2014 WTA Bucharest Open & Bad Gastein Ladies Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    

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  WTA July 7-13: Bucharest & Bad Gastein

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Bucharest Open
Bucharest, ROU
outdoor: red clay
INTL $250,000 32m/32q/16d
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draws: WTA: Q - main - D - OOP
pics: T.com - ESPN - WTA
n3 S Halep, n21 R Vinci
n32 Koukalova, n47 Karin Knapp

Gastein Ladies, AUT INTL
$250,000 32m/24q/16d outdoor: red clay
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draws: WTA: Q - main - D - OOP
    tourn. draws: Q - main - D - OOP
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Austria: radar (Europe) - News
n14 S Errani, n15 C Suarez Navarro
n20 A Petkovic, n35 E Svitolina
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Bad Gastein:

#20 Andrea Petkovic
5' 11" 152lb RH 2H-BH
Bucharest:

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


    On Sunday at Bad Gastein, Austria, in the final of the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies Open, the 2014 champion at Charleston (and 2009 Gastein champ), 26 year old 4th seeded #20 (career high: #9) Andrea Petkovic from Darmstadt, Germany, defeated 21 year old qualifier #169 (career high: #109) Shelby Rogers from Charleston, South Carolina, 6-3, 6-3 (Andrea is shown holding the hardware after the match).

    Andrea's prize is $43,000; Shelby's prize is $19,400.

    Andrea said: "It's a super feeling, I am totally happy... My serve and my footwork can still improve but I am playing well... Shelby played very aggressive tennis." AP story

    Andrea and Shelby had never before met on the field of combat (pro singles).

    Andrea is now 4-5 in WTA singles finals, and has a 29-14 singles match record in 2014.

    Shelby was playing in her first WTA singles final. She reached her first WTA quarterfinal this week. She has won 4 ITF singles titles. Shelby has a 14-17 singles match record this season.

    Meanwhile in in Romania, in the final of the Bucharest Open, the 2014 champion at Doha (and French Open finalist), 22 year old top seeded #3 (career high: #3) Simona Halep from Constanta, Romania, defeated the 2013 Katowice and Palermo champion, 31 year old 2nd seeded #21 (career high: #13) Roberta Vinci from Taranto, Italy, 6-1, 6-3 (Simona is also shown holding the hardware after the match).

    Simona's prize is $43,000; Roberta's prize is $19,400. Simona now leads Roberta 4-2 in career matches. Their most recent meeting was last year on a chlorophyll court in the 2nd round at 's-Hertogenbosch, when Simona defeated Roberta 6-0, 6-1.

    Simona said: "I really wanted to play this tournament and win it. Today's final was a very emotional one. The crowd was amazing and I want to thank everybody who played a part in the tournament." WTA story

    Simona is now 8-5 in WTA singles finals, and has a 26-10 singles match record this year.

    Roberta is now 9-2 in WTA singles finals, and has a 11-18 singles match record for the season.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Bucharest & Bad Gastein
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
s=seed, n=rank, *=upset, LL=lucky loser
ranks are for the previous week
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Bucharest ,  Bucharest, Romania

 
tourney time:
       = GMT +3 hours
       = US EDT +7 hours
       = US PDT +10 hours

Romania News


    Bucharest: The 32-player main draw for Bucharest 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.
 
