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WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« on: April 08, 2012, 11:50:17 AM »
Tier: International
Prize Money: $220,000
Surface: Clay/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Sandra Reichel

http://www.barcelonaladiesopen.com/english/

Tournament Info
 
The memorable 1992 Summer Olympics in the popular tourist destination of Barcelona positioned the city to host other major sporting events in the years to come, including the Basketball Spanish Cup, Handball World Championships and World Swimming Championships.

Women's tennis joined that list in 2003 when an ITF Women's Circuit event was launched at Club Tennis De La Salut. The tournament became prestigious enough that in 2007 it was upgraded to WTA status and moved to Vall d'Hebrón, the same facility where gold medals were won in 1992 by Jennifer Capriati in singles and Gigi Fernández and Mary Jo Fernandez in doubles.

 Currently played in April, the Barcelona Ladies Open is the first European red clay event of the season in the build-up to the French Open. Italy's Roberta Vinci has been the tournament's most dominant competitor, with two titles and a runner-up showing to her credit.

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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 11:51:45 AM »
The venue

Centre Municipal Tennis Vall d'Hebron




Located in the Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, these tracks were the scene of the finals during the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 and witness, therefore, the historical medals won by Jordi Arrese and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario together with Cochita Martinez who formed the couple of doubles.
 
Since that historic milestone for the sport, the facilities have been consolidated as a reference for the sport of tennis, even more so when the Municipal Tennis Center hosted the Vall d'Hebron 2007 edition of the Barcelona Ladies Open, the first in which the tournament was part of the world circuit WTA Tour.
 
The facilities is very well connected, both public and private transport, accessible from anywhere in the city and during April 7th and April 15th will be dressed in their finery for a new edition of the Barcelona Ladies Open.
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 11:58:50 AM »
Champions



2003: Marta Fraga (beat Ana Ivanovic in the final in CT La Salut) and Marta Fraga/Adriana González (doubles)
2004: Laura Pous (beat Tsvetana Pironkova in the final in CT La Salut) and Laura Pous/Lourdes Domínguez (doubles)
2005: Katerina Bohmova (beat Maria Antonia Sánchez in the final in CT La Salut) and Maria Antonia Sánchez Lorenzo/Lourdes Domíguez (doubles)
2006: Tathiana Garbin (beat Ekaterina Ivanova in the final in CT La Salut) and Jans/Rosoloska (doubles)
2007: Meghann Shaughnessy (beat Edina Gallovits in the final in Barcelona Tennis Olímpic de la Vall d'Hebrón) and Núria Llagostera/Arantxa Parra (doubles)
2008: Maria Kirilenko (beat Maria José Martínez in the final in David Lloyd Club Turó) and Domínguez/Parra (doubles)   
2009: Roberta Vinci (beat Maria Kirilenko in the final in David Lloyd Club Turó) and Nuria LLagostera/Maria José Martínez (doubles)
2010: Francesca Schiavone (beat Roberta Vinci in the final in David Lloyd Club Turó) and Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (doubles)
2011: Roberta Vinci (beat Lucie Hradecka in the final in BTO Vall d’Hebron) and Benesova/Zahlavova (doubles)

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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 12:02:09 PM »
Draw



Singles

[1] F Schiavone (ITA) vs. O Govortsova (BLR)
 L Pous-Tio (ESP) vs. B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
 S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs. L Dominguez Lino (ESP)
 S Cirstea (ROU) vs. [8] P Hercog (SLO)
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 [3] D Cibulkova (SVK) vs. I Bremond (FRA)
 Qualifier vs. K Zakopalova (CZE)
 E Baltacha (GBR) vs. A Cadantu (ROU)
 L Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) vs. [5] F Pennetta (ITA)
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 [6] P Cetkovska (CZE) vs. S Peer (ISR)
 Qualifier vs. C Suarez Navarro (ESP)
 S Halep (ROU) vs. S Stephens (USA)
 M Johansson (FRA) vs. [4] R Vinci (ITA)
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 [7] S Errani (ITA) vs. I Begu (ROU)
 Qualifier vs. N Bratchikova (RUS)
 [WC] G Muguruza Blanco (ESP) vs. [WC] A Parra Santonja (ESP)
 Qualifier vs. [2] J Goerges (GER)

