Sunday, October 5, 2008

Some Unfamiliar Sunday Faces

by Savannah

Eighteen year old Sorana Cirstea of Romania won her first WTA tour title at Tashkent, the most ignored tournament of the week.

Looks like 1990 was a good year for women tennis players. Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark came into Tokyo as the top seed and won.
I'm sure some will argue that these are not top tournaments - Tashkent was a Tier IV and Tokyo a Tier III but you have to start somewhere. Congratulations to both young women.

Dmitry Tursunov had a very good week and ended up winning the Moselle Open. That trophy, nicknamed the Alien Baby trophy, will make a unique addition to his trophy room. Congratulations Dmitry.

Jelena Jankovic won her second straight title in two weeks at Stuttgart. From all accounts it wasn't the prettiest match to watch but a win is a win. She should hand that Porsche over to her coach no?

In the upset of the day Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Juan Martin Del Potro in straight sets, neither of which was even close.

Doubles Winners

Jill Craybas/USA and Marina Erakovic/NZL won the women's doubles.

The team of Mikhail Youzhny of Russia and Mischa Zverev of GER defeated top seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy.


Olga Savchuk of Ukraine and Raluca Olaru of Romania took home the trophy.

The Wild Card team of Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Patty Schnyder of Switzerland took out top seeds Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Renae Stubbs of Australia in straight sets.

Frenchmen Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra retained their championship. They defeated the top seeded Polish team of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 5-7, 6-3, 10-8, a repeat of the 2007 doubles championship match.

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