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Old Jul 27th, 2010, 07:00 AM   #151
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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for May 3rd - Shelby Rogers

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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for May 3rd - Shelby Rogers

Player of the Week for May 10 Goes to...




Sloane Stephens.

Sloane Stephens picks up the POTW nod for her run to the final of the 25K Caserta. Sloane shocked the Italian crowd with her impressive shot making to make it to the finals as a Junior Exempt. Sloane crushed Giovine 6-0 6-1 in the first round. Then knocked out Lucky Loser Haas 6-2 6-0. In the QFs, Sloane out hit Ungur 6-2 6-4. Sloane continued her great form into the SFs, beating 7th seed Buryachok 6-2 7-5 to make the final without dropping a set. But waiting for her in the final was a tough task, Romina Oprandi, the top seed. Romina used her experience, slice and dice game to defeat Sloane 6-3 6-3. Sloane showed she has game and continues to be a girl to watch for in the future.

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Venus and Serena Williams get an Honorable Mention for their performances in Madrid. Serena Williams in the singles event got a bye in the first round for making the SFs the week before in Rome. In the second round, Serena edged out Vera Dushevina 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 7-6(5), saving a match point along the way. But Serena's great victory would be short lived as she would be ousted by Nadia Petrova in the 3rd round 4-6 6-2 6-3. Sister Venus would make the final of Madrid. In the first round, Venus beat Stefanie Voegele 6-4 6-2. The second round saw Venus take down Vera Zvonareva 7-5 6-3 in a tight match. Venus in the 3rd round took down Francesca Schiavone 3-6 6-1 6-2. Venus started off slow against the Italian, but picked it up and held off the upset. Venus then took out the clay courter Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-3 with some impressive play. Venus continued her great clay form to beat Shahar Peer 6-3 6-0. But Venus would leave Madrid without the singles title as Aravane Rezai would continue her Giant Killer form to take out Venus. Aravane beat Justine Henin and Jelena Jankovic on her way to the final and continued to mow down Venus. Venus had her chances as she led 5-2 in the second and had a few set points, but Aravane saved them and took the match 6-2 7-5. Aravane followed in Maria Jose's foot steps to have low ranked players win the big clay titles. The Williams Sisters would team up to win the doubles title together. They were the top seeds of the doubles event and got a 1st round bye. Team Williams knocked out Rosolska/Shvedova 7-6(4) 6-2 after a hard fought 1st set. The QFs saw Venus/Serena take down the tough team of Kirilenko/Radwanska 6-2 6-4. The Williams played the big points well to win the deciding points when they needed to which was crucial for the big win. In the SFs, the Williams Sisters continued their winning doubles way with a 7-5 6-2 victory over Schiavone/Peer. In the Final, they played the red hot Pennetta/Dulko team, the Williams Sisters cruised to a 6-2 3-0 lead before the Italian/Argentine duo made their big comeback to lead 5-4. But from then on in it was all Team Williams as they crushed them in the last 3 games to take the title 6-2 7-5.



Lindsay Lee-Waters for making the Final of 50K Raleigh. Lindsay entered the event as the 5th seed. Lindsay beat Julia Boserup 6-3 6-2 in the first round. In the second round, she beat another young American, Ashley Weinhold 1-6 6-2 7-5, showing her great fighting spirit to dig deep and pull out the victory. In the QFs, Lindsay beat Alina Jidkova 6-3 7-6(3) to make the SFs to take on fellow American Alison Riske. Lindsay similar to the 2nd round, trailed most of the time, but fought hard to get the win, this time 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3. Johanna Konta proved to be too tough for Lindsay as Johanna would take the title from Lindsay 6-2 5-7 6-4.



Alison Riske for making the SFs of 50K Raleigh. Alison came into the event as the second seed and in not the best of form. But Alison beat Goldfeld in the first round 7-6(6) 6-1. In the second round, Alison took down Luzhanska 6-1 3-6 6-4 to make the QFs. Alison continued her positive week with a 6-3 6-4 win over 8th seed Carly Gullickson. But Alison's run would come to an end to Lindsay Lee-Waters after Alison was leading most of the match. Lindsay beat Alison 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3.



