Anabel Medina Garrigues

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Medina Garrigues pulls out at Strasbourg - The Associated Press
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Two-time defending champion Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain pulled out of the Strasbourg International on Wednesday because of a lower back injury. She withdrew from the second-round match against Kristina Barrois after...
Medina Garrigues mauls Makarova for Morocco crown -
By Sports Network Anabel Medina Garrigues captured her first title of 2009 with a 6-0, 6-1 drubbing of Ekaterina Makarova in the final of the Moroccan Grand Prix. The top-seeded Medina Garrigues was the runner-up to Gisela Dulko at this clay court...
Tennis Preview 2009: 10 Players to Watch Out for at the French Open - Deadbolt
If there's any indication of what could happen on clay in Paris, Anabel Medina Garrigues is only getting better as she comes into her own. The towering Spaniard has set herself apart from an ever-growing crop of Spanish clay court specialists....
UPI NewsTrack Sports - United Press International
STRASBOURG, France, May 20 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues withdrew Wednesday from the $220000 Strasbourg International tennis tournament in France due to a back injury. Medina Garrigues had won the event three of the last four years but...
Anabel claims Fes crown - SkySports
Anabel Medina Garrigues claimed her ninth WTA Tour singles title after winning the Fes Grand Prix on the clay in Morocco. Number one seed Medina Garrigues battered sixth seed Ekaterina Makarova 6-0 6-1 in just an hour in the final to cruise to the...
Sharapova in last eight - Hindu
First round: Anabel Medina Garrigues bt Yanina Wickmayer 1-6, 6-3, 6-3; Viktoriya Kutuzova bt Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-3, 6-0; Julie Coin bt Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-2; Monica Niculescu bt Anna-Lena Groenefeld 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Alla Kudryavtseva bt Nathalie...
Looking Back at the Court: Another Notch in Nadal's Belt - Deadbolt
On the WTA end it was Anabel Medina Garrigues from Spain who took her 9th career title when she defeated her Russian opponent Ekaterina Makarova in Fez, Morocco at the same tournament final that she had lost the year before....
Venus wins Rome opener -
... 14th-seeded Chinese Zheng Jie bested France's Nathalie Dechy 6-1, 7-6 (7-4); and Russian Anna Chakvetadze upended 15th- seeded Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 6-3. Medina Garrigues was fresh off her clay-court title in Morocco on Saturday....
UPI NewsTrack Sports - United Press International
STRASBOURG, France, May 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues won just one game in the first set before coming back to win Tuesday at the $220000 Strasbourg International in France. Medina Garrigues has won the event the past two years and...
US eliminated from World Team Cup tennis by Sweden - Houston Chronicle
Medina Garrigues pulls out — Two-time defending champion Anabel Medina Garrigues pulled out of the Strasbourg International because of a lower back injury. She withdrew from her second-round match against Kristina Barrois after losing the first set 6-4...

Anabel Medina Garrigues

Infobox last updated on: 28 March 2009.

Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues (born 31 July 1982 in Torrent, Valencia), better known as Anabel Medina, is a Spanish female tennis player. She reached a career high WTA Tour ranking of No. 19 on 2 March, 2009, and has won eight singles titles and 12 doubles titles, including the 2008 French Open with Virginia Ruano Pascual.

She won the WTA tournament in Strasbourg, France, beating Katarina Srebotnik in the final in May 2008, thus defending the title she won the previous year against Amélie Mauresmo. Her other singles titles came in Palermo in 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2001; Canberra in 2006; and Strasbourg in 2005.

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Marta Domachowska

Infobox last updated on: 15 September 2008.

Marta Domachowska (pron. ; born January 16, 1986 in Warsaw) is a Polish professional tennis player. She began playing at age 7. She reached the semi finals of Australian Open Junior Championships in 2003. Her racquet brand is Wilson. She speaks three languages: Polish, English and Russian. Other than tennis, she enjoys sports such as football and swimming.

