Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hantuchova to play Lisicki in Birmingham final

4th seed Daniela Hantuchova continued her good season today by advancing to the final of the AEGON Classic. Hantuchova defeated 2nd seed Ana Ivanovic 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. Ivanovic, who received a wild card into the draw, hit 16 aces. There were seven breaks of serve in the match.

Hantuchova's opponent in the final will be Sabine Lisicki. The unseeded Lisicki defeated 3rd seed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1.

The doubles final will feature 3rd seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci against 2nd seeds Olga Govortsova and Alla Kudryavtseva. Errani and Vinci defeated top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the semifinals.

In Copenhagen, top seed Caroline Wozniacki easily defeated Mona Barthel in the semifinals. Her opponent in the final will be 4th seed Lucie Safarova, who defeated Petra Martic.

2nd seeds Johanna Larsson and Jasmin Woehr will play Kristina Mladenovic and Katarzyna Piter in the doubles final.


Wayne said...

Highly entertaining first semi-final today. Daniela Hanutchova playing well and coming out on top in a tight, topsy-turvy affair.
Apparently Sunday's final will start at 10 am sharp. Tomorrow's 'flaming June' weather forecast predict's a monsoon. Must be the grass court season !

Diane said...

It has rained so much this week in Birmingham and in London. And I'm sure we can expect more of the same.

I couldn't watch--Tennis TV viewing is blocked in the U.S., and Tennis Channel isn't showing Birmingham live.

Sophia said...

Quite worthwhile info, much thanks for the post.