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WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« on: May 18, 2012, 01:46:50 PM »
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Category: International
Surface: Clay / Outdoors
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D
Prize Money: $220,000
Tournament Director: Denis Naegelen
http://www.internationaux-strasbourg.fr/en

Tournament Info


Many WTA players choose to get their last bit of pre-Roland Garros clay court work in at the Internationaux de Strasbourg. Commonly referred to as IS, the tournament has been played the week before the start of the French Open since its inception in 1987.

Silvia Farina Elia, who was victorious from 2001 to 2003, and Anabel Medina Garrigues are tied for the most titles in IS history with three each. Other past champions include superstars such as Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport, Steffi Graf, Jana Novotna and Maria Sharapova.

 The one and only French winner was Aravane Rezai in 2009. "It's incredible. I'm so happy to win my first title in France," she said. "I've been working hard for so many years for this and it's hard to put into words what I feel. I want to come back here every year; I love this tournament.

 IS moved from HautePierre to the Tennis Club of Strasbourg - in front of the European Parliament and convenient to downtown - in 2011. The event prides itself on being eco-friendly, adhering to a variety of green initiatives that among other benefits, have decreased CO2 emissions.

Past finals
Singles
Year / Champion / Runner-up / Score
1987 Carling Bassett Sandra Cecchini 6-3, 6-4
1988 Sandra Cecchini Judith Pölzl Wiesner 6-3, 6-0
1989 Jana Novotná Patricia Tarabini 6-1, 6-2
1990 Mercedes Paz Ann Grossman 6-2, 6-3
1991 Radka Zrubáková Rachel McQuillan 7-6, 7-6
1992 Judith Pölzl Wiesner Naoko Sawamatsu 6-1, 6-3
1993 Naoko Sawamatsu Judith Pölzl Wiesner 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
1994 Mary Joe Fernandez Gabriela Sabatini 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
1995 Lindsay Davenport Kimiko Date 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
1996 Lindsay Davenport Barbara Paulus 6-3, 7-6
1997 Steffi Graf Mirjana Lučić 6-2, 7-5
1998 Irina Spîrlea Julie Halard-Decugis 7-6(5), 6-3
1999 Jennifer Capriati Elena Likhovtseva 6-1, 6-3
2000 Silvija Talaja Rita Kuti-Kis 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
2001 Silvia Farina Elia Anke Huber 7-5, 0-6, 6-4
2002 Silvia Farina Elia Jelena Dokić 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
2003 Silvia Farina Elia Karolina Šprem 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2004 Claudine Schaul Lindsay Davenport 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
2005 Anabel Medina Garrigues Marta Domachowska 6-4, 6-3
2006 Nicole Vaidišová Peng Shuai 7-6(7), 6-3
2007 Anabel Medina Garrigues Amélie Mauresmo 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
2008 Anabel Medina Garrigues Katarina Srebotnik 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-0
2009 Aravane Rezaď Lucie Hradecká 7–6(2), 6–1
2010 Maria Sharapova Kristina Barrois 7–5, 6–1
2011 Andrea Petkovic Marion Bartoli 6–4, 1–0 ret.
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 02:40:13 PM »
draw is out!

(1/WC) Sabine Lisicki (GER) vs Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
Elena Baltacha (GBR) vs Stephanie Foretz Gaçon (FRA)
Qualifier vs Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
Qualifier vs (5) Mona Barthel (GER)
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(4) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs Anna Tatishvili (GEO)
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
(WC) Alize Cornet (FRA) vs Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Shahar Peer (ISR) vs (7) Klara Zakopolova (CZE)
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(6) Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs Ayumi Morita (JPN)
(WC) Virginie Razzano (FRA) vs Qualifier
Timea Babos (HUN) vs Elena Vesnina (RUS)
Sloane Stephens (USA) vs (3) Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
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(8) Tamira Paszek (AUT) vs Alberta Brianti (ITA)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) vs Qualifier
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) vs Anne Keothavong (GBR)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) vs (2) Franscesca Schiavone (ITA)

