2007 Toronto WTA Singles Results     Justine Henin, Champion

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  WTA Aug 13-19

Rogers Cup, Toronto, CAN
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# 1 Justine Henin
# 3 Jelena Jankovic
# 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova
# 5 Ana Ivanovic
# 6 Anna Chakvetadze
# 9 Nadia Petrova
# 11 Marion Bartoli
# 13 Elena Dementieva
# 15 Dinara Safina
# 17 Patty Schnyder
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#3 Jelena Jankovic
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#1 Justine Henin
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35th WTA Singles Title
35-16 in finals

    On Sunday at Toronto, in the final of the Rogers Cup (aka the Canadian Open), the 2003 tourney champ, 25-year-old top-seeded # 1 Justine Henin of Belgium (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), defeated 22-year-old 2nd-seeded # 3 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia (residence: Bradenton, Florida, home of the Bollettieri Academy), 7-6(3), 7-5 (photos shown).

    Jelena broke Justine's serve early in both sets, taking a 4-1 lead in the 1st and a 4-2 lead in the 2nd; but in both sets Justine broke back to level the match.
    While serving at 5-6 in the 2nd set, Jelena fell behind 0-40, giving Justine three match points. Although Jelena won all three points to reach deuce, Justine again gained the advantage, and broke Jelena to win the match on her fourth match point.
    Jelena must settle for a mere $92,300 for finishing second; Justine's prize is $181,980, and, as she resides in income-tax-free Monaco, she will only have to subtract what the Canadian revenue folks wish to keep. WTA story

    Justine had considered withdrawing from the final due to right shoulder inflammation.
    Justine said: "Last night I was really concerned about my problem with my shoulder. It was really inflamed... I was feeling much better this morning. And the trainers, they did a great job... And I was feeling 100% during the match. Now it's going to be sore for a few days, I know it because that's a pain I've known for a couple of years. I'll be fine for the Open, but I was really concerned about playing on it today. And I was glad I could make it, because it would have been really rough for me and for the tournament not to play the final.

    "Jelena is a real fighter, and she's No. 3 in the world, and that means she's a really, really good player. And she proved it many times this year. So I was ready for a big fight.
    "She's getting a lot of balls in the court, and running a lot, and she's moving so well. It was tough, because she was going for the winners as soon as she got a little bit of more time to come in the court and be aggressive. And that was really tough. Especially at the end of the match, it was very intense, and it wasn't easy at the end." postmatch interview

    Jelena said: "I think both of us played very well, and there were a lot of great points. A high level of tennis, so it was great for fans to see that, and I really enjoyed it. But unfortunately, at the end, I couldn't hang in there with [Justine], especially the game at 5-All was quite long. She was the better one at the end for sure. And all the credit to her." postmatch interview

    6-time Grand Slam tourney champ Justine is now 35-16 in WTA singles finals; her match record for 2007 is 42-4.
    Justine now leads Jelena 7-0 in career matches; their first five meetings were 3-setters, and four of those very close. Their last match was at what amounts to Justine's home dirt, Roland Garros, where Justine defeated Jelena 6-2, 6-2 in the semis of this year's French Open, Justine's fourth title there.
    Jelena is now 5-7 in WTA singles finals, she has a 62-16 match record for this year.
    Both ladies will now have a week to rest and prepare for the US Open, which begins August 27, as neither Justine nor Jelena is entered in either of this week's tourneys at New Haven and Forest Hills.

Toronto player's blog by Anna Chakvetadze

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On Monday, Aug 13, 2007 in Toronto, top seed Justine Henin, Elena Dementieva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Marion Bartoli, and Jelena Jankovic entertained the press... On Saturday, the 11th, Patty Schnyder met the Tennis Canada mascot during an autograph session...
Toronto, 1st Rd, Mon-Tue 11am WTA story
losers' prize: $3,090 (2006: $3,340) US; points: 1
#15 s9 Dinara Safina RUS d #92 q Camille Pin FRA 7-6(9), 3-6, 7-5 Mon

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Dinara flinging a forehand, Camille bashing a backhand

    Dinara said: "It's difficult to play against Camille, because she runs so well and whenever you give her more angle, she just gives you more angle back. So you have to be really patient and wait for the right shot.
    "Today I adapted my game well and started to wait for the right ball to go for. It wasn't my best tennis, but I fought hard and got the win."