As a wildcard in Sopot qualifying, lost in the first round to Russian Daria Panova (sole 2001 appearance in singles or doubles). Finished the season unranked.

Second Tour appearance (and main draw debut). Was as unranked wildcard at Warsaw, losing in the first round 7–6(2) 1–6 6–3 to No.87 Celine Beigbeder; reached Sopot doubles Semifinal as a wildcard team (w/ fellow Pole Klaudia Jans); won first two ITF Circuit singles titles and first doubles title; debuted on Tour Rankings on May 20 at No.745. Amassed a 29-12 singles record and 9–7 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 356 in singles.

At Warsaw, lost in the first round as a No.317 wildcard (second consecutive year) to No.146 Renata Voráčová, and lost in the first round as a No.275 wildcard at Sopot to No.78 Silvija Talaja. As a No.244 ranked qualifier at Pattaya City, extended No.135 Elena Tatarkova to 3 sets before losing in the first round; won $25K ITF/Toruń-POL as qualifier (third singles title). Amassed a 29-12 singles record and 6-11 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 244 in singles.

First Top 100 finish; Tour final debut at Seoul (l. 6–1 6–1 to Sharapova), also reached the semifinals at Sopot (defeating No.20 Anna Smashnova 7–6(4) 6–1 for her career-best win; lost to eventual champion Flavia Pennetta of Italy), QF at Casablanca (l. to Cervanová); Top 100 debut on September 27 at No.100; failed to qualify for the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open; Started season winning $25K ITF titles at ITF/Belfort-FRA and ITF/Warsaw 1-POL. Amassed a 42-20 singles record and 12-9 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 74 in singles.

Best season to date, highlighted by reaching her biggest career singles final; ranked No.63 (unseeded) at Tier III Strasbourg, upset world No.26 (No.5 seed) Japanese Ai Sugiyama en route to second career Tour singles final, falling to Spanish Anabel Medina Garrigues 6–4 6-3; also first Tier II SF at Beijing (received w/o from Venus Williams w/knee injury in QF, falling to German Anna-Lena Grönefeld); QF at Hobart (l. to Chinese Na Li in 3 sets); 3r at Amelia Island (as qualifier, lost to V.Williams in 3 sets); main draw debuts at all four majors, reaching 2r at the Australian Open and the French Open, first round at Wimbledon and US Open; Top 50 debut (at No.48) on June 6 (after the [[French Open), career-high No.47 on August 8 (after second round at San Diego); Semifinal or better four times in doubles, finishing runner-up at Pattaya City (w/Talaja) and Strasbourg (w/ Marlene Weingartner); withdrew from Hyderabad and Memphis w/right shoulder sprain. Amassed a 24-26 singles record and 14-16 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 60 in singles.

Opened the season by capturing her first WTA tour title, winning the doubles title with partner Roberta Vinci of Italy; Afterwards, on January 30, reached career-high doubles rank at no. 62. Reached third career Tour singles final in career debut at Tier III Memphis (as No.6 seed, d. No.4 seed Granville and No.8 seed Craybas en route; l. to No.3 seed Arvidsson in 3s); afterwards on February 27, made Top 40 debut (at No.40); Reached 3r at Indian Wells (as No.27 seed w/1r bye, d. Shaughnessy in 2r before falling to No.5 seed Myskina) and 2r at Miami (l. to LL Kutuzova); afterwards on April 3, reached career-high singles rank at no. 37. Finished off the season by reaching the second round of singles at Strasbourg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Montreal, and Tokyo (Japan Open). Reached her fourth doubles final at Cincinnati with partner Sania Mirza of India, losing 6–4 3–6 6–2 to top seeds Maria Elena Camerin of Italy and Gisela Dulko of Argentina. Also reached the doubles semifinals at Stanford (w/ Bartoli), the quarterfinals at ] (w/ Alicja Rosolska), Tokyo (Japan Open)(w/ Jidkova) and Bangkok (w/ Castano), and the second round at the US Open (w/ Kostanić). Lost in the first round in singles at all four grand slams. Withdrew from Charleston, and Bali with injuries. Amassed a 20-26 singles record and 14-18 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 90 in singles. Domachowska's rank fell considerably as she failed to defend a large number of points from 2005 by losing in the first round of Seoul and not qualifying for the main draw at Beijing.

