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Julian. Oct 25th, 2011 11:07 AM

2011 Bali YEC Player Field Confirmed
 
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8 Bali YEC Players Field Confirmed: Bartoli, Peng, Lisicki, Vinci, Hantuchova, Ivanovic, Medina Garrigues, Petrova

International Tournament Titlists of 2011:
Auckland: Greta Arn
Brisbane: Petra Kvitova (1)
Hobart: Jarmila Gajdosova
Pattaya City: Daniela Hantuchova
Memphis: Magdalena Rybarikova
Bogota: Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Acapulco: Gisela Dulko
Kuala Lumpur: Jelena Dokic
Monterrey: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Marbella: Victoria Azarenka (1)
Fes: Alberta Brianti
Barcelona: Roberta Vinci (1)
Estoril: Anabel Medina Garrigues (1)
Strasbourg: Andrea Petkovic
Copenhagen: Caroline Wozniacki
Birmingham: Sabine Lisicki (1)
's-Hertogenbosch: Roberta Vinci (2)
Bastad: Polona Hercog
Budapest: Roberta Vinci (3)
Bad Gastein: Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (1)
Palermo: Anabel Medina Garrigues (2)
Baku: Vera Zvonareva
Washington D.C.: Nadia Petrova
Dallas: Sabine Lisicki (2)
Tashkent: Ksenia Pervak
Quebec City: Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova
Guangzhou: Chanelle Scheepers
Seoul: Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (2)
Osaka: Marion Bartoli
Linz: Petra Kvitova (2)
Luxembourg: Victoria Azarenka (2)

FINAL RANKING (Oct 24, 2011):

1. Caroline Wozniacki
3. Petra Kvitova
4. Victoria Azarenka
6. Vera Zvonareva

9. Marion Bartoli
10. Andrea Petkovic
15. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
16. Peng Shuai [Wildcard]
18. Sabine Lisicki
22. Roberta Vinci
23. Daniela Hantuchova
26. Ana Ivanovic [Wildcard]
28. Anabel Medina Garrigues
31. Nadia Petrova

32. Jarmila Gajdosova
35. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
36. Polona Hercog
38. Chanelle Scheepers
39. Ksenia Pervak
44. Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova
65. Greta Arn
67. Magdalena Rybarikova
69. Jelena Dokic
70. Gisela Dulko
73. Alberta Brianti
79. Lourdes Dominguez Lino


Qualified for Istanbul YEC so cannot play in Bali YEC.
Qualified as an alternate in Istanbul YEC and choose not to participate in Bali YEC.
Qualified for Bali YEC
Awarded wildcard spots for Bali YEC without winning any International Tournament this year.
Expected to play Fed Cup Final during the same week so cannot play in Bali YEC.
Did not qualify for Bali YEC.

Julian. Oct 25th, 2011 11:07 AM

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BALI PLAYER FIELD CONFIRMED
25 Oct 2011 | English, Road To Bali



The eight players who will contest the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions, the annual season-ending championships for the WTA’s International tournaments, have been confirmed.

Marion Bartoli, Sabine Lisicki, Roberta Vinci, Daniela Hantuchova, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Nadia Petrova are the six highest-ranked International Series tournament winners (excluding players qualified for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships), thereby qualifying for the 2011 Tournament of Champions. Defending champion Ana Ivanovic and Peng Shuai have been awarded wildcards, rounding out the Bali field.

All will gather at the Bali Convention Centre, Westin Resort, Nusa Dua for the end of season climax that offers total prize money of $600,000. Matches take place 3rd to 6th November.


“I would like to congratulate all these players on their success in 2011 and I know they are excited to end their year at the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali,” said Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA. “The six qualified players have won a total of 11 WTA singles titles between them this year, and with the addition of defending champion Ana Ivanovic and Peng Shuai as wildcards, I’m sure the fans will be in for a week of exciting competition.”


"We are delighted to have such a strong player field in what will be the final year of operating the Tournament of Champions in Bali. We look forward to welcoming them and I know that everyone in Bali is looking forward to an exciting event," said Kevin Livesey, tournament director of the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions.


Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions 2011 Participants:


Marion Bartoli, France, No.9

Marion Bartoli advanced to five finals during the 2011 season, winning the AEGON International (Eastbourne) and HP Japan’s Women Open (Osaka), and finishing runner-up at the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells), Internationaux de Strasbourg and Bank of the West Classic (Stanford). She also reached her second Grand Slam semifinal at Roland Garros, and a WTA-leading 14 quarterfinals (from 27 events). Bartoli’s impressive results have seen her equal her career-best ranking of No.9, which she first achieved in 2007. The 27-year-old returns to Bali for the second time, having finished runner-up to Aravane Rezai at the inaugural Tournament of Champions in 2009.


Sabine Lisicki, Germany, No.18

Germany’s Sabine Lisicki has made a stunning comeback from injury this year, improving her ranking from a low of No.218 in March, to a career-best of No.17 in September. She won both her second and third WTA singles titles at the AEGON Classic (Birmingham), and Texas Tennis Open (Dallas), where conceding only 13 games, the fewest by a title winner since 2005. The 22-year-old also reached her maiden Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon, the first time a German woman had reached a Grand Slam semifinal since Steffi Graf there in 1999. She scored four Top 10 wins during the year, including victories over Li Na and Marion Bartoli at Wimbledon. This will be her second appearance at the Tournament of Champions, having contested the inaugural event in 2009.


