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WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« on: July 14, 2012, 08:07:40 PM »
Mercury Insurance Open
Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $740,000
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Steve Simon
Official Site: http://www.mercuryinsuranceopen.com/

Tournament Info



The Mercury Insurance Open is the second women's stop of the US Open Series, the North American summer hardcourt slate of events between Wimbledon and the US Open.

Steffi Graf has the tournament record with four titles. Other past winners include three-time champion Venus Williams, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Conchita Martínez, Mary Pierce and Maria Sharapova.

Staged since 1984, the tournament is held in Carlsbad, California, at the La Costa Resort and Spa, one of the United States' preeminent tennis destinations. Carlsbad is an affluent, scenic resort city located 35 miles north of San Diego along the Pacific Ocean.

The event's presenting sponsor since 2011, Tri-City Medical Center, is a full-service healthcare facility. Opened in 1961, it has grown from a community hospital to a regional healthcare leader.

Past Champions



2011   Agnieszka Radwanska
2010   Svetlana Kuznetsova
2007   Maria Sharapova
2006   Maria Sharapova
2005   Mary Pierce
2004   Lindsay Davenport
2003   Justine Henin
2002   Venus Williams
2001   Venus Williams
2000   Venus Williams
1999   Martina Hingis
1998   Lindsay Davenport
1997   Martina Hingis
1996   Kimiko Date
1995   Conchita Martinez
1994   Steffi Graf
1993   Steffi Graf
1992   Jennifer Capriati
1991   Jennifer Capriati
1990   Steffi Graf
1989   Steffi Graf
1988   Stephanie Rehe
1987   Raffaella Reggi
1986   Melissa Gurney
1985   Annabel Croft
1984   Debbie Spence
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 08:19:10 PM »
draw is out!

(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA)
Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) vs Vania King (USA)
Qualifier vs Misaki Doi (JPN)
Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) vs (5) Christina McHale (USA)
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(3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Qualifier vs Melinda Czink (HUN)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) vs Heather Watson (GBR)
Qualifier vs (7) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
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(8) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) vs (WC) Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) vs (WC) Nicole Gibbs (USA)
(WC) Lauren Davis (USA) vs Qualifier
(4) Nadia Petrova (RUS)
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(6/WC) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs Urszula Radwanka (POL)
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) vs Sloane Stephens (USA)
Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs Anne Keothavong (GBR)
(2) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)

Seeds - rank
1 Bartoli, 10
2 Cibulkova, 15
3 Jankovic, 20
4 Petrova, 21
5 McHale, 28
6 Hantuchova, 33
7 Wickmayer, 37
8 Scheepers, 42
last direct acceptance
Czink, 116
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 06:43:51 AM »
Monday, July 16, 2012 - Order Of Play

Stadium (from 11.00hrs)

1. Lauren Davis vs. Alexa Glatch
2. Michelle Larcher de Brito vs. Misaki Doi
3. Varvara Lepchenko vs. Nicole Gibbs
4. Chang/Lertcheewakarn vs. Keothavong/Pegula
5. Daniela Hantuchova vs. Urszula Radwanska (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Mattek-Sands/Mirza vs. Chan/Chan

Stadium 2 (from 14.00hrs)

1. Fujiwara/Zheng vs. Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 08:22:37 PM »
Monday, July 16, 2012

Singles - First Round

Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. (6/WC) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 64 75
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (WC) Nicole Gibbs (USA) 63 61
Misaki Doi (JPN) d. (Q) Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) 67(6) 61 63
(Q) Alexa Glatch (USA) d. (WC) Lauren Davis (USA) 63 62

Doubles - First Round
Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy (USA/USA) d. Fujiwara/Zheng (JPN/CHN) 60 64
Chan/Chan (TPE/TPE) d. Mattek-Sands/Mirza (USA/IND) 57 64 105
Chang/Lertcheewakarn (TPE/THA) d. Keothavong/Pegula (GBR/USA) 62 16 108
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 10:42:23 AM »
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Order Of Play

Stadium (from 11.00hrs)

1. Marina Erakovic vs. Anne Keothavong
2. Chang Kai-Chen vs. Vania King
3. Jarmila Gajdosova vs. Christina McHale
4. Cibulkova/Hantuchova vs. Dekmeijere/Lepchenko
5. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Coco Vandeweghe (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Sorana Cirstea vs. Sloane Stephens

