2008 Stanford & Bad Gastein WTA Singles Results     Aleksandra Wozniak & Pauline Parmentier, Champions

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#84 Aleksandra Wozniak
5'9" 140lb, RH, 2H-BH
Gastein:
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#52 Pauline Parmentier
5'9" 135lb, RH, 2H-BH
    Qualified:, On Sunday at Stanford, in the final of the Bank of the West Classic, 21-year-old qualifier # 84 Aleksandra Wozniak from Blainville, Canada, won her first WTA singles title by defeating 23-year-old 6th-seeded # 15 Marion Bartoli of France (residence: Geneva, Switzerland), 7-5, 6-3 (photo shown).

    Aleksandra's prize is $95,500; Marion's, $51,000.

    Aleksandra said: "Playing eight matches in one week is never easy. I was really excited and wanted to go out there, do my best and not think about how tired I was." WTA story

    Aleksandra and Marion had never before met on the field of combat.

    Aleksandra is now 1-1 in WTA singles finals, having reached the Fes final last year; she has also won 7 ITF singles titles. Aleksandra has a 21-13 match record in 2008.

    Marion is now 3-4 in WTA singles finals; she won her titles in 2006, and has not won one since, though she reached the Wimbledon and Prague finals in 2007. Marion has a 16-17 match record in 2008.

    On Sunday in Austria, in the final of the Gastien Ladies Open, 22-year-old 4th-seeded # 52 Pauline Parmentier from Paris, France, defeated 23-year-old qualifier # 231 Lucie Hradecka from Prague, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4 (Pauline is shown with the hardware after the match). Pauline's prize is $28,000. Lucie's, $14,650.

    Pauline said: "I am very happy today, it was a perfect week. It was a very difficult week because of all of the rain, and because of the rain I had to play two matches yesterday, but when you have a tougher week like this, the victory is much bigger. Now I will enjoy two weeks of holiday. I just need to relax." WTA story

    Although she lost the singles, Lucie and partner Andrea Hlavackova won the doubles, defeating Sesil Karatantcheva and Natasa Zoric, 6-3, 6-3.

    Lucie said: "Of course I am a little disappointed about today's singles match. I was 4-1 up and managed to lose the [1st] set. But Pauline played very well, especially on the important points. And for me this is still an unbelievable week. I reached the final in singles and doubles too, which is amazing."

    Pauline and Lucie also were playing each other for the first time in WTA singles.
    Pauline is now 2-0 in WTA singles finals; she won her first title in Tashkent last year. Pauline has a 15-16 match record in 2008.
    Lucie was playing in her first WTA singles final, but she has played in main draws on Sunday before: she has won 4 WTA & 21 ITF doubles titles, and 11 ITF singles titles. Lucie now has a 23-14 match record in 2008.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Stanford & Bad Gastein
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The Bank of the West Classic  Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

 
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    Stanford: The 28-player main draw for Stanford has 8 seeds, with 4 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers and 3 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Monday.

Bank of the West Classic venue address: Taube Family Tennis Stadium, Stanford, CA 94305

    2008 is the 38th year of the tourney that has become the Bank of the West Classic, the longest-running women-only pro tennis tournament. The Bank of the West Classic has been held at Stanford University's Taube Tennis Stadium since 1997. 37,226 people attended the 13 sessions in 2005. The tourney is owned and operated by IMG (International Management Group); Bank of the West has been the tourney's title sponsor since 1992.

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2008: On Saturday, July 13, naturally curly-haired 5th-seed and 2006 finalist Patty Schnyder did the player rep thing at the Stanford draw... Meanwhile Dominika Cibulkova, looking like the proverbial "California girl," took a field trip to examine local architecture... 2nd seed Anna Chakvetadze also took a field trip, to a place called "Treasure Island" (unique in this respect), where she sat in an IndyCar... 1st & 4th seeds Serena Williams & Daniela Hantuchova alerted the media on Monday, while Indian # 1 Sania Mirza and 3rd seed Vera Zvonareva did the autograph thing...
Stanford, 1st Rd, Mon 1pm, Tue 11am
losers' prize: $4,175 US; points: 1
#13 s5 Patty Schnyder SUI d #309 wc Amber Liu USA 6-1, 6-1 Tue

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Patty driving a backhand

#15 s6 Marion Bartoli FRA d #61 Akgul Amanmuradova UZB 6-1, 6-3 Mon

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Marion about to connect with a backhand

*#32 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #17 s7 Nadia Petrova RUS 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Tue

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Dominika and Nadia driving forehands

*#84 q Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #19 s8 Francesca Schiavone ITA 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Tue

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Francesca and Aleksandra driving forehand and backhand

