Monday, July 29, 2013

WTA round up

Dominika Cibulkova kisses the trophy after beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the finals (AFP) 
At the Bank of West Classic in Stanford it was a final showdown between top seed Agnieszka Radwańska the third seed Dominika Cibulková. Cibulková didn't drop a set on the way to the final beating Agniesza's sister urszula and romanias Cristea whilst Radwanska had a slightly more challenging route into the final beating americans Varvara Lepchenko in three sets before a easy two sets win over Jamie Hampton in the semi finals. This match was a chance for Cibulková to revenge her devastating 06 06 early year loss to radwanska and she took the chance on Sunday. In a close three set match the talented slovakian edged to a 36 64 64 victory giving her title number 3 on the WTA tour,all of them being on a hard court.

At the Baku cup it was former world number 11 Shahar Peer against in form Ukrainian youngster Elina Svitolina. Peer who's ranking has been sliding downwards over the past year meaning that she has had to enter a lot of qualification draws to event participated in a main draw of a wta event demonstrated some of her old form with wins over third Chanelle scheepers and polish qualifier Linette in the semis. Meanwhile youngster Svitolina who is at a career high of 71 thanks to a good performance in last weeks Bad Gastein tournament, produced a shock 6263 quarter final win over pre tournament favourite Donna Vekic and Romanias 4th seed Cadantu. In the final it Svitolina who proved supreme edging peer out in a close two setter 64 64.

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