Seeded players - rank
1 Lisicki, 13
2 Schiavone, 14
3 Kirilenko, 16
4 Medina Garrigues, 31
5 Barthel, 32
6 Erakovic, 41
7 Zakopolova, 42
8 Paszek, 52
last direct acceptance
Tatishvili, 85
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 04:03:57 PM »
Monday, May 21, 2012 - Order Of Play

Central (from 11.00hrs)

1. María José Martínez Sánchez vs. Mirjana Lucic (Singles Q Final)
2. Elena Baltacha vs. Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Sabine Lisicki vs. Pauline Parmentier
4. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Anna Tatishvili

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Mandy Minella vs. Lauren Davis (Singles Q Final)
2. Hsieh Su-Wei vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
3. Tamira Paszek vs. Alberta Brianti
4. Marina Erakovic vs. Ayumi Morita

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Alexandra Panova vs. Stéphanie Dubois (Singles Q Final)
2. Lenka Jurikova vs. Anastasija Sevastova (Singles Q Final) (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Aoyama/Chan vs. Govortsova/Jans-Ignacik
4. Naydenova/Pereira vs. Stephens/Woehr
5. Chang/Chuang vs. Vrljic/Woerle
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 12:24:50 PM »
Monday, May 21, 2012

Singles - First Round

Pauline Parmentier (FRA) d. (1/WC) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 64 64
(8) Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. Alberta Brianti (ITA) 64 06 64
Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 67(5) 63 61
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) d. Elena Baltacha (GBR) 64 60
Suspended due to rain
(4) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) leads Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 75 34
Ayumi Morita (JPN) leads (6) Marina Erakovic (NZL) 51

Doubles - First Round
(2) Govortsova/Jans-Ignacik (BLR/POL) d. Aoyama/Chan (JPN/TPE) 76(3) 62
Naydenova/Pereira (BUL/BRA) d. Stephens/Woehr (USA/GER) 62 61
Chang/Chuang (TPE/TPE) d. Vrljic/Woerle (CRO/GER) 63 76(3)

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(8) Mirjana Lucic (CRO) d. (1) María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 46 75 64
(2) Alexandra Panova (RUS) d. (6) Stéphanie Dubois (CAN) 63 64
Lauren Davis (USA) d. (3) Mandy Minella (LUX) 26 63 64
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) d. Lenka Jurikova (SVK) 60 61
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 01:44:36 PM »
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - OOP

Central (from 11.00hrs)

1. Alexandra Panova vs. Mona Barthel
2. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Anna Tatishvili (tbc; NB 12.00hrs)
3. Alexandra Cadantu vs. Francesca Schiavone
4. Sloane Stephens vs. Maria Kirilenko
5. Alizé Cornet vs. Olga Govortsova (NB 17.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Mandy Minella vs. Lucie Hradecka
2. Timea Babos vs. Anastasija Sevastova
3. Marina Erakovic vs. Ayumi Morita (tbc)
4. Virginie Razzano vs. María José Martínez Sánchez
5. Cadantu/Keothavong vs. Minella/Parmentier

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Johanna Larsson vs. Lauren Davis
2. Mirjana Lucic vs. Anne Keothavong
3. Shahar Peer vs. Aleksandra Wozniak
4. Brianti/Foretz Gacon vs. Gámiz/Hermoso
5. Babos/Hsieh vs. Perrin/Shamayko

Court TBA (NB 17.00hrs)
1. Jurikova/Kucova vs. Adamczak/Bengson (NB 17.00hrs)
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 01:33:14 PM »
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Singles - First Round

(2) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 61 62
Sloane Stephens (USA) d. (3) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 36 75 ret. (right ankle injury)
(4) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 75 46 61
(Q) Alexandra Panova (RUS) d. (5) Mona Barthel (GER) 63 76(7)
Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. (6) Marina Erakovic (NZL) 61 63
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (9) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 75 60
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. (LL) Mandy Minella (LUX) 76(3) 62
Timea Babos (HUN) d. (Q) Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 30 ret. (low back injury)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. (Q) Lauren Davis (USA) 36 76(5) 76(5)
(Q) Mirjana Lucic (CRO) d. Anne Keothavong (GBR) 26 75 64
(WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 64 26 64
(WC) Virginie Razzano (FRA) d. (LL) María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 16 62 75

