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Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
Mona Barthel is the top seed in this international level event with 280 points to the winner.
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Main draw here:
http://www.gastein-ladies.at/draw_singles.php

Here are the top seeds and their WTA rankings:
#-------Name-------------WTA

1 Mona BARTHEL 35

2 Annika BECK 53

3 Irina-Camelia BEGU 59

4 Andrea PETKOVIC 62

5 Kiki BERTENS 67

6 Channelle SCHEEPERS 69

7 Maria Teresa TORRO-FLOR 71

8 Karin KNAPP 72

9 Mandy MINELLA 76

10 Lucie HRADECKA 87

Alize Cornet is the defending Champion.
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Main draw begins Monday.
(This post was last modified: 16-Jul-2013 03:14 AM by johnsteinbeck.)
14-Jul-2013 10:53 PM
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
Saw some of Barthel's match. She came through pretty easy yesterday.
16-Jul-2013 09:13 AM
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
Petko and Martic in a battle. On serve in the decider 3-3.
16-Jul-2013 12:52 PM
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
^ for those who're wondering about the outcome: unfortunately, Petko didn't win another game. Petra Martic won, 7:6, 5:7, 3:6 in the longest match in the tournament's history (3:11 hours). apparently, Petkovic was hampered by some GI issues.

other results:
Lisa-Maria Moser (AUT)* d Elena Bogdan (ROU) 7 - 6 (6) | 2 - 6 | 6 - 4 |
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) d [5] Kiki Bertens (NED) 6 - 2 | 6 - 2 |
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) d Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 1 |
[2] Annika Beck (GER) d Shahar Peer (ISR) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 3 |
Mandy Minella (LUX) d Dia Evtimova (BUL) | 6 - 2 | 2 - 6 | 6 - 3 |
Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) d Tadeja Majeric (SLO) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 3 |
[6] Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 4 |
Elina Svitolina (UKR) d Michaela Honcova (SVK) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2 |
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT)** d Tereza Mrdeza (CRO) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 3 |
Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d Maria Joao Koehler (POR) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 4 |

* the 22-year old's first match on the WTA tour level
** likened the match to "playing against a rubber wall". apparently, Mrdeza likes moonballs.
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17-Jul-2013 05:02 AM
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
Thanks for posting the scores John, now you are stuck with doing it the whole week!
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17-Jul-2013 07:41 AM
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
Petkovic is struggling a lot...kinda feel sorry for her.She is 26yrs old and needs to start playing better before its too late..She should fire her coach and trainer for starters...
17-Jul-2013 05:21 PM
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
^ yeah, it's a bummer about Petko, i really like her (game), too bad she doesn't seem able to put together another run.

anyway, i guess i'll have to oblige with Kiu's request/joke/order (warning, i might not be around on the weekend), here are yesterday's results (just four matches, weird scheduling):

1st round:
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d Jasmina Tinjic (BIH) | 6 - 0 | 6 - 0 |*

2nd round:
[8] Karin Knapp (ITA)** d Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) | 7 - 6 (5) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 1 |
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) d Viktorija Golubic (SUI) | 5 - 7 | 6 - 1 | 6 - 0 |
Lisa-Maria Moser (AUT)*** d [1] Mona Barthel (GER) | 6 - 2 | 4 - 3 |

* ouch.
** from partly german-speaking South Tyrolia, as the name gives away, so it's a semi-home tournament for her.
*** Barthel had to retire due to a shoulder injury. this was Moser's second match on tour level. she's now got a 2-0 WTA level record and a win over a top 40 player Wink currently ranked 725. will move almost 300 spots if she goes out in the next round. says with the prize money, she'll finally buy new clay court shoes, her current ones are just about done.
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18-Jul-2013 02:49 AM
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
Who is this Yvonne Meusburger?
18-Jul-2013 07:58 PM
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
as to your question, Chelsia - Meusburger has been around for a while, in fact, she's going on thirty. never made a big impact anywhere, though. reached second rounds once or twice at all the slams, but never got any further. no WTA titles. career high ranking of 60. currently in the 80ies. she'd have to take the title to get in the 60ies again. don't expect too much. she's mostly just enjoying the home court advantage right now. and isn't the only one - with Mayr-Achleitner and Moser, the austrian ladies have done exceptionally well here.

Kiu, you're really having me do this, ey? alright, one more time, here we go:

Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d Petra Martic (CRO) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4 |
Elina Svitolina (UKR) d [6] Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) | 7 - 5 | 1 - 6 | 6 - 1 |
Arantxa* Rus (NED) d Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) | 5 - 7 | 7 - 5 | 6 - 3 |
Yvonne Meusburger* (AUT) d [3] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 3 |
[2] Annika Beck (GER) d Mandy Minella (LUX) | 2 - 6 | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4 |

* i still don't get over the fact that a tennis player born in 1990 named Arantxa was supposably NOT named after Sánchez Vicario. i got a feeling that Daddy managed to convince Mommy that it's "just a real pretty name" for a Dutch girl.
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
you're quite right. in the semis now, last Austrian standing.
Elina Svitolina (UKR) d Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0 |
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d Arantxa Rus (NED) | 6 - 1 | 7 - 6 (1) |
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) d Lisa-Maria Moser (AUT) | 6 - 3 | 7 - 6 (4) |
[8] Karin Knapp (ITA) d [2] Annika Beck (GER) | 6 - 0 | 6 - 1 |
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
I knew you couldn't stay away John!
And if you do, I will pick the slack....
Here are scores:
SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013

SEMIFINALS
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) d Elina Svitolina (UKR) | 7 - 5 | 6 (1) - 7 | 6 - 4 |
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d [8] Karin Knapp (ITA) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 3 |
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
Give it up for Yvonne Meusberger who wins her first career WTA title 7-5 6-2 Clap

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Am I the only one who thinks Yvonne looks like a quirky teen from some of my favorite John Hughes films? Big Smile
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
wow. did not expect that. congrats Yvonne! and yeah, that sounds just about right, kskate Smile
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
(21-Jul-2013 12:01 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  Give it up for Yvonne Meusberger who wins her first career WTA title 7-5 6-2 Clap

Am I the only one who thinks Yvonne looks like a quirky teen from some of my favorite John Hughes films? Big Smile

Ha! She really does, doesn't she? And he filmed some of them in Chicago, right? At least Ferris Bueller.

Congrats to Yvonne on her first singles title! Winning in Austria must make it even more special.
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RE: Bad Gastein 2013: Nürnberger Open
He filmed Ferris Bueller and Sixteen Candles here for sure. I'd have to go back and see, but I thought the Breakfast Club was based off a North Shore HS.
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