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					                       NEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE –FINAL NOTES – SATURDAY, AUG 25, 2012
                            NEW HAVEN, CT USA - AUGUST 19-25, 2012 - $637,000 PREMIER EVENT

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A LOOK AT THE FINALISTS

[7] MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS #14) vs. [2/WC] PETRA KVITOVA (CZE #5)
Kirilenko leads 3-2

                                                                 YTD           YTD          YTD          CAREER               CAREER      CAREER
 PLAYER                         RANK        NAT      AGE
                                                               PRIZE $^        W/L*        TITLES        PRIZE $^              W/L*       TITLES
 [7] Maria Kirilenko              14        RUS       25        870,669        29-17          0          5,128,075            319-224        5
 [2/WC] Petra Kvitova              5        CZE       22       1,765,409       40-12          1          8,078,282            241-106        8
                         *win-loss records include current tournament; ^ prize money figures do not include this tournament



                                                                      PREVIOUS BEST           LAST FINAL                          CAREER
               PLAYER             BEST 2012 RESULT
                                                                      NEW HAVEN               REACHED (result)                  FINALS W/L
        [7] Maria Kirilenko       R-Up (1): Pattaya City              F (1): 2012             2012 Pattaya City (R-Up)              5-5
        [2/WC] Petra Kvitova      W (1): Montreal                     F (1): 2012             2012 Montreal (Won)                   8-2


FINAL QUICK HITS
    •   Kvitova won the Rogers Cup in Montreal two weeks ago, her first Premier 5 category title and first title on North
        American soil; Kirilenko is looking for her first Premier title and first on this continent
    •   Both finalists have reached a final so far in 2012, but only Kvitova has won a title (Montreal)
    •   Kirilenko leads their head-to-heads 3-2 but both of Kvitova’s wins have come on hard courts
    •   Both players have reached the final without dropping a set; Kirilenko has lost only 12 games en route to the final
        while Kvitova has lost 16.
    •   In their most recent meeting, Kirilenko came out on top in the QF at the London Olympics




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                    NEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE –FINAL NOTES – SATURDAY, AUG 25, 2012
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DOUBLES. LOVE IT.

DOUBLES FINAL
[1] LIEZEL HUBER/LISA RAYMOND (USA/USA) vs. [2] ANDREA HLAVACKOVA/LUCIE HRADECKA
(CZE/CZE)
2011    EASTBOURNE        GRASS O             R16      HUBER / RAYMOND                 6-4 7-6(6)
2012    OLYMPICS          GRASS O             S        HLAVACKOVA / HRADECKA           6-1 7-6(2)

DOUBLES FINAL QUICK HITS
Huber/Raymond are playing in their 8th final of 2012; they won four titles (Paris, Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells) and were finalists
three additional times (Sydney, Birmingham, Eastbourne)… they started their partnership in 2011 earning four titles (Toronto,
US Open, Tokyo [PPO], WTA Championships - Istanbul)… Huber has won a total of 52 career doubles titles including five Grand
Slam crowns (2007 Australian Open, 2005 and 2007 Wimbledon and 2008 US Open (all w/Black) and 2011 US Open
w/Raymond)… Raymond has won a total of 78 doubles titles including all four Grand Slams at least once (2000 Australian
Open, 2001 Wimbledon and US Open (all w/Stubbs), 2005 US Open and 2006 French Open (w/Stosur) and 2011 US Open
w/Huber)… Raymond was a champion here in New Haven three times (1999 w/Stubbs, 2005 w/Stosur and 2008 w/Peschke)
and was a finalist on two other occasions (2004 w/Navratilova and 2006 w/Stosur)… Huber reached the final in 2007 w/Black…
they are currently co-ranked world No.1 and have held that position since the week of April 23, 2012 for a total of 18 weeks,
although each has held the No.1 ranking previously

Hlavackova/Hradecka were crowned Grand Slam champions in 2011 when they won the French Open, were finalists at
Wimbledon in 2012 and were Silver medalists at the London Olympics… they teamed to win a total of eight career WTA
doubles titles, the first coming in 2008 in their home tournament of Prague, and most recently last week in Cincinnati…
Hlavackova has won a total of 11 WTA doubles titles while Hradecka has amassed a total of 14…Hlavackova is playing
doubles in New Haven for the first time while Hradecka was a finalist in 2009 (w/Benesova) in her only other appearance …
after their title run last week in Cincinnati, they are currently the No.3 doubles team in the world after Huber/Raymond and
Errani/Vinci and are currently ranked No. 5 and 6, career highs for both women




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                           NEW HAVEN, CT USA - AUGUST 19-25, 2012 - $637,000 PREMIER EVENT

FINAL MATCHUP:
[7] MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS #14) vs. vs. [2/WC] PETRA KVITOVA (CZE #5)
Kirilenko leads 3-2

2009    WIMBLEDON                  GRASS      O         R128      KIRILENKO            6-4 6-4
2009    TORONTO                    HARD       O         Q -R32    KIRILENKO            6-1 6-0
2011    FED CUP FINAL              HARD       I         R4        KVITOVA              6-2 6-2
2012    AUSTRALIAN OPEN            HARD       O         R32       KVITOVA              6-0 1-0 RET
2012    OLYMPICS                   GRASS      O         Q         KIRILENKO            7-6(3) 6-3

Currently, Kirilenko is the 2nd highest ranked Russian (after Sharapova)…Kirilenko is having the best year of her career and is
currently at a career high ranking of No.14… Kirilenko has exceeded her previous best result here as a semifinalist in 2010…
she was a semifinalist in singles at the London Olympics and a bronze medalist in doubles (w/Petrova)… Kirilenko is currently
ranked No.11 in doubles but has been as high as No.5… Kirilenko owns 5 WTA singles titles, most recently in 2008 when she
won 3 titles… Kirilenko owns 4 career Top 5 wins (No.1 Sharapova at 2005 Beijing, No.2 Safina at 2010 Australian Open, No.3
Jankovic at 2007 San Diego and No.5 Kuznetsova at 2010 Rome) and a further 8 wins over players ranked 6-10 including her SF
win here over Wozniacki… Kirilenko was a doubles Finalist in New Haven in 2005 (w/Dulko) and a quarterfinalist in 2007
(w/Azarenka) and 2008 (w/Pennetta)…