#17 s10 Patty Schnyder SUI d #32 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-3, 6-2 Mon

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Patty and Anabel driving sinister and dexter (uh, lefty and righty) backhands, and Patty's forehand drive

    Patty said: "I would never take matches as routine, because you always have to be aware of the opponent's weapons and just be ready for whatever comes to you... I had to stay focused, and handle the conditions, and it was not easy...
    "Down there on the court, it's really windy. There is one side you really play it almost against the wall and there is some gusty wind as well. So it's really tough...
    "I like long rallies, but I also think that [Anabel] likes long rallies. So it was just good for me. I could feel the ball, and I felt on top of her, especially on the one side. With the wind I really felt on top of her. So it felt good to have some long rallies." postmatch interview

#18 s11 Shahar Peer ISR d #34 Michaella Krajicek NED 7-5, 7-6(7) Mon

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Michaella and Shahar driving forehand and backhand

    Shahar said: "Misa, she's a good player. She has a huge serve. Few times she double fault, but she takes advantage in the most important points with her serve. And it was a tough one; I didn't play her for so many years, but it was a tough first round for me." postmatch interview

#19 s12 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #46 Julia Vakulenko UKR 6-2, 6-1 Mon

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Tatiana following a cannonball serve, and Julia's backhand

#20 s13 Sybille Bammer AUT d #37 Emilie Loit FRA 6-1, 6-2 Tue

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Sybille about to connect with a backhand drive

#22 s14 Katarina Srebotnik SLO d #54 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 Mon
*#77 q Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #23 s15 Alona Bondarenko UKR 6-4, 6-3 Tue

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Maria Elena firing a forehand

#24 s16 Lucie Safarova CZE d #129 Varvara Lepchenko UZB 6-4, 6(2)-7, 6-1 Mon
#25 Tathiana Garbin ITA d #57 LL Laura Granville USA 6-2, 6-0 Mon
#26 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #41 Tamira Paszek AUT 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 Mon
*#39 Meghann Shaughnessy USA d #27 Mara Santangelo ITA 6-4, 7-6(3) Tue

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Mara serving, and Meghann after match point

*#118 wc Stephanie Dubois CAN d #28 Ai Sugiyama JPN 6(5)-7, 6-4, 7-5 Tue

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Stephanie and Ai driving forehand and backhand, and Stephanie after match point

    Stephanie said: "It's one of the biggest [wins of my career]. She was an amazing player. [Ai] was in the top 10 [career high: # 8], and now maybe she's dropped a little bit. But she's been around for a long time and she's really experienced. Yeah, for sure, it's a great win... I think with the name, it's the biggest win for me." postmatch interview

    Ai said: "[Stephanie] runs good, but I think I didn't do what I have to do today... For my side, it's really so many unforced errors. Especially from backhand side, I don't know what makes those easy balls unforced errors. I think today was the day that I couldn't figure out. postmatch interview

#35 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #36 Martina Muller GER 6-1, 6-3 Tue

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Maria following a cannonball serve, and Martina and Maria launching backhands

*#86 q Flavia Pennetta ITA d #40 Olga Poutchkova RUS 6-3, 7-5 Mon
#43 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #58 Gisela Dulko ARG 6-2, 6-3 Tue

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Gisela's forehand, and Eleni's backhand

*#143 q Andreja Klepac SLO d #45 Meilen Tu USA 6-3, 6-1 Tue

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Meilen and Andreja driving backhands

#52 Virginie Razzano FRA d #62 Aravane Rezai FRA 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Tue

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Virginie after match point

#53 Roberta Vinci ITA d #159 sr Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP 6-0, 6-0 Mon
#56 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #117 q Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI 6-4, 7-5 Tue

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Emmanuelle fielding a backhand, and Nathalie's forehand out wide

#61 Shuai Peng CHN d #82 q Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-0, 6(4)-7, 6-2Mon
*#177 q Zi Yan CHN d #66 Severine Bremond FRA 6-4, 6-0 Mon
#69 q Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #164 q Angelika Bachmann GER 6-2, 6-4 Mon
*#109 wc Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #83 q Anastasia Rodionova RUS 6-4, 5-0 retired-- left quadriceps strain Tue

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Aleksandra and Anastasia driving forehand and backhand

#193 wc Marie-Eve Pelletier CAN d #351 q Ekaterina Shulaeva CAN 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 Tue

