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April 15th, 2018

Schmiedlova, Ranked Outside Top 100, Returns to Prominence After WTA Bogota Title

“I was much more nervous days before [the final],” said Schmiedlova, who doesn’t even have a head shot photo on the WTA website. “Yesterday, for example, I played to get to Top 100 and to get to the main draw of Roland Garros, and also to get to final of WTA. I just wanted to show a good game, and that I can play good, and I think at least part of the match today was really good.”

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April 8th, 2018

WTA Previews: Mladenovic Heads Lugano, Maria in Bogota

Tough starts for the struggling (1) Mladenovic vs. last year’s breakout player Siegemund, (9) Van Uytvanck vs. Dodin who she has lost to (winner to face Giorgi), and struggling comeback player (5) Kuznetsova vs. the powerful Barthel…

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September 16th, 2017

Ostapenko the Favorite at WTA Seoul Korea Open; Preview

Arruabarrena (2016) and Begu (2015) are former champions in the field.

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April 16th, 2017

Schiavone, in Farewell Tour, Wins WTA Bogota Leading to French Open

“Today was a disaster match,” Schiavone said.

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September 26th, 2016

Wozniacki, Arruabarrena, Tsurenko Win WTA Titles Over Weekend

“I just wanted to go out and enjoy it,” Wozniacki said of the championship match. “It’s the final and both of us had great weeks. We both wanted to go out there and play well.”

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April 11th, 2016

WTA Preview: Who Wants to go to Bogota?

Who wants to go to Colombia? No one in the Top 15, and only two players in the Top 50…Wildcards were awarded to Colombia’s Emiliana Arango and Yuliana Lizarazo, and Venezuela’s Nadia Echeverria Alam…

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February 14th, 2016

Rafa Goes to Rio; Women’s Field Horrendous: Previews

Men’s Notes: Three Top 10 players in the field…What are Americans Isner and Sock doing here?…Not a lot of floating talent in the field…(1) Nadal looking at a second round meeting with Almagro, and (8) Bellucci starts against former finalist The Dog…

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