#25 Shahar Peer ISR d #126 q Melinda Czink HUN 7-5, 6-0 Tue

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Melinda and Shahar driving backhands

#29 Sybille Bammer AUT d #41 Olga Govortsova BLR 7-5, 6-2 Mon
*#82 q Anne Keothavong GBR d #33 Sania Mirza IND 7-6(4), 6-1 Tue
*#226 q Michelle Larcher de Brito POR d #34 Gisela Dulko ARG 7-5, 7-6(1) Tue

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Gisela and Michelle driving forehands, Gisela volleying a backhand, and Michelle after winning a point

    It was the 2nd biggest win of 15-year-old Bollettieri-trained Michelle's young career; her biggest win was over then # 16 Agnieszka Radwanska in the 2nd round at Key Biscayne in March.

#35 Alisa Kleybanova RUS d #54 Elena Vesnina RUS 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Mon
#39 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #202 wc Alexa Glatch USA 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 Mon

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Alexa preparing to serve, and Ai about to connect with a backhand

#47 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d #71 Ashley Harkleroad USA 7-5, 6-2 Mon

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Ashley about to serve, and Kateryna driving a forehand

*#104 LL Samantha Stosur AUS d #72 Anastasia Rodionova RUS(AUS) 6-3, 6-1 Tue

Stanford, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 11am Wed WTA story - Thu WTA story
losers' prize: $7,820 US; points: 35
#5 s1 Serena Williams USA d #226 q Michelle Larcher de Brito POR 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Wed

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Michelle serving, Serena driving a forehand, and Michelle congratulating Serena after match point

    15-year-old Michelle had a 6-4, 2-0 lead before Serena took control of the match, winning 12 of the last 15 games.

    Serena said: "I never underestimate anyone, especially when they play me, because they'll always bring out their best game. In a way it was surprising, but you've just got to deal with it. I had a plan and I started playing better, and it's encouraging for me to bounce back after losing the first set."

    It was qualifier Michelle's 5th day in a row of match play. Michelle said: "I started off really well; I slowed down a little bit, but overall I was playing well the whole match. Obviously she played such a great game. She's Serena Williams. I didn't have anything to lose and I gave it my all.
    "I was getting close to an upset, but now I have a lot of things to work on, and a lot of years ahead of me."

#8 s2 Anna Chakvetadze RUS d #25 Shahar Peer ISR 6-3, 6-4 Wed

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Anna driving a forehand, Shahar's backhand, and Anna after match point

    2007 Stanford champion Anna said: "Even though the score was 6-3, 6-4, the match was pretty tough, especially in the second set. Shahar is a great fighter, but she sometimes plays a bit defensive and doesn't attack so much, so I had to take the opportunity to do that myself. I'm pleased with the match, my first on hardcourt for a while."

*#104 LL Samantha Stosur AUS d #11 s3 Vera Zvonareva RUS 6-3, 6-2 Thu

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Samantha driving a forehand, and Vera about to slice one

    Samantha said: "I had a few double faults, but I also got a bunch of aces and got them at the right time. I played aggressive and everything out there felt pretty good tonight. I hit the ball deep, and I attacked when I could, and played pretty good defense when I needed to." tourney story

*#39 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #12 s4 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-3, 6-1 Wed

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Daniela and Ai driving forehand and backhand

#13 s5 Patty Schnyder SUI d #35 Alisa Kleybanova RUS 7-6(8), 6-4 Thu

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Alisa and Patty driving forehand and backhand

    Patty said: "[Alisa] was trying to dictate everything, whether winners or errors... I think she was so dominant it was tough for me to play. I had to mix it up a lot... At the end I really felt comfortable on my service games. I felt like I finally had better speed and footwork on my forehands." AP story

#15 s6 Marion Bartoli FRA d #82 q Anne Keothavong GBR 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 Thu

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Anne driving a backhand and Marion watching her forehand (which she drives with backhand grip, left hand above right) fly

    Marion said: "[Anne] was playing so well from the baseline. At one point I had to go up to the net and force it and try to win the point quicker. I was able to do it under pressure which is hard to do but it was the only for me to win this match."

*#84 q Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #29 Sybille Bammer AUT 6-4, 7-5 Thu

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Sybille driving a backhand, and Aleksandra following a forehand

    Aleksandra said: "I beat [Sybille] at Roland Garros and I knew she wanted her revenge here; I think she played really well but today I was a bit tougher than her. This was my fifth match of the week, including qualifying, so I've gotten used to the conditions and the heat, which definitely helps as well."

