2014 WTA Rome Italian Open Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    


  WTA May 12-19: Rome

Internazionali d' Italia Alice Cup
Rome, ITA  PREMIER 5 $2,440,070
56m/32q/28d outdoor: red clay
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n1 Serena Williams USA
n2 Na Li CHN
n3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL
n5 Simona Halep ROU
n6 Petra Kvitova CZE
n7 Jelena Jankovic SRB
n8 Angelique Kerber GER
n9 Maria Sharapova RUS
n10 Dominika Cibulkova SVK
n11 Sara Errani ITA
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#11 Sara Errani
5'4½" 132lb RH 2H-BH

#1 Serena Williams
5'9" 150lb RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday at Rome, in the final of the Internazionali d' Italia Alice Cup (aka the Italian Open), the 2013 & 2002 Rome champion (and 2014 Miami & Brisbane champ) 32 year old top seeded #1 Serena Williams from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, won her 60th WTA singles title by defeating the 2013 champion at Acapulco, 27 year old 10th seeded #11 (career high: #5) Sara Errani from Bologna, Italy, 6-3, 6-0 (Sara is shown during the match; Serena is shown holding the hardware afterward).

    Serena's prize is € 387,130, Sara's prize is € 193,190.

    Sara was slowed by a left thigh injury during the match. Addressing the crowd during the trophy ceremony, Sara said: "I'm sorry. You were unbelievable all week. I tried to do my best and stayed on the court only for you." AP story

    In Italian, Serena said: "I'm also sorry for Sara today. She really played great all week."

    Serena now leads Sara 7-0 in career matches; Sara won only one set in those seven encounters. Their previous meeting was last year on red clay in the semifinals of the French Open, when Serena defeated Sara 6-0, 6-1.

    Serena is now 60-17 in WTA singles finals, and has a 23-3 singles match record this season, with losses to Ana Ivanovic, Alize Cornet and Jana Cepelova.

    Sara is now 7-9 in WTA singles finals, and has a 22-13 singles match record this year.


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Italian Open,  Rome, Italy

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Rome: The 56-player main draw for Rome has 16 seeds, with 8 1st-round byes. There are 8 qualifiers and 5 wild cards in the main draw.
    Qualifying finals are on Sunday.

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2014: On Wednesday, May 14, in Rome, Elena Vesnina did the Fontana di Trevi thing...
Rome, 1st Rnd, Mon-Tue 11am
loser's prize: € 5,820; points: 1
*n53 wc Camila Giorgi ITA d n10 s9 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-4, 7-6(2) Tue

Camila driving a backhand

n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n79 q Chanelle Scheepers RSA 7-5, 6-3 Tue

Sara's backhand drive

n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n50 wc Karin Knapp ITA 6-1, 6-1 Mon

Ana about to slice a backhand

n13 s12 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n38 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 6-2, 6-3 Mon

Flavia after match point

n14 s13 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n84 q Mona Barthel GER 6-2, 6-2 Tue
*n19 Samantha Stosur AUS d n16 s15 Sabine Lisicki GER 6-3, 6-3 Mon
n17 s16 Sloane Stephens USA d n40 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Mon
*n67 Francesca Schiavone ITA d n18 s17 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-4, 6-2 Mon

Francesca ready to swat a forehand

*n22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n20 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-2, 7-6(6) Tue
n21 Alize Cornet FRA d n23 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-3, 6-2 Mon
*n103 q Belinda Bencic SUI d n26 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Tue

Belinda after match point

*n56 q Christina McHale USA d n27 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Tue

Christina following a backhand

n28 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n35 Maria Kirilenko RUS 7-5, 6-0 Mon
n29 Andrea Petkovic GER d n95 sr Romina Oprandi SUI 6-3, 6-0 Mon
*n61 q Monica Puig PUR d n30 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-0, 4-6, 6-0 Tue

