2010 Monterrey WTA Singles Results        

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#9 wc Jelena Jankovic
#24 wc Daniela Hantuchova
#27 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
#28 wc Dominika Cibulkova
#31 Agnes Szavay
#34 Anabel Medina Garrigues
#35 Aleksandra Wozniak
#38 Lucie Safarova
#40 Sorana Cirstea
#47 Iveta Benesova
#49 Sara Errani
#57 Roberta Vinci
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#27 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
5'9" 149lb RH 2H-BH
Monterrey:
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#24 Daniela Hantuchova
5'11¼" 123lb RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday in Monterrey, Mexico, in the final of the Abierto Monterrey, 18-year-old 3rd-seeded #27 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova from Moscow, Russia, won her first WTA singles title by defeating the 2002 & 2007 Indian Wells champion, 26-year-old 2nd-seeded #24 (and former #5) Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), 1-6, 6-1, 6-0 (Daniela is shown during the match, and Anastasia with the hardware afterward).

    Anastasia's prize is $37,000; Daniela's is $19,000.

    It was Anastasia's second match of the day. Earlier, she had won a rain-postponed semifinal over 19-year-old unseeded #73 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia (residence: Vienna, Austria), 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.

    Anastasia said: "After my first match, it was hard to concentrate again. I wasn't feeling the ball well and Daniela played a very solid first set. I tried to understand her game and I started fighting. When you win a final it's hard to understand—you feel a lot of emotions. In a few days I will get it."

    Daniela said: "I played a solid first set with few mistakes, but then [Anastasia] started to play very aggressively with almost no mistakes. She really played unbelievable. I was always under pressure. Maybe after the first set she thought she had nothing to lose, then began playing better." WTA story

    Daniela and Anastasia had met twice before. On a chlorophyll court in the 1st round at Wimbledon in 2007, Daniela defeated Anastasia, 6-0, 6-1. But two weeks ago on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the 3rd round at Dubai, Anastasia defeated Daniela, 6-3, 6-4.

    Anastasia was playing in her first WTA singles final; she reached the semis at Indian Wells last year, and has won 5 ITF singles titles and 8 ITF doubles titles. Anastasia has a 13-5 singles match record this season.
    Daniela is now 3-7 in WTA singles finals. Her most recent title victory was at Linz, Austria, in 2007; this was the first final she has reached since then. Daniela has a 12-5 singles match record in 2010.

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Abierto Mexicano,  Monterrey, Mexico

 
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    Monterrey: The main draw for Monterrey 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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2010: On Sunday, February 28, Jelena Jankovic was presented with a variety of cakes for her 25th birthday... Jelena said: "The funny part is I received three cakes. Everywhere I went I got a cake! People were singing to me everywhere too: fans, the press room... It seemed like the whole city knew it was my birthday, and I don't know how or from who, because I never told anyone!! In the evening we had a really nice dinner in the hotel. They had traditional Mexican performers, including Mariachis who called me up to the podium and sang to me in front of everybody. It was so embarrassing! They brought me a cake too." Monterrey blog by Jelena Jankovic... On Tuesday, Nathalia Rossi, Nadine Ruegg, Daniela Munoz Gallegos, Lucie Safarova, Vladka Uhlirova & Andrea Hlavackova took a boat tour of Monterrey... row 2: Players looking good at dinner on Tuesday evening included the Czech mob of Renata Voracova, Lucie Hradecka, Lucie Safarova, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova & Andrea Hlavackova, and Norte Americanas Alexandra Wozniacki & Vania King...
Monterrey, 1st Rd, Mon-Tue 11am, Wed 3pm
loser's prize: $1,725 US; points: 1
*#73 Anastasija Sevastova LAT d #9 s1 wc Jelena Jankovic SRB 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Tue

    Jelena said: "Unfortunately I lost my match tonight. I could not play my best tennis, I made many mistakes on important points... It's really too bad because I was really enjoying it here. They treated me very well and I had the desire to continue. I'm sad because I could not win and the people were supporting me all time." Monterrey player's blog by Jelena Jankovic

#24 s2 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #142 q L Dominguez Lino ESP 6-3, 7-6(6) Wed

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Daniela driving a backhand

    Daniela said: "The conditions here are not easy because of the altitude so it takes some time to get used to. That's why I'm glad we came early to prepare! I'm very happy to be through to the next round." WTA story

#27 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d #169 q Anna Tatishvili GEO 6-1, 6-2 Tue
#28 s4 wc Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #57 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-4, 6-3 Tue
#31 s5 Agnes Szavay HUN d #67 Julia Goerges GER 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Tue

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Agnes fielding a backhand

*#90 Klara Zakopalova CZE d #34 s6 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 7-5, 7-5 Mon
#35 s7 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d #227 sr Laura Granville USA 3-3 retired—left wrist injury Mon
*#80 Julie Coin FRA d #38 s8 Lucie Safarova CZE 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Mon
*#49 Sara Errani ITA d #40 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-2, 6-3 Tue
#47 Iveta Benesova CZE d #83 Jill Craybas USA 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 Tue
#59 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER d #68 Lucie Hradecka CZE 6-2, 6-4 Tue
#60 Polona Hercog SLO d #179 q Corinna Dentoni ITA 6-2, 6-4 Tue

