2013 Budapest & Palermo WTA Singles Results    

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Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, HUN
outdoor: red clay
INTL $235,000 32m/32q/16d
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draws: WTA: Q - main - D - OOP
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n30 L Safarova, n31 A Cornet
n32 S Halep, n54 A Beck

ItaliaCom Open Palermo, ITA INTL
$235,000 32m/32q/16d outdoor: red clay
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draws: WTA: Q - main - D - OOP
    tourney: draws: - Q - S - D - OOP
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Italy News
n5 S Errani, n11 R Vinci
n37 K Mladenovic, n43 K Zakopalova
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Palermo:

#11 Roberta Vinci
5' 4" 132lb RH 2H-BH
Budapest:

#32 Simona Halep
5'6" 141lb RH 2H-BH


    On Sunday in Hungary, in the final of the Budapest Grand Prix, the 2013 champion at 's-Hertogenbosh and Nuremberg, 21 year old 3rd seeded #32 (career high: #30) Simona Halep from Constanta, Romania, defeated the 2007 finalist at Bad Gastein, 29 year old #116 (career high: #60) Yvonne Meusburger from Schwarzach, Austria, 6-3, 6(7)-7, 6-1 (Simona is shown holding the hardware after the match).

    Simona's prize is $40,000; Yvonne's prize is $20,000.

    Simona said: "It was an amazing match. Yvonne played really well. I had match points in the second set and she came back, and it was very difficult to win after that but I did and I'm very happy.
    "It's a fantastic feeling to win my third WTA title of the year. I just believed in my chances and I've taken them. I'm really enjoying my game right now. I hope that I can keep winning." WTA story

    Yvonne said: "I think Simona and I played a really good match today. It was a great atmosphere to play here. The people were really great and they were helping us both during the match, I think. But at the end she was just better and she really deserved to win the title today.
    "I'm still happy, because I played a really good tournament. I'm only taking positive things with me from here. I'm really happy how this tournament ended and I'm looking forward to the next one."

    Simona now leads Yvonne 3-1 in career matches. Their previous meeting was in 2010 on red clay in the 2nd round of qualifying at Barcelona, when Simona defeated Yvonne 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-3.

    Simona is now 3-3 in WTA singles finals, winning all 3 titles in her last 4 tournaments. She has a 30-12 singles match record this year, winning 22 of her last 25 matches, and 17 of her last 17.

    Yvonne is now 0-2 in WTA singles finals. She has a 34-12 singles match record in 2013, winning 16 of her last 20 matches.

    Meanwhile at the Country Time Club, Palermo, Sicily, in the final of the ItaliaCom Open, the 2013 champ at Katowice, 30 year old 2nd seeded #11 (career high: #11) Roberta Vinci from Taranto, Italy, defeated her usual doubles partner, the 2013 champion at Acapulco, 26 year old top seeded #5 (career high: #5) Sara Errani from Bologna, Italy, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 (Roberta is shown holding the hardware after the match).

    Roberta's prize is $40,000; Sara's prize is $20,000.

    Sara still leads Roberta 5-3 in career matches.. Their previous meeting was earlier this year on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the semifinals at Dubai, when Sara defeated Roberta 6-3, 6-3.

    Roberta is now 9-1 in WTA singles finals, and has a 36-16 singles match record this season.

    Sara is now 7-7 in WTA singles finals, and has a 40-16 singles match record for the year.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Budapest & Palermo
The Wimbledon Centre Court scoreboard at match point during the 1977 ladies singles semifinal as Virginia Wade defeated Chris Evert, and advanced to defeat Betty Stove in the final, becoming the last British woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon-- a portion of a photo from Virginia's book Courting Triumph, click for book excerpts
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Budapest Grand Prix,  Budapest, Hungary

 
tourney time:
       = GMT +2 hours
       = US EDT +6 hours
       = US PDT +9 hours

Hungary News


    Budapest: The 32-player main draw for Budapest 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.
 

click for broader view   Római Tenisz Akadémia, Budapest, Hungary
Latitude: 47.584338 Longitude: 19.066719 goto link for World Wind

Budapest Grand Prix venue address: Királyok útja 105, Budapest, Hungary; Tel. 240-8616

       
2012: Players looking good while cruising on the Danube at the boat-based Budapest players party on Wednesday included
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova & Eva Birnerova, Misa Krajicek, Elena Vesnina, Mandy Minella, and Rika Fujiwara & Chan Hao-Ching...
Budapest, 1st Rd, Mon-Tue 11:00am
loser's prize: $1,800 US; points: 1
*n178 Valeria Solovyeva RUS d n30 s1 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-1, 6-0 Tue

