2012 San Diego & Båstad WTA Singles Results    


  WTA Aug 1-7: San Diego & Båstad

Mercury Insurance Open, San Diego, CA
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n10 M Bartoli, n15 D Cibulkova
n20 J Jankovic, n21 N Petrova

Swedish Open Båstad, SWE
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n9 S Errani, n16 K Kanepi
n24 J Goerges, n26 A Medina Garrigues
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#63 Polona Hercog
6' 0" 154lb RH 2H-BH

#15 Dominika Cibulkova
5'3" 121lb RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday at La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, California (north of San Diego), in the final of the Mercury Insurance Open, the 2011 champ at Moscow, 23 year old 2nd seeded #15 (career high: #13) Dominika Cibulkova from Bratislava, Slovakia, defeated the 2011 champion at Eastbourne and Osaka, 27 year old top seeded #10 (career high: #7) Marion Bartoli of France (residence: Geneva, SUI), 6-1, 7-5 (Domi is shown holding the glassware after the match).

    Dominika's prize is $96,000; Marion's prize is $53,000.

    Domi fell behind 1-4 in the 2nd set, but then won 6 of the next 7 games to finish the match. Dominika scored on 6 of the 12 break points that she reached against Marion while totaling 78 points in the match; Marion converted only 2 of the 9 break points she held against Domi, while scoring 55 points.

    Domi said: "In the first set everything was going my way. My forehand was working today 100%, and also my serves and returns. So everything was just fine." WTA story

    Marion said: "I played well to get the lead in the second set, but from there I started to feel a bit tired and wasn't moving so quickly anymore. And [Dominika] was playing extremely well."

    Dominika now leads Marion 3-2 in career matches. Their previous meeting was in 2008 on an indoor hardcourt in the 1st round at Moscow, when Domi defeated Marion 6-1, 4-1 retired, Marion being unable to continue due to a left toe injury.

    Dominika is now 2-4 in WTA singles finals; she won her first title at Moscow last year, and reached the finals at Barcelona this year, Linz in 2011, and at Amelia Island and Montreal in 2008. This season Domi has a 27-18 singles match record.

    2007 Wimbledon finalist Marion is now 7-11 in WTA singles finals. She also reached the Paris indoor final this year; last year she won at Osaka and Eastbourne, and reached the semis at Roland Garros. Marion has a 28-17 singles match record in 2012.

    On Sunday at Båstad, Sweden, in the final of the Sony Swedish Open, the 2011 Båstad champion, 21 year old #63 (career high: #35) Polona Hercog from Maribor, Slovenia, won again, defeating 27 year old #82 (career high: #59) Mathilde Johansson from Boulogne Billancourt, France (birthplace: Goteborg, Sweden), 0-6, 6-4, 7-5 (Polona is shown doing the bubbly thing during the awards ceremony).

    Polona's prize is $37,000; Mathilde's prize is $19,000.

    Polona said: "It was a lot of fighting today and a lot of ups and downs, and I'm very happy to win." WTA story

    Mathilde outscored Polona 26-8 in the 1st set, but was plagued by 16 double faults, 14 of them in the last two sets. Mathilde said: "In the first set I felt so good and played so well, but then I started to make some mistakes and [Polona] started playing much heavier and deeper. In the end it was better again, but I couldn't finish it... But I'll still have very good memories from this week."

    Mathilde and Polona had met only once before, in 2008 on red clay in the semifinals of an ITF tourney at Civitavecchia, Italy, when Polona defeated Mathilde 6-2, 6-4.

    Polona is now 2-1 in WTA singles finals; she won at Båstad last year and reached the final at Acapulco in 2010. Polona's 2012 singles match record is 15-19.

    Mathilde is now 0-2 in WTA singles finals; she reached her other final at Bogota in 2011. Mathilde has won 12 ITF singles titles, and 1 ITF doubles title. Her singles match record this season is 13-18.

WTA SCOREBOARD: San Diego & Båstad
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San Diego Open,  San Diego (Carlsbad), California

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    San Diego: The 28-player main draw for San Diego has 8 seeds & 4 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers & 4 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Sunday.

