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WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« on: July 08, 2012, 08:42:02 PM »
XXV Italiacom Open
Tier: International
Prize Money: $220,000
Draw Size: 32M/32Q/16
Surface: Clay/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Oliviero Palma
Official Site: http://www.countrytimeclub.com/internazionali/index.asp

ITALIACOMOPEN XXV Internazionali Femminili di Tennis di Palermo


Tournament Info
Those who prefer to stay in Europe for a few more weeks after Wimbledon before taking part in the US summer hardcourt swing can compete at the XXV Italiacom Open in Palermo.

Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues has the event record with five titles. Other past champions include Dinara Safina, Anastasia Myskina and Mary Pierce, who captured the first of her 18 career titles here as a 16-year-old in 1991 - the second year of the tournament's existence.

The event is staged at the Country Time Club 7 km from the city center. Located in northwest Sicily in southern Italy, Palermo is noted for its history, culture, architecture and cuisine.



Past Champions

SINGLES           
Anno    Vincitrice    Finalista    Punteggio
2011    Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP)    Polona HERCOG (SLO)    6/3 6/2
2010    Kaia Kanepi (EST)    Flavia Pennetta (ITA)    6/4 6/3
2009    Flavia Pennetta (ITA)    Sara Errani (ITA)    6/1 6/2
2008    Sara Errani (ITA)    Mariya Koryttseva ( Ukr)    6/2 6/3
2007    Szavay Agnes (HUN)    Martina Muller (GER)    6/0 6/1
2006    Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)     Tathiana Garbin (ITA)     6/4 6/4
2005    Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)    Klara Koukalova    6/4 6/0
2004    Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)    Flavia Pennetta (ITA)     6/4 6/4
2003    Dinara Safina (RUS)     Kataryna Srebotnik  (SLO)    6/3 6/4
2002    Mariana Diaz Oliva (ARG)    Vera Zvonareva (RUS)    6/7(6) 6/1 6/3
2001    Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)    Cristina Torrens Valero (ESP)    6/4 6/4
2000    Henrieta Nagyova (SVK)     Pavlina Nola (BUL)     6/3 7/5
1999    Anastasia Myskina (RUS)    Angeles Montolio (ESP)    3/6 7/6(4) 6/2
1998    Patty Schnyder (SUI)    Barbara Schett (AUT)    6/1 5/7 6/2
1997    Sandrine Testud (FRA)    Elena Makarova (RUS)    7/5 6/3
1996    Barbara Schett (AUT)    Sabine Hack (GER)    6/3 6/3
1995    Irina Spirlea (ROM)    Sabine Hack (GER)    7/6 6/2
1994    Irina Spirlea (ROM)    Brenda Shultz (NED)    6/4 1/6 7/6
1993    Radka Bobkova (R. CEC)    Mary Pierce (FRA)    6/3 6/2
1992    Mary Pierce (FRA)    Brenda Shultz (NED)    6/1 6/7 6/1
1991    Mary Pierce (FRA)    Sandra Cecchini (ITA)    6/0 6/3
1990    Isabel Cueto (GER)    Barbara Paulus (AUT)    6/2 6/3
1989    Janine Thompson (AUS)    Laura Golarsa (ITA)    6/2 6/7 6/4
1988    Karin Kschwendt (LUX)    Marzia Grossi (ITA)    4/6 6/0 6/1
             
DOUBLES   

       
Anno   Vincitrici   Finaliste   Punteggio
2011    Sara Errani - Roberta Vinci    A.Hlackova - K.Zakopalova    7/5 6/1
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 08:54:09 PM »
the draw!

(1) Sara Errani (ITA) vs Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU)
(WC) Nastassja Burnett (ITA) vs Patricia Mayr-Achtleiner (AUT)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) vs Kiki Bertens (NED)
Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) vs (7) Alize Cornet (FRA)
----
(4) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs (WC) Maria Elena Camerin (ITA)
Qualifier vs (WC) Anastasia Grymalska (ITA)
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs Lourdes Dominguez-Lino (ESP)
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) vs (6) Polona Hercog (SLO)
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(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
Julia Cohen (USA) vs Vera Dushevina (RUS)
Qualifier vs Valeria Savinykh (UKR)
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) vs (3) Julia Goerges (GER)
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(5) Carla Suarez-Navarro (ESP) vs Qualifier
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) vs Qualifier
Laura Robson (GBR) vs Quallifier
Karin Knapp (ITA) vs (2) Roberta Vinici (ITA)