  Arenele BNR, Bucharest, Romania
Latitude: 44.4303986 Longitude: 26.07730

Bucharest venue address: Strada Dr. Staicovici nr. 42-46, sector 5, Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest 2014: Simona Halep was looking good while being interviewed at the Bucharest players party on Wednesday...
Bucharest, 1st Rd, Mon 2pm, Tue-Wed 3pm
loser's prize: $1,925 US; points: 1
n3 s1 Simona Halep ROU d n194 LL Indy de Vroome NED 6-0, 6-4 Wed
n21 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA d n104 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 6-2, 6-3 Wed
*n67 Monica Niculescu ROU d n32 s3 Klara Koukalova CZE 6-3, 6-0 Mon
n47 s4 Karin Knapp ITA d n859 wc Raluca Olaru ROU 6-1, 6-3 Tue
*n122 Lara Arruabarrena ESP d n54 s5 Annika Beck GER 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(5) Mon
*n156 Kristina Kucova SVK d n58 s6 Anna Schmiedlova SVK 6-3, 6-3 Mon
n62 s7 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n83 Alexandra Cadantu ROU 6-3, 6-2 Tue
n63 s8 Polona Hercog SLO d n113 Anna Tatishvili GEO 6-4, 6-3 Mon
n75 Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP d n171 q Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ 6-2, 6-1 Tue
*n86 q Kiki Bertens NED d n81 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 Wed
n101 Katarzyna Piter POL d n213 wc Andreea Mitu ROU 6-0, 1-6, 7-6(5) Tue
n106 Danke Kovinic MNE d n176 q Anett Kontaveit EST 6-1, 6-4 Tue
*n233 wc Cristina Dinu ROU d n112 Nadiia Kichenok UKR 6-0, 6-3 Mon
*n155 Aleksandra Krunic SRB d n130 Alexandra Panova RUS 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 Tue
*n148 Cagla Buyukakcay TUR d n139 Veronica Cepede Royg PAR 6-2, 6-3 Mon
*n260 q Elitsa Kostova BUL d n144 Alize Lim FRA 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 Tue

Bucharest, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 3pm
loser's prize: $3,310 US; points: 30
n3 s1 Simona Halep ROU d n155 Aleksandra Krunic SRB 6-2, 6-4 Thu
n21 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA d n75 Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 Thu
*n106 Danke Kovinic MNE d n47 s4 Karin Knapp ITA 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 Thu
n62 s7 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n86 q Kiki Bertens NED 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4) Thu
n63 s8 Polona Hercog SLO d n101 Katarzyna Piter POL 6-2, 5-7, 7-6(4) Wed
n67 Monica Niculescu ROU d n260 q Elitsa Kostova BUL 7-5, 7-5 Wed
n122 Lara Arruabarrena ESP d n148 Cagla Buyukakcay TUR 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(6) Wed
n156 Kristina Kucova SVK d n233 wc Cristina Dinu ROU 6-2, 6-3 Wed

Bucharest, QFs, Fri 3pm
loser's prize: $5,900 US; points: 60
n3 s1 Simona Halep ROU d n122 Lara Arruabarrena ESP 6-3, 6-1
n21 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA d n62 s7 Petra Cetkovska CZE 7-5, 6-3
*n67 Monica Niculescu ROU d n63 s8 Polona Hercog SLO 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(3)
*n156 Kristina Kucova SVK d n106 Danke Kovinic MNE 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Bucharest, SFs, Sat 3pm
loser's prize: $11,300 US; points: 110
n3 s1 Simona Halep ROU d n67 Monica Niculescu ROU 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
n21 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA d n156 Kristina Kucova SVK 6-1, 6-3

    Roberta said: "It was a semifinal, so, of course, it was a tough match. It was difficult conditions. A lot of wind, no sun, rain. But I played a good game and am really happy to be in the final...
    "It will be a tough match tomorrow. The support will not be with the Romanian girl and not me, but it's natural. For now, I just want to stay focused and I will try my best." WTA story

Bucharest, Final, Sun 5pm
loser's prize: $21,400 US; points: 180
winner's prize: $43,000 US; points: 280
n3 s1 Simona Halep ROU d n21 s2 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-1, 6-3

Simona driving a forehand

Bucharest, Doubles Final, Sun
loser's prize: $6,400 US
winner's prize: $12,300 US
Elena Bogdan & Alexandra Cadantu d Cagla Buyukacay & Karin Knapp 6-4, 3-6, (10-5)