Meghann Shaughnessy. Meghann teamed up with partner Virginia Ruano Pascual to make the QFs of Madrid. In the first round Meg and Vivi struggled to get past Garcia Vidagany and Soler Espinosa 6-3 7-6(6). In the 2nd round, Meg and Vivi upset Mattek-Sands/Yan 6-7(5) 6-3 [10-8]. This was a big win for Meg and Vivi as it was their best win together as a team and gave them the much needed confidence. In the QFs, Meg and Vivi trailed big against Maria Jose and Nuria, but they fought hard and saved match points to tie it at a set a piece. 3-6 7-6(6). But the match would be suspended in the MTB at a crucial time and when play resumed, Maria Jose and Nuria took the win 6-3 6-7(6) [10-7].

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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for May 10th - Sloane Stephens

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Meghann Shaughnessy.

Meghann Shaughnessy gets POTW for winning her first WTA tour doubles title since 2007 Sydney at the 2010 Warsaw event. Meghann teamed up with partner Virginia Ruano Pascual. Meg and Vivi took out the tough team of Rosolska/Shvedova 6-4 6-1 in the first round. They followed that up with a 6-1 6-2 win over Poutchek/Senoglu, who upset 2nd seeds Garbin/Huber. In the SFs, Vivi and Meg beat 3rd seeds Hsieh/Zheng 6-4 ret. to make their first final together. In the final, they beat the top seeds Yan/Black 6-3 6-4 to win the title without dropping a set and not being challenged past 6-4 in a set. This is Meg's 16th WTA tour doubles title and 1st with Virginia.

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Vania King gets an Honorable Mention for winning the doubles title in Strasbourg with Alize Cornet. In the first round, Vania and Alize beat Camerin/Chang 7-5 6-2 and then benefited from a walkover from the top seeds Hradecka/Chuang to make the SFs. In the SFs, Vania and Alize played Jill Craybas and Julia Goerges and they crushed them 6-1 6-2 to make the final. In the final, they took on 2nd seeds Kudryavtseva/Rodionova. They lost the first set 6-3, but fought hard to take the second set 6-4. In the MTB, Vania and Alize won the crucial points to take it 10-7 and win the doubles title. In singles, Vania upset 2nd seed Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-1, then took down her doubles partner Alize Cornet 6-2 6-3, and knocked out Rodionova 6-4 7-5 to make the SFs. In the SFs, Vania won the first from Barrois 6-2, but lost the 2nd set 6-2. The third set was decided by just a few points as Barrois took it 8-6 in the tiebreak.



Jill Craybas for making the SFs of Strasbourg's doubles event with partner Julia Goerges. In the first round, they beat Tvaroskova/Kiszczynska 6-2 6-2. They then upset 3rd seeds Coin/Pelletier 7-6(4) 6-4 to set up a spot in the SFs to take on King/Cornet. In the match, Jill and Julia were crushed 6-1 6-2. Still a solid effort from Jill in Strasbourg.



Raquel Kops-Jones for making the QFs of Warsaw's doubles event with Sarah Borwell. Raquel and Sarah have faced some tough draws, but in Warsaw they drew WCs Kania/Linette. Raquel and Sarah struggled at first, but pulled away with the win 7-6(6) 6-0. In the QFs, they had to play the top seeds Yan and Black. Zi and Cara cruised to a 6-0 first set, but Raquel and Sarah through everything and the kitchen sink at them in the second set and they took it 7-5 to take it to a 3rd set. In the match tiebreak, Zi and Cara won the critical points to take it 10-5. Raquel and Sarah gave it their best for another solid week.
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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for May 17th - Meghann Shaughnessy

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CoCo Vandeweghe.

CoCo gets the POTW nod this week for run to the 50K Carson title. In the first round, CoCo beat Jennifer Elie 6-1 7-5 and then followed that up with a 5-7 6-3 6-0 win over Luzhanska. In the QFs, CoCo dismantled Qualifier Krista Hardebeck 6-3 6-1. In the SFs, CoCo then beat 7th seed Lindsay Lee-Waters, simply overpowering Lindsay 6-4 7-6(7). In the Final, CoCo proved to have too much game for Kristie Ahn with a 6-1 6-3 win to give CoCo the title. CoCo was able to win her first big title and in convincing form only losing one set the entire tournament. This bodes well for CoCo if she can keep up this consistent big game of her's. This great performance gives CoCo the POTW nod.