Doubles

[1] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) vs. D Kustova (BLR) / O Savchuk (UKR)
 L Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) / S Stephens (USA) vs. S Halep (ROU) / J Husarova (SVK)
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 [4] N Bratchikova (RUS) / D Jurak (CRO) vs. P Cetkovska (CZE) / B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
 [WC] S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) / C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs. [WC] E Cabeza Candela (ESP) / I Ferrer Suarez (ESP)
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 S Cirstea (ROU) / K Zakopalova (CZE) vs. F Pennetta (ITA) / F Schiavone (ITA)
 S Peer (ISR) / P Suarez (ARG) vs. [3] O Govortsova (BLR) / V Uhlirova (CZE)
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 E Bogdan (ROU) / A Cadantu (ROU) vs. I Begu (ROU) / L Dominguez Lino (ESP)
 M Jugic-Salkic (BIH) / S Klemenschits (AUT) vs. [2] N Llagostera Vives (ESP) / A Parra Santonja (ESP)
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 12:05:22 PM »
Monday, OOP

CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[7] S Errani (ITA) vs I Begu (ROU)
Not Before 2:00 PM
[6] P Cetkovska (CZE) vs S Peer (ISR)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[WC] G Muguruza Blanco (ESP) vs [WC] A Parra Santonja (ESP)
M Johansson (FRA) vs [4] R Vinci (ITA)
 
PISTA 2 start 12:00 noon
Qualifying - E Cabeza Candela (ESP) vs L Thorpe (FRA) - QUALIFYING FINAL ROUND
Qualifying - A Rezai (FRA) vs M Camerin (ITA) - QUALIFYING FINAL ROUND
Not Before 3:00 PM
S Cirstea (ROU) / K Zakopalova (CZE) vs F Pennetta (ITA) / F Schiavone (ITA)
[WC] S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) / C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [WC] E Cabeza Candela (ESP) / I Ferrer Suarez (ESP)
 
PISTA 5 start 12:00 noon
Qualifying - Y Beygelzimer (UKR) vs P Rampre (SLO) - QUALIFYING FINAL ROUND
Qualifying - N Burnett (ITA) or E Fernandez-Brugues (ESP)- QUALIFYING FINAL ROUND
S Halep (ROU) vs S Stephens (USA)
E Bogdan (ROU) / A Cadantu (ROU) vs I Begu (ROU) / L Dominguez Lino (ESP)
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 12:11:32 PM »
2006: Tathiana Garbin
2009: Roberta Vinci
2010: Francesca Schiavone
2011: Roberta Vinci

other notables
2003: Marta Fraga beat Ana Ivanovic weeks before Ana wins RG
2007: Meghann Shaughnessy - wow
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 12:38:33 PM »
5 italians winners in the last 6 editions of the event. Forza!
in fact, all the great italian davis cup fed cup taking part this year.
trivia: the first wta all italian final was played in Barcelona, 1985, Sandra Cecchini d. Raffaella Reggi 63, 64

the wta spanish open was created in 1972 and played at the RCTB Barcelona til 1995 when it was replaced by the Madrid Open, some champions in Barcelona: Renáta Tomanova, Hana Mandlikova, Conchita Martinez, Monica Seles and 5 times winner Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. In Madrid it was held from 1996 til 2003, some champions there: Arantxa again, Rubin (last champ), Seles, Davenport, Schnyder and Novotna (twice). in the doubles, Mary Joe Fernandez, Vivi Ruano, Paola Suarez, Natasha Zvereva and of course Navratilova (in barcelona 91 and madrid 02).
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 01:12:07 AM »
How little we know about the ROW...

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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2012, 01:43:19 PM »
there always some many new things to learn each day

Monday, April 9, 2012

Singles - First Round

(4) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. M.Johansson (FRA) 16 61 61
(6) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 61 57 75
(7) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 76(5) 64
Simona Halep (ROU) d. Sloane Stephens (USA) 64 64
(WC) Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco (ESP) d. (WC) Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 63 63

Doubles - First Round
Pennetta/Schiavone (ITA/ITA) d. Cirstea/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) 75 46 106
Begu/Domínguez Lino (ROU/ESP) d. Bogdan/Cadantu (ROU/ROU) 57 63 106
(WC) Soler-Espinosa/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) d. (WC) Cabeza Candela/Ferrer Suárez (ESP/ESP) 36 61 102

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(3) Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. (8) Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 76(3) 61
Laura Thorpe (FRA) d. (4) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 76(4) 46 76(0)
Yuliya Beygelzimer (UKR) d. (6) Petra Rampre (SLO) 63 62
Annalisa Bona (ITA) d. Eva Fernández-Brugues (ESP) 62 62
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 01:54:33 PM »
Tuesday, OOP

CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[3] D Cibulkova (SVK) vs I Bremond (FRA)
Not Before 12:30 PM
L Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) vs [5] [WC] F Pennetta (ITA)
Not Before 3:00 PM
[Q] A Rezai (FRA) vs [2] J Goerges (GER)
[1] [WC] F Schiavone (ITA) vs O Govortsova (BLR)
S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs L Dominguez Lino (ESP)
 
PISTA 2 start 12:00 noon
[Q] L Thorpe (FRA) vs K Zakopalova (CZE)
[Q] A Bona (ITA) vs C Suarez Navarro (ESP)
L Pous-Tio (ESP) vs B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
M Jugic-Salkic (BIH) / S Klemenschits (AUT) vs [2] N Llagostera Vives (ESP) / A Parra Santonja (ESP)
 
PISTA 5 start 12:00 noon
[Q] Y Beygelzimer (UKR) vs A Cadantu (ROU)
Not Before 1:30 PM
[LL] E Cabeza Candela (ESP) vs N Bratchikova (RUS)
[1] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) vs D Kustova (BLR) / O Savchuk (UKR)
L Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) / S Stephens (USA) vs S Halep (ROU) / J Husarova (SVK)
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 03:34:33 PM »
Sloane Stephens has said she like clay, but she's 0-2 thus far in 2012.

Yea Roberta and Sara, and I see Fran and Flavia are tuning up for the Olympics  :good:
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 03:44:43 PM »
Roberta and Sara are big hopes for a medal this summer in the doubles competition for the Italian media, high expectations.
Francesca is the queen of the city this week, hope she doesn't enjoy too much the nightlife and wins the title.
Garbi was not impressive today in her win versus Arantxa Parra.
Sloane Stephens is a player to follow, she had a great junior, ¿but also a reputation of a strong or difficult personality?, she lost to a new name in Charleston, american Jamie Hampton, no info on her.
 
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 04:08:06 PM »
Oh yeah, Blanco. I really hope I get to see her in Madrid. I imagine the place will be very  :yay:  during her matches.

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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 04:22:41 PM »
yes, Madrid  ;-() the fans are very quiet in Madrid, almost a very elitist event with no middle cass people.
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 04:36:45 PM »
yes, Madrid  ;-() the fans are very quiet in Madrid, almost a very elitist event with no middle cass people.

DOH!!!

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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2012, 09:02:13 PM »
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2012, 12:13:14 AM »
Glad to see you back Babbs!

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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2012, 02:20:17 PM »
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Singles - First Round

Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (1/WC) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 63 big upset! sad!
(2) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (Q) Aravane Rezai (FRA) 64 60
(3) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Iryna Brémond (FRA) 60 63
(5/WC) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) 60 64
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (Q) Laura Thorpe (FRA) 63 64
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (Q) Annalisa Bona (ITA) 63 61
Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 61 62
Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 61 62
(Q) Yuliya Beygelzimer (UKR) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 63 76(4)
(LL) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d. Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 62 75

Doubles - First Round
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Kustova/Savchuk (BLR/UKR) 60 63
Jugic-Salkic/Klemenschits (BIH/AUT) d. (2) Llagostera Vives/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) 76(7) 63
Halep/Husarova (ROU/SVK) d. Arruabarrena-Vecino/Stephens (ESP/USA) 57 62 103
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2012, 02:22:50 PM »
Wednesday, OOP

CENTRAL start 12:00 noon

 S Cirstea (ROU) vs [8] P Hercog (SLO)
 [6] P Cetkovska (CZE) vs C Suarez Navarro (ESP)
 Not Before 3:00 PM
 [7] S Errani (ITA) vs [LL] E Cabeza Candela (ESP)
 S Halep (ROU) vs [4] R Vinci (ITA)

PISTA 2 start 1:00 pm
 S Peer (ISR) / P Suarez (ARG) vs [3] O Govortsova (BLR) / V Uhlirova (CZE)
 I Begu (ROU) / L Dominguez Lino (ESP) vs M Jugic-Salkic (BIH) / S Klemenschits (AUT)
 [4] N Bratchikova (RUS) / D Jurak (CRO) vs P Cetkovska (CZE) / B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
 
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Re: WTA - Barcelona Ladies Open - 7-15 April 2012
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2012, 02:26:59 PM »
OK. Fran has got to pick it up from this point on.
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