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The 2015 edition of the Gastein Ladies will be played in Bad Gastein, Austria this week and let us take a look at some of the contenders for the title.


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The top seed has been awarded to the Italian Sara Errani, who is coming in this tournament with a terrific amount of momentum. She played in the WTA Bucharest last week, where she was the runner-up, having lost to Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the final.


Samantha Stosur of Australia has been seeded second. Her performance over the past couple of tournaments has been fairly average. The world no. 23 played in Bastad last week, where she made it to the second round before losing to Lara Arruabarrena.


The tournament will also feature the world no. 43 Karin Knapp as the third seed, who will be competing in her first event since the Wimbledon. She last won a title in Nurnberg and since then, hasn’t been able to move past the first round.


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Another addition to the top seeded players is the 20 year old German Carina Witthoeft, who recently won an ITF event in Versmold. Competing with her will be Schmiedlova, who has been seeded seventh. With so many rising stars in the draw, it will be interesting to see who comes out on the top as the champion.


Posted: 7th July 2014

Austria hosts the 8th episode of Nurnberger Gastein Ladies on its clay courts this year, over a span of almost 7 days, starting on 7th of July and ending on 13th of July.


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The 2013 holder of the title, Yvonne Meusburger of Austria, is expected to find her title slipping away from her as Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta make huge advances in the rounds that have gone by. 


The ladies doubles defending champions, Sandra Klemenschits and Andreja Klepac, will be facing multitudes of teams. The strongest among those are the Flavia Pennetta and Julia Gorges.


Other doubles teams to play include Kristyna Pliskova and Karolína Plíšková, Eleni Daniilidou and Kristina Barrois, Alicja Rosolska and Gabriela Dabrowski. 


Players taking part in single tournament include Sara Errani, Flavia Pennetta, Andrea Petkovic, Carla Suárez Navarro, Elina Svitolina, Camila Giorgi, Yvonne Meusburger and Karolína Plíšková. Fingers crossed and let’s see who will get the huge prize money and the title.


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The event is categorized as a Grand Slam event under WTA rules and is one of the worth watching matches in the history of tennis tournaments. Get your tickets booked online from the official website and other affiliates.


Posted: 15th July 2013


Nurnberger Gastein Ladies is the WTA Tennis Tournament scheduled to take place between the dates 15th to 21st July, 2013. This clay court tournament is, as the name suggests, a women’s only tournament supposed to be held in Austria in Bad Gastein


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It will be featuring International players trying to beat each other to win, with the total prize money being $235,000. This is going to be one of the biggest ladies’ tournament of the year. Fans will be eager to watch this tournament as some of the best players in the tennis world are coming back to this tournament to beat each other out.


Yanina Wickmayer and Alizé Cornet which was once as high as No. 11 and No. 12 respectively in the WTA rankings, and were called the fastest rising stars of the WTA are coming to this tournament to try to beat the competition and regain some of their lost glory. 


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Alize Cornet is also the winner of last year’s Nurnberger Ladies Tournament. The German Andrea Petkovic is also eager to play in this competition which will be held 2,214 Meters above sea level making it one of the highest locations in the world where such a tournament is taking place.


Posted: 11th June 2012


On the WTA Tour this week, a tournament that happens June 11th through the 17th in Bad Gastein, Austria, called the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies, played outdoors on red clay. This is an international level event with $220,000 up for grabs, and a singles draw of 32 with a doubles draw of 16. Following this event on the tour, the UNICEF Open, which will take place in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, and then the WTA Tour will join the ATP World Tour once again for the AEGON International which happens in Great Britain.


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Francesca Schiavone is a big name around this tournament, because in 2007, the first year that the tournament was held, she won her very first career title here. The top seed in this tournament, and the only past winner that is included in the draw, is Julia Goerges. Others in the tournament include number five seed Petra Martic and Carla Suarez Navarro as the fourth seed. The seventh seed in this tournament is Alize Cornet. As for the doubles, Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Petra Martic are the number one seeds.