Bucharest, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 7 2pm
losers' prizes: q1 $530 1pt; q2 $730 10pts; q3 $1,005 14pts; qualifier 18 points
n86 Kiki Bertens NED d n212 Yulia Putintseva KAZ 7-5, 6-4
n171 Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ d n194 Indy de Vroome NED 7-5, 6-2
n176 Anett Kontaveit EST d n242 Anastasia Grymalska ITA 6-4, 6-4
n260 Elitsa Kostova BUL d n569 Vanda Lukacs HUN 6-3, 7-5

Bucharest, Withdrawals
n43 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE Left ankle injury
n65 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ Right hand injury
n73 Vania King USA Neck injury
n78 Shahar Peer ISR Foot injury
n79 Julia Glushko ISR Right shoulder injury
n89 Alison van Uytvanck BEL Neck injury
n107 Kristen Mladenovic FRA
n127 Petra Martic CRO Right hand injury

 
Gastein Ladies,  Bad Gastein, Austria

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

Austria News


    Bad Gastein: The 32-player main draw for Bad Gastein has 8 seeds, with no 1st-round byes.
    There are 6 qualifiers and 4 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Monday.
 

click for broader view   Hotel Europäischer Hof, Bad Gastein, Austria
Latitude: 47.130119 Longitude: 13.137428 goto link for World Wind

The Gastein Valley is a skiing area about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Salzburg; Bad Gastein is at an altitude of 1000 meters, and is near Stubnerkogel, 2246 meters. The Gastein tourney was new in 2007.
    Venue address: Hotel Europäischer Hof, Miesbichlstraße 20, A-5640 Bad Gastein


       
2014: On July 9, young ladies looking good at the Gastein player's party included Andrea Petkovic, Stefanie Voegele & Grace Min, and Laura Siegemund...
Bad Gastein, 1st Rnd, Mon-Wed 10am
loser's prize: $2,100 US; points: 1
n14 s2 Sara Errani ITA d n133 q Katerina Siniakova CZE 6-3, 6-2 Tue
n15 s3 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n179 q Laura Siegemund GER 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-4 Tue
n20 s4 Andrea Petkovic GER d n64 Jana Cepelova SVK 7-6(8), 7-5 Tue

Andrea following a backhand

n35 s5 Elina Svitolina UKR d n74 Patricia Mayr-Achleitner AUT 6-1, 6-4 Tue
n38 s6 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d n175 q Tereza Smitkova CZE 7-6(9), 4-6, 7-5 Tue
n39 s7 Camila Giorgi ITA d n118 Andrea Hlavackova CZE 6-2, 6-3 Tue

Camila about to swat a forehand

n50 s8 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n59 Mona Barthel GER 6-4, 6-4 Mon
*n315 q Ana Bogdan ROU d n53 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 6-3, 3-0 retired Tue
*n116 Diane Pfizenmaier GER d n56 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP 6(5)-7, 6-1, 6-4 Tue
n77 Stefanie Voegele SUI d n99 Julia Goerges GER 7-6(0), 6-2 Mon
*n172 q Irina Falconi USA d n80 Johanna Larsson SWE 6-3, 6-3 Tue
n90 Paula Ormaechea ARG d n123 Jovana Jaksic SRB 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 Tue
n94 Chanelle Scheepers RSA d n153 Mariana Duque-Marino COL 6-1, 6-2 Tue
*n169 q Shelby Rogers USA d n98 Kristyna Pliskova CZE 6(8)-7, 7-5, 6-4 Tue
n135 Grace Min USA d n187 LL Beatriz Garcia Vidagany ESP 6-3, 6-2 Tue
*n326 wc Lisa-Maria Moser AUT d n320 wc Yvonne Neuwirth AUT 6-2, 6-4 Mon

Bad Gastein, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 11am
loser's prize: $3,400 US; points: 30
n14 s2 Sara Errani ITA d n90 Paula Ormaechea ARG 6-3, 6-0 Thu
*n169 q Shelby Rogers USA d n15 s3 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-4, 6-0 Thu
n20 s4 Andrea Petkovic GER d n116 Diane Pfizenmaier GER 6-1, 6-3 Wed

Andrea about to slice a backhand

    Andrea said: "I was focused from the very beginning. That doesn't happen often. At Wimbledon, I started badly in every match. But today I played well throughout the whole match...
    "I feel very good on the court here once I get used to the high altitude after a couple of matches. It suits my game very well." WTA story

    About playing Stefanie Voegele in the quarterfinals, Andrea said: "Stefanie is a very good player. We had a very tough match in Roland Garros. She hits the ball early and has a strong serve. I need to be aggressive and serve just as well, and then we'll see what happens."

