros broke her left ankle while running down a ball, giving 16-year-old Maria her second WTA title. Milagros has also won 3 WTA doubles titles, 10 ITF singles titles, and 18 ITF doubles titles.
    Aleksandra had never been past the quarterfinals in WTA singles prior to this week; she has won 7 ITF singles titles.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Rome & Fes

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Italian Open,  Rome, Italy

 

    Rome: The main draw for Rome has 16 seeds, with 8 1st-round byes.
    There are 8 qualifiers and 4 wild cards in the main draw.
    Qualifying finals are on Sunday.
   
Foro Italico, Viale delle Olimpiadi, Rome, Italy
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    Rome daylight savings time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) + 2 hours (US Pacific Daylight Time +9, EDT +6). Italy news

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On Tuesday, May 15, 2007, although unable to play due to a wrist injury, Nicole Vaidisova tried her hand at cooking up some vittles with Whirlpool gear... Roberta Vinci did likewise on Wednesday... On Monday, May 14, Russkis Dinara Safina and Anna Chakvetadze conducted a "Youth Village Tennis Clinic" at the Foro Italico.
Rome, 1st Rnd, Mon-Tue 1pm
losers' prize: $3,195 US (2006: $3,455); points: 1
#13 s9 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #57 q Aravane Rezai FRA 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Mon

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Aravane driving a forehand, and Daniela's backhand drive

#14 s10 Elena Dementieva RUS d #75 wc Maria Elena Camerin ITA 6-1, 6-2 Mon
#15 s11 Shahar Peer ISR d #46 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-0, 2-0 retired-- right wrist strain Mon

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Shahar firing a forehand

#19 s14 Patty Schnyder SUI d #58 Vasilisa Bardina RUS 6-1, 6-2 Tue
#21 s15 Katarina Srebotnik SLO d #39 Martina Muller GER 6-4, 6-2 Tue
#23 s16 Tathiana Garbin ITA d #51 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-3, 7-6(3) Tue

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Flavia about to swat a forehand, and Tathiana fielding a backhand

#25 Sybille Bammer AUT d #34 Gisela Dulko ARG 7-5, 7-5 Tue
#26 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #38 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 Mon

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Maria's forehand, and Ai's fine backhand drive

*#28 Samantha Stosur AUS d #27 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-3, 6-4 Tue

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Samantha's forehand, and Francesca fielding a backhand

#29 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #94 q Tiantian Sun CHN 6(6)-7, 7-5, 6-2 Mon

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Alona and Tiantian driving backhands

#31 Mara Santangelo ITA d #60 Akiko Morigami JPN 6-2, 6-0 Tue

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Mara after winning a point

#32 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d #41 Jie Zheng CHN 6-2, 6-2 Tue
*#40 LL Michaella Krajicek NED d #36 Olga Poutchkova RUS 6-1, 6-2 Mon
*#254 q Zi Yan CHN d #37 Severine Bremond FRA 2-6, 6-0, 6-3 Tue
*#56 Meghann Shaughnessy USA d #42 Emilie Loit FRA 6-3, 6-2 Mon

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Meghann about to swat a backhand

*#47 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #43 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER 6-0, 6-4 Tue

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Nathalie after match point

*#105 q Karolina Sprem CRO d #44 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 Mon

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Karolina belting a backhand

*#81 q Tamira Paszek AUT d #45 Nicole Pratt AUS 6(1)-7, 6-0, 6-2 Mon
#48 Meilen Tu USA d #50 Roberta Vinci ITA 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 Tue
#54 Kaia Kanepi EST d #66 LL Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-3, 6-3 Tue
#67 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d LL #154 Sara Errani ITA 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Tue

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Kateryna about to wallop a backhand

*#131 LL Yuliana Fedak UKR d #68 wc Romina Oprandi ITA 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Tue

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Yuliana driving a backhand

*#88 q Catalina Castano COL d #82 wc Karin Knapp ITA 6-1, 7-5 Mon

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Catalina's forehand

*#133 q Galina Voskoboeva RUS d #87 wc Alberta Brianti ITA 6-2, 6-3 Mon

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Galina's backhand

Rome, 2nd Round, Tue-Wed 1pm
losers' prize: $6,265 US (2006: $6,775); points: 35
*#28 Samantha Stosur AUS d #3 s1 Amelie Mauresmo FRA 7-5, 6(4)-7, 7-6(7) Wed

