WTA – Tokyo (Sat): Petrova Wins 12th & Biggest WTA Title

TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN
Tokyo, Japan
September 23-29, 2012
$2,168,400/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Singles – Final
(17) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 60 16 63

Doubles – Final
Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. (4) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) 61 64

Final Facts
– Petrova wins her 12th and biggest WTA title, her previous two biggest coming at $1,340,000 Premier-level events at Charleston and Berlin in 2006 (this one was a $2,168,400 Premier-level event); she is now 12-11 lifetime in WTA finals
– With wins over World No.7 Sara Errani, World No.9 Sam Stosur and World No.3 Agnieszka Radwanska this week, it is the first time Petrova has ever beaten three Top 10 players at the same tournament (and the only previous time she had beaten two at the same tournament was right here in Tokyo four years ago)
– Petrova was down 63 41 and a point from going down 63 51 against Errani in the quarterfinals (she ended up winning that match, 36 75 63)
– Petrova is projected to rise from No.18 to No.14 on the new rankings
– Radwanska is now 10-4 in WTA finals and is projected to stay at No.3
– Kops-Jones and Spears win their fifth WTA doubles title together; this is their second straight WTA doubles title together (they won Seoul last week) and their second Premier-level WTA doubles title together (they won Carlsbad this summer); Kops-Jones now has seven WTA doubles titles to her name and Spears nine

Final Quotes
Nadia Petrova: “After running out of gas in the second set, I don’t know where I found the strength and willpower to fight in the third set, but I did and it feels amazing. This is the biggest tournament I’ve ever won. It’s a great accomplishment. And at the beginning of the tournament I definitely didn’t expect to win the title, because of the back injury I’ve been struggling with. I’m so happy to be here right now.

“There are a few players who have won Grand Slams after 30, and I feel like I don’t want to walk away from tennis without accomplishing the same. I still find the will to wake up every morning and go on the court and try to improve with each day. If it’s meant to happen it will, but if it doesn’t, at the end of my career I’ll know I’ve done everything I could.”

Agnieszka Radwanska: “I’m disappointed – I wanted to win this title so much, and when you’re so close and feel you can make it, it’s always emotional if you don’t. But she was playing really well. Her biggest weapon is her serve, for sure, but also her return was very good today, and I had to serve really well myself to hold my serve. But overall I think those two shots were working really well for her today.”

Raquel Kops-Jones: “We were trying to contain ourselves after we won – we kind of wanted to dance. It’s not a Grand Slam, but for us it’s pretty close. We put in a lot of work this year and it’s our biggest win ever.”

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Seoul (Fri): Wozniacki Sets Up SF Meeting With Makarova

KDB KOREA OPEN
Seoul, South Korea
September 17-23, 2012
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Friday, September 21, 2012
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 62 63
(3) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Kiki Bertens (NED) 64 64
(6) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 46 76(3) 64
(8) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 61 61

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. (3) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 63 63

Order Of Play – Saturday, September 22, 2012
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Ekaterina Makarova
2. Kaia Kanepi vs. Varvara Lepchenko
3. Paszek/Zakopalova vs. Amanmuradova/King

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Bell Challenge: Four Americans Into QFs

BELL CHALLENGE
Québec City-CAN
September 13-19, 2010
$220,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Thursday, September 16, 2010
Singles – Second Round
(8) Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. Mirjana Lucic (CRO) 57 64 62
Christina McHale (USA) d. (WC) Valérie Tétreault (CAN) 64 63
(Q) Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. Jill Craybas (USA) 63 62
(Q) Alexa Glatch (USA) d. Stéphanie Dubois (CAN) 75 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Mattek-Sands/Zahlavova Strycova (USA/CZE) d. Oudin/Zalameda (USA/USA) 76(6) 63
Osterloh/Tatishvili (USA/GEO) d. Craybas/Goerges (USA/GER) 14 ret. (Craybas: left wrist injury)

