2015 WTA Cincinnati Western & Southern Open Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    


  WTA Aug 17-23: Cincinnati

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Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, OH
PREMIER 5 $2,513,000 56m/48q/28d
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n1 Serena Williams USA
n2 Maria Sharapova RUS
n3 Simona Halep ROU
n4 Petra Kvitova CZE
n5 Caroline Wozniacki DEN
n6 Ana Ivanovic SRB
n7 Lucie Safarova CZE
n8 Karolina Pliskova CZE
n9 Garbine Muguruza ESP
n10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
n11 Angelique Kerber GER
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Mason, Ohio:

#3 Simona Halep
5'6" 141lb RH 2H-BH
Mason, Ohio:

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

    On Sunday near Cincinnati, in the final of the Western & Southern Open, the 2014 Cincinnati champ (and the 2015 Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon champion), 33 year old top seeded #1 Serena Williams from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, defeated last week's finalist at Toronto (and the 2015 champion at Dubai and Shenzhen), 23 year old 2nd seeded #3 (career high: #2) Simona Halep from Constanta, Romania, 6-3, 7-6(5) (photos shown).

    Serena's prize is $495,000; Simona's prize is $240,500.

    At the award ceremony, Serena said: "Thank you Simona for playing such a good match today, and always being such an incredible opponent and incredible sportswoman. I'm always honored to play against you and always have such a wonderful match whenever we play." WTA story

    Simona said: "I have to say congratulations to the champion, Serena, and I wish you good luck at the US Open. I know that you can win all four. So good luck, and be strong."

    Serena now leads Simona 6-1 in career matches. Their previous meeting was in March of this year on a Laykold hardcourt in the semifinals at Miami, when Serena defeated Simona 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.

    Serena is now 69-17 in WTA singles finals; she has a 49-2 singles match record this season. Simona is now 11-8 in WTA singles finals. Her singles match record in 2015 is 40-11.

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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  Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio Lat.: 39.34876 Lon.: -84.276434

    Cincinnati: The 56-player main draw for Cincinnati has 16 seeds, with 8 1st-round byes. There are 12 qualifiers and 5 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Sunday.

    W&S Financial Open venue address: Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Dr., Mason, OH 45040

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2013: On Monday, August 12, Elena Vesnina and Tatiana Golovin found a good French restaurant in Cincinnati...
Cincinnati, 1st Round, Mon-Tue 11am
loser's prize: $7,215 US; points: 1
Monday: rain delays
*n108 q Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n9 a9 Garbine Muguruza ESP 6-4, 7-6(0) Mon
*n29 Sloane Stephens USA d n10 s10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-1, 6-2 Tue

Sloane's backhand drive

*n20 Belinda Bencic SUI d n11 s11 Angelique Kerber GER 7-5, 6-3 Tue

Belinda driving a backhand

    Belinda said: "The first set was a very difficult situation. I had 5-1 and I was playing great, but then she played better and better and started going for her shots more until it was 5-all again. But then I was able to focus again and won my service game, and then I closed it out." WTA story

*n19 Madison Keys USA d n13 s12 Timea Bacsinszky SUI 6-4, 6-3 Mon

Madison driving a forehand

    Madison said: "It was a lot to do with learning from what happened [in our only previous match,] at the French Open. I think at the French she was able to kind of get me with slices and higher balls and things like that. But tonight it was just really a big thing about patience and staying with her mentally." WTA story

*n41 q Anna K Schmiedlova SVK d n14 s13 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 Tue
n15 s14 Elina Svitolina UKR d n48 wc Alison Riske USA 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 Mon
n16 s15 Andrea Petkovic GER d n60 q Julia Goerges GER 6-4, 6-2 Mon

Petko's forehand drive

*n40 Daria Gavrilova RUS d n17 s16 Sara Errani ITA 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 Tue
*n84 q Timea Babos HUN d n18 Samantha Stosur AUS 7-6(6), 4-6, 7-5 Mon
n21 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n86 q Lauren Davis USA 6-1, 6-2 Tue