Kvitova, who won her 8th career title at Montréal two weeks ago, is playing her second final in three weeks… she had never
previously reached a QF in the region… Kvitova won 6 of her 8 career singles titles in 2011… Kvitova is the only player to have
advanced to QF or better at the first 3 Slams this year – SF at Australian Open, SF at Roland Garros and QF at Wimbledon…
Prior to Montréal, Kvitova was 0-5 vs. Top 10 in 2012 but en route to the title she defeated No.10 ranked Bartoli and No.8
ranked Wozniacki, then added No.10 Errani here in the SF to improve to 3-6 vs the Top 10 this year… Last year Kvitova was 13-
5 vs. Top 10 opponents which includes 5 Top 10 wins (No.1 Wozniacki among them) at WTA Championships en route to the
title… At 2011 Wimbledon Kvitova became the first player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam… Ann Jones (1969), Martina
Navratilova (9 times) and Kvitova (once) are the only three left-handers to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title in the
Open Era… Kvitova is 1 of 11 lefties in the Top 100… Kvitova is the highest ranked of 8 Czechs in the Top 100 and represented
her country at the London Olympics, reaching the QF where she lost to Kirilenko


MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS)
 Date of Birth (Age)            January 25, 1987 (25)                  2012 Prize $ (USD)~                        $870,669
 Residence                      Moscow, Russia                         2012 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^             0/1
 Current Singles Rank           No.14                                  Career Prize $ (USD)~                      $5,128,075
 Highest Singles Rank           No.14 (July 9, 2012)                   Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^           5 / 11
                             ^ WTA/ Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making sixth main draw appearance at New Haven (eighth overall). Best result is SF in 2010 (l. No.8
seed Petrova in 3s). Also reached 2r in 2005 (l. Chakvetadze) and 2011 (l. No.2 seed Li). 1r exits in 2006 (l. Li) and 2008 (l.
Niculescu). Failed to qualify in 2004 and 2009.

2012 SUMMARY: R-Up (1): Pattaya City; SF (1): Olympics; QF (2): Indian Wells, Wimbledon; won bronze medal at Olympics in
doubles (w/Petrova
    •   Advanced to 10th WTA singles final at Pattaya City, and first in more than a year (as No.4 seed, l. No.3 seed
        Hantuchova in 3s, final lasted 3 hours, 14 minutes)
    •   At London 2012 Olympics reached SF (l. top seed Azarenka in bronze medal match; also won doubles bronze medal
        w/Petrova)
    •   QF appearance at Indian Wells (as No.20 seed w/1r bye, l. No.2 seed Sharapova in 3s) and Wimbledon (as No.17 seed,
        l. No.3 seed A.Radwanska in 3s)
    •   4r at Miami (as No.22 seed w/1r bye, l. No.7 seed Bartoli)
    •   Reached 3r at Australian Open (ret. l. No.2 seed Kvitova w/left leg muscle injury)
    •   2r at Doha (l. No.14 seed Kuznetsova), Dubai (l. Ivanovic), Estoril (as No.2 seed, l. qualifier Knapp in 3s), Madrid (as
        No.16 seed, l. Makarova) and Roland Garros (as No.16 seed, l. Zakopalova in 3s)

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    •   1r exit at Rome (as No.16 seed, l. Pennetta), Strasbourg (as No.3 seed, ret vs. Stephens w/right ankle injury), ‘s-
        Hertogenbosch (as No.5 seed, l. Schiavone in 3s) and Cincinnati (as No.12 seed, l. WC V.Williams in 3s)
    •   In singles, fell in qualifying at Sydney; reached SF in doubles (w/Petrova, l. Huber/Raymond)
    •   In doubles, won 11th title at Miami (w/Petrova); also reached finals at Roland Garros and 's-Hertogenbosch w/Petrova;
        their last 4 losses in doubles entering Wimbledon came vs. Errani/Vinci. Also won Bronze medal at Olympics
        w/Petrova

CAREER SUMMARY: WON (5): most recently 2008 Seoul; R-Up (5): most recently 2012 Pattaya City; SF (7): most recently at
2012 Olympics; 11 doubles titles, most recently at 2012 Miami (w/Petrova)
    •   5-time WTA singles winner: including 3 in 2008, Estoril, Barcelona and Seoul
    •   Advanced to first Grand Slam QF at 2010 Australian Open (d. Sharapova in 1r and Safina (by ret.) in 4r, l. Zheng);
        equaled this at 2012 Wimbledon (l. No.3 seed A.Radwanska in 3s)
    •   Has spent total of 40 non-consecutive weeks ranked in Top 20 (including week of Aug 20, 2012); has finished in Top 30
        five of past seven seasons; reached career-high No.14 after 2012 Wimbledon (week of July 9, 2012)
    •   Made WTA main draw debut at 2002 Bali as 15-year-old wildcard
    •   Has 11 career Top 10 wins including 4 Top 5 wins (2 via retirement): No.3 Jankovic (2007 San Diego), No.1 Sharapova
        (2005 Beijing via. ret. at 6-4 2-1), No.2 Safina (2010 Australian Open via ret. at 5-4) and No.5 Kuznetsova (2010 Rome)
    •   Made doubles Top 10 debut on January 31, 2011 (at No.9) and doubles Top 5 debut on October 24, 2011 (at No.5)
    •   Member of Russian Fed Cup Team 2006, 2011 and Russian Olympic team 2012 (won doubles Bronze medal)




GRAND SLAM HISTORY
    •   2012 US Open marks 35th Grand Slam singles main draw appearance
    •   Best GS result is QF at 2010 Australian Open (l. Zheng) and 2012 Wimbledon; also 4r at 2008 Australian Open,
        2010/2011 Roland Garros and 2011 US Open; has also reached 3r 11 times, including 5 times at US Open
    •   Doubles runner-up at 2011 Australian Open (w/Azarenka, l. Dulko/Pennetta) and 2012 Roland Garros (w/Petrova, l.
        Errani/Vinci)
    •   Won 2002 US Open girls’ singles title (d. Strycova in final)

OTHER FACTS
    •   Coached by father, Yuri Kirilenko; mother’s name is Olga; worked with Jimy Szymanski during summer of 2011
    •   Started playing at age 7 when father introduced her to game at Dinamo Moscow Central Stadium
    •   Enjoys other sports, especially soccer; relaxes by reading books, watching movies, fishing, cooking
    •   Team of Azarenka/Kirilenko was voted Fan Favorite Doubles Team in 2011 WTA Player Awards
    •   Official website: www.mariakirilenko.com




