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Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
Birmingham 2013
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Aegon Classic.
Top 10 Player list:
Seeding Player Nationality
1 Roberta Vinci ITA
3 Kirsten Flipkens BEL
4 Ekaterina Makarova RUS
5 Sorana Cirstea ROU
6 Mona Barthel GER
7 Tamira Paszek AUT
8 Urszula Radwanska POL
9 Yanina Wickmayer BEL
10 Francesca Schiavone ITA

Defending Champion is Melanie Oudin, winning her lone title here last year against Jelena Jankovic.

International level event with 280 points for the winner.

Qualifying rounds are almost complete, scoreboard here:
http://www.protennislive.com/lshd/main.s...tennis.com
(This post was last modified: 08-Jun-2013 01:54 PM by Kiu.)
08-Jun-2013 01:53 PM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
That had to be a sad day in JJ's career, losing a grass court final to Melanie
08-Jun-2013 11:13 PM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
I wonder if we will see Maria try to pick up points somewhere before Wimbledon to try and get the number 2 seed before Wimbledon?
09-Jun-2013 12:11 PM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
Doubt it Sunday.
09-Jun-2013 12:17 PM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
(09-Jun-2013 12:17 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  Doubt it Sunday.

Some good players here in Birmingham at the Classic, maybe Paszek can get here game in order to defend her title in Eastbourne next week.
09-Jun-2013 07:19 PM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
Oudin has been ousted..Madison is going to good but her energy is just blah blah blah.Hingis,the sisters,Henin and most from that generation had a certain energy that make you want to watch women s tennis.
I think the generation of the Hingises and sisters set their own solid standards and didnt conform or tried to appease anyone.This present younger generation lack charisma,they play the same and their matches are not memorable.
10-Jun-2013 07:41 AM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
Got a hangover from the French. It's hard getting motivated for a smaller event at this point, especially with Wimbledon right around the corner.
10-Jun-2013 09:15 AM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
No worry, I will not flood this threads with daily scores, just important updates.

The defending Champion didn't get past the first round, as was mentioned above. Daniela is playing today followed by the local favourite, Heather Watson.
U-Rad later...
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11-Jun-2013 07:52 AM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
Kiu,
You're free to put the scores up if you wish.
11-Jun-2013 07:58 AM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
(11-Jun-2013 07:52 AM)Kiu Wrote:  No worry, I will not flood this threads with daily scores, just important updates.

The defending Champion didn't get past the first round, as was mentioned above. Daniela is playing today followed by the local favourite, Heather Watson.
U-Rad later...

Flood it as much as you want, Kiu. Smile If someone isn't interested, they don't have to read it. I'm sure I'm not the only one who appreciates all of your efforts.

EDIT: I see kskate2 beat me to it, but I'll leave my post here anyway.
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
I'll put up the scores. Today:

Keys d. Hampton 26 63 76(3)
Vekic d Radwanska 63 62
Hlavackova d Pushkova 64 62
Wickmayer d. Putintseva 62 76 (5)
Barthel d. Dolonc 75 62 75
Riske (US Q.) d. Paszek (4) 26 62 63
M. Sanchez (US Q.) d. Cepelova 63 62
H. Watson d. Czink 64 76(0)

Some US qualifiers got through.
11-Jun-2013 06:44 PM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
Paszek continues her terrible slide...but still for some strange reason remains in the top 40's She will really have to do well at Eastbourne or she will tumble down the rankings, as the defending champion. Thanks for the update Moxie. If I have time as mentioned will try and fire some inside stuff on the Aegon International while I am there reporting on the tournament. Definitely, on my list of interviews will be Maria Kirilenko, Elena Vesnina and Eugenie Bouchard.Wink
Weather looks promising there from about Tuesday on next week.

(11-Jun-2013 07:52 AM)Kiu Wrote:  No worry, I will not flood this threads with daily scores, just important updates.

