Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy, WTA Premier

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    DATE: May 9 - May 15, 2016
    SURFACE: Clay
    PRIZE MONEY: € 2,399,000
    FIELD SIZE: 56
    2015 CHAMPION: Maria Sharapova (not defending)

    Seeds:

    1. WILLIAMS, Serena
    2. KERBER, Angelique
    3. MUGURUZA, Garbiñe
    4. AZARENKA, Victoria
    5. KVITOVA, Petra
    6. HALEP, Simona
    7. VINCI, Roberta
    8. SUÁREZ NAVARRO, Carla
    9. KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana
    10. SAFAROVA, Lucie
    11. BACSINSZKY, Timea
    12. WILLIAMS, Venus
    13. IVANOVIC, Ana
    14. ERRANI, Sara
    15. SVITOLINA, Elina
    16. PLISKOVA, Karolina

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    Internazionali di tennis
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    The Tournament:

    The Internazionali BNL d'Italia is widely considered the second most prestigious clay event after Roland Garros and the Premier tournament's roll of champions includes all time greats such as Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters, Venus Williams and Serena Williams. Foro Italico in northern Rome, in 1935, where it has stayed for all but three years since. The tennis complex has 11 courts, including the 10,400-seater Centre Court.

    The Players:

    World #1 Serena Williams makes her 2016 Clay Court debut after influenza and she is joined in a heavyweight top half of the draw by Victoria Azarenka and Simona Halep. Azarenka has been the 2016 form player on the WTA tour and will hope to be back to full fitness after withdrawing during Madrid with back problems. Angelique Kerber heads up the bottom half of the draw.



    The 2015 champion Maria Sharapova won't be defending as she is currently absent from the tour after testing positive for Meldonium.

    About Rome:

    Rome is the Eternal City. Full of dead rocks, but also incredibly modern and vibrant. Its new contemporary art museum speaks of its desire to embrace the 21st C. But you have to take in all the centuries when visiting Rome. It is ancient, it is Renaissance, it's Baroque, and it is very mid-20th C., and moving into the 21st. A seasoned traveler might stay in Trastevere, or in the area of Piazza di Spagna for the up-market shopping. Via Condotti is the Rodeo Drive of Italy. Rome is a very layered, complicated, and romantic city. You should let it wash over you. It won't bite your hand off.

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    Tourism Guide:

     
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    Past Winners in Rome

    Year Champion Runner-up Score in Final
    1930 Spain Lilí de Álvarez Italy Lucia Valerio 3–6, 8–6, 6–0
    1931 Italy Lucia Valerio United States Dorothy Andrus Burke 2–6, 6–2, 6–2
    1932 France Ida Adamoff Italy Lucia Valerio 6–4, 7–5
    1933 United States Elizabeth Ryan France Ida Adamoff 6–1, 6–1
    1934 United States Helen Jacobs Italy Lucia Valerio 6–3, 6–0
    1935 Denmark Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling Italy Lucia Valerio 6–4, 6–1
    1936–1949 Not held
    1950 Italy Annelies Ullstein-Bossi United Kingdom Joan Curry 6–4, 6–4
    1951 United States Doris Hart United States Shirley Fry Irvin 6–3, 8–6
    1952 United Kingdom Susan Partridge United Kingdom Pat Harrison 6–3, 7–5
    1953 United States Doris Hart (2) United States Maureen Connolly 4–6, 9–7, 6–3
    1954 United States Maureen Connolly United Kingdom Patricia Ward Hales 6–3, 6–0
    1955 United Kingdom Patricia Ward Hales West Germany Erika Vollmer 6–4, 6–3
    1956 United States Althea Gibson Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy 6–3, 7–5
    1957 United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer Brasher United States Dorothy Head Knode 1–6, 9–7, 6–2
    1958 Brazil Maria Bueno Australia Lorraine Coghlan Robinson 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
    1959 United Kingdom Christine Truman Janes South Africa Sandra Reynolds Price 6–0, 6–1
    1960 Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
    1961 Brazil Maria Bueno (2) Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey 6–4, 6–4
    1962 Australia Margaret Court Brazil Maria Bueno 8–6, 5–7, 6–4
    1963 Australia Margaret Court (2) Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey 6–3, 6–4
    1964 Australia Margaret Court (3) Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey 6–1, 6–1
    1965 Brazil Maria Bueno (3) United States Nancy Richey 6–1, 1–6, 6–3
    1966 United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones South Africa Annette Van Zyl 8–6, 6–1
    1967 Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey Brazil Maria Bueno 6–3, 6–3
    1968 Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey (2) Australia Margaret Court 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
    1969 United States Julie Heldman Australia Kerry Melville 7–5, 6–3
    1970 United States Billie Jean King United States Julie Heldman 6–1, 6–3
    1971 United Kingdom Virginia Wade West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff 6–4, 6–4
    1972 United States Linda Tuero Soviet Union Olga Morozova 6–4, 6–3
    1973 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Chris Evert 7–6, 6–0
    1974 United States Chris Evert Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 6–3, 6–3
    1975 United States Chris Evert (2) Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 6–1, 6–0
    1976 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec Australia Lesley Hunt 6–1, 6–3
    1977 United States Janet Newberry Wright Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová 6–3, 7–6
    1978 Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková Romania Virginia Ruzici 7–5, 7–5
    1979 United States Tracy Austin West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
    1980 United States Chris Evert (3) Romania Virginia Ruzici 5–7, 6–2, 6–2
    1981 United States Chris Evert (4) Romania Virginia Ruzici 6–1, 6–2
    1982 United States Chris Evert (5) Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 6–0, 6–2
    1983 Hungary Andrea Temesvári United States Bonnie Gadusek 6–1, 6–0
    1984 Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva United States Chris Evert 6–3, 6–3
    1985 Italy Raffaella Reggi United States Vicki Nelson-Dunbar 6–4, 6–4
    1986 Not Held
    1987 West Germany Steffi Graf Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 7–5, 4–6, 6–0
    1988 Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Canada Helen Kelesi 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
    1989 Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (2) Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–2, 5–7, 6–4
    1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles United States Martina Navratilova 6–1, 6–1
    1991 Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (3) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6–3, 6–2
    1992 Argentina Gabriela Sabatini (4) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 7–5, 6–4
    1993 Spain Conchita Martínez Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 7–5, 6–1
    1994 Spain Conchita Martínez (2) United States Martina Navratilova 7–6(7–5), 6–4
    1995 Spain Conchita Martínez (3) Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–1
    1996 Spain Conchita Martínez (4) Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–3
    1997 France Mary Pierce Spain Conchita Martínez 6–4, 6–0
    1998 Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Venus Williams 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
    1999 United States Venus Williams France Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–2
    2000 United States Monica Seles (2) France Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
    2001 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić France Amélie Mauresmo 7–6(7–3), 6–1
    2002 United States Serena Williams Belgium Justine Henin 7–6(8–6), 6–4
    2003 Belgium Kim Clijsters France Amélie Mauresmo 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–0
    2004 France Amélie Mauresmo United States Jennifer Capriati 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
    2005 France Amélie Mauresmo (2) Switzerland Patty Schnyder 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
    2006 Switzerland Martina Hingis (2) Russia Dinara Safina 6–2, 7–5
    2007 Serbia Jelena Janković Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 7–5, 6–1
    2008 Serbia Jelena Janković (2) France Alizé Cornet 6–2, 6–2
    2009 Russia Dinara Safina Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–3, 6–2
    2010 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Serbia Jelena Janković 7–6(7–5), 7–5
    2011 Russia Maria Sharapova Australia Samantha Stosur 6–2, 6–4
    2012 Russia Maria Sharapova (2) China Li Na 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
    2013 United States Serena Williams (2) Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6–1, 6–3
    2014 United States Serena Williams (3) Italy Sara Errani 6–3, 6–0
    2015 Russia Maria Sharapova (3) Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
     