*n77 Stefanie Voegele SUI d n35 s5 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-2, 7-5 Wed
*n94 Chanelle Scheepers RSA d n38 s6 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Thu

Chanelle about to drive a forehand

n39 s7 Camila Giorgi ITA d n326 wc Lisa-Maria Moser AUT 6-0, 6-2 Thu

Camila'a backhand drive

n50 s8 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n315 q Ana Bogdan ROU 6-2, 7-5 Wed

Karolina driving a backhand

n135 Grace Min USA d n172 q Irina Falconi USA 6-3, 6-3 Wed

Bad Gastein, QFs, Fri 11am
loser's prize: $6,175 US; points: 60
Friday: play completed after rain delay
n14 s2 Sara Errani ITA d n94 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
n20 s4 Andrea Petkovic GER d n77 Stefanie Voegele SUI 6-3, 6-2

Petko at ready

    Andrea said: "I played very well and am getting better with every match. I'm really happy how everything has turned out so far, especially considering that I just arrived from Wimbledon a couple of days ago. At first, it felt like skating on ice when I first went on the clay courts here, but now I'm getting used to it much more." WTA story

*n135 Grace Min USA d n50 s8 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-2, 6-1

Grace driving a forehand

*n169 q Shelby Rogers USA d n39 s7 Camila Giorgi ITA 6-1, 7-5

Bad Gastein, SFs, Sat 1:50pm
loser's prize: $11,500 US; points: 110
*n169 q Shelby Rogers USA d n14 s2 Sara Errani ITA 7-6(12), 6-3

Shelby driving a forehand

n20 s4 Andrea Petkovic GER d n135 Grace Min USA 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Petko alerting the media after the match

    Andrea said: "I'm playing well and getting better with every match. I'm really happy how everything turned out after my late arrival from Wimbledon." WTA story

Bad Gastein, Final, Sun 1:30pm
loser's prize: $21,400 US; points: 180
winner's prize: $43,000 US; points: 280
n20 s4 Andrea Petkovic GER d n169 q Shelby Rogers USA 6-3, 6-3

     
Andrea driving a forehand, Shelby volleying a backhand, Andrea's backhand drive, and Petko after the match

Bad Gastein, Doubles Final, Sun
loser's prize: $6,400 US
winner's prize: $12,300 US
s2 Karolina Pliskova & Kristyna Pliskova d s5 Andreja Klepac & Maria-Teresa Torro Flor 4-6, 6-3, (10-6)

Bad Gastein, Qual Finals, Mon Jun 7 10am
losers' prizes: q1 $600 1pts; q2 $1,020 12pts; qualifier 18 points
n133 Katerina Siniakova CZE d n237 Nastja Kolar SLO 6-4, 7-6(3)
n169 Shelby Rogers USA d n187 Beatriz Garcia Vidagany ESP 6-1, 7-6(1)
n172 Irina Falconi USA d n221 Kristina Barrois GER 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-1
n175 Tereza Smitkova CZE d n208 Gabriela Dabrowski 6-2, 6-0
n179 Laura Siegemund GER d n204 Nigina Abdurimova UZB 6-3, 6-1
*n315 Ana Bogdan ROU d n284 Tereza Martincova CZE 6-3, 7-5

Bad Gastein, Withdrawals
n12 s1 wc Flavia Pennetta ITA right foot injury
n23 Lucie Safarova CZE
n108 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO Right shoulder injury


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