2009 Båstad & Budapest WTA Singles Results     Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez & Agnes Szavay, Champions

tennis.quickfound.net  

  WTA Jul 6-12: Båstad & Budapest

Collector Swedish Open
Båstad, SWE
INTL $220,000 32m/32q/16d
outdoor: red clay - Live Video
Live Scores - in popup window
draws: WTA: S - Q - D - OOP
    tourney: S - Q - D - OOP
pics: Y!: sports - news | tourney - WTA
Båstad: radar - forecast - news
#9 C Wozniacki, #13 D Cibulkova
#15 F Pennetta, #25 K Kanepi

Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, HUN
INTL $220,000 32m/32q/16d
outdoor: red clay - Live Video
Live Scores - in popup window
draws: WTA: S - Q - D - OOP
    tourney: S - Q - D - OOP
pics: Y!: sports - news | WTA - tourney
Budapest: radar - forecast - map
#22 P Schnyder, #24 A Cornet
#26 S Bammer, #28 A Szavay

Budapest: 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004
Stockholm: 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004   Helsinki: 2003
previous other
tourney pages
next

Budapest:
click for news photo search
#28 Agnes Szavay
5'7" 139lb RH 2H-BH
Båstad:
click for tourney gallery
#42 MJ Martinez Sanchez
5'9" 150lb LH 2H-BH

    On Sunday in Budapest, Hungary, in the final of the Budapest Grand Prix, 20-year-old 4th-seeded # 28 (and Hungarian #1) Agnes Szavay (residence: income tax-free Monte Carlo, Monaco), defeated 30-year-old top-seeded # 22 Patty Schnyder from Baech, Switzerland, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 (photo shown).

    Agnes's prize is $37,000; Patty's is $19,000.

    Agnes said: "In the first set, I was too excited and that gave the set to the more experienced Patty. I'm glad I managed to turn the score around and please the home crowd." AP story

    Patty said: "The game she produced today was too strong for me. I tried my best, but Agnes put too much pressure on me, and my returns were not very good, either."

    Agnes and Patty had never before met on the field of combat. Agnes had the home court advantage, and Patty may have been a bit tired from playing 4½ sets on Saturday (finishing a rain-interrupted quarterfinal before playing her semifinal), while Agnes finished her semi in about one hour.

    Agnes is now 3-2 in WTA singles finals; her earlier titles came in 2007, in Palermo and Beijing. Agnes is 21-14 in matches this year.
    Patty is now 11-14 in WTA singles finals; she won the Bali title last year. Patty has a 15-13 match record for 2009.

    On Saturday in Båstad, Sweden, in the final of the Collector Swedish Open, this year's Bogota champion, 26-year-old unseeded #42 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez from Barcelona, Spain, defeated last year's Stockholm champion, 19-years-old-today top-seeded # 9 (and Scandanavian #1) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 (Maria Jose is shown holding the hardware after the match).

    Maria Jose's prize is $37,000; Caroline's is $19,000.

    Maria Jose said: "This was the most enjoyable tournament for me so far this season. I felt right at home here and I hope to come back next year. I played very well and I'm happy I played my own game." BBC story
    It was Caroline's 19th birthday. To Caroline, Maria Jose said: "I'm sorry I spoiled your celebrations, but I promise I will buy you something instead."

    Caroline said: "Maria played better than me, she played smart and it was difficult to get a rhythm with her stop volleys. But I'm still happy to have reached the final."

    Maria Jose and Caroline had never played each other before.
    Maria Jose is now 2-1 in WTA singles finals; she defeated Gisela Dulko to win this year's Bogota title, and reached the Barcelona final last year. Maria Jose, who has won 12 ITF singles titles, now has a 24-14 match record for 2009.
    Caroline is now 5-5 in WTA singles finals; she won the Eastbourne and Ponte Vedra Beach titles this year, and reached the finals at Madrid, Charleston and Memphis. Caroline has a 49-14 match record this season.

Båstad player's blog by Maria Kirilenko

WTA SCOREBOARD: Budapest & Båstad
The Wimbledon Centre Court scoreboard at match point during the 1977 ladies singles semifinal as Virginia Wade defeated Chris Evert, and advanced to defeat Betty Stove in the final, becoming the last British woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon-- a portion of a photo from Virginia's book Courting Triumph, click for book excerpts
s=seed, #=rank, *=upset, LL=lucky loser
ranks are for the previous week
How do players get into the "draw"?

