Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kanepi wins in Brussels

Kaia Kanepi won her fourth WTA title today in Brussels. It wasn't that easy a task, however. The Tall One From Tallin had to serve for the final three times against Peng Shuai, and was finally able to win on her fourth match point, with a 6-2, 7-5 victory.

Peng, now a finalist twice in Brussels, has yet to win a WTA title. She has been a runner-up four times.

There was a lot of rain in Brussels this week, and players had to double up. Both Kanepi and Peng had to play two matches today. Before entering the final, Kanepi defeated Jamie Hampton, and Peng defeated Romini Oprandi.

2nd seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke won the doubles title, defeating Gabriela Dabrowski and Shahar Peer 6-0, 6-3.

Meanwhile, in Strasbourg, Alize Cornet won her third WTA title today, defeating Lucie Hradecka 7-6, 6-0 in the final.

And look who just won another doubles title! Kimiko Date-Krumm and Chanelle Scheepers won the Strasbourg championship when they defeated Cara Black and Marina Erakovic 6-4, 3-6. 14-12 in the final.


sunny nine said...

I really enjoyed watching Jamie Hampton play this week. I liked her touch on clay and just her strokes in general. I think it is good she is playing under the radar w/regards to the USTA and ESPN2. They are so focused on Stephens that maybe someone like Jamie might just zoom up the rankings and get a title. I also liked her generally mature demeanor on court. I was kind of hoping she would win because a lot of people were not paying attention to Brussels because of Roland Garros. I just think that the press, etc needs to watch the pressure that they put on players like they did on Oudin and then Stephens. Jamie has done well and gave Azarenka trouble I believe at the '13 AO. I hope she can do something without everyone's eyes on her.

Diane said...

I enjoy Jamie's game, too, though it conerns me that she doesn't play as aggressively as she used to. On the up side, she doesn't appear to be as anxious as she was when she was younger.