2008 Doha & Bogota WTA Singles Results     Maria Sharapova & Nuria Llagostera Vives, Champions

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Qatar Total Open, Doha, Qatar
Khalifa Tennis Complex
Tier I $2,500,000 - 56 players
outdoor: hard (Rebound Ace)
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# 2 A Ivanovic, # 3 S Kuznetsova
# 4 J Jankovic, # 5 M Sharapova

Copa Colsanitas, Bogota, COL
Tier III $185,000
32 players - outdoor: red clay
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# 32 F Pennetta, # 49 A Cornet
# 53 P Parmentier, # 55 E Loit

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#135 Nuria Llagostera Vives
5' 1½" 117lb RH 2H-BH
Doha:
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#5 Maria Sharapova
6' 2" 130lb RH 2H-BH
    On Sunday in Doha, Qatar, in the final of the Qatar Total Open, the 2005 tourney champ, 20-year-old 4th-seeded # 5 Maria Sharapova of Russia, (with residences in California and in Bradenton, Florida, home of the Bollettieri Academy) won her second Doha title by defeating her compatriot from Moscow, unseeded 23-year-old # 26 Vera Zvonareva, 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 (Maria is shown holding the Qatar Tennis Federation's gold falcon after the match).

    About the zigzag score, Maria said: "I had so many opportunities in the beginning of the second set but I didn't take them, and [Vera is] the type of opponent that's going to play her best tennis when she's playing from behind and has nothing to lose. Her level just comes up, and mine dropped.

    "I felt like my energy was going down. I wasn't moving or hitting the same way, and I think that first game of the third set was very important. It gave me a lot of confidence." BBC story - WTA story

    Vera said: "It was a tough one. [Maria] started off really well and I didn't really know what to do. She was really aggressive and didn't give me a chance. Then I found my game a little bit better and caused her trouble in the second.

    "I think the first game of the third set was an important game on my serve. I lost it and then she took a 3-0 lead and it was really tough to stop her after that."

    Maria now leads Vera 5-3 in career matches. Vera won their previous meeting, in the 4th round at Indian Wells last March, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.

    Most nations withhold 15-25% from the paychecks of visiting foreign entertainers, including athletes; Qatar has no income tax, so Maria and Vera will get to keep more of their share of 7th highest payout on the WTA Tour: $414,000 for winner Maria, and $211,000 for runner-up Vera.

    2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open, & 2008 Australian Open champ Maria is now 18-7 in WTA singles finals, and has a 14-0 match record in 2008. Right shoulder problems which slowed Maria at times from 2005 through 2007 appear to be a thing of the past.
    Vera, ranked # 9 in 2004, was playing in her first Tier I WTA singles final. Vera is now 5-7 in WTA singles finals overall; her most recent titles were in Birmingham and Cincinnati in 2006, after which a left wrist injury kept her offcourt through much of the remainder of that year and early 2007. Vera has an 11-3 match record in 2008; her ranking is expected to rise to # 21 on Monday.

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    Meanwhile in Bogota, in the final of the Copa Colsanitas, 27-year-old qualifier Nuria Llagostera Vives from Barcelona, Spain, operating in a climate one foot and one-half-inch below the Sharapovan latitudes, defeated 24-year-old unseeded # 89 Maria Emilia Salerni from Rafaela, Argentina, 6-0, 6-4 (Nuria is shown after match point). Nuria's prize is $29,000; Maria Emilia's is $15,200.

    Nuria said: "Obviously I'm feeling very good - I didn't lose a set this week and that probably helped as I had to play the qualifying as well. If we went to three sets I'd have been okay, though. I was ready to do whatever it took to win today." WTA story
    Maria Emilia said: "Even though I was tired [from a tough semifinal] I still gave it my best against Nuria, but she was playing too well today. She is coming back from a bad injury and played well this whole week. I'm very happy for her."