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Marie-Eve and Ekaterina driving backhands

Toronto, 2nd Rd, Tue-Wed 11am Tue WTA story - Wed WTA story
losers' prize: $6,090 (2006: $6,590) US; points: 35
#1 s1 Justine Henin BEL d #143 q Andreja Klepac SLO 6-3, 6-1 Wed

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Justine's forehand, Andreja's backhand, and Justine after winning a point

    About the wrist injury that caused her to withdraw from the Acura Classic, Justine said: "I had a little bit of inflammation. It started in Wimbledon, but now it looks like it's 100%... I have no more pain during the match, so that gives a lot of confidence. I feel healthy. But I really needed this break after Wimbledon also, mentally and physically, to get little bit fresh before the end of the season. It was really important to me." postmatch interview

#3 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #193 wc Marie-Eve Pelletier CAN 6-0, 6-1 Wed
#4 s3 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #53 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-2, 7-6(7)Tue

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Sveta's forehand drive

*#177 q Zi Yan CHN d #5 s4 Ana Ivanovic SRB 6-3, 6-1 Wed

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Ana serving, Zi driving a forehand with a Bartoli-style backhand grip (Zi also uses the 1-handed forehand drive), and after match point

    Zi's career high singles ranking was # 72 early last year; however, she has been ranked as high as # 4 at doubles (she is currently # 11 in doubles). Partnered with the currently-injured Jie Zheng, Zi won the doubles titles at last year's Australian Open and Wimbledon. Zi defeated then # 10 Nicole Vaidisova last January at the Watson's Water Challenge exhibition tourney in Hong Kong; she considered that her career-best singles win at the time.

    Zi said: "[Ana is] one of top player in the world. Is my favorite player, also. And I think today I'm very lucky. So many balls is on the line. I just try my best today... Today I am very relaxed to play, so every shot is very good. Every shot is hit very relaxed, so the ball is going maybe a little bit fast... [I was relaxed because] I don't think I can win. So I just going to the court and enjoy the match [smiling]." postmatch interview
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Zi in Hong Kong
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    Ana was the 2006 Rogers Cup champion, and also won last week's tourney in LA.

Ana said: "[Zi] played extremely well today. She had amazing match, and I wasn't kind of prepared for that. I expected a tough match, but from first point on she started playing very aggressive, and she was dominating. And for me, it was very hard to adjust, because the court is much faster than it was last week. And it was also windy out there. So I needed some time to get timing and to get into the match. But she didn't give me that. She played very well from the first point on...
    "It's very tough. Especially coming from Los Angeles, because it's three hours time difference. And Monday and Tuesday I had days off, so I didn't practice. And today, first time I hit before my match and it was completely different. I didn't really expect that.
    "It was also tough out there mentally. Because I had a good tournament last week, and it was very hard to start, you know, again to focus from the first round on.
    "So it's obviously very disappointing for me, because this is one of my favorite tournaments. And I'm really sorry I couldn't hang around for a little bit longer. But still she's a very good player, and she played amazing good today." postmatch interview

*#52 Virginie Razzano FRA d #6 s5 Anna Chakvetadze RUS 7-6(5), 2-0 retired--illness Wed

    Anna and several other players developed upper respiratory illness in the past two weeks. Anna said: "I felt okay. And I actually felt that I'm ready to finish the match, and I'm ready to play to the end. And I start pretty solid 3-Love up. And then suddenly I felt that, point by point, my power's going away.
    "It was really long rallies. After I lost first set, I felt that I'm not ready physically to finish the match. And it's a pity, because I felt that I am in good shape, but physically I just can't run. And I just can't finish the match... headache, a little bit dizziness and can't really breathe well. And I have cough which was bothering me during the match. All cold symptoms." postmatch interview

#9 s6 Nadia Petrova RUS d #118 wc Stephanie Dubois CAN 6(4)-7, 6-2, 6-1 Wed

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Serves: Nadia following a cannonball, and Stephanie following a twist

    Stephanie said: "I had a great first set. I was playing my game. And I think in the second set, it shows that [Nadia is] a top 10 player. And she really played much better, and she really handled the situation well. And I gave her everything that I have. She was just playing much better, and serving better also." postmatch interview

#11 s7 Marion Bartoli FRA d #35 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-2, 2-1 retired-- left knee tendon irritation Wed
*#26 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #13 s8 Elena Dementieva RUS 6(5)-7, 6-3, 6-2 Wed

