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10,000$ Benin City I, Nigeria, Feb18, winner: Anastasia Kharchenko

10000$ Benin City, Nigeria

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Benin City, a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) in Edo State, southern Nigeria, is a port on the Benin River. It is situated 200 miles by road east of Lagos. Benin is the center of Nigeria's rubber industry, but processing palm nuts for oil is still an important traditional industry, as well as producing honey-glazed ham from unused beef parts
Founded around the 10th century, Benin served as the capital of the Kingdom of Benin, the empire of the Oba of Benin, which flourished from the 14th through the 17th century. No trace remains of the structures admired by European travellers to "the Great Benin." After Benin was visited by the Portuguese in about 1485, historical Benin grew rich during the 16th and 17th centuries on the slave trade with Europe, carried in Dutch and Portuguese ships, as well as through the export of some tropical products.[1]
The Bight of Benin's shore was part of the so-called "Slave Coast", from where many West Africans were sold (usually by local rulers) to foreign slave traders. In the early 16th century the Oba sent an ambassador to Lisbon, and the King of Portugal sent Christianmissionaries to Benin. Some residents of Benin could still speak a pidgin Portuguese in the late 19th century.
The city and kingdom of Benin declined after 1700, with the decline in the European slave trade, but revived in the 19th century with the development of the trade in palm products with Europeans. To preserve Benin's independence, bit by bit the Oba banned the export of goods from Benin, until the trade was exclusively in palm oil.
On 1 February 1852 the whole Bight of Benin became a British protectorate, where a Consul (representative) represented the protector, until on 6 August 1861 the Bights of Biafra and Benin became a united British protectorate, again under a ritish Consul.
In the "Punitive Expedition" of 1897, a 1200-strong British force, under the command of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, conquered and burned the city, destroying much of the country’s treasured art and dispersing nearly all that remained. The "Benin Bronzes": portrait figures, busts, and groups created in iron, carved ivory, and especially in brass (conventionally called "bronze") made in Benin are displayed in museums around the world.
After the fall of Benin in 1897, the British set apart Warri Province, to punish the Oba of Benin and curb his imperial power. The Benin monarchy was restored in 1914, but true power lay with the colonial administration of Nigeria.
In September 1967, it was the capital of the short-lived secessionist Republic of Benin (not be confused with Benin

Previous Winners:
2003: Sania MIRZA IND d. Franziska ETZEL GER 63 63
2003: Sania MIRZA IND d. Anca ANASTASIU RSA 61 75
2004: Chanelle SCHEEPERS RSA d. Megha VAKHARIA IND 61 63
2004: Chanelle SCHEEPERS RSA d. Susanne AIGNER AUT 61 46 64
2005: Rebecca DANDENIYA GBR d. Diana VRANCEANU GER 46 64 76
2005: Diana VRANCEANU GER d. Carolina MALHEIROS BRA 61 62
2006: Nungnadda WANNASUK THA d, Nathalia ROSSI BRA 62 61
2006: Nathalia ROSSI BRA d. Davinia LOBBINGER BEL 62 36 63
2007: Ana-Clara DUARTE BRA d. Nathalia ROSSI BRA 64 67 75
2007: Debbrich FEYS BEL d. Ana-Clara DUARTE BRA 67 64 64

