2011 Sydney & Hobart WTA Singles Results         Na Li and Jarmila Groth, Champions

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  WTA Jan 9-15: Sydney & Hobart

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#1 C Wozniacki, #2 V Zvonareva
#3 K Clijsters, #6 S Stosur

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#16 M Bartoli, #21 A Pavlyuchenkova
#35 T Pironkova, #38 R Vinci

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#42 Jarmila Groth
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Sydney:
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#11 Na Li
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    On Friday in Sydney, Australia, in the final of the Medibank International, the 2010 champion at Birmingham, 28-year-old 8th seeded #11 (career high: #9—and all-time Chinese #1) Na Li from Wuhan, Hubei, China, defeated the 2010 Brisbane champion (and 2005, 2009 & 2010 US Open champion), 27-year-old 3rd seeded #3 (and former #1) Kim Clijsters from Bree, Belgium, 7-6(3), 6-3 (Na is shown holding the glassware after the match).

    The win made Na the first Chinese player to ever win a "Premier" level title. Na's prize is $103,000; Kim's prize is $55,000.

    Kim opened the match blitzkrieg style, taking a 5-0 lead in the 1st set. Then Na won the next five games—and then the 1st set tiebreaker.

    Na said: "I was 5-0 down and saw the time, it was only 15 minutes. I thought, 'Yeah, the fans, they pay a lot of money and the match will be over in half an hour.' One or two points changed it, and it turned around like that." WTA story

    Kim said: "I think I just softened the quality of my strokes. I wasn't hitting as deep or aggressively as before, and she took over very quickly. I also found it very hard today to change directions once I was going crosscourt with her backhand. Usually that's something I do very well against her...
    "[Na is] definitely a player who has every quality to win a Grand Slam... she can beat any top player out there when she's playing her best. She's very dangerous."

    Na still trails Kim 2-4 in career matches, and Kim won their previous meeting, on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the quarterfinals of the 2009 US Open, 6-2, 6-4. Na won the one before that, on a hardcourt in the 4th round at Miami in 2007, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

    Na is now 4-4 in WTA singles finals; she won at Birmingham last year, at Gold Coast in 2008, and at Guangzhou in 2004. Na was 36-20 in singles matches last year.

    2005, 2009 & 2010 US Open champ Kim, who retired in May, 2007, and returned to play in August, 2009, is now 39-17 in WTA singles finals; she won at Doha, Flushing Meadows, Cincinnati, Miami & Brisbane last year. Kim had a 30-6 singles match record in 2010.

    On Saturday in Hobart, Tasmania, in the final of the Moorilla International, the 2010 champion in Guangzhou, 23-year-old 6th seeded #42 (career high: #41) Jarmila (Gajdosova) Groth from Melbourne, Australia, defeated the 2010 finalist in Quebec City, 25-year-old #58 (career high: #37) Bethanie Mattek-Sands from Phoenix, Arizona, 6-4, 6-3 (photo shown).
    Jarmila's prize is $37,000; Bethanie's prize is $19,000.

    Jarmila said: "It's my second title and it's a home title, so is it my highest point? Probably. There were a couple of times the wind came down so we could play proper tennis, but most of the time it was just try to run and fight as much as possible. Anyway, hopefully it's not the last title and I hope I keep improving." WTA story

    Bethanie said: "This is the best beginning to a season I've had in a long time. I'm healthy, and that's the most important thing."

    Jarmila and Bethanie had met only once before, on a chlorophyll court in 2008 in the 1st round at Birmingham, when Bethanie won, 7-6(1) 6-2.
    Jarmila is now 2-0 in WTA singles finals; she won at Guangzhou last year. She has also won 12 ITF singles titles and 1 WTA doubles title. Jarmila's singles match record last year was 54-25.
    Bethanie is now 0-3 in WTA singles finals; she reached the Quebec City final twice, in 2008, and again in 2010. Her 2010 singles match record was 38-19.

    The Hobart tourney folks have provided (so far) eleven full-length match videos, which you can see in the Hobart playlist in the video player above.

    The Sydney tournament has unfortunately withdrawn all of their match videos. Apparently they suddenly realized they were violating an agreement with TV broadcasters, and had to take them down. The Sydney interview videos—and all Hobart videos—are still there as of this writing.

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    Sydney: The main draw for Sydney has 8 seeds, with 2 1st-round byes.
    There are 6 qualifiers in the main draw.
    Qualifying (3 rounds) starts on Friday, qualifying finals are on Sunday.
 

