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WTA Week Ahead: Kuala Lumpur, Monterrey

Posted by gauloises1 on February 28, 2011

Kuala Lumpur

International, Alisa Kleybanova defending; draw here.

Top 8 seeds: Francesca Schiavone, Marion Bartoli, Alisa Kleybanova, Jarmila Groth, Lucie Safarova, Ayumi Morita, Kimiko Date-Krumm, Bojana Jovanovski

Points of interests: Well, top seed Schiavone has already lost, hampered by an ankle injury and upset by Jelena Dokic in the first round. So … Jelena Dokic? Also, say hello to the unseeded Dinara Safina in the draw. She plays Xinyun Han in the first round.


International, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defending; draw here.

Top 8 seeds: Jelena Jankovic, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Aravane Rezai, Julia Goerges, Anastasija Sevastova, Sara Errani, Iveta Benesova, Polona Hercog

Points of interest: Well, I’d pay good money to watch first round meetings between Melanie Oudin and Vania King, Simona Halep and Alize Cornet, and Iveta Benesova and Gisela Dulko. But that might just be me. Also: JJ! 

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Monterrey: Pavs Takes Maiden Title

Posted by gauloises1 on March 10, 2010

Do you know what? There was a WTA tournament in Monterrey last week that I paid no attention to for a number of reasons. And it’s a shame, because Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won it.

She beat Anna Tatishvili, Polona Hercog, Klara Zakopalova, Anastasija Sevastova and finally Daniela Hantuchova for her first WTA singles title. Great stuff.

And she’s adorable.

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Christ on a Bike, JJ

Posted by gauloises1 on March 3, 2010

So last night in Monterrey, Jelena Jankovic lost to Anastasia Sevastova 57 64 64. In the first round.

Kill me now.

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WTA Week Ahead: Monterrey, Some Made-Up Exo Thingy

Posted by gauloises1 on March 1, 2010

Quiet week ahead as the ladies gear up for Indian Wells and Miami.


Draw here.

Top seeds: Jelena Jankovic, Daniela Hantuchova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Dominika Cibulkova

Not at all a bad field for this international. Top seed and wildcard JJ doesn’t have the easiest draw, starting off with Sevastova and probably having to contend with Iveta Benesova in the second round and Wozniak in the quarters. Alize Cornet will also be sucking and failing in this quarter. She will hopefully face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who made her name by beating her at Indian Wells last year, who should – fingers crossed – be able to contend well with everyone in her quarter, but then you never know with Pavs, do you?

In the bottom half of the draw, we should hopefully see a good quarterfinal clash between Hantuchova and Lucie Safarova, while Cibulkova has a loaded quarter including Agnes Szavay, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Lucie Hradecka, Sara Errani and Sorana Cirstea (who will be losing to Sara Errani in the first round and therefore doesn’t really count). It’s all fun stuff, although we probably won’t get to see any of it, and frankly if JJ loses to anybody except Safarova or Pavs, I will be despairing of her.

BNP Paribas Showdown of Champions

Were it anything other than a slow week, I wouldn’t mention this nonsense. But it is, so: Kim Clijsters, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Venus Williams and in-for-an-injured-Serena Ana Ivanovic will be battling it out (except not really) for $1.3 million and the Billie Jean King cup on Monday night. So now you know.

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