Re: S1 - 5: Bausch & Lomb Championships, Amelia Island (II)
Tanasugarn happy despite singles loss
AMELIA ISLAND,USA-AP- Thai Tamarine Tanasugarn had one heck of a week on the first clay court tournament of the season, and kicked it off with a bang winning the doubles title with Lourdes Dominguez Lino.
"To win in doubles, gave me a lot of confidence, and after the horrific aussie season, I was ready for a change."
She also made it all the way to the singles final as well.
In her first match she scared Ana Ivanovic so bad that she retired from ATC.
"I didn't mean too," she laughs.
She then defeated 6th-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-4,6-3, in the round of 16.
"After that win,. I knew I was going to at least make the final."
She then upset 3rd-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues 7-6(5),6-2, sending her home before the final four for the first time ever.
"That was a big match for me, then I knew I could grind on any surface, except Rebound Ace of course."
She then met good friend and doubles partner Lourdes Dominguez Lino, she grinded out a hard fought victory, being a set and 2 breaks down, and eventually match point to win 3-6,7-5,6-4.
Later in the day they won the doubles final over Severine Bremond and Amelie Mauresmo handily 6-4,6-3, without dropping a set.
"It was cool to lift up a trophy for once."
Then came a hard knock in the path the final against tough Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli.
Tammy quickly went down 5-0 in the first set, and managed to break Marion, but got broken in the next game to lose the set 6-1.
The second set, Marion raced to a 4-0 lead, and held a match point at 5-1, which Tammy saved, then saved another one and lost the match in the next game to lost the match,
"I am quite dissapointed to lose, but look at the week I had, it was amazing."
TT-started: 50k Nottingham 2010
Singles: Rank-44; Career High-30. Career Record: 109-103; Best Results: finals: 2012-Rome,2011-Palermo,2010-75k Vancover
Doubles: Rank-15; Career High-12. Career Record: 108-114; Best Results: Winner: 2012-Wimbledon w/Kylger, 50k Lexington w/Kylger, 2011-Luxembourg w/drake1980;Finalist: 2012-San Diego w/Kylger, Moscow w/Kylger
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