    Nuria, one of the most petite players on the Tour at 5'1½", is now 2-1 in WTA singles finals; she won her first title in Rabat in 2005 (she has also won 10 ITF singles titles). Nuria was ranked # 35 that year, then her ranking fell after a right wrist injury. Recently she has been getting closer to her old form: she has a 17-3 match record in 2008.
    Nuria said: "Last year I barely won any matches, and I started this season not really knowing where I'd be. But I started feeling really good last week at Viña del Mar and I think my confidence has been growing from there. I have had a lot of exciting moments in my career and this is definitely one of them."

    Nuria and Maria Emilia are now tied at 2-2 in career matches. Nuria also won the last time they played, in the final of the Getxo, Spain, ITF tourney last year, 6-3, 6-3.
    Maria Emilia was playing in her first WTA singles final; she has won 11 ITF singles titles in her career, and has a 8-6 match record in 2008.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Doha & Bogota
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Qatar Total Open,  Doha, Qatar

 
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    Doha: The main draw for Doha has 16 seeds, with 8 1st-round byes.
    There are 4 qualifiers in the main draw.
    Qualifying (2 rounds) starts on Saturday, qualifying finals are on Sunday.
 

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2008: Maria Sharapova, Na Li (bkgd), Anna Chakvetadze, Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Ana Ivanovic
were among the players bedecked in traditional robes for the opening ceremonies on Monday in Doha...
also on Monday, Ana Ivanovic, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, and others met the press during the "all-access hour"...
Doha, 1st Round, Mon-Tue 3:30pm
loser's prize: $7,245 US; points: 1
#13 s9 Patty Schnyder SUI d #41 Tamira Paszek AUT 6-4, 6-0 Tue

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Tamira driving a forehand, Patty's backhand, and after match point

*#31 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d #14 s10 Nadia Petrova RUS 6-2, 1-2 retired--stomach illness Mon

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Anabel driving a backhand, and Nadia feeling unwell

#15 s11 Dinara Safina RUS d #28 Katarina Srebotnik SLO 6-2, 6-4 Tue

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Dinara firing a cannonball, and Katarina's backhand

#17 s12 Shahar Peer ISR d #131 LL Andreja Klepac SLO 6-3, 6-4 Mon

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Sharhar serving, and Andreja driving a backhand

*#42 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #18 s13 Agnes Szavay HUN 7-6(3), 6-0 Tue

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Agnes driving a forehand, and happy Ai departing after the match

    Ai, who was ranked # 8 in early 2004 (and has been # 1 at doubles, where she is currently # 4), had not defeated a current top-20 player since she defeated then # 18 Marion Bartoli in the 1st round in Zurich in October, 2006, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

#19 s14 Amelie Mauresmo FRA d #129 wc Sabine Lisicki GER 7-6(2), 6-3 Mon

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Sabine preparing to serve, and Amelie fielding a backhand

#20 s15 Sybille Bammer AUT d #108 Aiko Nakamura JPN 6-1, 6-3 Mon
#21 s16 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d #46 Akiko Morigami JPN 7-5, 6-0 Mon

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Akiko's 2-handed forehand, and Agnieszka's backhand

#24 Virginie Razzano FRA d #255 q Tiantian Sun CHN 6(5)-7, 7-6(2), 6-3 Mon
#26 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #85 Anastasia Rodionova RUS 6-0, 6-3 Mon

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Vera following a backhand

#27 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #81 q Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 Mon
*#48 Olga Govortsova BLR d #29 Sania Mirza IND 4-6 7-6(5), 3-2 retired--cramping Tue
#33 Na Li CHN d #82 Elena Likhovtseva RUS 6-1, 0-6, 6-4 Tue
*#126 q Galina Voskoboeva RUS d #35 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 6-1, 7-6(6) Mon
#36 Tathiana Garbin ITA d #210 q Urszula Radwanska POL 6-2, 7-5 Tue
*#60 Zi Yan CHN d #39 Vera Dushevina RUS 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 Mon
*#45 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #40 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-4, 6-3 Mon
#47 Karin Knapp ITA d #116 wc Julia Goerges GER 6-1, 6-4 Tue
*#133 q Ayumi Morita JPN d #51 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-3, 6-4 Tue
#52 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #61 Yung-Jan Chan TPE 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Mon
*#64 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #59 Shuai Peng CHN 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 Tue

