LINZ, Austria — Monday at the Generali Ladies Linz saw the end of qualifications while the doubles draw kicked it into high gear with Daniela Hantuchova, Sorana Cirstea and Julia Goerges all winning their respective matches with their partners. (Gallery below)
The wildcard doubles team of Andrea Petkovic/Romina Oprandi lost a heartbreaker in the third set tiebreak when they were defeated by the No. 4 seeded team of Vera Dushevina and Alicja Rosolska.
Americans Mallory Burdette and Bethanie Mattek-Sands each survived their singles qualifying final round matches for a place in the main draw, as did Kirsten Flipkens and Lesia Tsurenko. Irina-Camelia Begu received a ‘Lucky Loser’ slot in the main draw as Anna Tatishvili pulled out with a viral illness. She will take on another lucky loser, Catalina Castano, as No. 3 seed Dominika Cibulkova pulled out with a recurring shoulder injury.
Unfortunately, Monday also saw Sofia Arvidsson take out No. 4 seed Lucie Safarova who struggled with her serve hitting 12 double faults for the match. Slumping German Mona Barthel fell victim to a nearly identical statistic as she served 11 double faults with a first serve percentage at a low 38.
Full Results from Monday, October 8, 2012
Singles – First Round
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. (4) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 36 62 75
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 63 76(5)
Kiki Bertens (NED) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 76(3) 16 61
Doubles – First Round
(2) Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (GER/CZE) d. Birnerova/Cornet (CZE/FRA) 64 46 105
Camerin/Halep (ITA/ROU) d. (3) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 64 ret.
(4) Dushevina/Rosolska (RUS/POL) d. (WC) Oprandi/Petkovic (SUI/GER) 63 46 107
Hantuchova/Martic (SVK/CRO) d. Cadantu/Savinykh (ROU/RUS) 64 63
Cirstea/Paszek (ROU/AUT) d. (WC) Haas/Mayr-Achleitner (AUT/AUT) 64 63
Singles Qualifying – Final Round
Mallory Burdette (USA) d. (1) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 64 61
(2) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. (7) Jana Cepelova (SVK) 57 62 63
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (5) Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) 76(7) 75
(6) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) d. Catalina Castaño (COL) 36 61 63