2011 Brussels & Strasbourg WTA Singles Results    

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  WTA May 16-21: Brussels & Strasbourg

Brussels Ladies Open, BEL PREMIER
$618,000 30m/32q/16d outdoor: red clay
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#1 C Wozniacki, #3 V Zvonareva
#5 F Schiavone, #9 J Jankovic

Internationaux de Strasbourg, FRA
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#12 M Bartoli, #15 A Petkovic
#22 A Ivanovic, #27 N Petrova
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#15 Andrea Petkovic
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Brussels:
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#1 Caroline Wozniacki
5' 10" 128lb RH 2H-BH

    On Saturday in Belgium, in the final of the Brussels Ladies Open, this year's champion at Dubai, Indian Wells and Charleston, 20 year old top seeded #1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), defeated a semifinalist this year at Auckland and Hobart, 25 year old 8th seeded #31 (career high: #29) Shuai Peng from Tian Jin, China, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 (Caro is shown holding the hardware after the match). Caroline's prize is $103,000; Shuai's is $55,000.

    Caroline said: "I was pleased with the way I played and fought today. I'm happy to be the first winner of this tournament. It's a beautiful city and the crowd has been great all week. Now I'm looking forward to Roland Garros." WTA story

    Shuai is playing very well this year. She won the Rome doubles title last week partnered with Jie Zheng, and reached the Brussels final by defeating #3 Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-3, her first win over Vera in the eight times they have played.
    Shuai said: "I'm really happy to have reached the final here, and to play so many good matches on the clay. I played really well in the first set today, but then Caroline fought and came back... I'm really looking forward to Paris."

    Caroline now leads Shuai 3-1 in career matches. Their prior match was their only previous meeting on clay. That was in 2009, in the 3rd round on the Har-Tru green clay in Charleston, when Caro defeated Shuai 6-3, 6-4.

    2009 US Open finalist Caroline is now 16-10 in WTA singles finals; this year she won in February at Dubai, in March at Indian Wells, and in April at Charleston. Caroline has a 38-7 singles match record in 2011.

    Shuai is now 0-4 in WTA singles finals; she reached the finals at Guangzhou and Forest Hills in 2008 and at Strasbourg in 2006. Shuai has a 34-12 singles match record this season.

    Meanwhile in France, in the final of the Internationaux de Strasbourg, a semifinalist this year at Miami (and 2011 Australian Open quarterfinalist), 23-year-old 2nd seeded #15 (career-high: #15, German #1) Andrea Petkovic from Darmstadt, Germany, won the unfun way, defeating the 2009 champ at Stanford & Monterrey, 26-year-old 15th seeded #17 (career-high: #9) Marion Bartoli of France (residence: Geneva, Switzerland), 6-4, 1-0 retired when Marion could not continue due to a left thigh injury (Andrea is shown during the match, and with the rather diminutive glassware afterward). Andrea's prize is $37,000; Marion's is $19,000.

    Andrea said "It's always a strange feeling when someone retires because you feel happy and sad at the same time. I'm happy to win the title and the points—we're all in a rush for points during the year! But I was sad to end there because I was playing really well. I also feel sad for Marion—I really like her, she's a really nice girl. I had a bad injury in 2008 so I know how it feels.
    "I'm glad I made the decision to come here. I wasn't playing well in Madrid or Rome, but I've gained a lot of confidence from this week. I've played five matches here and I feel more than ready for Roland Garros." WTA story

    Marion said "I felt [the injury] right away, but after 2-0 it increased a lot. I called the trainer at 4-5 but even with that it wasn't improving at all."
    About the French Open, French #1 Marion said "Well, the time for recovery is really short, just one day after tomorrow, because I am playing on Monday. I'd say it's time to pray for a miracle. But I guess having a dad as a doctor is very helpful. He is the most important person for me to talk to and find out if I can play. Hopefully I can get through my first match on Monday, just fight through it, and then I can hope for another day of recovery and hopefully I'll be alright to continue after that."

