Guangzhou (Fri): Robson Ends 22-Year Wait For British Finalist

GRC BANK GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN
Guangzhou, China
September 17-22, 2012
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, September 21, 2012
Singles – Semifinals
Laura Robson (GBR) d. (3) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 64 62
Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d. (4) Urszula Radwanska (POL) 61 36 60

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Gajdosova/Niculescu (AUS/ROU) d. Luzhanska/Zheng (USA/CHN) 75 76(3)
(3) Tanasugarn/Zhang (THA/CHN) d. Han/Liu (CHN/CHN) 63 63

Order Of Play – Saturday, September 22, 2012
Centre Court (from 15.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Hsieh Su-Wei vs. Laura Robson
2. Doubles Final: Gajdosova/Niculescu vs. Tanasugarn/Zhang

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WTA – Guangzhou (Thurs): Urszula Makes Final Four For Second Straight Week

GRC BANK GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN
Guangzhou, China
September 17-22, 2012
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, September 20, 2012
Singles – Quarterfinals
(3) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. (8) Alizé Cornet (FRA) 64 63
(4) Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. (5) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 61 75
Laura Robson (GBR) d. (7) Peng Shuai (CHN) 75 57 62
Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d. Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 63 60

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Gajdosova/Niculescu (AUS/ROU) d. (WC) Yan/Zhang (CHN/HKG) 61 64
Han/Liu (CHN/CHN) d. (2) Chan/Chan (TPE/TPE) 51 ret. (Y.Chan: dizziness)
(3) Tanasugarn/Zhang (CHN) d. Hsieh/Hsieh (TPE/TPE) 63 36 1311 (Match TB)
Luzhanska/Zheng (USA/CHN) d. Aoyama/Chang (JPN/TPE) 16 64 1412 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Friday, September 21, 2012
Centre Court (from 15.00hrs)
1. Gajdosova/Niculescu vs. Luzhanska/Zheng
2. Hsieh Su-Wei vs. Urszula Radwanska (NB 16.00hrs)
3. Sorana Cirstea vs. Laura Robson (NB 18.00hrs)
4. Tanasugarn/Zhang vs. Han/Liu (NB 19.00hrs)

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Sony Ericsson WTA Tour – Beijing (final): Wozniacki Caps Rise to No.1 With China Open Crown

CHINA OPEN
Beijing-CHN
October 2-10, 2010
$4,500,000/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Monday, October 11, 2010
Singles – Final
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (2) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 63 36 63

Doubles – Final (played Saturday)
Chuang/Govortsova (TPE/BLR) d. (1) Dulko/Pennetta (ARG/ITA) 76(2) 16 107 (Match TB)

Final Facts
- Wozniacki wins a Tour-leading sixth singles title of the season, and the 12th of her career, having won the 11th at Tokyo just last week. She is now 12-7 in Tour singles finals.
– Before this Asian swing, the 20-year-old Dane had never won a match at either the China Open or the Toray Pan Pacific Open. Including Montréal (August) she now has three Premier-level titles on her record.
– Wozniacki has won a Tour-leading 59 singles matches this year. Zvonareva has registered 46 match wins (third best).
– By reaching the quarterfinals at Beijing, Wozniacki ensured her rise to No.1 in the rankings the week beginning Monday, October 11. Replacing the injured Serena Williams, Wozniacki is the 20th woman to hold the top spot since the inception of computer rankings in 1975.
– Zvonareva is now 10-16 in Tour singles finals, but rises to a new-career-high ranking of No.3 this week.
– Chuang Chia-Jung and Olga Govortsova win their first Tour doubles title together, having never previously been past the quarterfinals in a partnership that began earlier this year. Their victims en route included three of the four teams that have qualified for the season-ending WTA Championships: No.2 seeds Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik; No.4 seeds Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova; and No.1 seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta.
– Chuang now has 15 doubles titles to her name; Govortsova owns four.