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PETRA KVITOVA (CZE)
 Date of Birth (Age)            March 8, 1990 (22)                  2012 Prize $ (USD)~                            $1,765,409
 Residence                      Fulnek, Czech Republic              2012 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^                 1/0
 Current Singles Rank           No.5                                Career Prize $ (USD)~                          $8,078,282
 Highest Singles Rank           No.2 (October 31, 2011)             Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^               8/0
                             ^ WTA / Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making second main draw appearance at New Haven. 1r exit in 2010 (l. K.Bondarenko)

2012 SUMMARY: WON (1): Montréal; SF (5): Sydney, Australian Open, Stuttgart, Roland Garros, Cincinnati; QF (3): Rome,
Wimbledon, Olympics; only player to reach QF at first 3 Slams of 2012
    •   Advanced to first final of 2012 at Montréal and won her 8th career title (d. Li in final; had first Top 10 win of the year
        in 3r, d. No.10 Bartoli; also d. No.8 Wozniacki in SF; returned to Top 5 at No.5 afterwards)
    •   Reached SF at Sydney (as No.2 seed, l. No.5 seed Li in 3s; loss brought to end 14 match WTA win streak; had shot at
        No.1 ranking but needed to win tournament), Australian Open (as No.2 seed, l. Sharapova in 3s), Stuttgart (as No.3
        seed, l. No.2 seed and eventual champion Sharapova), Roland Garros (as No.4 seed, l. No.2 seed and eventual
        champion Sharapova) and Cincinnati (as No.4 seed, l. No.5 seed Kerber in 3s)
    •   QF appearance at Rome (as. No 4 seed w/1r bye, l. Kerber in 3s), Wimbledon (as defending champion, and No.4 seed,
        l. No.6 seed and eventual champion S.Williams) and London 2012 Olympics (as No.6 seed, l. No.14 seed Kirilenko)
    •   3r appearance at Indian Wells (as No.3 seed w/1r bye, l. No.32 seed McHale in 3s)
    •   Fell in 2r at Miami (as No.3 seed w/1r bye, l. WC V.Williams in 3s) and Madrid (as No.3 seed, l. qualifier Hradecka)
    •   1r exit at Eastbourne (as No.2 seed, l. Makarova)
    •   Went 2-0 in singles in Czech Republic’s 4-1 defeat of Germany in Fed Cup WG QF (d. Goerges and Lisicki); went 2-0 in
        singles in Czech Republic’s 4-1 win over Italy in Fed Cup SF (d. Schiavone, Errani)
    •   Withdrew from Doha w/right Achilles injury and Dubai w/illness

CAREER SUMMARY: WON (8): 2009 Hobart, 2011 Brisbane, Paris [Indoors], Madrid, Wimbledon, Linz, WTA Championships-
Istanbul; 2012 Montréal; R-Up (2): 2009 Linz, 2011 Eastbourne; SF (8): 2010 Memphis, Wimbledon, 2011 Tokyo, 2012 Sydney,
Australian Open, Stuttgart, Roland Garros, Cincinnati
    •   Won first Grand Slam title at 2011 Wimbledon, one of a WTA-leading six titles in 2011 (with Wozniacki), the other
        most notable win coming at the season-ending WTA Championships
    •   After finishing 2010 ranked No.34 had a year of ranking breakthroughs in 2011: broke Top 20 on January 31; Top 10
        on 9 May; made Top 5 debut on October 3; became the 5th Czech woman to reach Top 5 (after Navratilova,
        Mandlikova, Sukova, Novotna); made Top 3 debut on October 24; set career-high ranking of No.2 on October 31
        (after WTA Championships; rose from No.3 to No.2); was first Czech to reach No.2 since Novotna (July 7, 1997)
    •   Has 9 career Top 5 wins, most recently against No.1 Wozniacki and No.4 Azarenka (both at 2011 WTA
        Championships); also No.1 Safina (2009 US Open), No.3 Wozniacki (2010 Wimbledon), No.2 Clijsters (2011 Paris
        [Indoors]), No.3 Zvonareva and No.5 Azarenka (both 2011 Madrid), No.5 Azarenka (2011 Wimbledon) and No.2
        Sharapova by ret. (2011 Tokyo)
    •   Lowest-ranked player ever to defeat V.Williams when ranked No.143 at 2008 Memphis (first Top 10 win)
    •   Member of Czech Fed Cup Team 2007-12, leading side to victory in 2011 with a perfect 6-0 record and Czech Olympic
        team 2012

GRAND SLAM HISTORY
    •   2012 US Open marks 18th Grand Slam singles main draw appearance
    •   Won first major at 2011 Wimbledon (d. Azarenka in SF and Sharapova in F); became 3rd Czech (first since 1998) and
        3rd left-hander to win Wimbledon; youngest Grand Slam champion since Ivanovic (2008 Roland Garros)
    •   Reached first GS SF at 2010 Wimbledon, having never previously won a match on grass (unseeded, l. eventual
        champion and top seed S.Williams); also 2012 Australian Open and 2012 Roland Garros

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   •   Quarterfinalist at 2011 Australian Open and 2012 Wimbledon and 4r at 2008 Roland Garros (GS debut), 2009 US Open
       and 2011 Roland Garros
   •   Missed 2009 Roland Garros due to right ankle injury

OTHER FACTS
   •   Coached by David Kotyza; fitness trainer is Jozef Ivanko
   •   Left-hander whose favorite shots are serve and forehand
   •   Trains in same club as Lucie Safarova and Tomas Berdych among others in Prostejov, Czech Republic; born in same
       town as Kveta Peschke
   •   Father is Jiri (teacher); mother is Pavla; 2 brothers, Jiri (engineer), Libor (teacher); father & brothers play tennis
   •   WTA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2010 and collected four WTA Awards in 2011: Player of the Year and Most
       Improved Player (voted by media), Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award (voted by fellow players), and Breakthrough
       Player (voted by fans)




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                       NEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE – SEMIFINAL NOTES – FRIDAY, AUG 24, 2012
                                     NEW HAVEN, CT USA - AUGUST 19-25, 2012 - $637,000 PREMIER EVENT

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THE FINAL FOUR
[7] MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS #14) vs. [3] CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (DEN #8)

[4] SARA ERRANI (ITA #10) vs. [2/WC] PETRA KVITOVA (CZE #5)

