2015 WTA Doha Qatar Total Open & Acapulco Abierto Mexicano Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis) (Sports - WTA Tennis)    

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  WTA Feb 23-Mar 1: Doha & Acapulco

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Qatar Total Open, Doha, Qatar
PREMIER 700 $731,000 28/32q/16d
outdoor: hard   Plexipave
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draws: WTA: Q - main - D - OOP
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n3 P Kvitova, n5 C Wozniacki
n8 A Radwanska, n9 E Makarova

Abierto Mexicano, Acapulco, MEX
INTL $250,000
32m/32q/16d outdoor: Plexipave
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draws: WTA: Q - main - D - OOP
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n2 M Sharapova, n16 S Errani
n30 C Garcia, n34 I-C Begu

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Doha:

#15 Lucie Safarova
5'9" 137lb LH 2H-BH
Acapulco:

#36 Timea Bacsinszky
5' 7" 137lb RH 2H-BH


    On Saturday at Doha, in the final of the Qatar Total Open, the 2013 Quebec City champ, 28 year old #15 (career high: #14) Lucie Safarova from Brno, Czech Republic, defeated the 2013 & 2012 Doha champion (and 2013 & 2012 Australian Open champ), 25 year old wild card #50 (and former #1) Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), 6-4, 6-3 (Lucie is shown holding the gold falcon of the Qatar Tennis Federation after the match).

    Lucie's prize is $124,000; Vika's prize is $66,400. It was Lucie's 6th WTA singles title, and her first Premier level title.

    Lucie said: "It took me quite a few years to get to this point. I hope it's not a finish point and I can still improve. My game improved a lot the last couple of years. I think me and my coach, Rob Steckley, have been doing a great job together. It's just hard work and also maturing a little bit - I think it's just everything coming together right now." WTA story

    Vika was troubled by injury for most of last season; this was the first final she had reached since January of 2014 at Brisbane.

    Victoria said: "There's been a lot of progress this week. A lot of good things happened, a lot of great matches. There are a lot of things I can take with me and can keep working on. I'm still really motivated. I'm obviously disappointed for losing the final today, but I just have to move on from this quickly."

    Vika still leads Lucie 6-1 in career matches. They had not met since 2011, when, on red clay in the quarterfinals at Madrid, when Victoria defeated Lucie 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

    On Saturday at Acapulco, in the final of the Abierto Mexicano, the 2009 champion at Luxembourg, 25 year old 5th seeded #36 (career high: #36) Timea Bacsinszky from Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, won her 2nd WTA singles title by defeating the 2014 champion at Bogota, 21 year old 3rd seeded #30 (career high: #30) Caroline Garcia from Lyon, France, 6-3, 6-0 (Timea is shown with hardware & headware after the match).

    Timea's prize is $43,000; Caroline's prize is $21,400. Timea and Caroline had never before met on the field of combat (pro singles). Timea advanced to the final by defeating #155 Sesil Karatantcheva; Caroline advanced by a walkover when top seeded #2 Maria Sharapova was unable to play their semi due to gastrointestinal illness.

    Timea said: "I almost stopped playing in 2013. When I decided to play again, at the French Open in 2013, I got a new team around me - new coach, new fitness coach, I've been working a lot with Swiss tennis. The road was long, and it'll still be long, but I've been working hard. I wasn't just expecting the results to come right away, I was patient. I knew I needed time to build everything up." WTA story

WTA SCOREBOARD: Doha & Acapulco
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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Qatar Open,  Doha, Qatar

 
tourney time:
   = GMT +4 hours
   = US ET +7hrs (final +8hrs)
   = US PT +10hrs (final +11hrs)

Qatar News


Doha: The main draw for Doha has 8 seeds, with 4 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers in the main draw. Qualifying (3 rounds) starts on Saturday, qualifying finals are on Monday.
    Khalifa Tennis Complex opened on December 16, 1992. Rebuilt for the 2008-10 WTA Champ's, centre court holds 6,911 spectators. There are 27 outer courts.
 

click for broader view   Khalifa Tennis Complex Latitude: 25.313125 Longitude: 51.51507


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2012: On Sunday in Doha, ladies looking good at the players party included Elena Vesnina, Ana Ivanovic, Sorana Cirstea, and top seed Victoria Azarenka...
Doha, 1st Rd, Mon 3:30pm-Tue 2:30pm
losers' prize: $6,500; points: 1
n10 s6 Andrea Petkovic GER d n59 q Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6(5)-7, 6-3, 6-2 Tue

    Andrea said: "Every time we play, it's three hours, so I was prepared for a very tough match. Kirsten played an amazing first set, but then I really stepped up. I didn't play bad at all, she just played really well." WTA story

n11 s7 Venus Williams USA d n35 Casey Dellacqua AUS 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 Mon