Did not play Memphis, thus not defending finalist points and falling to no. 166. Reached the semifinals of $75,000 ITF Dinan (l. to K. Knapp), the quarterfinals of $50,000 ITF Torrent (l. to T. Perebiynis), and Tier IV Seoul as a qualifier (l. to V. Williams), and the second round of Stockholm as a qualifier (l. to A. Radwańska). Failed to receive a main draw wildcard at Warsaw, and so opted to play ITF Torrent instead. Failed to qualify for the main draw at nine events (including the French Open and US Open). Was winless at grand slams in singles and doubles (not playing Wimbledon at all and only playing doubles at the Australian Open). Ended the season on a high note, winning the $100,000 ITF Poitiers as a no. 179 qualifier, defeating no.1 seed Vakulenko (by retirement) and no. 6 seed Kudryavsteva en route to defeating fellow qualifier Anna Lapuschenkova 7–5 6–0 in the final. This was Domachowska's first singles title since 2003 and her biggest singles tournament win ever. In doubles, lost her first four matches before winning $100,000 ITF Rome - Tiro a Volo (w/ Emma Laine). Reached the semifinals of Tier IV Tashkent and the quarterfinals of $50,000 ITF Bronx. Amassed a 37-20 record in singles and a 7-11 record in doubles, finishing the season ranked no. 143 in singles and no. 240 in doubles.

After not gaining entry into qualifying of the Australian warm up events, began her season at the Australian Open where she only played singles. It was in this first event of the season where she achieved her career best grand slam performance, winning six straight matches (a 14-match winning streak carried over from the previous season) to qualify and reach the fourth round after defeating wildcard Johansson, Arvidsson (to whom she lost to in the 2006 Tier III Memphis final), and no. 24 seed Li in the main draw. Domachowska eventually lost a close 6–4 6–4 match to no. 8 seed Venus Williams in the fourth round. Due to this result, Domachowska jumped up 64 spots and returned to the top 100 in singles at no. 82 (up from no. 143). Domachowska joined Agnieszka Radwańska to become the first Poles to simultaneously reach the fourth round of a grand slam.

At the Rogers Masters, a Tier I event in Montreal, Marta beat American Bethanie Mattek in the first round 7-5, 6-2 and gave everything she had in her second round match against an injured Maria Sharapova before losing 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.

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Casey Dellacqua

Dellacqua at the 2008 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament, playing with Nathalie Dechy.

Infobox last updated on: (22 February, 2009).

Casey Dellacqua (born 11 February 1985) is an Australian professional tennis player who currently resides in Perth, Australia. After the 2008 Australian Open, she became Australia's highest-ranked women's player. She is coached by former Australian player Nicole Pratt.

She is of Italian descent through her father and Irish through her mother.

Dellacqua attended Woodvale Primary School from kindergarten all the way up to year 7 then attended Woodvale Senior High School until she was sixteen before moving to Canberra to train with the Australian Institute of Sport. She was an active member of local tennis clubs and teams.

Her highest rankings to this point are 39 in singles (achieved on 9 June 2008) after a third round showing at the French Open and 35 in doubles (23 June 2008) after reaching the French Open final She has won 11 International Tennis Federation (ITF) singles titles and 13 ITF doubles titles. After reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open, she became the top ranked female Australian tennis player.

At the 2008 Australian Open, Dellacqua defeated former World No. 1 Amélie Mauresmo to reach the fourth round, her best result in a Grand Slam event. She has also achieved notable victories over former top 10 players Alicia Molik, Nicole Vaidišová, Patty Schnyder, and Marion Bartoli.

