2003 Filderstadt & Tashkent WTA Singles Results     Kim Clijsters & Virginia Ruano Pascual, Champions


  WTA Oct 6-12

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Filderstadt, GER Tier II
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draws & schedule .pdf
$650,000 - 28 players - indoor: hard
order of play
draw, .html - Photos
s1 # 1 Kim Clijsters
s2 # 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne
s3 # 4 Lindsay Davenport
s4 # 5 Jennifer Capriati

Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Tier IV
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$140,000 - 32 players - outdoor: hard
draws & schedule .pdf
s1 # 43 Petra Mandula
s2 # 59 Emmanuelle Gagliardi
s3 # 60 Saori Obata
s4 # 71 Virginia Ruano Pascual
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#2 Justine Henin-Hardenne
5' 5¾", 126 lbs, RH, 1H-BH
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#1 Kim Clijsters
5' 8½", 150 lbs, RH, 2H-BH

    In Sunday's Final in Filderstadt, top seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium held on to the # 1 ranking by defeating her compatriot 2nd-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 (Justine is shown during the match, Kim is shown with the goodies: a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S-- Kim won a Boxster in Filderstadt last year).

    Kim said: "It's great, especially in a match that long, to finish as the winner. These type of matches make tennis so much fun, when you're out there and battling for each point. The first two sets were really close, and it came down to that final set and it was now or never. I really enjoy those kind of situations.
    "That was the first time, probably, that I've finished stronger than [Justine]. I was definitely a little bit surprised with the way I felt because when I was home with my ankle injury I didn't do a lot last week. I was just resting and in the pool." story

    Justine said: "It was tough physically, a lot of long rallies, and I was tired a little bit. I had to fight a lot and just tried to keep going, and then I felt the match was going away from me. But it's okay. It's always disappointing to lose, for sure, but it's not the end of the world. On Wednesday I have another match.
    "Being number one, if it's this week or next week or at the end of the year, it's great. But that's not everything. When I go on the court it's to win the match, and then see what happens after."

    Kim now leads Justine 9-6 for their careers, but Justine has won 4 of the last 6 times they have met, including this year's French & US Opens. Kim leads Justine 7-2 on hardcourts; Justine still leads Kim 5-2 in finals.
    20-year-old Kim is now 17-12 in WTA singles finals; she has won 7 this year. Kim wastes her offcourt hours with some little-known ATP bum named "Lleyton Hewitt," resides in Bree, wears Fila and wields a Babolat "Pure Drive." Kim is coached by Marc Dehous.
    21-year-old Justine is 13-10 in WTA singles finals; she also has won 7 this year (including 2 grand slams). Justine tied the knot last November with one Pierre-Yves Hardenne, lives in Marloie, wears adidas (ever since just before the French Open; good timing by the descendants of Adi Dassler), and swings a Wilson "H Tour." Justine has been coached since she was a wee lass (14, anyway) by Carlos Rodriguez.
    The main draw for Filderstadt had 8 seeds, with 4 1st-round byes. There were 4 qualifiers and 3 wild cards in the main draw.
    Sunday's final in Filderstadt began at 1pm local time (that is 1100 the same day GMT, UCT, ZULU, 7am EDT, or 4am PDT).

    On Sunday in Tashkent, the 4th seed, 30-year-old # 71 Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain (shown in Berlin last May) defeated 3rd-seeded 25-year-old # 60 Saori Obata of Japan 6-2, 7-6(2). It was Virginia's 3rd WTA singles title (she is 3-0 in finals) and her first in 5 years; she has spent most of her oncourt time recently piling up 22 doubles titles (Virginia is currently # 4 in doubles). Saori was playing in her 1st WTA singles final; she won her 1st WTA doubles title earlier this year.

    Top Uzbek player # 49 Iroda Tulaganova did not play in Tashkent this year, due to elbow surgery that will sideline her for two more months.
    The main draw for Tashkent had 8 seeds, with NO 1st-round byes. There were 4 qualifiers and 2 wild cards in the main draw.

    Sunday's final in Tashkent began at 11am local time (that is 0600 the same day GMT, UCT, ZULU, 2am EDT, or 11pm the previous day PDT).
    There have been no photos and no quotes out of Tashkent all week.
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#71 Virginia Ruano Pascual
5' 6½", 132 lbs, RH, 1H-BH

WTA SCOREBOARD: Filderstadt & Tashkent

s=seed, #=rank, *=upset, LL=lucky loser
ranks are for the previous week
How do players get into the "draw"?