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Francesca driving a forehand, Elena's backhand, and Francesca after match point

#15 s9 Dinara Safina RUS d #56 Nathalie Dechy FRA 6-1, 6-2 Wed
#17 s10 Patty Schnyder SUI d #86 q Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-3, 6-2 Wed
#18 s11 Shahar Peer ISR d #25 Tathiana Garbin ITA 6-3, 6-2 Tue

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Shahar about to swat a forehand

#19 s12 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #69 q Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-4, 6-3 Wed

    Tatiana said: "I think it was a solid match. [Dominika is] definitely a very good player. She's going to be probably a lot better with time. I played her in Charleston one time on clay, so I kind of knew what I had to do.
    "I think today was really a match that you could see whenever I was controlling the points and stepping in, I would win the points. And if I was just a little bit [on] my back foot, she would kind of come in and really be aggressive. So I think it was a really good match for me today." postmatch interview

#20 s13 Sybille Bammer AUT d #109 wc Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 6-4, 6-2 Wed

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Sybille's backhand, and Aleksandra's forehand

    Aleksandra said: "I had a lead at 4-1, 40-Love on her serve. I think I started to rush more points and making more unforced errors, and she just took the control over that... And we had long rallies, and then she was making the last point count. So I was making mistakes." postmatch interview

*#61 Shuai Peng CHN d #22 s14 Katarina Srebotnik SLO 6-1, 4-2 retired-- illness Tue
*#39 Meghann Shaughnessy USA d #24 s16 Lucie Safarova CZE 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 Wed

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Meghann following a cannonball serve, and Lucie driving a lefty backhand

    Lucie said: "It was a tough match. [Meghann] was serving very well. She pushed me from the service, and it was very close. 7-5 in the third. I had many chances to win this match, but I didn't use it, and I lost." postmatch interview

#43 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #77 q Maria Elena Camerin ITA 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5 Wed

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Maria Elena's backhand, and Eleni following a forehand

Toronto, 3rd Rd, Thu 11am WTA story
losers' prize: $12,020 (2006: $13,000) US; points: 60
#1 s1 Justine Henin BEL d #61 Shuai Peng CHN 7-5, 6-2

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Justine and Shuai driving 1- and 2-handed backhands

    High winds in Toronto made play very difficult. Justine said: "It was tough out there, I can tell you... It's hard because it's tough to say where the wind comes from, and it's turning a lot in the stadium. But it's the same for both players, and you just have to be patient, stay very calm and be focused on every ball. But it's tough to-- especially when you don't have a lot of matches-- it's tough to really find a good rhythm. So not really fun conditions." postmatch interview

#3 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #20 s13 Sybille Bammer AUT 6-2, 6-3

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Jelena and Sybille driving forehand and backhand, and Jelena smiling between points

#4 s3 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #39 Meghann Shaughnessy USA 6-3, 6-2

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Meghann delivering a cannonball, Svetlana firing a forehand, and after match point

    Like Justine Henin, Svetlana is playing in her first tourney since Wimbledon.

    Svetlana said: "I started feeling much better today. I think it was much more consistent match. You know, last match I played the day before yesterday I played very good first set, but considered I had ups and downs because I couldn't get my concentration together. But after a long break, I think it's more or less okay. And today I think I was focused all the match 100%, so I'm really happy with performance and looking forward to tomorrow's match." postmatch interview

#9 s6 Nadia Petrova RUS d #17 s10 Patty Schnyder SUI 6-4, 6-1

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Patty volleying a backhand, and Nadia driving one

#11 s7 Marion Bartoli FRA d #15 s9 Dinara Safina RUS 6-2, 6(2)-7, 6-0

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Marion's backhand drive

*#52 Virginie Razzano FRA d #18 s11 Shahar Peer ISR 6-4, 6-3

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Virginie's backhand drive

    Virginie said: "I think it's difficult to play with wind... because you must see where the wind go, because it turns sometimes in the court. And you must to have a big concentration because the ball moving every time. And you must to play your game, too. But sometimes you must play your game aggressive. But not too much sometimes, because you must too spin little bit..." postmatch interview

#19 s12 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #26 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-2, 6-0

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Francesca driving a forehand, and Tatiana after running one down

    Francesca had defeated Tatiana in their last meeting, in the Fed Cup semifinals last month, played in Italy on red clay, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5.

