WTA Previews: Moscow, Wozniacki Headlines Luxembourg
by Staff | October 17th, 2009, 4:47 pm
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Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Surface: Hard indoors

Seeds: Vera Zvonareva, Jelena Jankovic, Aggie Radwanska, Flavia Pennetta, Nadia Petrova, Elena Vesnina, Dominika Cibulkova, Francesca Schiavone


Floaters: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Anna Chakvetadze, Maria Kirilenko, Aleksandra Wozniak, Vera Dushevina

Notes: Jankovic is the defending champ, beating Zvonareva in the 2008 final; (3) Radwanska opens against Kirilenko; 11 Russians in the draw excluding qualifiers; a $1 million “Premier”-level event (with none of the Top 6 players?).

BGL Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg
Surface: Hard indoor

Seeds: Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters, Anabel Medina Garrigues, Daniela Hantuchova, Yanina Wickmayer, Sabine Lisicki, Kateryna Bondarenko, Carla Suarez Navarro

Floaters: Melanie Oudin, Alize Cornet, Shahar Peer, Patty Schnyder

Notes: Wozniacki lost in last year’s final to Elena Dementieva, who takes this week off; (1) Wozniacki opens against Oudin in a US Open quarterfinals rematch; Clijsters should steamroll in the first round against American Meghann Shaughnessy before meeting the veteran Schnyder, who has beaten Clijsters in two of eight career meetings.


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7 Comments for WTA Previews: Moscow, Wozniacki Headlines Luxembourg

Kimmi Says:

stosur eventually won her 1st title. Congrats to her.


Von Says:

I believe Stosur has 4 singles, and 11 doubles titles.


i am it Says:

Samantha Stouser
WTA Singles Title: 1
ITF Women’s Circuit Singles Titles: 4


Kimmi Says:

So we were both right (me and Von). I did not know about the ITF titles..but I knew about WTA titles. Before today, she was 0-5 in finals. OUCH ! Congrats to her anyways.


i am it Says:

kimmi, in a way, you can say that, if we are playing right-wrong game. but itf circuit titles are like challenger titles in atp.


i am it Says:

kimmi, let me clarify further:
itf women’s circuit titles are one tier below wta.

challenger tour is one rung below atp pro tour.

itf men’s circuit is below challenger, the lowest rung.

points earned each of these count toward your ranking.


Kimmi Says:

Ah ha. I see now. Thats why they separate the titles (even though they all count towards the ranking). They are two different circuits.

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