                                                                  YTD           YTD          YTD          CAREER               CAREER    CAREER
 PLAYER                          RANK        NAT      AGE
                                                                PRIZE $^        W/L*        TITLES        PRIZE $^              W/L*     TITLES
 [7] Maria Kirilenko               14        RUS       25        870,669        28-17          0          5,128,075            318-224      5
 [3] Caroline Wozniacki             8        DEN       22        891, 428       32-16          0          12,653,855           330-123      18
 [4] Sara Errani                   10        ITA       25       2,081,209       47-16          4          3,749,843            316-223      6
 [2/WC] Petra Kvitova               5        CZE       22       1,765,409       39-12          1          8,078,282            240-106      8
                          *win-loss records include current tournament; ^ prize money figures do not include this tournament



                                                              PREVIOUS BEST                 LAST SEMIFINAL                CAREER         CAREER F
        PLAYER            BEST 2012 RESULT
                                                              NEW HAVEN                     REACHED (result)              SF W/L           W/L
[7] Maria Kirilenko    R-Up (1): Pattaya City                 SF (2): 2010/12               2012 Olympics (SF)              10-7           5-5
[3] Caroline Wozniacki R-Up (1): Copenhagen                   WON (4): 2008/09/10/11        2012 Montreal (SF)             29-11          18-11
                       W (4): Acapulco, Barcelona,
[4] Sara Errani                                               2r (2): 2008/10               2012 Palermo (Won)                 10-9        6-4
                       Budapest, Palermo
[2/WC] Petra Kvitova   W (1): Montreal                        1r (1): 2010                  2012 Cincinnati (SF)               10-8        8-2


SEMIFINAL QUICK HITS
   •    Wozniacki is aiming to do something that only 3 women in WTA history have done – win a tournament 5 consecutive
        years (along w/Graf at Hamburg 1987-92; Navratilova 6-straight at Wimbledon 1982-87 and Chicago 1978-83, and 5-
        straight at Eastbourne 1982-86; Evert 5-straight at Charleston 1974-78)…
   •    Wozniacki is the sole former New Haven champion in the field but is not the only player to have won four consecutive
        titles here – Venus Williams also achieved the feat from 1999-2002; the other three semifinalists are all gunning for a
        first final at this event (Steffi Graf also won the tournament four times but in non-consecutive years)
   •    Among the semifinalists,; Kirilenko is the only player yet to reach her first Final at a North American tournament (US,
        Canada and Mexico); her best result on the continent before this week was a SF showing at 2008 Cincinnati
   •    Errani has earned the most titles this year among the semifinalists, but is still looking for her first Premier level title ,
        however, she is the only one of the four to have reached a Grand Slam final this year (Roland Garros)
   •    Kvitova won the Rogers Cup in Montreal two weeks ago, her first Premier 5 category title
   •    All four semifinalists – Kirilenko, Wozniacki, Errani and Kvitova – have reached at least one final so far in 2012, but
        only Errani and Kvitova have won titles
   •    All four semifinalists represented their countries at the recent London Olympics, Kirilenko was the only one to earn a
        medal – a bronze in doubles (w/Petrova)




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[7] MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS #14) vs. [3] CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (DEN #8)
Wozniacki leads 5-0
2008   INDIAN WELLS      HARD      O          R64       WOZNIACKI           6-2   6-0
2009   WIMBLEDON         GRASS     O          R64       WOZNIACKI           6-0   6-4
2009   BASTAD            CLAY      O          Q         WOZNIACKI           7-5   7-6(4)
2010   INDIAN WELLS      HARD      O          R32       WOZNIACKI           6-0   6-3
2010   MIAMI             HARD      O          R32       WOZNIACKI           1-6   6-1 6-4

Currently, Kirilenko is the 2nd highest ranked Russian (after Sharapova)…Kirilenko is having the best year of her career and is
currently at a career high ranking of No.14… Kirilenko achieved her best result here as a semifinalist in 2010… she was a
semifinalist in singles at the London Olympics and a bronze medalist in doubles (w/Petrova)… Kirilenko is currently ranked
No.11 in doubles but has been as high as No.5… Kirilenko owns 5 WTA singles titles, most recently in 2008 when she won 3
titles… Kirilenko owns 4 career Top 5 wins (No.1 Sharapova at 2005 Beijing, No.2 Safina at 2010 Australian Open, No.3 Jankovic
at 2007 San Diego and No.5 Kuznetsova at 2010 Rome) and a further 7 wins over players ranked 6-10 … Kirilenko was a
doubles Finalist in New Haven in 2005 (w/Dulko) and a quarterfinalist in 2007 (w/Azarenka) and 2008 (w/Pennetta)…

Prior to this week, Wozniacki reached three Premier SF this year (Dubai, Miami and Montreal)… Wozniacki won the New
Haven Open title four years running and is the defending champion… at the SF, she is 20-0 in matches played in New Haven
and is undefeated here… Wozniacki finished 2010 and 2011 as year-end world No.1; she held on to the No.1 ranking until
Azarenka won the 2012 Australian Open… After spending 67 weeks at No.1 and winning 6 titles in consecutive years (2010,
2011), Wozniacki dropped as low as No.9 in the rankings… Wozniacki's best result this year was reaching the final at
Copenhagen (as 2-time defending champion, l. Kerber)… Wozniacki represented Denmark at the London Olympics, reaching
the QF, losing to eventual gold medalist, Serena Williams


MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS)
 Date of Birth (Age)            January 25, 1987 (25)                   2012 Prize $ (USD)~                       $870,669
 Residence                      Moscow, Russia                          2012 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^            0/1
 Current Singles Rank           No.14                                   Career Prize $ (USD)~                     $5,128,075
 Highest Singles Rank           No.14 (July 9, 2012)                    Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^          5 / 11
                             ^ WTA/ Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making sixth main draw appearance at New Haven (eighth overall). Best result is SF in 2010 (l. No.8
seed Petrova in 3s). Also reached 2r in 2005 (l. Chakvetadze) and 2011 (l. No.2 seed Li). 1r exits in 2006 (l. Li) and 2008 (l.
Niculescu). Failed to qualify in 2004 and 2009.

