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Sunday Titlists 2: 2008/Never Again For Youzhny and Bacsinszky

Posted by gauloises1 on October 25, 2009

Mikhail Youzhny’s last ATP singles title was in 2008 in Chennai. I don’t even remember that. But he’s back to winning ways, beating maiden ATP finalist Janko Tipsarevic 67(5) 60 64 for the Kremlin Cup. It’s the sixth straight year that it’s been won by a Russian. At this point I will try not to say anything about British tennis.

mikhail youzhny salute kremlin cup moscow

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mikhail youzhny kremlin cup moscow trophy

And the fourth final ended with a first-time winner, Timea Bacsinszky, who defeated Sabine Lisicki 62 75 for the Luxembourg title.

timea bacsinszky luxembourg open celebrates

Obviously I was rooting for Licky, but I thought Bacsinszky played a very solid match. She backed up her great performance against Wickmayer in convincing style and completely outplayed an out-of-sorts Lisicki. Well done.

sabine lisicki timea bacsinszky luxembourg open trophy

timea bacsinszky luxembourg open trophy

Sadly, Lisicki’s loss means she won’t qualify for Bali (that other year-ending championships), with Aravane Rezai taking the final spot. Hopefully she’ll knock up a fetching number for the occasion.

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Sunday’s Finals Set

Posted by gauloises1 on October 24, 2009

Busy day of semi-finals today and at the end of all things we have four finals set for tomorrow.

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How about that Olga Govortsova? Under the radar, she’s been having an incredible tournament, taking out Martinez Sanchez, Dushevina and now Alisa Kleybanova 62 61 to make her first final of the year. She’ll face Francesca Schiavone, who beat Alona Bondarenko to make her third final of the year. The Italian will be heavily favoured to win, so expect a crushing Govortsova victory.

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mikhail youzhny kremlin cup moscow

Tipsy vs. Mischa on the men’s side, as they beat a pair of qualifiers easily to make the final. Good opportunity for Youzhny to pick up his first title of the year (may not be true, but I can’t face tackling the ATP website to check).

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Another great win for Olivier Rochus. The pocket-sized Belgian beat Thomaz Bellucci 63 in the third to reach the final, where he’ll meet Marcos Baghdatis after Robin Soderling was forced to withdraw with the same elbow injury he’s been struggling with ever since Wimbledon or thereabouts.

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Sad face. Get well soon, Robin.

Luxembourg offered a pair of high-quality three-setters in the semis, but at the end Timea Bacszinsky and Sabine Lisicki defeated Yanina Wickmayer and Shahar Peer respectively to make the final.

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sabine lisicki luxembourg

Licky gets two pictures because she’s pretty and I *really* want her to win tomorrow.

Auf gehts.

Posted in francesca schiavone, janko tipsarevic, kremlin cup, luxembourg, mikhail youzhny, olga govortsova, olivier rochus, robin soderling, sabine lisicki, stockholm, timea bacsinszky | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

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.


I love her. Did she lose yet?


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

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I think I saw this in Eurovision this year.

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

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


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

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The always-adorable Sorana Cirstea.


Probably the most normal thing Rezai has ever worn.


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.

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A dancing hobbit, for some reason.

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

And a good time was had by all.

Posted in alize cornet, anna-lena groenefeld, aravane rezai, daniel koellerer, flavia pennetta, ioana raluca olaru, linz, lucie safarova, sorana cirstea, timea bacsinszky, yanina wickmayer | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

WTA Sunday Titlists: Forza Flavia, Schiavs Fails

Posted by gauloises1 on July 19, 2009

Flavia Pennetta d. Sara Errani 61 62

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Flavia cruised over fellow Italian and defending champion Sara Errani to win her first ever title on home soil. And looked gorgeous. That’s really all there is to say. Go girl.

Sybille Bammer d. Francesca Schiavone 76(4) 62


Quite the day today in Prague. First of all, the two finalists had to see off their semi-final opponents in held-over matches from yesterday.


Which Bammer did in fine style, taking out Benesova (the remaining Czech hope) 60 75. Schiavone had a tougher time with Bacsinzsky, eventually prevailing 62 46 75. Whether that had much of an impact on her final performance I’m not sure, but it was a straight-sets win for Bammer for her first WTA title since A.D. 47. And then she brought her little daughter on again. Bless.

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Oh, and the Bondarenko sisters won. So expect a celebratory blog update on their boyfriends and the health of their dogs some time in the next few hours.

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Thursday WTA Results: Palermo, Prague

Posted by gauloises1 on July 17, 2009

Nothing too earth-shattering today. Benesova, Bondarenko and Bacsinzky all booked their place in the quarter-finals, and wild card Zarina Diyas beat local favourite Petra Kvitova. In Palermo, one local favourite Alberta Brianti fell, but Sara Errani carried on to the quarters, along with Schnyder and Shvedova, and qualifier Arantxa Rus lost to Anna-Lena Groenefeld 76(5) 63. So I still don’t know who she is. Will I ever find out?!


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Singles – Second Round
(3) Iveta Benesova (CZE) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 75 64
(WC) Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (8) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 64 62
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) d. Kristina Barrois (GER) 75 75
(Q) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 64 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) d. (WC) Kvitova/Vaidisova (CZE/CZE) 62 63
(3) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Kondratieva/Lefèvre (RUS/FRA) 76(5) 62


Singles – Second Round
(2) Patty Schnyder (SUI) d. Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) 62 62
(5) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Patricia Mayr (AUT) 76(6) 61
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Alberta Brianti (ITA) 63 62
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) d. (Q) Arantxa Rus (NED) 76(5) 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Pennetta/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Parra Santonja/Uhlirova (ESP/CZE) 63 61
Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) d. Cornet/Savchuk (FRA/UKR) 64 75
Koryttseva/Kustova (UKR/BLR) d. Begu/Marrero (ROU/ESP) 63 62

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