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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.

linz yanina wickmayer first round

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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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.

linz flavia pennetta first round

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.

osaka caroline wozniacki hp open first round

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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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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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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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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WTA Week Ahead: Linz (Not That One), Osaka

Posted by gauloises1 on October 12, 2009

Linz

ana ivanovic linz trophy 2008

Draw here. 

Obviously Ana Ivanovic isn’t returning to defend her title, and neither is last year’s finalist Vera Zvonareva, but the draw isn’t half bad. Flavia Pennetta is the top seed, chasing a Doha spot, and should do well if she can negotiate a potential meeting with big-serving Anna-Lena Groenefeld in the second round and a possible quarterfinal against Sorana Cirstea (if neither Flavia nor Sorana make it to the quarters, I am going to be seriously annoyed). Yanina Wickmayer has been wildcarded in as the third seed, and has a good shot, with sporadically tricky Sara Errani probably waiting in the quarters.

In the bottom half of the draw, it’s a bit more open, with Agnieszka Radwanska the only reliable seed (and she is coming off strong Tokyo and Beijing showings, if she even plays). Benesova will have to contend with either compatriot Petra Kvitova or horse-faced Petkovic in the second round, and I think Govortsova will probably make the quarters over the winner of Srebotnik and Suarez Navarro. Radwanska’s quarter is populated with unpredictable ladies including Urszula Radwanska, Lucie Safarova and Alize Cornet. Hope we get a quarterfinal which decides once and for all (again) just who is the Raddest ‘wanska.

For the title … who knows? Let’s say Flavia.

Osaka 

wozniacki osaka hp open trophy 2008

Draw here.

Another good draw. Defending champion Wozniacki returns as the top seed and, although she’s been in a bad way of late with all her tennis finally catching up to her, she shouldn’t have any problems before a probable meeting with Aleksandra Wozniak in the quarters. (Look out for token Tim Katie O’Brien losing to Alexa Glatch in the first round!). If Wozniacki does lose before the quarters, I should imagine it will be to Glatch, who is looking for a Fed Cup final spot. Sam Stosur and Yaroslava Shvedova anchor the second quarter and it’ll be interesting to see whether Peng Shuai can keep up her momentum from Beijing by unseating predictably unpredictable Stosur. And check out the creaky and all-round aged first round between Date Krumm and Craybas.

In the bottom half, Czink and Schiavone should meet in the quarters as both have a soft draw, while the final quarter is a bit more fun; Shahar Peer and Marion Bartoli, with Sania Mirza, Maria Kirilenko and Galina Voskoboeva. As for the winner, I’m feeling Bartoli, so look for her to lose in the first round.

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