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2011: Healthy young ladies who got themselves all prettied up for the player party at the Sydney Westin Hotel Martin Place on Sunday included Vera Zvonareva, Flavia Pennetta, Andrea Hlavackova, Caroline Wozniacki & Daniela Hantuchova, row 2: Victoria Azarenka, Zi Yan, Lucie Hracecka, and Jelena Jankovic (with Vera again)...
Sydney, 1st Rd, Sun-Mon 11am Mon WTA story
losers' prize: $4,650 US; points: 1
##3 s3 Kim Clijsters BEL d #29 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 6-1, 6-2 Sun

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Alexandra and Kim driving forehand and backhand

#6 s4 Samantha Stosur AUS d #23 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 7-5, 6-4 Mon

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Yanina and Samantha driving backhands

    Samantha said: "Against a player like Yanina you might not get too many chances. When you have a break opportunity, if you get a second serve or you get the ball back in play, you really want to make the most of that chance. I really hung in there on her service games and tried not to give too much away. It's definitely pleasing to get two for two in today's match."

*#25 Alisa Kleybanova RUS d #7 s5 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6(5)-7, 6-1, 6-2 Mon

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Francesca serving, and Alisa driving a forehand

    Alisa said: "I was able to get back into it after losing the first set. I didn't have as many ups and downs in the next two sets. Francesca is obviously a great player and I was looking forward to playing her. We're friends—we play doubles together. I'm really happy with the result. It's my first win of the year."

*#19 Aravane Rezai FRA d #8 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB 7-5,2-6, 6-3 Mon

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Jelena and Aravane driving backhands, and Aravane after winning a point

    Aravane said: "You never know how your first match of the year will go, but I just tried to keep my rhythm and stay aggressive. The third set was 50-50.
    "The difference today was controlling my emotions. To beat a Top 10 player without playing my best is great. I hope I can continue like this the rest of the year."

#10 s7 Victoria Azarenka BLR d #49 q Ekaterina Makarova RUS 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 Mon

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Ekaterina following a backhand, and Victoria reaching for a forehand

#11 s8 Na Li CHN d #64 wc Anastasia Rodionova AUS 6-1, 6-2 Mon

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Anastasia and Na driving backhands

#13 Shahar Peer ISR d #68 LL Sybille Bammer AUT 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 Mon

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Shahar's forehand drive

*#67 q Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d #15 Nadia Petrova RUS 6-2, 6-2 Mon

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Barbora and Nadia following forehand and backhand

*#31 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #20 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-3, 6-3 Mon

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Dominika driving a forehand, and Maria about to swat a backhand

*#76 q Bojana Jovanovski SRB d #22 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-4, 6-4 Mon
#24 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #110 q Lucie Hradecka CZE 6-4, 6-3 Mon
#27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #138 wc Jelena Dokic AUS 6-2, 6-2 Sun

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Jelena and Svetlana fielding forehands

#28 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP d #30 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-2, 6-4 Mon

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Maria Jose and Daniela driving backhand and forehand

*#113 q Virginie Razzano FRA d #95 q Sandra Zahlavova CZE 7-6(4),6-2 Mon

Sydney, 2nd Rd, Tue 11am WTA story
losers' prize: $8,500 US; points: 60
*#31 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d #1 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-3, 6-3

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Dominika and Caroline driving forehands, Dominika's backhand drive, and Domi after match point

    Dominika said: "I think I've beaten No.2, No.3, No.4, No.5 and everybody, just not No.1. So I'm really happy about it. The most important thing today was I went on the court and saw myself like a winner from the first point until the last point. So it wasn't a surprise for me—I just played my game. I had my plan. I knew it was going to work if I just stuck to my plan."

    Caroline said: "My dad saw [Caroline] play yesterday, and she was playing really well against Maria Kirilenko too. I've played her quite a few times and we've always had quite long matches before, so I knew it wasn't going to be easy...
    Caro also lost in the 1st round at Sydney in 2010 (and in the 4th round of the Australian Open, both times to Na Li). Caroline said: "Last year I had the same start, so hopefully slow start, good finish."

*#24 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #2 Vera Zvonareva RUS 7-5, 7-5

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Vera and Flavia driving forehands

#3 s3 Kim Clijsters BEL d #67 q Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-1, 6-4

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Kim and Barbora driving forehand and backhand

    Kim said: "In the second set I let [Barbora] get back into the match a little bit because I wasn't quite as aggressive. She started mixing it up and became more aggressive, but then I played the important points well. I was able to break."