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Shuai and Nathalie driving backhands

*#98 q Tamarine Tanasugarn THA d #74 Angelique Kerber GER 7-6(3), 6-4 Mon
#75 q Yaroslava Shvedova RUS d #251 q Jie Zheng CHN 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 Mon
*#151 q Monica Niculescu ROU d #105 LL Julie Ditty USA 6-1, 6-4 Mon

Doha, 2nd Round, Tue-Wed 3:30pm WTA Wed story
loser's prize: $14,220 US; points: 35
#2 s1 Ana Ivanovic SRB d #48 Olga Govortsova BLR 6-3, 6-1 Wed

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Olga about to drive a forehand, Ana showing slice as she examines a backhand, and after match point

    Despite the lopsided score, Ana is unsure whether she will be able to continue in the tourney. With only two points remaining in the match, she slipped on the baseline, injuring her left ankle.

    Ana said: "It definitely hurts a lot. Honestly, it's very questionable for Thursday... I was a little bit scared and thought I couldn't finish the match. I just took my chances, and don't know how I managed to finish. I knew I had to go for my shots because I couldn't run or go into deep rallies.
    "I have to wait to see how it reacts overnight, but I'll try to recover as best I can and see if I can go on court." BBC story

#3 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #64 Nathalie Dechy FRA 7-5, 7-5 Wed

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Sveta twisting a serve, and Nathalie running down a forehand

    Svetlana said: "It was very, very difficult. I have not played with wind like this for ages. It's crazy, because you cannot really control the ball, you cannot do tactics much. It's easy to get irritated and very hard to stay calm. There's an easy ball and I cannot make it, and you just have to calm down and stay focused and adjust and move your feet a lot. I'm happy to get through it because it was a tough match."

#4 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #75 q Yaroslava Shvedova RUS 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 Wed
#5 s4 Maria Sharapova RUS d #126 q Galina Voskoboeva RUS 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 Wed

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Maria driving a forehand, Galina about to swat one, and Maria after match point

*#33 Na Li CHN d #6 s5 Anna Chakvetadze RUS 7-6(7), 6-4 Wed

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Anna and Na driving forehands

#7 s6 Venus Williams USA d #47 Karin Knapp ITA 6-2, 6-3 Wed

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Venus driving a forehand, and Karin's backhand

*#26 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #23 s17 Francesca Schiavone ITA 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 Tue

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Vera and Francesca following backhand and forehand

*#52 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #9 s8 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-2, 6-3 Tue

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Caroline twisting a serve Marionward

*#45 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #13 s9 Patty Schnyder SUI 6-3, 6-4 Wed

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Dominika lofting a backhand, Patty waiting for one to arrive, Patty following a forehand, and Dominika after winning a point

#15 s11 Dinara Safina RUS d #60 Zi Yan CHN 6-2, 6-1 Wed

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Dinara following a forehand, and Zi following a backhand

#17 s12 Shahar Peer ISR d #24 Virginie Razzano FRA 6-1, 7-6(3) Wed

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Shahar following a backhand

*#98 q Tamarine Tanasugarn THA d #19 s14 Amelie Mauresmo FRA 7-6(7), 7-5 Wed
#20 s15 Sybille Bammer AUT d #151 q Monica Niculescu ROU 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Wed
#21 s16 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d #36 Tathiana Garbin ITA 6-3, 6-3 Wed
*#31 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d #27 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-2, 5-7, 1-6 Wed
#42 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #133 q Ayumi Morita JPN 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 Wed

Doha, 3rd Round, Thu 3:30pm
loser's prize: $27,900 US; points: 60
*#21 s16 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d #2 s1 Ana Ivanovic SRB walkover-- left ankle sprain

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Ana, listing badly but still afloat, meeting the press on Thursday

