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Flavia, Caro Kick It Off On Clay

Posted by gauloises1 on April 12, 2010

Flavia Pennetta d. Carla Suarez Navarro, 62 46 63

She’s lovely, and she wrote a nice blog. That’s really all I’ve got.

Oh – and sadly top seed Victoria Azarenka was forced to retire 4-0 up on Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez with a thigh injury. Get well soon, Vika.

Caroline Wozniacki d. Olga Govortsova, 62 75

She … won.

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Casablanca et al: Thursday’s Results, Friday’s OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on April 9, 2010

The (mildly hilarious) shock of the day has to be Kim Clijsters losing to 258th-ranked Spanish qualifier Beatriz Garcia Vidagany, who is playing her first WTA tour tournament ever – so that consistency thing remains a work in progress, eh, Kim? Simona Halep had another good win, this time over the slumping Sorana Cirstea, and lucky loser Varvara Lepchenko is making the best of things in Ponte Vedra Beach. On the men’s side, Stan Wawrinka survived a bagel from a qualifier and Official NB Pick For Casablanca Champion Richard Gasquet put in another crushing win. Lleyton Hewitt was not so rusty in his first match back after hip surgery, and Zeballos and Gonzo will be playing in a frankly hot quarterfinal. That is all.

Full Results – ATP

Casablanca

Singles – Second Round
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [Q] M Klizan (SVK) 64 06 64
[3] V Hanescu (ROU) d [Q] J Nieminen (FIN) 26 63 62
[WC] R El Amrani (MAR) d J Hajek (CZE) 63 26 62
R Gasquet (FRA) d A Golubev (KAZ) 61 61

Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) d [2] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 64 63
R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d P Marx (GER) / I Zelenay (SVK) 63 64

Houston

Singles – Second Round
[1] F Gonzalez (CHI) d [Q] K Anderson (RSA) 64 46 64
X Malisse (BEL) d [2] J Isner (USA) 76(3) 67(7) 76(3)
[3] S Querrey (USA) d B Kavcic (SLO) 62 61
[4] [WC] L Hewitt (AUS) d [LL] S Devvarman (IND) 16 60 76(2)
[6] H Zeballos (ARG) d D Sela (ISR) 63 62
W Odesnik (USA) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) 61 75

Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] S Huss (AUS) / W Moodie (RSA) d H Zeballos (ARG) / M Zverev (GER) 63 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[WC] N Healey (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) d D Istomin (UZB) / A Motti (ITA) 64 76(5)

WTA

Marbella

Singles – Second Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (WC) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 62 64
(2) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. (Q) Laura Pous Tio (ESP) 62 62
(Q) Beatriz García Vidagany (ESP) d. (3/WC) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 75 46 64
Sara Errani (ITA) d. (7) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 61 76(1)
(8) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 64 76(2)
(Q) Simona Halep (ROU) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 64 76(4)

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Kondratieva/Shvedova (RUS/KAZ) d. Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) 60 64

Doubles – First Round
(2) Ruano Pascual/Shaughnessy (ESP/USA) d. Malek/Sfar (GER/TUN) 26 75 1210

Ponte Vedra Beach

Singles – Second Round
(4) Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 63 62
(8) Melanie Oudin (USA) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 26 75 75
Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (Q) Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 62 62
(LL) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Angelique Kerber (GER) 61 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Mattek-Sands/Yan (USA/CHN) d. (WC) Cibulkova/Morita (SVK/JPN) 62 61
Borwell/Kops-Jones (GBR/USA) d. Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (GER/CZE) 63 36 108

Today’s OOP is brought to you by Gonzo’s poorly knee.

Casablanca

Houston

ORDER OF PLAY – APRIL 9, 2010
Stadium Court – Start 12:00 noon
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs (3) Sam Querrey (USA)
(4) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (CHI)
Wayne Odesnik (USA) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Not Before 6 p.m.
(1) Bob Bryan (USA) & Mike Bryan (USA) vs Nathan Healey (AUS) & Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
(1) Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs (6) Horacio Zeballos (ARG)

Marbella

Centre Court (from 13.00hrs)
1. Tatjana Malek vs. Carla Suárez Navarro
2. Simona Halep vs. Flavia Pennetta
3. Victoria Azarenka vs. María José Martínez Sánchez
4. Sara Errani vs. Beatriz García Vidagany