Nordic Light Open,  Båstad, Sweden

 
tourney time:
       = GMT +2 hours
       = US EDT +6 hours
       = US PDT +9 hours

Sweden News


    Båstad: The main draw for Båstad has 8 seeds, with no 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers and 3 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying (2 rounds) starts on Sunday; qualifying finals are on Monday.
 

click for broader view   Båstad Tennis Stadium venue map
Latitude: 56.434502 Longitude: 12.838769 goto link for World Wind

The Nordic Light Open, held at Stockholm's 1912 Olympic Stadium in recent years, has been moved to Båstad for the 2009 season. Båstad has been the site of the ATP Swedish Open since it began in 1948; the women also played there until 1990. Båstad Tennis Stadium is a few hundred yards from the beach, close to Pepe's Bodega, a local restaurant and nightclub. The stadium was rebuilt in 2002 to accommodate the Hotel Skansen underneath the seaside bleachers.

click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery
2009: Swedish #1 Sofia Arvidsson and 2008 Stockholm champ Caroline Wozniacki posed for a nice pre-tourney pic on (or about) Saturday, July 4...
Tourney Director Nina Wennerström was also looking good while she made an opening address on Sunday... On Monday, Caroline arrived to play Meet the Press...
Båstad, 1st Round, Mon noon-Tue 11am
loser's prize: $1,725 US; points: 1
#9 s1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #145 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 6-1, 6-3 Tue

click for tourney gallery
Caroline driving a forehand

#13 s2 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #974 wc Sandra Roma SWE 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 Tue
#15 s3 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #43 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-2, 7-5 Tue
*#42 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP d #25 s4 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-1, 7-6(1) Tue
#27 s5 Sorana Cirstea ROU d #239 wc Johanna Larsson SWE 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 Mon

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Johanna and Sorana driving forehand and backhand

#29 s6 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d #90 Jill Craybas USA 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Mon
#34 s7 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d #138 Lenka Wienerova SVK 6-0, 7-5 Mon
#35 s8 Iveta Benesova CZE d #71 Urszula Radwanska POL 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Mon
#45 Gisela Dulko ARG d #114 Marta Domachowska POL 6-4, 6-0 Mon

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Gisela tossing the ball for her serve, and Marta driving a backhand

#59 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #233 q Irina Buryachok UKR 6-0, 6-4 Tue

    Maria said: "The first set seems easy from the score but every game was tight, so I was a bit lucky to win it like that. In the second set I was down 4-1, so I was happy to recover and win it in two sets. I really didn't want to play a third set!
    "For my first match back on clay I was happy. We just came from grass. Actually, something funny happened in my first practice session here. When someone serves to you on grass, you take one step and you're there; on clay there's so much kick, you need three steps. So the first time I practiced here I mis-hit my first return and told my father, 'It looks like I'm still playing on grass,' and he said, 'You don't have to tell me, I can see it!'." Båstad player's blog by Maria Kirilenko

#61 Petra Kvitova CZE d #181 q Julia Vakulenko UKR 6-3, 4-1 retired—right wrist injury Tue
*#103 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #66 Ayumi Morita JPN 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 Tue
#70 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS d #173 Karin Knapp ITA 6-1, 6-1 Mon
*#146 Angelique Kerber GER d #84 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 7-5, 6-4 Tue
#98 Masa Zec Peskiric SLO d #547 q Michaela Johansson SWE 6-2, 6-0 Tue
*#NR wc Ellen Allgurin SWE d #174 q Ksenia Palkina KGZ 6-4, 6-4 Tue

click for tourney gallery
Ellen following a backhand

Båstad, 2nd Round, Wed 11am
loser's prize: $2,950 US; points: 30
#9 s1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #61 Petra Kvitova CZE 6-4, 6-2 Wed

click for tourney gallery
The Woz alerting the media after the match

#13 s2 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #103 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP 6-1, 6-1 Wed
#15 s3 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #98 Masa Zec Peskiric SLO 6-1, 6-2 Wed
*#45 Gisela Dulko ARG d #27 s5 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5) Wed

click for tourney gallery   click for tourney gallery   click for tourney gallery
Gisela volleying a backhand, Sorana driving one, and Sorana and Gisela participating in
the first trial of the Eskimo ritual which is to be made mandatory under the WTA's provisional Starmap 2027 changes...