    Tatiana said: "I had played [Francesca] in the past, and she did give me some trouble before. So I knew how I have to win and how I have to play to beat her... I think she played very well the first four games where it was really tight... And [then] I think she kind of-- I don't know what happened, she was making a lot of mistakes, missing a lot of balls. I don't know if it was the wind, or me putting a lot of pressure. But I definitely I had a strategy going in, and I was very aggressive...
    "You could see she was making double faults and missing a lot of balls, and that's probably because of the wind. And I think I know my timing was a lot better than hers today. Right straight from the beginning I knew I was playing well. Though she worried me in the first games because she was playing extremely well. Even Mats [Mats Wilander, Tatiana's current coach, a 7-time Grand Slam tourney singles champ, whom she started working with this week] was talking to me, and he said, 'I didn't think you were going to be able to make it that fast,' because of the way she was playing in the beginning." postmatch interview

*#177 q Zi Yan CHN d #43 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5)

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Eleni's forehand, and Zi's backhand

Toronto, QFs, Fri 11am WTA story
losers' prize: $23,710 (2006: $25,650) US; points: 110
#1 s1 Justine Henin BEL d #9 s6 Nadia Petrova RUS 7-6(4), 6-3

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Justine driving a forehand, Nadia driving a backhand, and Justine firing a cannonball serve

    Justine said: "I think because Nadia is a little bit taller than me, it was probably easier for her to find a good rhythm at the start of the match with the wind. I really needed a few games to get into the match. Although, for me it's good that I could stay calm and patient and just try to do as well as I could in these conditions and it makes me even more happy with the win."

#3 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #52 Virginie Razzano FRA 7-5, 6-2

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Jelena's service toss, Virginie driving a forehand, Jelena's backhand drive, and Virginie congratulating Jelena after match point

    High winds again made play difficult. Jelena said: "I think it's tough for both of the players. We were, you know, both struggling a little bit because with this kind of windy conditions, the balls are not going quite where you want them to go. And especially in the serve, when you toss the ball, you have a little bit of difficulties.
    "But my main focus was on the movement, to really move my feet and try to get behind the ball the best as possible, and really be focused out there. Watch the ball carefully because it's moving everywhere, so you really have to be focused. And you cannot let your concentration go down." postmatch interview

*#19 s12 Tatiana Golovin FRA d #4 s3 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

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Tatiana twisting a serve Svetaward, Svetlana's backhand drive, Tatiana driving a forehand, and after match point

    Svetlana was playing in her first tourney since Wimbledon; she had been sidelined due to a right shoulder injury. Svetlana incurred a slight abdominal muscle strain during the match, and she withdrew from the doubles competition due to the injury. However, Svetlana told reporters the injury is minor, was not the cause of the loss, and she is still planning on playing at New Haven next week, where she is the top seed. Kuznetsova postmatch interview

*#177 q Zi Yan CHN d #11 s7 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-2, 3-0 retired-- illness

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Marion following a cannonball serve, and Zi following a backhand

    Marion said: "I got sick. You know, I've got a virus like some few players had during this tournament. And I couldn't make it. I was just too tired. And you know, I've got a headache, and I don't feel good at all. And it was very windy today, and I couldn't see the ball. I was seeing the ball at the last second it was coming on me. So, I was just not able to complete the match." postmatch interview

    Zi said: "I just tried to move [Marion] around little bit. Because if she stay there, she play ball very hard and flat. So maybe if she move, then not so comfortable. So I just try to move her." postmatch interview

    It was Zi's sixth consecutive match victory, because she went through qualifying. Zi said: "In the qualifier, because first the Qually draw is out. I'm not in. I was here at Saturday morning. 9:35 they tell me I get in. I played first match.
    So I just go on the court, no warm-up, just play [laughing]. Then I win the match. Then the second day I was play third set tiebreak. Yeah, I don't think I'm going to play this far. I just think I was getting in main draw is good."