Final Quotes
Caroline Wozniacki, 2010 China Open singles champion:

“I thought I played a really, really good match. Vera was playing really well too. Everything is working for me at the moment. I’ve got to believe I can beat anyone. I feel in great shape and I’m looking forward to Doha.”

Vera Zvonareva, 2010 China Open singles runner-up:
“Rankings don’t matter too much to me, because I knew if I play well I’ll win matches and the ranking will come. If I go on court and think about everything but my game, I won’t be able to win any match and my ranking wouldn’t be there. I just think about what I have to do on the court to win.”

Chuang Chia-Jung, 2010 China Open doubles champion:
“Because it’s in China it’s very special for me. Olga and I have played together about half a year now and this was our best week together. We played aggressively and that was the key today.”

Olga Govortsova, 2010 China Open doubles champion:
“Almost all of our matches this week went to a tie-break, and when we get there we play so focused. CJ was hitting great volleys and I was hitting hard from the baseline. Gisela and Flavia are so good, we’re really happy. I’ve been to Beijing nine or 10 times now. I can’t wait to come back again.”

Tokyo (final): Wozniacki Wins Fifth Title of Season

TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN
Tokyo-JPN
September 26-October 2, 2010
$2,000,000/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, October 2, 2010
Singles – Final
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (7) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 16 62 63

Doubles – Final
Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) d. Peer/Peng (ISR/CHN) 64 46 108 (Match TB)

Final Facts
- Wozniacki captures her fifth title of the season, from six finals played – the Tour-leading figures on both counts. The 20-year-old Dane has also recorded the most singles match wins in 2010: 54.
– Tokyo marks Wozniacki’s second Premier-level title; she won the first at Montréal in August. She now has 11 career titles to her name, for seven runner-up finishes.
– Dementieva, who turns 29 on October 15, was playing her fourth final of the year, having won at Sydney and Paris [Indoors] and finished runner-up at Kuala Lumpur. The Russian is now 16-16 lifetime in Tour singles finals and 3-4 against Wozniacki.
– Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova win their fifth Tour doubles title together. It is the Czech duo’s third trophy of the season, after Paris [Indoors] and Monterrey. Both now boast nine doubles titles.

Final Quotes
Caroline Wozniacki, 2010 Toray Pan Pacific Open singles champion:

“Elena started really strongly, she was playing very aggressively and I didn’t get enough depth in my groundstrokes. But in the beginning of the second set I pressed a little harder and came into the rallies a bit more. I’m very happy – I really enjoy winning and I’m feeling good. It’s always nice to hold the trophy in your hand, that’s what you are practicing for. I’m feeling very confident and I feel like I’m playing some good tennis, so hopefully next week will be just as good. I’ll take it one match at a time and we’ll see what happens.”

Elena Dementieva, 2010 Toray Pan Pacific Open singles runner-up:
“I feel I played very well in the first set; unfortunately I missed some opportunities in the beginning of the second set and lost a bit of momentum. That was the key… she was fighting and playing solid from the baseline. I’m disappointed with the way I finished the match but I love playing in Tokyo, and even though I lost today I think it was a great final. I’m a little tired heading to Beijing, but I will fly tonight or tomorrow and try to get ready for one of the biggest events of the season. Fingers crossed I can do well there.”

Iveta Benesova, 2010 Toray Pan Pacific Open doubles champion:
“We’re very happy. This is the biggest tournament we have won together and we’ve had some really tough matches along the way. We got quite tight in the second set so we are just so relieved to win.”

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 2010 Toray Pan Pacific Open doubles champion:
“It was so nerve wracking, especially in the super tie-break, but we tried to stay positive and not think negative. We made it somehow and are very glad about that!”