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Venus and Serena Williams. Venus and Serena Williams get Honorable Mentions for this week for Serena making it to the second week of Roland Garros in both singles and doubles as the top seed in both events and Venus for finally getting past the 3rd round of singles. In singles, Serena beat Stefanie Voegele in the first round 7-6(2) 6-2. Then the second round saw Serena crush Julia Goerges 6-1 6-1. In the 3rd round, Serena would play 29th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Serena would ease her way through the first set 6-1 before errors crept in and Anastasia took full advantage to take the second 6-1. The third set saw Serena raise her level and take the 3rd 6-2 to make the 4th round. Venus Williams came into Roland Garros having not lost before the QFs at all this year in any event and as the second seed. In the first round, Venus beat her bitch Patty Schnyder 6-3 6-3. Venus then beat out Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-2 6-4. Venus then had to play 26th seed Dominika Cibulkova. Venus had lost to her before, 2008 Doha, so she came in knowing what to expect on Venus' worst surface. Venus was able to pick up the win 6-3 6-4 to set up a clash with Petrova. Petrova caused the upset though with a 6-4 6-3 win over Venus to knock her out of Roland Garros. The positives Venus can take is that she broke the Round 3 curse, having not made it past the 3rd round of Roland Garros since 2006. In doubles, Serena and sister Venus would go in as the heavy favorites to leave with the title. In the first round, they crushed Tanasugarn and Flipkens 6-0 6-1 and then received a walkover from Hantuchova/Wozniacki in the second round. In the third round, Venus and Serena then crushed 16th seeds, Hlavackova and Hradecka 6-1 6-2 to make the QFs.



Sloane Stephens for her run through Qualifying to the QFs of the 25K Grado. In Qualifying, Sloane was seeded 11th and got a 1st round bye. In the second round, Sloane defeated Mendo 6-2 6-1. In the Final round of Qualifying, Sloane beat 4th seed Vrljic 6-7(5) 6-3 6-1 to seal her place into the Main Draw, where she would play 2nd seed, Kristina Kucova. Sloane created the big upset in the first round by beating Kucova 6-4 7-5. She continued with another win, this time over fellow Qualifier Sekulic 6-2 6-2. Sloane's attempt at another Italian 25K final was ended by Jovanovic 7-6(8) 6-1 in the QFs. Still a great effort and week for Sloane.



Bethanie Mattek-Sands for her good efforts in both singles and doubles. Beth had to come to Paris early as she needed to go and compete in Qualifying and earn her way into the Main Draw. In Qualifying, Beth beat Alja Tomljanovic 6-0 6-7(5) 6-4 and then Elena Bovina 6-3 3-6 6-4. In the final round of Qualifying, Beth had to play the hot player, Simona Halep. Simona knocked Beth out 6-4 6-7(7) 6-4. Beth got in as a lucky loser though to take on Vania King, who she would then best 6-2 6-2. But once again she would have to play one of the hot players on tour, this time Shahar Peer, who recently made the SFs of Madrid. Beth would come out strong and take the first set 6-3, but from then on it was all Shahar as she cruised to a 3-6 6-0 6-1 victory. In doubles, Beth teamed up with Yan Zi. In the first round, they beat the team of Bacsinszky/Garbin 6-3 6-3 and then in the second round, they ousted the Italian team Errani/Vinci 6-4 7-5. But once more Beth found herself being eliminated by players in great form, this time Pennetta/Dulko, who were on a roll this clay season. Pennetta/Dulko won 7-6(7) 6-0 to make the QFs. In the Mixed Doubles, Beth and Mark Knowles were the 4th seeds, but got ousted by Garbin/Matkowski in the first round, 7-6(4) 6-1.



Lisa Raymond. Lisa Raymond and partner Rennae Stubbs came into the event gunning to win their first Roland Garros title and complete the Career Grand Slam together as a team. They started off well with a win over Rosolska/Shvedova, who earlier in the clay season took them to 3 sets, 7-6(4) 6-4. In the second round, Cornet and Rezai didn't have the game to stop them as Lisa/Rennae cruised to the 3rd round 6-2 6-2. In the 3rd round, they played the tough team of Radwanska/Kirilenko. During the match, Rennae took a dive and hurt her finger, which could have led to their downfall as they lost 7-6(6) 6-4. In the Mixed event, Lisa and Moodie got bounced in the first round to King/Kas 7-6(4) 6-3. So Lisa leaves Roland Garros before the second week even starts.


