2013 Oeiras WTA Singles Results    

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n14 Marion Bartoli FRA
n15 Dominika Cibulkova SVK
n19 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS
n23 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
n26 Sorana Cirstea ROU
n27 Varvara Lepchenko USA
n29 Elena Vesnina RUS
n30 Julia Goerges GER
n31 Tamira Paszek AUT
n32 Urszula Radwanska POL
n34 Shuai Peng CHN
n35 Yanina Wickmayer BEL
n38 Laura Robson GBR
n40 Kaia Kanepi EST
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Oeiras:

#23 Carla Suarez Navarro
5' 4" 137lb RH 1H-BH
Oeiras:

#19 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
5'10" 159lb RH 2H-BH


    On Saturday at Oeiras, (previously known as Estoril on the tennis calendar) in the final of the Portugal Open, the 2013 Monterrey champion, 21 year old 3rd seeded #19 (career high: #13) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova from Moscow, Russia, defeated the 2012 Estoril finalist (and a quarterfinalist at Melbourne in 2009 and at Roland Garros in 2008), 24 year old 4th seeded #23 (career-high: #19) Carla Suarez Navarro from Barcelona, Spain, 7-5, 6-2 (Carla is shown during the match; Anastasia is shown with the glassware afterward).

    Anastasia's prize is $40,000; Carla's prize is $20,000.

    Anastasia trailed 3-5 in the 1st set, but rebounded after some advice from her coach, former WTA #1 Martina Hingis.

    Anastasia said: "I had a slow start. I was a little bit disappointed about that, it was the third match this week I started like that. Also Carla was playing really well. It wasn't easy to play my game because she was holding me back on the baseline, putting a lot of spin and moving me around. It wasn't easy, but I just tried to dig deep and fight and that really helped me in the end." WTA story

    Carla said: "Today I had chances to win the first set but Nastia was playing so well at those moments, and then she played really, really well in the second set. She just kept getting better as the match went on and deserved to win today. But it was a really good week for me. I'm very happy I was able to make another final here."

    Anastasia now leads Carla 5-0 in career matches. Their previous meeting was last year on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the 1st round at Cincinnati, when Anastasia defeated Carla 6-4, 6-0.

    Anastasia is now 5-2 in WTA singles finals, and has a 18-9 singles match record in 2013.

    Carla is now 0-5 in WTA singles finals, and has a 19-13 singles match record for the season.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Oeiras
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Portugal Open,  Oeiras, Portugal

 
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    Oeiras: The 32-player main draw for Oeiras 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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2013: On Monday, April 29, at Oeiras, Elena Vesnina alerted the media after her 1st round victory...
Oeiras, 1st Round, Mon-Tue 11am
loser's prize: $1,800 US; points: 1
*n34 Shuai Peng CHN d n14 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-0, 1-6, 6-4 Tue

Shuai after winning a point

    Shuai said: "After Miami my shoulder wasn't feeling so good so I actually went back to China, got treatment in Beijing and trained in Tianjin before coming to Europe. But they don't have many clay courts in China, so I practiced on hardcourts.
    "I had three or four days on clay courts in Stuttgart, so I've only really been playing on clay for a week and a half. So I'm really happy to beat such a good player today. In the end both of us were playing very well." WTA story

    Marion said: "The first match on clay is always tough for me and obviously at the beginning I had a lot of trouble finding my game and my feet on the court," Bartoli said. "I wasn't feeling comfortable and she was playing extremely well, as well. I just tried my hardest on the court and was able to play some good shots in the second set. I felt like the third set was really close and we both started to play quite well...
    "It was a very difficult draw for me, but I think it's better for me to have those kinds of matches early in the clay court season, and just try to keep improving for the big tournaments coming up."