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Samantha firing a cannonball, Amelie and Sam driving forehands, and Sam after match point

    Samantha, tied at # 1 in doubles with partner Lisa Raymond, and winner of 18 doubles titles including the 2006 French Open and 2005 US Open, was 0-5 against Amelie going into the match, and had never before taken a set from her. The highest ranked player Sam had previously defeated was then # 10 Lindsay Davenport in LA last August, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3.
    Samantha said: "The whole match was pretty tight. I just had to keep fighting and do my best. I haven't played for nearly three hours in a long time, especially on clay." AP story

    Amelie was playing in only her second tourney after being sidelined for about seven weeks due to an appendectomy, and is likely a bit rusty due to the time off. She has said that she is fully fit to play, however, feeling no aftereffects from the surgery.
    Amelie said: "When you're out for a while you just want to get back to your level as quick as you can. Obviously I'm not there yet and I'm disappointed about that."

#4 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #31 Mara Santangelo ITA 6-3, 6-3 Wed

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Svetlana's backhand drive

#6 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #81 q Tamira Paszek AUT 6-3, 6-4 Wed

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Jelena eyeing a tall backhand

#9 s5 Nadia Petrova RUS d #56 Meghann Shaughnessy USA 7-6(5), 6-1 Wed

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Nadia spinning a forehand

#10 s6 Dinara Safina RUS d #54 Kaia Kanepi EST 7-6(5), 6-2 Wed

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Dinara and Kaia Babolatting backhands

#11 s7 Anna Chakvetadze RUS d #254 q Zi Yan CHN 6-1, 6-3 Wed
#12 s8 Serena Williams USA d #40 LL Michaella Krajicek NED 6-4, 6-1 Tue

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Serena's backhand

#13 s9 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #25 Sybille Bammer AUT 6-1, 6-2 Wed

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Daniela also swatting what is apparently the photogs fave stroke this week in Rome

#14 s10 Elena Dementieva RUS d #88 q Catalina Castano 6-4, 6-3 Wed

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Elena driving a forehand

#15 s11 Shahar Peer ISR d #26 Ai Sugiyama JPN 6-0, 6-2 Wed

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Shahar following her drive to the 18th hole, and Ai following her drive to deep center field

#19 s14 Patty Schnyder SUI d #48 Meilen Tu USA 6-4, 6-0 Wed
*#32 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d #21 s15 Katarina Srebotnik SLO 6-3, 6-2 Wed
*#29 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #23 s16 Tathiana Garbin ITA 6-4, 6-2 Wed

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Alona's backhand drive

*#131 LL Yuliana Fedak UKR d #47 Nathalie Dechy FRA 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 Wed
#67 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d #105 q Karolina Sprem CRO 6-3, 6-4 Wed
#214 LL Nathalie Vierin ITA d #133 q Galina Voskoboeva RUS 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wed

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Nathalie firing a forehand on the run

Rome, 3rd Round, Thu 1pm
loser's prize: $12,275 US (2006: $13,285); points: 60
#4 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #131 LL Yuliana Fedak UKR 7-6(4), 6-1

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Yuliana after winning a point, and Svetlana swinging the door shut

#6 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #29 Alona Bondarenko UKR 6-4, 75-

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Jelena driving a forehand, and after match point

*#14 s10 Elena Dementieva RUS d #9 s5 Nadia Petrova RUS 4-3 retired-- low back injury

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Elena's service toss, and Nadia's backhand drive

    Nadia called for the trainer, then played one more point before retiring from the match. Nadia said: "I had an accident in the gym before the tournament. It was getting better, but then when I ran for a ball in the match today I felt a sharp pain." AP story

#10 s6 Dinara Safina RUS d #67 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 6-2, 6-3

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Kateryna and Dinara driving backhands

*#13 s9 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #11 s7 Anna Chakvetadze RUS 6-2, 6-3

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Daniela fielding a drop shot, and Anna's forehand drive

#12 s8 Serena Williams USA d #15 s11 Shahar Peer ISR 6-3, 6-3

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Serena's service toss, Shahar driving a backhand, and Serena following a forehand

    Serena, who won 74 points to Shahar's 64, only put 49% of her 1st serves in the box (Shahar: 70%).