Liezel Huber. Liezel Huber kept her dreams of keeping the #1 rank alive with moving into the QFs of Roland Garros. Liezel teamed up with Anabel Medina Garrigues, 2 time defending champ, as the 3rd seeds. In the first round, they narrowly escaped Koryttseva/Kustova 2-6 6-1 6-4. In the second round, they had to play Azarenka/Zvonareva and once again narrowly escaped defeat this time with a 4-6 6-2 6-4 win. In the 3rd round, they drew 13th seeds Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova and for the third time they were able to fight to the victory with a 7-5 2-6 6-4 win to move into the QFs. By moving into the QFs, Liezel has kept her dreams of staying #1 and preventing the Williams Sisters from getting it for a little longer. In the Mixed Doubles, Liezel teamed up with Bhupathi to be the top seeds, but they got upset by Chan/Butorac 6-1 6-4 in the first round..

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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for May 24th - Liezel Huber

Player of the Week for May 31 Goes to...




Venus and Serena Williams.

Venus and Serena Williams snatch up the POTW for their doubles victory at Roland Garros. In the QFs, Venus and Serena beat the formidable 11th seeds Kirilenko/Radwanska 6-2 6-3. This set up a match that would be the Battle for #1. If Venus and Serena beat Huber/AMG, they would become the new #1 doubles players, but if Huber won she would need to have won the title to keep her #1 rank, so a lot was on the line in this SF. In the first set, Huber/AMG mixed it up and took the set 6-2. But the Williams Sisters fired right back with a 6-2 of their own. In the third, the Williams upped their game just that bit more to edge it out 6-4 to get the #1 on June 7. In the Final, they played 12th seeds Peschke/Srebotnik, both experienced doubles players. The Williams Sisters routed them 6-2 6-3 to keep their Grand Slam Final record, undefeated still 12-0. With this win, the Williams get the #1 rank, the 6th and 7th players to be both #1 in singles and doubles (Serena the 6th to hold both simultaneously) and would now hold all 4 Grand Slams at once. Also, with this win, the Williams Sisters have now completed the Career Golden Grand Slam for a second time. This all is worthy of the Player of The Week nod.

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Carly Gullickson. Carly gets the Honorable mention for finding her form so more to make the finals of the 50K Nottingham on grass. In the first round, Carly beat WC Lisa Whybourn 6-1 6-1, just demolishing her with some great serving. Carly then created the upset beating the 3rd seed, and hometown favorite Katie O'Brien 7-6(3) 6-2. Carly continued her great run of form beating fellow American Madison Brengle 6-3 6-1 in the QFs. In the SFs, Carly had to now play the 2nd seed Sandra Zahlavova and Carly ousted her 6-3 6-4 to make the final. In the Final, Carly was gunning to be one of the few players to beat all of the top 3 seeds in the same event. But it didn't go the way she had hoped as the top seed Elena Baltacha ended her run with a easy 6-2 6-2 win. Still a great tournament for Carly to still try to get back on track.



Vania King for her run to the SFs of the Roland Garros Mixed Doubles. In the first round, Vania and Kas took out the 7th seeds Lisa Raymond and Wes Moodie 7-6(4) 6-3. In the second round, Vania and Kas were in for a fight against Amanmuradova/Quereshi as it would go to the match tiebreak. Vania and Kas would take it 6-7(3) 6-3 10-7. The victory set up a QF clash with Garbin/Matkowski. Once more, it would go the distance with the same end result, Vania and Kas coming out on top, with a 6-4 3-6 10-7 win to put them into the SFs. Vania has been here before as she made the Finals of this same event just last year. In the SFs, they had to play Shvedova/Knowle. Shvedova/Knowle had too much game as they won 6-4 6-4 to find themselves into the Mixed Final.



Liezel Huber for making the SFs of Roland Garros Women's Doubles. In the QFs, Liezel and partner Medina Garrigues had to play the hot team, and 2nd favorites of the title, Pennetta/Dulko. The first set was all Flavia/Gisela, proving exactly why they were on such a hot streak during the clay season to take it 6-1. But the second set, the American-Spanish duo cracked right back, 6-0. This would mean a third set would decide if the Williams Sisters would get the #1 rank or Liezel keeps her hopes alive. The third set goes to a tiebreak and Huber/AMG took it 7-6(4). With this win, Liezel still remains #1, but sets up a clash for the #1 with the Williams Sisters in the SFs. Huber/AMG take the first set 6-2. The Williams hit right back with a 6-2 of their own. The third set was close, but the Williams Sisters take it 6-4 and take the #1 rank. So Liezel loses the #1 and her hopes of getting a Roland Garros title.