    Marion led Andrea 2-1 in previous matches. Their prior meeting was earlier this year in the 3rd round on a Plexipave hardcourt at Indian Wells, when Marion defeated Petko 6-4, 6-2.

    Andrea is now 2-2 in WTA singles finals; she won the Bad Gastein title in 2009, and reached the finals at Brisbane this year and at 's-Hertogenbosch in 2010. Andrea has a 29-9 singles match record this year.

    2007 Wimbledon finalist Marion is now 5-8 in WTA singles finals; she reached the Indian Wells final this year (losing to #1 Caroline Wozniacki), but has not won a title since 2009. Marion has a 27-14 singles match record in 2011.

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Brussels Ladies Open,  Brussels, Belgium

 
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    Brussels: The 32-player main draw for Brussels has 8 seeds, with 2 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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Brussels Ladies Open venue address: Royal Primerose Tennis Club, 41-43, Avenue du Gros Tilleul, 1020 Bruxelles, Tél. : 02/478.37.61 Fax : 02 /478.43.85
    The Royal Primerose TC is located in the north of Brussels, approximately a 10 mins walk from the Heysel/Heizel (line 6) metro station and next to the Bruparck and Atomium.
    The Brussels Ladies Open was a new tourney in 2011, a late replacement for Warsaw on the WTA Tour calendar.

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2011: Vera Zvonareva, Caroline Wozniacki, Yanina Wickmayer, and Jelena Jankovic did the photo-op thing in Brussels...
Brussels, 1st Rnd, Mon-Tue 11am WTA story
loser's prize: $4,650 US; points: 1
#5 s3 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #36 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 6-2, 7-5 Tue

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Francesca ready to swat a backhand, Tsvetana about to connect with one, and Francesca running down a forehand

    Francesca said: "When it's so windy, it's not easy to adjust. But I enjoyed it anyway. I need to play matches, run and feel my energy going up right now, with the French Open coming. I need that this week."

    About her 2nd round match against Irina Falconi, Francesca said: "I need to be focused on me. When I have a good feeling, I can do many things. But I have to respect her and see how she plays. I'll study the tactics and go from there."

#9 s4 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #80 Anastasia Rodionova AUS 6-2, 6-3 Tue

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Anastasia and Jelena driving forehand and backhand

    Jelena said: "The conditions were tough today—windy, cooler. It was different than what I've been used to the last few weeks. But I just tried to focus and keep my eye on the ball, and I'm happy to get through to the next round."

*#432 sr82 Casey Dellacqua AUS d #14 s5 Shahar Peer ISR 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 Mon

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Shahar following a forehand, and Casey serving

*#24 s6 Yanina Wickmayer BEL d #18 q Kaia Kanepi EST 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 Tue

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Kaia's service toss, and Yanina driving a backhand

#29 s7 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU d #69 Polona Hercog SLO 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 Tue
#31 s8 Shuai Peng CHN d #93 wc Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 Tue

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Shuai fielding a forehand on the run, and Kirsten after injuring her ankle during the match

#34 Klara Zakopalova CZE d #87 Ksenia Pervak RUS 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 Mon
*#294 q Galina Voskoboeva KAZ d #40 Agnes Szavay HUN 5-2 retired—low back injury Tue
*#470 q Alison van Uytvanck BEL d #43 Patty Schnyder SUI 3-6, 6-2, 2-6 Tue

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Alison and Patty driving backhand and forehand

    It is 17-year-old Alison's first WTA tourney and her first WTA main draw victory. She is 15-0 in juniors this year, and 19-1 in ITF adult tourneys.

    Alison said: "It's great to have this victory. I haven't really realized it yet—this evening it'll come. It's great to play at home in Belgium. All the people are behind you, helping you during the match, especially when you're down."