Tokyo (Fri): Wozniacki & Dementieva Into Final

TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN
Tokyo-JPN
September 26-October 2, 2010
$2,000,000/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, October 1, 2010
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (8) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 62 67(3) 64
(7) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. (5) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 75

Doubles – Semifinals
Peer/Peng (ISR/CHN) d. (3) Chan/Huber (TPE/USA) 64 57 105
Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) d. Raymond/Stubbs (USA/AUS) 76(3) 62

Order of Play – Saturday, October 2, 2010
Centre Court (from 13.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Elena Dementieva
2. Doubles Final: Peer/Peng vs. Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova

Seoul (Thurs): Date Krumm Dispatches Pavlyuchenkova

HANSOL KOREA OPEN
Seoul-KOR
September 20-26, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, September 23, 2010
Singles – Second Round
(1) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Vania King (USA) 63 64
Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) d. (2) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 62 61
(WC) Dinara Safina (RUS) d. (3) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 62 63
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (4) María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 64 75
(5) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. Ksenia Pervak (RUS) 67(13) 61 62
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. (6) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 64 61
(8) Agnes Szavay (HUN) d. Elena Baltacha (GBR) 63 75
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 64 76(5)

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Date Krumm/Morita (JPN/JPN) d. (1) King/Shvedova (USA/KAZ) 75 16 119 (Match TB)
(4) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) d. Chang/Lee (KOR/KOR) 76(6) 62

Doubles – First Round
Jans/Peers (POL/AUS) d. (2) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) 63 61
Brianti/Gallovits (ITA/ROU) d. Groth/Zakopalova (AUS/CZE) 64 64
(WC) Kim/Lee (KOR/KOR) d. Sun/Zhang (CHN/CHN) 64 67(4) 108 (Match TB)

Order of Play – Friday, September 24, 2010
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Nadia Petrova vs. Kirsten Flipkens
2. Agnes Szavay vs. Kimiko Date Krumm (NB 13.30hrs)
3. Dinara Safina vs. Klara Zakopalova
4. Date Krumm/Morita vs. Grandin/Uhlirova
5. Kim/Lee vs. Jans/Peers (NB 18.30hrs)

Court 2 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Alisa Kleybanova vs. Ekaterina Makarova
2. Brianti/Gallovits vs. Goerges/Hercog (NB 15.00hrs)