    Serena said: "I didn’t serve well at all today... But usually when I serve bad at the beginning of a tournament it gets better...
    "It was definitely a good test. [Shahar] plays a little like [Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario]. She gets a lot of balls back. I knew she was going to be a tough opponent on clay. I thought I did pretty well." AP story

#19 s14 Patty Schnyder SUI d #28 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 6-4

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Patty after winning a point

#32 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d #214 LL Nathalie Vierin ITA 6-1, 6-1

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Anabel ready to slice a backhand, and Nathalie driving one

Rome, QFs, Fri 1pm WTA story
losers' prize: $24,075 US (2006: $26,050); points: 110
#4 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #10 s6 Dinara Safina RUS 6-1, 6-3

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Dinara following a forehand, and Svetlana launching a backhand

#6 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #14 s10 Elena Dementieva RUS 6-2, 6-1

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Jelena's forehand, and Elena and Jelena driving backhands

    Jelena said: "I used to think that I didn't like clay. I wasn't used to it and I didn't know how to slide. Then I worked with a Spanish coach, I learned how to slide and I got a lot of confidence, especially after Charleston. I'm starting to like it out there." Reuters story

*#19 s14 Patty Schnyder SUI d #12 s8 Serena Williams USA 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(5)

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Patty and Serena driving backhands, Patty after match point, and (below) Serena congratulating Patty

    Patty had been in a bit of a slump recently, with her ranking falling from # 9 to # 19 this year. Although she defeated Martina Hingis in Berlin last week, Martina was clearly suffering from injuries, so this is likely Patty's biggest win since she defeated then # 6 Elena Dementieva 6-4, 6-3, to reach the San Diego semifinals last August.
    Patty was 1-6 against Serena going into this match, but the one victory came in their only previous match on clay, at Charleston in 2002. Clay courts are well-suited to Patty's game of high spin and varied pace.

    Patty said: "I have more time to think [on clay] and I think it's [Serena's] weakest surface... The third set was just really tough, very close. I tried to mix it up, but she's such a champion that you have to expect her to hit a lot of winners. I'm really happy and lucky to be through to the next round." AP story

#13 s9 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #32 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 7-6(8), 7-5

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Daniela and Anabel driving forehand and backhand

Rome, SFs, Sat 1:45pm WTA story
losers' prize: $47,130 US (2006: $51,000); points: 195
#4 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #13 s9 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-4, 6-2

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Svetlana driving a forehand, Daniela running one down, and Sveta after match point

    Svetlana said: "Daniela is playing much better than she was in the past year; I lost to her in Indian Wells. But I know I'm better on clay courts definitely. And now I just come to every match pretty relaxed because I know if I play good game it's all in my hands. So I just try to do my best."

    Daniela was tired from her nearly 2½ hour quarterfinal the previous evening. Daniela said: "It was tough to get on the court and be as sharp as I wanted to be. I didn't really get much sleep. But I think the way Kuzy was playing today it would have been tough to do something about it...
    "This week showed me I can play on clay as well. I had some very good matches here and beat some tough players on clay... Rome is my most favorite city in the world, so to make it to a clay court semi the first time here is great. I had fantastic week. I enjoyed it very, very much."

    About playing Jelena Jankovic in the final on Sunday, Svetlana said: "[Jelena] moves incredibly well on clay. Tomorrow is going to be a tough match. But I think I have the game to win... This year I can see how I can hurt other players a lot on clay courts. I can play with a lot of spin. I really understand the game much more this year." AP story

#6 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #19 s14 Patty Schnyder SUI 6-1, 6-3

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Jelena lining up a forehand, and Patty and Jelena belting backhands

    Patty had defeated former # 1 Serena Williams on Friday. Jelena said: "[Patty] played unbelievably yesterday, and it's really hard to play two days in a row like she did. I expected a really tough match. She's a lefty and her balls have a lot of spin and bounce really high. I just tried to play to her backhand a lot so she couldn't use spin with her forehand." BBC story

    Patty was slowed by breathing problems during the match. Patty said: "I just had the feeling I couldn't rally every single point the way I was supposed to. It's my game to wear down opponents so it's a disadvantage. But [Jelena is] always a great player. I mean, I am not going to say that without it I would have beaten her. It wasn't close. But of course it would have been closer."