    Polona said: "I feel a bit tired because I played singles and doubles last week, which is why I'm not playing doubles here in Monterrey. It is a funny feeling being back on hardcourts but I'm getting used to it. I'm not worried about my first matches because I'm getting used to the surface. I hope to keep playing well." WTA story

*#89 Alizé Cornet FRA d #62 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-3, 6-1 Tue
#75 Vania King USA d #86 Sandra Zahlavova CZE 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Mon
*#96 Kaia Kanepi EST d #84 Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP 7-6(5), 6-4 Tue
#126 Patricia Mayr AUT d #159 q Olga Savchuk UKR 7-6(5), 6-0 Tue

Monterrey, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 3pm
loser's prize: $2,950 US; points: 30
#24 s2 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #96 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-1, 6-3 Thu

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Daniela after winning a point

    Daniela said: "I played better than I did in my first match. I made fewer mistakes and moved well, and I'm happy with the win. [Kaia] was also a completely different opponent compared to my first round, hitting very hard." WTA story

#27 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d #60 Polona Hercog SLO 6-2, 6-3 Wed

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Anastasia driving a backhand

#28 s4 wc Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #49 Sara Errani ITA 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Thu

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Dominika about to swat a backhand

#31 s5 Agnes Szavay HUN d #59 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER 6-1, 6(4)-7, 6-1 Thu

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Agnes driving a backhand

*#89 Alizé Cornet FRA d #35 s7 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 6-2, 6-3 Wed

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Alizé driving a backhand

    Alizé said: "I am very happy. Aleksandra had won the last two times so I was eager to win today." WTA story

*#73 Anastasija Sevastova LAT d #47 Iveta Benesova CZE 6-1, 6-2 Thu
#75 Vania King USA d #80 Julie Coin FRA 6-3, 6-3 Wed
#90 Klara Zakopalova CZE d #126 Patricia Mayr AUT 6-4, 6-3 Wed

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Klara about to swat a backhand

Monterrey, QFs, Fri 3pm
loser's prize: $5,340 US; points: 70
#24 s2 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #75 Vania King USA 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

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Daniela after winning a point

#27 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d #90 Klara Zakopalova CZE 6-2, 6-2

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Anastasia after winning a point

#28 s4 wc Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #31 s5 Agnes Szavay HUN 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

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Dominika driving a forehand, and after winning a point

#73 Anastasija Sevastova LAT d #89 Alizé Cornet FRA 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

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Anastasija fielding a drop shot

Monterrey, SFs, Sat 4pm
loser's prize: $10,200 US; points: 130
#24 s2 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #28 s4 wc Dominika Cibulkova SVK 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

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Daniela after (what appears to have been) match point

    Daniela said: "I didn't have a good start. It was difficult to find a way to win, but I'm happy I was able to. In the first set I didn't take my opportunities, so from the second set I decided I had to be aggressive. I was hoping it wouldn't rain." WTA story

    Dominika and Daniela had met twice before. On a hardcourt in the 1st round in Auckland in 2007, Daniela defeated Dominika 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. And later the same year, on green clay in the 3rd round at Amelia Island, Daniela (then #12) won again, defeating Dominika (then #150) 6-1, 6-4.

    Dominika said: "This was not my day. In the first set I was aggressive and focused well, but I changed how I was playing in the second set and she got ahead several games, and by the beginning of the third set I was mad because nothing was working for me.
    "I need to think about my mistakes—I know playing against Daniela I can't play like I did. I'll just have to learn from this one."

#27 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d #73 Anastasija Sevastova LAT 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 rain-ppd-Sun

Monterrey, Final, Sun 4:30pm+
loser's prize: $19,000 US; points: 200
winner's prize: $37,000 US; points: 280
*#27 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d #24 s2 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK 1-6, 6-1, 6-0

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Anastasia about to swat a forehand, Daniela driving a backhand, and Anastasia after match point

Monterrey, Doubles Final, Sun 3pm+
loser's prize: $5,750 US
winner's prize: $11,000 US
cdr63 s2 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova & Iveta Benesova d cdr59 s1 Vania King & Anna-Lena Groenefeld 3-6, 6-4 (10-8)

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Vania & Anna-Lena, and Iveta & Barbora


Monterrey, Qual Finals, Mon Mar 1 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $265 1pt; q2 $460 6pts; q3 $860 10pts; qualifier 16 points
#142 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d #258 Maria Fernanda Alves BRA 6-4, 6-0
#159 Olga Savchuk UKR d #172 Kristina Antoniychuk UKR 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
#169 Anna Tatishvili GEO d #198 Ksenia Lykina RUS 6-2, 6-2
#179 Corinna Dentoni ITA d #182 Nina Bratchikova RUS 6-0, 1-6, 6-4

Monterrey, Withdrawals
#20 Shahar Peer ISR left foot plantar fascitis
#41 Melanie Oudin USA illness
#65 Elena Baltacha GBR right ankle injury
#77 Petra Martic CRO

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