Court 1 (NB 13.30hrs)
1. Lefèvre/Niculescu vs. Ruano Pascual/Shaughnessy

Ponte Vedra Beach

Stadium (from 11.00hrs)
1. Varvara Lepchenko vs. Olga Govortsova
2. Elena Vesnina vs. Melanie Oudin (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Aleksandra Wozniak vs. Dominika Cibulkova (NB 15.00hrs)
4. Dekmeijere/Schnyder vs. Chuang/Peng
5. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (NB 19.00hrs)

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Casablanca et al: Wednesday’s Results, Thursday’s OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on April 8, 2010

Rain hit Houston yesterday, postponing Lleyton Hewitt’s first match back from hip surgery but fortunately not interfering with two extremely WTF matches, one being Nicolas Massu’s agonising three-set victory over Ryan Sweeting and the other being Chela v Schwank … on which more later. In Marbella, Tatjana Malek upset new top-20 lady Aravane Rezai and Kim Clijsters won her first match on clay since the Mumback. And in Ponte Vedra Beach, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova made her fourth quarter-final of 2010. Check out little miss consistency.

Full Results – ATP

Casablanca

Singles – Second Round
[2] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d M Granollers (ESP) 63 62
[4] L Kubot (POL) d A Clement (FRA) 64 61
[8] F Serra (FRA) d S Robert (FRA) 26 61 63
P Starace (ITA) d O Hernandez (ESP) 62 61

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d L Friedl (CZE) / D Skoch (CZE) 62 64
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) d C Fleming (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR) 62 64
R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d S Greul (GER) / P Luczak (AUS) 63 62
P Marx (GER) / I Zelenay (SVK) d T Bednarek (POL) / M Kowalczyk (POL) 61 67(2) 10-7

Houston

Singles – Second Round
B Kavcic (SLO) vs [3] S Querrey (USA) – postponed to Thursday
[4] [WC] L Hewitt (AUS) vs [LL] S Devvarman (IND) – postponed to Thursday
J Chela (ARG) d [7] E Schwank (ARG) 61 67(5) 61
N Massu (CHI) d [Q] R Sweeting (USA) 67(5) 76(3) 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d M Damm (CZE) / F Polasek (SVK) 64 63
H Zeballos (ARG) / M Zverev (GER) d [2] M Fish (USA) / M Knowles (BAH) w/o (Fish – leg)
[3] S Huss (AUS) / W Moodie (RSA) d [WC] R Harrison (USA) / D Young (USA) 63 67(4) 10-8

Doubles – First Round
H Zeballos (ARG) / M Zverev (GER) d S Lipsky (USA) / T Rettenmaier (USA) 75 64

Full Results – WTA

Marbella

Singles – Second Round
Tatjana Malek (GER) d. (4) Aravane Rezai (FRA) 64 62
(5) María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d. Alberta Brianti (ITA) 60 62

Singles – First Round
(2) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 63 61
(3/WC) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 64 67(1) 62
(Q) Laura Pous Tio (ESP) d. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 61 63
(Q) Beatriz García Vidagany (ESP) d. Kristina Barrois (GER) 75 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Domachowska/Rosolska (POL/POL) d. (1) Jans/Uhlirova (POL/CZE) 26 64 119
(3) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Hercog/Martic (SLO/CRO) 76(5) 76(2)

Ponte Vedra Beach

Singles – Second Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 63 61
(3) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 63 63
(5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 76(4) 46 62
(6) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. (WC) Ayumi Morita (JPN) 26 63 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Hlavackova/Savchuk (CZE/UKR) d. Dzehalevich/Pelletier (BLR/CAN) 64 46 108

Doubles – First Round
(1) Mattek-Sands/Yan (USA/CHN) d. Grandin/Spears (RSA/USA) 75 62
Dekmeijere/Schnyder (LAT/SUI) d. Ditty/Gullickson (USA/USA) 63 67(2) 107

Today’s OOP is brought to you by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s death glare.

Casablanca

Houston

ORDER OF PLAY – APRIL 8, 2010
Stadium Court – Start 12:00 noon
Dudi Sela (ISR) vs (6) Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
(4) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs (LL) Somdev Devvarman (IND)
Blaz Kavcic (SLO) vs (3) Sam Querrey (USA)
Not Before 6 p.m.
Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs (2) John Isner (USA)
(1) Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs (Q) Kevin Anderson (RSA)

Court 3 – Start 1:00 pm
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs Wayne Odesnik (USA)
After Appropriate Rest
(3) Stephen Huss (AUS) & Wesley Moodie (RSA) vs Horacio Zeballos (ARG) & Mischa Zverev (GER)
After Appropriate Rest
Denis Istomin (UZB) & Alessandro Motti (ITA) vs Nathan Healey (AUS) & Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)

