Kvitova, Ivanovic Among Players Back on Court This Week at WTA Paris, Pattaya City
by Staff | January 27th, 2013, 5:14 pm


Paris, France; Surface: indoor hard

Seeds: Sara Errani, Petra Kvitova, Marion Bartoli, Dominika Cibulkova, Roberta Vinci, Lucie Safarova, Julia “Gorgeous” Goerges, Klara Zakopalova

Floaters: Anabel “Funky Cold” Medina Garrigues, Tamira Paszek, Yanina Wickmayer

Notes: An Italian leads the French field as Errani heads the seeds, with the only French seed Bartoli at No. 3; Kvitova tries to turn around her horrendous start ot the season; (8) Zakopalova a tough start against the hot-handed Medina Garrigues; wildcards went to Kvitova, Safarova, and France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Pauline Parmentier; pulling from the field with injury were Kaia Kanepi and Venus Williams (back); Errani after a bye will start against a qualifier; Kvitova (2011) is the only returning champ in the field; Angelique Kerber beat Bartoli in last year’s three-set final.


Pattaya City, Thailand; Surface: outdoor hard

Seeds: Ana Ivanovic, Maria Kirilenko, Hsieh Su-wei, Sorana Cirstea, Sabine Lisicki, Daniela Hantuchova, Elena Vesnina, Heather Watson

Floaters: Kimiko Date-Krumm, Shahar Peer

Notes: The former No. 1 and top-seeded Ivanovic looking at a potential second-round meeting against the ageless Date-Krumm; no Top 10-ranked seeds, and No. 50 ranked Watson sneaks in at the No. 8 seed; wildcards went to Hantuchova, and Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum and Varatchaya Wongteanchai; notable pulls from the field were Brit Laura Robson and Russian and two-time tournament winner Vera Zvonareva; Hantuchova is the two-time defending champion, in last year’s final beating Kirilenko, and joined among returning champs by Peer (2006).


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6 Comments for Kvitova, Ivanovic Among Players Back on Court This Week at WTA Paris, Pattaya City

Humble Rafa Says:

2 Quick Things

1) Please put the Arrogant One in the trunk.
2) DO NOT put me in the trunk (did you the lopsides matches this week? You need me!).

grendel Says:

Wog boy – message for you on the Azarenka/Li Na thread

Humble Rafa Says:

I assume the Egg Lover fans are at the bar drinking and having fun.

The Arrotards are having their quarterly funeral.

The Lady Forehand fans are wondering…how the hell did he win one slam?

In a few weeks, the tennis world is about to change for the better. Your Humble Highness will arrive without fanfare ofcourse, and set the tennis world on fire for 6 months, before my next scheduled injury break.

Wog boy Says:


Thanks, Yes I saw it and posted for you but didn’t see this one.
HR is right, it was too much drinks so I wasn’t checking the blog. I had a double vision and bit of the headake but now is OK, watching last year AO SF to see how much these two (Andy and Nole) changed their game since then. Just noticed, it was same chair umpire last year SF and this year F.

grendel Says:

Wog boy

“Just noticed, it was same chair umpire last year SF and this year F.

Well, that explains everything. How much did they pay the bastard?

Wog boy Says:



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