New WTA Rankings

1 1 Williams, Serena 26/09/81 USA 6995 14
2 2 Wozniacki, Caroline 11/07/90 DEN 5910 24
3 3 Williams, Venus 17/06/80 USA 5796 16
4 4 Zvonareva, Vera 07/09/84 RUS 5550 20
5 5 Clijsters, Kim 08/06/83 BEL 5325 13
6 6 Jankovic, Jelena 28/02/85 SRB 5205 21
7 7 Stosur, Samantha 30/03/84 AUS 4950 19
8 8 Schiavone, Francesca 23/06/80 ITA 4670 24
9 9 Radwanska, Agnieszka 06/03/89 POL 3995 21
10 10 Dementieva, Elena 15/10/81 RUS 3945 20
11 11 Azarenka, Victoria 31/07/89 BLR 3715 20
12 12 Li, Na 26/02/82 CHN 3520 20
13 13 Kuznetsova, Svetlana 27/06/85 RUS 3516 18
14 14 Bartoli, Marion 02/10/84 FRA 3455 22
15 15 Sharapova, Maria 19/04/87 RUS 3450 14
16 16 Henin, Justine 01/06/82 BEL 3415 10
17 17 Peer, Shahar 01/05/87 ISR 3140 23
18 18 Rezai, Aravane 14/03/87 FRA 3100 27
19 19 Petrova, Nadia 08/06/82 RUS 3001 20
20 20 Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia 03/07/91 RUS 2780 23
21 21 Wickmayer, Yanina 20/10/89 BEL 2690 23
22 22 Pennetta, Flavia 25/02/82 ITA 2565 25
23 23 Zheng, Jie 05/07/83 CHN 2291 20
24 24 Kirilenko, Maria 25/01/87 RUS 2275 22
25 25 Martinez Sanchez, Maria Jose 12/08/82 ESP 2225 18
26 26 Kanepi, Kaia 10/06/85 EST 2220 22
27 27 Dulgheru, Alexandra 30/05/89 ROU 2080 29
28 29 Kleybanova, Alisa 15/07/89 RUS 1935 24
29 30 Hantuchova, Daniela 23/04/83 SVK 1925 23
30 28 Safarova, Lucie 04/02/87 CZE 1905 26
31 32 Bondarenko, Alona 13/08/84 UKR 1783 19
32 31 Pironkova, Tsvetana 13/09/87 BUL 1775 24
33 33 Cibulkova, Dominika 06/05/89 SVK 1765 23
34 34 Kvitova, Petra 08/03/90 CZE 1749 20
35 35 Petkovic, Andrea 09/09/87 GER 1725 25
36 36 Shvedova, Yaroslava 12/09/87 KAZ 1615 25
37 37 Ivanovic, Ana 06/11/87 SRB 1588 16
38 38 Szavay, Agnes 29/12/88 HUN 1570 22
39 39 Zakopalova, Klara 24/02/82 CZE 1490 27
40 40 Errani, Sara 29/04/87 ITA 1460 29
41 55 Groth, Jarmila 26/04/87 AUS 1377 19
42 41 Goerges, Julia 02/11/88 GER 1261 24
43 43 Hercog, Polona 20/01/91 SLO 1225 26
44 44 Schnyder, Patty 14/12/78 SUI 1220 20
45 48 Arvidsson, Sofia 16/02/84 SWE 1214 24
46 45 Bacsinszky, Timea 08/06/89 SUI 1210 24
47 42 Govortsova, Olga 23/08/88 BLR 1206 29
48 46 Dulko, Gisela 30/01/85 ARG 1192 19
49 47 Makarova, Ekaterina 07/06/88 RUS 1176 25
50 49 Baltacha, Elena 14/08/83 GBR 1174 25
51 50 Date Krumm, Kimiko 28/09/70 JPN 1165 20
52 51 Zahlavova Strycova, Barbora 28/03/86 CZE 1163 29
53 53 Medina Garrigues, Anabel 31/07/82 ESP 1155 27
54 56 Kerber, Angelique 18/01/88 GER 1086 22
55 57 Benesova, Iveta 01/02/83 CZE 1080 26
56 58 Parra Santonja, Arantxa 09/11/82 ESP 1078 26
57 54 Sevastova, Anastasija 13/04/90 LAT 1075 23
58 63 Suarez Navarro, Carla 03/09/88 ESP 1065 20
59 59 Safina, Dinara 27/04/86 RUS 1061 19
60 60 Amanmuradova, Akgul 23/06/84 UZB 1031 27
61 52 Peng, Shuai 08/01/86 CHN 1026 15
62 61 Vinci, Roberta 18/02/83 ITA 1026 24
63 71 Mattek-Sands, Bethanie 23/03/85 USA 1017 16
64 62 Dushevina, Vera 06/10/86 RUS 1010 23
65 66 Rodionova, Anastasia 12/05/82 AUS 975 29
66 67 Larsson, Johanna 17/08/88 SWE 961 24
67 73 Oudin, Melanie 23/09/91 USA 941 23
68 64 Chan, Yung-Jan 17/08/89 TPE 939 26
69 68 Chakvetadze, Anna 05/03/87 RUS 907 18
70 69 Bammer, Sybille 27/04/80 AUT 895 23
71 65 Wozniak, Aleksandra 07/09/87 CAN 885 22
72 72 Vesnina, Elena 01/08/86 RUS 885 22
73 70 Kulikova, Regina 30/01/89 RUS 866 16
74 75 Oprandi, Romina 29/03/86 ITA 847 25
75 74 Garbin, Tathiana 30/06/77 ITA 836 24
76 76 King, Vania 03/02/89 USA 825 23
77 77 Flipkens, Kirsten 10/01/86 BEL 825 20
78 78 Voracova, Renata 06/10/83 CZE 822 35
79 79 Barrois, Kristina 30/09/81 GER 814 24
80 100 Gallovits, Edina 10/12/84 ROU 806 24
81 81 Niculescu, Monica 25/09/87 ROU 801 27
82 103 Kudryavtseva, Alla 03/11/87 RUS 796 27
83 101 Zhang, Shuai 21/01/89 CHN 796 20
84 88 Cornet, Alize 22/01/90 FRA 785 28
85 82 Dokic, Jelena 12/04/83 AUS 782 17
86 83 Zahlavova, Sandra 10/10/85 CZE 765 39
87 86 Chang, Kai-Chen 13/01/91 TPE 760 28
88 85 Rybarikova, Magdalena 04/10/88 SVK 750 25
89 89 Molik, Alicia 27/01/81 AUS 741 27
90 90 Lisicki, Sabine 22/09/89 GER 738 17
91 94 Ondraskova, Zuzana 03/05/80 CZE 734 21
92 151 Paszek, Tamira 06/12/90 AUT 728 21
93 92 Bondarenko, Kateryna 08/08/86 UKR 719 17
94 87 Meusburger, Yvonne 03/10/83 AUT 717 26
95 91 Jovanovski, Bojana 31/12/91 SRB 715 26
96 80 Morita, Ayumi 11/03/90 JPN 707 27
97 111 Tanasugarn, Tamarine 24/05/77 THA 706 18
98 93 Scheepers, Chanelle 13/03/84 RSA 704 25
99 107 Pervak, Ksenia 27/05/91 RUS 693 27
100 96 Halep, Simona 27/09/91 ROU 693 24