Monica's backhand drive

n32 Venus Williams USA d n49 Annika Beck GER 6-3, 6-1 Mon

Venus driving a backhand

n33 Elena Vesnina RUS d n36 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-2, 6-3 Mon
n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n130 wc Nastassja Burnett ITA 6-1, 6-3 Tue
*n54 q Casey Dellacqua AUS d n39 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 Mon
n41 Shuai Zhang CHN d n66 q Lauren Davis USA 6-4, 6-0 Mon
*n48 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n42 Shuai Peng CHN 6-1, 6-0 Mon
*n81 q Petra Cetkovska CZE d n43 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 Mon
n44 Madison Keys USA d n46 Alison Riske USA 6-2, 6-2 Mon

Madison's backhand drive

*n71 LL Paula Ormaechea ARG d n45 Kurumi Nara JPN 6-4, 6-3 Mon

Rome, 2nd Round, Tue-Wed
losers' prize: € 11,323; points: 60
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n29 Andrea Petkovic GER 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Andrea and Serena driving forehand and backhand

    Serena had considered withdrawing from Rome due to a left thigh injury. Serena said: "I am very happy. I wasn't sure how the leg was going to be because how it feels in practice can be different than in a match. But it was good and I'll continue to do the same treatment. I knew I was going to play. I am such a competitor and it broke my heart to pull out of Madrid, especially being the defending champ. I'm not 100%, but I feel it's not going to get worse, and it's getting better, so that's good." WTA story

n2 s2 Na Li CHN d n54 q Casey Dellacqua AUS 6-1, 6-4 Tue

Na ready to swat a forehand

n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n71 LL Paula Ormaechea ARG 6-3, 6-2 Wed
n5 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n44 Madison Keys USA 5-7, 6-0, 6-1 Wed
*n41 Shuai Zhang CHN d n6 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE 7-6(6), 5-7, 6-3 Tue
n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n28 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-2, 4-0 retired—left hip injury Wed
*n81 q Petra Cetkovska CZE d n8 s7 Angelique Kerber GER 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n9 s8 Maria Sharapova RUS d n61 q Monica Puig PUR 6-3, 7-5 Wed

Maria following a forehand

n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-2, 6-3 Wed

Sara driving a backhand

    Sara said: "I'm very happy with my match today. It was not easy, as it was very windy, but I played very well... I saw Makarova's match against Vinci and tried to find tactics to use today. I think they worked." WTA story

n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n21 Alize Cornet FRA 7-6(1), 7-5 Wed
n13 s12 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n103 q Belinda Bencic SUI 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 Wed

Flavia's backhand drive

n14 s13 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n32 Venus Williams USA 6-4, 6-2 Wed
*n48 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n17 s16 Sloane Stephens USA 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Varvara driving a backhand

n19 Samantha Stosur AUS d n33 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-2, 6-3 Wed
*n67 Francesca Schiavone ITA d n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(5) Wed

Francesca about to slice a backhand

*n56 q Christina McHale USA d n53 wc Camila Giorgi ITA 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 Wed

Christina's backhand drive

Rome, 3rd Round, Thu 11am
losers' prize: € 22,060; points: 105
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n48 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-1, 6-2

Serena driving a backhand

n2 s2 Na Li CHN d n19 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-3, 6-1

Na driving a forehand

n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n67 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-4, 6-1

Aga serving

*n14 s13 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n5 s4 Simona Halep ROU walkover—left abdominal injury

    Simona said: "I'm very sad I have to withdraw from the tournament, it was impossible to continue the tournament because a left abdominal injury. I have great memories from Rome last year when I reached the semifinal. I will fly home to Bucharest tomorrow and I will have treatment every day. I hope the treatment, together with a few days of rest, will allow me to start practice again next week and I hope I will be ready to play Roland Garros." WTA story

n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n13 s12 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-2, 6-3
*n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n9 s8 Maria Sharapova RUS 6-1, 6-4

Maria and Ana driving forehands, and Ana after match point

    Ana lost to Maria in the Stuttgart final last month. Ana said: "I really tried to learn from the match in Stuttgart a few weeks ago. I was dominating the first part of the match. I made good tactics with my coach: I took time away from her and stepped forward when I needed to. And I am really pleased with this." WTA story