    About her left ankle, sprained with only 2 points remaining her her 2nd round win, Ana said: "It's still pretty painful and hard for me to step on. I'm very disappointed the way I had to end this tournament. I was icing my foot all night. I had to wake up every hour so I didn't get much sleep but hopefully the team around me can help me to recover as fast as I can.
    "It's a strain, an overstretch of the ligaments. There's not any major tear, which is definitely good, but there are a few micro-tears there." Reuters story

*#20 s15 Sybille Bammer AUT d #3 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-3, 7-6(8)

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Sybille driving a backhand, Sveta about to swat one, and Sybille fielding a forehand

    Sybille said: "The conditions [cool with high winds] were terrible to play. But we have to play in such conditions no matter what." AP story

#4 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #42 Ai Sugiyama JPN 6-1, 6-2

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Jelena about to connect with a forehand, and after match point

#5 s4 Maria Sharapova RUS d #98 q Tamarine Tanasugarn THA 6-2, 6-2

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Maria following a backhand, Tammy driving one, and Maria driving another

*#45 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #7 s6 Venus Williams USA 6-3, 6-3

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Dominika about to swat a forehand, Venus and Dominika driving backhands, and Dominika after match point

    It was the biggest win of Dominika's career. Dominika had only 4 unforced errors in the match, while Venus struck 40. Dominika said: "When I was little [Venus] was one of my idols, so I still can't believe it. I wasn't thinking who was on the other side, because I've lost to other good players just because of the name." BBC story

*#26 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #15 s11 Dinara Safina RUS 7-5, 6-3
*#33 Na Li CHN d #17 s12 Shahar Peer ISR 6-1, 6-3
*#52 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #31 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-3

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Anabel and Caroline driving backhands

Doha, QFs, Fri 3:30pm WTA story
loser's prize: $54,870 US; points: 110
*#33 Na Li CHN d #4 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-3, 6-4

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Jelena driving a forehand, Na's backhand, and after match point

    Na is now 4-1 against Jelena. Na said: "I didn't think I'd win today in straight sets; [Jelena is] No.4 in the world and has been playing well. For me, I just try to focus on every tournament, every match and every point. It was so windy it was tough to play but I was able to win so I'm very happy."

    Jelena said: "[Na] was hitting all the right shots at all the right times, so all the credit to her. When she's playing well she can be very dangerous. I was fighting the whole match, though--I tried to come back into the match, but in the end it went her way."

#5 s4 Maria Sharapova RUS d #52 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-0,6-1

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Caroline about to swat a forehand, Maria's backhand drive, and after match point

    Maria said: "I had a pretty solid performance in the match today; apart from that one game in the second set, where I made three errors in a row, I felt very comfortable in the match. I was aggressive, served and returned well and just felt pretty good out there overall."

*#26 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #20 s15 Sybille Bammer AUT 2-6, 6-2, 6-0

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Sybille following a forehand, and Vera following a backhand

#21 s16 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d #45 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-4, 6(1)-7, 6-4

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Dominika about to connect with a forehand, Agnieszka fielding one, and after match point

Doha, SFs, Sat 4pm
loser's prize: $107,500 US; points: 195
#5 s4 Maria Sharapova RUS d #21 s16 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-4, 6-3

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Maria serving, Agnieszka and Maria following backhands, and Maria after match point

    Maria now leads Agnieszka 2-1 in career matches. Maria's loss to Agnieszka came the last time they met, in the 3rd round of last year's US Open, where Maria was defending her 2006 title, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.

    Maria said: "At the beginning of the match I was down a break and at that stage I was just trying to get my feet into the match. I was very close to being down 3-0 and that's a tough position to be in. After a slow start all you want to do is get into the match and get going, and after that I think I did a good job and when things got tough in the end I maintained my focus and fought it out." Reuters story

#26 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #33 Na Li CHN 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

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Vera serving, Na driving a backhand, Vera's forehand drive, and after match point

    Vera said: "It was a really tough match. I played her a couple of times before and I lost, so it was very important for me to stay in the match even though I lost the first set. I just kept fighting and was staying aggressive and didn't give [Na] chance to dictate, and it worked out."