*#27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #6 s4 Samantha Stosur AUS 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

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Svetlana and Samantha driving forehand and backhand

    Samantha said: "It was a pretty decent match. I'm not too unhappy with the way I played. There are definitely things I would have liked to do better and that for sure I'll work on, but it wasn't a bad match. Today I played a very good player and lost 6-4 in the third."

#10 s7 Victoria Azarenka BLR d #13 Shahar Peer ISR 7-5, 6-3

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Shahar driving a backhand, and Vika following a forehand

#11 s8 Na Li CHN d #113 q Virginie Razzano FRA 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

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Na and Virginie driving forehand and backhand

*#76 q Bojana Jovanovski SRB d #19 Aravane Rezai FRA 7-6(4), 7-6(4)
#25 Alisa Kleybanova RUS d #28 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP 6-2, 6-4

Sydney, QFs, Wed 11am WTA story
losers' prize: $15,675 US; points: 120
#3 s3 Kim Clijsters BEL d #10 s7 Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-3, 6-2

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Victoria and Kim driving forehand and backhand

    Kim said: "Even when I was up 3-0 in the first set, the games were close, and I was able to break [Victoria] in a few key games."
    About playing well in recent months, Kim said: "I think it's a lot to do with feeling comfortable on the surface—I think I see the ball better on the blue courts."

#11 s8 Na Li CHN d #27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3

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Svetlana and Na driving backhands

    Na trailed Svetlana 6-3, 5-3 in the 2nd set. Na said: "Maybe I was thinking too much about winning or losing, and not enough about how I should play the next point. But I didn't want to have regrets after the match, so I just tried to calm down."

*#76 q Bojana Jovanovski SRB d #24 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-4, 6-1

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Flavia and Bojana driving forehands

    Bojana won her first match against a top 20 player on Tuesday night, defeating Aravane Rezai. Bojana said: "I can't believe it, I'm so happy. Every match I've been playing better and better. I feel really good on the court, and I think that's important. I feel like I can do everything."

#25 Alisa Kleybanova RUS d #31 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

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Dominika and Alisa driving forehands

Sydney, SFs, Thu 11am WTA story
losers' prize: $29,500 US; points: 200
#3 s3 Kim Clijsters BEL d #25 Alisa Kleybanova RUS 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(1)

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Alisa and Kim driving forehand and backhand, and Kim after match point

    Kim said: "I knew it was going to be tough. [Alisa] can change directions so easily. I'm pleased with the way I finished. It probably wasn't my best tennis, but I worked hard for it, and that's a big part of preparation—if you're not able to play your own game or the way you like to play, you have to work your way through points and matches. You can get a lot out of a match like this."

    Alisa said: "There is no disappointment. It was a great match. Of course I would feel better if I won, but what happened happened. I'm not really disappointed. I did my best."

#11 s8 Na Li CHN d #76 q Bojana Jovanovski SRB 7-6(5), 6-3

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Na and Bojana driving forehand and backhand

    Bojana was playing in her first WTA semifinal. Na said: "At the start I didn't know how she would play because I never saw [Bojana] practice, never saw her play a match. I was like, 'What's going on?'. Even if I lost the first set, I thought I could come back. Tennis is best of three sets. So after I won the first set I felt good, I thought maybe I could be in the final."

    Bojana said: "I feel bad because I didn't win, but I gave my best. I had opportunities in the first set and just didn't take my chances. In the second set [Na] started playing much better. She's a really, really good player."

Sydney, Final, Fri 7:30pm
loser's prize: $55,000 US; points: 320
winner's prize: $103,000 US; points: 470
*#11 s8 Na Li CHN d #3 s3 Kim Clijsters BEL 7-6(3), 6-3

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Na about to swat a forehand, Kim and Na driving backhands, and Na after match point

Sydney, Doubles Final, Fri after singles
losers' prize: $16,500 US
winners' prize: $31,000 US
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova & Iveta Benesova d s3 Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik 4-6, 6-4, (10-7)

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Iveta and Barbora, their 6th WTA doubles title as a team