Alison Riske. Alison showed her great grass court game off in Nottingham as she made the QFs of the 50K. In the first round, Alison upset the 4th seed Nina Bratchikova 6-2 7-6(7). The second set was tight, but Alison stood strong and fought off Nina to make the second round. She then beat Sally Peers 6-4 6-3 to make the QFs. In the QFs, the 6th seed Xinyun Han edged out Alison in 2 tight sets, 7-6(3) 7-5. A great sign of things to come for Alison with this good effort.


Raquel Kops-Jones. Raquel teamed up with partner Sarah Borwell to take the 50K Nottingham title. In the first round, they barely overcame fellow Americans Gullickson/Moulton-Levy 6-4 3-6 10-5. In the QFs, they took down El Tabakh/Zalameda 7-6(2) 6-3 to make the SFs. They then got fortunate and received a walkover from Keothavong/Smith to make the Final. In the Final, Broady/O'Brien didn't have much in them in the end as Raquel and Sarah took the title with a 6-3 2-6 10-7 victory.

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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for May 31st - Venus and Serena Williams

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Alison Riske.

Alison Riske gets the POTW nod this week for her amazing out of no where run to the SFs of Birmingham. In the Main Draw, Alison drew Sandra Zahlavova. The first set would be a tight affair, but Alison would take it 7-6(5), but Sandra got the break she needed in the second to take it 6-4. But in the third it was all Alison as she cruised to victory 6-0 in the third. Alison created her first upset victory of the event with a 6-2 6-4 win over 9th seed Aleksandra Wozniak. Riske would then play out of form Anna Chakvetadze and go down a set, but dug deep and showed her great fight and heart to take the victory 4-6 7-5 6-1 to put her in her first Tour QF. In the QFs, she had to play 2009 US Open SFist Yanina Wickmayer. Alison once more showed her heart and spirit to stay strong and with Yanina, as she pulled out the win 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3. In her first ever WTA SF, she had to play Maria Sharapova. Maria Sharapova mowed down Alison in the first set 6-2 before Alison started making more shots to give the crowd a thrill as she took the second 6-4. In the third Maria ran away with it 6-1, Alison tested her, but it wasn't enough. Alison showcased this week her beautiful game and is one of the many young Americans to watch for in the future.

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Lisa Raymond. Lisa Raymond won her first title of the season, and it wasn't with her regular partner Rennae Stubbs, instead with Cara Black. Lisa and Cara teamed up to win the Birmingham title, just their second time as a pair and both times they walked away with the winner's trophy. In the first round, Lisa and Cara showed their inexperience as a team as they struggled past Erakovic/Tanarasugarn with a 6-7(3) 7-5 10-5 victory. In the QFs, it was much easier for them as they eased past the Rodionovas 6-3 6-2 to make the SFs. The SFs saw Lisa and Cara gain a bit of revenge for Cara as they knocked out Grandin/Spears 6-4 6-4. In the Final, they took on top seeds Huber/Mattek-Sands and were cruising 6-3 3-2 before Liezel retired with pain in her left knee. Lisa would win her 69th WTA tour title and continues to show she is a force in the doubles game.



CoCo Vandeweghe for her run to another title, this time 25K El Paso. In the first round, CoCo beat Brittany Augustine 7-6(6) 6-4. In the second round, CoCo continued to show off her flashy hard hitting game with another dominating performance, a 6-3 6-3 win over Giral Lores. In the QFs, CoCo beat Elizabeth Lumpkin 6-3 6-4 to make the SFs. In the SFs, she had to play Kimberly Couts. CoCo would lose the first set 6-4, but she bounced right back with a 6-0 6-3 final 2 sets. In the Final, Coco had to play top seed Fuda, and Coco was again came out prepared and crushed her 6-2 6-1 for the title. Another great result by CoCo to give her ranking another big boost.