*n32 Urszula Radwanska POL d n15 s2 wc Dominika Cibulkova SVK 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Tue
n19 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n107 q Shahar Peer ISR 6-4, 6-4 Tue
n23 s4 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n69 Marina Erakovic NZL 6-3, 6-0 Mon
n26 s5 Sorana Cirstea ROU d n61 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 Mon
*n42 wc Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n27 s6 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6(2)-7, 6-3, 6-2 Mon

 
Varvara and Svetlana driving backhands

    Svetlana said: "It was a very difficult match against Varvara today. I had a lot of ups and downs, as she did too. The conditions out there were very tough and it wasn't easy to play. I just tried to keep going, keep pushing, and in the end it went my way, so I was happy with that." WTA story

n29 s7 Elena Vesnina RUS d n105 wc Maria Joao Koehler POR 6-4, 6-1 Mon

Elena launching a forehand on the run

    High winds affected play. Elena said: "It was difficult to play today with the tough conditions, but we were practicing in the wind the last few days so I was ready for it...
    "[Maria Joao is] a very talented player. I hadn't played her before... it was difficult in the beginning because I was trying to figure out what was working and what wasn't. She has a very good forehand. When she has time to set up she feels it really well, and she can definitely give lots of problems to her opponents with that forehand."

*n102 LL Monica Puig PUR d n30 s8 wc Julia Goerges GER 7-6(3), 6-2 Tue
*n46 Monica Niculescu ROU d n31 Tamira Paszek AUT 6-1, 6-3 Tue
n35 Yanina Wickmayer BEL d n68 Anna Tatishvilli GEO 6-1, 7-5 Mon
*n43 Ayumi Morita JPN d n38 Laura Robson GBR 6-2, 7-5 Mon

 
Ayumi and Laura driving two-handed forehand and backhand

n40 Kaia Kanepi EST d n51 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-4, 6-3 Tue
*n52 Romina Oprandi SUI d n41 Kiki Bertens NED 6-3, 6-3 Tue
n48 Francesca Schiavone ITA d n59 L Dominguez Lino ESP 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 Tue
*n116 q Galina Voskoboeva KAZ d n54 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n112 q Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP d n184 q Aravane Rezai FRA 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 Tue

Oeiras, 2nd Round, Wed 11am
loser's prize: $3,100 US; points: 30
n19 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n112 q Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP 6-3, 7-6(4)
n23 s4 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n35 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 6-4, 6-3
*n40 Kaia Kanepi EST d n26 s5 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-1, 6-2

 
Kaia about to lightly tap a forehand, and Sorana driving a backhand

    2012 Estoril champ Kaia said: "I tried to play aggressive and not give [Sorana] much time to hit her shots. I didn't make many mistakes either. I was quite solid. I really enjoy playing here and feel good when I'm playing here. It's a good court and they have good balls, and I've played really well my last two matches."

n29 s7 Elena Vesnina RUS d n46 Monica Niculescu ROU 6-4, 6-4

    Elena tweeted: "Tough win today, had a lots of slices from Moni, will see them probably in my dream tonight. Happy to be in the quarters here @PortugalOpen." Elena Vesnina at Twitter

*n43 Ayumi Morita JPN d n32 Urszula Radwanska POL 6-2, 6-3
*n52 Romina Oprandi SUI d n34 Shuai Peng CHN 6-1, 6-3
n42 wc Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n116 q Galina Voskoboeva KAZ 6-4, 6-4

    Svetlana said: "I felt I was a little bit lazy at the start of this match. It was all right, but I'll have to play better next match. The court felt so slow today. But I'm happy I made it through anyway."

*n102 LL Monica Puig PUR d n48 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-3, 6-2

    Monica lost in the final round of qualifying, but was placed in the main draw as a "lucky loser" after Roberta Vinci withdrew due to a shoulder injury. The win put Monica into her first WTA quarterfinal, and will put her into the WTA top 100 for the first time in her career.