*#56 Ayumi Morita JPN d #50 Jie Zheng CHN 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 Tue
#*#393 q Abigail Spears USA d #67 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 6-3, 6-1 Tue
#77 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d #90 Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-3, 7-6(4) Mon

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Coco and Sofia following backhands

    Sofia tweeted: "Don't know if it was beautiful, but a win is a win... =)." Sofia Arvidsson at Twitter

#86 Varvara Lepchenko USA d #421 wc An-Sophie Mestach BEL 6-3, 7-6(3) Mon
*#116 LL Irina Falconi USA d #91 Zuzana Ondraskova CZE 7-5, 6-3 Tue

Brussels, 2nd Round, Wed 11am WTA story
losers' prize: $8,500 US; points: 60
#1 s1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #86 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-4, 7-6(5)

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Varvara at net, and Caroline driving a backhand

#3 s2 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #294 q Galina Voskoboeva KAZ 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

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Vera and Galina driving forehand and backhand

    Vera said: "It was my first time playing here, and I had to get used to the conditions, new court, new balls, new atmosphere. Not only was I a little bit slow at the start, but [Galina] was playing well. She qualified here, so she was used to the conditions. But I found my rhythm and got better as the match went on. Now I have another chance for another match here."

#5 s3 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #116 LL Irina Falconi USA 6-4, 6-4

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Irina's service toss, and Francesca running down a forehand

*#77 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d #9 s4 Jelena Jankovic SRB 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

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Jelena and Sofia driving forehands

    It was Sofia's 3rd win over a top 10 player in her career, and her first since February, 2008, when she defeated then #6 Anna Chakvetadze in the 2nd round at Antwerp, 6-3, 7-5.
    Sofia scored on 5 of the 11 break points she reached against Jelena, and totaled 93 points in the match. Jelena converted only 3 of the 10 break points she reached against Sofia, and scored 87 points in the match.

    Sofia said: "Jelena and I have had battles before and I had match points last time, so I really wanted to win this time. Usually you play the big players on the big courts, but today we were on a smaller court, so maybe that was an advantage for me. Anyway, I'm happy to win today and get my revenge."

    Jelena tweeted: "Lost a tough match here in Brussels today. Looking forward to going to Paris though, so many good memories from last year and excited to be back there. Will arrive there in the next few days." Jelena Jankovic at Twitter

    Sofia will play Shuai Peng in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Sofia and Shuai are tied at 1-1 in career matches. Their most recent meeting was on an indoor hardcourt in Fed Cup play last year, when Shuai defeated Sofia 6(4)-7, 6-1, 8-6.

    Sofia said: "The last time I played Peng was in Fed Cup last year and I had eight match points and lost... She's playing well and having a good season, so it will be tough."

#24 s6 Yanina Wickmayer BEL d #470 q Alison van Uytvanck BEL 7-6(2), 6-4

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Alison driving a forehand, and Yanina about to connect with one

#29 s7 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU d #34 Klara Zakopalova CZE 6-3, 6-3
#31 s8 Shuai Peng CHN d #393 q Abigail Spears USA 6-2, 6-0
#56 Ayumi Morita JPN d #432 sr82 Casey Dellacqua AUS 1-6, 6-0, 7-5

Brussels, QFs, Thu 11am WTA story
losers' prize: $15,675 US; points: 120
#1 s1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #24 s6 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 2-0 retired—low back injury

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Yanina having her back checked by the trainer, and Yanina and Caroline telling the ump she can take lunch early today

    Caroline said: "To see Yanina hurting on the other side, with Roland Garros coming up next week, it's not fun to win that way. But I'm looking forward to the semifinals now. Francesca will be a good challenge for me tomorrow."

#3 s2 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #29 s7 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 6-0, 6-1

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Vera and Alexandra driving forehand and backhand

    In a tourney postmatch interview video (see it in the player at the top of the page) Vera said: "There are still a lot of things I can improve, but I played a very clean match from the first point to the last and I'm really happy about that...
    "Alexandra is a tough competitor... It always looks easier from the side. We had a lot of challenging rallies, but I think I played very consistently, and I'm looking forward to my next match."