She reached her first WTA Tour quarterfinal in Hobart in 2008, before losing to Greek Eleni Danilidou.

Partnering Francesca Schiavone, Dellacqua was the runner-up in the women's doubles competition at the 2008 French Open. Partnering Natalie Dechy, Dellacqua made the semifinals in women's doubles at Wimbledon in 2008.

Dellacqua played in the Australian Open as a wild-card, with Lindsay Davenport as her first-round opponent. However, she was soundly beaten by Davenport, receiving much criticism after the match for her lack of fitness.

Dellacqua entered the Australian Open again as a wildcard, but was beaten by Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik in the first round. She then failed to make it past the first round in both the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships (however she did manage to win through qualifying).

Dellacqua reached the second round of the US Open when she defeated Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets. However, she was then beaten handily in straight sets by Maria Sharapova.

Dellacqua began the year by reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open and upset 15th-seeded Patty Schnyder and former champion and World No. 1 Amélie Mauresmo but eventually lost to third seed Jelena Janković. The performance meant she surpassed Alicia Molik to become the highest ranked Australian female tennis player.

The French Open again showed Dellacqua's improved ability as she defeated the 9th-seeded Marion Bartoli and Nathalie Dechy in the first two rounds but she was knocked out in straights sets by Carla Suarez Navarro in the third round. The doubles proved to be a highlight for Dellacqua as she teamed with Italian Francesca Schiavone to reach the final despite being unseeded. The pair lost to Spaniards Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual 2–6, 7–5, 6–4 in a match that lasted two-and-a-half hours.

For the first round of the Wimbledon Championships, Dellacqua faced the 12th-seeded Swiss Patty Schnyder, who Dellacqua had already beaten earlier this year in the second round of the Australian Open. Although she lost the first set to her again, Dellacqua had a convincing win against Schnyder 4–6, 6–3, 6–1. In Dellacqua's second round match against French player Pauline Parmentier, Dellacqua won a tight match 1–6, 6–2, 6–3. Dellacqua faced Nicole Vaidišová in the third round but lost the match 6–2, 6–4. In the women's doubles event, Dellacqua partnered with Nathalie Dechy of France who she already partnered with at the 2008 International Women's Open at Eastbourne. They started by defeating British wildcards Anna Fitzpatrick and Anna Elizabeth Hawkins 6–1, 6–0 in the first round. They had an easy second round match easily beating Tatiana Perebiynis and Alicja Rosolska 6–3, 6–2. They won their third round match over American qualifiers Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6–4, 7–6(9). They won a tight quarterfinal match against Spaniards Nuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez 6–2, 7–6(6), 6–4. Their Wimbledon run ended when they lost to Venus Williams and Serena Williams 6–3, 6–3. In the mixed doubles event, Dellacqua partnered with American Scott Lipsky. Dellacqua and Lipsky won their first round match against Marta Domachowska and Fernando Verdasco 4–6, 6–3, 7–5. In the second round, they upset seventh-seeds Mark Knowles and Zi Yan 6–3, 3–6, 6–4. They eventually lost to 9th-seeded Andy Ram and Nathalie Dechy.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Dellacqua represented Australia in the singles event along with Alicia Molik and Samantha Stosur. Dellacqua had an easy first round match against Gisela Dulko 6–3, 6–4. In the second round, she lost to 12th-seeded Belarusian Victoria Azarenka 6–2, 6–2. In the women's doubles event, Dellacqua partnered with fellow Australian Molik. In their first round match, they lost to the Italian team of Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone 6–4, 6–4.

Dellacqua had a bad start at the US Open after losing both of her first round matches in singles and women's doubles. In the singles, she was beaten by a French qualifier Julie Coin 7–6, 7–6. In the doubles event, Dellacqua entered the competition seeded 9th with Nathalie Dechy, one of the defending champions of the event. They lost to Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska of Poland 1–6, 6–2, 6–3. In the mixed doubles event, she played alongside fellow Australian Jordan Kerr. They lost in the second round against Jonas Björkman and Nadia Petrova.

