Malaysian Open: Soderling Goes Down

Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2010

ATP WORLD TOUR 250 $850,000 ($947,750 Total Financial Commitment)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (+7 hours GMT)
27 September – 3 October, 2010 Surface: Indoor Hard


Singles – Quarter-finals
[8] A Golubev (KAZ) d [1] R Soderling (SWE) 63 62
[5] D Ferrer (ESP) d [3] T Berdych (CZE) 46 75 64
[4] M Youzhny (RUS) d [6] M Baghdatis (CYP) 67(5) 75 61
[Q] I Andreev (RUS) d [Q] M Raonic (CAN) 61 36 63


CENTER COURT start 2:30 pm
[4] M Youzhny (RUS) vs [Q] I Andreev (RUS)

Not Before 5:30 PM
[8] A Golubev (KAZ) vs [5] D Ferrer (ESP)
[1] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR) / M Youzhny (RUS)
A Golubev (KAZ) / D Istomin (UZB) vs [2] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK)

Bell Challenge: Paszek Beats Sands

Québec City-CAN
September 13-19, 2010

Results – Sunday, September 19, 2010
Singles – Final
(Q) Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 76(6) 26 75

Doubles – Final
Arvidsson/Larsson (SWE/SWE) d. (1) Mattek-Sands/Zahlavova Strycova (USA/CZE) 61 26 106 (Match TB)

Final Facts
– 19-year-old Paszek wins her second Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title, four years after she won the first, at Portoroz in 2006. She is now 2-1 in career finals, having been runner-up to Patty Schnyder at Bali in 2008.
– After an injury-marred 2009, Paszek, a former No.35, had to make it through qualifying on account of her ranking of No.151. Thanks to her Canadian win she jumps to No.92 on the September 20 rankings.
– Paszek didn’t drop a set en route to the final. Against Mattek-Sands she saved two set points in the first set and recovered a 3-1 deficit in the decider.
– Mattek-Sands was contesting her second Tour singles final; the first was at this event in 2008, when she was runner-up to Nadia Petrova, also in three sets.
– Swedes Sofia Arvidsson and Johanna Larsson win their first Tour title together. It’s a first doubles title for Arvidsson and first Tour title of any kind for Larsson.

Final Quotes
Tamira Paszek, 2010 Bell Challenge singles champion:
“It’s overwhelming. I’m extremely happy. Anytime you win a tournament for the first time it’s very special. This is something I’ll remember the rest of my life. I want to thank my family and friends for supporting me during tough times last year. I always believed I could come back.”

Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 2010 Bell Challenge singles runner-up:
“This is my best tournament. When I made the final here again I really wanted to get my picture up on the champion’s wall. Tamira is a tough player. She was injured for a little bit but obviously playing qualifying here and making it all the way to the final, she has been playing really well.”

Bell Challenge: Safarova Edges Oudin In QFs

Québec City-CAN
September 13-19, 2010

Results – Friday, September 17, 2010
Singles – Quarterfinals
(3) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (5) Melanie Oudin (USA) 46 62 64
(Q) Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. (8) Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 63 64
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (WC) Rebecca Marino (CAN) 64 76(4)
Christina McHale (USA) d. (Q) Alexa Glatch (USA) 63 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Foretz Gacon/Woerle (FRA/GER) d. Erakovic/Govortsova (NZL/BLR) 26 62 107 (Match TB)

Order of Play – Saturday, September 18, 2010
Court Bell (from 13.00hrs)
1. Christina McHale vs. Tamira Paszek
2. Osterloh/Tatishvili vs. Arvidsson/Larsson
3. Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Lucie Safarova (NB 19.00hrs)
4. Mattek-Sands/Zahlavova Strycova vs. Foretz Gacon/Woerle

Bell Challenge: Marino Shocks Bartoli

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Singles – Second Round
(WC) Rebecca Marino (CAN) d. (1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 63 61
(3) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 64 62
(5) Melanie Oudin (USA) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 63 60
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (6) Julia Goerges (GER) 61 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Arvidsson/Larsson (SWE/SWE) d. (2) Gullickson/Spears (USA/USA) 76(4) 63

Doubles – First Round
Foretz Gacon/Woerle (FRA/GER) d. (4) Borwell/Kops-Jones (GBR/USA) 61 64
Craybas/Goerges (USA/GER) d. (WC) Dubois/Tétreault (CAN/CAN) 62 63

Wozniacki Wins The Pilot Pen

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 STADIUM start [1] C Wozniacki (DEN) d [8] [WC] N Petrova (RUS) 63 36 63 – WTA SINGLES FINAL

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

Starting at 7:00 PM
[9] S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [15] D Istomin (UZB) 36 63 64 – ATP SINGLES FINAL [1] K Peschke (CZE) / K Srebotnik (SLO) d B Mattek-Sands (USA) / M Shaughnessy (USA) 75 60 – WTA DOUBLES FINAL