Seeds - rank
1 Errani, 10
2 Vinci, 23
3 Goerges, 24
4 Medina Garrigues, 28
5 Suarez Navarro, 40
6 Hercog, 46
7 Cornet, 60
8 Zahlavova Strycova, 62
last direct acceptance
Cohen, 138
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 08:55:34 PM »
Monday, July 9, 2012 - Order Of Play

Centre Court (from 16.00hrs)

1. Alexandra Cadantu vs. Kiki Bertens
2. Mariana Duque-Mariño vs. Alizé Cornet (NB 18.30hrs)
3. Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Polona Hercog (NB 20.30hrs)
4. Dushevina/Gallovits-Hall vs. Camerin/Knapp

Court 2 (from 16.00hrs)
1. Catalina Castaño vs. Valentyna Ivakhnenko (Singles Q Final)
2. Yulia Putintseva vs. Lourdes Domínguez Lino
3. Voracova/Zahlavova Strycova vs. Soler-Espinosa/Suárez Navarro
4. Bengson/Clerico vs. Jurak/Marosi

Court 6 (from 16.00hrs)

1. Dia Evtimova vs. Sacha Jones (Singles Q Final)
2. Estrella Cabeza Candela vs. Carolina Pillot (Singles Q Final)

Court 10 (from 16.00hrs)

1. Katalin Marosi vs. Tereza Mrdeza (Singles Q Final)
2. Cohen/Hendler vs. Giovine/Gojnea (NB 17.30hrs)
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 03:20:23 PM »
Monday, July 9, 2012

Singles - First Round

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. (6) Polona Hercog (SLO) 61 76(8)
(7) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) 63 62
Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) d. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 62 64
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. Kiki Bertens (NED) 63 62

Doubles - First Round
(1) Voracova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) d. Soler-Espinosa/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) 63 64
(2) Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) d. Bengson/Clerico (AUS/ITA) 62 57 108
(3) Dushevina/Gallovits-Hall (RUS/ROU) d. Camerin/Knapp (ITA/ITA) 36 76(2) 119
Cohen/Hendler (USA/BEL) d. (WC) Giovine/Gojnea (ITA/ROU) 76(4) 62

Singles Qualifying - Final Round
(1) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d. (WC) Carolina Pillot (ITA) 61 26 60
(2) Dia Evtimova (BUL) d. (7) Sacha Jones (AUS) 64 64
Katalin Marosi (HUN) d. (8) Tereza Mrdeza (CRO) 76(5) 36 76(5)
Valentyna Ivakhnenko (UKR) d. Catalina Castaño (COL) 36 62 63
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 05:06:19 PM »
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - Order Of Play

Centre Court (from 16.00hrs)

1. Nastassja Burnett vs. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
2. Sara Errani vs. Edina Gallovits-Hall (NB 18.30hrs)
3. Karin Knapp vs. Roberta Vinci (NB 20.30hrs)
4. Burnett/Grymalska vs. Bovina/Cornet

Court 2 (from 16.00hrs)
1. Estrella Cabeza Candela vs. Anastasia Grymalska
2. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Maria Elena Camerin
3. Akgul Amanmuradova vs. Julia Goerges
4. Katalin Marosi vs. Valeria Savinykh

Court 6 (from 16.00hrs)
1. Julia Cohen vs. Vera Dushevina
2. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa

Court 7 (from 16.00hrs)
1. Anna Tatishvili vs. Dia Evtimova
2. Laura Robson vs. Valentyna Ivakhnenko

Court 10 (from 16.00hrs)
1. Castaño/Duque-Mariño vs. Cadantu/Mircic
2. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Sacha Jones
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 05:15:33 PM »
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Singles - First Round

(1) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU) 61 61
(2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Karin Knapp (ITA) 62 62
(3) Julia Goerges (GER) d. Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 64 76(8)
(WC) Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) d. (4) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 61 63
(5) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (LL) Sacha Jones (AUS) 64 61
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) d. (Q) Dia Evtimova (BUL) 62 62
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d. (WC) Nastassja Burnett (ITA) 63 64
Laura Robson (GBR) d. (Q) Valentyna Ivakhnenko (UKR) 61 60
Julia Cohen (USA) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 64 46 75
(Q) Katalyn Marosi (HUN) d. Valeria Savinykh (RUS) 64 63
(Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d. (WC) Anastasia Grymalska (ITA) 62 36 61

