Re: 27 April - 3 May: Big week in Women's Tennis
Results? Glad you asked...
$700,000 STUTTGART, Germany (WTA)
Singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova
Doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands /Nadia Petrova
Kuznetsova's first WTA win in 2 years.
Mattek-Sands and Petrova also won the doubles event at the recent tournament at Charleston.
$220,000 FES, Morocco (WTA)
Singles: Anabel Medina Garrigues
Doubles: Alisa Kleybanova /Ekaterina Makarova
Garrigues is best on clay: this is a good way to start the lead-in to Roland Garros.
This is Makarova's first WTA doubles title. She lost the singles final to Garrigues, and still doesn't have a WTA singles title to her name, but surely that can't be far away.
$100,000+H CAGNES-SUR-MER, France
Women Singles : Maria-Elena CAMERIN (ITA)
Women Doubles : COIN (FRA) / PELLETIER (CAN)
Camerin is probably past her prime now, and it has been a while since she won an ITF event. Start of a comeback?
$100,000+H JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
Women Singles : Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT)
Women Doubles : CAVADAY (GBR) / TSURENKO (UKR)
Sevastova is a rising eighteen year old player, currently ranked 125.
$50,000 GIFU, Japan
Women Singles : Aiko NAKAMURA (JPN)
Women Doubles : FERGUSON (AUS) / NAKAMURA (JPN)
This is twenty-seven year old Aiko's first ITF win since 2004.
Yay Sophie! for the doubles win.
$50,000 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, USA
Women Singles :Lindsay LEE-WATERS (USA)
Women Doubles : GULLICKSON (USA) / KRIZ (AUS)
Lindsay is a veteran, good to see she's still active.
$50,000 MAKARSKA, Croatia
Women Singles : Tatjana MALEK (GER)
Women Doubles : MALEK (GER) / VORACOVA (CZE)
Malek has been getting better results lately, might start making a dent at WTA level soon.
$25,000 NAMANGAN, Uzbekistan
Women Singles : Kristina ANTONIYCHUK (UKR)
Women Doubles : KHABIBULINA (UZB) / PALKINA (KGZ)
This is the third singles ITF win of eighteen year old Kristina's career.
$25,000 GIMCHEON, Korea, Rep.
Women Singles : Jin-A LEE (KOR)
Women Doubles : CHANG (TPE) / CHEN (TPE)
This is the biggest payday of Lee's career.
$25,000 BUNDABERG, Australia
Women Singles : Anastasia RODIONOVA (RUS)
Women Doubles : ARAI (JPN) / RINER (SUI)
Rodionova's fortunes seem to have faded since a few years ago.
$25,000 BALIKPAPAN, Indonesia
Women Singles : Ayu-Fani DAMAYANTI (INA)
Women Doubles : BASUKI (INA) / TEDJAKUSUMA (INA)
Basuki (now 38 years old) and Tedjakusuma came out of quasi retirement last year and have been winning a few doubles events here and there. Basuki was once in the WTA top-20 in singles and top-10 in doubles.
$10,000 VIC, Spain
Women Singles : Beatriz GARCIA-VIDAGANY (ESP)
Women Doubles : SANCHEZ-QUINTANAR (ESP) / SANTOS-BRAVO (ESP)
Young Beatriz's second ITF singles win.
$10,000 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Women Singles : Mailen AUROUX (ARG)
Women Doubles : ALVES (BRA) / TIENE (BRA)
Auroux's first ITF win since her good run in 2007.
$10,000 BRESCIA, Italy
Women Singles : Irina BURYACHOK (UKR)
Women Doubles : BURYACHOK (UKR) / MEDDENS (NED)
Now 23, Buryachok is probably destined to remain at the fringes of professional tennis.
$10,000 BOURNEMOUTH, Great Britain
Women Singles : Svenja WEIDEMANN (GER)
Women Doubles : BABOS (HUN) / CORNISH (GBR)
Weidemann turned pro in 1997 but her only two ITF wins have come in the past twelve months.