    Vika said: "I managed to implement my game today, and it worked, so I'm happy with this victory." WTA story

    About playing Caroline Wozniacki in the 2nd round, Vika said: "There are no surprises. We've known each other since the juniors, way before we started playing on the tour. But every match is really a different story and I have to be ready."

n22 Venus Williams USA d n34 Zarina Diyas KAZ 7-6(6), 6-4 Mon

Venus driving a forehand

    Venus said: "[Zarina] played so well today. She wasn't missing many shots, and I missed a lot, but I just tried to hang in there. In the end I was just trying to put the ball in the court. It didn't always work, but there are days you just have to fight a little harder. I give my opponent credit. She was so determined out there." WTA story

n23 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n43 Madison Brengle USA 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 Mon
*n38 Caroline Garcia FRA d n24 Sabine Lisicki GER 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n25 Eugenie Bouchard CAN v n103 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR Tue cS3 m5 7pm+
n26 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n62 sr Dominika Cibulkova SVK 7-5, 6-2 Tue
*n30 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU d n28 Alize Cornet FRA 6-4, 6-4 Mon
n31 Camila Giorgi ITA d n58 q Christina McHale USA 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 Tue
n32 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n53 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 Tue
n35 Karin Knapp ITA d n81 q Ana Konjuh CRO 7-5, 6-1 Mon
*n45 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n37 Barbora Strycova CZE 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(5) Mon
n39 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n67 wc Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-2, 6-1 Tue
n42 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d n57 q Lucie Hradecka CZE 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 Mon
n44 wc CoCo Vandeweghe USA d n78 q Yulia Putintseva KAZ 6-3, 6-2 Mon
n59 q Mona Barthel GER d n61 q Casey Dellacqua AUS 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) Tue

Cincinnati, 2nd Round, Tue-Wed 11am
losers' prize: $13,370 US; points: 60
Wednesday: rain delays
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n42 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 7-5, 6-3 Wed

Serena driving a backhand

    Serena said: "There wasn't anything really tactical in particular for me today, I always just try to play my game and be consistent and stay focused. I just try to stay focused and play the best that I can." WTA story

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n39 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 Wed

Simona following a backhand

    Simona said: "I had played two times before against her and she beat me, so I knew it would be difficult to play her again, but I just tried everything to win. I was up the whole match and just couldn't finish the second set, but I tried to stay focused for every ball, and I think we played a really good match. She was playing some really good tennis today." WTA story

*n38 Caroline Garcia FRA d n4 s4 Petra Kvitova CZE 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 Wed
*n21 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n5 s5 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-0, 6-4 Wed
n6 s6 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n22 n22 Venus Williams USA walkover—illness Tue
n7 s7 Lucie Safarova CZE d n44 wc CoCo Vandeweghe USA 6-4, 7-5 Wed
n8 a8 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n84 q Timea Babos HUN 6-4, 7-5 Wed
n15 s14 Elina Svitolina UKR d n25 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 7-6(6), 7-5 Wed
n16 s15 Andrea Petkovic GER d n31 Camila Giorgi ITA 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 Wed
*n23 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n19 Madison Keys USA 7-6(4), 6-4 Wed

Madison serving, and JJ launching a backhand

n20 Belinda Bencic SUI d n26 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-1, 6-4 Wed
n29 Sloane Stephens USA d n59 q Mona Barthel GER 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-2 Wed
*n41 q Anna K Schmiedlova SVK d n30 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-1, 6-3 Wed
n32 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n108 q Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Wed
n35 Karin Knapp ITA d n40 Daria Gavrilova RUS 6-4, 6-1 Wed
n45 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n51 LL Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 7-5, 6-4 Wed

Cincinnati, 3rd Round, Thu 11am
losers' prize: $26,090 US; points: 105
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n35 Karin Knapp ITA 6-0, 6-2

Serena driving a forehand

    Serena said: "More than anything I was just trying to stay positive and trying to have fun. I did so well here last year, so I just really want to stay in the tournament." WTA story

