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A Bad Day to Be KK. Or CSN. Or British.

Posted by gauloises1 on July 20, 2009

Actually, that could be pretty much any day, couldn’t it?

Anyway, remember Kaia Kanepi? Remember when she went quite deep in Dubai and was quite good? No, me neither. She fell to Olga Govortsova 61 62, and Lucie Safarova accounted for token Tim Katie O’Brien. Still needs a sandwich though.

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Tatjana Malek accounted for Carla Suarez Navarro, the fifth seed in Bad Gastein. And it was a good day for the Germans in Hamburg, with no less than four making it through to the second round (the sole objection being Bjorn Phau). Wildcards Daniel Brands and Simon Greul had a particularly good day, accounting for Victor Crivoi and Janko Tipsarevic respectively. Auf gehts and all that.

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This might be Brands. I’m honestly not sure.

Portoroz

Singles – First Round
(1) Dinara Safina (RUS) d. (WC) Tadeja Majeric (SLO) 60 64
Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (3) Kaia Kanepi (EST) 61 62
(6) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Katie O’Brien (GBR) 64 64
Rossana de los Ríos (PAR) d. Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) 57 64 76(6)
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Masa Zec Peskiric (SLO) 62 64
(WC) Petra Martic (CRO) d. Kristina Barrois (GER) 63 64

Doubles – First Round
(1) Dushevina/Voskoboeva (RUS/KAZ) d. Kucova/Stoop (SVK/GBR) 64 62
(3) Goerges/Uhlirova (GER/CZE) d. Bovina/Kanepi (RUS/EST) 64 67(4) 103
Ivanova/Tatishvili (RUS/GEO) d. Rodionova/Voegele (RUS/SUI) 60 75
Hercog/Martic (SLO/CRO) d. Brianti/Camerin (ITA/ITA) 76(7) 16 106

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(8) Ksenia Pervak (RUS) d. (1) Kristina Kucova (SVK) 64 46 76(0)
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) d. (2) Angelique Kerber (GER) 63 62
(3) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) d. Ana Vrljic (CRO) 62 61
(5) Vesna Manasieva (RUS) d. (4) Regina Kulikova (RUS) 41 ret. (right ankle sprain)

Bad Gastein

Singles – First Round
Tatjana Malek (GER) d. (5) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 26 62 64
Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU) d. Marta Domachowska (POL) 57 64 63
Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. Sandra Kloesel (GER) 64 63

Doubles – First Round
Domachowska/Grandin (POL/RSA) d. Kondratieva/Lefèvre (RUS/FRA) 61 61
Brozda/Kiszczynska (POL/POL) d. Jidkova/Klaschka (RUS/GER) 75 76(5)
Kloesel/Tvaroskova (GER/SVK) d. (WC) Klaffner/Sevastova (AUT/LAT) 62 76(5)

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(2) Carmen Klaschka (GER) d. (7) Nathalie Vierin (ITA) 75 64
(3) Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE) d (5) Tereza Hladikova (CZE) 60 61
(8) Sharon Fichman (CAN) d. Natasa Zoric (SRB) 60 61
Lenka Jurikova (SVK) d. Lenka Tvaroskova (SVK) 61 64

Hamburg

Singles – First Round
T Gabashvili (RUS) d A Seppi (ITA) 63 61
[WC] D Brands (GER) d [Q] V Crivoi (ROU) 46 64 61
[Q] P Cuevas (URU) d B Phau (GER) 76(0) 64
I Navarro (ESP) d S Darcis (BEL) 64 64
P Petzschner (GER) d F Serra (FRA) 76(3) 62
[Q] P Riba (ESP) d [Q] E Korolev (RUS) 76(3) 62
[Q] P Starace (ITA) d M Gonzalez (ARG) 57 64 63
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d C Rochus (BEL) 64 62
J Hernych (CZE) d [WC] K Krawietz (GER) 60 46 63
[WC] S Greul (GER) d J Tipsarevic (SRB) 26 63 63
[Q] M Granollers (ESP) d M Vassallo Arguello (ARG) 64 64
A Beck (GER) d O Hernandez (ESP) 67(3) 64 64

Doubles – First Round
J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) vs [4] L Dlouhy (CZE) / D Skoch (CZE)

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WTA Monday Results: Prague, Palermo

Posted by gauloises1 on July 13, 2009

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Nothing too earth-shattering to report today. In Palermo, fourth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was forced to retire when 63 40 down to Alberta Brianti, about which I am still sulking. And Arantxa Rus, who is a player I have heard a lot about but have yet to actually see, made it through the final round of qualifying into the main draw.