Doubles - First Round
Cadantu/Keothavong (ROU/GBR) d. (3) Minella/Parmentier (LUX/FRA) 64 26 105
(4) Babos/Hsieh (HUN/TPE) d. Perrin/Shamayko (SUI/RUS) 61 60
Adamczak/Bengson (AUS/AUS) d. Jurikova/Kucova (SVK/SVK) 16 64 108
Gámiz/Hermoso (VEN/MEX) d. Brianti/Foretz Gacon (ITA/FRA) w/o (Brianti: left calf injury)
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012, 01:37:54 PM »
Draw Updated

Pauline Parmentier (FRA) vs Stephanie Foretz Gaçon (FRA)
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) vs (Q) Alexandra Panova (RUS)
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(4) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
(WC) Alize Cornet (FRA) vs Shahar Peer (ISR)
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Ayumi Morita (JPN)  vs (WC) Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Timea Babos (HUN) vs Sloane Stephens (USA)
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(8) Tamira Paszek (AUT) vs Johanna Larsson (SWE)
(Q) Mirjana Lucic (CRO) vs (2) Franscesca Schiavone (ITA)
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 01:58:11 PM »
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Order Of Play

Central (from 10.30 hrs)

1. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Hsieh Su-Wei
2. Pauline Parmentier vs. Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Alizé Cornet vs. Shahar Peer (NB 14.00hrs)
4. Mirjana Lucic vs. Francesca Schiavone

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Lucie Hradecka vs. Alexandra Panova
2. Tamira Paszek vs. Johanna Larsson
3. Ayumi Morita vs. Virginie Razzano (NB 14.00hrs)
4. Adamczak/Bengson vs. Cadantu/Keothavong

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Timea Babos vs. Sloane Stephens
2. Grandin/Uhlirova vs. Chang/Chuang
3. Babos/Hsieh vs. Naydenova/Pereira
4. Gámiz/Hermoso vs. Govortsova/Jans-Ignacik (NB 16.00hrs)
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 12:15:41 PM »
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Singles - Second Round

(2) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. (Q) Mirjana Lucic (CRO) 61 62
(4) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 76(9) 76(2)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d. (8) Tamira Paszek (AUT) 62 60
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) d. Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) 36 62 63
Sloane Stephens (USA) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 62 36 63
Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. (WC) Virginie Razzano (FRA) 61 63
(Q) Alexandra Panova (RUS) d. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 63 46 63
(WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 46 64 60

Doubles - Quarterfinals
(1) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) d. Chang/Chuang (TPE/TPE) 75 64
(2) Govortsova/Jans-Ignacik (BLR/POL) d. Gámiz/Hermoso (VEN/MEX) 62 75
(4) Babos/Hsieh (HUN/TPE) d. Naydenova/Pereira (BUL/BRA) 63 64
Cadantu/Keothavong (ROU/GBR) d. Adamczak/Bengson (AUS/AUS) 63 63
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 12:18:17 PM »
Draw Updated

Pauline Parmentier (FRA) vs (Q) Alexandra Panova (RUS)
(4) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs (WC) Alize Cornet (FRA) 
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Ayumi Morita (JPN)  vs Sloane Stephens (USA)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) vs (2) Franscesca Schiavone (ITA)
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 01:31:14 PM »
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - OOP

Central (from 11.00hrs)

1. Ayumi Morita vs. Sloane Stephens
2. Johanna Larsson vs. Francesca Schiavone (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Alizé Cornet (NB 15.00hrs)
4. Pauline Parmentier vs. Alexandra Panova

Cout 1 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Cadantu/Keothavong vs. Govortsova/Jans-Ignacik
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2012, 08:53:43 AM »
Could be the first time Fran has won 2 matches all year!
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2012, 10:31:13 AM »
the stadium has a feminine advertising look.......well suited for the ladies.......
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2012, 12:07:11 PM »
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Singles - Quarterfinals

(2) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 60 63
(WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. (4) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 76(2) 76(5)
Sloane Stephens (USA) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 63 64
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) d. (Q) Alexandra Panova (RUS) 63 63