2011: On Sunday, July 31 at Carlsbad, Julia Goerges was snapped upon arrival at La Costa Resort, Dominika Cibulkova went snorkling, and Zoe Gwen Scandalis from Escondido celebrated after winning her qualifying final... row 2:On Monday, retired former #1 Martina Hingis met the press in Carlsbad, as did Andrea Petkovic and Ana Ivanovic (busy with remote phone and radio interviews), while Flavia Pennetta and Gisela Dulko practiced for their first tourney as a doubles team since Gisela's injury at Roland Garros...
San Diego, 1st Rd, Mon-Tue 10am
losers' prize: $4,600 US; points: 1
n28 s5 Christina McHale USA d n95 Jarmila Gajdosova AUS 7-6(5), 7-5 Tue

Christina serving, and Jarmila and Christina driving backhands

*n57 Urszula Radwanska POL d n33 s6 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-4, 7-5 Mon
*n159 q Yung-Jan Chan TPE d n37 s7 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 7-6(6) retired—low back injury Tue
n42 s8 Chanelle Scheepers RSA d n120 wc Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-2, 7-6(4) Tue

Coco and Chanelle driving backhands

n44 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n403 wc Nicole Gibbs USA 6-3, 6-1 Mon
*n123 LL Melanie Oudin USA d n49 Sloane Stephens USA 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-0 Tue
n50 Marina Erakovic NZL d n75 Anne Keothavong GBR 6-4, 6-0 Tue

Marina and Anne driving backhands

n60 Vania King USA d n118 Kai-Chen Chang TPE 6-1, 6-4 Tue

Kai-Chen and Vania driving backhands

n79 Heather Watson GBR d n111 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 6-3, 6-3 Tue
n92 Melinda Czink HUN d n103 q Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Tue
*n150 q Alexa Glatch USA d n128 wc Lauren Davis USA 6-3, 6-2 Mon
n141 Misaki Doi JPN d n145 q Michelle Larcher de Brito POR 6(6)-7, 6-1, 6-3 Mon

San Diego, 2nd Rd, Wed-Thu 11am Wed WTA story - Thu WTA story
loser's prize: $8,750 US; points: 40
n10 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d n60 Vania King USA 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wed

Vania and Marion driving backhands

    Marion said: "I think it was a great fight from both of us and we tried our best. I had so many chances in the second set when I was leading 3-0. I think I had 30-40 on Vania's serve to get to 4-0. Then when she won that second set, I really felt it was going to be a tough battle towards the end.
    "[In the 3rd set] I think the key game was at 4-2 down when I held from 15-40. After that I had my rhythm back. But the game at 4-all took forever. I think I served for 10 minutes in a row or something like that. It was really a tough, physical battle out there.
    "I've lost to Vania in the past, and I think it was a great effort to still be able to win the match tonight after three hours of play with 18 double faults."

n15 s2 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n50 Marina Erakovic NZL 6-2, 6-4 Thu

Domi driving a backhand

    Dominika said: "Especially first set I was playing well and relaxed, but in the second set I started to make it tougher for myself. I was really happy to close it out, because if it got to 5-all it could have gotten dangerous."

n20 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n92 Melinda Czink HUN 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Thu

Domi driving a backhand

    Jelena said: "There were times I was down and had a lot of break points against me, but I was able to come back and take the games. Overall the serve was working well. Other things in my game could have been a lot better, but the most important thing is I won today, and I get another chance to play tomorrow."

n21 s4 Nadia Petrova RUS d n150 q Alexa Glatch USA 6-4, 6-3 Wed

Alexa and Nadia driving backhands

n28 s5 Christina McHale USA d n141 Misaki Doi JPN 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Thu

Christina and Misaki driving forehands, and Christina after winning a point

    Christina struck 9 aces with 5 double faults, and scored on 4 of the 6 break points she reached against Misaki, while totaling 115 points in the match. Misaki hit 2 aces, with 5 DFs, and converted only 3 of the 19 break points she reached against Christina while scoring 109 points.