Marbella

Centre Court (from 13.00hrs)
1. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Sara Errani
2. Beatriz García Vidagany vs. Kim Clijsters
3. Laura Pous Tio vs. Flavia Pennetta
4. Victoria Azarenka vs. Estrella Cabeza Candela

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Sorana Cirstea vs. Simona Halep
2. Malek/Sfar vs. Ruano Pascual/Shaughnessy
3. Polona Hercog vs. Carla Suárez Navarro
4. Dominguez Lino/Parra Santonja vs. Kondratieva/Shvedova

Ponte Vedra Beach

Stadium (from 11.00hrs)
1. Anna Tatishvili vs. Olga Govortsova
2. Elena Vesnina vs. Julia Goerges
3. Varvara Lepchenko vs. Angelique Kerber
4. Borwell/Kops-Jones vs. Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (after suitable rest)
5. Peng Shuai vs. Melanie Oudin (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Mattek-Sands/Yan vs. Cibulkova/Morita

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Casablanca et al: Tuesday’s Results, Wednesday’s OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on April 7, 2010

Apart from the aforesaid rash of retirements in Houston, not too much of note went on yesterday apart from second seed Alona Bondarenko being upset by Olga Govortsova in Ponte Vedra Beach and a crushing win for Richard Gasquet in Casablanca.

Full Results

Casablanca

Singles – First Round
R Gasquet (FRA) d [7] O Rochus (BEL) 61 61
[8] F Serra (FRA) d S Ventura (ESP) 64 63
[Q] J Nieminen (FIN) d [WC] M Ziadi (MAR) 61 61
[WC] R El Amrani (MAR) d T Gabashvili (RUS) 76(5) 46 76(4)
A Clement (FRA) d [Q] I Navarro (ESP) 63 63
J Hajek (CZE) d [6] S Greul (GER) 76(3) 64
A Golubev (KAZ) d D Koellerer (AUT) 62 76(5)
S Robert (FRA) d [Q] S Koubek (AUT) 63 57 75
[Q] M Klizan (SVK) d O Dolgopolov Jr. (UKR) 46 61 75

Doubles – First Round
T Bednarek (POL) / M Kowalczyk (POL) d [1] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) 16 60 12-10
[2] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / M Melo (BRA) 75 64
[3] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) d Y Allegro (SUI) / S Wawrinka (SUI) 76(9) 75
S Greul (GER) / P Luczak (AUS) d [4] M Kohlmann (GER) / J Nieminen (FIN) 64 62
R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d [WC] R Chaki (MAR) / R El Amrani (MAR) 46 62 10-8

Houston

Singles – First Round
[Q] R Sweeting (USA) d [5] E Korolev (KAZ) 63 46 62
[6] H Zeballos (ARG) d T Dent (USA) 63 ret. (hip)
[7] E Schwank (ARG) d M Daniel (BRA) 63 62
M Kukushkin (KAZ) d **[LL] M Yani (USA) 61 75
**[LL] S Devvarman (IND) d [Q] C Niland (IRL) 64 62
N Massu (CHI) d M Zverev (GER) 64 62
[Q] K Anderson (RSA) d [WC] D Young (USA) 75 63
X Malisse (BEL) d [Q] N Lindahl (AUS) 63 75
J Chela (ARG) d R Ram (USA) 62 30 ret. (groin)

*[LL] S Devvarman (IND) replaced M Fish (USA) – leg
**[LL] M Yani (USA) replaced [8] M Russell (USA) – leg

Doubles – First Round
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d R Hutchins (GBR) / J Kerr (AUS) 64 76(4)
[3] S Huss (AUS) / W Moodie (RSA) d A Sa (BRA) / D Vemic (SRB) 63 76(6)
D Istomin (UZB) / A Motti (ITA) d [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) 57 62 10-5
[WC] N Healey (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) d J Cerretani (USA) / A Shamasdin (CAN) 76(3) 75

Marbella

Singles – First Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (LL) Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 63 60
(5) María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 64 63
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. (6) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 46 76(2) 64
(7) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 61 64
(8) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 64 60
Sara Errani (ITA) d. (Q) Arantxa Rus (NED) 61 62
Alberta Brianti (ITA) d. Julie Coin (FRA) 62 60
(Q) Simona Halep (ROU) d. Iveta Benesova (CZE) 64 61

Doubles – First Round
(1) Jans/Uhlirova (POL/CZE) d. (WC) Cabeza Candela/Pous Tio (ESP/ESP) 62 64
Kondratieva/Shvedova (RUS/KAZ) d. Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) 16 63 103
Lefèvre/Niculescu (FRA/ROU) d. Barrois/Olaru (GER/ROU) 63 46 107
Hercog/Martic (SLO/CRO) d. (WC) Costas-Moreira/García Vidagany (ESP/ESP) 75 62