Posted: 11th July 2011


On the WTA Tour this week, the series has two tournaments. One is the XXIV SNAI Open, which is held on July 11th in Palmero, Italy. However, our featured tournamemt this week is a $220,000 event played outdoors on red clay in Bad Gastein, Austria and called the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies, an International level tournament that has a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16, starting as well on July 11th. This tournament starts the 11th but goes all the way to the 17th and Julia Georges of Germany, won her very first WTA Tour title last year on that court.


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Number sixteenth ranked Julia Georges is the top seed in this tournament, also the defending champion. Jarmila Grajdosova is the second seed and Lucie Hradecka is third. Iveta Benesova is in fourth and Lourdes Dominguez Lino is the fifth seed for the Bad Gastein event. Sixth is Anastasjia Sevastova and Simona Halep and barora Zahlavova Strycova is the seventh and eighth. You can watch this WTA Tour event and other tennis all year long from any computer or mobile device that has internet. All you have to do is sign up.


Posted: 19th July 2010


The WTA is playing two tournaments this week. One is the Banka Koper Slovenia Open, and the other is the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies, held in Bad Gastein, Austria starting on July 19th. This international level tournament features a prize purse of $220,000 and is played outdoors on red clay. The singles draw is 32 and the doubles draw is 16. You can watch it live from your computer in high quality streaming video by getting your membership at the links on this page. Click on the banners that you see to get started.


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Sunday, July 26th in 2009 was the day that the Bad Gastein tournament ended. Back then, it offered tournament players a first prize of $37,000 and 280 ranking points. The runner up got $19,000 and 200 ranking points. Doubles the first prize was $11,000 and 280 ranking points. Last year, the final match came down to Andrea Petkovic and Ioana Raluca Groenefeld. Andrea Petkovic was able to take the match and won her very first ever WTA tour title. In the doubles it was Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka with the win.


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Let's take a look at the WTA rankings right now. Serena Williams is in first place with 8,475 ranking points. Jelena Jankovic was in second place. Venus Williams takes the third spot in the rankings, followed up by Caroline Wozniacki. Samantha Stosur is in fifth right now with a score of 4890 ranking points. You can watch this WTA tournament by getting your membership at any of the links on this page. Just click on the banners to get started watching in high quality video right from your computer, from anywhere in the world.


Posted: 20th July 2009


This week the WTA is in Bad Gastein, Austria from July 20th to the 26th. They are playing for a purse of $220,000 at this International Level tourney and the clay court will be heating up with superb serves and incredible saves from the women of the WTA. Alize Cornet is the number one seed for this event, but she has had a couple of weeks that were a bit disappointing to those who know her true potential. The 19 year old was the defending champ in Budapest but she lost almost immediately to Shahar Peer in round two, despite being second seed. Then, last week she was 3rd seed, but was out the first round after facing Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.


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The number two seed is Frencesca Shivaone who won this tournament in 2007, after a long string of eight number two finishes. She was able to make it all the way to the final last week in Prague, beaten finally by Sybille Bammer, who enters this event the number three seed. Also look for Mariana Duque Marino, who is hard to beat on the clay. She will be taking the court on day one. The fourth seed is Iveta Benesova, native of the Czech Republic. Sybille Bammer beat her in the semis at Prague. Alexandra Dulgheru or Romania will be matched up with Benesova.


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The fifth seed is Carla Suarez Navarro and Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova is the 6th seed. The seventh and eighth are Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Lucie Hradecka respectively. Three ladies from Austria got the wildcards for this tournament, Melanie Klaffner, Yvonne Meusburger and Tina Schiechtl. Those are the singles, while Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Iveta Benesova are the two top seeds in the doubles, along with Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova who are seeded third. Get your membership today to watch this tournament, July 20th through the 26th.


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Posted: 20th July 2015

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