*#59 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #29 s6 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-2, 6-3 Wed
#34 s7 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d #NR wc Ellen Allgurin SWE 6-1, 6-4 Wed

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Carla and Ellen driving one-handed and two-handed backhands

*#70 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS d #35 s8 Iveta Benesova CZE 6-2, 6-4 Wed
#42 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP d #146 Angelique Kerber GER 6-3, 6-2 Wed

Båstad, QFs, Thu 11am
loser's prize: $5,340 US; points: 70
#9 s1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #59 Maria Kirilenko RUS 7-5, 7-6(4)

click for tourney gallery   click for tourney gallery   click for tourney gallery
Maria driving a backhands, Caroline about to connect with one, and after match point

    Maria said: "I had so many chances against Caroline today, but I didn't take them. I had set point at 5-4 in the first set but missed a return, and I was up 5-3 in the second set. I lost, 7-5. 7-6(4). It was a pity, because I feel I played really well. But I can take lots of positives from this. I wasn't pushing the ball, I was trying to play aggressively and make things happen. My problem today was I would lose my concentration sometimes and miss some shots I should make, or at least direct them differently. But I didn't have a good start to this season and now I feel like I'm playing very good tennis again, so I can only be happy.
    "Caroline is in very good form. At Wimbledon I felt I didn't have any chances, but here on the clay I feel much better. And I like hardcourts too, so this gives me confidence for the summer hardcourt season. I know I'm playing good tennis again, so now I just have to work on a few things and I think I can do well this summer...
    "I'm going back home tomorrow morning. We're driving to Copenhagen and I have a flight from there to Moscow. I'll be home for a week and three days... My next tournament is in Stanford in two weeks. I'm going to the US a little bit early, on June 20, a week before Stanford." Båstad player's blog by Maria Kirilenko

*#45 Gisela Dulko ARG d #13 s2 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6(5)-7, 6-3, 7-6(6)

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Gisela with her trusty Technifibre at ready, and Dominika about to Dunlop a forehand

#15 s3 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #70 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 6-4, 6-2
*#42 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP d #34 s7 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Maria Jose driving a backhand, and Carla about to connect with a forehand

Båstad, SFs, Fri noon
loser's prize: $10,200 US; points: 130
#9 s1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #15 s3 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

click for tourney gallery   click for tourney gallery   click for tourney gallery
Flavia and Caroline cringing backhands, and Caroline after match point

#42 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP d #45 Gisela Dulko ARG 7-5, 6-4

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Gisela volleying a backhand, and Maria Jose driving a forehand

Båstad, Final, Sat 2pm
loser's prize: $19,000 US; points: 200
winner's prize: $37,000 US; points: 280
*#42 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP d #9 s1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 7-5, 6-4

click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery
Caroline about to lightly tap a backhand, Maria Jose driving a forehand, and after match point

Båstad, Doubles Final Sat noon
loser's prize: $5,750 US
winner's prize: $11,000 US
*cdr54 s2 Gisela Dulko & Flavia Pennetta d cdr41 s1 Nuria Llagostera Vives & Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-2, 0-6, (10-5)

click for tourney gallery
Flavia (6th WTA doubles title) & Gisela (8th WTA doubles title); their 3rd title as a team


Båstad, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 6 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $265 1pt; q2 $460 6pts; q3 $860 10pts; qualifier 16 points
#174 Ksenia Palkina KGZ d #359 Giulia Gatto Monticone ITA 7-5, 6-3
#181 Julia Vakulenko UKR d #258 Heidi El Tabakh CAN 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)
*#233 Irina Buryachok UKR d #214 Lilia Osterloh USA 6-3, 6-0
*#547 Michaela Johansson SWE d #461 Astrid Besser ITA 6-4, 6-4

Båstad, Withdrawals
#20 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP left knee injury
#54 Melinda Czink HUN right achilles injury
#76 Jelena Dokic AUS low back injury
#82 Olga Govortsova BLR illness
#95 Severine Bremond Beltrame FRA

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
 
Budapest Grand Prix,  Budapest, Hungary

 
tourney time:
       = GMT +2 hours
       = US EDT +6 hours
       = US PDT +9 hours

Hungary News


    Budapest: The 30-player main draw for Budapest 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.
 

click for broader view   Római Tenisz Akadémia, Budapest, Hungary
Latitude: 47.584338 Longitude: 19.066719 goto link for World Wind

