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Saturday’s OOP

Posted by irefusetotellyou on October 17, 2009

Linz:
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Petra Kvitova vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
2. Flavia Pennetta vs. Yanina Wickmayer
3. Groenefeld/Srebotnik vs. Shaughnessy/Vinci

Osaka:
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Francesca Schiavone vs. Sania Mirza
2. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Samantha Stosur
3. Scheepers/Spears vs. Coin/Johansson
4. Chuang/Raymond vs. Craybas/Tanasugarn

Shanghai:
Stadium Court (from 14.00hrs)
Knowle (AUT) / Melzer (AUT) vs. Frystenberg (POL) / Matkowski (POL)
Davydenko (RUS) vs. Djokovic (SRB) (NB 16.30hrs)
Nadal (ESP) vs. Lopez (ESP) (NB 20:00hrs)

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Thursday’s OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on October 15, 2009

Linz

Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Lucie Safarova vs. Urszula Radwanska
2. Alizé Cornet vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
3. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Alexandra Dulgheru
4. Flavia Pennetta vs. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (NB 20.15hrs)

Court 1 (from 14.30hrs)
1. Ioana Raluca Olaru vs. Julia Goerges
2. Errani/Olaru vs. Jans/Rosolska (NB 16.00hrs; after suitable rest)
3. Borwell/Kops-Jones vs. Shaughnessy/Vinci (NB 18.00hrs)

Osaka

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Jill Craybas vs. Mathilde Johansson
2. Chang Kai-Chen vs. Aleksandra Wozniak
3. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Katie O’Brien
4. Coin/Johansson vs. King/Mirza
5. Samantha Stosur vs. Akiko Morigami (NB 18.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Scheepers/Spears vs. Senoglu/Shvedova
2. Craybas/Tanasugarn vs. Czink/Grandin (NB 14.00hrs; after suitable rest)

Shanghai

shanghai oop

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Linz, Osaka: Bartoli, Schiavone, Mirza Into Quarterfinals

Posted by gauloises1 on October 15, 2009

Seeds Marion Bartoli, Francesca Schiavone and Melinda Czink are all through to the quarterfinals in Osaka, as is Sania Mirza, who defeated Viktoriya Kutuzova in straight sets. In Linz, Suarez Navarro and Sara Errani have made their quarterfinals, as has Petra Kvitova (who beat Safina at the US Open), defeating compatriot Iveta Benesova. And Agnieszka Radwanska, Alize Cornet, Yanina Wickmayer and Alexandra Dulgheru – who won Warsaw – all made it through the first round. So that’s all lovely.

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Linz

Singles – Second Round
(4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 63 64
Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (5) Iveta Benesova (CZE) 64 75
(8) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Tatjana Malek (GER) 63 60

Singles – First Round
(2) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 64 62
(3/WC) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 76(6) 64
Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Kristina Barrois (GER) 46 63 63
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d. Sybille Bammer (AUT) 63 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(3) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Dekmeijere/Pelletier (LAT/CAN)
46 64 107

Doubles – First Round
(1) Groenefeld/Srebotnik (GER/SLO) d. Govortsova/Poutchek (BLR/BLR)
63 76(7)
Shaughnessy/Vinci (USA/ITA) d. Goerges/Klemenschits (GER/AUT) 64 64

Osaka

Singles – Second Round
(2) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (WC) Kurumi Nara (JPN) 61 61
(4) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) 63 06 63
(7) Melinda Czink (HUN) d. Vania King (USA) 64 62
Sania Mirza (IND) d. Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) 64 63

Doubles – First Round
(1) Chuang/Raymond d. Chan/Date Krumm (TPE/JPN) 62 46 103
(2) King/Mirza (USA/IND) d. Oka/Yonemura (JPN/JPN) 60 76(5)
Chang/Zalameda (TPE/USA) d. (WC) Morigami/Nara (JPN/JPN) 63 64

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Linz (Not That One) Brings the LOLs

Posted by gauloises1 on October 14, 2009

Bless Austria. This is probably the best set of player party photos I’ve seen all year.

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I love her. Did she lose yet?

flavia

How Flavia makes this get-up drip sex is a mystery.

anna-lena groenefeld

I think I saw this in Eurovision this year.

ioana raluca olaru

Ioana and Ouanna should totally get together. Then they’d really wanna.

timea bacsinszky

Even in this innocent outfit, Bacsinszky still looks fresh from the crack den.

wicky

I want to fix the neckline of her dress so badly it’s killing me.

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The always-adorable Sorana Cirstea.

rezai

Probably the most normal thing Rezai has ever worn.

lucie

Think there’s any chance Lucie knows what that brown substance is?

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Crazy Dani Koellerer with Miss Austria 2009. Of course.

strange dancing hobbit

A dancing hobbit, for some reason.

alize cornet

hobbit and sorana

i have no idea who this is but its a brilliant face

And a good time was had by all.

