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PYW Tokyo

The second largest event this week is held in Tokyo. It is one out of two events held in the Japanese capital. Who will be strong enough to outfox, outsmart and outplay the others? That is up to you!

The major event this week is held in Filderstadt, but Tokyo can still claim some interesting players coming this week, including three players in the PYW Top 10 with Golovin, Zvonareva and Sugiyama. The home crowd will not only cheer for Ai, but has six other players to cheer for, among them Asagoe and Morigami.


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1. Tatiana Golovin FRA [3]



2. Vera Zvonareva RUS [1]



3. Ai Sugiyama JPN [5]




4. Shinobu Asagoe JPN [7]


In the top half saw it's only seeds that survive. It all started with Zvonareva winning easily over Bartoli. Next it was Ai delighting the home crowd with a win over Camille Pin. Sania Mirza was also comfortable against home player Aiko Nakamura. Tatiana Golovin was on the brink of defeat though. It took three marathon sets for her to see off local wild card Saori Obata. She now plays Sugiyama, which is sure to give her another hard battle.

The bottom half made sure only seeds survived in the entire tournament. Nicole Vaidisova and Shinobu Asagoe were rarely troubled as they saw off Sybille Bammer and Séverine Bremond respectively. Maria Kirilenko brushed off a first set loss against experienced Henrieta Nagyova to come through anyway. The same applied for Gisela Dulko against Jamea Jackson. Gisela and Maria now face each other.

Quarter finals:

Vera Zvonareva RUS [1] v. Sania Mirza IND [8]
Tatiana Golovin FRA [3] v. Ai Sugiyama JPN [5]

Gisela Dulko ARG [6] v. Maria Kirilenko RUS [4]

Shinobu Asagoe JPN [7] v. Nicole Vaidisova CZE [2]
 

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Sania Mirza IND [8]
Tatiana Golovin FRA [3]

Maria Kirilenko RUS [4]
Nicole Vaidisova CZE [2]
 

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LIVE SCORES:

Vera Zvonareva RUS [1] v. Sania Mirza IND [8] | 6-3 0-0
Tatiana Golovin FRA [3] v. Ai Sugiyama JPN [5] | 4-5 SP!

Gisela Dulko ARG [6] v. Maria Kirilenko RUS [4] | 4-5 SP!
Shinobu Asagoe JPN [7] v. Nicole Vaidisova CZE [2] | 4-5 SP!
 

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Sania Mirza IND [8]
Tatiana Golovin FRA [3]

Maria Kirilenko RUS [4]
Shinobu Asagoe JPN [7]
 

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LIVE SCORES:

Vera Zvonareva RUS [1] v. Sania Mirza IND [8] | 6-3 2-2
Tatiana Golovin FRA [3] v. Ai Sugiyama JPN [5] | 4-6 1-2

Gisela Dulko ARG [6] v. Maria Kirilenko RUS [4] | 4-6 2-1
Shinobu Asagoe JPN [7] v. Nicole Vaidisova CZE [2] | 4-6 2-1
 

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