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n16 s15 Andrea Petkovic GER 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
n6 s6 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n29 Sloane Stephens USA 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Ana's backhand drive

    Ana said: "[Sloane] came out really strong today and was pushing me, and I was struggling to get the first hit on the ball at the start. But I hung in there and really tried to change things around, and I was able to do that in the second set. I'm really happy with this win and that I could play good tennis when I needed it." WTA story

n7 s7 Lucie Safarova CZE d n20 Belinda Bencic SUI 6-2 retired

Lucie driving a backhand

*n23 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n8 s8 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-2, 3-6, 7-5

JJ following a forehand

n15 s14 Elina Svitolina UKR d n38 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-0, 6-3
*n32 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n21 Victoria Azarenka BLR 1-6, 3-0 retired
n41 q Anna K Schmiedlova SVK d n45 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Anna's forehand drive

Cincinnati, QFs, Fri 11am
losers' prize: $54,170 US; points: 190
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n6 s6 Ana Ivanovic SRB 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Serena and Ana driving backhand and forehand

    Serena said: "Out of the previous nine times we've played I think we've gone three sets at least six times, so I know [Ana] plays really well. She knows what to do. She's been #1, she's won a Grand Slam. I knew it was going to be a big test for me today, and I'm really happy I was able to get through that." WTA story

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n32 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS 7-6(3), 6-2
*n15 s14 Elina Svitolina UKR d n7 s7 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-4, 2-6, 6-0

Elina after winning a point

n23 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n41 q Anna K Schmiedlova SVK 6-4, 6-2

JJ watching her backhand fly

Cincinnati, SFs, Sat 7pm
loser's prize: $120,500 US; points: 350
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n15 s14 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-4, 6-3

Elina and Serena driving backhands

    Serena said: "It's my third final in a row here, and it feels good to be back in the final! [Elina] was playing so well today, so I just tried to stay focused and stay aggressive, and I'm happy I won. To be honest I'm happy just to still be in the tournament. It's really exciting for me." WTA story

n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU d n23 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-1, 6-2

Simona serving, and JJ driving a forehand

Cincinnati, Final, Sun 3pm
loser's prize: $240,500 US; points: 585
winner's prize: $495,000 US; points: 900
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n3 s3 Simona Halep ROU 6-3, 7-6(5)

Simona serving, and Serena driving a backhand

Cincinnati, Doubles Final, Sun 1:45pm
losers' prize: $71,530 US
winners' prize: $141,600 US
Hao-Ching Chan & Yung-Jan Chan d s4 Casey Dellacqua & Yaroslava Shvedova 7-5, 6-4

Cincinnati, Qual Finals, Sun Aug 16 10am
losers' prizes: q1 $1,880 1pt; q2 $3,105 20pts; qualifier 30 points
n41 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova SVK d n77 Olga Govortsova BLR 6-4, 6-2
*n61 Casey Dellacqua AUS d n51 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
n57 Lucie Hradecka CZE d n65 Tatjana Maria GER 6-4, 6-4
n58 Christina McHale USA d n71 Polona Hercog SLO 7-6(9), 2-6, 6-4
n59 Mona Barthel GER d n75 Irina Falconi USA 6-4, 6-1
n60 Julia Goerges GER d n104 Sesil Karatantcheva BUL 6-4, 7-6(7)
*n78 Yulia Putintseva KAZ d n73 Kurumi Nara JPN 7-5, 1-0 retired
n81 Ana Konjuh CRO d n91 Misaki Doi JPN 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3
n84 Timea Babos HUN d n122 Aliaksandra Sasnovich BLR 7-6(2), 6-4
n86 Lauren Davis USA d n110 Nicole Gibbs USA 7-6(1), 6-4
*n108 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n90 Mariana Duque-Marino COL 6-1, 6-4
n103 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d n109 Jana Cepelova SVK 6-3, 6-0

Cincinnati, Withdrawals
n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS right leg injury
n12 Ekaterina Makarova RUS right leg injury
n27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS left leg injury

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