Doubles - Semifinals
(2) Govortsova/Jans-Ignacik (BLR/POL) d. Cadantu/Keothavong (ROU/GBR) 62 61
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2012, 01:23:43 PM »
Friday, May 25, 2012 - OOP
 
Central (from 11.45hrs)

1. Grandin/Uhlirova vs. Babos/Hsieh
2. Sloane Stephens vs. Francesca Schiavone (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Pauline Parmentier vs. Alizé Cornet
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2012, 10:58:57 AM »
Friday, May 25, 2012

Singles - Semifinals

(2) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Sloane Stephens (USA) 75 61
(WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 46 61 63

Doubles - Semifinals
(1) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) d. (4) Babos/Hsieh (HUN/TPE) 06 62 1210
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2012, 12:27:14 PM »
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - OOP
 
Central (from 12.30hrs)

1. Doubles Final: Grandin/Uhlirova vs. Govortsova/Jans-Ignacik
2. Singles Final: Alizé Cornet vs. Francesca Schiavone (NB 15.00hrs)
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2012, 01:26:53 PM »
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Singles - Final

(2) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. (WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) 64 64

Doubles - Final
(2) Govortsova/Jans-Ignacik (BLR/POL) d. (1) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 67(4) 63 103
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2012, 01:48:39 PM »
Schiavone Captures Strasbourg Crown



Francesca Schiavone completed a renaissance at the Internationaux de Strasbourg this week, not just reaching her first WTA final since last year's French Open, but - by beating Alizé Cornet in straight sets - winning her first WTA title since the French Open two years ago.
 
Schiavone was seeded No.2 in Strasbourg, but with some dismal numbers on the year coming in - 2-7 on clay, 8-14 overall - she certainly didn't seem to be one of the favorites. The Italian talked about her feelings earlier in the week.
 
"I haven't played my best for a while," she commented. "When I go home and go out to dinner, people say I'm sad. I say, 'I keep losing first round. Should I be happy?' Now they are writing for me to keep going and winning more."
 
Her luck turned around in a big way this past week - Schiavone came out firing, losing just nine games in her first three rounds, then after a close first set cruised past Sloane Stephens in the semifinals, 75 61. Up next was another player undergoing a revial - Cornet, a former World No.11, came in ranked No.83 in the world (and was as low as No.117 in the world in February).
 
But Schiavone had always matched up well with Cornet, winning their last six meetings, and this match was no different, as the Italian was just that much better on the bigger points and got past the Frenchwoman, 64 64 - she has now won their last seven meetings, and four in a row in straight sets.
 
"In this tournament, in the most important moments, I was there. It has been a long time since I've felt that," Schiavone said after the final. "It's a great feeling and I want to keep going this way. I'm happy again. I'm feeling the sensation of fighting and feeling the pain, and really enjoying my game again."
 
Schiavone now has five WTA titles, at Bad Gastein in 2007, Moscow in 2009, Barcelona and Roland Garros in 2010 and now Strasbourg in 2012.
 
Cornet is now 1-3 in WTA finals, though there is reason to celebrate, as it was her first since 2008. "Right now I'm disappointed, but Francesca was playing well the whole week, not even losing a set," Cornet said. "And my tennis is improving and coming back again. It was only positives for me this week, and now I hope I can recover and have a good tournament at Roland Garros.
 
"I love Strasbourg. I love coming to this tournament every year. And this year it was ecologic, which I really liked. This week was a big success."
 
"She has improved a lot in the last year," Schiavone said of Cornet. "I saw her playing in Stuttgart and she was fighting a lot, and hopefully now she will have much more confidence and will see how to get back to the high level."
 
The doubles final was played earlier, with No.2 seeds Olga Govortsova and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik defeating No.1 seeds Natalie Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova to win their first WTA title together, 67(4) 63 103. Govortsova won her eighth WTA doubles title while Jans-Ignacik collected her second.
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Re: WTA - Strasbourg - 19-26 May 2012
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2012, 03:10:35 PM »
Now watch...she'll be too tired to do anything at the French Open :rofl_2: