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Bali Day Two: Rezai Into Semifinals

Posted by gauloises1 on November 6, 2009

Give it up for Aravane Rezai, who won her second round robin match today, defeating Melinda Czink 63 75 to solidify her position as the Group D semifinalist.

aravane rezai

Sadly this means that Licky’s last match of the season will be a meaningless round-robin against Czink tomorrow, but them’s the breaks.

None of the other groups have a semifinalist yet, meaning that there’s a lot riding on the final day of round-robin play. Magdalena Rybarikova is out of Group A after losing to Shahar Peer in straight sets today. Peer will face Bartoli to decide the semifinalist. 

magdalena rybarikovashahar peer

Similar situation in Group B, where Agnes Szavay lost her second round-robin match to Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez, 46 64 60. Martinez Sanchez (who won the doubles title last week in Doha) will take on Samantha Stosur tomorrow.

maria jose martinez sanchez

In Group C, the situation is a bit up in the air after Kimiko Date-Krumm pulled off the upset against Anabel Medina Garrigues today.

kimiko date krummanabel medina garrigues

Date-Krumm and Wickmayer both have one win, and Wickmayer has a match in hand, so if she (or alternate Vera Dushevina, quite possibly) can beat Medina Garrigues tomorrow, then into the semis Wicky/Vera will go. If Medina Garrigues wins, then … well, then maths of some fashion is done, I believe.

Round Robin – Day 2
Group A: Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 61 76(4)
Group B: María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d. Agnes Szavay (HUN) 46 64 60
Group C: (WC) Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) d. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 64 63
Group D: Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 63 75

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WTA Week Ahead: Bali Draw Set

Posted by gauloises1 on November 3, 2009

The draw for the inaugural 12-woman ‘Tournament of Champions’ in Bali was held today. For those not clear what the hell is going on with this one … nobody really knows. It’s for WTA players who have won one or more International-level tournaments and are ranked quite highly, or something.

Anyway, each of the ladies has won at least one International level title and sits around the 10-20 mark in the rankings, except for the wildcards Sabine Lisicki (who in fairness won Charleston and made a Wimbledon quarterfinal) and Kimiko Date-Krumm (who, in fairness, is old). It’s a second-tier Doha, basically, and the field doesn’t look bad.

bali field

Each of the top four seeds – Marion Bartoli, Sam Stosur, Yanina Wickmayer and Sabine Lisicki – heads a round-robin group, and play starts Thursday. The winner of each group advances to the semifinals on Saturday and so on.

These are the groups:

A: Marion Bartoli (Monterrey, Australian Open QF), Shahar Peer (Guangzhou, Tashkent), Magdalena Rybarikova (Birmingham)
B: Samantha Stosur (Osaka, French Open SF), Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (Bogota, Bastad), Agnes Szavay (Budapest)
C: Yanina Wickmayer (Estoril, Linz, US Open SF), Anabel Medina Garrigues (Fes), Kimiko Date Krumm (Seoul)
D: Sabine Lisicki (Charleston, Wimbledon QF), Melinda Czink (Quebec City), Aravane Rezai (Strasbourg)

And now have some photos of the players looking lovely.

kimiko date krumm


sabine lisicki

My girl Licky.

szavay bartoli

Agnes Szavay and Marion Bartoli with other people.

melinda czink

Melinda Czink.

yanina wickmayer

Wicky, cleaning up nicely …

So that’s Bali.

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LBDs in Osaka

Posted by gauloises1 on October 13, 2009

The laydeez promoting the HP Open in Osaka:

osaka ladies2

osaka ladies3

osaka ladies

I’m assuming the tournament asked them all to show in black, which was a smart move – with some minor hiccups, like whatever it is Schiavs is wearing and Marion’s navy blue – because they look lovely. I even like Caroline Wozniacki’s dress, and Kimiko Date-Krumm looks fab. Like a sexy hairdresser.

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Posted by gauloises1 on September 28, 2009

(Thanks/blame to jewell for the post title.)

Apparently, while I was drinking and crying and drinking and so forth, Kimiko Date Krumm beat Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Kirilenko, and Anabel Medina Garrigues to win the 2009 Hansol Korea Open in Seoul.


She’s almost 40, which makes her the second oldest woman (behind Billie Jean King) to win a WTA singles title. Wow.




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Thursday WTA Results: Kimiko, Kimiko

Posted by gauloises1 on September 24, 2009

Sorry about skipping yesterday. I was somewhat drunk.