    When told she had won 16 of 19 break points against her, Christina said: "Wow, I didn't know that statistic. Going into my next match I'm going to have to serve a lot better, but I'm just happy I found a way to pull it out. And I have to give credit to Misaki. She played really well."

*n44 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n42 s8 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 6-4, 6-2 Wed

Varvara and Chanelle driving backhands

    Varvara said: "I just tried to stay extremely focused out there. I don't remember exactly what happened on the break points, but I didn't really think that much. That's probably why it made a difference."

n57 Urszula Radwanska POL d n123 LL Melanie Oudin USA 6-2, 6-1 Thu

Melanie and Urszula driving backhands

*n159 q Yung-Jan Chan TPE d n79 Heather Watson GBR 6-3, 7-6(2) Wed

Heather and Yung-Jan driving backhands

    Yung-Jan said: "Today was a difficult match because both of us were really solid, especially at the end. It was very warm today and it was difficult physically...
    "Last year I had surgery and this is my best result since then, so it means a lot to me. I'm really happy to be in the quarterfinals here in Carlsbad."

San Diego, QFs, Fri noon WTA story
loser's prize: $15,500 US; points: 120
n10 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d n28 s5 Christina McHale USA 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Marion and Christina driving backhands

    Marion said: "All the matches seem to be so long for everyone here, I don't know why!... We had some very tough rallies in the second set and I thought [Christina] would get a little tired, but she didn't. I had to keep fighting and keep believing in myself until the end. At the end I knew I really needed to go for it.
    "She's really improving. She's beaten a lot of very good players this year."

n15 s2 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n57 Urszula Radwanska POL 6-4, 6-4

Domi driving a forehand

    Dominika won despite striking no aces (she hit 5 on Thursday) with 7 double faults. But she scored on 6 of the 7 break points she reached against Urszula, while totaling 65 points in the match. Urszula hit 2 aces, with 3 DFs, while converting 4 of the 9 break points she reached against Dominika and scoring 54 points.

*n159 q Yung-Jan Chan TPE d n20 s3 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6(4)-7, 7-6(8), 7-5

Yung-Jan and Jelena driving backhands

    Yung-Jan struck no aces with 2 double faults, and scored on 8 of the 15 break points that she reached against Jelena while totaling 121 points in the match. Jelena hit 7 aces with 5 DFs, and converted 7 of the 17 break points she reached against Yung-Jan while scoring 130 points.

    On the final point of the 3 hour, 13 minute match, Jelena broke a string on her racquet, causing her to hit slice returns until one went long.

    Jelena failed to convert 2 match points during the 2nd set tiebreaker. Yung-Jan said: "The tie-break in the second set was really close. Even I didn't know who was going to win it. But when [Jelena] got two match points, I just felt like I knew where she was going to go and what she was going to do... I think it could be one of the best matches I've played in my career."

    Jelena said: "The forehand was letting me down. I shanked so many balls when I shouldn't have...
    "[Yung-Jan is] a solid player. She has good volleys, she has good feel, she's solid pretty much every shot. If you have a lot of good shots, I think it's great."

n21 s4 Nadia Petrova RUS d n44 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5)

Varvara and Nadia driving forehand and backhand

San Diego, SFs, Sat 2pm
loser's prize: $28,500 US; points: 200
n10 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d n159 q Yung-Jan Chan TPE 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Yung-Jan and Marion driving forehands

n15 s2 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n21 s4 Nadia Petrova RUS 7-6(8), 6-1

Nadia driving a backhand, Domi about to lightly tap a forehand, and after match point

San Diego, Final, Sun 2pm
loser's prize: $53,000 US; points: 320
winner's prize: $96,000 US; points: 470
n15 s2 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n10 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-1, 7-5

Dominika driving a forehand, Marion and Dominika driving backhands, and Domi after match point

San Diego, Doubles Final, Sun noon
losers' prize: $15,500 US
winners' prize: $31,000 US
*s3 Raquel Kops-Jones & Abigail Spears d s2 Vania King & Nadia Petrova 6-2, 6-4

