Peer Moves Along In The First

There are few tennis players in New York more popular this week than Shahar Peer.And Peer is not even an American. The no. 24 seed is an Israeli.New York has a heavily Jewish population and many of them come out to Flushing Meadows on an annual basis to cheer her on.

It worked on Tuesday at beautiful new court 17 as Peer defeated Sania Mirza of India, 6-7,6-3,6-1.The large crowd was firmly behind her.

Peer recognizes that she is in part an ambassador from Israel when she plays in New York.

She reached a career high ranking of 11 this past January,which marks the highest ranking ever for an Israeli man or woman.Not bad for someone who had to do a 2-year stint in the army.

Peer will play young Sloane Stephens of the United States,most likely on Thursday.She and Stephens have played doubles together in the past.Peer recognizes that Stephens has a lot of talent,but Peer is playing with a lot of confidence right now.

Tashkent (Tues): Dulgheru Leads Procession of Seeds

TASHKENT OPEN
Tashkent-UZB
September 20-26, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Singles – First Round
(1) Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 62 75
(2) Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) d. (Q) Eirini Georgatou (GRE) 64 63
(3) Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) d. Zuzana Kucova (SVK) 63 75
(5) Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. (Q) Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 63 67(2) 62
(6) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. (WC) Sabina Sharipova (UZB) 63 63
(7) Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d. (Q) Yuliana Fedak (UKR) 64 61
(8) Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) d. Elena Bovina (RUS) 60 36 64
Jill Craybas (USA) d. (LL) Ksenia Palkina (KGZ) 62 63
Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) d. Sania Mirza (IND) 61 46 75
Alexandra Panova (RUS) d. Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 64 64
Olga Savchuk (UKR) d. (Q) Nadejda Guskova (RUS) 62 62
Darya Kustova (BLR) d. (WC) Nigina Abduraimova (UZB) 57 63 63

Doubles – First Round
(2) Rodionova/Savchuk (RUS/UKR) d. (WC) Abduraimova/Azimova (UZB/UZB) 60 60
(4) Kondratieva/Lefèvre (RUS/FRA) d. Dzehalevich/Tsurenko (BLR/UKR) 63 75
Rodina/Voegele (RUS/SUI) d. Bratchikova/Ivanova (RUS/RUS) 57 64 107 (Match TB)

Order of Play – Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Evgeniya Rodina vs. Anna Chakvetadze
2. Jill Craybas vs. Akgul Amanmuradova
3. Alexandra Dulgheru vs. Ekaterina Bychkova (NB 13.00hrs)
4. Craybas/Niculescu vs. Abduraimova/Sharipova

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Alla Kudryavtseva vs. Alexandra Panova
2. Darya Kustova vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
3. Elena Vesnina vs. Olga Savchuk (NB 14.00hrs)

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Maria Elena Camerin vs. Stefanie Voegele
2. Bovina/Georgatou vs. Fedak/Vasylyeva
3. Kichenok/Kichenok vs. Camerin/Mirza (NB 14.00hrs)

Court 3 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Ekaterina Ivanova vs. Monica Niculescu
2.  Khabibulina/Palkina vs. Panova/Poutchek (NB 14.00hrs; after suitable rest)

Guangzhou (final): Groth Serves Up First Title

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

Results – Sunday, September 19, 2010
Singles – Final
(1) Jarmila Groth (AUS) d. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 61 64

Doubles – Final
Gallovits/Mirza (ROU/IND) d. Han/Liu (CHN/CHN) 75 63

Final Facts
- 23-year-old Groth wins her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title, her previous best efforts being two semifinals (2010 Istanbul and 2008 Tokyo). She becomes the eighth first-time Tour singles title winner of the season, and the 15th top seed to triumph in 2010.
– The sole seed to reach the quarterfinals, world No.55 Groth conceded the fewest games en route to her title (15) of any tournament winner so far this year. Next best: Maria Sharapova lost 21 games on her way to winning at Memphis in February.
– Groth (formerly Gajdosova) was born in Slovakia but became an Australian citizen in 2009. She married Australian Sam Groth in February last year.
– Groth is projected to make her Top 50 debut when the rankings are released on Monday, September 20.
– Kudryavtseva was also playing her first Tour final. Earlier this year she won her second Tor doubles title, at ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Anastasia Rodionova).
– Edina Gallovits and Sania Mirza capture the doubles on their debut as a team. Gallovits now has two Tour doubles titles to her name, while Mirza has nine.

Final Quotes

Jarmila Groth, 2010 Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open singles champion:
“I didn’t give a lot of chances to my opponents this week and I was able to take mine and close out matches. I will be Top 50 now, which is really good, but hopefully I can get higher as the main goal is to be seeded for the Australian Open. I rang my husband straight after the match, but there won’t be much time to celebrate, unfortunately. I have a 9am flight to Seoul, where I play Nadia Petrova first round, so I’ll pretty much go back to the hotel and pack my bags!”

Alla Kudryavtseva, 2010 Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open singles runner-up:
“I’m a little disappointed but she played great tennis throughout the whole week so congratulations to her. We were both here without coaches and actually warmed up together before the match. We rode here together, warmed up together, and are probably going to the airport together tomorrow as well. So it was funny and a great time. I’m pretty sure I’ll be coming back next year as I have a lot of points to defend now!”