But anyway! Probably the biggest news from today is that Kimiko Date-Krumm, who is coming up rapidly on her 39th birthday, is into the quarterfinals courtesy of upsetting Alisa Kleybanova, 46 76(3) 63, coming back from 5-2 down in the second and saving a match point on Kleybanova’s serve. Great stuff.


Defending champion Maria Kirilenko is also through when Francesca Schiavone was forced to retire, and Dushevina and Daniela Hantuchova complete the line-up. Pas mal, Seoul. Pas mal.

In Tashkent, Shahar Peer kept her winning streak going and Olga Govortsova also had a straight sets win for the quarters. Qualifier Alexandra Panova and her desserty surname knocked out seventh seed Patricia Mayr, and local fave Akgul Amandurova beat Bychkova.



Singles – Second Round
(1) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 61 61
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. (3) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 61 12 ret. (right hamstring strain)
Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) d. (5) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 46 76(4) 63
(7) Vera Dushevina (RUS) d. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 75 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(2) Chuang/Yan (TPE/CHN) d. Petkovic/Rybarikova (GER/SVK) 46 63 1210
(3) Kleybanova/Makarova (RUS/RUS) d. Grandin/Haynes (RSA/USA) 63 63
Chan/Spears (TPE/USA) d. (4) Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) 63 76(4)


Singles – Second Round
(2) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Kathrin Woerle (GER) 62 64
(4) Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Vesna Manasieva (RUS) 62 63
(Q) Alexandra Panova (RUS) d. (7) Patricia Mayr (AUT) 75 61
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) d. Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) 46 75 76(4)

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Govortsova/Poutchek (BLR/BLR) d. (1) Senoglu/Shvedova (TUR/KAZ) 64 46 104
Diatchenko/Dzehalevich (RUS/BLR) d. (2) Amanmuradova/Kustova (UZB/BLR) 62 16 108
Ar.Rodionova/Savchuk (RUS/UKR) d. Fedak/Manasieva (UKR/RUS) 61 61

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Wednesday WTA Results: Why, Pavs, Why?

Posted by gauloises1 on September 24, 2009

Pavs lost. Rybarikova won. Hantuchova won. Rodionova lost, Voskoboeva lost and Peer won. That is the results of the day, ordered by how much I care about them (orientation up to you).


This may or may not be Kimiko Date-Krumm.


Singles – Second Round
(2) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 63 61
Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. (6) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 26 64 61
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. (8) Sybille Bammer (AUT) 61 75
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) d. (Q) Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) 67(5) 64 63

Singles – First Round
(1) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 64 46 62
Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) d. (WC) Lee Ye-Ra (KOR) 63 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Gullickson/Kriz (USA/AUS) d. (1) Groenefeld/Srebotnik (GER/SLO) w/o (Srebotnik: right shoulder injury)

Doubles – First Round
(3) Kleybanova/Makarova (RUS/RUS) d. (WC) Kim/Lee (KOR/KOR) 62 75
(4) Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) d. Cirstea/Shaughnessy (ROU/USA) 62 46 119
Petkovic/Rybarikova (GER/SVK) d. Han/Zhang (CHN/CHN) 63 57 106
Chan/Spears (TPE/USA) d. Ferguson/Maekawa (AUS/JPN) 62 62
Grandin/Haynes (RSA/USA) d. Hsu/Namigata (TPE/JPN) 63 64


Singles – Second Round
(1) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) 75 62
(5) Stefanie Voegele (SUI) d. (WC) Nigina Abduraimova (UZB) 62 57 63
(6) Monica Niculescu (RUS) d. Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 61 64
Darya Kustova (BLR) d. (8) Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 16 63 76(9)

Singles – First Round
(2) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Maret Ani (EST) 61 62
(4) Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (Q) Arina Rodionova (RUS) 63 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Niculescu/Rolle (ROU/USA) d. Camerin/Palkina (ITA/KGZ) walkover (Camerin: left adductor injury)

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Licky Wins, Outfit Twin Loses

Posted by gauloises1 on August 5, 2009

So Licky gave us all a scare against Kimiko Date-Krumm, but came through in the end, winning the third set 75.



I’ve missed her little face.


For future reference, this is Kimiko Date-Krumm.


Oh, and Melanie Oudin – the young short American who beat JJ at Wimbledon, I believe – gave a good account of herself against Daniela Hantuchova but lost in the end.



Regardless of what else her season may have in store, Dani is doing a good job of proving that she can still beat up on the next generation, isn’t she?

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