2015 WTA New Haven Open Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    


  WTA Aug 23-29: New Haven

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n4 Petra Kvitova CZE
n7 Karolina Pliskova CZE
n14 Timea Bacsinszky SUI
n16 Sara Errani ITA
n19 Madison Keys USA
n20 Elina Svitolina UKR
n24 Eugenie Bouchard CAN
n26 Flavia Pennetta ITA
n27 Alize Cornet FRA
n28 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU
n31 Camila Giorgi ITA
n42 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL
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New Haven:

#6 Lucie Safarova
5'9" 137lb LH 2H-BH
New Haven:

#4 Petra Kvitova
6'0" 154lb LH 2H-BH

    On Saturday at Yale University, in the final of the Connecticut Open, the 2014 & 2012 New Haven champion (and 2014 Wimbledon champ), 25 year old 2nd (top) seeded #4 (career high: #2) Petra Kvitova from Fulnek, Czech Republic, defeated the 2015 champion at Doha (and French Open finalist), 28 year old 4th seeded #6 (career high: #6) Lucie Safarova from Brno, Czech Republic, 6(6)-7, 6-2, 6-2 (Lucie is shown during the match; Petra is shown holding the glassware afterward).

    Petra's prize is $120,000; Lucie's prize is $64,000.

    Petra said: "In the important moments, I really served well."

    Lucie said: "I made a couple of mistakes, and [Petra] just took the opportunity."

    Petra now leads Lucie 7-0 in career matches. Their previous meeting was last year on a chlorophyll court in the semifinals of The Championships at Wimbledon, when Petra defeated Lucie 7-6(6), 6-1.

    Petra is now 17-5 in WTA singles finals; she has a 30-10 singles match record this season. Lucie is now 6-9 in WTA singles finals. Her singles match record in 2015 is 31-16.

    Petra will play qualifier #126 Laura Siegemund of Germany in the 1st round of the US Open on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday in the 1st round at Flushing Meadows, Lucie will play #46 Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine (whom Lucie defeated in the semifinals at New Haven on Friday.)


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  Yale University tennis courts, New Haven, CT Lat.: 41.311203 Lon.: -72.959561

    New Haven: The main draw for New Haven has 8 seeds, with 2 1st-round byes. There are 6 qualifiers and 4 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Sunday - and main draw play begins on Sunday. Yale University interactive campus map

2013: On Friday, Aug 16 at Yale, Sabine Lisicki did the player rep thing at the New Haven Open main draw ceremony...
New Haven, 1st Rd, Sun-Tue noon
loser's prize: $5,385 US; points: 1
n5 s3 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n51 wc Alison Riske USA 6-0, 6-2

Caro driving a backhand

    Caro said: "I know [Alison's] beaten Top 10 players before, so I went into this match knowing I had to stay close to the baseline, get a lot of returns deep and just not let her into the match. I think I played really well tonight. I'm definitely happy with my performance." WTA story

n6 s4 wc Lucie Safarova CZE d n36 Daria Gavrilova RUS 6-3, 6-4 Mon
n7 s5 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n65 q Polona Hercog SLO 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 Mon
*n39 Caroline Garcia FRA d n14 s6 Timea Bacsinszky SUI 6-3, 6-1 Mon
n15 s7 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n46 CoCo Vandeweghe USA 6-0, 6-2 Mon
*n40 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n16 Sara Errani ITA 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Mon
n19 Madison Keys USA d n20 Elina Svitolina UKR 7-6(4), 4-2 retired—low back injury Mon

Madison about to swat a backhand

*n45 q Roberta Vinci ITA d n24 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 6-1, 6-0 Mon

Roberta after match point

*n50 q Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n26 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6(2)-7, 6-3, 6-1 Mon
n27 Alize Cornet FRA d n77 q Yulia Putintseva RUS 2-6, 6-0, 6-2 Mon
n28 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU d n33 Zarina Diyas KAZ 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 Sun
*n38 Barbora Strycova CZE d n31 Camila Giorgi ITA 6-2, 7-5 Sun
*n59 sr Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n42 T Pironkova BUL 7-6(6), 6(5)-7, 6-3 Sun
*n248 q Olga Savchuk UKR d n70 q Olga Govortsova BLR 4-6, 6-3, 4-0 retired—cramping Mon

