2008 Quebec City WTA Singles Results     Nadia Petrova, Champion

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  WTA Oct 27-Nov 2: Quebec City

Bell Challenge Quebec City, CAN
Tier III $175,000
32 players - indoor: hard Uniturf
Pavillon de l'Éducation
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   Laval University campus
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# 13 Nadia Petrova
# 26 Sybille Bammer
# 36 Tamarine Tanasugarn
# 37 Aleksandra Wozniak
# 43 Bethanie Mattek
# 46 Olga Govortsova
# 54 Sofia Arvidsson
# 56 Sabine Lisicki

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#13 Nadia Petrova
5' 10¼" 143lb RH 2H-BH
Quebec City:
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9th WTA singles title
2nd this year
    Blue Plate Special: On Sunday in Quebec City, in the final of the Bell Challenge, 26-year-old top-seeded # 13 Nadia Petrova of Russia (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), defeated 23-year-old 5th-seeded # 43 Bethanie Mattek from Miami, Florida, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 (Nadia is shown during the match, and with the glassware afterward). Nadia's prize is $28,000; Bethanie's is $14,650.

    Nadia said: "Bethanie made it so difficult for me today. I really had to work hard. The 4-all game in the second set was probably the key moment of the match; it was important I won it. I'm happy how I finished in the third set...
    "It was really wonderful to win this event. To finish off the season like this is wonderful. Now I have a long journey ahead of me to Doha [where Nadia will be 2nd alternate at the WTA Championships], but it'll definitely be worth it. And then it'll be really nice to put the racquets aside for a few weeks!." WTA story

    Bethanie said: "I didn't play for a month after the US Open because I hurt my hip there, and I was playing outdoors in Arizona ever since then. So I was trying to get more and more comfortable with each match here in Québec City. I had a great week this week. It was my first time here, and now I can tell why it's one of the players' favorite tournaments. Congratulations to Nadia—she played really well all week..."

    Nadia and Bethanie had never before met on the field of combat.

    Nadia is now 9-10 in WTA singles finals; she won the Cincinnati title earlier this year. Nadia has a 47-23 match record in 2008.

    Bethanie was playing in her first WTA singles final; she has won 4 WTA doubles titles and 8 ITF titles (5 singles and 3 doubles). Bethanie has a 35-18 match record this year.

Quebec City players blog by Aleksandra Wozniak

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

WTA SCOREBOARD: Quebec City

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Bell Challenge,  Quebec City, Canada

 
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    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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Bell Challenge venue address: Pavillon de l'Éducation physique et des sports, Laval University, Quebec City

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2008: Players looking good at the player party in Quebec City on Sunday, Oct 26, included Heidi El Tabakh (an Egyptian-born Canadian national), Canadian # 1 Alexandra Wozniak, Sabine Lisicki & Liga Dekmeijere; top-seed Nadia Petrova; Mathilde Johansson, Nathalie Dechy, & Severine Bremond (three Frenchwomen) & Canadian # 2 Stephanie Dubois.
Quebec City, 1st Rd, Mon-Wed 11am
loser's prize: $1,300 US; points: 1
#13 s1 Nadia Petrova RUS d #395 q Maria Mokh RUS 6-1, 6-1 Tue
*#204 Melanie Oudin USA d #26 s2 Sybille Bammer AUT 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 Mon
*#90 Severine Bremond FRA d #36 s3 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA 6-2, 7-6(4) Tue
#37 s4 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #94 Edina Gallovits ROU 6-4, 6-3 Tue
#43 s5 Bethanie Mattek USA d #302 wc Sharon Fichman CAN 6-3, 6-3 Mon
#46 s6 Olga Govortsova BLR d #117 Vania King USA 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 Tue
*#99 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ d #54 s7 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 6-3, 6-2 Tue
*#114 Melinda Czink HUN d #56 s8 Sabine Lisicki GER 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 Tue
*#471 q Rebecca Marino CAN d #63 Jill Craybas USA 7-6(4), 6-1 Wed
#77 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #79 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER 6-3, 6-1 Tue
*#584 wc Valerie Tetreault CAN d #83 Mathilde Johansson FRA 6-1, 7-5Mon
*#147 q Varvara Lepchenko USA d #92 Rossana de Los Rios PAR 6-1, 6-3 Tue
#106 Julie Ditty USA d #136 Urszula Radwanska POL 7-6(1), 6-2 Mon
*#189 LL Angela Haynes USA d #110 Stephanie Dubois CAN 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Tue
#131 Olga Puchkova RUS d #289 wc Marie-Eve Pelletier CAN 6-3, 6-1 Mon
*#174 q Carly Gullickson USA d #134 Iona Raluca Olaru ROU 7-6, 6-1 Tue