2008 Draws

Quali
Ksenia LOPINA UKR vs bye
Vladlena PETUSHKOVA RUS vs Blessing ANUNA NGR 61 62
Trivena Monika PUTRI INA vs bye
Gabriela VIEIRA BRA vs bye
Adeyinka Elisabeth THOMPSON NGR vs bye
Khristina KAZIMOVA UKR vs Ksenia MOSKAL RUS 46 63 76
Natalie HANDLER ISR vs bye
Melody SNELEN USA vs bye
Anastasia KHARCHENKO UKR vs bye
Akshitha BASAVARAJU IND vs Alexandra RILEY USA 76 60
Sofia MITROKHIN ISR vs bye
Melissa SILVA BRA vs bye
Seheno RAZAFINDRAMASO MAD vs bye
Anna PIVEN UKR vs bye
Hiromi TAKEUCHI USA vs bye
Ngoji OKWUDIKE NGR vs bye
2nd round
Ksenia LOPINA UKR d. Vladlena PETUSHKOVA RUS 60 61
Gabriela VIEIRA BRA d. Trivena Monika PUTRI INA 61 61
Khristina KAZIMOVA UKR d. Adeyinka Elisabeth THOMPSON NGR 60 60
Melody SNELEN USA d. Natalie HANDLER ISR 60 62
Anastasia KHARCHENKO UKR d. Akshita BASAVARAJU IND 63 61
Melissa SILVA BRA d. Sofia MITROKHIN ISR 62 60
Anna PIVEN UKR d. Seheno RAZAFINDRAMASO MAD 63 16 62
Ngoji OKWUDIKE NGR d. Hiromi TAKEUCHI USA 60 60
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SINGLES MAIN DRAW
(1) Olivia SCARFI GBR vs Valentine CONFALONIERI ITA 67 16
q Khristina KAZIMOVA UKR vs Alison SHEMON AUS 36 60 36
q Ksenia LOPINA UKR vs wc Ronke AKINGBADE NGR 60 60
(6) Davinia LOBBINGER BEL vs q Anastasia KHARCHENKO UKR 36 36
(3) Prerana-Mythri APPINENI IND vs wc Sabath IBRAHIM NGR 61 63
Natalia CHENG BRA vs wc Hannah EKE NGR 61 60
Tegan EDWARDS RSA vs Fabiana CHIAPARINI BRA 63 62
(7) Anne-Valerie EVAIN FRA vs q Anna PIVEN UKR 46 16
(8) Parul GOSWAMI IND vs Rachel SNELEN USA 62 61
q Ngoji OKWUDIKE NGR vs Giannina MINIERI ITA 16 06
q Melody SNELEN USA vs Karolina NOWAK GER 26 06
(4) Nathalia ROSSI BRA vs q Melissa SILVA BRA 63 75
(5) Keren SHLOMO ISR vs Nevena SELAKOVIC SRB 64 63
Shivika BURMAN IND vs wc Fatimah ABINU NGR 60 61
Ashmitha EASWARAMURTHI IND vs Amandine CAZEAUX FRA 16 16
(2) Laura BSOUL GER vs q Gabriela VIEIRA BRA 46 63 63
2nd round
Alison SHEMON AUS d. Valentine CONFALONIERI ITA 64 36 62
q Anastasia KHARCHENKO UKR d. q Ksenia LOPINA UKR 62 64
(3) Prerana-Mythri APPINENI IND d. Natalia CHENG BRA 64 67 64
q Anna PIVEN UKR d. Tegan EDWARDS RSA 61 62
Giannina MINIERI ITA d. (8) Parul GOSWAMI IND 26 63 63
Karolina NOWAK GER d. (4) Nathalia ROSSI BRA 36 75 75
(5) Keren SHLOMO ISR d. Shivika BURMAN IND 63 67 64
Amandine CAZEAUX FRA d. (2) Laura BSOUL GER 76 63
QF
q Anastasia KHARCHENKO UKR d. Alison SHEMON AUS 64 60
q Anna PIVEN UKR d. (3) Prerana-Mythri APPINENI IND 64 76
Karolina NOWAK GER d. Giannina MINIERI CHI 76 60
(5) Keren SHLOMO ISR d. Amandine CAZEAUX FRA 75 36 63
SF
q Anastasia KHARCHENKO UKR d. q Anna PIVEN UKR 62 60
Karolina NOWAK GER d. (5) Keren SHLOMO ISR 63 64
Final
q Anastasia KHARCHENKO UKR d. Karolina NOWAK GER 63 61