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    The Draw: Rome 2016 (WTA)

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    SINGLES - FIRST ROUND

    Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d Danka Kovinic (MNE) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2
    Madison Keys (USA) d Andrea Petkovic (GER) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 1
    [12] Venus Williams (USA) d Coco Vandeweghe (USA) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 3
    [Q] Monica Puig (PUR) d [15] Elina Svitolina (UKR) | 6 - 1 | 4 - 6 | 6 - 1
    Misaki Doi (JPN) d Alizé Cornet (FRA) | 7 - 6 (2) | 6 - 1
    [10] Lucie Safarova (CZE) d [WC] Francesca Schiavone (ITA) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 2
    Daria Kasatkina (RUS) d [16] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4
    Teliana Pereira (BRA) d Annika Beck (GER) | 6 - 4 | 7 - 6 (6)
    [Q] Heather Watson (GBR) d [14] Sara Errani (ITA) | 6 - 4 | 3 - 6 | 6 - 0
    Barbora Strycova (CZE) d [WC] Karin Knapp (ITA) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2
    Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0
    Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) d Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) | 6 - 4 | 7 - 5
    [13] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4
     
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    Carla Suarez Navarro | Internazionali BNL d'Italia Pre-Tournament Interview

     
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    Garbine Muguruza | Internazionali BNL d'Italia Pre-Tournament Interview

     
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    Petra Kvitova | Internazionali BNL d'Italia Pre-Tournament Interview

     
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    Angelique Kerber | Internazionali BNL d'Italia Pre-Tournament Interview

     
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    [12] Venus Williams (USA) d Coco Vandeweghe (USA) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 3

     
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    [10] Lucie Safarova (CZE) d [WC] Francesca Schiavone (ITA) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 2

     
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    [13] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4

     
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    Vika gone :)

    Halep a set down to Daria Gavrilova. Are we about to witness another Madrid-like bloodbath?
     
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    Genie takes out Kerber. :sleep2: Bloodbath v2. Halep levels things up.
     
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    SINGLES - SECOND ROUND

    [Q] Christina Mchale (USA) d [13] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) | 6 - 7 (3) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 1
    Daria Gavrilova (AUS) d [6] Simona Halep (ROU) | 6 - 3 | 4 - 6 | 6 - 3
    [9] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d Samantha Stosur (AUS) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4
    Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d [2] Angelique Kerber (GER) | 6 - 1 | 5 - 7 | 7 - 5
    Barbora Strycova (CZE) d [Q] Heather Watson (GBR) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 2
    Madison Keys (USA) d [5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 4
    [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 0
    Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) d [Q] Monica Puig (PUR) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 1
    [11] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 4
    Johanna Konta (GBR) d [7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) | 6 - 0 | 6 - 4
    Misaki Doi (JPN) d [10] Lucie Safarova (CZE) | 6 - 3 | 7 - 5
    Daria Kasatkina (RUS) d [Q] Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2
    Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d [4] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 2
    Timea Babos (HUN) d [12] Venus Williams (USA) | 6 - 7 (5) | 7 - 5 | 6 - 4
     
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    Ivanovic, Halep, Kerber, Kvitova, Vinci, Safarova, Azarenka and Venus Williams all bounced out. Shades of the Madrid Bloodbath in Rome.
     
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    Bye Bye Flavia Pennetta.



     
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