San Diego, Qual Finals, Sun Jul 15 noon
losers' prizes: q1 $1,250 1pt; q2 $2,525 8pts; qualifier 12 points
n103 Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ d n157 Madison Brengle USA 7-5, 7-5
*n145 Michelle Larcher de Brito POR d n123 Melanie Oudin USA 6-4, 6-2
*n159 Yung-Jan Chan TPE d n147 Irena Pavlovic FRA 6-3, 6-4
n150 Alexa Glatch USA d n174 Noppawan Lertcheewakarn THA 7-5, 6-1

San Diego, Withdrawals
n7 Angelique Kerber GER low back injury
n18 Sabine Lisicki GER abdominal injury
n34 Monica Niculescu ROU left hand injury
n36 Tamira Paszek AUT left thigh injury
n38 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS right knee injury
n43 Sorana Cirstea ROU right adductor strain
n48 Petra Martic CRO left foot injury
n70 Ayumi Morita JPN low back injury
n90 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN
n130 Edina Gallovits-Hall ROU

Collector Swedish Open,  Båstad, Sweden

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    Båstad: The main draw for Båstad has 8 seeds, with no 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers and 3 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying (2 rounds) starts on Sunday; qualifying finals are on Monday.

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The Collector Swedish Open (formerly the Nordic Light Open), once held at Stockholm's 1912 Olympic Stadium, was moved to Båstad in 2009. Båstad has been the site of the ATP Swedish Open since it began in 1948; the women also played there until 1990. Båstad Tennis Stadium is a few hundred yards from the beach, close to Pepe's Bodega, a local restaurant and nightclub. The stadium was rebuilt in 2002 to accommodate the Hotel Skansen underneath the seaside bleachers.

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2011: On Monday, July 4 in Båstad, Sorana Cirstea and Caroline Wozniacki took before and after photos around a running workout...
Top seed Caro somehow managed to recover enough to play Meet the Press...
Båstad, 1st Round, Mon-Wed 10:30am Tue WTA story
loser's prize: $1,725 US; points: 1
Monday & Tuesday: play completed after rain delay
n24 s2 Julia Goerges GER d n71 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-2, 6-2 Tue

    Julia said: "We've played quite a few times now and Barbora is always very tough. She makes you play a lot of balls, and I was really happy with my performance and to come through with the win.
    "I've been working really hard recently because it's an important time of year, and hopefully I can have a good week here and take it into the rest of the season."

n26 s3 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d n113 wc Laura Robson GBR 6-4, 7-6(4) Tue
*n53 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d n27 s4 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-4, 7-5 Tue

Sofia awaiting a forehand while playing doubles on Monday

    Sofia said: "I'm really excited. It was a great match and a great atmosphere and I just enjoyed every point we played. I was down 2-5 in the second, and was a little bit lucky here and there, and managed to turn it around, which was really pleasing to do in front of my home crowd."

n29 s5 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n108 P Mayr-Achleitner AUT 6-2, 6-2 Tue
n32 s6 Klara Zakopalova CZE d n144 q Annika Beck GER 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n40 s7 Mona Barthel GER d n72 Kiki Bertens NED 6-3, 6-2 Mon
*n109 Lesia Tsurenko UKR d n41 s8 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 7-5, 6-0 Mon
n47 Shahar Peer ISR d n80 q Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-4, 2-0 retired—right thigh strain Tue
n58 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d n64 Lucie Hradecka CZE 6-2, 7-5 Tue
n62 Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP d n76 Anna Tatishvili GEO 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 Tue
n63 Polona Hercog SLO d n74 Alexandra Panova RUS 7-5, 7-5 Tue

    Polona said: "I'm really happy to get through this match, as I haven't had a great season so far. Even though I wasn't playing my best, it means a lot after all the problems I've had with injury and form. I just need to try and stay aggressive and not worry about the results too much."