    Monica defeated #30 Julia Goerges in the 1st round. Monica said: "I don't want to stop here, I want to keep going. I've had a few heartbreaking losses this year to Kerber and Venus, and to beat Goerges and Schiavone here is just amazing. Those losses taught me how to maintain a lead when I'm playing a top player. I've done it twice in a row now so I can see I'm improving." WTA story

Oeiras, QFs, Thu 11am
loser's prize: $5,500 US; points: 70
n19 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n29 s7 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-3, 6(3)-7, 7-6(3)

 
Elena and Anastasia driving backhands

    Anastasia said: "There was a bit of drama in that match but I think it was a really good quality match from both of us. I started really well. For a set and a half it was really good. But then Elena was fighting for every point and played amazingly, so credit to her. It was a really tough one and I'm really happy I managed to pull through in the end because I was down in the third set." WTA story

n23 s4 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n102 LL Monica Puig PUR 6-2, 6-4

    Carla said: "Today was a difficult match. Monica is a good player. She was playing very well yesterday and the day before. For me the first set was really good, but I wasn't aggressive enough in the second set. I have to be more aggressive moving forward into the next matches."

n40 Kaia Kanepi EST d n43 Ayumi Morita JPN 6-4, 6-3

    Kaia said: "I was pretty happy with the way I played today. It was windy but I stayed aggressive and served well. I felt very comfortable serving. And I liked my movement, too. My Achilles injury isn't really affecting my movement. It doesn't bother me in practice or matches, maybe just after some matches, but then I ice it a lot. It's already better than it was last week in Morocco, even. I think my movement is actually better than before the injury. Today was a good win." WTA story

*n52 Romina Oprandi SUI d n42 wc Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-2, 6-2

    Svetlana said: "It was just a horrible match and I haven't played that badly for a long time. Romina's style of play doesn't give you any rhythm, which is a good tactic for her. I'm pretty sad about the way I played."

Oeiras, SFs, Fri 10:30am
loser's prize: $10,425 US; points: 130
n19 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n52 Romina Oprandi SUI 0-6, 6-3, 6-1

Anastasia's backhand drive

    Anastasia said: "I don't like to complain or find excuses, but I started the match really slowly today because I didn't feel like I had enough time to recover from yesterday's match. It was almost three hours yesterday and it was such an early start today - it was very hard to recover for this one... the last two sets were good and I won the match, so there are positives." WTA story

n23 s4 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n40 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-4, 6-1

Carla about to swat a backhand

    Carla said: "[Kaia] started so strong today and I was a little bit nervous, but after the first few games I changed a few things and played well the rest of the match. I was really concentrated on returning well because she serves so well, and I also had some really good points on my serve. I was aggressive and very focused in the most important points. I'm happy to be in the final again." WTA story

Oeiras, Final, Sat noon
loser's prize: $20,000 US; points: 200
winner's prize: $40,000 US; points: 280
n19 s3 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n23 s4 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 7-5, 6-2

 
Carla and Anastasia about to swat backhands

Oeiras, Doubles Final, Sat
loser's prize: $6,000 US
winner's prize: $11,500 US
s2 Hao-Ching Chan & Kristina Mladenovic d s4 Darija Jurak & Katalin Marosi 7-6(3), 6-2

Oeiras, Qual Finals, Mon Apr 29 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $500 1pt; q2 $700 6pts; q3 $950 10pts; qualifier 16 points
*n116 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ d n102 Monica Puig PUR 6-3, 6-3
n107 Shahar Peer ISR d n177 Catalina Castano COL 7-6(1), 6-4
n112 Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP d n120 Stephanie Foretz Gacon FRA 6-4, 6-0
*n184 Aravane Rezai FRA d n127 Vania King USA 6-3, 6-2

Oeiras, Withdrawals
n12 Roberta Vinci ITA right shoulder injury
n33 Alize Cornet FRA right shoulder injury
n37 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ right shoulder injury
n39 Heather Watson GBR illness (mono)
n50 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU right shoulder injury
n67 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN


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