Edina Gallovits, 2010 Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open doubles champion:
“First of all it was a lot of fun playing with Sania. I was excited when I found out we were playing together and have really enjoyed the week. She’s a great player and really aggressive and that all helped us to play well together. I would love to play with her again.”

Sania Mirza, 2010 Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open doubles champion:
“We played great together and it’s great to win another tournament. It’s tough to play players you haven’t faced before, so I think that’s why it took some time to get into the match, but once we did that I thought we felt very comfortable and were able to secure the win.”

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)

WTA Tour – Guangzhou (Fri): Groth Marches Into Semis

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

Guangzhou (Tues): Groth Cruises, Chan Ousted

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

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 Tour – Guangzhou (Mon): Seeds Seamless on Day One

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

Results – Monday, September 13, 2010
Singles – First Round
(3) Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) d. Olga Savchuk (UKR) 75 62
(5) Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 61 62
(8) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. (WC) Xu Yi-Fan (CHN) 64 60
Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) d. (WC) Lu Jing-Jing (CHN) 36 61 75
Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Sophie Ferguson (AUS) 36 76(5) 62
Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 63 76(6)

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(2) Junri Namigata (JPN) d. Chan Chin-Wei (TPE) 63 61
(8) Kim So-Jung (KOR) d. (3) Lee Jin-A (KOR) 64 62
Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d. (4) Misaki Doi (JPN) 63 63
(9) Sun Shengnan (CHN) d. (5) Sally Peers (AUS) 46 61 62

Order of Play – Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Center Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Jarmila Groth vs. Nina Bratchikova
2. Hsieh Su-Wei vs. Han Xinyun
3. Smith/Yan vs. Sun/Zhang (NB 16.30hrs)
4. Ksenia Pervak vs. Chan Yung-Jan (NB 18.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Pauline Parmentier vs. Alberta Brianti
2. Sun Shengnan vs. Alexandra Panova
3. Brianti/Chang vs. Liang/Zhou (NB 16.30hrs)

Court 2 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Bojana Jovanovski vs. Alla Kudryavtseva
2. Edina Gallovits vs. Kim So-Jung
3. Lu/Xu vs. C.Chan/Palkina (NB 16.30hrs)

Court 3 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Sania Mirza vs. Katie O’Brien
2. Ayumi Morita vs. Junri Namigata
3. Simona Halep vs. Tamarine Tanasugarn

US Open Women’s Results

New York, NY-USA

August 30-September 12, 2010

$22,668,000/Grand Slam

Hard/Outdoors

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Singles – Second Round

(2) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. (Q) Sally Peers (AUS) 62 61

(3) Venus Williams (USA) d. (Q) Rebecca Marino (CAN) 76(3) 63

(5) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 61 64

(6) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. (Q) Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 62 61

Gisela Dulko (ARG) d. (10) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 51 ret. (headache)

(12) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. Sybille Bammer (AUT) 63 64

(WC) Virginie Razzano (FRA) d. (13) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 75 64

(16) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 62 63

(19) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Agnes Szavay (HUN) 61 64

(20) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (Q) Sania Mirza (IND) 62 64

Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (21) Zheng Jie (CHN) 63 60

(24) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Vania King (USA) 57 63 64

(27) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Elena Baltacha (GBR) 76(5) 63

Sara Errani (ITA) d. (28) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 62 63

(29) Alona Bondarenko (UKR) d. Melanie Oudin (USA) 62 75

(Q) Mandy Minella (LUX) d. (32) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 64 60

Doubles – First Round

(2) Huber/Petrova (USA/RUS) d. Coin/Cornet (FRA/FRA) 62 63

Dulgheru/Rybarikova (ROU/SVK) d. (3) Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez (ESP/ESP) 64 46 76(4)

(10) Kirilenko/Radwanska (RUS/POL) d. Chang/Kops-Jones (TPE/USA) 63 60

(12) Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) d. Amanmuradova/Barrois (UZB/GER) 60 64

(14) Vesnina/Zvonareva (RUS/RUS) d. (WC) Barte/Burdette (USA/USA) 75 63

(15) Mattek-Sands/Shaughnessy (USA/USA) d. (WC) McHale/Zalameda (USA/USA) 60 63

(16) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. Dzehalevich/Poutchek (BLR/BLR) 63 63

Date Krumm/Morita (JPN/JPN) d. Jankovic/Jovanovski (SRB/SRB) 46 63 64

Cirstea/Safarova (ROU/CZE) d. Flipkens/Woehr (BEL/GER) 67(4) 60 63

Kudryavtseva/Kustova (RUS/BLR) d. Rodionova/Savchuk (RUS/UKR) 57 64 63

Diatchenko/Senoglu (RUS/TUR) d. Arvidsson/Larsson (SWE/SWE) 61 26 64

Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) d. Rosolska/Scheepers (POL/RSA) 63 76(3)

Groth/Zakopalova (AUS/CZE) d. Dekmeijere/Kerber (LAT/GER) 61 46 62

Chuang/Govortsova (TPE/BLR) d. Jurak/Kanepi (CRO/EST) 61 61

Hantuchova/Wozniacki (SVK/DEN) d. Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) 60 62

(WC) Glatch/Vandeweghe (USA/USA) d. Malek/Petkovic (GER/GER) 75 67(6) 64