2014 WTA New Haven Open Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    


  WTA Aug 18-23: New Haven

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n2 Simona Halep ROU
n4 Petra Kvitova CZE
n8 Eugenie Bouchard CAN
n12 Caroline Wozniacki DEN
n13 Dominika Cibulkova SVK
n14 Flavia Pennetta ITA
n15 Sara Errani ITA
n18 Ekaterina Makarova RUS
n19 Andrea Petkovic GER
n22 Samantha Stosur AUS
n26 Roberta Vinci ITA
n27 Garbine Muguruza ESP
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New Haven:

#56 Magdalena Rybarikova
5' 11" 143lb RH 2H-BH
New Haven:

#4 Petra Kvitova
6'0" 154lb LH 2H-BH

    On Saturday at Yale University, in the final of the Connecticut Open, the 2014 Wimbledon champion (and 2012 New Haven champ), 24 year old 2nd seeded #4 (career high: #2) Petra Kvitova from Fulnek, Czech Republic, defeated the 2013 champ at Washington, DC, 25 year old #56 (career high: #31) Magdalena Rybarikova from Bratislava, Slovakia, 6-4, 6-2 (Magda is shown during the match; Petra is shown getting to know the glassware afterward).

    Petra's prize is $120,000; Magdalena's prize is $64,000.

    Petra won all four of her matches at New Haven this year in straight sets (following a 1st round bye). She hit 31 winners in the final. She now has a 12-2 record at New Haven in the three years she has played there.

    Petra said: "Serving at 5-3 [in the 1st set], I knew I was serving for the set, so it's always a little bit difficult. I was a little bit hectic. It was quite new balls as well. There were a few times where I was pushing her, but then I would miss the last shot. I think I just lost my concentration a little bit at times in the first set. But the most important thing was I broke her for the set, and then kept my concentration." WTA story

    Petra now leads Magda 5-1 in career matches. Their previous meeting was in 2011 on red clay in the final of an ITF tourney at Prague, when Magdalena defeated Petra 6-3, 6-4.

    Petra is now 13-4 in WTA singles finals, and has a 30-12 singles match record in 2014.

    Magdalena is now 4-2 in WTA singles finals, and has a 17-23 singles match record this season.


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    New Haven: The main draw for New Haven has 8 seeds, with 2 1st-round byes. There are 6 qualifiers and 4 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Sunday - and main draw play begins on Sunday. Yale University interactive campus map

2013: On Friday, Aug 16 at Yale, Sabine Lisicki did the player rep thing at the New Haven Open main draw ceremony...
New Haven, 1st Rd, Sun-Mon noon
loser's prize: $5,385 US; points: 1
n8 s3 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n32 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 6-1, 6-1 Mon

Genie serving

    It was Genie's first win since Wimbledon; she has been slowed by injuries since then.

    Genie said: "I have my left thigh taped. I've struggled with my knees as well since Wimbledon. It's something I've had on and off for a few years. I struggled with it in Europe. I took a lot of time off after Wimbledon, more than I wanted to really, so that's a contributing factor as well to not training as much." Courant story

n12 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n78 q Timea Bacsinszky SUI 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Mon

Caro after winning a point

*n19 wc Andrea Petkovic GER d n13 s5 wc Dominika Cibulkova SVK 7-6(2), 6-3 Mon

Andrea's forehand drive

n14 s6 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n36 Klara Koukalova CZE 6-1, 6-3 Sun

Flavia driving a forehand

*n27 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n15 s7 Sara Errani ITA 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 Mon
n18 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n26 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-3, 6-3 Sun

Kate about to connect with a forehand

n22 wc Samantha Stosur AUS d n34 Kurumi Nara JPN 7-6(5), 6(10)-7, 6-2 Mon

Kurumi ready to swat a forehand, and Samantha driving one

*n43 Alison Riske USA d n30 Casey Dellacqua AUS 6-1, 6-4 Sun

Alison's service toss

n33 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n59 q B Bencic SUI 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 Mon
n37 Camila Giorgi ITA d n38 Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-3, 6-1 Sun
n40 q Shuai Peng CHN d n39 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-4, 6-3 Mon

Shuai's forehand drive

n42 Caroline Garcia FRA d n62 q Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 7-6(4), 7-6(4) Mon
n54 wc Kirsten Flipkens BEL d n91 q Misaki Doi JPN 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Mon
n56 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n72 q Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP 6-4, 6-3 Mon

New Haven, 2nd Rd, Tue noon, Wed 1pm
losers' prize: $9,700 US; points: 55
*n56 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n2 s1 Simona Halep ROU 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 Tue