n67 Arantxa Rus NED d nNR wc Rebecca Petersson SWE 6-1, 6-2 Tue
n69 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d n303 q Carina Witthoeft GER 6-2, 7-6(5) Tue
n82 Mathilde Johansson FRA d n146 LL Jill Craybas USA 6-4, 6-1 Wed
*n101 Johanna Larsson SWE d n83 Olga Govortsova BLR 7-6(6), 4-3 retired—illness Wed

Johanna driving a forehand

    2011 Båstad finalist Johanna said: "It was very difficult out there with the wind and the cold weather, but I'm very happy to get through. It's nice that everyone's so positive and happy that I'm back here. I have very good memories from last year."

n116 q Mariana Duque-Marino COL d n711 wc Sandra Roma SWE 7-5, 6-1 Tue

Båstad, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 11am Wed WTA story
loser's prize: $2,950 US; points: 30
Wednesday: play completed after rain delay
*n63 Polona Hercog SLO d n24 s2 Julia Goerges GER 7-6(4), 6-2 Wed

    2011 Båstad champ Polona said: ""I'm just really happy to get this victory. [Julia] was not an easy opponent, so it's great for me to get through this match, especially after the tough time that I had yesterday. I'm trying to get better with every match."

*n101 Johanna Larsson SWE d n26 s3 A Medina Garrigues ESP 6-4, 6-4 Thu-rain-Fri
n29 s5 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n62 Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP 6-4, 6-0 Wed

    Anastasia said: "I was maybe a little bit lucky in the first set. And then in the second [Silvia] went down a level and I raised my level and got into a rhythm. She's not an easy player, especially on clay. It's definitely her favorite surface. I'm happy that I had a solid match and got through in straight sets."

*n101 Johanna Larsson SWE d n32 s6 Klara Zakopalova CZE 2-0 retired—illness
n40 s7 Mona Barthel GER d n69 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 6-2, 7-5 Wed
*n82 Mathilde Johansson FRA d n47 Shahar Peer ISR 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 Thu-rain-Fri
n53 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d n67 Arantxa Rus NED 6-4, 7-5 ppd-Fri
n58 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d n109 Lesia Tsurenko UKR 7-5, 6-3 Wed

Båstad, QFs, Fri 11am
loser's prize: $5,340 US; points: 70
*n82 Mathilde Johansson FRA d n29 s5 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-4, 6-0
*n101 Johanna Larsson SWE d n32 s6 Klara Zakopalova CZE 2-0 retired
n40 s7 Mona Barthel GER d n53 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 6-3, 6-4
*n63 Polona Hercog SLO d n58 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Båstad, SFs, Sat 1pm
loser's prize: $10,200 US; points: 130
*n63 Polona Hercog SLO d n40 s7 Mona Barthel GER 6-1, 6-3
n82 Mathilde Johansson FRA d n101 Johanna Larsson SWE 6-4, 6-4

Mathilde ready to drive a backhand

Båstad, Final, Sun 2pm
loser's prize: $19,000 US; points: 200
winner's prize: $37,000 US; points: 280
n63 Polona Hercog SLO d n82 Mathilde Johansson FRA 0-6, 6-4, 7-5

Polona and Mathilde driving forehand and backhand

Båstad, Doubles Final Sun
loser's prize: $5,750 US
winner's prize: $11,000 US
Catalina Castano & Mariana Duque-Marino d Eva Hrdinova & Mervana Jugic-Salkic 4-6, 7-5, (10-5)

Båstad, Qual Finals, Mon Jul 16 10:30am
n80 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d n173 Sacha Jones AUS 7-6(4), 6-2
n116 Mariana Duque-Marino COL d n177 Olga Puchkova RUS 6-4, 7-5
n144 Annika Beck GER d n193 Richel Hogenkamp NED 6-2, 6-2
*n303 Carina Witthoeft GER d n146 Jill Craybas USA 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-3

Båstad, Withdrawals
n9 s1 Sara Errani ITA shoulder injury
n16 Kaia Kanepi EST bilateral achilles injury
n59 Iveta Benesova CZE left shoulder injury
n81 Michaella Krajicek NED illness

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