Tashkent (Sat): Begu Nets First Title By Ending Teen’s Run

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
September 10-15, 2012

Results – Saturday, September 15, 2012
Singles – Final
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. (Q) Donna Vekic (CRO) 64 64

Doubles – Final
Kania/Pekhova (POL/BLR) d. Chakvetadze/Dolonc (RUS/SRB) 62 ret. (Chakvetadze: back injury)

Final Facts
- Begu wins her first WTA title in her third final, having previously been runner-up at Marbella and Budapest in 2011.
– The only set Begu lost all week was in her 36 76(1) 75 quarterfinal win over Galina Voskoboeva in which she rallied from 5-2 down in the third set.
– Begu’s previous best results this year were semifinal showings in Acapulco and Palermo.
– Begu is the ninth first-time titlist this year after Barthel in Hobart, Kerber in Paris [Indoors], Arruabarrena-Vecino in Bogotá, Babos in Monterrey, Hsieh in Kuala Lumpur, Bertens in Fès, Oudin in Birmingham and Jovanovski in Baku.
– Vekic was playing her first career WTA main draw after winning three qualifying matches.
– Vekic recorded her first three Top 100 wins this week – over No.54 Magdalena Rybarikova in the first round, over No.91 Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino in the second round and over No.64 Bojana Jovanovski in the quarterfinals.
– The 16-year-old Vekic was the youngest WTA finalist since 15-year-old Tamira Paszek won Portoroz in September 2006.
– Vekic started the week ranked a career-high No.183 and is projected to rise to a new career-high of about No.135.
– Kania and Pekhova teamed up for the first time this week.
– This was the first WTA title of any kind for both Kania and Pekhova, each of whom was playing in their second WTA doubles events.

Final Quotes
Irina-Camelia Begu:
“It feels great to win a title. I’ll take back sweet memories from the Tashkent Open. I’m glad I made the last minute decision to play here, and I will surely come back to defend my title next year.”

Donna Vekic: “I’m happy I had a good week, but a little disappointed of not being able to win the title after coming close. But I will come back. And the event has brought me a lot of experience and will surely help me in the WTA events I play now – this week will be great for my future on the tour.”

Paula Kania & Polina Pekhova: “We are thrilled and speechless. We were the last pair to get in and to win the tournament is amazing. We have always seen the winners here wearing the Uzbek Chapans, and we never imaged we would ever wear them, but we are proud to wear them today!”

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Seoul (Tues): Rain Scuppers Play

September 20-26, 2010

Results – Tuesday, September 21, 2010

(all matches cancelled due to rain)

Order of Play – Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Kimiko Date Krumm vs. Junri Namigata
2. Maria Kirilenko vs. Urszula Radwanska
3. Dinara Safina vs. Simona Halep
4. Vera Dushevina vs. Ana Ivanovic
5. Nadia Petrova vs. Jarmila Groth (NB 18.00hrs)

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Hsieh Su-Wei vs. María José Martínez Sánchez
2. Anastasia Rodionova vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
3. Alberta Brianti vs. Vania King
4. Kirsten Flipkens vs. Bojana Jovanovski
5. King/Shvedova vs. Lu/Xu

Court 13 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Agnes Szavay vs. Polona Hercog
2. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Yaroslava Shvedova
3. Julia Goerges vs. Klara Zakopalova
4. Grandin/Uhlirova vs. Pelletier/Rosolska
5. Goerges/Hercog vs. Kleybanova/Yan

Seoul Preview Information

September 20-26, 2010

Order of Play – Monday, September 20, 2010
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Alisa Kleybanova vs. Chang Kai-Chen
2. Kim So-Jung vs. Elena Baltacha
3. Chang/Lee vs. Han/Hong

Court 2 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Hsieh Su-Wei vs. Pauline Parmentier (Singles Q Final)
2. Ksenia Pervak vs. Chan Yung-Jan (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Iveta Benesova vs. Ekaterina Makarova
4. Date Krumm/Morita vs. Ferguson/Fujiwara

Court 13 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Bojana Jovanovski vs. Zhang Ling (Singles Q Final)
2. Simona Halep vs. Sophie Ferguson (Singles Q Final)

Court 14 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Marie-Ève Pelletier vs. Junri Namigata (Singles Q Final)