She then participated at the Medibank International in Sydney where she lost her first round singles match against Italian's Sara Errani. She found better success in the doubles event where she partnered with Natalie Dechy who she had played with in previous doubles matches last year. They had not lost a set coming into the semi-finals, where they beat the third seeds Kveta Peschke and Lisa Raymond. They then reached the finals winning against the world number 1's and top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber. However, Dellacqua and Dechy lost to Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei 6-0, 6-1.

In the first round of the Australian Open, Dellacqua lost to 19th seeded Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova 7-6, 6-4. She was singled out for criticism by Australian coach Roger Rasheed for carrying excess weight and not being in match condition. She found better success in the doubles event, partnering with Francesca Schiavone with whom she reached the finals at last year's Australian Open. Coming to the event seeded they won their first round match against Petra Cetkovska and Carla Suarez Navarro. They then beat Alla Kudryavtseva and Ekaterina Makarova. They were lucky in their third round match after they got a walkover against Maria Kirilenko and Flavia Pennetta. In their Quarter-Finals match, Dellacqua and Schiavone managed to win after having a bad first set against Patty Schnyder and Anna-Lena Grönefeld 0-6, 7-5, 6-1. They lost their semi-finals match against the powerful team of Venus Williams and Serena Williams in just 58 minutes, 0-6, 0-2. Reaching the semi-finals was the furthest Dellacqua has gone at the Australian Open.

Dellaqua underwent shoulder surgery in February 2009 and is expected to be off the court until mid-2009.

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To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

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María José Martínez Sánchez

Infobox last updated on: 2 March, 2009.

María José Martínez Sánchez (born 12 August, 1982 in Yecla, Murcia, Spain) is a professional tennis player from Spain. She has had some success in singles in the past, reaching a career high of No. 52 in March 2009 and winning the 2009 Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas. She was also a runner-up at the 2008 Barcelona KIA. As a junior she won the 1999 Orange Bowl, a year-ending tennis event for junior players.

She has had much more success in doubles, reaching a career high of No. 21 in February 2009. She has won seven doubles titles: four with Anabel Medina Garrigues and three with Nuria Llagostera Vives.

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Anna Chakvetadze

Anna Chakvetadze

Infobox last updated on: August 25, 2008.

Anna Djambulilovna Chakvetadze (Russian: Анна Джамбулиловна Чакветадзе; born March 5, 1987, Moscow) is a Russian professional tennis player (with Georgian roots). On September 10, 2007, she reached her career-high professional singles ranking of World No. 5. As of February 16, 2009, she is ranked World No. 23.

She began playing tennis at the age of eight after being introduced to the sport by her mother, Natalia. She travels for tournaments with her father. She speaks both Russian and English.

Chakvetadze hit her peak of World No. 5 in 2007 after a semifinal appearance at the US Open. Also in that year, she reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and the French Open, both of which were career bests for those events. Four of her seven career singles titles also occurred in 2007.

In 2003, she made it to the final of the Junior Championships at Wimbledon before falling to Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6–4, 3–6, 6–3. The same year, she won the International Bavarian Junior Challenge, defeating Marta Domachowska of Poland 7–6, 6–5. Her record as a junior was 67-19 in singles, and 22-14 in doubles. Her highest world ranking as a junior was #22 achieved in December 2003.

Chakvetadze debuted on the ITF circuit in November 2001, losing in the first round in Minsk, Belarus. In July 2002, she won her first ITF doubles title in Istanbul, teaming with fellow Russian Irina Kotkina.

