Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest, Hungary, WTA International

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    DATE: Feb 20 - 26, 2017
    SURFACE: Hard
    PRIZE MONEY: $226,750
    FIELD SIZE: 32
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: New Tournament

    Seeds:

    1 BABOS, Timea
    2 SAFAROVA, Lucie
    3 GOERGES, Julia
    4 CIRSTEA, Sorana
    5 WICKMAYER, Yanina
    6 PARMENTIER, Pauline
    7 DODIN, Oceane
    8 BECK, Annika

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    The BOK Event Hall has been the venue of a lot of former tennis tournaments, including Fed Cups, Hungarian Championships and ATP Challenger Tour events.

    The Tournament:

    Though there have been WTA Tour events in Budapest, the indoors edition of Hungarian Ladies Open is a brand new tournament.

    The Hungarian Tennis Association organises this WTA Tour event for the first time.

    About Budapest

    Budapest, Hungary’s capital with a population of over 1.7 million. The city is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.

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    Tourism Guide:

     
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    Results from the Hungarian Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday

    2-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Magda Linette (Poland) 6-0 5-7 7-6(4)
    Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) beat Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spain) 2-6 6-3 6-1
    6-Pauline Parmentier (France) beat Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) 7-6(3) 7-6(2)
    8-Annika Beck (Germany) beat Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-2
    Donna Vekic (Croatia) beat Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia) 6-3 7-5
     
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    Hi BB!!! Thank you for this beautiful thread:heart:
     
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    Hey Nekro, Welcome to the boards. I was thinking of you guys when tennis4you shut down. Sad it closed but I guess 13 years is a long time and Scott was just too busy.

    You going to see any of the tennis?
     
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    Hi and thanks for the welcome :D Yes i talked with him since then too, he's too busy, his daughter's gonna play tennis at the uni maybe that will bring his enthusiasm back but dunno, tbh when the board was still up he was posting his tennis stuff like the PlaySight test and parts of his matches on fb already :S I think fb is just comfier for him to handle with his tight schedule...

    Anyway, you're doing a great job here and i'm a regular reader.....

    would like to watch some of the tennis in Bp but maybe next year, atm still in a transitional state so i'm tripping all the time between hun and ita :lulz1: But i'm happy about the tourney and will check it out for sure in the future :yes:
     
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    Results from the Hungarian Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday

    Fanny Stollar (Hungary) beat Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 6-2 7-6(4)
    Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 4-6 6-4 6-1
    3-Julia Goerges (Germany) beat Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4
    Anna Blinkova (Russia) beat Naomi Broady (Britain) 3-6 6-4 6-3
    Tamara Korpatsch (Germany) beat Evgeniya Rodina (Russia) 6-3 6-3
     
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    I'm happy Stollár Fanny won. She is built perfectly physically for explosive tennis and she has a very positive and upbeat personality. On her fb she posted many unusual and funky videos of her practices.

     
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    She's got a tricky second rounder with Annika Beck. What's Timea Babos profile like in Hungary? Pretty big?
     
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    Yes, she's popular, she's in the sports news all the time.

    The juniors are covered well too here. There's this kid Piros Zsombor who won the boy's AO this year, i saw many interviews with him too, but i don't have too high hopes for him tbh. Fucsovics Márton was my big hope, he has lots of talent and he won Wimby juniors but then wasted years and now he's too old. Piros is too defensive for my taste and Rafa is a defensive fav who was enough for me for a lifetime :lulz1:

    Atm i'm following Valkusz Máté closely cause i saw him play and he's good, he was jun no1, he has game and a serious personality, then we'll see what he can achieve on the atp. He's training at Rafa's academy btw :D

    PS: sorry i got some male players in there :D


    Anyway, Babos is good but I'm more enthusiastic about Stollár
     
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    Results from the Hungarian Open Women's Singles matches on Wednesday

    Round 2
    Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) beat 6-Pauline Parmentier (France) 7-6(3) 6-4
    8-Annika Beck (Germany) beat Fanny Stollar (Hungary) 6-2 6-0
    2-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 6-2 6-1
    3-Julia Goerges (Germany) beat Donna Vekic (Croatia) 6-2 6-2

    Round 1
    1-Timea Babos (Hungary) beat Ipek Soylu (Turkey) 6-3 6-2
    7-Oceane Dodin (France) beat Dalma Galfi (Hungary) 6-4 6-4
    Carina Witthoeft (Germany) beat 4-Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 6-3 6-2
    Irina Falconi (U.S.) beat Barbora Stefkova (Czech Republic) 4-6 7-5 6-4
    5-Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) beat Isabella Shinikova (Bulgaria) 6-3 4-6 7-5
    Irina Khromacheva (Russia) beat Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-4
     
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    Results from the Hungarian Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday

    7-Oceane Dodin (France) beat Tamara Korpatsch (Germany) 6-2 6-1
    1-Timea Babos (Hungary) beat Anna Blinkova (Russia) 6-3 6-2
    Carina Witthoeft (Germany) beat Irina Falconi (U.S.) 7-6(3) 6-3
    5-Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) beat Irina Khromacheva (Russia) 6-4 6-2

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    Timea Babos still remains in the Hungarian Open to fly the flag.
     
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    Results from the Hungarian Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday

    1-Timea Babos (Hungary) beat 7-Oceane Dodin (France) 6-4 2-6 6-1
    2-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) 6-3 7-5
    Carina Witthoeft (Germany) beat 8-Annika Beck (Germany) 6-1 6-1
    3-Julia Goerges (Germany) beat 5-Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-1 7-5
     
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    Results from the Hungarian Open Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday

    1-Timea Babos (Hungary) beat 3-Julia Goerges (Germany) 7-5 6-1
    2-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Carina Witthoeft (Germany) 6-4 6-3
     
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    Hungarian Open Women's Final

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    Timea Babos (1) v Lucie Safarova (2)

    H2H: Safarova leads 2-0

    2014 US Open R128 Hard Lucie Safarova Timea Babos 6-4 7-5
    2012 Eastbourne R32 Grass Lucie Safarova Timea Babos 3-6 6-3 7-6(6)
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    These two have only met twice before in Singles, but know each other's games a lot better than that as they often pair up for doubles.
     
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    Babos won, i'm so happy :yahoo:
     
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    Congrats to Timea. 6-7 6-4 6-3. Tough match.

     
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