2014 WTA Charleston Family Circle Cup & Abierto Monterrey Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    


  WTA 3-31—4-7: Charleston-Monterrey

Family Circle Cup, Charleston, SC
PREMIER 700 $710,000 56m/32q/16d
outdoor: green clay Har-Tru
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n1 S Williams, n6 J Jankovic
n10 S Errani, n15 S Lisicki

Monterrey Open, Monterrey, MEX
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n12 F Pennetta, n13 A Ivanovic
n18 C Wozniacki, n23 K Flipkens

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#13 Ana Ivanovic (right)
6' 1" 152lb RH 2H-BH

#37 Andrea Petkovic
5' 11" 152lb RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday at Charleston, in the final of the Family Circle Cup, the 2011 champion at Strasbourg, 26 year old 14th seeded #37 (career high: #9) Andrea Petkovic from Darmstadt, Germany, defeated 20 year old #76 (career high: #61) Jana Cepelova from Kosice, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-2 (Andrea is shown making friends with the glassware after the match).

    Andrea's prize is $120,000, Jana's prize is $64,000.

    In the 1st set, Andrea took a 3-0 two-break lead, but Jana then won the next four games. Jana reached a set point, which she failed to convert. In the 2nd set, Andrea dominated, reaching 5-0 before Jana got on the scoreboard.

    Andrea said: "When I was down facing set point, I just told myself, 'You gotta let loose and you gotta relax a little bit because otherwise you're not going to win this match. And so I relaxed, and I started hitting the ball harder and deeper and I started moving and serving better as well. That's just how it is sometimes. You just relax and all of a sudden things come together." WTA story

    Jana defeated #1 Serena Williams on her way to the final. At the trophy ceremony, Andrea said: "First of all I want to congratulate Jana for an amazing week... You did this all by yourself, no coach, nobody here with you... I'm just so impressed."

    Petko and Jana had never before met on the field of combat.

    Andrea is now 3-5 in previous WTA singles finals. This is her first Premier title, her previous wins coming at Bad Gastein and Strasbourg. Andrea now has a 12-7 singles match record this season.

    Jana was playing in her first WTA singles final. She has a 13-9 singles match record in 2014.

    On Sunday in Mexico, in the final of the Abierto Monterrey, the 2014 champ at Auckland (and the 2008 French Open champion), 26 year old 2nd seeded #13 (and former #1) Ana Ivanovic of Serbia (residence: Basel, SUI), defeated her compatriot, 20 year old #133 Jovana Jaksic from Belgrade, Serbia, 6-2, 6-1 (Jovana and Ana are shown after the trophy ceremony).

    Ana's prize is $111,389; Jovana's prize is $55,435.

    Ana said: "I think we both enjoyed the final tonight. It was very special for our country. It was the first time two players from our country were in a WTA final together. It was also great to see Jovana doing so well this week. I think she definitely has a bright future ahead of her." WTA story

    Jovana said: "I am sad because I lost the final, but I have nothing to be upset about because it was an amazing week for me. This is what we dream about, to make finals like this, and to play against a true champion and one of the best players in the world was just a dream come true."

    Ana and Jovana were also meeting for the first time in pro singles.

    Ana is now 13-5 in WTA singles finals, and has a 19-5 singles match record this year.

    Jovana was playing in her first WTA singles final. She has a 13-7 singles match record for the season.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Charleston & Monterrey
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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The Family Circle Cup  Charleston, South Carolina

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Latitude: 32.862241 Long.: -79.902041 goto link for World Wind

    Charleston: The 56 player main draw for Charleston has 16 seeds, with 8 1st-round byes. There are 8 qualifiers and 5 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying (2 rounds) is on Saturday & Sunday. Main draw play begins on Monday at 10am.