Toronto, SFs, Sat 1pm & 7pm
losers' prize: $46,770 (2006: $50,600) US; points: 195
#1 s1 Justine Henin BEL d #177 q Zi Yan CHN 6-3, 6-0

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Justine's forehand, Zi's 2-handed forehand, Justine after match point,
and Zi congratulating Justine, who is likely complimenting Zi for having a fine tourney

    Justine said: "I was ready for a big fight because [Zi] proved she was a good player. But you know, just had to stay on my baseline, don't give her a lot of time. And I knew her forehand was her best shot, so I organized my game a little bit when I think about that point.
    "But except for that I just tried to play my game. I've been much more aggressive in the second set. So conditions were much better today than it was last night. So I'm very happy, because she's a very good player." postmatch interview

    Zi said: "[Justine] always control the ball, then she changed the rhythm-- sometimes slice, sometimes top spin. And I cannot hit ball in the middle. Always follow her. Then she running so fast, so I always want hit faster. Then it's too much pressure for me." postmatch interview

#3 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #19 s12 Tatiana Golovin FRA 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

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Jelena following a twist serve, Tatiana driving a backhand, Jelena driving a forehand,
and Tatiana congratulating Jelena after match point

    Jelena said: "I think [Tatiana] played a great match. She was very solid and really moving well and controlling the points. And I think that we both played very well from the back. And you know, like quite precise and opening the court and a lot of great points. Very exciting for the fans.
    "And I felt very, very comfortable from the back of the court. But just the only problem with myself was my serve. That was the only part of my game that I wasn't happy. The rest was great and a lot of exciting tennis, and I think that the fans really enjoyed it. It was a great match." postmatch interview

Toronto, Final, Sun 2pm
loser's prize: $92,300 (2006: $99,850) US; points: 300
winner's prize: $181,980 (2006: $196,900) US; points: 430
#1 s1 Justine Henin BEL d #3 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB 7-6(3), 7-5

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Justine firing a forehand, Jelena and Justine launching backhands, and after match point

Toronto, Doubles Final, Sun 11:30am
losers' prize: $ (2006: $29,940) US
winners' prize: $ (2006: $59,000) US
*cdr12 s2 Ai Sugiyama & Katarina Srebotnik d cdr3 s1 Cara Black & Liezel Huber 6-4, 2-6, (10-5)

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Ai and Katarina after match point, and posing with the Rogers Cup hardware
It was Ai's 34th WTA doubles title, Katarina's 16th, and their first as a team. postmatch interview


Toronto, Qual Finals, Sun Aug 12 10am
losers' prizes: q1: $800 US, 1pt; q2: $1,570, 10pts (2006: $1,700); qualifier points: 15
rain delayed play on Sunday; all matches were completed
*#164 Angelika Bachmann GER d #57 Laura Granville USA 6-4, 7-6(1)
#69 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #377 Sharon Fichman CAN 6-3, 6-1
#77 Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #171 Selima Sfar TUN 7-5, 6-1
#82 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #127 Hana Sromova CZE 6-3, 6-3
#83 Anastasia Rodionova RUS d #89 Iveta Benesova CZE 7-5, 6-2
#86 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #103 Jarmila Gajdosova SVK 6-3, 6-3
*#117 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI d #88 Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO 6-3, 6-3
*#92 Camille Pin FRA d #87 Iona Raluca Olaru ROU 7-6(6), 6-2
*#129 Varvara Lepchenko UZB d #96 Tzipora Obziler ISR 6-3, 6-3
*#143 Andreja Klepac SLO d #98 Greta Arn GER 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5)
*#351 Ekaterina Shulaeva CAN d #106 Akgul Amanmuradova UZB 7-6(4), 6-3
*#177 Zi Yan CHN d #130 Galina Voskoboeva RUS 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(4)

Toronto, Withdrawals
#2 Maria Sharapova RUS rest and recovery
#7 Amelie Mauresmo FRA recovering from March appendectomy
#12 Martina Hingis SUI sore hip and back
#16 Nicole Vaidisova CZE mononucleosis (at last report)
#14 Venus Williams USA right knee tendonitis
#21 Na Li CHN right rib stress fracture
#29 Vera Zvonareva RUS left wrist
#30 Sania Mirza IND personal reasons
#51 Nicole Pratt AUS right knee

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    (Aug 14, 2007 revised) WTA players who are currently slowed by a cold/flu bug include Jelena Jankovic, Gisela Dulko, Marion Bartoli, and Anna Chakvetadze. Anna said: "I'm still not practising two sessions a day. I'm just hitting one session a day to save my energy for Wednesday." Eleni Daniilidou and Daniela Hantuchova (who is not playing in Toronto) were both forced to retire from matches last week in LA due to respiratory illness. Toronto Star story

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