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Brussels Open 2013
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To make sure everbody gets this: we're very happy to welcome Caroline Wozniacki @Brussels_Open! She won the title in 2011. Welcome back!

Yeah - well good news to me but also a nessesary decision Caroline has taken. She needs matches before French Open.

The official list - which now also has Caroline - as 1st seed on a wild card - is as follows:

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Now she is chilling with Rory and watching a movie with him in Monaco:

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PS. Nice socksSmile
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16-May-2013 04:17 PM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Thanks for posting this.

Glad to see Caro play.

here is the defending Champion:
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This is the last premier event before the French Open, 470 points to the winner.
16-May-2013 04:28 PM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Sources tell that Aga has withdrawn so Caroline will be seeded 1st.:

The draw for the third BNP PARIBAS FORTIS Brussels will now SATURDAY MAY 18 at 12h take place in the Royal Primerose Tennis Club, in the presence of Ms Dominique Monami and Ms Giulia Orlandi (WTA). A player from the main table will also be present at this event.

That will not be Agnieszka Radwanska. The defending champion of the BNP Paribas Fortis Brussels Open withdraw due to an injury.
"I have shoulder problems for a while and it seems to be getting worse. I'm afraid that's even worse, especially in view of Roland Garros and the grass season that is imminent. I therefore found that I had to withdraw. That is very unfortunate because I really wanted to defend my title in Brussels but I think it is a good decision. The tournament was very well organized last year, I had some excellent games just before Roland Garros. The tournament director is a very pleasant person and there was a lot of people in the stands. I really enjoyed the tournament and my week in Brussels. I will therefore try to get back next year. ".
The tournament management shall meanwhile to report that they are desperately looking for a viable replacement for the first seed.
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16-May-2013 05:58 PM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Interesting, I wonder if she will play Paris and if not that means Li will be seeded #4
16-May-2013 06:45 PM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
(16-May-2013 06:45 PM)Sundaymorningguy Wrote:  Interesting, I wonder if she will play Paris and if not that means Li will be seeded #4

Which in terms of who's most likely to win she probably should be.
17-May-2013 02:15 AM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
(16-May-2013 05:58 PM)hoergren Wrote:  Sources tell that Aga has withdrawn so Caroline will be seeded 1st.:

The draw for the third BNP PARIBAS FORTIS Brussels will now SATURDAY MAY 18 at 12h take place in the Royal Primerose Tennis Club, in the presence of Ms Dominique Monami and Ms Giulia Orlandi (WTA). A player from the main table will also be present at this event.

That will not be Agnieszka Radwanska. The defending champion of the BNP Paribas Fortis Brussels Open withdraw due to an injury.
"I have shoulder problems for a while and it seems to be getting worse. I'm afraid that's even worse, especially in view of Roland Garros and the grass season that is imminent. I therefore found that I had to withdraw. That is very unfortunate because I really wanted to defend my title in Brussels but I think it is a good decision. The tournament was very well organized last year, I had some excellent games just before Roland Garros. The tournament director is a very pleasant person and there was a lot of people in the stands. I really enjoyed the tournament and my week in Brussels. I will therefore try to get back next year. ".
The tournament management shall meanwhile to report that they are desperately looking for a viable replacement for the first seed.

I think it's the blonde hair. Her record hasn't been good since and now she's battling a severe injury and losing points at a time when she needs alot of confidence.
17-May-2013 06:40 AM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Qualifying draw here:
http://www.wta-brusselsopen.com/upload/t...s-2013.pdf

Main draw here(available Saturday):
http://www.wta-brusselsopen.com/tableau-...elles.html
17-May-2013 11:35 AM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
The main draw has been announced - here are the 4 quarters:

Caroline WOZNIACKI vs Bye
CHN Jie ZHENG vs Qualifier
SUI Romina OPRANDI vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs GER Julia GOERGES

USA Sloane STEPHENS vs BUL Tsvetana PIRONKOVA
ROU Simona HALEP vs SVK Magdalena RYBARIKOVA
BLR Olga GOVORTSOVA vs NED Arantxa RUS
SWE Sofia ARVIDSSON vs CHN Shuai PENG

USA Varvara LEPCHENKO vs SRB Bojana JOVANOVSKI
GB Elena BALTACHA vs SUI Stefanie VOEGELE
SVK Jana CEPELOVA vs UKR Leisa TSURENKO
EST Kaia KANEPI vs SVk Dominika CIBULKOVA