    About playing Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the 2nd round, Venus said: "I played [Barbora] about a year ago and she's had an amazing last 12 months, I think some of the best of her career. I'm sure she feels confident. I'm not really sure what to expect. I don't know if her game has changed, so I have to be ready for whatever happens." WTA story

*n50 wc Victoria Azarenka BLR d n12 s8 Angelique Kerber GER 6-0, 6-3 Mon
n13 s9 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n24 Garbine Muguruza ESP 6-5 retired—illness Tue
n14 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Mon
n15 Lucie Safarova CZE d n25 Samantha Stosur AUS 7-6(3), 6-4 Mon
n18 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n103 q Stefanie Voegele SUI 7-6(4), 6-4 Tue
*n97 q Alexandra Dulgheru ROU d n19 Alize Cornet FRA 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Tue
n21 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n76 LL Saisai Zheng CHN 6-0, 6-2 Tue
n22 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d n28 Sabine Lisicki GER 7-5, 6-4 Mon
n26 Elina Svitolina UKR d n111 q Daria Gavrilova RUS 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Tue
n33 Zarina Diyas KAZ d n130 wc Ons Jabeur TUN 6-3, 6-2 Tue

Doha, 2nd Rd, Tue, Wed 3:30pm
losers' prize: $10,240; points: 55
n3 s1 Petra Kvitova CZE d n21 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-3, 1-1 retired—right hip injury Wed
n5 s3 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n97 q Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 6-1, 3-0 retired—respiratory illness Wed
n8 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n14 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-1, 6-1 Wed

    Agnieszka said: "I didn't think it was going to be that quick. But I think I really played great tennis out there today. I was really aggressive from the beginning and really focused from the beginning, and that worked until the end of the match." WTA story

*n15 Lucie Safarova CZE d n9 s5 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-2, 6(5)-7, 6-3 Wed
n10 s6 Andrea Petkovic GER d n33 Zarina Diyas KAZ 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 Wed
n11 s7 Venus Williams USA d n22 B Zahlavova Strycova CZE 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(5) Tue
n13 s9 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n18 Karolina Pliskova CZE 7-6(2), 6-4 Wed
*n50 wc Victoria Azarenka BLR d n26 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-3, 6(4)-7, 6-1 Wed

Doha, QFs, Thu 3:30pm
losers' prize: $19,065; points: 100
*n13 s9 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n3 s1 Petra Kvitova CZE 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
*n50 wc Victoria Azarenka BLR d n5 s3 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-3, 6-1

Vika driving a forehand

*n11 s7 Venus Williams USA d n8 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

 
Venus delivering a smash, and launching a forehand on the fly

    Venus said: "Our last match was three sets and it felt like as soon as I thought I was going to win at 5-1, she hit nothing but winners. It was a challenge and I'm glad to have gotten through. I think she played even better than that match in Australia and she made it a challenge." WTA story

*n15 Lucie Safarova CZE d n10 s6 Andrea Petkovic GER 6-2, 6-1

Doha, SFs, Sat 4:30pm
losers' prize: $35,465; points: 185
*n50 wc Victoria Azarenka BLR d n11 s7 Venus Williams USA 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
*n50 wc Victoria Azarenka BLR d n5 s3 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-3, 6-1

Vika after match point

*n15 Lucie Safarova CZE d n13 s9 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-3, 6-2

 
Lucie driving a backhand, and after match point

    Lucie said: "It's so exciting! It's my first final this year, and I've been playing so well in all my matches, so I'm really, really happy." WTA story

Doha, Final, Sun 6pm
loser's prize: $66,400; points: 305
winner's prize: $124,000; points: 470
n15 Lucie Safarova CZE d n50 wc Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-4, 6-3

   
Vika and Lucie driving backhands, and Lucie after match point

Doha, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $20,000 US
winners' prize: $38,000 US
*s4 Raquel Kops-Jones & Abigail Spears d s1 Su-Wei Hsieh & Sania Mirza 6-4, 6-4

Doha, Qual Finals Mon Feb 23 3:30pm
losers' prizes: q1 $860 1pt; q2 $1,550 13pts; q3 $2,900 18pts; qualifier 25 points
n59 Kirsten Flipkens BEL d n132 Kateryna Kozlova UKR 6-3, 6-4
*n97 Alexandra Dulgheru ROU d n76 Saisai Zheng CHN 6-1, 6-0
n103 Stefanie Voegele SUI d n110 Yulia Putintseva KAZ 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
n111 Daria Gavrilova RUS d n193 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Doha, Withdrawals
n4 s2 Simona Halep ROU left rib injury
n17 Dominika Cibulkova SVK achilles injury
n23 Shuai Peng CHN

 
Abierto Mexicano,  Acapulco, Mexico

 
tourney time:
       = GMT -6 hours
       = US ET -1 hours
       = US PT +2 hours

Mexico News


    Acapulco: The main draw for Acapulco 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   Fairmont Acapulco Princess
Latitude: 16.788035 Longitude: -99.811703