Guangzhou (Tues): Groth Cruises, Chan Ousted

September 13-19, 2010

Results – Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Singles – First Round
(1) Jarmila Groth (AUS) d. Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 62 60
Ksenia Pervak (RUS) d. (2) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) 36 60 62
(4) Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. (Q) Junri Namigata (JPN) 62 62
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. (6) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 61 75
(7) Alberta Brianti (ITA) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 63 61
Edina Gallovits (ROU) d. (Q) Kim So-Jung (KOR) 67(4) 61 63
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) d. Simona Halep (ROU) 76(4) 62
Alexandra Panova (RUS) d. (Q) Sun Shengnan (CHN) 16 64 62
Sania Mirza (IND) d. Katie O’Brien (GBR) 63 16 62
(WC) Han Xinyun (CHN) d. (Q) Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 76(2) 16 61

Doubles – First Round
Lu/Xu (CHN/CHN) d. C.Chan/Palkina (TPE/KGZ) 26 62 108 (Match TB)
Brianti/Chang (ITA/TPE) d. (WC) Liang/Zhou (CHN/CHN) 64 61

Order of Play – Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Center Court (from 14.00hrs)

1. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Zhang Shuai
2. Han Xinyun vs. Chang Kai-Chen (NB 15.00hrs)
3. Smith/Yan vs. Sun/Zhang
4. Maria Elena Camerin vs. Alberta Brianti (NB 18.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Sania Mirza vs. Akgul Amanmuradova
2. Chen/Lu vs. Savchuk/Tanasugarn (NB 15.00hrs)
3. Amanmuradova/Kudryavtseva vs. Panova/Pervak
4. Han/Liu vs. Grandin/Uhlirova

Court 2 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Alla Kudryavtseva vs. Ekaterina Ivanova
2. Bratchikova/Ivanova vs. Hsieh/Scheepers (NB 15.30hrs; after suitable rest)

Court 3 (NB 15.30hrs; after suitable rest)
1. Groth/Peers vs. Gallovits/Mirza

WTA Guangzhou Preview

September 13-19, 2010

Order of Play – Monday, September 13, 2010
Center Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Sun Shengnan vs. Vladimira Uhlirova (Singles Q)
2. Maria Elena Camerin vs. Lu Jing-Jing
3. Kurumi Nara vs. Chang Kai-Chen
4. Sophie Ferguson vs. Zhang Shuai

Court 1 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Liu Chang vs. Sally Peers (Singles Q)
2. Hsieh Su-Wei vs. Zhou Yi-Miao (Singles Q)
3. [Sun Shengnan or Vladimira Uhlirova] vs. [Liu Chang or Sally Peers] (Singles Q Final)
4. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Xu Yi-Fan

Court 2 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Junri Namigata vs. Lee Ye-Ra (Singles Q)
2. Misaki Doi vs. Zhang Nan-Nan (Singles Q; NB 12.00hrs)
3. [Junri Namigata or Lee Ye-Ra] vs. [Chan Chin-Wei or Ryoko Fuda] (Singles Q Final)
4. Olga Savchuk vs. Akgul Amanmuradova

Court 3 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Chan Chin-Wei vs. Ryoko Fuda (Singles Q)
2. Remi Tezuka vs. Kim So-Jung (Singles Q)
3. [Lee Jin-A or Hsu Wen-Hsin] vs. [Remi Tezuka or Kim So-Jung] (Singles Q Final)
4. Stefanie Voegele vs. Ekaterina Ivanova

Court 4 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Lee Jin-A vs. Hsu Wen-Hsin (Singles Q)
2. [Misaki Doi or Zhang Nan-Nan] vs. [Hsieh Su-Wei or Zhou Yi-Miao] (Singles Q Final)

Pilot Pen Results – Aug 27th

Singles – Semifinals
[9] S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [12] T de Bakker (NED) 63 64 [15] D Istomin (UZB) d [10] V Troicki (SRB) 76(10) 36 62

Doubles – Semifinals
R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) d [2] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) 64 64 R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) d J Knowle (AUT) / A Ram (ISR) 64 63

Singles – Semifinals
[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) d [4] [WC] E Dementieva (RUS) 16 63 76(5) [8] [WC] N Petrova (RUS) d M Kirilenko (RUS) 26 62 62

Doubles – Semifinals
[1] K Peschke (CZE) / K Srebotnik (SLO) d A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Z Yan (CHN) 76(4) 57 10-6 B Mattek-Sands (USA) / M Shaughnessy (USA) d S Hsieh (TPE) / S Peng (CHN) 75 61

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 STADIUM start [1] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [8] [WC] N Petrova (RUS) – WTA SINGLES FINAL

Not Before 2:30 PM
R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) vs R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK)

Starting at 7:00 PM
[9] S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [15] D Istomin (UZB) – ATP SINGLES FINAL [1] K Peschke (CZE) / K Srebotnik (SLO) vs B Mattek-Sands (USA) / M Shaughnessy (USA) – WTA DOUBLES FINAL