2012 SUMMARY: R-Up (1): Pattaya City; SF (1): Olympics; QF (2): Indian Wells, Wimbledon; won bronze medal at Olympics in
doubles (w/Petrova
    •   Advanced to 10th WTA singles final at Pattaya City, and first in more than a year (as No.4 seed, l. No.3 seed
        Hantuchova in 3s, final lasted 3 hours, 14 minutes)
    •   At London 2012 Olympics reached SF (l. top seed Azarenka in bronze medal match; also won doubles bronze medal
        w/Petrova)
    •   QF appearance at Indian Wells (as No.20 seed w/1r bye, l. No.2 seed Sharapova in 3s) and Wimbledon (as No.17 seed,
        l. No.3 seed A.Radwanska in 3s)
    •   4r at Miami (as No.22 seed w/1r bye, l. No.7 seed Bartoli)
    •   Reached 3r at Australian Open (ret. l. No.2 seed Kvitova w/left leg muscle injury)
    •   2r at Doha (l. No.14 seed Kuznetsova), Dubai (l. Ivanovic), Estoril (as No.2 seed, l. qualifier Knapp in 3s), Madrid (as
        No.16 seed, l. Makarova) and Roland Garros (as No.16 seed, l. Zakopalova in 3s)
    •   1r exit at Rome (as No.16 seed, l. Pennetta), Strasbourg (as No.3 seed, ret vs. Stephens w/right ankle injury), ‘s-
        Hertogenbosch (as No.5 seed, l. Schiavone in 3s) and Cincinnati (as No.12 seed, l. WC V.Williams in 3s)
    •   In singles, fell in qualifying at Sydney; reached SF in doubles (w/Petrova, l. Huber/Raymond)
    •   In doubles, won 11th title at Miami (w/Petrova); also reached finals at Roland Garros and 's-Hertogenbosch w/Petrova;
        their last 4 losses in doubles entering Wimbledon came vs. Errani/Vinci. Also won Bronze medal at Olympics
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        w/Petrova

CAREER SUMMARY: WON (5): most recently 2008 Seoul; R-Up (5): most recently 2012 Pattaya City; SF (7): most recently at
2012 Olympics; 11 doubles titles, most recently at 2012 Miami (w/Petrova)
    •   5-time WTA singles winner: including 3 in 2008, Estoril, Barcelona and Seoul
    •   Advanced to first Grand Slam QF at 2010 Australian Open (d. Sharapova in 1r and Safina (by ret.) in 4r, l. Zheng);
        equaled this at 2012 Wimbledon (l. No.3 seed A.Radwanska in 3s)
    •   Has spent total of 40 non-consecutive weeks ranked in Top 20 (including week of Aug 20, 2012); has finished in Top 30
        five of past seven seasons; reached career-high No.14 after 2012 Wimbledon (week of July 9, 2012)
    •   Made WTA main draw debut at 2002 Bali as 15-year-old wildcard
    •   Has 11 career Top 10 wins including 4 Top 5 wins (2 via retirement): No.3 Jankovic (2007 San Diego), No.1 Sharapova
        (2005 Beijing via. ret. at 6-4 2-1), No.2 Safina (2010 Australian Open via ret. at 5-4) and No.5 Kuznetsova (2010 Rome)
    •   Made doubles Top 10 debut on January 31, 2011 (at No.9) and doubles Top 5 debut on October 24, 2011 (at No.5)
    •   Member of Russian Fed Cup Team 2006, 2011 and Russian Olympic team 2012 (won doubles Bronze medal)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY
    •   2012 US Open marks 35th Grand Slam singles main draw appearance
    •   Best GS result is QF at 2010 Australian Open (l. Zheng) and 2012 Wimbledon; also 4r at 2008 Australian Open,
        2010/2011 Roland Garros and 2011 US Open; has also reached 3r 11 times, including 5 times at US Open
    •   Doubles runner-up at 2011 Australian Open (w/Azarenka, l. Dulko/Pennetta) and 2012 Roland Garros (w/Petrova, l.
        Errani/Vinci)
    •   Won 2002 US Open girls’ singles title (d. Strycova in final)

OTHER FACTS
    •   Coached by father, Yuri Kirilenko; mother’s name is Olga; worked with Jimy Szymanski during summer of 2011
    •   Started playing at age 7 when father introduced her to game at Dinamo Moscow Central Stadium
    •   Enjoys other sports, especially soccer; relaxes by reading books, watching movies, fishing, cooking
    •   Team of Azarenka/Kirilenko was voted Fan Favorite Doubles Team in 2011 WTA Player Awards
    •   Official website: www.mariakirilenko.com



CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (DEN)
 Date of Birth (Age)                July 11, 1990 (22)               2012 Prize $ (USD)~                        $891,428
 Residence                          Monte Carlo, Monaco              2012 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^             0/0
 Current Singles Rank               No.8                             Career Prize $ (USD)~                      $12,653,855
 Highest Singles Rank               No.1 (October 11, 2010)          Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^           18 / 2
                             ^WTA/Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making fifth straight appearance at New Haven. Undefeated since main draw debut in 2008.
Champion in 2008 (unseeded, d. No.3 seed Bartoli, No. 7 seed Cornet en route and No.1 seed Chakvetadze in F), 2009 (as No. 2
seed, d. Vesnina in F), 2010 (as No.1 seed, d. No.8 seed Petrova in F) and 2011 (as No.1 seed, d.. Cetkovska in F)

2012 SUMMARY: R-Up (1): Copenhagen; SF (3): Dubai, Miami, Montréal; QF (3): Sydney, Australian Open, Olympics; 4r (1):
Indian Wells
    •   Runner-up at Copenhagen (as top seed, l. No.2 seed Kerber in F)
    •   Reached SF at Miami (as No.4 seed, d. No.10 seed S.Williams; l. No.2 seed Sharapova in 3s), Dubai (l. Goerges) and
        Montreal (as No.7 seed, l. No.5 seed and eventual champion Kvitova in 3s)
    •   QF at Sydney (as top seed, d. Cibulkova in 3s, recovering 4-0 deficit in final set in 2r; l. No.7 seed A.Radwanska in 3s),
        Australian Open (as top seed, l. No.11 seed and defending champion Clijsters) and London 2012 Olympics (as No.8
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        seed, l. No.4 seed and eventual Gold medalist S.Williams)
    •   Reached 4r at Indian Wells (as No.4 seed w/1r bye, l. No.15 seed Ivanovic)
    •   3r at Madrid (as No.6 seed, l. No.9 seed and eventual champion S.Williams in 3s), Roland Garros (as No.9 seed, l. No.23
        seed Kanepi in 3s) and Cincinnati (as No.6 seed, l. No.17 seed Pavlyuchenkova)
    •   Fell 2r at Doha (as No.2 seed w/1r bye l. Safarova in 3s), Stuttgart (as No.6 seed, l. Kerber) and Rome (as No.6 seed
        w/1r bye, ret. vs. Medina Garrigues w/upper respiratory illness)
    •   1r exit at Eastbourne (as No.3 seed, l. McHale in 3s) and Wimbledon (as No.7 seed, l. Paszek in 3s)