2014: Genie Bouchard met a robot at the Acapulco players party, and took a helicopter ride to play some waterborne exhibition tennis...
Acapulco, 1st Rd, Mon-Tue 4pm
loser's prize: $1,925 US; points: 1
n2 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d n80 Shelby Rogers USA 6-4, 6-1 Mon

Maria driving a backhand

n16 s2 Sara Errani ITA d n125 q Lucie Hradecka CZE 6-1, 6-3 Tue
n30 s3 Caroline Garcia FRA d n77 Polona Hercog SLO 6-4, 6-1 Tue
n36 s5 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n128 q Richel Hogenkamp NED 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 Tue
*n67 Kiki Bertens NED d n38 s6 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-5 retired Tue
*n69 Johanna Larsson SWE d n41 s7 Sloane Stephens USA 6-3, 6-3 Tue
*n87 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP d n45 s8 Madison Brengle USA 2-6, 7-5, 7-5 Mon
*n51 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n49 s10 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n52 Monica Puig PUR d n60 Tereza Smitkova CZE 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Mon
*n528 q Elena Bogdan ROU d n56 Lauren Davis USA 6-4, 7-6(3) Tue
n73 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO d n84 Lara Arruabarrena ESP 6-3, 6-3 Mon
*n79 Aleksandra Krunic SRB d n75 Anna Schmiedlova SVK 6-2, 6-1 Tue
n91 Lesia Tsurenko UKR d n291 wc Ana Sofia Sanchez MEX 6-2, 6-0 Tue
n136 LL Mariana Duque Marino COL d n148 q Louisa Chirico USA 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 Tue
n155 LL Sesil Karatantcheva BUL d n463 wc Marie Bouzkova CZE 6-4, 6-3 Tue
n214 sr B Mattek-Sands USA d n314 wc Marcela Zacarias MEX 6-2, 6-1 Mon

Acapulco, 2nd Round, Wed 4pm
loser's prize: $3,310 US; points: 30
n2 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d n136 LL Mariana Duque Marino COL 6-1, 6-2
*n52 Monica Puig PUR d n16 s2 Sara Errani ITA 6-1, 6-1
n30 s3 Caroline Garcia FRA d n214 sr B Mattek-Sands USA 6-2, 6-3
n36 s5 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n91 Lesia Tsurenko UKR 6-2, 7-6(4)
n51 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n528 q Elena Bogdan ROU 6-0, 6-2
*n155 LL Sesil Karatantcheva BUL d n67 Kiki Bertens NED 6-1, 6-4
n69 Johanna Larsson SWE d n79 Aleksandra Krunic SRB 6-1, 6-2
n73 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO d n87 M-T Torro-Flor ESP 6(5)-7, 6-3, 7-5

Acapulco, QFs, Thu 3pm
loser's prize: $5,900 US; points: 60
n2 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS d n51 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Maria launching a forehand on the run

n30 s3 Caroline Garcia FRA d n73 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 6-2, 2-1 retired
n36 s5 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n69 Johanna Larsson SWE 6-3, 6-3
*n155 LL Sesil Karatantcheva BUL d n52 Monica Puig PUR 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-4

Acapulco, SFs, Fri 4pm
loser's prize: $11,300 US; points: 110
*n30 s3 Caroline Garcia FRA d n2 s1 Maria Sharapova RUS walkover—gastrointestinal illness
n36 s5 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n155 LL Sesil Karatantcheva BUL 6-2, 6-4

Acapulco, Final, Sat 6:30pm
loser's prize: $21,400 US; points: 180
winner's prize: $43,000 US; points: 280
*n36 s5 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n30 s3 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-3, 6-0

Timea driving a forehand

Acapulco, Doubles Final, Sat
loser's prize: $6,400 US
winner's prize: $12,300 US
s2 Lara Arruabarrena & Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor d s1 Andrea Hlavackova & Lucie Hradecka 7-6(2), 5-7, (13-11)

Acapulco, Qual Finals, Mon Feb 23 4pm
losers' prizes: q1 $530 1pt; q2 $730 10pts; q3 $1,005 14pts; qualifier 18 points
n125 Lucie Hradecka CZE d n155 Sesil Karatantcheva BUL 6-3, 6-3
n128 Richel Hogenkamp NED d n624 Makoto Ninomiya JPN 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(4)
*n528 Elena Bogdan ROU d n136 Mariana Duque Marino COL 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(1)
n148 Louisa Chirico USA d n175 Risa Ozaki JPN 6-2, 6-3

Acapulco, Withdrawals
n20 Madison Keys USA
n34 s4 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU right rib injury
n44 Alison Riske USA
n47 s9 Daniela Hantuchova SVK right foot injury
n54 Christina McHale USA
n58 Karin Knapp ITA
n61 Monica Niculescu ROU
n63 Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP
n64 Shuai Zhang CHN
n70 Jana Cepelova SVK


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