2010 Bali WTA Singles Results    

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Tournament of Champions Bali, INA
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participants (final list):
#11 Na Li
#18 Aravane Rezai
#20 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
#22 Yanina Wickmayer
#24 Ana Ivanovic
#27 Alisa Kleybanova

#31 wc Daniela Hantuchova
#53 wc Kimiko Date Krumm

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#53 Kimiko Date Krumm
5'4" 117lb RH 2H-BH
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#24 Ana Ivanovic
6' 1" 152lb RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday at Bali, Indonesia, in the final of the 2010 Tournament of Champions, this year's champion in Linz, Austria, (and 2008 French Open champ), 23-year-old #24 (and former #1) Ana Ivanovic of Serbia (residence: Basel, Switzerland), defeated this year's champ in Seoul and Kuala Lumpur, 21-year-old #27 (career high: #22) Alisa Kleybanova from Moscow, of Russia, 6-2, 7-6(5) (Ana is shown holding the hardware after the match).

    Ana's prize is $210,000; Alisa's prize is $120,000.

    Ana fired 7 aces with only 2 double faults (Alisa: 2 aces, 4 DFs). Ana scored on 3 of the 7 break points she reached against Alisa; Alisa scored on only 1 of 7 break points against Ana.

    It was Ana's 13th victory in her last 15 matches. Ana said: "[Alisa] gave me a really tough match today. Thanks to all of you who show up every day, and give us big support all season. We've all had a lot of fun in Bali and I really hope to see you all next year." WTA story

    Ana now leads Alisa 4-3 in career matches. Ana also won their last two meetings, both on hardcourts this year: in the 1st round at Stanford, Ana defeated Alisa 6-3, 6-2, and, in the 1st round at Tokyo, Ana won again, by the same score.

    2008 French Open champion Ana is now 10-4 in WTA singles finals. Ana finishes 2010 with a 33-20 match record.
    Alisa is now 2-1 in previous WTA singles finals; she has won 10 ITF singles titles, and 3 WTA & 12 ITF doubles titles. Alisa had a 33-24 singles match record this year.

    Also on Sunday at Bali, in the consolation match for 3rd place, 40-year-old wild card #53 (and former #4, the all-time Japanese #1) Kimiko Date Krumm from Tokyo, Japan, defeated the 2002 & '07 Indian Wells champ, 27-year-old wild card #31 (career-high: #5) Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), 7-5, 7-5.

    Kimiko's prize is $70,000; Daniela's prize is $60,000. Kimiko said: "I felt very tired, but I wanted to finish on a high note, and I'm so happy I was able to win today. Even though it wasn't my best tennis, I tried my best... I will take a couple of days off before flying to Guangzhou for the Asian Games."

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Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions,  Bali, Indonesia

 
tourney time:
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       = US PT +16 hours

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Bali: At Bali, the top 6 players who have won at least one International tourney during the year, and who did not play in singles at the WTA Championships, + 2 wild cards, will play.
 

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Commonwealth Bank Classic venue address: Grand Hyatt Bali, P.O. Box 53, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 77 1234   Fax: +62 361 77 2038

    The Grand Hyatt Bali is located on the Nusa Dua Peninsula, close to Sanur, Kuta and downtown Denpasar, and 20 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
    Covering 40 acres and designed to resemble a Balinese water palace, the Grand Hyatt Bali features clusters of low-rise buildings and private villas among waterfall-fed pools and landscaped hotel gardens.

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2010: Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova obtained a pre-tourney manicure Tuesday, Nov 2 in Bali... Also on Tuesday, the entire field, Na Li, Aravane Rezai, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Yanina Wickmayer, Ana Ivanovic, Alisa Kleybanova, Daniela Hantuchova,
and Kimiko Date Krumm, helped out with the draw before enjoying lunch at the Nusantara Room, The Westin, Nusa Dua...
Bali, QFs, Thu-Fri 5:30pm
loser's prize: $35,000 US; points: 75
*#53 wc Kimiko Date Krumm JPN d #11 s1 Na Li CHN 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Thu

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Kimiko lining up a forehand, and Na volleying a backhand

    The match was very close. Kimiko scored 107 points, Na scored 108. Kimiko scored on 7 of the 17 break points she reached against Na; Na converted 6 of 13 break points she reached against Kimiko.

