Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Player Update: Commonwealth Tennis Classic in Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Player Update: Commonwealth Tennis Classic in Bali

Top Women Tennis Players to Converge on Bali September 9-16, 2007.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/14/2007)

Two of this year's most exciting players on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour are looking forward to being Bali-bound this September to Play in the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic (formerly known as The Wismilak International Bali).

Jelena Jankovic and Daniela Hantuchova have both been busy racking up victory after victory on the current women's tennis tour, and are anxious to add Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic title to their list of achievements when play gets underway at the Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua, in September.

Jelena, who is returning to Bali for the first time since 2004 when she fell in the first round to Angelique Widjaja, has proven herself a pace-setter this year. She currently leads the race for the Sony Ericsson Championships where the top eight players for the year will gather in Madrid at the end of the season.

Little more than a year ago the bubbly Serb was in despair and ready to retire from the game after a virus robbed her of the will to compete. At that point she had lost nine first round matches in a row. But, now, things have turned around for her where, since her appearance in Rome, she successfully reached the quarter-finals.

Looking back a single year, this year could not have been in greater contrast. She began the season by winning the Auckland title, and reaching the Sydney final where she held match point before surrendering in the closest of battles to Kim Clijsters. Later, she reached the semi-finals in Dubai before having to retire with an ankle injury. The semi-finals in Doha saw a strong performance before losing to the eventual champion Justine Henin.

A few weeks later she claimed her second title of the year, in Charleston, before going on to reach the semis in Warsaw and the quarters in Berlin, once again yielding to Henin. Next came Rome, the scene of her renaissance in 2006, and this time she went all the way, winning the title without dropping a set and beating three-time Bali champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final.

Reaching the semi-finals in Strasbourg, before surrendering the match because of illness, Jelena recovered in time to enjoy her best-ever French Open campaign, reaching the semi-finals before losing to Henin again.

Moving to grass surfaces, her game came into its own winning a title in Birmingham with victory in the final over Maria Sharapova.

All that success meant that Jankovic became the fastest player to reach 50 wins in a season since Chris Evert in 1974.

"I've changed my attitude and I look at things in a positive way," Jankovic said of the reason for her success. "I always try to learn and don't try to look for excuses when I lose a match. I try to analyze my mistakes and what I can do better to keep improving and becoming a better player each time."

Daniela has also been enjoying her best season for years, returning to the top 10 in June after reaching the quarter-finals in Birmingham.

After a decent run at the Australian Open, she reached the semi-finals in Doha, beating Martina Hingis before losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova, and then she beat all-comers to lift the title at Indian Wells - beating Hingis along the way before beating Kuznetsova in the final.

A quarter-final at Amelia Island and then a semi-final in Rome followed, and after the French Open and her success in Birmingham she went all the way to the semis in s’Hertogenbosch.

Jankovic and Hantuchova are just two of the many world-class players that will compete in Bali at the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic between September 10-16, 2007.



© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
An Exercise in Good Taste
Flavour of Bali Book Launched at Cocktail Held at Trans Resort Bali
(5/30/2016)
Major Anti-Narcotics Arrest
Bali Authorities Arrest Two Chinese Suspected on Participating in the Smuggling of 70 kilograms of Methamphetamines via Jakarta
(5/30/2016)
The Cost of Quantity Before Quality
Bank Indonesia Report Says substantial Chinese Travel Market Brings Minimum Benefits to National Economy
(5/30/2016)
Stop Human Trafficking
Group of Women from West Sumba with Fake IDs Netted by Bali Airport Security
(5/30/2016)
He Thought he Could Fly
Rowdy Australian Man May Face 2 Year in Bali Prison for Behaving Badly on AirAsia Flight from Sydney
(5/30/2016)
Bali Temples as Repositories of History
Expert Urges Care and Caution in the Care and Restoration of Bali’s Hindu Temples
(5/30/2016)
Anything But Therapeutic
13-Year-Old Australian Boy Claims Sexual Molestation at Kuta, Bali Spa
(5/30/2016)
The Road to Bali
BALINALE – Bali International Film Festival Hosting Career Day for Aspiring Film Makers in Bali June 1-2, 2016
(5/30/2016)
A Dose of Leniency for Two Airlines
Transportation Ministry Dilutes Punishments Given to Lion Air and AirAsia for Poor Airport Ground Handling
(5/30/2016)
Hand Off Our Kids!
President Joko Widodo Decrees New Punishments Including Castration and Electronic Monitoring for those Convicted of Sexual Misconduct with Children
(5/30/2016)
April Arrivals to Bali Up 21.3%
Bali by the Numbers: Foreign Tourist Arrivals January-April 2016 Up 16.77%. Will Bali End 2016 with 4.6 Million Visitors?
(5/30/2016)
A Dozen Years in a Bali Jail
Bulgarian Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for ATM Fraud Scheme in Bali
(5/30/2016)
All [News]!