Doha, Final, Sun after doubles, 6pm+
loser's prize: $211,000 US; points: 300
winner's prize: $414,000 US; points: 430
#5 s4 Maria Sharapova RUS d #26 Vera Zvonareva RUS 6-1, 2-6, 6-0

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Maria serving, Vera and Maria driving forehands, and Maria after match point

Doha, Doubles Final, Sun m1 3:30pm
loser's prize: $63,310
winner's prize: $124,200
*cdr15 s3 Kveta Peschke & Rennae Stubbs d cdr2 s1 Cara Black & Liezel Huber 6-1, 5-7, (10-7)

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Rennae & Kveta

Doha, Qual Finals, Sun Feb 17 3pm
losers' prizes: q1 $1,880 1pt; q2 $3,690 10pts; qualifier 15 points
#75 Yaroslava Shvedova RUS d #131 Andreja Klepac SLO 6-3 7-6(1)
*#126 Galina Voskoboeva RUS d #81 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 7-6(5) 6-3
#98 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA d #178 Eva Hrdinova CZE 3-6 6-3 6-4
*#133 Ayumi Morita JPN d #105 Julie Ditty USA 2-6 6-4 6-1
*#210 Urszula Radwanska POL d #138 Kira Nagy HUN 6-2, 7-5
#151 Monica Niculescu ROU d #288 Kristina Barrois GER 6-1, 6-0
*#251 Jie Zheng CHN d #152 Nika Ozegovic CRO 6-2, 6-4
*#255 Tiantian Sun CHN d #168 Elena Baltacha GBR 6-4, 4-6, 5-5 retired

Doha, Withdrawals
#1 Justine Henin BEL played Antwerp instead
#8 s7 Daniela Hantuchova SVK respiratory illness
#11 Elena Dementieva RUS
#22 Alona Bondarenko UKR personal reasons
#25 Victoria Azarenka BLR left knee
#30 Michaella Krajicek NED left wrist
#34 Julia Vakulenko UKR right wrist
#37 Mara Santangelo ITA left foot
#38 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR left hip strain
#50 Meilen Tu USA

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Copa Colsanitas,  Bogota, Colombia

 

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    Bogota: The main draw for Bogota 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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2008: Players being pretty at the Bogota party (or parties) on Wednesday (and/or Thursday--the WTA gallery indicates there were 2 parties) included: Rosanna de los Rios & retired former Colombian # 1 and 4-time Bogota champ Fabiola Zuluaga; Jelena Kostanic Tosic & Klara (Koukalova) Zakopalova; Arantxa Parra Santonja, Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Betina Jozami & Nuria Llagostera Vives; and Betina again, with Jorgelina Cravero and Maria Emilia Salerni...
Bogota, 1st Rd Mon-Tue 10am
loser's prize: $ $1,340 US; points: 1
*#278 q Betina Jozami ARG d #32 s1 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 Tue
*#89 Maria Emilia Salerni ARG d #49 s2 Alize Cornet FRA 6-4, 6-2 Mon
#53 s3 Pauline Parmentier FRA d #121 Julia Schruff GER 6-4, 6-3 Tue
*#120 LL Rossana de los Rios PAR d #55 s4 Emilie Loit FRA 7-5, 6-3 Tue
#62 s5 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d #72 Jill Craybas USA 6-4, 6-4 Tue
#63 s6 Sara Errani ITA d #101 Ekaterina Bychkova RUS 6-1, 6-1 Mon
#67 s7 Edina Gallovits ROU d #182 Sunitha Rao IND 6-1, 6-2 Tue
#69 s9 Martina Muller GER d #NR wc Viky Nunez Fuentes COL 7-5, 7-6(5) Tue

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Martina serving

*#113 Catalina Castano COL d #71 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-3, 7-5 Tue

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Colombian #1 Catalina after match point