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DOUBLES MAIN DRAW
(1) Davinia LOBBINGER BEL/Olivia SCARFI GBR vs Fatimah ABINU/Sabath IBRAHIM NGR 76 63
Valentine CONFALONIERI ITA/Ksenia MOSKAL RUS vs Ashmitha EASWARAMURTHI IND/Tegan EDWARDS RSA 62 67 10-7
(4) Fabiana CHIAPARINI/Nathalia ROSSI BRA vs Akshitha BASAVARAJU/Shivika BURMAN IND 64 64
Khristina KAZIMOVA/Ksenia LOPINA UKR vs Natalia CHENG/Gabriela VIEIRA BRA 57 64 3-10
Amandine CAZEAUX/Anne-Valerie EVAIN FRA vs Hannah EKE/Ronke AKINGBADE NGR 62 60
(3) Seheno RAZAFINDRAMASO MAD/Keren SHLOMO ISR vs Giannina MINIERI CHI/Rachel SNELEN USA 64 76
Laura BSOUL GER/Alison SHEMON AUS vs Vladlena PETUSHKOVA/Anna PIVEN UKR 62 06 10-7
(2) Prerana-Mythri APPINENI/Parul GOSWAMI IND vs Natalie HANDLER ISR/Nevena SELAKOVIC SRB 60 63
QF
(1) Davinia LOBBINGER BEL/Olivia SCARFI GBR d. Valentine CONFALONIERI ITA/Ksenia MOSKAL RUS 64 61
Natalia CHENG/Gabriela VIEIRA BRA d. (4) Fabiana CHIAPARINI/Nathalia ROSSI BRA 76 75
Amandine CAZEAUX/Anne-Valerie EVAIN FRA d. (3) Seheno RAZAFINDRAMASO MAD/Keren SHLOMO ISR 63 62
Laura BSOUL GER/Alison SHEMON AUS d. (2) Prerana-Mythri APPINENI/Parul GOSWAMI IND 64 61
SF
(1) Davinia LOBBINGER BEL/Olivia SCARFI GBR d. Natalia CHENG/Gabriela VIEIRA BRA 61 64
Laura BSOUL GER/Alison SHEMON AUS d. Amandine CAZEAUX/Anne-Valerie EVAIN FRA 62 76
Final
(1) Davinia LOBBINGER BEL/Olivia SCARFI GBR d. Laura BSOUL GER/Alison SHEMON AUS 75 64

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Re: 10,000$ Benin City I, Nigeria, Feb18, Entry

Good luck to Tegan and Laura

maybe Tegan can win a set here
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Re: 10,000$ Benin City I, Nigeria, Feb18, Entry

What? No Muller?

Vladlena PETUSHKOVA RUS I like this name!

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What? No Muller?

Vladlena PETUSHKOVA RUS I like this name!
at the Muller bashing.

Weak draw for this event by the way.
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at the Muller bashing.

Weak draw for this event by the way.
The top seed is #600 WTA
go Valentine take some easy points
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at the Muller bashing.

Weak draw for this event by the way.
Oh come on - it was a joke. I was nice and took 2 pics of her in Auckland. I saw her round a bit there too, and she seems like a nice girl - just too bad about her tennis.

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Oh come on - it was a joke.
Yes, I know, hence the at the end.
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Just making sure.

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Do send me those pictures then as a peace offering.
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I posted them on here already weeks ago! In my Auckland pics thread in GM.

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oh and good luck to Davinia too
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Re: 10,000$ Benin City I, Nigeria, Feb18, Quali

Quali
Ksenia LOPINA UKR vs bye
Vladlena PETUSHKOVA RUS vs Blessing ANUNA NGR
Trivena Monika PUTRI INA vs bye
Gabriela VIEIRA BRA vs bye
Adeyinka Elisabeth THOMPSON NGR vs bye
Khristina KAZIMOVA UKR vs Ksenia MOSKAL RUS
Natalie HANDLER ISR vs bye
Melody SNELEN USA vs bye
Anastasia KHARCHENKO UKR vs bye
Akshitha BASAVARAJU IND vs Alexandra RILEY USA
Sofia MITROKHIN ISR vs bye
Melissa SILVA BRA vs bye
Seheno RAZAFINDRAMASO MAD vs bye
Anna PIVEN UKR vs bye
Hiromi TAKEUCHI USA vs bye
Ngoji OKWUDIKE NGR vs bye
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First round results:

Vladlena Petushkova - Blessing Anuna 6-1 6-2
Khristina Kazimova - Ksenia Moskal 4-6 6-3 7-6 (4)
Akshitha Basavaraju - Alexandra Riley 7-6 (3) 6-0

QDB: Vieira and Kazimova (both 2R)
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DB
Takeuchi and Vieira
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Kazimova & Takeuchi (both in R2)
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