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southern star
Apr 20th, 2009, 12:02 AM
The week after the Fed Cup round will be one of the biggest ever in terms of the number of women playing professional tennis.

There are 15 tournaments in 15 countries, in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America: including the qualifying rounds, over 800 women will be playing professional tennis in the same week.

$700,000 STUTTGART, Germany (WTA)

$220,000 FES, Morocco (WTA)

$100,000+H CAGNES-SUR-MER, France

$100,000+H JOHANNESBURG, South Africa

$50,000 GIFU, Japan

$50,000 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, USA

$50,000 MAKARSKA, Croatia

$25,000 NAMANGAN, Uzbekistan

$25,000 GIMCHEON, Korea, Rep.

$25,000 BUNDABERG, Australia

$25,000 BALIKPAPAN, Indonesia

$10,000 VIC, Spain

$10,000 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina

$10,000 BRESCIA, Italy

$10,000 BOURNEMOUTH, Great Britain

Noctis
Apr 20th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Its only 800。

Golovinjured.
Apr 20th, 2009, 12:12 AM
I hope a certain paprika-loving headcase is one of those 800.

Mashabator
Apr 20th, 2009, 02:08 AM
I hope a certain paprika-loving headcase is one of those 800.

hehehehe! lets hope so!!

southern star
May 5th, 2009, 12:39 AM
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.

southern star
May 5th, 2009, 01:00 AM
The Fes tournament had significant results for some other players, as well. I wouldn't have bet on Czink reaching the semi or Hercog making the quarterfinal.