*#107 Sorana Cirstea ROU d #77 Camille Pin FRA 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 Tue
#83 Mariya Koryttseva UKR d #103 Petra Cetkovska CZE 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 Tue
#87 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d #290 q María Irigoyen ARG 6-4, 6-0 Tue

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Lourdes about to deliver a backhand

*#135 q Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #96 Tatjana Malek GER 6-4, 6-2 Tue

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Nuria's backhand drive

#111 Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #112 Maret Ani EST 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Tue

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Maria Elena driving a forehand

*#159 q Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d #128 Bethanie Mattek USA 7-5, 6-2 Tue
*#198 wc Mariana Duque Marino COL d #143 Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO 6-4, 3-1 retired--hip injury Mon

Bogota, 2nd Rd Wed-Thu 10am
loser's prize: $2,270 US; points: 20
Thu: play completed after rain delay
*#113 Catalina Castano COL d #53 s3 Pauline Parmentier FRA 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Thu

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Catalina driving a forehand

*#198 wc Mariana Duque Marino COL d #62 s5 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 6-1, 6-2 Wed
#63 s6 Sara Errani ITA d #87 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-0, 6-3 Wed

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Sara's forehand drive

*#159 q Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d #67 s7 Edina Gallovits ROU 6-4, 6-3 Thu
#69 s9 Martina Muller GER d #107 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-2, 6-2 Thu

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Martina's forehand drive

#89 Maria Emilia Salerni ARG d #111 Maria Elena Camerin ITA 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Wed
*#278 q Betina Jozami ARG d #83 Mariya Koryttseva UKR walkover Thu
*#135 q Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #120 LL Rossana de los Rios PAR 6-2, 6-0 Wed

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Nuria tracking a forehand

Bogota, QFs, Fri 10am
loser's prize: $4,170 US; points: 35
*#135 q Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #63 s6 Sara Errani ITA 7-5, 6-1

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Nuria's forehand drive

*#278 q Betina Jozami ARG d #69 s9 Martina Muller GER 6-3, 6-1

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Betina driving a backhand

#89 Maria Emilia Salerni ARG d #198 wc Mariana Duque Marino COL 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
*#159 q Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d #113 Catalina Castano COL 7-6(2), 6-4

Bogota, SFs, Sat 11am
loser's prize: $7,965 US; points: 65
#89 Maria Emilia Salerni ARG d #159 q Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-3

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Maria Emilia about to deliver a backhand

#135 q Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #278 q Betina Jozami ARG 6-2, 6-2

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Nuria launching a backhand, and after match point

Bogota, Final Sun 11am
loser's prize: $15,200 US; points: 100
winner's prize: $29,000 US; points: 140
*#135 q Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #89 Maria Emilia Salerni ARG 6-0, 6-4

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Nuria driving a backhand, and after match point

Bogota, Doubles Final, Sat
losers' prize: $4,480 US
winners' prize: $8,500 US
cdr74 s1 Iveta Benesova & Bethanie Mattek d cdr143 s4 Jelena Kostanic Tosic & Martina Muller 6-3, 6-3

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Iveta & Bethanie


Bogota, Qual Finals Mon Feb 18 10am
losers' prizes: q1 $210 1pt; q2 $365 3pts; q3 $680 4pts; qualifier 8 points
#135 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #136 Olivia Sanchez FRA 4-1 retired
*#159 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d #158 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP 6-1, 7-6(5)
*#278 Betina Jozami ARG d #120 Rossana de los Rios PAR 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
*#290 María Irigoyen ARG d #202 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-1

Bogota, Withdrawals
#43 Gisela Dulko ARG left hamstring
#65 Ashley Harkleroad USA
#68 s8 Klara Zakopalova CZE left ankle
#74 Angelique Kerber GER Doha wc main draw
#86 Olga Savchuk UKR Doha qualifying
#93 Lilia Osterloh USA right shoulder
#97 Anne Kremer LUX
#99 Andrea Petkovic GER
#105 Julie Ditty USA Doha qualifying
#119 Roberta Vinci ITA shoulder

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