The defending Champion didn't get past the first round, as was mentioned above. Daniela is playing today followed by the local favourite, Heather Watson.
U-Rad later...
You have always provided such great information Kiu, which I certainly respect.Clap Keep doing what you have been doing, I may cover tennis to a degree in my media life, but I could never find the time to give such fine updates as you do.
Cheers,
Ruby
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
(11-Jun-2013 09:19 PM)rubydo Wrote:  If I have time as mentioned will try and fire some inside stuff on the Aegon International while I am there reporting on the tournament. Definitely, on my list of interviews will be Maria Kirilenko, Elena Vesnina and Eugenie Bouchard.Wink

That would be terrific, Ruby! Thanks. Smile
12-Jun-2013 04:05 AM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
look at all the English wimmin losing today Sad sort it out ladies,

and heather watson said she still feels tired from mono, why play then. Huh

knowing me alan partridge, knowing you tennis frontier..ah ha.
12-Jun-2013 05:53 PM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
OK, here are the scores:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013

SINGLES - SECOND ROUND
[1] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 4 | 7 - 5 |
[16] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d Mathilde Johansson (FRA) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 7 (7) | 6 - 4 |
Marina Erakovic (NZL) d [2] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) | 7 - 6 (6) | 3 - 6 | 6 - 0 |
[15] Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) | 7 - 6 (4) | 6 - 2 |
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d [7] Laura Robson (GBR) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 4 |
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) d [14] Heather Watson (GBR) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 3 |
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) d [9] Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 0 |
[5] Sabine Lisicki (GER) d Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 2 |
Maria Sanchez (USA) d Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) | 7 - 6 (3) | 6 - 3 |
[13] Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 1 | 6 - 4 |
[3] Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4 |
[12] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d Johanna Konta (GBR) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 1 |

It wasn't a good day for the Brits, both got ousted with similar scores, in straights.
#2 , #4 and #8 seed are out, there goes Makarova, Paszek and U-rad...

Sabine and Daniela survived.
Heart
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
How about Franny, Flipkins and Lucic (the elder stateswomen) playing well on grass. Hold the press, Sorana took down the grass upset specialist (Pironkova)?

I don't understand why the British women aren't better on grass. They went out early at RG and had plenty of time to prepare for the change in surface. Puzzled
13-Jun-2013 07:30 AM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
I got scores and news!
#1 seed got knocked out!!

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013

THIRD ROUND
[3] Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d [13] Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) | 6 - 1 | 1 - 6 | 6 - 1 |
Donna Vekic (CRO) d Maria Sanchez (USA) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2 |
[5] Sabine Lisicki (GER) d Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) | 7 - 5 | 2 - 6 | 6 - 4 |
Alison Riske (USA) d Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 2 |
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d [12] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) | 3 - 6 | 7 - 6 (6) | 6 - 4 |
[15] Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d Marina Erakovic (NZL) | 7 - 6 (3) | 6 - 3 |
Madison Keys (USA) d [6] Mona Barthel (GER) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 2 |
[16] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d [1] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) | 7 - 6 (5) | 6 - 2 |

look at Keys , she knocked out the #6 seed.
Franny, Sabine and Daniela advanced.
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13-Jun-2013 09:03 PM
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
we have more results, all quarter final matches are now completed:

Quarterfinals
Donna Vekic (CRO) d [3] Sorana Cirstea (ROU) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 1 |
[16] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d Madison Keys (USA) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0 |
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d [15] Francesca Schiavone (ITA) | 6 (8) - 7 | 6 - 4 | 7 - 6 (3) |
Alison Riske (USA) d [5] Sabine Lisicki (GER) | 7 - 6 (2) | 2 - 6 | 6 - 4 |

Sabine didn't make it!
Puzzled

We also have one semi completed:

Semifinals
Donna Vekic (CRO) d [16] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) | 7 - 6 (5) | 1 - 6 | 6 - 3 |

None of the seeds survived, #16 was the last to exit, it seems Daniela has a good shot of winning this.
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
Congrats to Donna Vekic the 16 year old for reaching her 2nd WTA final.Donna continues to impress me.
Good luck in the final.
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RE: Birmingham 2013: Aegon Classic
(15-Jun-2013 04:18 PM)fashionista Wrote:  Congrats to Donna Vekic the 16 year old for reaching her 2nd WTA final.Donna continues to impress me.
Good luck in the final.
Hantuchova just won in two sets about 15 minutes ago. Will chat from Eastbourne a couple of times this week, will be very busy though, as Milos Raonic now top seed with wild card, so will be sending Tennis Canada lots of info on his performance there.
Maria Kirilenko plays tomorrow, so will focus on her, Eugenie playing 2nd qually and will see if she has won it.Big Smile
Cheers from London.
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