From Filderstadt's Tourney Photo Gallery: & WTA Photo Gallery:
photo links may not function; in Jan 2004 the WTA discarded their original photo gallery

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Elena Dementieva
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Daniela Hantuchova, Jelena Dokic, & Justine Henin Hardenne, in the paddywagon about to be hauled away to the hoosegow for being too pretty

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Mary Pierce
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Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
(retired) & Mary Pierce
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Anke Huber (retired) & Elena Bovina
doubles exhibition v Sanchez-Vicario & Pierce
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Tracy Austin won the
1st 4 Porsche GPs, 1978-81

Filderstadt, 1st Round, Mon-Wed:
loser's prize: $4,350
#7 s5 Amelie Mauresmo FRA d #19 Meghann Shaughnessy USA 7-6(4), 6-2
#8 s6 Elena Dementieva RUS d #15 Nadia Petrova RUS 6-3, 6-3

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Elena Dementieva

    Elena said: "I think we both had a problem with our serve today, especially the first one, so it was difficult. But when I could do it [serve well] it was a little advantage for me and I felt I had a chance to win...
    "Anastasia told me that after I won my two titles in Asia [Bali & Shanghai] it was a big motivation for her to win in Leipzig. That's how it works. One wants to be better than the other one and that's why there are a lot of Russians right now."

#9 s8 Anastasia Myskina RUS d #30 Alexandra Stevenson USA 0-6, 6-1, 4-0 retired-- low back strain

    Anastasia said: "I was a little bit tired. Not a little bit, a lot, and I couldn't really concentrate in the first set. Then she started missing a lot and I thought maybe I should try harder. I did, and then she retired...
    "It's really tough mentally, and physically also, to play again so soon after Moscow. But I have a goal to play the Tour Championships this year, and I really want to reach this goal." story

#10 s7 Chanda Rubin USA d #12 Vera Zvonareva RUS 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
#11 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #16 Anna Pistolesi ISR 6-2, 6-1
#13 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d #29 q Lisa Raymond USA 6-3, 6-4

    Daniela said: "I was very pleased with the way I played today because Lisa is very tough to play indoors. I think what made the difference was that I just kept fighting even though I was down on my service games. But there are still many things that I have to improve and against Kim I will have to step up and raise my level. For a second round it's pretty tough to play the opponent I had in the final last year but I'm looking forward to the match." story

#14 Conchita Martinez ESP d #126 wc Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER 7-6(4), 6-2
#18 Patty Schnyder SUI d #81 Myriam Casanova SUI 7-5, 7-5
#21 Magdalena Maleeva BUL d #25 Jelena Dokic YUG 7-5, 6-0

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Maggie Maleeva

#22 Silvia Farina Elia ITA d #23 Amanda Coetzer RSA 7-6(4), 7-6(4)
#31 Elena Bovina RUS d #39 Fabiola Zuluaga COL 6-2, 6-4
#48 wc Mary Pierce FRA d #56 Cara Black ZIM 6-2, 6-0

Filderstadt, 2nd Round, Tue & Thu:
loser's prize: $8,100
#1 s1 Kim Clijsters BEL d #13 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-1, 6-1

    About the ankle she sprained 2 weeks ago in Leipzig while playing Anastasia Myskina, Kim said: "I want to see how it reacts to a match. That's the first thing I will worry about when I wake up tomorrow. I don't think No. 1 is on my mind. I just feel lucky to be able to play this tournament." story

#2 s2 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL d #14 Conchita Martinez ESP 6-0, 7-6(1) played Tue

    Justine said: "It was a nearly perfect first set. It was unbelievable, one of the best sets of my career...
    "It's on my mind to be No. 1, it's a goal. But the most important thing is to focus on the court-- it's a tough tournament." story

#4 s3 Lindsay Davenport USA d #11 Ai Sugiyama JPN 6-2, 6-4
*#48 wc Mary Pierce FRA d #5 s4 Jennifer Capriati USA 6-4, 6-2

    Jennifer was also upset (by Elena Bovina) in her 1st match last week in Moscow. Jennifer said: "It's been a long year for me. I want to take a break. To be honest I'm not in the mood to fight like I usually do."

#7 s5 Amelie Mauresmo FRA d #18 Patty Schnyder SUI 6-2, 7-6(3)
#8 s6 Elena Dementieva RUS d #22 Silvia Farina Elia ITA 6-0, 2-1 retired-- lower back strain
*#31 Elena Bovina RUS d #9 s8 Anastasia Myskina RUS 6-2, 6-3
*#21 Magdalena Maleeva BUL d #10 s7 Chanda Rubin USA 6-3, 6-4

Filderstadt, QFs, Friday:
loser's prize: $15,155
#1 s1 Kim Clijsters BEL d #7 s5 Amelie Mauresmo FRA 6-4, 6-3
#2 s2 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL d #8 s6 Elena Dementieva RUS 7-5, 6-0

    Justine said: "I have to think it wasn't easy for her. I put a lot of pressure on her second serve." story