In Prague, second and fourth seeds Sybille Bammer and Carla Suarez Navarro survived tough three-set matches with Pironkova and Warsaw champion Dulgheru respectively, while the seed who had arguably the toughest match-up – Shahar Peer, who bagelled Cornet recently, although I know that doesn’t count for much – came through in straights. Well done Francesca Schiavone.

Palermo

Singles – First Round
Alberta Brianti (ITA) d. (4) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 63 40 ret.
(7) Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 62 64
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (WC) Corinna Dentoni (ITA) 63 62

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(1) Arantxa Rus (NED) d. (8) Catalina Castaño (COL) 63 26 61
(5) Olga Savchuk (UKR) d. (2) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 63 75
(3) Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) d. (7) Ksenia Palkina (KGZ) 60 63
(6) Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS) d. (4) Irina Begu (ROU) 16 62 64

Prague

Singles – First Round
(1) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 75 63
(2) Sybille Bammer (AUT) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 26 76(2) 75
(4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 46 63 63
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. (WC) Kristina Kucova (SVK) 75 64

Doubles – First Round
(3) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Krauth/Nooni (ARG/SWE) 63 62
Kondratieva/Lefèvre (RUS/FRA) d. Birnerova/Hrdinova (CZE/CZE) 64 26 107
Klemenschits/Malek (AUT/GER) d. Barrois/Voegele (GER/SUI) 63 57 119
Brozda/Kiszczynska (POL/POL) d. Frankova/Henke (CZE/GER) 63 62
(WC) Kvitova/Vaidisova (CZE/CZE) d. Ivanova/Lapushchenkova (RUS/RUS)
64 36 108

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Thursday Results: Bastad, Budapest

Posted by gauloises1 on July 9, 2009

There is no Wednesday in my world.

Bastad

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The Stella McCartney-off (this time it’s fashionable) ended the same way as the first. Yep, good decision there Adidas. And CSN was downed by a woman with even more names. But hey, Flavs is still in!

Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 75 76(4)
Gisela Dulko (ARG) d. (2) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 67(5) 63 76(6)
(3) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 64 62
María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d. (7) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP)
46 63 60

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) d. Schiavone/Suárez Navarro (ITA/ESP) 76(3) 62
Kondratieva/Lefèvre (RUS/FRA) d. (4) Cirstea/Wozniacki (ROU/DEN) 46 64 108

Budapest

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Another fashion fail from Fila. Or is that the same one?

Singles – Second Round
(1/WC) Patty Schnyder (SUI) d. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 63 62
(4) Agnes Szavay (HUN) d. Tathiana Garbin (ITA) 76(2) 57 75
(5) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 46 64 64
(Q) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Patricia Mayr (AUT) 06 63 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(2) Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR/UKR) d. Mayr/Pironkova (AUT/BUL)
61 16 106
Fichman/Marosi (CAN/HUN) d. (3) Safarova/Voskoboeva (CZE/KAZ) w/o (Safarova: thigh strain)
Koryttseva/Olaru (UKR/ROU) d. (4) Gallovits/Peer (ROU/ISR) 26 64 102

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People's Saturday: XXcessive Behaviour

Posted by gauloises1 on June 28, 2009

And now to round up on the distaff side … In the battle of wounded knees, Venus Williams got her revenge on Carla Suarez Navarro, bagelling in the first and winning the second 64 with some lovely, relentlessly aggressive tennis.

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Dinara Safina beat Kirsten “Baltacha-Beater” Flipkens in straights and Agnieszka Radwanska took care of Li Na Na Li. Also through in straights were Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic. Wozniacki over Medina Garrigues was unsurprising, but I thought Stosur’s performance against Ivanovic was very disappointing. Great serving from the Serb though.

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The match of the day for me though was (obviously) Momo vs. Flavia Pennetta … two fantastic women with games I love. Seriously, I could have taken a bath in that match-up. Momo came through 75 63, but it was a much closer encounter than the score suggests and both women were clearly tense. In the end, the difference mainly came down to Momo’s ability to serve big when she had break points against her, and attack Flavia when she was under threat. The crowd chanted “Amelie, Amelie, Amelie” as she left the court, which was lovely … yes, we love our Momo at Wimbledon.

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And my imaginary girlfriend is into the second week. Allez!

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RG Day Six: Azarenka in Purgatory

Posted by gauloises1 on May 30, 2009

Yes, “jail” has now been upgraded.

Victoria Azarenka’s match with Carla Suarez Navarro was called off at one set all. Which is pretty good news for Azarenka, as it was pretty much a meltdown until late in the second set, when she did what I love seeing players do – somehow pulled her game together and clawed her way back in to even up the match.

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I hope she gets it together tomorrow. She’s just so watchable.

Sometimes in the same sense as a car crash or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. But still.

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