New Haven, 2nd Rd, Tue noon, Wed 1pm
losers' prize: $9,700 US; points: 55
n4 s2 Petra Kvitova CZE d n19 Madison Keys USA 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Wed
n5 s3 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n45 q Roberta Vinci ITA 6-4, 6(6)-7, 7-6(7) Wed

Caroline's backhand drive

n6 s4 wc Lucie Safarova CZE d n28 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n7 s5 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n248 q Olga Savchuk UKR 6-4, 6-1 Wed
n15 s7 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n27 Alize Cornet FRA 6-4, 6-2 Wed

Agnieszka driving a backhand

    Agnieszka said: "It's always a lot of running against [Alize], but in the important moments, I think I was playing really good aggressive tennis. The first set was very close, so I think that was another key to the win today." WTA story

*n44 LL Lesia Tsurenko UKR d n38 Barbora Strycova CZE 6-3, 6-0 Tue

Lesia driving a forehand

n39 Caroline Garcia FRA d n50 q Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 7-6(5), 6-4 Tue
*n59 sr Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n40 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 2-6, 7-6(1), 7-5 Tue

Domi driving a backhand

New Haven, QFs, Thu 1pm
losers' prize: $18,220 US; points: 100
n4 s2 Petra Kvitova CZE d n15 s7 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 7-5, 6-4

Petra driving a forehand

    Petra said: "It wasn't only about the serve today. [Agnieszka] was returning really well. It was a good match from both of us, and I'm happy that I'm in the semifinals." WTA story

n5 s3 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n39 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-3, 6-0
n6 s4 wc Lucie Safarova CZE d n59 sr Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6(4)-7, 6-4, 7-5

Lucie and Domi driving backhand and forehand

    Lucie said: "I was just fighting for each point because I know [Dominika is] a big fighter, and my [head-to-head] score wasn't positive against her. So I'm really happy to pull this out." WTA story

*n44 LL Lesia Tsurenko UKR d n7 s5 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-2, 6-2

Lesia after match point

New Haven, SFs, Fri 1pm & 7pm
losers' prize: $33,865 US; points: 185
n4 s2 Petra Kvitova CZE d n5 s3 wc Caroline Wozniacki DEN 7-5, 6-1

Caro driving a forehand, and Petra about to swat a backhand

n6 s4 wc Lucie Safarova CZE d n44 LL Lesia Tsurenko UKR 6-2, 7-6(4)

Lesia driving a forehand, and Petra about to swat a backhand

    After winning the 1st set, Lucie took a double break lead in the 2nd. But Lesia broke back twice, and took the set to a tiebreaker. Lucie said: "I had to go back to bascis to calm myself down. I just had to start to play more aggressive and go for the shots." WTA story

New Haven, Final, Sat 3pm+
loser's prize: $64,000 US; points: 305
winner's prize: $120,000 US; points: 470
n4 s2 Petra Kvitova CZE d n6 s4 wc Lucie Safarova CZE 6(6)-7, 6-2, 6-2

Lucie and Petra driving backhands

New Haven, Doubles Final, Sat
losers' prize: $20,000 US
winners' prize: $38,000 US
s4 Julia Goerges & Lucie Hradecka d Chia-Jung Chuan & Chen Liang 6-3, 6-1

New Haven, Qualifying Finals, Sun Aug 23 11am
losers' prizes: q1 $635 1pt; q2 $1,010 13pts; q3 $2,210 18pts; qualifier 25 points
*n77 Yulia Putintseva RUS d n44 Lesia Tsurenko UKR 6-1, 6-0
n45 Roberta Vinci ITA d n56 Johanna Larsson SWE 7-6(3), 6-3
*n70 Olga Govortsova BLR d n49 Carina Witthoeft GER 6-0, 6-4
n50 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n61 Christina McHale USA 6-2, 6-4
*n65 Polona Hercog SLO d n63 Annika Beck GER 6-3, 6-1
*n248 Olga Savchuk UKR d n92 Magda Linette POL 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

New Haven, Withdrawals
n3 s1 Simona Halep ROU left thigh injury
n12 Belinda Bencic SUI right wrist injury
n13 Ekaterina Makarova RUS right lower leg injury
n30 Sloane Stephens USA

    (March 21, 2013) The WTA Dallas tourney has folded and the WTA is seeking a new venue to take over that week on the schedule. Also, the New Haven tourney is seeking to have their prize money reduced from $690,000 to $235,000. Tennis.com story

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