Sydney, Qual Finals, Sun Jan 9 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $400 1pt; q2 $900 8pts; q3 $2,000 12pts; qualifier 20 points
#49 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d #135 Stefanie Voegele SUI 6-3, 6-4
#67 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d #142 Petra Martic CRO 6-4, 6-3
*#95 Sandra Zahlavova CZE v #68 Sybille Bammer AUT 6-4, 6-4
#76 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d #93 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-4, 6-2
#110 Lucie Hradecka CZE d #120 Anastasiya Yakimova BLR 6-4, 6-4
*#113 Virginie Razzano FRA d #100 Andrea Hlavackova CZE 6-3, 6-4


Sydney, Withdrawals
#17 Ana Ivanovic SRB abdominal strain

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Morilla International,  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

 
tourney time:
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       = US PDT +19 hours

Australia News


    Hobart: The main draw for Hobart has 8 seeds, with no 1st-round byes.
    There are 4 qualifiers in the main draw.
    Qualifying (3 rounds) starts on Friday, qualifying finals are on Sunday.
 

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2011: On Saturday, January 8, in Hobart, young wild card Olivia Rogowska and seasoned veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm did the player rep thing
at the main draw ceremony, after which Kimiko, who has said this will be her last year on the Tour, addressed members of the media...
Hobart, 1st Rd, Sun 10am, Mon 11am Mon WTA story
loser's prize: $1,725 US; points: 1
#16 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d #63 Dinara Safina RUS 6-0, 6-1 Mon

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Dinara and Marion driving backhands

    The win raised Marion's record against Dinara to 3-0. Marion said: "It's not like she played badly. Some games were really tight and went my way but the scoreline could have been much tighter... I thought it was really a Top 15 match, and it wasn't only my level, she was playing really well."

*#58 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA d #21 s2 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-2, retired—right hip flexor strain Mon
*#72 Shuai Peng CHN d #35 s3 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Mon
#38 s4 Roberta Vinci ITA d #66 Romina Oprandi ITA 7-6(0), 6-3 Sun

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Roberta serving

#41 s5 Klara Zakopalova CZE d #61 Melanie Oudin USA 6-3, 7-6(3) Mon
#42 s6 Jarmila Groth AUS d #69 Johanna Larsson SWE 6-1, 6-3 Mon

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Johanna and Jarmila driving backhands

#45 s7 Sara Errani ITA d #56 Anna Chakvetadze RUS 7-6(5), 6-3 Sun

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Anna and Sara driving forehand and backhand

#46 s8 Angelique Kerber GER d #51 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN 7-5, 7-6(3) Sun

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Kimiko and Angelique driving backhand and forehand

#52 Elena Vesnina RUS d #65 Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP 6-2, 6-1 Mon
*#130 wc Alicia Molik AUS d #53 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 7-5, 6-3 Mon

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Alicia's forehand drive

#55 Elena Baltacha GBR d #62 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA 6-3, 6-3 Mon
*#91 q Alberta Brianti ITA d #57 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Mon
#60 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS d #106 q Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-3, 6-4 Mon
*#73 Ayumi Morita JPN d #70 Akgul Amanmuradova UZB 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(3) Sun
#75 q Olga Govortsova BLR d #154 wc Sally Peers AUS 6-4, 6-2 Mon
#89 q Tamira Paszek AUT v #259 wc Olivia Rogowska AUS 6-1, 6-3 Mon

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Tamira and Olivia driving backhands

Hobart, 2nd Rd, Tue-Wed 10:30am
loser's prize: $2,950 US; points: 30
Thursday: rain delayed start of play
#16 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d #52 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-4, 6-1 ppd-Thu
#38 s4 Roberta Vinci ITA d #55 E Baltacha GBR 6-3, 0-0 Tue-rain-Thu
#41 s5 Klara Zakopalova CZE d #91 q Alberta Brianti ITA 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 ppd-Thu
#42 s6 Jarmila Groth AUS d #89 q Tamira Paszek AUT 6-4, 7-6(5) Tue
#45 s7 Sara Errani ITA d #130 wc Alicia Molik AUS 6-1, 6-0 ppd-Thu
#46 s8 Angelique Kerber GER d #60 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 6-3, 6-4 ppd-Thu
#58 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA d #73 Ayumi Morita JPN 6-3, 6-1 ppd-Thu
#72 Shuai Peng CHN d #75 q Olga Govortsova BLR 1-2 Tue-rain-Thu

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Shuai's service toss

Hobart, QFs, Thu 11am WTA story
loser's prize: $5,340 US; points: 70
*#41 s5 Klara Zakopalova CZE d #16 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-4, 6-2

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Klara about to swat a forehand, and Marion's backhand drive

    Klara said: "I'm very satisfied with the game I played today... We are used to playing two matches in a day, so I was prepared for it."