Guangzhou (Sat): Groth & Kudryavtseva Into Final

LANDSKY LIGHTING GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN
Guangzhou-CHN
September 13-19, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, September 18, 2010
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Jarmila Groth (AUS) d. Edina Gallovits (ROU) 60 61
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. Zhang Shuai (CHN) 60 64

Doubles – Semifinals
Gallovits/Mirza (ROU/IND) d. Savchuk/Tanasugarn (UKR/THA) 63 60

Order of Play – Sunday, September 18, 2010
Center Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Jarmila Groth vs. Alla Kudryavtseva
2. Doubles Final: Gallovits/Mirza vs. Han/Liu

Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open Friday Tennis Results

LANDSKY LIGHTING GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN
Guangzhou-CHN
September 13-19, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, September 17, 2010
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Jarmila Groth (AUS) d. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 60 62
Edina Gallovits (ROU) d. (WC) Han Xinyun (CHN) 36 62 64
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. Ksenia Pervak (RUS) 63 61
Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Sania Mirza (IND) 64 16 64

Doubles – Semifinals
Han/Liu (CHN/CHN) d. Lu/Xu (CHN/CHN) 63 63

Order of Play – Saturday, September 18, 2010
Center Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Jarmila Groth vs. Edina Gallovits
2. Zhang Shuai vs. Alla Kudryavtseva
3. Savchuk/Tanasugarn vs. Gallovits/Mirza (NB 18.30hrs)

LANDSKY LIGHTING GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Singles – Second Round
Sania Mirza (IND) d. (3) Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 64 63
(WC) Han Xinyun (CHN) d. (5) Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) 16 62 64
Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) d. (7) Alberta Brianti (ITA) 64 36 64
Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. (8) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 61 60
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) 64 36 62

Doubles – First Round
(1) Amanmuradova/Kudryavtseva (UZB/RUS) d. Panova/Pervak (RUS/RUS) 64 61
Han/Liu (CHN/CHN) d. (2) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 63 64
(3) Hsieh/Scheepers (TPE/RSA) d. Bratchikova/Ivanova (RUS/RUS) 63 63
(4) Smith/Yan (GBR/CHN) d. Sun/Zhang (CHN/CHN) 63 67(3) 105
Gallovits/Mirza (ROU/IND) d. Groth/Peers (AUS/AUS) 64 63
Savchuk/Tanasugarn (UKR/THA) d. (WC) Chen/Liu (TPE/CHN) 36 64 119