Varvara Lepchenko for making the SFs of the 100K Marseille. In the first round, Varvara performed a huge upset over 4th seed Julia Goerges with a 6-4 6-4 win. It was a shocking win for Varvara as she went in as a huge underdog. Varvara continued with a 6-2 6-3 win over Ivanova and a 7-6(3) 6-3 win over Piquion. Varvara's run would end in the SFs to Johanna Larsson. Varvara led 6-3 5-5, before Johanna took control of the match and won it 3-6 7-5 6-3. Varvara still had a great week and put in a great effort and attempt.

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Old Aug 8th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #160
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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for June 7th - Alison Riske

Player of the Week for June 14 Goes to...




Lisa Raymond.

Lisa Raymond gets the POTW nod this week for her continued great work on the grass, to go into Wimbledon undefeated, 7-0. Last week, Lisa won Birmingham for the first time, with Cara Black, coming into Eastbourne with Rennae Stubbs confident and it showed. In the first round, they overcame the tough Wild Card team of Clijsters/Kuznetsova 7-6(3) 6-3. Both Clijsters and Kuznetsova are slam winning doubles players, but Raymond/Stubbs showed their vast experience to pick up the win. In the QFs, Lisa and Rennae eased their way past Spears/Grandin 6-1 6-4 to make their 4th SF of the year together. In the SFs, they benefited from a walkover due to Mariajo injuring her knee, against Martinez Sanchez and Huber. In the Final, Lisa and Rennae overcame their tough opposition and their nerves to pick up their first title together in 5 years to the week, winning 2005 Eastbourne. In the first set, Lisa and Rennae took their chances and won it 6-2, but then Peschke/Srebotnik, the Roland Garros runner-ups, rolled through the second 6-2. In the Match Tiebreak, it was a tense affair, but Lisa and Rennae pulled through 13-11 saving 2 championship points. Lisa picked up her 70th career doubles title and Rennae picked up her 60th career doubles title. This big week for Lisa earned her Player of the Week.

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Vania King. Vania comes up 2nd best this week after her Finalist performance in 's-Hertogenbosch. Teaming up with Yaroslava Shvedova for the second time, they were the 4th seeds. In the first round, they crushed Dekmeijere and Zalameda 6-0 6-3. In the QFs, Czink/Parra Santonja put up some resistance, but Vania and Yari pulled through with a 6-4 3-6 10-4 win. In the SFs, Errani/Vinci didn't have enough game to create the upset and make another final this year, as Vania/Yari eased by 6-3 6-3. In the Final, Vania/Yari would take the first set 6-3 from Kudryavtseva/Rodionova, but then it went downhill as Alla/Nastya got the crucial break to take the second 6-3 and then edged out the MTB 10-6. Still a great week for Vania to make the Finals.



Liezel Huber. Liezel Huber gets an Honorable Mention for her run to the SFs of Eastbourne Doubles. In the first round, Liezel and partner Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez took down Gallovits/Petrova 6-2 6-4. In the QFs, they eased past the tough team of Chan/Zheng 6-2 6-2 in a surprisingly dominant performance. But their run would stop short as Mariajo had to withdraw due to a knee injury. So Liezel continued her good form and her fight to get the #1 rank back with this good performance.



Abigail Spears for her great effort to make the QFs of Eastbourne. In the first round, Abi and Grandin beat Chuang/Govortsova 7-6(1) 6-0 with a great showing from them against a good team. But they then ran into the 2001 Wimbledon Champs and multiple time Eastbourne Champs, Raymond/Stubbs and didn't have enough game as Raymond/Stubbs routed them 6-1 6-4. Still another good consistent result for Abi.



Meghann Shaughnessy for making the QFs of Eastbourne and continuing their great form. Meg and Vivi in the first round had to play Keothavong/South, and it turned out to be a real battle. Meg/Vivi took the first 6-4, but then lost the 2nd 6-3. Meg and Vivi edged out the MTB 10-7 to make the QFs. They would then fall short to Rosolska/Yan 7-6(2) 6-2. A good week for Meg and she gains the much needed points, and continues her great form with Vivi since Madrid.

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Gr8 write ups + pics ( VK and Liz )...with the exception of Abi and Nat's pic. I wanna see Abi's face
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It was doubles week
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Re: Team USA's Player of the Week for June 14th - Lisa Raymond

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It was doubles week
I know, well atleast we get to see her curled up ponytail and badonkadonk
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