    Valeria said: "I'm very excited. I came out and fought for every point and used the tactics I've been working on with my coach, and it worked out. I'm so happy to get through against such a tough player like Safarova." WTA story

*n95 Andrea Hlavackova CZE d n31 s2 Alize Cornet FRA 6-4, 6-2 Tue

    Andrea said: "When I arrived in Budapest and saw my draw, I was not very happy because Alizé has been playing very consistent lately. I tried to play with nothing to lose and to enjoy it. I was playing my game, which is trying to stay aggressive regardless of the score. I worked on a couple things since Wimbledon and they started to show up on the court, especially mentally, so I'm very happy they worked and I'm going to keep on continuing with that."

n32 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n128 Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ 6-3, 6-0 Mon

    Simona said: "It was a good match for me. The first round is always difficult. At 3-0 in the first, I was a little nervous and wanted to finish fast because I was waiting a lot today, but I came back and won.
    "It's nice to play on clay because I love this surface. I played well on grass, but I feel better on clay." WTA story

n54 s4 Annika Beck GER d n130 Tadeja Majeric SLO 6-1, 6-2 Mon

Annika driving a backhand

n63 s5 Johanna Larsson SWE d n80 Lara Arruabarrena ESP 6-2, 7-5 Mon

Johanna waiting to lightly tap one

    Johanna said: "I cannot be more happy about leaving the grass behind. I'm more comfortable and happier about playing on the clay. It's a more positive atmosphere for me.
    "I really hope I can play some good tennis and get some confidence going into Bastad next week. This tournament is kind of a win-win. If I win my match, I move on to the next round, but if I lose I get to go home. I'm pretty relaxed out there, and I'm just trying to get into good form for my home tournament."

n67 s6 Chanelle Scheepers RSA d n257 Michaela Honcova SVK 6-4, 6-1 Tue
n75 s7 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP d n139 Nina Bratchikova RUS 6-1, 7-5 Mon

Maria-Teresa's backhand drive

n78 s8 Anna Tatishvili GEO d n333 wc Reka-Luca Jani HUN 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n87 Alexandra Cadantu ROU d n206 Patricia Mayr-Achleitner AUT 6-0, 6-1 Tue
n89 Lucie Hradecka CZE d n252 Kathrin Woerle-Scheller GER walkover—medical
n99 Timea Babos HUN d n136 Aleksandra Krunic SRB 6-3, 6(5)-7, 6-3 Tue
n116 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d n203 Alison van Uytvanck BEL 6-0, 6-2 Tue
*n242 Danka Kovinic MNE d n137 Johanna Konta GBR 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 Tue
n141 Petra Martic CRO d n721 wc Vanda Lukacs HUN 6-3, 6-0 Tue
n179 Shahar Peer ISR d n529 Xenia Knoll SUI 6-2, 6-2 Tue
*n435 wc Agnes Butka HUN d n177 Sandra Zahlavova CZE 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(4) Mon

Budapest, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 11am
loser's prize: $3,100 US; points: 30
n32 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n435 wc Agnes Butka HUN 6-1, 6-1 Wed

Simona about to swat a backhand

n54 s4 Annika Beck GER d n89 Lucie Hradecka CZE 6-3, 6-3 Wed
*n116 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d n63 s5 Johanna Larsson SWE 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wed
n67 s6 Chanelle Scheepers RSA d n141 Petra Martic CRO 7-5, 6-4 Thu

Chanelle driving a forehand

    Chanelle said: "Today's match was very close. Petra is such a good player, so I knew I had to take my chances when I got them. The conditions were very tricky, as it was quite windy, so I'm glad to have gotten through today's match." WTA story

*n99 Timea Babos HUN d n75 s7 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) Wed
*n179 Shahar Peer ISR d n78 s8 Anna Tatishvili GEO 6-1, 6-1 Thu

    Shahar said: "I think I played really well and really happy with my performance. The match was closer than the score makes it seem and the first set had lots of long rallies. I think the key moment was when I came back from 0-40 at 3-1 in the first set."

n87 Alexandra Cadantu ROU d n95 Andrea Hlavackova CZE 4-6, 7-5, 4-0 retired Thu
*n242 Danka Kovinic MNE d n178 Valeria Solovyeva RUS 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 Thu
Budapest, QFs, Fri 11am
loser's prize: $5,500 US; points: 70
n32 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n99 Timea Babos HUN 7-5, 6-1