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Wednesday’s OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on October 13, 2009

Linz

Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Kristina Barrois vs. Alizé Cornet
2. Monica Niculescu vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
3. Sybille Bammer vs. Alexandra Dulgheru (NB 16.00hrs)
4. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Timea Bacsinszky
5. Tatjana Malek vs. Sara Errani (NB 20.15hrs)

Court 1 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Olga Govortsova vs. Carla Suárez Navarro
2. Dekmeijere/Pelletier vs. Hlavackova/Hradecka
3. Iveta Benesova vs. Petra Kvitova
4. Groenefeld/Srebotnik vs. Govortsova/Poutchek
5. Goerges/Klemenschits vs. Shaughnessy/Vinci (NB 19.00hrs)

Osaka

Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Sania Mirza vs. Viktoriya Kutuzova
2. Chan Yung-Jan vs. Francesca Schiavone
3. Kurumi Nara vs. Marion Bartoli
4. Chuang/Raymond vs. Chan/Date Krumm
5. Chang/Zalameda vs. Morigami/Nara (NB 18.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Melinda Czink vs. Vania King
2. Oka/Yonemura vs. King/Mirza (NB 13.30hrs; after suitable rest)

Shanghai

shanghai oop

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Linz, Osaka: Cirstea Out, Wozniacki and Pennetta Through

Posted by gauloises1 on October 13, 2009

Sad news from Linz, where Sorana Cirstea lost 63 63 to qualifier Julia Goerges. Reportedly she was struggling with her serve, but that’s really not the point, because nobody should lose to Julia Goerges. The other seeds came through with no problems, including Safarova, Benesova and Pennetta, who rolled over Megan Shaughnessy 61 61.

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Still chasing that Doha spot …

The seeds are doing well in Osaka too, with Wozniacki, Bartoli, Wozniak and Stosur all through to the second round. Oh, and Jill Craybas beat Kimiko Date-Krumm 64 in the third in the battle of the oldies.

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Still doesn’t look good.

Linz

Singles – First Round
(1) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 61 61
(5) Iveta Benesova (CZE) d. (Q) Stephanie Gehrlein (GER) 75 60
(Q) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (6) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 63 63
(7) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (WC) Patricia Mayr (AUT) 62 61
(8) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 62 63
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 75 61
Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (Q) Petra Martic (CRO) 62 67(7) 62
Tatjana Malek (GER) d. (Q) Aravane Rezai (FRA) 75 75

Doubles – First Round
(2) Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) d. Kondratieva/U.Radwanska (RUS/POL) 62 61
(3) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Manasieva/Niculescu (RUS/ROU) 63 75
(4) Borwell/Kops-Jones (GBR/USA) d. Malek/Petkovic (GER/GER) 36 64 101
Errani/Olaru (ITA/ROU) d. (WC) Klaffner/Klaschka (AUT/GER) 61 63

Osaka

Singles – First Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 64 61
(2) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 63 75
(3) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. (LL) Alexandra Panova (RUS) 62 64
(6) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. (Q) Sophie Ferguson (AUS) 61 75
Vania King (USA) d. Julie Coin (FRA) 26 63 64
Jill Craybas (USA) d. (WC) Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 62 26 64
Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. Carly Gullickson (USA) 61 61
Akiko Morigami (JPN) d. (Q) Anastasia Rodionova (RUS) 64 46 62
(Q) Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 75 61
(WC) Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. (Q) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 76(5) 46 62

Doubles – First Round
(3) Senoglu/Shvedova (TUR/KAZ) d. Chan/Hwang (TPE/TPE) 61 64
Scheepers/Spears (RSA/USA) d. Gullickson/Kriz (USA/AUS) 46 61 107
Czink/Grandin (HUN/RSA) d. Tezuka/Yonemura (JPN/JPN) 64 62
Coin/Johansson (FRA/FRA) d. Chen/Fujiwara (TPE/JPN) 61 61

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Tuesday’s Elfless OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on October 13, 2009

Linz

Center Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Roberta Vinci vs. Anna-Lena Groenefeld
2. Arantxa Parra Santonja vs. Sara Errani
3. Julia Goerges vs. Sorana Cirstea
4. Flavia Pennetta vs. Meghann Shaughnessy (NB 17.00hrs)
5. Lucie Safarova vs. Patricia Mayr
6. Iveta Benesova vs. Stephanie Gehrlein (NB 20.15hrs)

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Olga Govortsova vs. Petra Martic
2. Tatjana Malek vs. Aravane Rezai
3. Manasieva/Niculescu vs. Hlavackova/Hradecka
4. Kondratieva/U.Radwanska vs. Jans/Rosolska
5. Errani/Olaru vs. Klaffner/Klaschka
6. Borwell/Kops-Jones vs. Malek/Petkovic

Osaka

Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Kurumi Nara
2. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Ayumi Morita
3. Kimiko Date Krumm vs. Jill Craybas
4. Galina Voskoboeva vs. Marion Bartoli
5. Akiko Morigami vs. Anastasia Rodionova (NB 18.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Chan Yung-Jan vs. Carly Gullickson
2. Sophie Ferguson vs. Aleksandra Wozniak
3. Samantha Stosur vs. Peng Shuai
4. Chan/Hwang vs. Senoglu/Shvedova
5. Coin/Johansson vs. Chen/Fujiwara

Court 2 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Tamarine Tanasugarn vs. Chang Kai-Chen
2. Julie Coin vs. Vania King
3. Tezuka/Yonemura vs. Czink/Grandin
4. Scheepers/Spears vs. Gullickson/Kriz

Shanghai

shanghai oop

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Linz, Osaka: Peer, Shvedova Out

Posted by gauloises1 on October 13, 2009

So I can’t find a single photo from today. Admittedly I have creeped myself out by thinking about Point Horror(s) and am now not looking that hard because I have to keep glancing over my shoulder in case, you know, there’s a shark with a pole there phoning me or something.