    The Family Circle Cup, one of the longest-running WTA-only events in the US, was held at Hilton Head until the Family Circle Tennis Center was opened in the spring of 2001. A 32-acre facility with a 10,200 seat stadium, the Family Circle Tennis Center has 13 green clay (Har-Tru) and 4 hard courts, all lighted for night play. A 10,000 square foot clubhouse also serves as the corporate headquarters for the Family Circle Cup. The FCTC was built with public help at a cost of $15 million.

2014: Andrea Petkovic and Jelena Jankovic mugged for the camera at the Charleston player party on Sunday night...
Charleston, 1st Round, Mon-Tue 10am
loser's prize: $2,200 US; points: 1
n27 s9 Lucie Safarova CZE d n91 Johanna Larsson SWE 6-2, 6-3 Mon
*n137 q Belinda Bencic SUI d n29 s10 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-1, 7-5 Mon
n31 s11 Venus Williams USA d n64 B Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-3, 0-6, 7-5 Tue

Venus driving a forehand

    Venus said: "[Barbora] raised the level of her game, and we had some close games, and then she just got the better of me and played really well. I just kept fighting till the end. I've actually been pretty sick lately, so it was a little rough out there today. But circumstances like that you really just have to play your way into the tournament and just continue to feel better." WTA story

n33 s12 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d n110 wc Shelby Rogers USA 7-5, 7-5 Tue
n35 s13 Elena Vesnina RUS d n73 Anna Schmiedlova SVK 6-2, 6-1 Tue
n37 s14 Andrea Petkovic GER d n164 q Lesia Tsurenko UKR 6(2)-7, 6-4, 6-1 Tue

Andrea after match point

n38 s15 Madison Keys USA d n97 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 7-6(0), 7-6(3) Mon

    Madison said: "I'm so happy to be back on clay. I love it. I didn't play great at times, and well at other times. It was just one of those first matches back on clay. I'm just happy to get through it...
    "You definitely have to change your game, like obviously if I'm 10 feet behind the baseline I can't go for a winner, because it slows the ball down. I can slide, which is the good thing, but I'm still trying to work on some stuff. At the same time I'm trying not to overthink everything right now." WTA story

n41 s16 Shuai Zhang CHN d n117 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(0) Tue
n42 Elina Svitolina UKR d n333 q Jarmila Gajdosova AUS 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(5) Mon
n44 Shuai Peng CHN d n74 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-2, 6-3 Tue
*n78 Chanelle Scheepers RSA d n48 Alison Riske USA 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Mon
*n83 sr55 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n49 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 Mon
*n69 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO d n52 Stefanie Voegele SUI 6(4)-7, 6-1, 7-5 Mon
n55 Lauren Davis USA d n79 Dinah Pfizenmaier GER 6-1, 6-4 Mon
*n119 q Alla Kudryavtseva RUS d n57 Christina McHale USA 6-3, 7-5 Mon
n59 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n149 q Saisai Zheng CHN 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 Mon
n68 Marina Erakovic NZL d n205 wc Nadia Petrova RUS 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n72 Vania King USA d n86 Julia Glushko ISR 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Tue
*n147 q Kiki Bertens NED d n75 Paula Ormaechea ARG 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 Mon
n76 Jana Cepelova SVK d n131 wc Melanie Oudin USA 7-6(2), 6-2 Mon

Jana after match point

n77 L Dominguez Lino ESP d n103 A Medina Garrigues ESP 6-3, 6-2 Tue
*n96 Teliana Pereira BRA d n80 Patricia Mayr-Achleitner AUT 6-1, 7-6(5) Mon
n81 Virginie Razzano FRA d n92 Julia Goerges GER 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 Mon
*n183 q Grace Min USA d n126 q Michelle Larcher de Brito POR 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 Mon

Charleston, 2nd Round, Tue-Wed 10am
loser's prize: $4,300 US; points: 30
*n76 Jana Cepelova SVK d n1 s1 Serena Williams USA 6-4, 6-4 Tue

Jana driving a backhand

    Serena said: "Obviously I wasn't at my best. But I kept trying—and [Jana] kept pushing... I'm dead [tired]. I need to take a breath... It wasn't my night. She was a great counter-puncher and played a really good match."