At the 2004 U.S. Open, Chakvetadze won three qualifying matchers to reach the main draw of her first Grand Slam singles tournament. In the second round, she defeated World No. 3 Anastasia Myskina 7–6(3), 6–3 before losing in the third round to Eleni Daniilidou. With this result, she became tied for the second fastest player to defeat a world top 10 in WTA history, tying Serena Williams. She broke into the top 100 in the WTA rankings on September 13, reaching World No. 91. She reached the top 50 on June 6, 2005, coming in at World No. 44.

On September 25, 2006, Chakvetadze won her first WTA singles tournament at the Tier III event in Guangzhou, China, defeating Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues in the final. Two weeks later, she won her second WTA tournament at the Tier I Kremlin Cup in Moscow even though she was unseeded, beating Elena Dementieva and Nadia Petrova en route to the title. These wins helped boost her ranking to World No. 16.

Chakvetadze started the year by winning the Tier IV Moorilla Hobart International in Australia, her third WTA tournament title. She defeated fellow Russian Vasilisa Bardina in the final. At the Australian Open, where she was seeded twelfth, she defeated eight-seeded Patty Schnyder in the fourth round before losing in the quarterfinals to top-seeded Maria Sharapova 7–6(5), 7–5.

In February, Chakvetadze reached the quarterfinals of the Open Gaz de France in Paris, where she lost to Amélie Mauresmo 7–6(5), 7–5. She then competed at the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, where she lost in the semifinals to Mauresmo 6–3, 3–6, 6–2. On February 19, she made her top 10 debut on the WTA rankings, at World No. 10. At the Tier I Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, she lost in the fourth round to Shahar Pe'er 6–4, 7–6. She then reached the semifinals of the Tier I Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, where she was defeated by World No. 1 Justine Henin 6–2, 6–3.

Chakvetadze then played four tournaments in Europe on red clay courts. Chakvetadze lost in the quarterfinals of the Tier II J&S Cup in Warsaw to Jelena Janković, the second round of the Tier I Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin, and the second round of the Tier I Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome. At the French Open, Chakvetadze lost to second-seeded Sharapova in the quarterfinals.

Chakvetadze won her second title of the year, and first grass court title, in 's-Hertogenbosch, with wins over Daniela Hantuchová and Janković. At Wimbledon, however, she was defeated in the third round by 31st-seeded Michaella Krajicek in three sets.

Chakvetadze then played five tournaments during the North American summer hard court season. At the Tier III Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chakvetadze was the top-seed and won the title, defeating Akiko Morigami in the final. Chakvetadze won her second consecutive tournament the following week at the Bank of the West Classic in Palo Alto, California, the first tournament of the US Open Series. She defeated Sania Mirza in the final. That was her ninth consecutive match victory and resulted in her ranking rising to World No. 6, the highest of her career. At the Acura Classic tournament in San Diego, her 12-match winning streak ended when she lost in the semifinals to top seeded Sharapova for the third time this year 6–3, 6–2 after Chakvetadze had defeated reigning Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in the semifinals 6–7(5), 7–6(3), 6–2. Two weeks later at the Tier I Rogers Cup in Toronto, Chakvetadze retired from her second round match after losing the first set to Virginie Razzano. At the US Open, Chakvetadze was the sixth seed and reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 6–1, 6–1.

Chakvetadze was the defending champion at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, but lost her second round match to Dinara Safina 7–6, 6–2.

Chakvetadze became the sixth player in 2007 to qualify for the year-ending Sony Ericsson Championships. She reached the semifinals of that tournament by winning two of her three round robin matches, defeating Serena Williams and Janković before losing to Henin 6–1, 7–6(4). She then lost her semifinal match with Sharapova 6–2, 6–2.

At the Australian Open, Chakvetadze lost in the third round to Maria Kirilenko 6–7(6), 6–1, 6–2. She then helped defending champion Russia win its first round tie against Israel in the Fed Cup by defeating Tzipora Obziler 6–4, 6–2.