*#31 Elena Bovina RUS d #4 s3 Lindsay Davenport USA 6-3, 6-2
*#48 wc Mary Pierce FRA d #21 Magdalena Maleeva BUL 7-5, 7-6(6)

Filderstadt, SFs, Saturday:
loser's prize: $28,300
#1 s1 Kim Clijsters BEL d #48 wc Mary Pierce FRA 7-6(2), 6-0

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Kim Clijsters

#2 s2 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL d #31 Elena Bovina RUS 6-2, 6-4

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Justine Henin-Hardenne

    Justine said: "I focused on being aggressive. She's a good player and I just had to fight a lot. I'm very pleased with the way I played and now there's just one more match tomorrow." story

Filderstadt, Final, Sunday:
winner's prize: $98,500 or a Porsche Carrera
runner up: $53,000
#1 s1 Kim Clijsters BEL d #2 s2 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Filderstadt, Doubles Final, Sunday:
winning team's prize: $31,000
runners up: $16,500
s2 Lisa Raymond & Rennae Stubbs d s1 Cara Black & Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-4

Filderstadt, Qualifying Finals, Monday:
#29 Lisa Raymond USA d #34 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-4, 7-5
*#81 Myriam Casanova SUI d #28 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
#39 Fabiola Zuluaga COL d #38 Tina Pisnik SLO 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
#56 Cara Black ZIM d #61 Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA 7-6(4), 0-6, 6-1
Tashkent, 1st Round, Mon-Weds:
#43 s1 Petra Mandula HUN d #403 wc Akugul Amanmuradova UZB 6-4, 7-6(3)
#59 s2 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI d #161 Anastassia Rodionova RUS 6-2, 6-4
#60 s3 Saori Obata JPN d #117 Tatiana Poutchek BLR 6-3, 6-2
#71 s4 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #224 q Adriana Barna GER 6-2, 6-3
#72 s5 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #89 Tathiana Garbin ITA 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
#74 s8 Jelena Kostanic CRO d #121 Eva Fislova SVK 6-1, 6-2
*#78 s7 Angelique Widjaja INA d #75 Claudine Schaul LUX 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(5)
#79 Arantxa Parra ESP d #107 Martina Sucha SVK 6-4, 6-4
#95 s6 Jill Craybas USA d #155 Evgenia Kulikovskaya 6-1, 6-1
#98 Jie Zheng CHN d #514 wc Ivanna Isroilova ISR 6-4, 7-5
#100 Adriana Serra Zanetti ITA d #312 q Seiko Okamoto JPN 6-3, 6-0
#101 Stephanie Foretz FRA d #130 Renata Voracova CZE 6-4 4-0 retired
*#223 q Lioudmilla Skavronskaia RUS d #104 Antonella Serra Zanetti ITA 6-1, 6-2
*#124 Maria Kirilenko RUS d #114 Tzipora Obziler ISR 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-4
#116 Yulia Beygelzimer UKR d #247 q Maria Goloviznina RUS 6-3, 6-3
*#156 Patricia Wartusch AUT d #128 Olga Barabanschikova BLR 7-5, 6-1

Tashkent, 2nd Round, Weds-Thurs:
*#79 Arantxa Parra ESP d #43 s1 Petra Mandula HUN 7-5, 6-1
#59 s2 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI d #156 Patricia Wartusch AUT 6-1, 7-6(4)
#60 s3 Saori Obata JPN d #98 Jie Zheng CHN 6-1, 6-1
#71 s4 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #101 Stephanie Foretz FRA 6-3, 6-1
*#100 Adriana Serra Zanetti ITA d #72 s5 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-4, 7-5
#74 s8 Jelena Kostanic CRO d #124 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-4, 7-5
*#223 q Lioudmilla Skavronskaia RUS d #78 s7 Angelique Widjaja INA 7-6(3), 6-1
#95 s6 Jill Craybas USA d #116 Yulia Beygelzimer UKR 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3

Tashkent, QFs, Friday:
#59 s2 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI d #100 Adriana Serra Zanetti ITA 6-2, 6-4
#60 s3 Saori Obata JPN d #74 s8 Jelena Kostanic CRO 5-7, 6-0, 6-4
#71 s4 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #95 s6 Jill Craybas USA 6-2, 6-1
#79 Arantxa Parra ESP d #223 q Lioudmilla Skavronskaia RUS 6-3, 6-4

Tashkent, SFs, Saturday:
*#60 s3 Saori Obata JPN d #59 s2 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI 7-5, 6-3
#71 s4 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP v #79 Arantxa Parra ESP 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3)

Tashkent, Final, Sunday:
winner's prize: $22,000
*#71 s4 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #60 s3 Saori Obata JPN 6-2, 7-6(2)

Tashkent, Doubles Final, Saturday:
s4 Yulia Beygelzimer & Tatiana Poutchek d s3 Ting Li & Tian Tian Sun 6-3, 7-6(0)

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