Simona following a backhand

*n116 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d n54 s4 Annika Beck GER 6-4, 6-1
n67 s6 Chanelle Scheepers RSA d n242 Danka Kovinic MNE 4-6, 6-0, 7-6(5)

Chanelle's backhand drive

n87 Alexandra Cadantu ROU d n179 Shahar Peer ISR 6-0, 7-5

Budapest, SFs, Sat 11am
loser's prize: $10,425 US; points: 130
n32 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n87 Alexandra Cadantu ROU 6-2, 7-6(1)

Simona volleying a backhand

    Simona said: "I played really well in the first set. In the second, I was a little tired and [Alexandra] came back and made me hit a lot of balls, which made it difficult. She is very dangerous if you hit the ball hard, so I was trying to mix up the tactics and move her around. But I'm so happy I got through, because I was a little nervous in the end!" WTA story

    About the final, Simona said: "The final will be a difficult match. Yvonne is playing very, very well now in this tournament. I will just try and enjoy the match and play my best."

*n116 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d n67 s6 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 6-2, 6-2

    Yvonne said: "I'm feeling very good. Today was another great day for me... I've just been taking the positive things with me from every match. In the final, I'll keep trying to be aggressive, going for the lines and creating pressure. I'm looking forward to the final, it's going to be a tough match but hopefully I can play a good final."

Budapest, Final, Sun 2pm
loser's prize: $20,000 US; points: 200
winner's prize: $40,000 US; points: 280
n32 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n116 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 6-3, 6(7)-7, 6-1
Budapest, Doubles Final, Sun
loser's prize: $6,000 US
winner's prize: $11,500 US
s1 Andrea Hlavackova & Lucie Hradecka d Nina Bratchikova & Anna Tatishvili 6-4, 6-1

Budapest, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 8 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $500 1pt; q2 $700 6pts; q3 $950 10pts; qualifier 16 points
Due to extreme flooding in Budapest, qualifying for the event this year has been cancelled.
Instead, the top four players on the main draw alternate list have been added to the main draw.


Budapest, Withdrawals
n18 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP right hip injury
n34 Romina Oprandi SUI right shoulder injury
n46 Kaia Kanepi EST low back injury
n62 Jana Cepelova SVK thoracic spine injury
n72 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL upper respiratory infection
n103 Eleni Danilidou GRE ankle injury
n127 Melinda Czink HUN appendectomy

 
ItaliaCom Open,  Palermo, Sicily, Italy

 
tourney time:
       = GMT +2 hours
       = US EDT +6 hours
       = US PDT +9 hours

Italy News


    Palermo: The 32-player main draw for Palermo 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.
 

click for broader view   Country Time Club, Palermo, Italy
Latitude: 38.189389 Longitude: 13.318852 goto link for World Wind

Internazionali Femminili venue address: Country Time Club, Via dell'Olimpo, 5 - Palermo; Tel. +39 091 453782 - Fax +39 091 6841644

click for tourney gallery
2013: On Thursday, July 11 at Palermo, Flavia Penneta posed for impromptu offcourt photos
Palermo, 1st Round, Mon-Tue 4pm
loser's prize: $1,800 US; points: 1
n5 s1 wc Sara Errani ITA d n138 Julia Cohen USA 6-0, 6-1 Mon
n11 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA d n314 q Giulia Gatto-Montecone ITA 7-6(6), 6-3 Tue

Roberta ready to slice a backhand

    Roberta said: "Playing in the evening isn't easy, because the conditions are different than they would be earlier in the day. But I'm happy to be in the second round here in Palermo, and I really want to congratulate my opponent, Giulia, for her brilliant performance tonight. She is a very talented player." WTA story

n37 s3 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n106 q Maria Joao Koehler POR 6-1, 7-6(5) Wed
n43 s4 Klara Zakopalova CZE d n166 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 Tue

 
Flavia driving a forehand, and Klara about to swat one

    Klara trailed Flavia 0-3 in the 3rd set before winning the last six games and the match.

    Klara said: "I had played Flavia a lot of times before so I knew it would be very tough. She's very experienced like me and she has almost exactly the same age as me. We always have battles."

n53 s5 Lourdes Domínguez Lino ESP d n300 q Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 5-1 retired Tue
*n208 Renata Voracova CZE d n61 s6 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 7-5, 6-2 Tue
n74 s7 Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP d n98 Mathilde Johansson FRA 4-6, 1-6, 7-5 Mon
*n112 Dinah Pfizenmaier GER d n77 s8 Karolina Pliskova CZE 7-5, 7-5 Tue
n79 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d n311 q Kristina Barrois GER 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Tue

    Anabel, with a 33-4 career record at Palermo, led 6-4, 4-1 when Kristina suddenly got into the match.