Suspended due to darkness
(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) leads Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 75

Doubles - First Round

(4) Bovina/Cornet (RUS/FRA) d. (WC) Burnett/Grymalska (ITA/ITA) 61 64
Castaño/Duque-Mariño (COL/COL) d. Cadantu/Mircic (ROU/SRB) 75 64
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 05:23:11 PM »
Draw Updated

(1) Sara Errani (ITA) vs Patricia Mayr-Achtleiner (AUT)
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) vs (7) Alize Cornet (FRA)
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(WC) Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) vs (Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP)
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino (ESP) vs Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
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(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) or Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs Julia Cohen (USA)
(Q) Katalin Marosi (HUN) vs (3) Julia Goerges (GER)
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(5) Carla Suarez-Navarro (ESP) vs Anna Tatishvili (GEO)
Laura Robson (GBR) vs (2) Roberta Vinici (ITA)
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 05:24:55 PM »
Wednesday, July 11, 2012  - Order Of Play

Centre Court (from 16.00hrs)

1. Lourdes Domínguez Lino vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
2. Maria Elena Camerin vs. Estrella Cabeza Candela (NB 18.30hrs)
3. Sara Errani vs. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (NB 20.30hrs)
4. Kondratieva/Lefèvre vs. Cabeza Candela/Tatishvili

Court 2 (from 16.00hrs)

1. Dushevina/Gallovits-Hall vs. Cohen/Hendler
2. Alexandra Cadantu vs. Alizé Cornet
3. Castaño/Duque-Mariño vs. Jurak/Marosi

Court 6 (from 16.00hrs)

1. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (tbc)
2. Dzehalevich/Kalashnikova vs. Klemenschits/Savinykh (NB 17.00hrs)
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 04:12:53 PM »
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Singles - Second Round

(1) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 63 62
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d. (7) Alizé Cornet (FRA) 63 57 62
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 36 61 64
(Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d. (WC) Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 76(3) 75

Singles - First Round

(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 75 76(3)

Doubles - Quarterfinals

(2) Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) d. Castaño/Duque-Mariño (COL/COL) 61 75
(3) Dushevina/Gallovits-Hall (RUS/ROU) d. Cohen/Hendler (USA/BEL) 63 60

Doubles -  First Round

Dzehalevich/Kalashnikova (BLR/GEO) d. Klemenschits/Savinykh (AUT/RUS) 64 62
Kondratieva/Lefevre (RUS/FRA) d. Cabeza Candela/Tatishvili (ESP/GEO) w/o (Tatishvili: right thigh strain)
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 04:14:01 PM »
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Order Of Play

Centre Court (from 16.00hrs)

1. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Anna Tatishvili
2. Katalin Marosi vs. Julia Goerges (NB 18.30hrs)
3. Laura Robson vs. Roberta Vinci (NB 20.30hrs)
4. Dzehalevich/Kalashnikova vs. Bovina/Cornet

Court 2 (from 16.00hrs)

1. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs. Julia Cohen
2. Voracova/Zahlavova Strycova vs. Kondratieva/Lefèvre (NB 19.00hrs; after suitable rest)
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 04:02:18 PM »
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Singles - Second Round

Laura Robson (GBR) d. (2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 63 75
(3) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (Q) Katalin Marosi (HUN) w/o (right shoulder injury)
(5) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 61 32 ret.
(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Julia Cohen (USA) 36 63 75

Doubles - Quarterfinals

(1) Voracova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) d. Kondratieva/Lefèvre (RUS/FRA) 62 76(4)
Dzehalevich/Kalashnikova (BLR/GEO) d. (4) Bovina/Cornet (RUS/FRA) 62 63
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2012, 04:04:19 PM »
Draw Updated

(1) Sara Errani (ITA) vs Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)
(Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) vs Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
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(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs (3) Julia Goerges (GER)
(5) Carla Suarez-Navarro (ESP) vs Laura Robson (GBR)
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2012, 04:57:54 PM »
Friday, July 13, 2012 - Order Of Play

