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trophy watch: the ladies in auckland, gold coast

January 6, 2008

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Li Na made a triumphant return to the SEWTA Tour with a win in the finals of the Australian Women’s Hardcourts over Victoria Azarenka on Saturday. Li defeated the Belarusian 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in her first tournament after a six-month layoff due to a rib injury. She took out seventh seed Sybille Bammer, top seed Nicole Vaidisova, and pesky lefty Patty Schnyder.

Unfortunately, she’s already back to the sidelines with a right knee injury, and has pulled out of next week’s Medibank International in Sydney.

FYI: Na is her first name, Li is her last name. She’s listed as Na Li on the SEWTA website. The Chinese naming system puts the last name first, so she’s called Li Na when not on the court.

FYI, part two: This is the last year that the tournament will be played in Gold Coast. It will merge with the men’s tournament in Adelaide for a combined event in Brisbane.

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And in doubles, Dinara Safina and partner Agnes Szavay took out Zheng Jie (left) and Yan Zi (second left) 6-1, 6-2.

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Here’s Lindsay Davenport with her singles trophy after beating Aravane Rezai of France 6-2, 6-2, at the ASB Classic in Auckland. It goes without posting that there are also plenty of photos with Lindsay holding both her trophy and son Jagger.

(via WTB; photos by Getty Images)

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if you blinked, or szavay wearing her fila

December 31, 2007

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2008 is officially starting slow for Agnes Szavay, who’ll need to wait until next week to gain match experience after her 3-6, 7-5, 2-6 first-round loss to Yuliana Fedak at the Mondial Australian Women’s Hardcourts in Gold Coast.

Which is too bad, because TSF wishes her great successs… and we’re not going to lie: we were also jonesing to see plenty of her new Fila clothes. The little we saw of it left us unimpressed.

Of course, her partnership with Fila is still in its infancy. Hopefully, they’ll work with her to produce more feminine pieces, like her white Makany dresses from last season.

Bonus round: How much do you know about Gold Coast? Read up.

(photo by Szavay’s official website)

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