#5 s3 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #56 Ayumi Morita JPN 6-2, 6-3

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Francesca driving a forehand, Ayumi about to swat a backhand, and Francesca after match point

    Ayumi tweeted: "Lost 2-6, 3-6 today, but had good 2 wins and still great tournament for me! I really enjoyed to play and stay here in Brussels!! Thanks for all the support!! Off to Paris tomorrow morning..." Ayumi Morita at Twitter

    In the semifinals on Friday, Francesca will play this year's champion at Dubai, Indian Wells and Charleston, Caroline Wozniacki. Caroline leads Francesca 3-2 in career matches. Francesca won their first two encounters, and Caroline the last three. Their most recent meeting was on a Plexipave hardcourt in the quarterfinals of this year's Australian Open, when Caro defeated Francesca 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Their only prior match on red clay took place last year in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, when Francesca, on her way to the title, defeated Caroline 6-2, 6-3.

    Francesca said: "Caroline has a lot of big qualities—she has been No.1 for a long time now. I'll have to play really well to beat her. Both of us are playing very relaxed and just trying to improve our form with a big Grand Slam coming... I'll need to run a lot, but it's okay—it's my job."

#31 s8 Shuai Peng CHN d #77 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 6-2, 6-4

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Sofia lining up a forehand, and Shuai following a backhand

    Shuai said: "I won and lost against Sofia before, so I knew how she played and knew she was very tough. She hits the ball hard, so I had to handle her power and try to control the rallies when I could, and make her move too. I was a little bit tight when she broke me in the second set, but I'm happy I won."

Brussels, SFs, Fri 11:30am WTA story
losers' prize: $29,500 US; points: 200
#1 s1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #5 s3 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

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Francesca driving a forehand, Caro having a nice chat about small units of distance with the chair umpire, Caro eyeing a forehand, and after match point

    Caroline said: "It was a great match. I'm starting to feel really confident on clay now for Paris. My serve & return were very good today."

    Francesca said: "I had so many chances. When opponent plays much better than me can accept it easier. But today I should beat Caro... I lost, but this match can be important for Paris. I'm building points well now, but still need to finish points better."

*#31 s8 Shuai Peng CHN d #3 s2 Vera Zvonareva RUS 6-3, 6-3

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Shuai serving (she fired 7 aces), Vera running down a forehand, Shuai driving a backhand, and after match point

    Shuai was 0-7 against Vera before this match, but none of those losses were blowouts. Shuai said: "I'm really happy. I played really well. I played her a few times before but didn't take the chances I had. I lost 7-5 in the third to her in Pattaya and was a bit nervous, but today I just tried to fight and didn't think too much about the other matches against her. Vera is a really good player."

Brussels, Final, Sat 3pm
loser's prize: $55,000 US; points: 320
winner's prize: $103,000 US; points: 470
#1 s1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #31 s8 Shuai Peng CHN 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

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Shuai fielding a forehand, Caroline driving a backhand, and after match point

Brussels, Doubles Final, Sat 12:30pm
losers' prize: $17,000 US
winners' prize: $32,000 US
*Andrea Hlavackova & Galina Voskoboeva d cdr96 s2 Klaudia Jans & Alicija Rosolska 3-6, 6-0, (10-5)

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Andrea (7th WTA doubles title) and Galina (3rd WTA doubles title)
during their post-match interview; it was their first tourney playing doubles together