n6 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n55 Lauren Davis USA 6-0, 6-3 Wed

Jelena volleying a forehand

n10 s3 Sara Errani ITA d n147 q Kiki Bertens NED 6-3 retired Wed
n15 s4 Sabine Lisicki GER d n72 Vania King USA 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 Wed

    Sabine said: "Usually I'm at home for at least five or six days to prepare to go from hardcourt to clay, and this time I only had two days to prepare, so it was tough in the beginning. But the longer the match went on, the better I started to time the ball and I was making less unforced errors out there. It was up and down a bit, but I think I was getting better throughout the match today."

*n42 Elina Svitolina UKR d n16 s5 Sloane Stephens USA 6-4, 6-4 Wed
n19 s6 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n119 q Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 6-2, 6-0 Tue

Genie on her way to her postmatch interview

n20 s7 Samantha Stosur AUS d n59 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 Tue

Samantha fielding a forehand

*n96 Teliana Pereira BRA d n26 s8 Sorana Cirstea ROU 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(0) Tue
n27 s9 Lucie Safarova CZE d n81 Virginie Razzano FRA 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Tue
n31 s11 Venus Williams USA d n78 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 7-5, 7-5 Wed

Venus driving a forehand

n33 s12 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d n183 q Grace Min USA 6-2, 6-3 Wed
n35 s13 Elena Vesnina RUS d n83 sr55 Petra Cetkovska CZE 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Wed
n37 s14 Andrea Petkovic GER d n77 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-0, 6-0 Wed
*n44 Shuai Peng CHN d n38 s15 Madison Keys USA 6-1, 6(3)-7, 7-6(4) Wed
*n69 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO d n41 s16 Shuai Zhang CHN 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 Wed

Ajla's backhand drive

*n137 q Belinda Bencic SUI d n68 Marina Erakovic NZL 6-2, 6-1 Wed

Charleston, 3rd Round, Thu 11am
loser's prize: $8,400 US; points: 55
n6 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n69 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 7-5, 6-1

JJ driving a forehand

n10 s3 Sara Errani ITA d n44 Shuai Peng CHN 7-6(6), 7-6(5)

    Sara said: "It was an unbelievable match. All the games were very close, and [Shuai] had set point in the first and second sets. She was playing very well; I think I was too. It was a very good match." WTA story

*n37 s14 Andrea Petkovic GER d n15 s4 Sabine Lisicki GER 6-1, 6-0

Andrea's forehand drive

n19 s6 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n31 s11 Venus Williams USA 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-4

Genie serving

    Genie said: "In the second set [Venus] really started going for her shots. I just tried to keep fighting. It's always fun for me to play such a great champion like Venus. She's still playing at such a high level and it was such a battle out there. It was a little bit ugly at times, but I just kept trying to fight through it."

n20 s7 Samantha Stosur AUS v n27 s9 Lucie Safarova CZE cBJK m5 7pm+
n33 s12 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d n96 Teliana Pereira BRA 6-2, 6-3

Daniela after winning a point

*n76 Jana Cepelova SVK d n35 s13 Elena Vesnina RUS 7-6(4), 4-6, 3-6

Jana driving a backhand

*n137 q Belinda Bencic SUI d n42 Elina Svitolina UKR 6(4)-7, 6-4, 6-1

Belinda about to swat a forehand

Charleston, QFs, Fri 1pm
loser's prize: $16,200 US; points: 100
*n19 s6 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n6 s2 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Genie moving netward, and Jelena serving

    Genie said: "I knew in the second set my game wasn't where I wanted it to be. I think [Jelena] did a good job of stepping in and controlling, and she changes directions a lot, so I was really on the run. And that's fine, but that's not where I want to be most of the time. I needed to get back to my game.
    "I didn't really think about how I was up a break in the second, because it was in the past, and I had to move forward. I'm happy I didn't hold onto that. It was important to have short-term memory." WTA story

    Jelena said: "[Genie is] very solid. She stays so low and takes your balls so early off the ground, so even if you hit hard, she just picks them up so easily and kind of directs them. That's her biggest strength, that she can absorb someone's ball and just use it."