#32 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #47 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 6-2, 6-3 Wed

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Dominika driving a forehand on the run

Stanford, QFs, Fri noon
losers' prize: $14,600 US; points: 70
#5 s1 Serena Williams USA d #13 s5 Patty Schnyder SUI 6-3, 6-1

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Serena serving, and Patty driving a forehand

*#15 s6 Marion Bartoli FRA d #8 s2 Anna Chakvetadze RUS 6-3, 6-4

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Anna about to fire a forehand, and Marion driving one

*#39 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #32 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6(4)-7, 7-6(5), 5-3 retired - cramping

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Dominika's forehand, and Ai's backhand

#84 q Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #104 LL Samantha Stosur AUS 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

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Samantha following a forehand, and Aleksandra driving one

Stanford, SFs, Sat 1pm
losers' prize: $27,300 US; points: 125
*#84 q Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #5 s1 Serena Williams USA 6-2, 3-1 retired - left knee injury

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Aleksandra driving a forehand, Serena having her knee taped by the trainer, Serena following a running backhand,
and both players leaving the court after Serena could not continue

    Serena, who had tendon repair surgery on her left knee in August, 2003, and has had recurring problems with it since, called for the trainer when trailing 2-5 in the 1st set, and had the knee heavily taped. Coincidentally, Serena's sister Venus Williams has withdrawn from next week's East West Bank Classic in Los Angeles (Carson) due to a right knee injury. Serena is going to have a MRI scan before deciding if she will play at LA next week, or withdraw to heal up before the Beijing Olympics.

    Serena said: "It was hurting in practice and I didn't really practice too long because it was hurting. After I got off, it was really swollen. I thought that I have to play really fast...
    "I actually thought it felt better once I got it wrapped. But Wozniak kept moving me. I was hoping she wouldn't but I guess she knew better. That didn't help at all." AP story

    Aleksandra said: "It's unfortunate that [Serena] pulled out. I think in the middle of the first set she started looking at her leg. I didn't know if it was her ankle bothering her. But at the end it was her knee...
    "I'm really happy with the way I played this week, coming out of the qualifying is not easy. It's a lot of matches in one week."

#15 s6 Marion Bartoli FRA d #39 Ai Sugiyama JPN 6-3, 6-3

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Ai driving a backhand, Marion serving, and after match point

Stanford, Final, Sun 2pm+
loser's prize: $51,000 US; points: 190
winner's prize: $95,500 US; points: 275
*#84 q Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #15 s6 Marion Bartoli FRA 7-5, 6-3

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Marion driving a forehand, Aleksandra following one, and after match point

Stanford, Doubles Final, Sun noon
losers' prize: $16,120 US
winners' prize: $30,000 US
cdr2 s1 Cara Black & Liezel Huber d cdr116 Elena Vesnina & Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-3

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Cara (42nd WTA doubles title) & Liezel (30th WTA doubles title) after the match


Stanford, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 14 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $640 1pt; q2 $1,195 3pts; q3 $2,230 10pts; qualifier 15 points
#82 Anne Keothavong GBR d #190 Julie Coin FRA 6-1, 6-0
#84 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #104 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 6-2
#126 Melinda Czink HUN d #114 Meng Yuan CHN v 6-0, 6-4
#226 Michelle Larcher de Brito POR d #363 Georgie Stoop GBR 6-4, 6-0

Stanford, Withdrawals
#6 Elena Dementieva RUS flu
#16 Victoria Azarenka BLR
#23 Lindsay Davenport USA right knee
#28 Alona Bondarenko UKR left knee
#44 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL
#46 Na Li CHN right knee

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Gastein Ladies,  Bad Gastein, Austria

 
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    Bad Gastein: The 32-player main draw for Bad Gastein 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.
 

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2008: On Saturday, July 13, Klara Zakopalova, Lucie Safarova, Agnes Szavay, and Caroline Wozniacki were looking good at the draw... On Monday, doubles partners Marlene Weingartner and Sandra Klemenschits posed for a pic - Sandra and her twin sister Daniela won 20 ITF doubles titles before they were both found to have abdominal cancer in early 2007; Daniela passed away in April, 2008, but Sandra has recovered and is returning to play at Bad Gastein with Marlene... Also on Monday, Caroline Wozniacki, Iveta Benesova, and Austrian former WTA # 18 Judith Floimair Wiesner, now a tourney official, posed for pretty pics for Austria's Inside Tennis magazine...
Bad Gastein, 1st Rd, Mon-Wed 10am, 10:30am
losers' prize: $1,300 US; points: 1
Monday: rain stopped play
#14 s1 Agnes Szavay HUN d #142 LL Viktoriya Kutuzova UKR 6-4, 6-2 Wed
*#119 Rossana de Los Rios PAR d #20 s2 Alize Cornet FRA 2-6, 6-2, 3-2 retired - gastrointestinal illness Wed
#30 s3 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #110 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE 6-1, 6-1 Wed
#52 s4 Pauline Parmentier FRA d #78 Tathiana Garbin ITA 6-2, 7-6(3) ppd-Tue
#59 s5 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d #207 q Liana Ungur ROU 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Wed
#62 s7 Iveta Benesova CZE d #145 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6(5)-7, 7-5, 6-4 ppd-Tue
*#329 sr Karolina Sprem CRO d #63 s8 Vera Dushevina RUS 6-3, 6-4 Wed
*#106 Maret Ani EST d #65 s9 Klara Zakopalova CZE 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 Tue
*#305 wc Melanie Klaffner AUT d #67 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-3, 6-4 Tue
#68 Mariya Koryttseva UKR d #117 Tzipora Obziler ISR 6-2, 6-1 Wed
*#211 wc Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER d #88 Julia Vakulenko UKR 6-1, 6-1 ppd-Wed
#91 Galina Voskoboeva RUS d #225 sr Sanda Mamic CRO 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 ppd-Tue
*#260 q Tereza Hladikova CZE d #95 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-5 Wed
#101 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d #98 Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA 7-5, 6-2 Wed
*#221 wc Patricia Mayr AUT d #130 Martina Muller GER 6-3, 6-3 Wed
*#231 q Lucie Hradecka CZE d #190 q Shuai Zhang CHN 6-3, 6-0 Wed