CAREER SUMMARY: WON (18): most recently 2011 New Haven; 5th most titles among active players, includes a WTA-leading
6 titles in 2011; R-Up (11): (incl. 1 Grand Slam) most recently at 2012 Copenhagen; 2 doubles titles, most recently 2009
Memphis (w/Azarenka)
    •   Has won at least 3 titles in each of last 4 years, incl. 6 in 2010 and 2011, becoming first player to win 4 or more titles in a
        year since Justine Henin won 10 in 2007; won more matches than any other player in 2009, 2010 and 2011
    •   Became 20th player to capture world No.1 ranking on October 11, 2010; reclaimed it on February 21, 2011 after
        Clijsters held it for 1 week; overall, held No.1 ranking for 67 weeks. Year-end No.1 in consecutive years (2010, 2011, last
        player to do so was Henin, 2006-07)
    •   WTA Championships 2009-11, SF on debut in 2009 (ret. vs. S.Williams); runner-up in 2010 (l. Clijsters); RR in 2011
    •   At 2008 Stockholm, became first Danish woman to win WTA singles title (Scheuer-Larsen won 7 doubles titles)
    •   Made professional debut as WC at 2005 Cincinnati (8 days after 15th birthday); first full year in 2007 went from No.237
        to No.64; cracked Top 10 on May 18, 2009 (first Danish woman to do so) and Top 5 on September 21, 2009
    •   6 wins vs. Top 5 opponents: No.4 Kuznetsova (2008 Eastbourne), No.4 Dementieva (2009 Miami), No.3 Dementieva
        (2009 Charleston), No.4 Zvonareva (2010 Beijing), No.2 Zvonareva (2010 WTA Championships), No.5 Schiavone (2011
        Brussels)
    •   Member of Danish Olympic Team, 2008, 2012 and Danish Fed Cup Team, 2005-11

GRAND SLAM HISTORY
    •   2012 US Open marked 23rd consecutive Grand Slam singles main draw
    •   First Danish player to reach a Grand Slam final since Kurt Nielsen (1955 Wimbledon) at 2009 US Open (l. Clijsters in
        F)
    •   Also SF at 2010 US Open, 2011 Australian Open and 2011 US Open
    •   QF at 2010 Roland Garros and 2012 Australian Open. Wimbledon is the only major at which she is yet to reach QF (best
        4r in 2009-11)
    •   Has reached 3r or better in last 19 majors through 2012 Roland Garros
    •   2006 Wimbledon junior winner (d. Rybarikova); 2006 Australian Open junior runner-up (l. Pavlyuchenkova)

OTHER FACTS
    •   Coached by father Piotr, and Thomas Johansson (since start of grass court season); also assisted by Sven Groenefeld
        and Mats Merkel in adidas Player Development Program; fitness trainer is Paul Duvill (travels only to larger events,
        based in Denmark)
    •   In July 2009 was announced as the face of the ‘adidas by Stella McCartney’ tennis range
    •   Father, Piotr, played pro soccer in Poland and Denmark; mother, Anna, played volleyball for Polish National Team;
        brother, Patrik, previously played pro soccer in Denmark
    •   Won WTA’s Diamond ACES Award in 2011 for outstanding efforts to promote the sport of women’s tennis to fans,
        media and local communities
    •   Official website is www.carolinewozniacki.dk




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[4] SARA ERRANI (ITA #10) vs. [2/WC] PETRA KVITOVA (CZE #5)
Kvitova leads 2-0
2012    AUSTRALIAN OPEN              HARD      O          Q         KVITOVA             6-4 6-4
2012    FED CUP WEEK 2               HARD      I          R2        KVITOVA             6-4 6-3

Errani is enjoying the best year of her career having reached a Grand Slam final (Roland Garros) and broken into the Top 10…
This is Errani's seventh SF this year (5-1 record)… Errani is 10-9 in career semifinals, 6-4 in career finals... Errani won four singles
titles this year, second only to Serena Williams who has five… Errani is the third Italian player to reach the Top 10 (after
Pennetta and Schiavone)… Errani won the Roland Garros doubles title (w/Vinci) along with 6 other doubles titles, also with
Vinci, on three surfaces (hard, clay and grass)… Errani has two career Top 10 wins (over No.6 Stosur and No.10 Kerber, both
coming this year at Roland Garros)… Errani represented Italy in singles and doubles at the London Olympics
Kvitova, who won her 8th career title at Montréal two weeks ago, is playing her third consecutive SF in North America having
never previously reached a QF in the region… Kvitova won 6 of her 8 career singles titles in 2011… Kvitova is the only player
to have advanced to QF or better at the first 3 Slams this year – SF at Australian Open, SF at Roland Garros and QF at
Wimbledon… Prior to Montréal, Kvitova was 0-5 vs. Top 10 in 2012 but en route to the title she defeated No.10 ranked Bartoli
in 3r and No.8 Wozniacki in SF to improve to 2-5 (also No.11 Li in final)… Last year Kvitova was 13-5 vs. Top 10 opponents;
record includes 5 Top 10 wins (No.1 Wozniacki among them) at WTA Championships en route to the title… At 2011
Wimbledon Kvitova became the first player born in the 1990s to win a Slam… Ann Jones (1969), Martina Navratilova (9 times)
and Kvitova (once) are the only three left-handers to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title in the Open Era… Kvitova is 1
of 11 lefties in the Top 100… Kvitova is the highest ranked of 8 Czechs in the Top 100 and represented her country at the
London Olympics, reaching the QF



SARA ERRANI (ITA)
 Date of Birth (Age)              April 29, 1987 (25)                       2012 Prize $ (USD)~                      $2,081,209
 Residence                        Bologna, Italy                            2012 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^           4/7
 Current Singles Rank             No.10                                     Career Prize $ (USD)~                    $3,749,843
 Highest Singles Rank             No.10 (June 11, 2012)                     Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)~         6 / 15
                             ^ WTA and Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making fourth appearance at New Haven (sixth overall). Best result is 2r in 2008 (as qualifier, l. No.4
seed Szavay) and 2010 (l. No.2 seed Stosur). 1r exit in 2011 (l. Kirilenko). Failed to qualify in 2007 and 2009.