BEL Kirsten FLIPKENS vs USA Madison KEYS
BEL Yanina WICKMAYER vs USA Jamie HAMPTON
Qualifier vs BEL Alison VAN UYTVANCK
Bye vs ITA Roberta VINCI
18-May-2013 06:38 AM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Actually a pretty loaded field there.
18-May-2013 07:08 AM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
30 player field makes it simple.
I hope Caro gets some matches under her belt, she does have Julia in her quarter.
18-May-2013 01:51 PM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
The qualifiers to be found tomorrow together with a few 1st round matches - program follows here:

Schedule for Monday 20. May

Central start 11:30

Coco VANDEWEGHE vs Yulia PUTINTSEVA Q-final 64 16 16
Olga GOVORTSOVA vs Arantxa RUS 1.round 62 75
Varvara LEPCHENKO vs Bojana JOVANOVSKI 1.round 62 67 64
Sloane STEPHENS vs Tsvetana PIRONKOVA 1.round 62 26 22 match suspended darkness

Court 1 start 11:00

Mallory BURDETTE vs Maria Joao KOEHLER Q-final 46 63 60
SHUAI ZHANG vs Shahar PEER Q-final 76 62
Liezel HUBER / Kristyna PLISKOVA vs Kirsten FLIPKENS / Magdalena RYBARIKOVA 36 62 8-10
Jana CEPELOVA vs Leisa TSURENKO 1. round 57 63 75
Elena BALTACHA vs Stefanie VOEGELE 1. round 76 75 A surprise to me!

Court 3 start 11:00

lanie OUDIN
vs Aliaksandra SASNOVICH Q-final 62 76
Shuko AOYAMA / Tamaryn TANASUGARN vs Liga DEKMEIJERE / Oksana KALASHNIKOVA 46 46

Sandra KLEMENSCHITS / Andreja KLEPAC vs Jennifer ELIE / Nicola SLATER 63 62
Sania MIRZA / Jie ZHENG vs Eva HRDINOVA / Lindsay LEE-WATERS 62 64
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19-May-2013 10:06 AM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Matches shown on TV today - alternate use streamhunter - is:

13:30 Govortsova - Rus (WTA Brussels)
14:00 Huber / Pliskova - Flipkens / Rybarikova (WTA Brussels)
15:00 Lepchenko - Jovanovski (WTA Brussels)
15:30 Tsurenko - Cepelova (WTA Brussels)
17:00 Voegele - Baltacha (WTA Brussels)
18:00 Stephens - Pironkova (WTA Brussels)

So possible to watch a doubles game. TV from 2 courts

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20-May-2013 02:59 AM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Remember it's ALL ACCESS HOUR in Brussels 16.00:



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RE: Brussels Open 2013
I am surprised Pliskova twins are not together, one is here and the other one in Strasbourg.
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Apparently, the Coco and Yulia match ended in bad terms. Apparently, Yulia said some not very nice things about Coco's game and Coco tweeted about it.
20-May-2013 12:07 PM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
(20-May-2013 12:07 PM)Sundaymorningguy Wrote:  Apparently, the Coco and Yulia match ended in bad terms. Apparently, Yulia said some not very nice things about Coco's game and Coco tweeted about it.
Putintseva is right.....lol Coco is a ballbasher and needs a lot of cardio...
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Schedule Tuesday 21 May - no doubles

Centrale start 10:30
Sofia ARVIDSSON vs Shuai PENG
Coco VANDEWEGHE vs Julia GOERGES
Kaia KANEPI vs Dominika CIBULKOVA
Yanina WICKMAYER vs Jamie HAMPTON
Kirsten FLIPKENS vs Madison KEYS

Court 1 start 10.30
Yulia PUTINTSEVA vs Alison VAN UYTVANCK
Jie ZHENG vs Mallory BURDETTE
Romina OPRANDI vs MÃlanie OUDIN

Court 3 start 10.30
Double
SHUAI ZHANG vs Magdalena RYBARIKOVA
20-May-2013 01:02 PM
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Sloane and Pironkova are dead even at one set a piece 1-1 in the decider and 40-40
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
(20-May-2013 01:45 PM)Kiu Wrote:  Sloane and Pironkova are dead even at one set a piece 1-1 in the decider and 40-40

It's a terrible match they both play a horrible tennis with in between excellent shots. It seems that they can't understand the way they play themselves. Match suspended during darkness. Standings 62 26 22
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RE: Brussels Open 2013
Simona Halep pulled out due to Calf injury and although Coco lost the final qualifying match, she got in as Lucky Loser.
would it be interesting if Yulia Putintseva has to play Coco in the main draw again?
20-May-2013 01:59 PM
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