Stadium 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Sesil Karatantcheva vs. Melinda Czink
2. Eleni Daniilidou vs. Heather Watson
3. Chan Yung-Jan vs. Yanina Wickmayer (NB 13.00hrs)
4. Husarova/Watson vs. Grandin/Uhlirova
5. Glatch/Oudin vs. King/Petrova
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 07:03:05 PM »
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Singles - First Round

(5) Christina McHale (USA) d. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 76(5) 75
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. (7) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 76(6) ret. (low back injury)
(8) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. (WC) Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 62 76(4)
Marina Erakovic (NZL) d. Anne Keothavong (GBR) 64 60
Vania King (USA) d. Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) 61 64
Heather Watson (GBR) d. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 63 63
Melinda Czink (HUN) d. (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 62 46 75
(LL) Melanie Oudin (USA) d. Sloane Stephens (USA) 16 76(6) 60

Doubles - First Round

Husarova/Watson (SVK/GBR) d. (4) Granddin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 64 75
Cibulkova/Hantuchova (SVK/SVK) d. Dekmeijere/Lepchenko (LAT/USA) 36 63 105
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 07:19:00 PM »
Draw Updated

(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) vs Vania King (USA)
Misaki Doi (JPN) vs (5) Christina McHale (USA)
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(3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs Melinda Czink (HUN)
Heather Watson (GBR) vs (Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE)
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(8) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) vs Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
(Q) Alexa Glatch (USA) vs (4) Nadia Petrova (RUS)
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Urszula Radwanka (POL) vs (LL) Melanie Oudin (USA)
Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs (2) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 11:51:58 PM »
ORDER OF PLAY - WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
STADIUM start 11:00 am
Heather Watson (GBR) vs [Q] Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
Not Before 1:00 PM
[8] Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) vs Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
[Q] Alexa Glatch (USA) vs [4] Nadia Petrova (RUS)
[1] Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) vs [WC] Mirjana Lucic (CRO) / Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] Marion Bartoli (FRA) vs Vania King (USA)
[3] Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA) vs Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) / Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 07:41:55 PM »
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Singles - Second Round

(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Vania King (USA) 64 57 64
(4) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. (Q) Alexa Glatch (USA) 64 63
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (8) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 64 62
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. Heather Watson (GBR) 63 76(2)

Doubles - First Round

(1) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) d. (WC) Lucic/Vandeweghe (CRO/USA) 64 63
(3) Kops-Jones / Spears (USA/USA) d. Daniilidou (GRE) / Gajdosova (GRE/AUS) 76(5) 64
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 12:59:10 AM »
ORDER OF PLAY - THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

STADIUM start 11:00 am

Urszula Radwanska (POL) vs [LL] Melanie Oudin (USA)
Misaki Doi (JPN) vs [5] Christina Mchale (USA)
Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs [2] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
Alexa Glatch (USA) / Melanie Oudin (USA) vs [2] Vania King (USA) / Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[3] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs Melinda Czink (HUN)
Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) / Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA) vs Janette Husarova (SVK) / Heather Watson (GBR)

STADIUM 2 start 2:30 pm

[1] Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) vs Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 02:33:41 AM »
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Singles - Second Round

(2) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 62 64
(3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Melinda Czink (HUN) 26 64 64
(5) Christina McHale (USA) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 46 64 64
Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. (LL) Melanie Oudin (USA) 62 61

Doubles - Quarterfinals

(1) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) d. Chan/Chan (TPE/TPE) 62 76(3)
Chang/Lertcheewakarn (TPE/THA) d. Husarova/Watson (SVK/GBR) 64 26 108

Doubles - First Round

(2) King/Petrova (USA/RUS) d. Glatch/Oudin (USA/USA) 75 62
Doubles - First Rounda (USA/RUS) d. Glatch/Oudin (USA/USA) 75 62
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 02:35:35 AM »
Draw Updated

(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) vs (5) Christina McHale (USA)
(3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs (Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE)
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Varvara Lepchenko (USA) vs (4) Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Urszula Radwanka (POL) vs (2) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 02:41:34 AM »
ORDER OF PLAY - FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012