Budapest Grand Prix venue address: Királyok útja 105, Budapest, Hungary; Tel. 240-8616

click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery
click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery
2009: Alisa Kleybanova did the player rep thing at the main draw ceremony on Saturday, July 4; the common "scrabble" method was utilized for the draw... On Sunday, Blanka Szavay, younger sister of Hungarian # 1 Agnes Szavay, played Timea Bacsinszky in the 2nd round of qualifying... Top-seed Patty Schnyder did the Whirlybirds thing over Budapest on Tuesday (or thereabouts)... row 2: At the Budapest players party (on Tuesday?) Lucie Safarova piled her plate full of the fine Hungarian cuisine, Alize Cornet, Timea Bacsinszky, Alina Jidkova, and Catalina Castano imbibed beverages (not all alcoholic), and Tathiana Garbin looked on while Maria Elena Camerin endeavoured to obtain some fine photographs as they cruised up (or down) the Danube...
Budapest, 1st Rd, Mon noon-Tue-Wed 11:00am
loser's prize: $1,725 US; points: 1
#22 s1 wc Patty Schnyder SUI d #99 Andrea Petkovic GER 7-6(3), 6-3 Wed
#24 s2 Alize Cornet FRA d #89 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ 6-3, 6-1 Tue
#26 s3 Sybille Bammer AUT d #122 Klara Zakopalova CZE 6-2, 6-3 Tue
#28 s4 Agnes Szavay HUN d #157 wc Katalin Marosi HUN 6-1, 6-1 Tue
#31 s5 Alisa Kleybanova RUS d #62 Monica Niculescu ROU 6-0, 6-3 Tue
#33 s6 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #94 Karolina Sprem CRO 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 Mon

click for tourney gallery
Alona driving a forehand on the run

*#109 q Timea Bacsinszky SUI d #39 s7 Sara Errani ITA 5-7, 6-4, 6-0 Tue
*#133 q Petra Martic CRO d #49 s8 Lucie Safarova CZE 7-6(5), 6-0 Tue
#55 Shahar Peer ISR d #170 LL Irina Begu ROU 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 Tue
#64 Tathiana Garbin ITA d #202 q Sharon Fichman CAN 6-1, 6-4 Tue
#73 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d #299 LL Lenka Jurikova SVK 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 Tue
*#92 Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #72 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 Mon

click for tourney gallery
Maria Elena's running forehand

#75 Ioana Raluca Olaru ROU d #203 wc Greta Arn HUN 6-2, 6-2 Tue
*#96 Edina Gallovits ROU d #83 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 7-5, 6-2 Mon
#80 Patricia Mayr AUT d #229 q Margalita Chakhnashvili GEO 6-0, 7-5 Tue
#87 Mariya Koryttseva UKR d #134 Anna Lapushchenkova RUS 6-4, 6-2 Tue

Budapest, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 11:30am
loser's prize: $2,950 US; points: 30
#22 s1 wc Patty Schnyder SUI d #92 Maria Elena Camerin ITA 6-3, 6-2 Thu

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Maria Elena driving a forehand, and Patty about to swat one

*#55 Shahar Peer ISR d #24 s2 Alize Cornet FRA 6-2, 6-0 Wed

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Shahar and Alize about to connect with forehand and backhand

    Shahar said: "I think I played very good, I did what I had to do. I managed to hold on to my tactics to play aggressively and control the game for the whole match...
    "This was the first time we played. The first two games took us 18 minutes to complete. That was a key moment for me for the match. [Alizé] is a good player, she defends well in all parts of the court, she has a very good world ranking. I knew I had to be consistent throughout the match and that’s what I did." postmatch interview

*#96 Edina Gallovits ROU d #26 s3 Sybille Bammer AUT 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 Wed

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Edina about to connect with a forehand, and Sybille driving a backhand

#28 s4 Agnes Szavay HUN d #64 Tathiana Garbin ITA 7-6(2), 5-7, 7-5 Thu

click for tourney gallery
Agnes driving a forehand

    Agnes said: "I didn’t play well at the beginning of the match and [Tathiana] took a 4-0 lead. Fortunately, I managed to reverse the first set. Then, in the second set, I was leading 5-3 and had the chance to win the set but I played a very bad game. After that, she was lucky with shots touching the border lines and that was it for the second set. In the final set, I think we both struggled a lot...
    "Garbin is a player who makes really few mistakes and returns everything. It is very difficult to play against her and making mistakes. It was me who had to make more initiatives. True, I made a lot of unforced errors but I managed to come out well from the important situations." postmatch interview