Roberta Vinci, Italy, No.22

At the age of 28, Italian Roberta Vinci has enjoyed her most successful year to date. Having won three singles titles over the course of 11 years, she doubled her career total with three more this season: Barcelona Ladies Open, UNICEF Open (‘s-Hertogenbosch) and POLI-FARBE Budapest Grand Prix. In addition to these titles, she achieved the best win of her career at the Rogers Cup (Toronto), defeating World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki en route to the quarterfinals. As a result, she made her Top 20 debut in the summer, peaking at No.18, on September 12. She is one of three players making their debut at the Tournament of Champions.


Daniela Hantuchova, Slovak Republic, No.23

Returning to the Tournament of Champions for the second time, Daniela Hantuchova won her fourth career singles title, and first in more than three years, at the PTT Pattaya Open to stake her claim for a place in the field. She finished runner-up on grass at the AEGON Classic (Birmingham), and reached the semifinals at the Internationaux de Strasbourg and AEGON International (Eastbourne). She achieved her first win over a reigning World No.1, when she defeated Caroline Wozniacki at Roland Garros. The 28-year-old is a former finalist at Bali, having reached that stage in 2007 when it was a regular WTA event.


Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, No.28

Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues won her 10th and 11th career singles titles during the 2011 season - at the Estoril Open and XXIV SNAI Open – Internazionali Femminili di Tennis di Palermo – and surpassed Venus Williams to hold the record for most clay court titles by an active player (10). Her title at Palermo was her fifth at the event, and she became only the fourth active player to win the same tournament five times (also Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters). She also reached three semifinals and won two doubles titles. The 29-year-old played the Tournament of Champions in 2009, and is back for the second time.


Nadia Petrova, Russia, No.31

The second Tournament of Champions debutant is Nadia Petrova. The Russian won her first WTA singles title in almost three years at the Citi Open (Washington DC), defeating top seed Shahar Peer in the final. She went on to reach two quarterfinals this year, and the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) and Wimbledon. In doubles, she reached the finals at the Qatar Ladies Open (Doha) and Sony Ericsson Open (Miami) with Liezel Huber. The 29-year-old has been ranked as high as World No.3 and has a total of 10 WTA singles titles to her name.


Ana Ivanovic, Serbia, No.26

One of two wildcard entries into Bali, 23-year-old Ana Ivanovic returns as the defending champion, having defeated Alisa Kleybanova to win the title in 2010. Her best results this year are two semifinal appearances, at the AEGON Classic (Birmingham) and Mercury Insurance Open (Carlsbad), where she was edged out in three sets in both matches. The Serb also advanced to the quarterfinals at two Premier Mandatory events - the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) and China Open – and scored two Top 10 wins during the year.



Peng Shuai, China, No.16

Receiving the second wildcard into the Tournament of Champions is China’s Peng Shuai, who will make her debut at the event. One of the WTA’s most consistent performers during 2011, she reached the quarterfinals or better at 10 events, improving her ranking from No.72 to a high of No.14 in August. She advanced to her first WTA Premier final at the Brussels Open (lost Wozniacki), securing her third Top 5 win en route. She also reached the last four at ASB Classic (Auckland), Moorilla Hobart International, Family Circle Cup (Charleston) and AEGON Classic (Birmingham). The 25-year-old reached her first Grand Slam round of 16 at the Australian Open, and equaled that result at Wimbledon and the US Open.

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iGOAT Oct 26th, 2011 03:58 AM

Re: 2011 Bali YEC Player Field Confirmed
 
Thank the lord, a thread with correct information :D.

Kəv. Oct 26th, 2011 08:27 AM

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:sobbing: Jarka couldn't get in. I don't think she wanted to play though.

Håkon Oct 26th, 2011 09:43 AM

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While Peng is an excellent player, it is sort of confusing that the Tournament of Champions has the highest ranked player without a career title :sobbing:

Kəv. Oct 26th, 2011 11:06 AM

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They shouldn't even give out WCs :shrug:
Those players had won a title and does deserve to get in the MD. While players who haven't even won an International title get a free entry.

Andiyan Oct 27th, 2011 12:39 AM

Re: 2011 Bali YEC Player Field Confirmed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SamR03A (Post 20407183)
While Peng is an excellent player, it is sort of confusing that the Tournament of Champions has the highest ranked player without a career title :sobbing:

Omg I know right :bigcry:

MikBs Oct 28th, 2011 08:55 AM

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Bartoli OUT and Gajdosova IN?

Julian. Oct 28th, 2011 10:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MikBs (Post 20419487)
Bartoli OUT and Gajdosova IN?

No.

Mynarco Oct 28th, 2011 01:30 PM

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Lucky Nadia :)
Andrea :unsure:

NA-GOAT Oct 28th, 2011 05:02 PM

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when is the main draw done?

MikBs Oct 28th, 2011 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Julian. (Post 20419627)
No.

why?

FORZA SARITA Oct 28th, 2011 08:48 PM

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so Bartoli can play here too????:weirdo: this is so unfair :weirdo: fuck this useless tournament.

Richie's Oct 28th, 2011 10:15 PM

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:lol:
Just imagine someone withdraw from YEC and an ALT play all the RR matches and then travel and play Bali. :haha: @ WTA and their rules.

Julian. Oct 29th, 2011 01:41 AM

Re: 2011 Bali YEC Player Field Confirmed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MikBs (Post 20422851)
why?

Because an ALT for Istanbul can still play for Bali even if she play matches at Istanbul, as long as you play as an ALT not a Qualifier. That's the rule.


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