Rome, Final, Sun after doubles, 1:45pm
loser's prize: $92,410 US (2006: $100,000); points: 300
winner's prize: $181,980 US (2006: $196,900); points: 430
*#6 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #4 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 7-5, 6-1

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Jelena firing a forehand, Svetlana and Jelena driving backhands, and after match point

Rome, Doubles Final, Sun 1:45pm
losers' prize: $27,730 US (2006: $30,000)
winners' prize: $54,540 US (2006: $59,000)
cdr39 s7 Nathalie Dechy & Mara Santangelo d cdr137 Tathiana Garbin & Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1

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Champions Mara (Italian, 4th WTA doubles title) and Nathalie (French, 3rd WTA doubles title),
and finalists Roberta & Tathiana (both Italian)


Rome, Qual Finals, Sun May 13 10am
losers' prizes: q1:$830 pts:1; q2:$1,635 (2006: $1,765) pts:10; qualifier points: 15
*#81 Tamira Paszek AUT d #40 Michaella Krajicek NED 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
#57 Aravane Rezai FRA d #154 Sara Errani ITA 7-6(0), 6-2
*#105 Karolina Sprem CRO d #66 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 7-5, 6-3
#67 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d #131 Yuliana Fedak UKR 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
*#94 Tiantian Sun CHN d #71 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA 6-3, 6-4
#88 Catalina Castano COL d #NR Mirjana Lucic CRO 6-2, 6-2
#133 Galina Voskoboeva RUS d #227 Sophie Ferguson AUS 6-0, 6-4
*#254 Zi Yan CHN d #214 Nathalie Vierin ITA 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-4

Rome, Withdrawals
#2 Maria Sharapova RUS right shoulder
#7 Martina Hingis SUI hip, leg & back injuries
#8 s4 Nicole Vaidisova CZE right wrist
#16 s12 Ana Ivanovic SRB right ankle
#17 Tatiana Golovin FRA right ankle
#18 s13 Na Li CHN gastrointestinal illness
#20 Vera Zvonareva RUS left wrist
#24 Marion Bartoli FRA right hip strain
#30 Lucie Safarova CZE
#33 Shuai Peng CHN left ankle sprain
#35 Anastasia Myskina RUS left big toe pain & inflammation
#53 Julia Vakulenko UKR right forearm injury

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Grand Prix La Princesse,  Fes, Morocco

 

    Fes: The main draw for Fes has 8 seeds, with NO 1st-round byes.
    There are 4 qualifiers and 3 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Monday.
   
Fes, Morocco
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    Fes time equals GMT (UCT, ZULU), which is the same as US Pacific Daylight Time +8, EDT +5. Morocco news

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On Saturday, May 12, 2007, Anastasia Rodionova (right) celebrated her 25th birthday with her doubles partner,
Andrea Ehritt-Vanc (center), and Ioana Raluca Olaru (left)... on Tuesday, Nuria Llagostera Vives (second from right) celebrated her 27th birthday,
with Eva Fernandez Brugues (far left), Laura Pous Tio (second from left), Aranxta Parra Santonja (center) and Silvia Disderi (right).
Fes, 1st Round, Mon 1pm, Tue 11am
losers' prize: $955 US (2006: $1,035); points: 1
*#237 q Maria Emilia Salerni ARG d #49 s1 Sania Mirza IND 6-2, 7-5 Tue

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Sania during the match

    It was Sania's first match in almost 2½ months due to anterior cruciate ligament damage in her right knee. Exploratory surgery indicated that corrective surgery was not required, but Sania was sidelined while her knee was rehabilitated. Not surprisingly, it took Sania a while to work through the rust, but she did break back to 5-all after falling behind early in the 2nd set. However, Maria Emilia broke her again, then held to take the match.
    Sania is still alive in Fes doubles; she and her partner Vania King are the top seeds, and have already won their 1st round match.