Ponte Vedra Beach

Singles – First Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Patty Schnyder (SUI) 60 64
Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (2) Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 63 46 60
(4) Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (Q) Sophie Ferguson (AUS) 62 63
(8) Melanie Oudin (USA) d. Rossana de los Ríos (PAR) 75 62
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) 64 62
Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Vania King (USA) 62 63
Julia Goerges (GER) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 75 57 64
(Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 62 67(4) 75
(Q) Anna Tatishvili (GEO) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 63 36 75
(LL) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Mariana Duque Marino (COL) 61 76(2)
(WC) Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 63 26 62

Doubles – First Round
(2) Chuang/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Makarova/Pavlyuchenkova (RUS/RUS) 46 75 119
Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (GER/CZE) d. (4) Govortsova/Kudryavtseva (BLR/RUS) 63 36 105
(WC) Cibulkova/Morita (SVK/JPN) d. Rodionova/Rodionova (AUS/RUS) 63 75

Today’s OOP is brought to you by Simona Halep’s reduced boobs.

Casablanca

Houston

Stadium Court – Start 12:00 noon
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs (7) Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
Dudi Sela (ISR) vs Nicolas Massu (CHI)
Not Before 3 p.m.
(1) Bob Bryan (USA) & Mike Bryan (USA) vs Martin Damm (CZE) & Filip Polasek (SVK)
Not Before 6 p.m.
(4) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs (LL) Somdev Devvarman (IND)
Blaz Kavcic (SLO) vs (3) Sam Querrey (USA)

Court 3 – Start 12:00 noon
Horacio Zeballos (ARG) & Mischa Zverev (GER) vs Scott Lipsky (USA) & Travis Rettenmaier (USA)
Not Before 3:00 p.m.
(WC) Ryan Harrison (USA) & Donald Young (USA) vs (3) Stephen Huss (AUS) & Wesley Moodie (RSA)

Marbella

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Kirsten Flipkens vs. Laura Pous Tio
2. Alberta Brianti vs. María José Martínez Sánchez
3. Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Flavia Pennetta (NB 16.30hrs)
4. Alexandra Dulgheru vs. Kim Clijsters (NB 18.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Kristina Barrois vs. Beatriz García Vidagany
2. Aravane Rezai vs. Tatjana Malek
3. Hercog/Martic vs. Errani/Vinci
4. Jans/Uhlirova vs. Domachowska/Rosolska

Ponte Vedra Beach

Stadium (from 11.00hrs)
1. Hlavackova/Savchuk vs. Dzehalevich/Pelletier
2. Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Alla Kudryavtseva vs. Dominika Cibulkova
4. Mattek-Sands/Yan vs. Grandin/Spears (after suitable rest)
5. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Sofia Arvidsson (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Dekmeijere/Schnyder vs. Ditty/Gullickson

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Aleksandra Wozniak vs. Ayumi Morita

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WTA Week Ahead: Marbella, Ponte Vedra Beach

Posted by gauloises1 on April 5, 2010

Marbella

Draw here.

Top Seeds: Victoria Azarenka, Flavia Pennetta, Kim Clijsters, Aravane Rezai

JJ may not be returning to defend her trophy, but it’s a pretty good field nonetheless. Azarenka had a disappointing time on the US hardcourts, but this is an excellent opportunity to rebound, with the toughest threat likely to come from last year’s finalist Carla Suarez Navarro in her half – a chancy proposition at the best of times. Flavia Pennetta’s also been quiet of late and has a tough opener against Yaroslava Shvedova, but she should make the most of being back on the clay. Kirilenko-Cirstea is a fun first round match, or at least easy on the eye, and much will depend on whether Clijsters has a letdown after her Miami feats. I’m hoping for a Pennetta-Azarenka final.

Ponte Vedra Beach

Draw here.

Top Seeds: Caroline Wozniacki, Alona Bondarenko, Dominika Cibulkova, Elena Vesnina

Not the easiest opener for Wozniacki if Patty Schnyder can show any sort of her old form, but otherwise it should be fairly straightforward unless Pavlyuchenkova can have one of her good days, as the game of even an in-form Melanie Oudin (a big if) plays right into the Dane’s hands. In the bottom half of the draw, Dominika Cibulkova has a good chance to pick up some much-needed points, and when was the last time Alona Bondarenko did anything of note? Hard to see anyone else but Wozniacki winning here.

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