#31 s5 Alisa Kleybanova RUS d #73 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Thu
#33 s6 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #75 Ioana Raluca Olaru ROU 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Wed
*#109 q Timea Bacsinszky SUI d #80 Patricia Mayr AUT 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 Thu
*#133 q Petra Martic CRO d #87 Mariya Koryttseva UKR 6-3, 6-2 Wed

Budapest, QFs, Fri noon
loser's prize: $5,340 US; points: 70
#22 s1 wc Patty Schnyder SUI d #31 s5 Alisa Kleybanova RUS 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 Fri-rain-Sat

click for tourney gallery
Patty's backhand drive

#28 s4 Agnes Szavay HUN d #109 q Timea Bacsinszky SUI 6-2, 6-3

click for tourney gallery     click for tourney gallery
Agnes and Timea driving a forehand and Timea about to connect with a backhand

#33 s6 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #55 Shahar Peer ISR 7-5, 6-1

click for tourney gallery   click for tourney gallery   click for tourney gallery
Shahar and Alona driving forehand and backhand, and Alona after match point

#96 Edina Gallovits ROU d #133 q Petra Martic CRO 6-3, 7-6(6)

Budapest, SFs, Sat noon
loser's prize: $10,200 US; points: 130
#22 s1 wc Patty Schnyder SUI d #96 Edina Gallovits ROU 6-2, 6-4

click for tourney gallery
Patty showing slice as she lines up a backhand

#28 s4 Agnes Szavay HUN d #33 s6 Alona Bondarenko UKR 6-1, 6-2

click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery
Alona about to connect with a forehand, Agnes driving one, and after match point

Budapest, Final, Sun 3pm
loser's prize: $19,000 US; points: 200
winner's prize: $37,000 US; points: 280
*#28 s4 Agnes Szavay HUN d #22 s1 wc Patty Schnyder SUI 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery click for tourney gallery
Agnes driving a forehand, and Patty and Agnes driving backhands

Budapest, Doubles Final, Sun
loser's prize: $5,750 US
winner's prize: $11,000 US
cdr97 s1 Alisa Kleybanova & Monica Niculescu d cdr106 s2 Alona Bondarenko & Kateryna Bondarenko 6-4, 7-6(5)


Budapest, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 6 noon
losers' prizes: q1 $265 1pt; q2 $460 6pts; q3 $860 10pts; qualifier 16 points
#109 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d #170 Irina Begu ROU 6-3, 6-2
#133 Petra Martic CRO d #299 Lenka Jurikova SVK 6-2, 6-4
#202 Sharon Fichman CAN d #309 Michaela Pochabova SVK 6-2, 6(5)-7, 7-6(4)
#229 Margalita Chakhnashvili GEO d #465 Reka-Luca Jani HUN 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Budapest, Withdrawals
#40 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK right shoulder injury
#46 Ekaterina Makarova RUS
#53 Roberta Vinci ITA wrist injury
#81 Anastasiya Yakimova BLR low back injury
#102 Varvara Lepchenko USA wrist injury
#153 Petra Cetkovska CZE right ankle injury

click for tourney gallery

See also: QuickShop: Sporting Goods - Martina Hingis - Anna Kournikova

Current WTA Results & Tennis News (tennis home page) - 2009 WTA Schedule with links & photos


Link to many postmatch interview & match highlight videos of WTA players at the 2008 WTA Player Videos page.

WTA PhotoRankings: the current top 20 Women's Tennis rankings with player photos, links, and bio info.

Find tennis shoes made by: adidas -- Nike -- Fila -- Reebok
Find tennis racquets made by: Yonex -- Wilson -- Head -- Prince -- Babolat
Find tennis balls made by: Wilson -- Dunlop -- Penn -- Tretorn -- Slazenger

Holabird Sports: Tennis

This page's URL is: http://tennis.quickfound.net/wta_results_2009/budapest_bastad_results_2009.html



recent updates:Crystal Liu YifeiSan DiegoHonoluluMoviesPopJazzOrionISSPlanets (Pluto...)F1Shops


about quickfoundmouseover privacy note • ad cookie info • copyright © 2000-2017 by Jeff Quitneycontact: webdev@quickfound.net
Free Browser Downloads: Internet Explorer     Firefox     Opera     Google Chrome     Safari