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Poll: Who will win Baku?
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Jovanovski 0% 0 0%
Vekic 75.00% 3 75.00%
Scheepers 0% 0 0%
Cadantu 0% 0 0%
Ka.Pliskova 0% 0 0%
Hercog 0% 0 0%
Svitolina 0% 0 0%
Dolonc 0% 0 0%
Voskoboeva 0% 0 0%
Other (please state) 25.00% 1 25.00%
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Baku
[1] Jovanovski vs Abduraimova
Jabeur (WC) vs Gavrilova
Q vs Cohen
Kr.Pliskova vs [8] Dolonc

[3] Scheepers vs Hlavackova
Peer vs Kremen
Q vs Q
Majeric vs [5] Ka.Pliskova


[6] Hercog vs Voskoboeva
Daniilidou vs Q
Farhad (WC) vs Minella
Krajicek vs [4] Cadantu

[7] Svitolina vs Krunic
Burnett vs Tatishvili
Q vs Q
Jafarova (WC) vs [2] Vekic

Who will win?

I picked Donna Vekic Smile.
21-Jul-2013 04:38 AM
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RE: Baku
good pick Ozza. I'd go w/ her too.
21-Jul-2013 05:47 AM
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Baku 2013
It's worth noting that the defending champion is Bojana Jovanovski, she beat Julia Cohen of USA to get tast year's 280 points.
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Here is the event's webpage:
http://www.bakucup.az/?lang=2

Since I like the Pliskova twins, I am pulling for them!
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RE: Baku 2013
(21-Jul-2013 12:37 PM)Kiu Wrote:  It's worth noting that the defending champion is Bojana Jovanovski, she beat Julia Cohen of USA to get tast year's 280 points.

But you don't think she'll defend it?
21-Jul-2013 05:42 PM
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RE: Baku
Heck NO!
Donna Vekic will probably not win it either.
Look at Bad Gastein last week, none of the top seeds survived, I am expecting similar results here.

As long as I am concerned, this lady could win it:
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or this one:
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Get my point? It's almost impossible to figure out these little tournies.

order of play for:

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

CENTRE COURT


00:00 - MICHAELLA KRAJICEK (NED) V [4] ALEXANDRA CADANTU (ROU)
02:00 - TADEJA MAJERIC (SLO) V [5] KAROLINA PLISKOVA (CZE)
04:00 - [WC] NAZRIN JAFAROVA (AZE) (AZE) V [2] DONNA VEKIC (CRO)
06:00 - ONS JABEUR (TUN) V DARIA GAVRILOVA (RUS)


COURT 1

11:00 - [13] YSALINE BONAVENTURE (BEL) V TEREZA MARTINCOVA (CZE)
13:00 - OLEKSANDRA KORASHVILI (UKR) V [11] OKSANA KALASHNIKOVA (GEO)
15:00 - [2] MAGDA LINETTE (POL) V IRINA BURYACHOK (UKR)


COURT 3

11:00 - [4] ALBERTA BRIANTI (ITA) V [7] TETYANA AREFYEVA (UKR)
13:00 - [3] KATERYNA KOZLOVA (UKR) V [12] MARINA MELNIKOVA (RUS)
15:00 - [6] VERONIKA KAPSHAY (UKR) V [9] YULIYA KALABINA (RUS)
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RE: Baku
(21-Jul-2013 07:46 PM)Kiu Wrote:  Get my point? It's almost impossible to figure out these little tournies.

This depends. You make out Meusburger winning Bad Gastein was some big shock, but she was one of the favourites to win. Serena winning Bastad was obvious, as was Halep winning Budapest. Vinci winning Palermo wasn't that shocking either, ok it wasn't believed she'd beat Errani, but it was the obvious final before a ball was hit.

In general things are going to be less predictable at the lower tiers, the players are of lower level, they are less consistent, they are more prone to having a bad week, there is less of a gap in level between the players. But it's also wrong to make out like it's some lottery either.
21-Jul-2013 08:07 PM
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RE: Baku
The lady is 30 come October, has never won anything in her life and wasn't even seeded!

++****BIG SHOCK****++
At least for me.
21-Jul-2013 10:33 PM
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Baku Scores
I have scores for:
MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

FIRST ROUND
[2] Donna Vekic (CRO) d Nazrin Jafarova (AZE) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 0 |
Ons Jabeur (TUN) d Daria Gavrilova (RUS) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 0 |
[4] Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d Michaella Krajicek (NED) | 2 - 6 | 6 - 0 | 6 - 3 |
Tadeja Majeric (SLO) d [5] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 4 |

QUALIFYING - SECOND ROUND
Tereza Martincova (CZE) d [13] Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) | 6 - 2 | 7 - 5 |
[2] Magda Linette (POL) d Irina Buryachok (UKR) | 6 - 2 | 7 - 5 |
[11] Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) d Oleksandra Korashvili (UKR) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 1 |
[6] Veronika Kapshay (UKR) d [9] Yuliya Kalabina (RUS) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 3 |
[7] Tetyana Arefyeva (UKR) d [4] Alberta Brianti (ITA) | 1 - 6 | 6 - 4 | 6 - 1 |
[3] Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) d [12] Marina Melnikova (RUS) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 4 |

Full treatment this week, you all get order of play and scores for both events!
22-Jul-2013 09:17 AM
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RE: Baku
(21-Jul-2013 10:33 PM)Kiu Wrote:  The lady is 30 come October, has never won anything in her life and wasn't even seeded!