Brussels, Qual Finals, Mon May 16 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $725 1pt; q2 $1,350 8pts; q3 $2,500 12pts; qualifier 20 points
#18 Kaia Kanepi EST d #248 Marta Domachowska POL 7-6(5), 6-3
*#294 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ d #116 Irina Falconi USA 6-3, 6-2
*#393 Abigail Spears USA d #254 Paula Ormaechea ARG 6-1, 6-1
*#470 Alison van Uytvanck BEL d #338 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Brussels, Withdrawals
#10 Petra Kvitova CZE hip injury
#19 Venus Williams USA hip/ab injury
#20 Julia Goerges GER low back injury
#23 Dominika Cibulkova SVK abdominal injury
#32 Lucie Safarova CZE gastrointestinal illness
#48 Greta Arn HUN
#49 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE left hip injury
#51 Anna Chakvetadze RUS illness (dizziness)

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Internationaux de Strasbourg,  Strasbourg, France

 
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France News


    Strasbourg: The 32-player main draw for Strasbourg 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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Latitude: 48.599033 Longitude: 7.691063 goto link for World Wind

Internationaux de Strasbourg venue address: Centre Sportif de Hautepierre, Rue Baden Powell, F-67200, Strasbourg, France

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2011: Young ladies looking good at the players party on Tuesday, May 17 in Strasbourg included top seeds Marion Bartoli and Andrea Petkovic...
Strasbourg, 1st Round, Mon-Tue 11am
loser's prize: $1,725 US; points: 1
#12 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d #59 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN 6-2, 6-1 Tue

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Marion preparing to serve

#15 s2 Andrea Petkovic GER d #213 q Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-3, 6-1 Tue
#27 s4 wc Nadia Petrova RUS d #61 Rebecca Marino CAN 7-6(4), 6-3 Mon
#30 s5 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #57 Kristina Barrois GER 6-2, 6-3 Mon

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Maria departing after the match

#33 s6 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #64 Johanna Larsson SWE 6-3, 6-4 Mon

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Daniela serving to Johanna

#42 s7 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d #89 Melanie Oudin USA 6-3, 6-1 Mon
#45 s8 Lucie Hradecka CZE d #260 q Ahsha Rolle USA 6-3, 6-4 Tue
#53 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d #70 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 7-6(3), 6-3 Mon
#62 Jelena Dokic AUS d #66 Simona Halep ROU 6-2, 6-1 Mon
*#139 q Stephanie Foretz Gacon FRA d #63 Alona Bondarenko UKR 6-4, 6-1 Tue
*#83 Laura Pous-Tio ESP d #71 Angelique Kerber GER 6-4, 6-2 Mon
*#82 Elena Baltacha GBR d #72 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-3, retired Tue
#73 Mathilde Johansson FRA d #76 Akgul Amanmuradova UZB 6-1, 6-1 Mon
*#79 wc Alize Cornet FRA d #74 Sania Mirza IND 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 Tue

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Alize alerting the media after the win

#75 Shuai Zhang CHN d #110 wc Pauline Parmentier FRA 6-2, 6-4 Tue
*#97 q Mirjana Lucic CRO d #92 LL Christina McHale USA 7-5, 7-6(7) Tue

Strasbourg, 2nd Round, Wed 10am
loser's prize: $2,950 US; points: 30
#12 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d #82 Elena Baltacha GBR walkover
#15 s2 Andrea Petkovic GER d #75 Shuai Zhang CHN 6-1, 6-3

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Andrea staring down a backhand, and Shuai following a forehand

#27 s4 wc Nadia Petrova RUS d #79 wc Alize Cornet FRA 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

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Alize serving, and Nadia following a forehand

#30 s5 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #83 Laura Pous-Tio ESP 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5)
#33 s6 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #73 Mathilde Johansson FRA 6-4, 6-2

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Mathilde preparing to serve, and Daniela about to swat a forehand

    Daniela tweeted: "I won against Johansson today... I knew matches wouldn't come easy on clay but I'm glad to have a good test like this before the French. Today was also very hot and fast, which is how it will be in Paris. That's why I like playing here, it's good preparation for next week.
    "The last time I played Strasbourg was 11 years ago. My mom and I had such a great time so we decided to come again this year! I'm enjoying the tennis, the beautiful city and the nice people. I'm glad I made the decision to come here again :)" Daniela Hantuchova at Twitter