Chakvetadze was the top-seed at the Tier II Open Gaz de France in Paris. She defeated Amélie Mauresmo in the quarterfinals, Marion Bartoli in the semifinals, and Ágnes Szávay in the final to win her seventh career singles title. She is now 7–0 in tournament finals.

At the Tier I Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, Chakvetadze lost in the third round to Sabine Lisicki.

At the French Open, sixth-seeded Chakvetadze lost in the second round to Kaia Kanepi 6–4, 7–6(2).

Chakvetadze was seeded eighth at Wimbledon. She defeated Stéphanie Dubois in the first round 2–6, 6–1, 8–6 after Chakvetadze saved two match points at 5–3 and an additional match point at 5–4 in the third set. Chakvetadze won her second and third round matches in straight sets but lost in the fourth round to eighteenth-seeded Nicole Vaidišová 4–6, 7–6(0), 6–3.

Chakvetadze played five tournaments during the North American summer hard court season. She was the second seeded player and defending champion at the Tier II Bank of the West Classic on the campus of Stanford University in California. She lost, however, to Bartoli in the quarterfinals 6–3, 6–4. The following week, she lost in the third round of the East West Bank Classic in Los Angeles to Sybille Bammer. Seeded sixth at the Tier I Rogers Cup in Montreal, Chakvetadze lost in the third round to tenth-seeded Bartoli 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(4). She then lost in the final of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven, Connecticut to Caroline Wozniacki. Chakvetadze was seeded tenth at the US Open but lost in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova.

Chakvetadze was seeded 17th at the Australian Open where she lost in the second round to Jelena Dokic 6–4, 6–7(4), 6–3.

Chakvetadze lost in the opening round of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships to Ayumi Morita.

On December 18, 2007, Chakvetadze's home was burgled. Six invaders tied up Chakvetadze and beat her father, Djambuli. The six men left with over U.S.$300,000 worth of goods and cash.

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To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded. This table is current through the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, which ended April 5, 2009.

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Gisela Dulko

Gisela Dulko.jpg

Infobox last updated on: March 23, 2009.

Gisela Dulko (born on 30 January, 1985 in Tigre, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina) is an Argentine female tennis player. On November 21, 2005 Dulko reached her career-high singles ranking of World No. 26. She has previously dated Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco.

She has won six titles in doubles, including the 2000 US Open Juniors with María Emilia Salerni, the 2002 Australian Open Juniors with Angelique Widjaja, the 2001 Wimbledon Championships with Ashley Harkleroad, and the 2006 Cincinnati Women's Open with Italian Maria Elena Camerin. In singles, she was a runner-up in Hobart in 2005, losing to the Chinese player Zheng Jie, and a runner-up in Pattaya in 2007, losing to Austrian Sybille Bammer 7–5, 3–6, 7–5.

On April 29, 2007, Dulko finally won her first WTA Tour title by defeating Sorana Cîrstea of Romania 6–7(2), 6–2, 6–2 in the final of the Tier III event in Budapest. With this win, her ranking was set to rise to No. 34 in the World. On August 25, 2007, Dulko won her second WTA Tour title at the Forest Hills Tier IV event defeating Virginie Razzano 6–2 6–2 in the final. On May 4, 2008, Dulko won her third WTA Tour title at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem Tier IV event defeating Anabel Medina Garrigues 7–6(2) 7–6(5) in the final. Gisela Dulko moved to 48th position of the WTA Tour rankings on May 4.

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Sara Errani

Infobox last updated on: January 12, 2009.

Sara Errani (born April 29, 1987 in Bologna, Italy) nicknamed "Poco Gigante", is a professional female tennis player from Italy. On February 23, 2009 she reached a new career high of No. 31 on the Tour rankings. She has 2 WTA and 2 ITF Titles. Her first WTA title of her career was one in Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, where she defeated Maria Korettseyva in the final 6–2, 6–3. On July 27, Errani captured her second career title in two weeks defeating Anabel Medina Garrigues 6–3, 6–3.

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