Anyway, not a madly exciting day today. In Linz, Carla Suarez Navarro actually won a match, as did Urszula Radwanska, putting out wildcard Yvonne Meusberger in straight sets. And in Osaka, we’re two seeds down already; Shahar Peer lost to Sania Mirza in a battle of I’m-more-famous-for-my-country-of-origin-than-my-tennis, and Yaroslava Shvedova went down to Mathilde Johansson. Maria Kirilenko was forced to retire against Viktoriya Kutuzova with a knee injury. And Katie O’Brien made a fool out of me by beating Alexa Glatch in straights. C’mon Tim!

Linz

Singles – First Round
(4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 62 64
Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 61 64
Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. (WC) Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 76(6) 61
Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU) d. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 62 26 61

Doubles – First Round
Barrois/Woehr (GER/GER) d. Beygelzimer/Klepac (UKR/SLO) 75 76(4)
Dekmeijere/Pelletier (LAT/CAN) d. Parra Santonja/Uhlirova (ESP/CZE)
75 46 107

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(1) Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 76(7) 64
(4) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 62 64
(6) Petra Martic (CRO) d. (WC) Nikola Hofmanova (AUT) 63 60
Stephanie Gehrlein (GER) d. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 62 64

Osaka

Singles – First Round
(4) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Anne Kremer (LUX) 75 62
Sania Mirza (IND) d. (5) Shahar Peer (ISR) 36 63 64
(7) Melinda Czink (HUN) vs. (WC) Ryoko Fuda (JPN) 64 64
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) d. (8) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 75 26 75
Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) d. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 62 ret. (knee injury)
Katie O’Brien (GBR) d. Alexa Glatch (USA) 63 64

Doubles – First Round
(4) Craybas/Tanasugarn (USA/THA) d. Haynes/Hsu (USA/TPE) 64 62

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(1) Anastasia Rodionova (RUS) d. (6) Alexandra Panova (RUS) 75 64

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A Point Horror Waiting To Happen

Posted by gauloises1 on October 12, 2009

Who here remembers Point Horror? The Lifeguard taught me that a great white shark can swim in six inches of water (OK, feet, but it’s a misunderstanding that has stayed with me for life). One of them, possibly Call Waiting, taught me that your boyfriend can phone you even if he’s dead (or alternatively the more feminist lesson that death is no excuse for not phoning). And The Funfair taught me that all it takes is one maniac with a pole and a good sense of timing to derail a roller-coaster and kill you and everyone you love. This is why I don’t swim in the ocean or go to funfairs.

Anyway, apparently they don’t have Point Horror in Italy or Belgium.

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Also, the tournament website seems to think that Linz is an European City of Culture this year. This is really the most cultural thing they could come up with?

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Monday’s OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on October 12, 2009

Linz

Center Court (from 11.30hrs)
1. Stephanie Gehrlein vs. Karolina Sprem (Singles Q Final)
2. Nikola Hofmanova vs. Petra Martic (Singles Q Final)
3. Petra Kvitova vs. Andrea Petkovic
4. Urszula Radwanska vs. Yvonne Meusburger (NB 17.00hrs)
5. Katarina Srebotnik vs. Carla Suárez Navarro (NB 18.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Julia Goerges vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Singles Q Final)
2. Aravane Rezai vs. Andrea Hlavackova (Singles Q Final)
3. Lucie Hradecka vs. Ioana Raluca Olaru
4. Barrois/Woehr vs. Beygelzimer/Klepac
5. Dekmeijere/Pelletier vs. Parra Santonja/Uhlirova

Osaka

Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Abigail Spears vs. Sophie Ferguson (Singles Q Final)
2. Shahar Peer vs. Sania Mirza (NB 11.00hrs)
3. Maria Kirilenko vs. Viktoriya Kutuzova
4. Melinda Czink vs. Ryoko Fuda

Court 1 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Chang Kai-Chen vs. Hsu Wen-Hsin (Singles Q Final)
2. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Kumiko Iijima (Singles Q Final; NB 11.00hrs)
3. Anne Kremer vs. Francesca Schiavone
4. Craybas/Tanasugarn vs. Haynes/Hsu

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Anastasia Rodionova vs. Alexandra Panova (Singles Q Final)
2. Katie O’Brien vs. Alexa Glatch
3. Mathilde Johansson vs. Yaroslava Shvedova

Shanghai

shanghai oop

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