*#102 Milagros Sequera VEN d #59 s2 Virginie Razzano FRA 3-6, 7-6(7), 0-0 retired-- left hip inflammation Tue
*#158 LL Julie Ditty USA d #64 s3 Anastasia Rodionova RUS 7-5, 7-5 Tue
#78 s4 Jill Craybas USA d #111 Yulia Beygelzimer UKR 6-4, 6-1 Tue
#84 s5 Vania King USA d #NR Bahia Mouhtassine MAR 6-0, 6-1 Mon
#86 s6 Camille Pin FRA d #144 Stephanie Dubios CAN 6-1, 6-1 Tue
#93 s7 Anne Kremer LUX d #NR wc Fatima El Allami Zhara MAR 6-0, 6-2 Tue
#95 s8 Jarmila Gajdosova SVK d #110 Melinda Czink HUN 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Mon

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Jarmila, probably starting her service motion

*#150 q Iona Raluca Olaru ROM d #98 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 7-5, 6-4 Tue
#100 Sandra Kloesel GER d #NR wc Nadia Lalami MAR 6-0, 6-3 Tue
#103 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d #140 q Olga Savchuk UKR 6-0, 6-3 Tue
#112 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #132 Laura Pous Tio ESP 6-4, 6-1 Tue
*#116 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #114 Ahsha Rolle USA 6-3, 6-4 Tue
#122 Youlia Fedossova FRA d #203 LL Alina Jidkova RUS 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 Tue
#124 Alize Cornet FRA d #264 sr Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP 7-5, 6-1 Mon
*#243 LL Neha Uberoi USA d #170 q Sorana Cirstea ROM 6-2, 6-3 Tue

Fes, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 1pm
losers' prize: $1,775 US (2006: $1,925); points: 15
*#112 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #78 s4 Jill Craybas USA 6(2)-7, 6-0, 6-3 Wed
*#150 q Iona Raluca Olaru ROM d #84 s5 Vania King USA 6-4, 6-2 Wed
#86 s6 Camille Pin FRA d #103 Timea Bacsinszky SUI 6-2, 1-6, 7-6(1) Thu
*#100 Sandra Kloesel GER d #93 s7 Anne Kremer LUX 6-0, 3-1 retired-- low back injury Thu
*#124 Alize Cornet FRA d #95 s8 Jarmila Gajdosova SVK 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3 Wed
#102 Milagros Sequera VEN d #243 LL Neha Uberoi USA 6-4, 6-0 Thu
#116 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #158 LL Julie Ditty USA 6-3, 6-4 Wed
*#237 q Maria Emilia Salerni ARG d #122 Youlia Fedossova FRA 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 Thu

Fes, QFs, Fri
losers' prize: $3,310 US (2006: $3,580); points: 30
*#102 Milagros Sequera VEN d #86 s6 Camille Pin FRA 7-6(3), 6-4
*#237 q Maria Emilia Salerni ARG d #100 Sandra Kloesel GER 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
#112 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #124 Alize Cornet FRA 6-3, 1-6, 7-5
*#150 q Iona Raluca Olaru ROM d #116 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-4, 6-4

Fes, SFs, Sat
losers' prize: $6,140 US (2006: $6,650); points: 50
#102 Milagros Sequera VEN d #150 q Iona Raluca Olaru ROM 0-6, 6-2, 7-6(4)
#112 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #237 q Maria Emilia Salerni ARG 6-3, 4-4 retired-- low back sprain

Fes, Final, Sun 2pm
loser's prize: $11,395 US (2006: $12,345); points: 80
winner's prize: $21,140 US (2006: $22,900); points: 115
#102 Milagros Sequera VEN d #112 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 6-1, 6-3

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Milagros and Aleksandra with the hardware after the match

Fes, Doubles Final, Sat
losers' prize: $3,390 US (2006: $3,640)
winners' prize: $6,240 US (2006: $6,750)
cdr71 s1 Sania Mirza & Vania King d cdr129 s2 Anastassia Rodionova & Andreea Ehritt-Vanc 6-1, 6-2

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Sania and Vania after the match...
Sania's right knee is taped to protect the anterior cruciate ligament, damage to which kept her offcourt for almost 2½ months

    It was Sania's 4th career WTA doubles title, and Vania's 3rd. Sania said: "It's always good to win a Tour title, I think more so because Vania and I were a last-minute pairing. And especially after two or three months away from the game. Hopefully I can keep improving."


