2014/09/22

Cornet Conquers Strasbourg

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(May 25, 2013) No. 3 seed Alize Cornet of France beat Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 7-6 (4), 6-0 on Saturday to win the Strasbourg International final. Cornet was a losing finalist at last year’s event.

Cornet is just the second French player in the tournament’s 27-year history to win the title, the other was Aravane Rezai in 2009.

“It was a very tight first set – we were both serving very well and we didn’t break each other much,“ Cornet said. “In the tie-break it came down to just one or two points, and then in the second set it went way faster because everything she had been putting on the lines in the beginning started to go out. I feel great right now, winning this title at home. It’s the accomplishment of a lot of work.”

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Cornet and Hradecka Gain Strasbourg Final

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INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG
Strasbourg, France
May 20-25, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Friday, May 24, 2013
Singles - Semifinals
(3) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 75 67(5) 63
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. (Q) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 16 63 61

Singles - Quarterfinals
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 75 63
(Q) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 75 63

Doubles - Semifinals
(4) Date-Krumm/Scheepers (JPN/RSA) d. (2) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 61 63
(3) Black/Erakovic (ZIM/NZL) d. Barrois/Buryachok (GER/UKR) 57 60 119 (Match TB)

Doubles - Quarterfinals
(3) Black/Erakovic (ZIM/NZL) d. Linette/Piter (POL/POL) 63 64
(4) Date-Krumm/Scheepers (JPN/RSA) d. McHale/Moulton-Levy (USA/USA) 62 16 1210 (Match TB)

Order Of Play - Saturday, May 25, 2013
Central (from 12.30hrs)
1. Doubles Final: Black/Erakovic vs. Date-Krumm/Scheepers
2. Singles Final: Alizé Cornet vs. Lucie Hradecka (NB 15.00hrs)

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Bouchard and Cornet to Face Off in Strasbourg Semis

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(May 23, 2013) Canadian teen Eugenie Bouchard qualified for the first WTA semifinal of her career on Thursday at Les Internationaux de Strasbourg
defeating Anna Tatishvili 6-3, 6-2.

INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG
Strasbourg, France
May 20-25, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Thursday, May 23, 2013
Singles – Quarterfinals
(3) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. (7) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 63 61
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 63 62

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(2) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) d. Maria/Paszek (GEr/AUT) 16 64 102 (Match TB)
Barrois/Buryachok (GER/UKR) d. Bouchard/Pekhova (CAN/BLR) 76(3) 46 107 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Friday, May 24, 2013
Central (from 10.30hrs)
1. Flavia Pennetta vs. Misaki Doi
2. Eugenie Bouchard vs. Alizé Cornet (NB 14.00hrs)
3. [Flavia Pennetta or Misaki Doi] vs. [Lucie Hradecka or Johanna Larsson]

Court 1 (from 10.30hrs)
1. Lucie Hradecka vs. Johanna Larsson
2. McHale/Moulton-Levy vs. Date-Krumm/Scheepers
3. [McHale/Moulton-Levy or Date-Krumm/Scheepers] vs. Grandin/Uhlirova (after suitable rest)

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Black/Erakovic vs. Linette/Piter
2. Barrois/Buryachok vs. [Black/Erakovic or Linette/Piter] (after suitable rest)

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Wozniacki Upset in Brussels

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BRUSSELS OPEN
Brussels, Belgium
May 20-25, 2013
$690,000/Premier
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Singles – Second Round
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. (1/WC) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 62 64
(4) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. (Q) Zhang Shuai (CHN) 64 60
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. (6) Julia Goerges (GER) 63 ret. (right wrist injury)
(7) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (WC) Elena Baltacha (GBR) 62 60
(8) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 46 76(4) 76(4)
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Jana Cepelova (SVK) 63 63

Suspended due to darkness
(2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) is tied with (Q) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 63 57

Singles – First Round
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. (3) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 64 76(6)
(4) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 63 26 63
(5) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Madison Keys (USA) 64 16 62
(6) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (LL) Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 61 75
(8) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 63 60
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. (Q) Melanie Oudin (USA) 62 62
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. (Q) Mallory Burdette (USA) 62 46 63
Jamie Hampton (USA) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 16 63 64
(Q) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d. (WC) Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 61 60
(Q) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 61 63

Doubles – First Round
(2) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) d. Craybas/Vandeweghe (USA/USA) 62 63
Dabrowski/Peer (CAN/ISR) d. (3) Chan/Jurak (TPE/CRO) 61 64
(4) Govortsova/Rosolska (BLR/POL) d. Czink/Jovanovski (HUN/SRB) 61 61
Melnikova/Sasnovich (RUS/BLR) d. Kapshay/Kondratieva (UKR/RUS) 63 75

Order Of Play - Thursday, May 23, 2013
Center Court (from 10.30hrs)
1. Kirsten Flipkens vs. Jamie Hampton
2. Yulia Putintseva vs. Roberta Vinci (tbc; NB 11.30hrs)
3. Zheng Jie vs. Romina Oprandi (NB 12.00hrs)
4. Sloane Stephens vs. Peng Shuai
5. [Kirsten Flipkens or Jamie Hampton] vs. [Yulia Putintseva or Roberta Vinci]
6. Varvara Lepchenko vs. Kaia Kanepi

Court 1 (from 11.30hrs)
1. Klemenschits/Klepac vs. Groenefeld/Peschke
2. Melnikova/Sasnovich vs. Govortsova/Rosolska (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Mirza/Zheng vs. Dekmeijere/Kalashnikova (after suitable rest)
4. Dabrowski/Peer vs. Flipkens/Rybarikova (after suitable rest)

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Seeds Niculescu and Hsieh Fall in Strasbourg