Quebec City, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 11am
loser's prize: $2,200 US; points: 20
#13 s1 Nadia Petrova RUS d #147 q Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-2, 6-4 Wed
#37 s4 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #174 q Carly Gullickson USA 6-3, 6-2 Thu
#43 s5 Bethanie Mattek USA d #584 wc Valerie Tetreault CAN 7-6(4), 3-6, 7-6(1) Wed
*#77 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #46 s6 Olga Govortsova BLR 6-1, 7-5 Thu
*#189 LL Angela Haynes USA d #90 Severine Bremond FRA 6-2, 6-4 Thu
#99 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ d #471 q Rebecca Marino CAN 6-1, 6-3 Thu
*#114 Melinda Czink HUN d #106 Julie Ditty USA 6-1, 6-1 Wed
*#204 Melanie Oudin USA d #131 Olga Puchkova RUS 6-1, 7-6(3) Wed

Quebec City, QFs, Fri noon
loser's prize: $4,050 US; points: 35
#13 s1 Nadia Petrova RUS d #114 Melinda Czink HUN 6-1, 6-4
#37 s4 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #99 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ 6-2, 6-2
#43 s5 Bethanie Mattek USA d #204 Melanie Oudin USA 7-6(7), 6-1
*#189 LL Angela Haynes USA d #77 Nathalie Dechy FRA 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-3

Quebec City, SFs, Sat 1pm
loser's prize: $7,700 US; points: 65
#13 s1 Nadia Petrova RUS d #189 LL Angela Haynes USA 6-1, 6-3

    "Lucky Loser" Angela was the highest-ranked player to lose in the qualifying finals, and was placed in the main draw after a withdrawal. Instead of the $650 prize money for a qualifying finalist, she will now collect $7,700 as a main draw semifinalist—plus 65 ranking points, instead of 4.

*#43 s5 Bethanie Mattek USA d #37 s4 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 7-6(4), 6-3

Quebec City, Final, Sun after doubles, noon start
loser's prize: $14,650 US; points: 100
winner's prize: $28,000 US; points: 140
#13 s1 Nadia Petrova RUS d #43 s5 Bethanie Mattek USA 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

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Bethanie and Nadia driving backhands, and Nadia after winning a point (match point?)

Quebec City, Doubles Final, Sun noon
loser's prize: $4,350 US
winner's prize: $8,250 US
cdr105 s2 Anna-Lena Groenefeld & Vania King d cdr126 s4 Tamarine Tanasugarn & Jill Craybas 7-6(3), 6-4

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Anna-Lena and Vania


Quebec City, Qual Finals, Mon Oct 27 11am
losers' prizes: q1: $200 pts: 1; q2: $350 pts:3; q3: $650 US pts: 4; qualifier points: 8
#147 Varvara Lepchenko USA d #221 Alina Jidkova RUS 6-4, 6-0
*#395 Maria Mokh RUS d #189 Angela Haynes USA 6-4, 6-3
#174 Carly Gullickson USA d #273 Aniko Kapros HUN 7-6(5) retired - back injury
*#471 Rebecca Marino CAN d #360 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy NED 6-1, 6(4)-7, 6-3

Quebec City, Withdrawals
#9 Vera Zvonareva RUS
#14 Flavia Pennetta ITA
#34 Nicole Vaidisova CZE
#65 Yanina Wickmayer BEL
#93 Kristina Barrois GER
#96 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ
#98 Sania Mirza IND
#101 Maret Ani EST
# Elena Dementieva RUS
# Victoria Azarenka BLR
# Dominika Cibulkova SVK
# Klara Zakopalova CZE
# Mariya Koryttseva UKR
# Elena Vesnina RUS
# Kaia Kanepi EST
# Pauline Parmentier FRA
# Yung-Jan Chan TPE
# Ekaterina Makarova RUS
# Anne Keothavong GBR
# Sorana Cirstea ROU
# Marina Erakovic NZL
# Monica Niculescu ROU
# Anastasia Rodionova RUS
# sr Milagros Sequera VEN

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