2012 SUMMARY: WON (4): Acapulco, Barcelona, Budapest, Palermo; R-Up (1): Roland Garros; SF (1): Monterrey; QF (2):
Auckland, Australian Open; 7 doubles titles, incl. 25-match win streak in doubles (best since 1994)
    •    Advanced to first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros (as No.21 seed, d. No.13 seed Ivanovic, No.10 seed Kerber and
         No.6 seed Stosur en route, l. No.2 seed Sharapova in F)
    •    Won 4 singles titles - all on clay, at International events: Acapulco (as No.3 seed, d. top seed Vinci en route, d. No.2
         seed Pennetta in 3s in F), Barcelona (as No.7 seed, d. No.2 seed Goerges en route, d. No.3 seed Cibulkova in F),
         Budapest (as top seed, d. Vesnina in F) and Palermo (as top seed, d. Zahlavova Strycova in F; becoming first Italian
         woman to win four WTA titles in one season)
    •    SF at Monterrey (as No.2 seed, l. eventual champion Babos 6-4 in 3s; won doubles title w/Vinci)
    •    Advanced to career-first Grand Slam QF at Australian Open (l. No.2 seed Kvitova), also QF at Auckland (d. No.7 seed
         Wickmayer en route, l. No.3 seed Kuznetsova)
    •    3r at Wimbledon (as No.10 seed, l. WC Shvedova; did not win a point in 1s), Montreal (as No.8 seed, l. No.10 seed Li)
         and Cincinnati (as No.7 seed, l. V.Williams)
    •    2r at Hobart (l. No.4 seed Kerber), Miami (as No.30 seed w/1r bye, l. qualifier Stephens in 3s), Madrid (l. No.4 seed
         A.Radwanska) and Rome (l. No.5 seed Stosur)
    •    Fell in 1r at Indian Wells (l. King), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (as No.2 seed, l. K.Bondarenko in 3s) and
         London 2012 Olympics (as No.9 seed, l. V.Williams)
    •    Has won 7 doubles titles (all w/Vinci), highlighted by first Grand Slam title of any kind in doubles at Roland Garros
         (w/Vinci, d. Kirilenko/Petrova in F); won 5 consecutive doubles titles - Barcelona, Madrid Open (1st career Premier title),
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        Rome, Roland Garros and 's-Hertogenbosch; their 25-match win streak was the longest by a duo since 1994 (Gigi
        Fernández and Natasha Zvereva won 28 straight)
    •   Became first player to complete singles-doubles sweep at Acapulco (first sweep at a WTA event since April 2010) and
        Barcelona; became first player to win both titles at an event twice in a season since 2009 (Serena Williams)
    •   Also reached first Grand Slam final of any kind in doubles at Australian Open w/Vinci (l. Kuznetsova/Zvonareva)
    •   Went 1-1 in singles in Italy’s 3-2 win over Ukraine in Fed Cup WG QF (d. K.Bondarenko, ret vs. Tsurenko); again in April,
        went 1-1 in singles for Italy in 4-1 loss to Czech Republic in WG SF (l. Kvitova, d. Hlavackova)
    •   Withdrew from Bogota w/right knee injury

CAREER SUMMARY: WON (6): 2008 Palermo, Portoroz, 2012 Acapulco, Barcelona, Budapest, Palermo; R-Up (4): 2009 Palermo,
Portoroz, 2011 Pattaya City, 2012 Roland Garros; SF (9): most recently 2012 Monterrey; 15 doubles titles, most recently 2012
‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Vinci)
    •   Won first 2 WTA singles titles in back-to-back weeks in 2008, and as defending champion finished as runner-up at
        both events in 2009
    •   Played 126 singles and doubles matches (second only to Pennetta) in 2010
    •   Only played 10 WTA main draws prior to first full year playing WTA in 2008
    •   Made Top 100 debut on July 23, 2007 and almost a year later broke Top 50 (July 28, 2008), after winning 2nd career
        title at Portoroz. 2011 was 4th straight year-end Top 50 finish (No.45)
    •   Made Top 10 debut on June 11, 2012, jumping from No.24 to 10, the largest jump into the Top 10 in WTA history;
        having reached the final at Roland Garros (l. Sharapova in F)
    •   Has 4 wins over Top 15 opponents - 3 came during run to 2012 Roland Garros final: No.15 Szavay (2008 Rome), No.14
        Ivanovic (2012 Roland Garros), No.10 Kerber (2012 Roland Garros, 1st Top 10 win; previously was 0-37 vs. Top 10) and
        No.6 Stosur (2012 Roland Garros)
    •   Member of Italian Fed Cup team, 2008-12, helping them to 2009 and 2010 titles. Italian Olympic team, 2008 and 2012

GRAND SLAM HISTORY
    •   2012 Wimbledon marked 20th straight Grand Slam singles main draw appearance
    •   Best result at a Grand Slam was runner-up at 2012 Roland Garros (l. No.2 seed Sharapova). Previous best result is QF
        finish at 2012 Australian Open (l. No.2 seed Kvitova)
    •   Has reached 3r on 6 occasions: 2009/2010 Australian Open, 2010 Wimbledon, 2009/2010 US Open, 2012 Wimbledon
    •   Won doubles title at 2012 Roland Garros (w/Vinci). Runner-up in doubles at 2012 Australian Open w/Vinci (l.
        Kuznetsova/Zvonareva)

OTHER FACTS
    •   Coached by Pablo Lozano
    •   Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay; favorite tournament is Acapulco
    •   Introduced to tennis at age 5 by father Giorgio, who sells fruit and vegetables; mother Fulvia is a pharmacist and
        brother Davide is a soccer player
    •   Enjoys soccer and basketball; completed 208 consecutive touches with soccer ball, the most by any player for WTA
        website “keep-up” challenge in 2010




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PETRA KVITOVA (CZE)
 Date of Birth (Age)            March 8, 1990 (22)                  2012 Prize $ (USD)~                            $1,765,409
 Residence                      Fulnek, Czech Republic              2012 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^                 1/0
 Current Singles Rank           No.5                                Career Prize $ (USD)~                          $8,078,282
 Highest Singles Rank           No.2 (October 31, 2011)             Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^               8/0
                             ^ WTA / Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making second main draw appearance at New Haven. 1r exit in 2010 (l. K.Bondarenko)