    Marion said: "[Klara] played unbelievable, to be honest. I mean I'm used to playing against Top 10 players, and they barely can play like that. But overall I'm happy with my performance. I tried to do my best tonight and won two good matches against Safina and Vesnina."

*#42 s6 Jarmila Groth AUS d #38 s4 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-1, 6-2

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Jarmila following a backhand

#72 Shuai Peng CHN d #45 s7 Sara Errani ITA 6-1, 6-3
*#58 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA d #46 s8 Angelique Kerber GER 6-4, 6-4
Hobart, SFs, Fri noon WTA story
loser's prize: $10,200 US; points: 130
Friday: rain delayed start of play
*#42 s6 Jarmila Groth AUS d #41 s5 Klara Zakopalova CZE 6-3, 6-2

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Klara and Jarmila driving forehands, and Jarmila after match point

    Jarmila said: "I'm really happy with my performance, the serve is still a trouble, but I'm having fun so it's good. I felt this year I had good preparation and was coming in confident with my game."

#58 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA d #72 Shuai Peng CHN 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

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Shuai and Bethanie driving backhands
Hobart, Final, Sat 5pm
loser's prize: $19,000 US; points: 200
winner's prize: $37,000 US; points: 280
#42 s6 Jarmila Groth AUS d #58 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA 6-4, 6-3

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Jarmila serving, Bethanie and Jarmila driving forehand and backhand, and Jarmila after match point

Hobart, Doubles Final, Sat
loser's prize: $5,750 US
winner's prize: $11,000 US
Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci d Kateryna Bondarekno & Liga Dekmeijere 6-3, 7-5

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Sara and Roberta


Hobart, Qual Finals, Sun Jan 9 9:30am
losers' prizes: q1 $265 1pt; q2 $460 6pts; q3 $860 10pts; qualifier 16 points
#75 Olga Govortsova BLR d #108 Laura Pous-Tio ESP 7-5, 7-5
*#106 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d #84 Simona Halep ROU 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4
#89 Tamira Paszek AUT d #99 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 6-0, 6-4
*#91 Alberta Brianti ITA d #90 Shuai Zhang CHN 7-5, 0-6, 6-3

Hobart, Withdrawals
#26 Jie Zheng CHN left wrist injury not yet healed after surgery
#36 Alona Bondarenko UKR knee injury
#44 Patty Schnyder SUI bronchitis
#45 Anastasija Sevastova LAT bronchitis

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    (Nov 26, 2010) WTA #4 (and former #1) Serena Williams has withdrawn from the 2011 Australian Open, and from the pre-Aussie Open Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia. Serena said: "While I desperately want to be back on the court and competing in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, it is imperative for my health that I continue to work with my doctors to ensure my foot heals properly." AP story

    Serena cut her feet on broken glass at a restaurant in Europe in July, causing her to miss this year's US Open. She was to return to play at Linz, Austria, in October, but withdrew after reinjuring her right foot while training in Florida.
    On Oct 11, in a post on her official website, Serena said: "I am likely out for the year now... In order not to make this worse, I have to chill on my physical workouts but I will immediately begin rehabbing as soon as I get the Doc's OK." AP story
    Serena's injuries originally required 18 stiches, 12 on her right foot and 6 on her left foot, and surgery on her right foot to repair a torn toe tendon. USA Today interview
    Serena cut her foot after her Wimbledon title victory on July 3, and the injury was at first not thought to be serious. Serena then lost to Kim Clijsters in an exhibition in Belgium on July 8. Asked how she was able to play the exhibition with the injury, Serena said: "Those Belgian doctors and waffles."
    Serena underwent surgery in Los Angeles on July 15. Serena had previously withdrawn from three tourneys leading up to the US Open and from all of her 2010 World Team Tennis matches due to the injury. AP story - July 20 AP update - original AP story

    The Morilla International, which had a Friday evening final for several years, changed back to a Saturday afternoon final in 2010. tourney story

    (Jan 4, 2007) Both tourneys this week used the new WTA drawsheet form, which is not improved over the previous form in any way whatsoever, and is in fact much worse. Rankings are displayed only for the seeded players, and are not shown for the rest of the draw (the old form displayed the rankings of all participants). Why would we not want to know the player's rankings?

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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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