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INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG
Strasbourg, France
May 20-25, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(3) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. (Q) Magda Linette (POL) 63 64
Misaki Doi (JPN) d. (4) Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 64 46 76(3)
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) d. (5) Monica Niculescu (ROU) 46 63 62
(7) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. (Q) Shelby Rogers (USA) 26 63 64
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. (WC) Virginie Razzano (FRA) 63 63
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Camila Giorgi (ITA) 63 60
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Lauren Davis (USA) 62 62
(Q) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) 62 63

Doubles – First Round
Bouchard/Pekhova (CAN/BLR) d. (1) Hantuchova/Hradecka (SVK/CZE) w/o (Hantuchova: right shoulder injury)
(2) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) d. Domachowska/Torró-Flor (POL/ESP) 61 63
(4) Date-Krumm/Scheepers (JPN/RSA) d. (WC) Feuerstein/Michel (FRA/SUI) 63 63
McHale/Moulton-Levy (USA/USA) d. (WC) Garcia/Johansson (FRA/FRA) 64 61

Order Of Play – Thursday, May 23, 2013
Central (from 11.00hrs)
1. Eugenie Bouchard vs. Anna Tatishvili
2. Alizé Cornet vs. Chanelle Scheepers (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Flavia Pennetta vs. Misaki Doi
4. Lucie Hradecka vs. Johanna Larsson (NB 17.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Maria/Paszek vs. Grandin/Uhlirova
2. Bouchard/Pekhova vs. Barrois/Buryachok (after suitable rest)
3. McHale/Moulton-Levy vs. Date-Krumm/Scheepers (after suitable rest)

Court 2 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Black/Erakovic vs. Linette/Piter

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Rain Washes Out Play in Brussels

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BRUSSELS OPEN
Brussels, Belgium
May 20-25, 2013
$690,000/Premier
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday, May 21, 2013
No matches completed due to rain

Order Of Play – Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Center Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Kaia Kanepi vs. Dominika Cibulkova
2. Sofia Arvidsson vs. Peng Shuai (NB 11.00hrs)
3. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Jamie Hampton
4. Kirsten Flipkens vs. Madison Keys
5. Caroline Wozniacki vs. [Zheng Jie or Mallory Burdette]
6. [Yulia Putintseva or Alison Van Uytvanck] vs. Roberta Vinci
7. [Kirsten Flipkens or Madison Keys] vs. [Yanina Wickmayer or Jamie Hampton]

Court 1 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Sloane Stephens vs. Tsvetana Pironkova (tbc)
2. Yulia Putintseva vs. Alison Van Uytvanck
3. Coco Vandeweghe vs. Julia Goerges
4. Jana Cepelova vs. [Kaia Kanepi or Dominika Cibulkova]
5. Olga Govortsova vs. [Sofia Arvidsson or Peng Shuai]
6. [Romina Oprandi or Melanie Oudin] vs. [Coco Vandeweghe or Julia Goerges]

Court 3 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Zhang Shuai vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
2. Zheng Jie vs. Mallory Burdette
3. Romina Oprandi vs. Melanie Oudin
4. [Sloane Stephens or Tsvetana Pironkova] vs. [Zhang Shuai or Magdalena Rybarikova]
5. Varvara Lepchenko vs. Elena Baltacha

Courts TBA
Chan/Jurak vs. Dabrowski/Peer
Czink/Jovanovski vs. Govortsova/Rosolska
Melnikova/Sasnovich vs. Kapshay/Kondratieva
Craybas/Vandeweghe vs. Groenefeld/Peschke

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Top Two Seeds Fall in Strasbourg

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INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG
Strasbourg, France
May 20-25, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Singles – First Round
Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. (1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 63 62
(WC) Virginie Razzano (FRA) d. (2) Tamira Paszek (AUT) 61 64
(3) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 63 62
(4) Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d. Annika Beck (GER) 67(6) 75 61 (saved 2mp)
(5) Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 67(7) 63 76(5)
Lauren Davis (USA) d. (6) Christina McHale (USA) 75 63
(7) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. (WC) Claire Feuerstein (FRA) 75 64
María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) d. (8) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 63 46 76(4)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 62 26 63
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) d. (WC) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 67(4) 75 64
Misaki Doi (JPN) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 75 62
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 63 63
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 64 63
(Q) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 64 62
(Q) Shelby Rogers (USA) d. (Q) Marta Domachowska (POL) 62 75
(Q) Magda Linette (POL) d. Olga Puchkova (RUS) 64 76(2)

Doubles – First Round
(3) Black/Erakovic (ZIM/NZL) d. Dolonc/Tatishvili (SRB/GEO) 76(4) 64
Barrois/Buryachok (GER/UKR) d. Perrin/Zec-Peskiric (SUI/SLO) 60 61
Linette/Piter (POL/POL) d. Clerico/Jegiolka (ITA/POL) 62 60
Maria/Paszek (GER/AUT) d. Muhammed/Will (USA/USA) 62 61

Order Of Play – Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Central (from 11.00hrs)
1. Camila Giorgi vs. Eugenie Bouchard
2. María-Teresa Torró-Flor vs. Flavia Pennetta (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Johanna Larsson vs. Virginie Razzano
4. Alizé Cornet vs. Magda Linette (NB 17.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Lauren Davis vs. Lucie Hradecka
2. Shelby Rogers vs. Chanelle Scheepers
3. Misaki Doi vs. Hsieh Su-Wei
4. Feuerstein/Michel vs. Date-Krumm/Scheepers

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Garcia/Johansson vs. McHale/Moulton-Levy
2. Anna Tatishvili vs. Monica Niculescu (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Hantuchova/Hradecka vs. Bouchard/Pekhova (NB 14.30hrs; after suitable rest)
4. Domachowska/Torró-Flor vs. Grandin/Uhlirova (after suitable rest)

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