*n137 q Belinda Bencic SUI d n10 s3 Sara Errani ITA 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Belinda driving a backhand

*n37 s14 Andrea Petkovic GER d n27 s9 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-3, 1-6, 6-1

Petko launching a forehand on the run

*n76 Jana Cepelova SVK d n33 s12 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-2, 6-1

Charleston, SFs, Sat 1pm
loser's prize: $31,510 US; points: 185
*n37 s14 Andrea Petkovic GER d n19 s6 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

Genie serving, Andrea following a forehand, and after match point

    Andrea said: "The match was really tough. Genie played so well today. She was so aggressive, and I have to admit I was a little lucky in the second set when I managed to turn the match around. It was just a few points here and there that made the difference." WTA story

n76 Jana Cepelova SVK d n137 q Belinda Bencic SUI 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(7)

Jana driving a forehand, and Belinda about to launch one on the run

Charleston, Final, Sun 1pm
loser's prize: $64,000 US; points: 305
winner's prize: $120,000 US; points: 470
n37 s14 Andrea Petkovic GER d n76 Jana Cepelova SVK 7-5, 6-2

Jana volleying a forehand, Andrea driving one, and after match point

Charleston, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $20,000 US
winners' prize: $38,000 US
Anabel Medina Garrigues & Yaroslava Shvedova d Hao-Ching Chan & Yung-Jan Chan 7-6(4), 6-2

Charleston, Qual Finals, Sun Mar 30 1pm
losers' prizes: q1 $600 1pt; q2 $1,000 13pts; qualifier 25 points
*n183 Grace Min USA d n105 Zarina Diyas KAZ 6-1, 6-2
*n149 Saisai Zheng CHN d n106 Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP 6-2, 1-0 retired
n119 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS d n167 Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
n126 Michelle Larcher de Brito POR d n150 Madison Brengle USA 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(3)
*n164 Lesia Tsurenko UKR d n135 Aliaksandra Sasnovich BLR 6-3, 6-3
*n147 Kiki Bertens NED d n136 Victoria Duval USA 6-4, 7-5
n137 Belinda Bencic SUI d n141 Mathilde Johansson FRA 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
n333 Jarmila Gajdosova AUS d n373 Taylor Townsend USA 6-4, 6(5)-7, 6-3

Charleston, Withdrawals:
n21 Anastasia Pavyluchenkova RUS left thigh injury
n22 Alize Cornet FRA adductor strain
n30 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS left hip injury
n51 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA left hip injury
n56 Casey Dellacqua AUS left shoulder injury
n63 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ foot stress fractures
n66 Polona Hercog SLO right rib injury

Abierto Monterrey,  Monterrey, Mexico

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    Monterrey: The main draw for Monterrey 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   Sierra Madre Tennis Club, Monterrey, MEX
Latitude: 25.644752 Longitude: -100.363042 goto link for World Wind

Venue address: Privada María de los Angeles Nº 617 Colonia del Valle, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, Mexico, 66220
2014: Ana Ivanovic and Donna Vekic were looking good at the Monterrey player party on Sunday...
Monterrey, 1st Rd, Mon-Tue 11am, Wed 3pm
loser's prize: $2,774 US; points: 1
*n93 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN d n12 s1 Flavia Pennetta ITA 7-5, 6-2 Mon
n13 s2 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n61 Urszula Radwanska POL 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Tue