    Anabel said: "It was tough. I was a set and 4-1 and a ball for 5-2, then I couldn't win the game and everything turned for [Kristina]. I was lucky that in the third set I started to play very well again and was putting pressure on her from the beginning, and in the end I could finish the match."

n91 Polona Hercog SLO d n152 Eva Birnerova CZE 6-4, 6-1 Tue
n96 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO d n117 Mariana Duque-Marino COL 6-3, 6-3 Tue
*n215 wc Corinna Dentoni ITA d n100 Caroline Garcia FRA 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Mon

Corinna watching her forehand fly

n101 Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP d nNR wc Alice Mateucci ITA 6-4, 6-1 Tue
*n118 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n102 Kr. Pliskova CZE 6-4, 6-4 Tue
n104 Karin Knapp ITA d n124 Teliana Pereira BRA 6-3, 6-2 Tue
*n148 Natassja Burnett ITA d n133 Maryna Zanevska UKR 6-0, 7-5 Tue

Natassja driving a backhand

Palermo, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 4pm
loser's prize: $3,100 US; points: 30
nn5 s1 wc Sara Errani ITA d n118 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-3, 6-2 Wed

Sara following a forehand

n11 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA d n91 Polona Hercog SLO 6-2, 7-6(3) Thu
*n101 Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP d n37 s3 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(6) Thu
n43 s4 Klara Zakopalova CZE d n104 Karin Knapp ITA 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Thu

Klara driving a backhand

n53 s5 Lourdes Domínguez Lino ESP d n148 Natassja Burnett ITA 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 Thu

Lourdes trying to keep her cool

n74 s7 Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP d n96 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 6-2, 1-0 retired Wed
*n112 Dinah Pfizenmaier GER d n79 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-1, 6-1 Wed
n208 Renata Voracova CZE d n215 wc Corinna Dentoni ITA 7-5, 6-1 Wed
Palermo, QFs, Fri 4pm
loser's prize: $5,500 US; points: 70
n5 s1 wc Sara Errani ITA d n74 s7 Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP 6-4, 6-0
n11 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA d n53 s5 Lourdes Domínguez Lino ESP 6-1, 6-4
n43 s4 Klara Zakopalova CZE d n112 Dinah Pfizenmaier GER 7-5, 6(4)-7, 6-1
n101 Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP d n208 Renata Voracova CZE 7-5, 6-4

    The win put Estrella into her first WTA semifinal. Estrella said: "Today was a hot day already and we played at 4 o'clock, so it was even hotter. [Renata] was playing very fast and hitting the ball very flat and hard, so I had to run a lot out there, which wasn't easy. But I'm really happy I managed to win after such a tough challenge today." WTA story

Palermo, SFs, Sat 5:45pm
loser's prize: $10,425 US; points: 130
n5 s1 wc Sara Errani ITA d n43 s4 Klara Zakopalova CZE 6-4, 6-4
n11 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA d n101 Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Palermo, Final, Sun 7:15pm
loser's prize: $20,000 US; points: 200
winner's prize: $40,000 US; points: 280
*n11 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA d n5 s1 wc Sara Errani ITA 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Palermo, Doubles Final, Sat
loser's prize: $6,000 US
winner's prize: $11,500 US
s1 Kristen Mladenovic & Katarzyna Piter d Karolina Pliskova & Kristyna Pliskova 6-1, 5-7 (10-8)

Palermo, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 8 4pm
losers' prizes: q1 $500 1pt; q2 $700 6pts; q3 $950 10pts; qualifier 16 points
n106 Maria Joao Koehler POR d n296 Anna Floris ITA 6-1, 7-5
*n311 Kristina Barrois GER d n231 Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP 3-6, 6-3, 1-1
*n300 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU d n288 Beatriz Garcia Vidagany ESP 6-4, 6-4
n314 Giulia Gatto-Montecone ITA d n324 Viktorija Golubic SUI 7-6(5), 7-6(6)

Palermo, Withdrawals
n55 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ right arm injury
n81 Paula Ormaechea ARG right shoulder injury
n115 Tatjana Maria GER maternity
n147 Alexa Glatch USA right hand injury


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