Bad Gastein, 2nd Rd, Thu 11am
losers' prize: $2,200 US; points: 20
rain stopped play on Thursday
#14 s1 Agnes Szavay HUN d #305 wc Melanie Klaffner AUT 3-6, 7-6(8), 7-6(3) ppd-Fri
*#68 Mariya Koryttseva UKR d #30 s3 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5) ppd-Fri
#52 s4 Pauline Parmentier FRA d #211 wc Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 ppd-Fri
*#231 q Lucie Hradecka CZE d #59 s5 Timea Bacsinszky SUI 6-1, 6-4 ppd-Fri
#62 s7 Iveta Benesova CZE d #91 Galina Voskoboeva RUS 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 Thu-Fri
#101 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d #106 Maret Ani EST 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 ppd-Fri
*#221 wc Patricia Mayr AUT d #119 Rossana de Los Rios PAR 6-3, 6-3
#260 q Tereza Hladikova CZE d #329 sr Karolina Sprem CRO 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 ppd-Fri

Bad Gastein, QFs, ppd-Sat 11am
losers' prize: $4,050 US; points: 35
#14 s1 Agnes Szavay HUN d #62 s7 Iveta Benesova CZE 6-4, 6-2
#52 s4 Pauline Parmentier FRA d #101 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 7-6(3), 6-3
#68 Mariya Koryttseva UKR d #260 q Tereza Hladikova CZE 6-3, 6-1
*#231 q Lucie Hradecka CZE d #221 wc Patricia Mayr AUT 6-3, 6-1

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Lucie driving a forehand, which she does Bartoli-style, and Patricia's backhand

Bad Gastein, SFs, Sat after rain-postponed QFs
losers' prize: $7,700 US; points: 65
*#52 s4 Pauline Parmentier FRA d #14 s1 Agnes Szavay HUN 6-4, 6-2
#231 q Lucie Hradecka CZE d #68 Mariya Koryttseva UKR 6-3, 6-2

Bad Gastein, Final, Sun noon
loser's prize: $14,650 US; points: 100
winner's prize: $28,000 US; points: 140
#52 s4 Pauline Parmentier FRA d #231 q Lucie Hradecka CZE 6-4, 6-4

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Pauline after match point

Bad Gastein, Doubles Final, Sun after singles & rest
losers' prize: $4,350 US
winners' prize: $8,250 US
cdr183 s3 Lucie Hradecka & Andrea Hlavackova d cdr1052 Sesil Karatantcheva & Natasa Zoric 6-3, 6-3

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Andrea (3rd WTA doubles title) & Lucie (5th WTA doubles title)

Bad Gastein, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 14 10am ppd-Tue
losers' prizes: q1 $200 1pt; q2 $350 3pts; q3 $650 4pts; qualifier 8 points
Monday: rain stopped play
*#207 Liana Ungur ROU d #142 Viktoriya Kutuzova UKR 6-3, 7-6(7)
#190 Shuai Zhang CHN d #254 Xinyun Han CHN 6-3, 6-1
#231 Lucie Hradecka CZE d #225 Sandra Zahlavova CZE 6-1, 7-6(5)
#260 Tereza Hladikova CZE d #283 Anastasija Sevastova LAT 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Bad Gastein, Withdrawals
#38 Kaia Kanepi EST shin splints
#43 Karin Knapp ITA illness
#60 s6 Sara Errani ITA shoulder
#81 Monica Niculescu ROU Stanford
#154 Meghann Shaughnessy USA left knee

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