Ana driving a forehand

n18 s3 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n104 Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-3, 7-6(4) Tue
*n302 q Julia Boserup USA d n23 s4 wc Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 Tue
*n94 Donna Vekic CRO d n34 s5 Garbine Muguruza ESP 7-6(5), 7-6(2) Mon
n36 s6 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n98 Olga Govortsova BLR 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Tue
*n133 Jovana Jaksic SRB d n50 s7 Karin Knapp ITA 6-3, 6-4 Mon
n58 s8 Monica Puig PUR d n265 Olga Puchkova RUS 6-0, 6-3 Tue
n65 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n88 Shahar Peer ISR 6-3, 6-3 Mon
*n87 Ayumi Morita JPN d n70 Monica Niculescu ROU 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(1) Mon
n82 Kristen Mladenovic FRA d n115 Johanna Konta GBR 6-4, 6-2 Mon
n108 Timea Babos HUN d n452 wc Ximena Hermoso MEX 6-1, 6-2 Mon
*n192 Nicole Gibbs USA d n113 Andrea Hlavackova CZE 6-3, 6-4 Mon
*n155 Allie Kiick USA d n127 Tadeja Majeric SLO 6-4, 6-3 Mon
n120 q Luksika Kumkhum THA d n266 q Dalila Jakupovic SLO 7-5, 6-0 Tue
n173 q Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d n379 wc Marcela Zacarias MEX 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 Tue

Monterrey, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 3pm
loser's prize: $4,770 US; points: 30
n13 s2 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n173 q Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 6-4, 6-2 Thu
n18 s3 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n82 Kristen Mladenovic FRA 6-3, 6-4 Wed
n36 s6 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n87 Ayumi Morita JPN 6-4 retired Thu
n58 s8 Monica Puig PUR d n192 Nicole Gibbs USA 6-4, 6-2 Thu
n65 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n94 Donna Vekic CRO 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Wed
n93 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN d n108 Timea Babos HUN 6-4, 6(4)-7, 6-4 Wed
*n133 Jovana Jaksic SRB d n120 q Luksika Kumkhum THA 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(2) Wed
*n302 q Julia Boserup USA d n155 Allie Kiick USA 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 Thu

Monterrey, QFs, Fri 3pm
loser's prize: $8,502 US; points: 60
n13 s2 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n36 s6 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-1, 0-6, 6-2

Ana following a backhand

n18 s3 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n65 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6(3)-7, 6-3, 6-3
*n93 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN d n58 s8 Monica Puig PUR 6-4, 6(2)-7, 6-4

43-year-old Kimiko after match point

n133 Jovana Jaksic SRB d n302 q Julia Boserup USA 6-3, 6-0

Monterrey, SFs, Sat 4pm
loser's prize: $29,270 US; points: 110
n13 s2 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n18 s3 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 7-6(5), 6-4
*n133 Jovana Jaksic SRB d n93 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN 6(5)-7, 6-4, 6-4

Monterrey, Final, Sun 6pm
loser's prize: $55,435 US; points: 180
winner's prize: $111,389 US; points: 280
n13 s2 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n133 Jovana Jaksic SRB 6-2, 6-1

Ana after match point

Monterrey, Doubles Final, Sun
loser's prize: $9,222 US
winner's prize: $17,724 US
*s3 Darija Jurak & Megan Moulton-Levy d s1 Timea Babos & Olga Govortsova 7-6(5), 3-6, (11-9)

Monterrey, Qual Finals, Mon Mar 31 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $764 1pt; q2 $1,052 10pts; q3 $1,448 14pts; qualifier 18 points
n120 Luksika Kumkhum THA d n191 Sachia Vickery USA 6-3, 6-1
n173 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d n248 Heidi el Tabakh CAN 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
*n266 Dalila Jakupovic SLO d n187 Adriana Perez VEN 6-2, 6-4
*n302 Julia Boserup USA d n209 Gabriela Dabrowski CAN 6-4, 7-5

Monterrey, Withdrawals
n4 Victoria Azarenka BLR left foot bone bruise
n53 Laura Robson GBR left wrist injury
n101 Mandy Minella LUX right arm injury
n102 Nadiya Kichenok UKR low back injury
n111 Anna-Lena Friedsam GER cold/flu

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