#42 s7 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d #53 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 6-2, 6-0
#45 s8 Lucie Hradecka CZE d #139 q Stephanie Foretz Gacon FRA 6-2, 6-4
*#97 q Mirjana Lucic CRO d #62 Jelena Dokic AUS 6-2, 6-2

Strasbourg, QFs, Thu 11am
loser's prize: $5,340 US; points: 70
#12 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d #45 s8 Lucie Hradecka CZE 6-2, 6-3

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Marion driving a backhand

#15 s2 Andrea Petkovic GER d #30 s5 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-4, 6-3

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Maria congratulating Andrea after match point

*#33 s6 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #27 s4 wc Nadia Petrova RUS 6-4, 6-2

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Daniela after match point

#42 s7 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d #97 q Mirjana Lucic CRO 6-4, 6-4

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Anabel following a forehand

Strasbourg, SFs, Fri 2pm WTA story
loser's prize: $10,200 US; points: 130
#12 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d #42 s7 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-1, 6-2

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Marion serving, Anabel ready to swat a backhand, Marion smashing a forehand, and after match point

    Marion said: "I played a long match with Anabel in Rome last week, losing after two sets and more than two hours on court. So for me to win 6-1, 6-2 is very pleasing—especially on clay, with the way I play, aiming to hit a lot of winners.
    "It worked today, so there is a lot of satisfaction—but tomorrow is another day. It's the final, so it's a very special day and hopefully I will be able to play the same way. For now I have to put my dreams in my pocket!"

#15 s2 Andrea Petkovic GER d #33 s6 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

    Andrea said: "Daniela put me under so much pressure… I was just trying to get back the bombs she was throwing at me. At one point she just through the whole kitchen sink at me, and I just tried to defend myself! I think the most important thing is that I stayed calm and waited for my chances. In the end they came, and I took them, but in there was just a little, little difference."

Strasbourg, Final, Sat 2pm after doubles
loser's prize: $19,000 US; points: 200
winner's prize: $37,000 US; points: 280
*#15 s2 Andrea Petkovic GER d #12 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-4, 1-0 retired—left thigh injury

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Marion and Andrea driving backhands

Strasbourg, Doubles Final, Sat 11:30am
loser's prize: $5,750 US
winner's prize: $11,000 US
*cdr114 s4 Chia-Jung Chuang & Akgul Amanmuradova d cdr72 s2 Natalie Grandin & Vladimria Uhlirova 6-4, 5-7, (10-2)

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Akgul (2nd WTA doubles title) and Chia-Jung (16th WTA doubles title), their first title as a team


Strasbourg, Qual Finals, Mon May 16 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $265 1pt; q2 $460 6pts; q3 $860 10pts; qualifier 16 points
*#260 Ahsha Rolle USA d #92 Christina McHale USA 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
#97 Mirjana Lucic CRO d #262 Gail Brodsky USA 6-1, 6(3)-7, 6-4
*#139 Stephanie Foretz Gacon FRA d #113 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 6-3, 6(7)-7, 6-2
*#213 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER d #172 Anna Floris ITA 6-0, 6-2

Strasbourg, Withdrawals
#13 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS declined wild card
#22 s3 wc Ana Ivanovic SRB left wrist inflammation
#25 Aravane Rezai FRA illness
#35 Roberta Vinci ITA right ankle injury
#39 Sara Errani ITA right shoulder injury
#41 Elena Vesnina RUS low back injury
#44 Monica Niculescu ROU left wrist injury
#54 Timea Bacsinszky SUI left foot surgery May 9

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Current WTA Results & Tennis News (tennis home page) - 2011 WTA Schedule with links & photos


Link to many postmatch interview & match highlight videos of WTA players at the 2010 WTA Player Videos page.

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

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