    Maria played six matches last week to win the title at Madrid. Maria said: "I don't use Madrid as an excuse. I had a great two weeks and came here to play a tournament. My energy level maybe wasn't at its highest, but Ana played a really great match, coming up with a lot of winners from all over the court, and just really being the better player."

n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n81 q Petra Cetkovska CZE 6-4, 7-6(3)
n41 Shuai Zhang CHN d n56 q Christina McHale USA 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Shuai after winning a game

Rome, QFs, Fri noon
losers' prize: € 44,500; points: 190
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n41 Shuai Zhang CHN 6-1, 6-3

Serena driving a backhand

    Serena lost to her semifinal opponent, Ana Ivanovic, at this year's Australian Open. Serena said: "Whenever you play someone you lose to you're not necessarily thinking about revenge, you're thinking, 'I really want to win because they beat me last time.' It's more motivation than anything, because last time they got the best of you, and you want to show them you can play too. So I won't necessarily be going for revenge tomorrow, I'll be going for the match."

*n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n2 s2 Na Li CHN 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Sara serving

    Na felt ill during the match, apparently from something she ate. Sara was 0-6 versus Na in previous matches. Sara said: "I had never beaten her, but the crowd helped me so much and was amazing. They supported me every point. It meant a lot to me. It was an unbelievable match." WTA story

*n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-4, 6-4

Jelena's backhand drive

    About playing Sara Errani in the semis, Jelena said: "[Sara is] the local favorite and will have the crowd on her side, but I've already experienced that this week against Pennetta, so I know what to expect. It's going to be a very physical match. I have to stay focused and calm and just try to play my game, and just do what I do best." WTA story

n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n14 s13 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Ana driving a forehand

    Ana said: "It was a very hard match from the first moment and I expected it because [Carla is] a very good player on clay. Her shots are heavy, but that helps me hit winners. I was trying to find a balance between the long rallies and trying to come in and take the ball early. I was happy to be able to hold tough in the third set and prevail." WTA story

    Ana defeated her semifinal opponent, Serena Williams, at this year's Australian Open. Ana said: "I think it's a different match on a different surface. Both of us have a clear style of game, and it kind of depends on the surface, but no matter what, it's going to be a tough match."

Rome, SFs, Sat noon
loser's prize: € 96,595; points: 350
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Serena launching a forehand

*n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-3, 7-5

Sara's forehand drive

    Sara said: "I just tried to keep focused on my game and what I had to do. The motivation was the crowd. They were unbelievable and I have no words to say what it is like to play on this court with this support. Amazing!" WTA story

Rome, Final, Sun 1:30pm+
loser's prize: € 193,190; points: 585
winner's prize: € 387,130; points: 900
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA 6-3, 6-0

Sara serving, Serena driving a backhand, and after match point

Rome, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: € 55,948
winners' prize: € 110,770
s4 Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik d s1 Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci 4-0 retired—Errani left thigh injury

Rome, Qual Finals, Sun May 12 10am
losers' prizes: q1 € 1,666 1pt; q2 € 3,239 20pts; qualifier 30 points
n54 Casey Dellacqua AUS v n71 Paula Ormaechea ARG 6-1, 6-1
n56 Christina McHale USA d n72 Stefanie Voegele SUI 6-4, 6-2
n61 Monica Puig PUR d n101 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-4, 6-3
*n103 Belinda Bencic SUI d n74 Urszula Radwanska POL 6-1, 6-2
n79 Chanelle Scheepers RSA d n76 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 6-2, 6-0
n81 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n78 Monica Niculescu ROU 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
n84 Mona Barthel GER d n75 Virginie Razzano FRA 6-3 retired
*n66 Lauren Davis USA d n99 Julia Goerges GER 6-3, 6-4

Rome, Withdrawals
n4 Victoria Azarenka BLR left foot bone bruise
n15 s14 Caroline Wozniacki DEN knee injury
n24 Kaia Kanepi EST right achilles injury

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