    Kimiko trailed 1-3 in the 3rd set. Kimiko said: "Li is a very tough player, but when I was losing in the third set, I just tried to push myself. I still enjoy myself on the court, and am focusing and trying my best every match." WTA story

    About playing Ana Ivanovic in the semifinals, Kimiko said: "I've never played Ana before. She's tough, and so is everybody here. Ana won Linz a few weeks ago. I'm just going to continue to try my best."

*#27 Alisa Kleybanova RUS d #18 s2 Aravane Rezai FRA 6-1, 6-2 Fri

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Alisa about to connect with a forehand, and Aravane's backhand drive

    Aravane had a very bad day, converting only 1 of 9 break points opportunities (Alisa: 6 of 9) and winning only 19% of her 2nd serve points (Alisa: 61%).

    Alisa said: "The score makes it look easy, but the match was very tough. There were plenty of games with deuces and advantages so it was still a big fight, but I'm happy with the way I played. The important thing for me today was to hit big serves, step into the court and play well on the important points. That was working well."

    About her semifinal opponent, Daniela Hantuchova, Alisa said: "Last time we played was San Diego, when I lost. Everyone is playing well so I will just try to prepare as well as I can. I know from the way I feel on the court I am good enough to win, but you never know what will happen in the match, and of course Daniela is a great player."

*#24 Ana Ivanovic SRB d #20 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-0, 6-1 Thu

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Ana ready to swat a forehand, and Anastasia and Ana driving backhands

    Ana fired 6 aces with only one double fault; Anastasia struck no aces, and had 7 DFs.

    Ana said: "Anastasia is a tough opponent and even though the score indicates it was easy, there were still a few close games. I thought I served well, played aggressively and moved well, so there wasn't much wrong today."

*#31 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #22 s4 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 6-4, 7-6(5) Fri

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Daniela serving, Yanina about to connect with a forehand, and Daniela ready to swat one

    Daniela scored 79 points, Yanina scored 71. Daniela scored on 5 of the 8 break points she reached against Yanina; Yanina converted 3 of 8 break points she reached against Daniela. Daniela fired 6 aces with 3 double faults; Yanina had 2 aces, with 8 DFs—including a double fault on match point.

    The win raised Daniela's record against Yanina to 4-1. Daniela said: "I thought it was a very high level match. Yanina was playing very well, as she always does, and again I was proud to keep my winning record against her. It was tough at times but I kept my calm and kept going for the right shots. It's important on this surface to be very tactically smart, and it helped to know I've beaten her in the past, but you still have to perform well on the day." WTA story

Bali, SFs, Sat 2pm
losers play for 3rd place on Sunday
#24 Ana Ivanovic SRB d #53 wc Kimiko Date Krumm JPN 7-5, 6(5)-7, 6-2

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Kimiko and Ana driving forehand and backhand, and Ana after winning a point

    The win came on Ana's 23rd birthday.

    Ana said: "It was a tough match, physically and mentally. The rhythm on my serve wasn't there in the beginning, but I managed to stay calm and win that first set. I had match point in the second set but [Kimiko] played really well in that game, and I'm just happy to win in the end.
    "She hits the ball hard and low, so you really have to bend and use your legs, which is hard at my height...
    "It doesn't matter who I play in the final. I know that whoever it is, it will be a tough match. For the moment it's important for me to recover for tomorrow." WTA story

#27 Alisa Kleybanova RUS v #31 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-3, 6-1

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Alisa and Daniela driving forehand and backhand

    About playing Ana Ivanovic in the final, Alisa said: "I practiced with Ana a couple of times and she has been playing very well—we always have a big fight in our matches."

Bali, Final, Sun 4pm
loser's prize: $120,000 US; points: 255
winner's prize: $210,000 US; points: 375
#24 Ana Ivanovic SRB d #27 Alisa Kleybanova RUS 6-2, 7-6(5)

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Ana serving, Alisa and Ana driving forehands, and Ana after winning a point


Bali, 3rd Place Playoff, Sun 2pm
loser's (4th place) prize: $60,000 US $; points: 165
winner's (3rd place) prize: $70,000 US $; points: 180
*#53 wc Kimiko Date Krumm JPN d #31 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK 7-5, 7-5

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Daniela ready to swat a backhand, and Kimiko driving one

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