Centre Court (from 16.00hrs)

1. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs. Julia Goerges
2. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Laura Robson (NB 18.30hrs)
3. Sara Errani vs. Alexandra Cadantu (NB 20.30hrs)
4. Voracova/Zahlavova Strycova vs. Dushevina/Gallovits-Hall

Court 2 (from 16.00hrs)

1. Dzehalevich/Kalashnikova vs. Jurak/Marosi
2. Estrella Cabeza Candela vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2012, 03:43:24 PM »
Friday, July 13, 2012

Singles - Quarterfinals

(1) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 62 62
(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. (3) Julia Goerges (GER) 76(4) 67(4) 61
Laura Robson (GBR) d. (5) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 64 26 63
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. (Q) Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 57 64 64

Doubles - Semifinals
(1) Voracova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) d. (3) Dushevina/Gallovits-Hall (RUS/ROU) 26 64 10-5
(2) Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) d. Dzehalevich/Kalashnikova (BLR/GEO) 46 64 12-10
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2012, 03:56:12 PM »
Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Order Of Play

Centre Court - Start at 5.45 pm

(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs vs Laura Robson (GBR)
not before 7.45 pm
(1) Sara Errani (ITA) vs Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
doubles final: (1) Renata Voracova (CZE) / Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE) vs (2) Darija Jurak (CRO) / Katalin Marosi (HUN)
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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2012, 03:35:56 PM »
Saturday, July 14, 2012

Singles - Semifinals

(1) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 64 61
(8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d. Laura Robson (GBR) 26 75 62

Doubles - Final

(1) Renata Voracova (CZE) / Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE) d. (2) Darija Jurak (CRO) / Katalin Marosi (HUN) 76(5) 64
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2012, 05:16:29 PM »
Sunday, July 15, 2012 - Order Of Play

Centre Court (from 19.30hrs)

Singles Final: (1) Sara Errani (ITA) vs (8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2012, 02:44:31 PM »
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Singles - Final

(1) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (8) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 61 63
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Re: WTA - Palermo - 9-15 July 2012
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2012, 06:38:33 AM »
Errani Wins Palermo, Breaks Italian Record



- Sara Errani made history for her home nation, in her home nation on Sunday night, capturing her fourth WTA title of the year at the XXV Italiacom Open - the first Italian ever to win four WTA titles in a season.

Errani, who had already won International-level clay court events at Acapulco, Barcelona and Budapest this year, was the No.1 seed in Palermo and totally dominated the field, losing just 16 games in her first four matches of the week then routing No.8 seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the final, 61 63.

"It wasn't easy like the score looks - Barbara was playing very aggressively and it was tough for me," Errani said. "In some moments of the match I was a little bit nervous, and she was able to come back into the match at those times, but at the end of the match I played very well and was able to close it out."

The previous record for most WTA titles in a season for an Italian came just last year, as Errani's best friend and loyal doubles partner, Roberta Vinci, won three, at Barcelona, 's-Hertogenbosch and Budapest. Errani has surpassed that, and with the summer and fall seasons still to come, she could shatter it.

"I wasn't thinking about the record today, but I'm very happy to have the record - to win four tournaments in a season is incredible for me," Errani said. "It's a magic period for me. This year I've played some fantastic tennis on clay, losing only a few matches, but I really want to improve my results on hard and grass."

Errani now has six WTA titles to her name in total, her first two coming back in 2008 (here and in Portoroz, on hardcourts) and the four so far this year.

"I haven't planned my schedule for next year yet, it will depend on a lot of things, but Palermo is a very special tournament for me," Errani continued.

Speaking of schedules, Errani will now head to Bastad, Sweden for the Sony Swedish Open, also part of the International-level summer clay court season.

Zahlavova Strycova is now 1-2 in WTA finals, her lone title coming on the indoor hardcourts of Québec City last year and her other two WTA finals both coming on clay, at Prague two years ago and now Palermo this year. But she didn't leave empty-handed - she won the doubles title with Renata Voracova on Saturday, their second WTA doubles title together. Zahlavova Strycova has 17 WTA doubles titles to her name now, while Voracova owns eight.

"It was still a great week for me. Making the final and winning the doubles title were just great," Zahlavova Strycova said. "I have to congratulate Sara on her week. She has been playing great this year and was too tough today."
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