++****BIG SHOCK****++
At least for me.

She was joint 3rd favourite with bookmakers along with Annika Beck, behind Petkovic and Barthel.

It really wasn't that shocking when you took form guide into account. She'd just been to the final in Budapest and went 3 sets with Halep (who is better than anyone that was in Bad Gastein), and was bringing that good form into her home event in conditions that were an advantage for her over her opponents (altitude).
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RE: Baku
She was a Hungarian favored in a Hungarian tourny!
Wasn't suppose to win it!

Order of play:
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

CENTRE COURT

11:00 - SHAHAR PEER (ISR) V ILONA KREMEN (BLR)
13:00 - NASTASSJA BURNETT (ITA) V ANNA TATISHVILI (GEO)
15:00 - KAMILLA FARHAD (AZE) V MANDY MINELLA (LUX)
17:00 - [1] BOJANA JOVANOVSKI (SRB) V NIGINA ABDURAIMOVA (UZB)
19:00 - ILONA KREMEN / MARINA MELNIKOVA (BLR / RUS) V [WC] TAMARI CHALAGANIDZE (GEO) / NAZRIN JAFAROVA (AZE) (GEO / AZE)


COURT 1

11:00 - KRISTYNA PLISKOVA (CZE) V [8] VESNA DOLONC (SRB)
13:00 - MAGDA LINETTE (POL) V JULIA COHEN (USA)
15:00 - VERONIKA KAPSHAY (UKR) V TETYANA AREFYEVA (UKR)
17:00 - MICHAELLA KRAJICEK / EKATERINA YASHINA (NED / RUS) V JULIA COHEN / POLINA PEKHOVA (USA / BLR)


COURT 3

12:00 - OKSANA KALASHNIKOVA (GEO) V TEREZA MARTINCOVA (CZE)
15:00 - [1] MANDY MINELLA / CHANELLE SCHEEPERS (LUX / RSA) V MAGDA LINETTE / ELINA SVITOLINA (POL / UKR)
22-Jul-2013 09:51 PM
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Baku Tuesday scores
Scores:
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

FIRST ROUND
Tetyana Arefyeva (UKR) d Veronika Kapshay (UKR) | 6 (6) - 7 | 6 - 0 | 6 - 0 |
[1] Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d Nigina Abduraimova (UZB) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 3 |
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) d [8] Vesna Dolonc (SRB) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 2 |
Magda Linette (POL) d Julia Cohen (USA) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 3 |
Mandy Minella (LUX) d Kamilla Farhad (AZE) | 6 - 0 | 6 - 0 |
Tereza Martincova (CZE) d Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 7 (7) | 6 - 1 |
Shahar Peer (ISR) d Ilona Kremen (BLR) | 3 - 6 | 6 - 2 | 6 - 0 |
Nastassja Burnett (ITA) d Anna Tatishvili (GEO) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 3 |

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Kristyna is still in, Karolina is out.


Order of play:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013

CENTRE COURT

11:00 - [3] CHANELLE SCHEEPERS (RSA) V ANDREA HLAVACKOVA (CZE)
13:00 - TETYANA AREFYEVA (UKR) V [2] DONNA VEKIC (CRO)
15:00 - [1] BOJANA JOVANOVSKI (SRB) V ONS JABEUR (TUN)
16:00 - VESNA DOLONC / ANNA TATISHVILI (SRB / GEO) V KAMILLA FARHAD / SABINA SHARIPOVA (AZE / UZB)

COURT 1

11:00 - ELENI DANIILIDOU (GRE) V KATERYNA KOZLOVA (UKR)
13:00 - MANDY MINELLA (LUX) V [4] ALEXANDRA CADANTU (ROU)
15:00 - ALBERTA BRIANTI / SHAHAR PEER (ITA / ISR) V ELENI DANIILIDOU / ALEKSANDRA KRUNIC (GRE / SRB)
17:00 - ALEXANDRA CADANTU / INES FERRER SUAREZ (ROU / ESP) V [2] IRINA BURYACHOK / OKSANA KALASHNIKOVA (UKR / GEO)


COURT 3

11:00 - [7] ELINA SVITOLINA (UKR) V ALEKSANDRA KRUNIC (SRB)
13:00 - [6] POLONA HERCOG (SLO) V GALINA VOSKOBOEVA (KAZ)
15:00 - [3] SANDRA KLEMENSCHITS / ANDREJA KLEPAC (AUT / SLO) V VALENTYNA IVAKHNENKO / KATERYNA KOZLOVA (UKR / UKR)
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RE: Baku
Scores:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013