Fes, Qual Finals, Mon May 14 1pm
losers' prizes: q1:$165 pts:1; q2:$280 pts:2; q3:$515 (2006 $555) pts:3; qualifier points: 7
#140 Olga Savchuk UKR d #203 Alina Jidkova RUS 6-3, 6-2
#150 Iona Raluca Olaru ROM d #243 Neha Uberoi USA 6-2, 6-2
*#237 Maria Emilia Salerni ARG d #158 Julie Ditty USA 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
#170 Sorana Cirstea ROM d #424 Eva Fernandez-Brugues ESP 6-1, 7-5

Fes, Withdrawals
#48 Meilen Tu USA Rome
#52 Yung-Jan Chan TPE
#53 Julia Vakulenko UKR Rome
#54 Kaia Kanepi EST Rome
#55 Victoria Azarenka BLR right hip strain
#56 Meghann Shaughnessy USA Rome
#75 Maria Elena Camerin ITA Rome
#71 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA Rome
#73 Shenay Perry USA
#89 Tzipora Obziler ISR
#97 Tatiana Poutchek BLR
#101 Martina Sucha SVK
#109 Julia Schruff GER
#115 Angelique Kerber GER
#128 Hana Sromova CZE

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    (May 11, 2007) # 6 Martina Hingis has withdrawn from next week's Italian Open, where she is defending champion, to give a hip, leg and back injuries time to heal Martina might also withdraw from the French Open later this month if she is not yet healthy.
    Martina said: "I'm not going to go and play tournaments unless I am 100 percent ready... [Withdrawing is] on my mind because I'm not going to make anybody happy, especially not myself, to go out there, and I don't know if it's going to get better that quickly... I'll see how far I can get in the next two weeks. It's not a lot of time, so every day has to be a good day, and we'll see."

    (May 10, 2007) # 2 Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week's Italian Open in Rome due to an ongoing right shoulder injury which has plagued her since January, as described below. Right shoulder problems also impaired Maria's performance and forced her to miss several events in 2005.
    On her official website, Maria said: "I am going to have to pull out of Rome today, my body is slowly getting better but in no way will I be ready to play in Rome. It is such a shame because I like playing in Rome and I have to pull out two years in a row. I just  want to let my fans know that I am doing everything possible to be ready to play the French Open."
    Unless Maria makes a late entry into Strasbourg or Istanbul, she will have no clay court match play to prepare her for Roland Garros.

    (Apr 3, 2007) # 2 Maria Sharapova will be sidelined for 5 to 6 weeks due to right shoulder and left hamstring injuries. Maria has withdrawn from next week's Family Circle Cup in Charleston, and will also not be able to make her planned Fed Cup debut for Russia against Spain on April 21-22.
    In a statement on her official website, Maria said: "I haven't wanted to talk a lot about my injuries, but I'm afraid it has become obvious that I am having some problems with my right shoulder and left hamstring.
    "I hurt my shoulder right before I started playing in Hong Kong [at the Watson's Water Challenge in January], and kept hoping that I could work through it. I was told by doctors I had pretty severe inflammation, but decided to give it a shot. I think the anti-inflams and treatment helped me get through H.K and Australia. Unfortunately, my shoulder hasn't been able to be normal on its own, without the medicine.
    "My doctors have a positive outlook, despite telling me I cannot play for a while. They said I must drop out of the next two events, but they are confident that, with five or six weeks of rest, I will be ready for the next events."

    (May 13, 2007) The Rome drawsheets were first posted by the tourney & WTA showing the same prize money as last year, then later amended to show the same reduced prize money amounts as Berlin, in keeping with most tourneys this year.

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