Ladies Championship, Gstaad, Switzerland, WTA International

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  1. Billie

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    DATE: July 11 to July 17, 2016
    SURFACE: Clay
    PRIZE MONEY: $226,750
    FIELD SIZE: 32
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Debut Tournament

    Seeds:

    1 BACSINSZKY, Timea
    2 JANKOVIC, Jelena
    3 BERTENS, Kiki
    4 GARCIA, Caroline
    5 BECK, Annika
    6 LARSSON, Johanna
    7 BARTHEL, Mona
    8 GOERGES, Julia

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    The Tournament:

    The WTA Tour is returning to Switzerland after an eight-year gap with a clay-court tournament in July. This event will replace the previously scheduled tournament in Bad Gastein, Austria, on the calendar.

    The Players:

    Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Jankovic, Kiki Bertens and Caroline Garcia are among the names heading a competitive field for the tour's return to Switzerland.




    About Gstaad

    Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Berne in southwestern Switzerland. It is part of the municipality of Saanen and is known as a major ski resort and a popular destination amongst the high society and the international jet set. The winter campus of the Institute Le Rosey is located in Gstaad. Gstaad has a population of about 9,200 and is located 1,050 metres (3,445 feet) above sea level.

    The residents, hoteliers, shopkeepers and tourist offices helped to promote Gstaad to international attention. They supported the construction of ice rinks, tennis courts, swimming pools, ski jumps and ski and hiking areas. The first ski lifts at Funi opened in 1934-44, and was followed by a number of gondolas, ski and chair lifts. The Gstaad Palace opened in 1913 as Gstaad's first luxury hotel. In 1942 the Saanen-Gstaad airfield was opened for military and civil aviation. Helicopter rides were added later and in 1980 balloon flights became available as well. During the World Wars and the Great Depression, the tourism industry suffered and many hotels closed. After World War II, many of the large hotels remained closed, but they were replaced with a number of smaller non-hotel accommodation (chalets, apartment houses, residences). Most of the modern resorts and small hotels are built out of wood and retain traditional design elements.

    Situated in the Berner Oberland, Gstaad is home to one of the largest ski areas in the Alps (220 km (137 mi) of slopes). The middle of the village features a picturesque promenade bounded by numerous shops, restaurants, art galleries, and hotels. Designer labels including Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chopard, Brunello Cucinelli, Prada, Moncler, Ralph Lauren, and Cartier all have stores in Gstaad, while many smaller boutiques stock labels such as Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Tod's Burberry, Dior, Oscar de la REnta and Marc Jacobs.

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    The Draw

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    Amazing scenery!
     
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    Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday
    Claire Feuerstein (France) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) 2-6 6-2 6-0
    Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) beat Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4
    Amra Sadikovic (Switzerland) beat Rebecca Peterson (Sweden) 6-2 3-6 6-3
    Evgeniya Rodina (Russia) beat Barbara Haas (Austria) 6-3 7-6(8)
    Irina Khromacheva (Russia) beat Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) 6-2 7-5
    Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) beat Maria Sakkari (Greece) 7-5 6-1
     
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    Yep BB, you visit Gstaad and just relax.:)

    I have to admit that some of the ladies competing here are completely unknown to me.
     
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    For the life of me we have just finished the grass season and there are clay tournaments now in progress,madness,seeing we are going into the HC and the Olympics are being played on a HC surface.My opinion have all the clay tournaments in their season.
     
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    Yeah Margaret, that was always puzzling to me too. But a lot of players don't do well on grass so for them it is like a continuation of the clay season.:)
     
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    Results from the Gstaad Championship Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday

    6-Johanna Larsson (Sweden) beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) 7-5 6-2
    1-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Sara Sorribes (Spain) 6-3 6-2
     
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    Bad weather is messing up a schedule I guess.
     
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    Results from the Gstaad Championship Women's Singles matches on Thursday

    Round 1
    Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) beat Patty Schnyder (Switzerland) 2-6 7-5 6-4
    Carina Witthoeft (Germany) beat Stefanie Voegele (Switzerland) 6-4 4-6 6-1
    Rebeka Masarova (Switzerland) beat 2-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 1-6 6-4 6-2
    Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) beat 7-Mona Barthel (Germany) 2-6 6-1 7-5
     
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    Yeah, stormy weather Wednesday. They were still finishing Round One on Thursday.
     
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    Results from the Gstaad Championship Women's Singles matches on Saturday

    Semifinal
    3-Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) beat 1-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) 7-5 7-6(1)
    Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) beat Rebeka Masarova (Switzerland) 6-3 6-2

    Quarterfinal
    3-Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) beat Irina Khromacheva (Russia) 6-3 6-1
    1-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat 6-Johanna Larsson (Sweden) 6-0 6-1
    Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) beat Carina Witthoeft (Germany) 7-6(4) 7-6(4)
    Rebeka Masarova (Switzerland) beat 5-Annika Beck (Germany) 7-5 6-2
     
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