Simona and Magda driving forehands

n4 s2 Petra Kvitova CZE d n18 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-2, 6-1 Tue
*n22 wc Samantha Stosur AUS d n8 s3 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-2, 6-1 Wed
*n37 Camila Giorgi ITA d n12 s4 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-4, 6-2 Wed

Camila delivering a forehand

    Camila said: "I think today the serve was the key and was really consistent. I played my type of game." tourney story

    Caroline said: "[Camila] just went for it and the balls were going in. I felt a little tired and didn't move as well as usual. That doesn't help when you play somebody where you really have to be ready from the first point. I knew I was going to get limited break chances, and when I did get them, I didn't convert. I knew I had to be aggressive out there and try to push her back, but I didn't manage to do that today. She played well, and I didn't." WTA story

*n43 Alison Riske USA d n14 s6 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-1, 7-6(3) Tue

Alison driving a forehand

    Alison said: "I knew that I had to attack [Flavia's] second serve, because she places her first serve so well. I felt like I was going to get looks at it at any moment, so I just kind of stuck with it, and I ended up returning well today. I just played solid...
    "There are a lot of top players here. I'm definitely proud to be the lone American left, and hopefully I can keep it rolling." WTA story

*n54 wc Kirsten Flipkens BEL d n19 wc Andrea Petkovic GER 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(6) Wed
n27 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n40 q Shuai Peng CHN 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 Wed

Garbine serving

n33 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE v n42 LL Caroline Garcia FRA 7-5, 6-2 Tue

Barbora's forehand drive

New Haven, QFs, Thu 1pm
losers' prize: $18,220 US; points: 100
n4 s2 Petra Kvitova CZE d n33 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-4, 6-1

Petra driving a backhand

    Petra said: "I was not really sure I could play a lot of rallies with her because I know she's a very good mover. I knew it wouldn't be easy and that I had to be really prepared physically and mentally. I wasn't ready from the beginning, but then I got more comfortable on the court." WTA story

n22 wc Samantha Stosur AUS d n54 wc Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-3, 4-6, 5-3

Samantha driving a forehand

*n37 Camila Giorgi ITA d n27 Garbine Muguruza ESP 6-4, 6(4)-7, 6-2

Camila's forehand drive

*n56 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n43 Alison Riske USA 7-5, 0-6, 6-4

Magda after match point

New Haven, SFs, Fri 1pm & 7pm
losers' prize: $33,865 US; points: 185
n4 s2 Petra Kvitova CZE d n22 wc Samantha Stosur AUS 6-3, 6-1

Petra driving a backhand

*n56 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n37 Camila Giorgi ITA 6-2, 6-4

Magda driving a forehand

    Magda fired 7 aces in the match. Magdalena said: "Maybe I was lucky on some break points, but on many of them I served really well. Even on second serves, I was trying to use good kick, which really works."

    The win put Magdalena into her fourth WTA singles final on US soil; she won all of the previous three (Washington 2012 & 2011; Memphis 2009).

    Magda said: "I like to play in the States, I like hardcourts, and I like this tournament. Everything is very easygoing here, relaxing. The hotels are always great. I just feel very good here." WTA story

New Haven, Final, Sat 3pm+
loser's prize: $64,000 US; points: 305
winner's prize: $120,000 US; points: 470
n4 s2 Petra Kvitova CZE d n56 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-4, 6-2

Magda serving, Petra fielding a forehand, and after match point

New Haven, Doubles Final, Sat
losers' prize: $20,000 US
winners' prize: $38,000 US
Andreja Klepac & Silvia Soler-Espinosa d Marina Erakovic & Arantxa Parra Santonja 7-5, 4-6, (10-7)

New Haven, Qualifying Finals, Sun Aug 17 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $635 1pt; q2 $1,010 13pts; q3 $2,210 18pts; qualifier 25 points
n40 Shuai Peng CHN d n74 Karin Knapp ITA 6-3, 6-3
*n62 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU d n42 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(5)
*n59 Belinda Bencic SUI d n44 Mona Barthel GER 6-3, 7-6(6)
*n72 Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP d n50 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-4, 6-2
*n91 Misaki Doi JPN d n66 Annika Beck GER 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-6(3)
*n78 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n77 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-2, 7-5

New Haven, Withdrawals
n16 s8 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP gastrointestinal illness
n31 Shuai Zhang CHN right arm injury

    (March 21, 2013) The WTA Dallas tourney has folded and the WTA is seeking a new venue to take over that week on the schedule. Also, the New Haven tourney is seeking to have their prize money reduced from $690,000 to $235,000. Tennis.com story

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