Doubles – First Round
Erakovic/Govortsova (NZL/BLR) d. (WC) El Tabakh/Marino (CAN/CAN) 46 64 104 (Match TB)

Order of Play – Friday, September 17, 2010
Court Bell (from 12.00hrs)
1. Sofia Arvidsson vs. Tamira Paszek
2. Foretz Gacon/Woerle vs. Erakovic/Govortsova
3. Alexa Glatch vs. Christina McHale
4. Rebecca Marino vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (NB 19.00hrs)
5. Lucie Safarova vs. Melanie Oudin

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

WTA Results – 9/9/10

US OPEN

New York, NY-USA

August 30-September 12, 2010

$22,668,000/Grand Slam

Hard/Outdoors

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Doubles – Semifinals

(6) King/Shvedova (USA/KAZ) d. (9) Black/Rodionova (ZIM/AUS) 63 46 64

Mixed Doubles – Final

(1) Liezel Huber/Bob Bryan (USA/USA) d. Kveta Peschke/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (CZE/PAK) 64 64

US Open Womens Results 9-6-10

US OPEN

New York, NY-USA

August 30-September 12, 2010

$22,668,000/Grand Slam

Hard/Outdoors

Monday, September 6, 2010

Singles – Fourth Round

(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (14) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 63 64

(7) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 61 62

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (11) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 75 76(4)

(31) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. (15) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 06 76(2) 61

Doubles – Third Round

(1) Dulko/Pennetta (ARG/ITA) d. (13) Niculescu/Peer (ROU/ISR) 67(7) 61 62

(15) Mattek-Sands/Shaughnessy (USA/USA) d. (4) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) 64 61

(7) Chan/Zheng (TPE/CHN) d. Hercog/Martic (SLO/CRO) 62 63

(9) Black/Rodionova (ZIM/AUS) d. Goerges/Groenefeld (GER/GER) 26 64 62

Sunshine Facts About Wozniacki’s Win

New Haven, CT-USA
August 22-28, 2010
$600,000/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Saturday, August 28, 2010
Singles – Final

(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (8/WC) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 63 36 63

Doubles – Final
(1) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) d. Mattek-Sands/Shaughnessy (USA/USA) 75 60


Final Facts

– Wozniacki wins her fourth title of the year – the most of any player – and 10th of her career. The ninth came at Montréal last week and the eighth at Copenhagen earlier in the month. She is now 10-7 in Tour singles finals.
– 20-year-old Wozniacki has now triumphed at New Haven three years running. Venus Williams won at New Haven four years in a row (1999-2002).
– Wozniacki owns a perfect 13-0 record at New Haven (5-0 to win in 2008, 5-0 to win in 2009 and 3-0 to win this year, a first round bye and quarterfinal walkover from Flavia Pennetta cutting her workload this year).
– Petrova was the No.8 seed this week, upsetting No.2 seed Samantha Stosur (her 450th career victory) en route to her first final since 2008 (when she reached four). She leaves New Haven 9-11 in career finals.
– Peschke and Srebotnik win their second title of the season together (also Indian Wells); in 2010 they have also been runners-up five times, including at Roland Garros and last week at Montréal. Peschke now has 16 doubles titles to her name, Srebotnik 23.

Final Quotes
Caroline Wozniacki, 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis at Yale singles champion:

“In the second set Nadia started hitting some nice winners, and she broke my serve straight away. I just needed to keep focused. The crowd has been amazing here, cheering me on. Yesterday I was down and they got me through it. It’s a great feeling. I love this tournament – it has been great preparation for me the last couple of years. I’d love to come back.”

Nadia Petrova, 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis at Yale singles runner-up:
“It was a good match and I’m happy to reach the final here. Caroline is very good on the defensive. My game is trying to step in and try to go to the net, but she didn’t give me many opportunities to do that. I had a tough hardcourt season. My confidence was a little bit on the floor when I came here. Now I’m back in my shoes. I’m happy and excited for the Open.”