SECOND ROUND
[4] Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) d Mandy Minella (LUX) | 5 - 7 | 6 - 1 | 6 - 3 |
[2] Donna Vekic (CRO) d Tetyana Arefyeva (UKR) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 2 |
Ons Jabeur (TUN) d [1] Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) | 6 - 2 | 7 - 5 |

FIRST ROUND
[7] Elina Svitolina (UKR) d Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) | 6 - 3 | 4 - 6 | 6 - 2 |
Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) d Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) | 6 - 2 | 3 - 6 | 6 - 4 |
Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) d [6] Polona Hercog (SLO) | 7 - 6 (7) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 3 |
[3] Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) | 3 - 6 | 6 - 3 | 6 - 4 |

There goes the #1 seed but the #2 seed survived.

Order of play:

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

CENTRE COURT

11:00 - TEREZA MARTINCOVA (CZE) V TADEJA MAJERIC (SLO)
13:00 - [7] ELINA SVITOLINA (UKR) V NASTASSJA BURNETT (ITA)
15:00 - [3] CHANELLE SCHEEPERS (RSA) V SHAHAR PEER (ISR)
17:00 - GALINA VOSKOBOEVA (KAZ) V KATERYNA KOZLOVA (UKR)

COURT 1

11:00 - MAGDA LINETTE (POL) V KRISTYNA PLISKOVA (CZE)
12:00 - [3] SANDRA KLEMENSCHITS / ANDREJA KLEPAC (AUT / SLO) V MICHAELLA KRAJICEK / EKATERINA YASHINA (NED / RUS)
14:00 - ILONA KREMEN / MARINA MELNIKOVA (BLR / RUS) V [2] IRINA BURYACHOK / OKSANA KALASHNIKOVA (UKR / GEO)
16:00 - MAGDA LINETTE / ELINA SVITOLINA (POL / UKR) V ELENI DANIILIDOU / ALEKSANDRA KRUNIC (GRE / SRB)

COURT 3

14:30 - NIGINA ABDURAIMOVA / VERONIKA KAPSHAY (UZB / UKR) V [4] KAROLINA PLISKOVA / KRISTYNA PLISKOVA (CZE / CZE)
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RE: Baku
(24-Jul-2013 12:56 PM)Kiu Wrote:  Scores:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013

SECOND ROUND
Ons Jabeur (TUN) d [1] Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) | 6 - 2 | 7 - 5 |

There goes the #1 seed but the #2 seed survived.

Losing to someone I've never even heard of, have you?
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RE: Baku
Who?!?

LOL!!

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RE: Baku
Ons Jabeur always gets a wildcard every year at Doha. She's only 19, she's not a super talent but is definitely like top 100 material. I think her results are on the up on the ITF circuit this year. It's still a bad loss from Jovanovski's point of view though of course. I think she was injured though, because she has now withdrawn from Carlsbad next week.
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RE: Baku
(24-Jul-2013 04:25 PM)tented Wrote:  
(24-Jul-2013 12:56 PM)Kiu Wrote:  There goes the #1 seed but the #2 seed survived.

Losing to someone I've never even heard of, have you?

Only yesterday, she has been on a tear in ITF recently, just graduated to the big leagues, these are her first wins on WTA!

Quote:Though Jabeur has had plenty of success at the ITF Women's Circuit level, winning three of her five titles this year, she just recorded her first WTA main draw match win here on Monday in the first round against Daria Gavrilova.
Read more here:
http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/33...-from-baku



Scores:

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

SECOND ROUND
Tadeja Majeric (SLO) d Tereza Martincova (CZE) | 7 - 6 (5) | 6 - 3 |
[7] Elina Svitolina (UKR) d Nastassja Burnett (ITA) | 6 - 0 | 7 - 6 (3) |
Magda Linette (POL) d Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) | 3 - 6 | 6 - 1 | 6 - 2 |

No more Pliskova!
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RE: Baku
The WTA website has been slacking on updating the scores and so have I!

Shahar Peer will meet Elina Svitolina in the Finals.
None of the top seeds made it.
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RE: Baku
(27-Jul-2013 07:27 AM)Kiu Wrote:  The WTA website has been slacking on updating the scores and so have I!

Shahar Peer will meet Elina Svitolina in the Finals.
None of the top seeds made it.

Shahar Peer d Magda Linette — 6-1, 6-1
(7) Elina Svitolina d (4) Alexandra Cadantu — 6-1, 6-4
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Baku 2013 Champion
We have a new Champion in Baku

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RE: Baku 2013 Champion
(28-Jul-2013 12:05 PM)Kiu Wrote:  We have a new Champion in Baku

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Elina Svitolina

Congrats, Svitolina, on winning your first title! That must be thrilling.

She's only 18, so this could be the first of many championships.

That's a great pic, Kiu. Thanks for posting it.
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