STADIUM start 11:00 am

Urszula Radwanska (POL) vs [2] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
Not Before 1:00 PM
[3] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs [Q] Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
Not Before 3:00 PM
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) vs [4] Nadia Petrova (RUS)
After Suitable Rest
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) / Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs [2] Vania King (USA) / Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Not Before 8:00 PM
[1] Marion Bartoli (FRA) vs [5] Christina Mchale (USA)
[3] Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA) vs Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA) / Megan Moulton-Levy (USA)
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 09:15:11 PM »
Friday, July 20, 2012

Singles - Quarterfinals

(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (5) Christina McHale (USA) 75 46 64
(2) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 64 64
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. (3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 67(4) 76(8) 75
(4) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 64 26 76(5)

Doubles - Quarterfinals
(2) King/Petrova (USA/RUS) d. Cibulkova/Hantuchova (SVK/SVK) 64 62
(3) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy (USA/USA) 63 46 103
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2012, 04:02:02 AM »
Saturday, July 21, 2012 - Order Of Play

Stadium (NB 14.00hrs)

1. Nadia Petrova vs. Dominika Cibulkova
2. Chang/Lertcheewakarn vs. King/Petrova
3. Marion Bartoli vs. Chan Yung-Jan (NB 20.00hrs)
4. Huber/Raymond vs. Kops-Jones/Spears
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 04:40:18 AM »
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Singles - Semifinals

(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) 16 63 63
(2) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (4) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 76(8) 61

Doubles - Semifinals
(3) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. (1) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) 75 46 1412
(2) King/Petrova (USA/RUS) d. Chang/Lertcheewakarn (TPE/THA) 62 75
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2012, 04:41:31 AM »
Sunday, July 22, 2012 - Order Of Play

Stadium (NB 14.00hrs)

1. Singles Final: Marion Bartoli vs. Dominika Cibulkova
2. Doubles Final: Kops-Jones/Spears vs. King/Petrova
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2012, 06:12:06 PM »
Sunday, July 22, 2012

Singles - Final

(2) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 61 75

Doubles - Final

(3) Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA) d. (2) Vania King (USA) / Nadia Petrova (RUS) 62 64
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Re: WTA - Premier - Carlsbad - 16-22 July 2012
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2012, 08:17:19 PM »
Cibulkova Conquers Bartoli & Carlsbad



- They're good friends and two of the best all-around players on the WTA, mixing strong offense with very strong defense - but there could only be one winner at the Mercury Insurance Open and it was Dominika Cibulkova, who beat Marion Bartoli in straight sets in the final of the Premier event, 61 75.

Playing for the first time since 2008 it was the No.2-seeded Cibulkova who came out stronger, losing the first game but winning six in a row for the first set. Bartoli built a 4-1 lead in the second set but Cibulkova again went on a roll, winning six of the next seven games to put the No.1-seeded Frenchwoman away.

"I have to say, this was the first WTA final where I played really well," Cibulkova said. "In the first set everything was going my way. My forehand was working today 100%, and also my serves and returns. So everything was fine.

"In the second set I was up 1-0, 40-0, and I got a little bit nervous, starting to think about getting closer to the title. She's a great player and was fighting for every ball and went up 4-1, but I realized I was leading in a few of those games, so I knew I could turn it around again. And I just kept going.

"I'm really happy I didn't give up and turned the second set around."

Cibulkova now has two WTA titles to her name, and both of them have come at the Premier level - her first came on the indoor hardcourts of Moscow last fall. The World No.14's win over the World No.10 was the 14th Top 10 win of her career.

"In Moscow I never had a title before, and everybody was talking to me about the title, and it was a little bit too much pressure. The final was really crazy," Cibulkova said. "When I won the match point there I felt like something maybe happened, but today I knew the feeling. You want to win the tournament."

Going to three sets in all of her matches leading up to the final could have been somewhat of an inconvenience for Bartoli, who fell to 7-11 in WTA finals.

"The toughest part for me was to play three matches at night and then come to the day session," Bartoli said. "I played well to get the lead in the second set, but from there I started to feel a bit tired and wasn't moving so quickly anymore. And she was playing extremely well, which made me feel uncomfortable too.

"I really fought extremely hard on the court, and being in the final this year obviously means a lot to me before heading to Montreal and Cincinnati."
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