2012 SUMMARY: WON (1): Montréal; SF (5): Sydney, Australian Open, Stuttgart, Roland Garros, Cincinnati; QF (3): Rome,
Wimbledon, Olympics; only player to reach QF at first 3 Slams of 2012
    •   Advanced to first final of 2012 at Montréal and won her 8th career title (d. Li in final; had first Top 10 win of the year
        in 3r, d. No.10 Bartoli; also d. No.8 Wozniacki in SF; returned to Top 5 at No.5 afterwards)
    •   Reached SF at Sydney (as No.2 seed, l. No.5 seed Li in 3s; loss brought to end 14 match WTA win streak; had shot at
        No.1 ranking but needed to win tournament), Australian Open (as No.2 seed, l. Sharapova in 3s), Stuttgart (as No.3
        seed, l. No.2 seed and eventual champion Sharapova), Roland Garros (as No.4 seed, l. No.2 seed and eventual
        champion Sharapova) and Cincinnati (as No.4 seed, l. No.5 seed Kerber in 3s)
    •   QF appearance at Rome (as. No 4 seed w/1r bye, l. Kerber in 3s), Wimbledon (as defending champion, and No.4 seed,
        l. No.6 seed and eventual champion S.Williams) and London 2012 Olympics (as No.6 seed, l. No.14 seed Kirilenko)
    •   3r appearance at Indian Wells (as No.3 seed w/1r bye, l. No.32 seed McHale in 3s)
    •   Fell in 2r at Miami (as No.3 seed w/1r bye, l. WC V.Williams in 3s) and Madrid (as No.3 seed, l. qualifier Hradecka)
    •   1r exit at Eastbourne (as No.2 seed, l. Makarova)
    •   Went 2-0 in singles in Czech Republic’s 4-1 defeat of Germany in Fed Cup WG QF (d. Goerges and Lisicki); went 2-0 in
        singles in Czech Republic’s 4-1 win over Italy in Fed Cup SF (d. Schiavone, Errani)
    •   Withdrew from Doha w/right Achilles injury and Dubai w/illness

CAREER SUMMARY: WON (8): 2009 Hobart, 2011 Brisbane, Paris [Indoors], Madrid, Wimbledon, Linz, WTA Championships-
Istanbul; 2012 Montréal; R-Up (2): 2009 Linz, 2011 Eastbourne; SF (8): 2010 Memphis, Wimbledon, 2011 Tokyo, 2012 Sydney,
Australian Open, Stuttgart, Roland Garros, Cincinnati
    •   Won first Grand Slam title at 2011 Wimbledon, one of a WTA-leading six titles in 2011 (with Wozniacki), the other
        most notable win coming at the season-ending WTA Championships
    •   After finishing 2010 ranked No.34 had a year of ranking breakthroughs in 2011: broke Top 20 on January 31; Top 10
        on 9 May; made Top 5 debut on October 3; became the 5th Czech woman to reach Top 5 (after Navratilova,
        Mandlikova, Sukova, Novotna); made Top 3 debut on October 24; set career-high ranking of No.2 on October 31
        (after WTA Championships; rose from No.3 to No.2); was first Czech to reach No.2 since Novotna (July 7, 1997)
    •   Has 9 career Top 5 wins, most recently against No.1 Wozniacki and No.4 Azarenka (both at 2011 WTA
        Championships); also No.1 Safina (2009 US Open), No.3 Wozniacki (2010 Wimbledon), No.2 Clijsters (2011 Paris
        [Indoors]), No.3 Zvonareva and No.5 Azarenka (both 2011 Madrid), No.5 Azarenka (2011 Wimbledon) and No.2
        Sharapova by ret. (2011 Tokyo)
    •   Lowest-ranked player ever to defeat V.Williams when ranked No.143 at 2008 Memphis (first Top 10 win)
    •   Member of Czech Fed Cup Team 2007-12, leading side to victory in 2011 with a perfect 6-0 record and Czech Olympic
        team 2012

GRAND SLAM HISTORY
    •   2012 US Open marks 18th Grand Slam singles main draw appearance
    •   Won first major at 2011 Wimbledon (d. Azarenka in SF and Sharapova in F); became 3rd Czech (first since 1998) and
        3rd left-hander to win Wimbledon; youngest Grand Slam champion since Ivanovic (2008 Roland Garros)
    •   Reached first GS SF at 2010 Wimbledon, having never previously won a match on grass (unseeded, l. eventual
        champion and top seed S.Williams); also 2012 Australian Open and 2012 Roland Garros

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   •   Quarterfinalist at 2011 Australian Open and 2012 Wimbledon and 4r at 2008 Roland Garros (GS debut), 2009 US Open
       and 2011 Roland Garros
   •   Missed 2009 Roland Garros due to right ankle injury

OTHER FACTS
   •   Coached by David Kotyza; fitness trainer is Jozef Ivanko
   •   Left-hander whose favorite shots are serve and forehand
   •   Trains in same club as Lucie Safarova and Tomas Berdych among others in Prostejov, Czech Republic; born in same
       town as Kveta Peschke
   •   Father is Jiri (teacher); mother is Pavla; 2 brothers, Jiri (engineer), Libor (teacher); father & brothers play tennis
   •   WTA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2010 and collected four WTA Awards in 2011: Player of the Year and Most
       Improved Player (voted by media), Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award (voted by fellow players), and Breakthrough
       Player (voted by fans)




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QUARTERFINAL FEATURED MATCH-UPS
[Q] OLGA GOVORTSOVA (BLR #82) vs. [7] MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS #14)

[3] CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (DEN #8) vs. [6] DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA (SVK #13)



[Q] OLGA GOVORTSOVA (BLR #82) vs. [7] MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS #14)
First meeting

Govortsova has now reached her 2nd QF of the year and the 16th of her career… Govortsova has advanced to the SF on five of
those occasions and to the Final 3 times… she is seeking her first WTA singles title… Govortsova won the doubles title here in
New Haven in 2011 (w/Chuang)

Currently, Kirilenko is the 2nd highest ranked Russian (after Sharapova)…Kirilenko is having the best year of her career and is
currently at a career high ranking of No.14… Kirilenko achieved her best result here as a semifinalist in 2010… was recently a
semifinalist at the London Olympics… Kirilenko was a doubles Finalist in New Haven in 2005 (w/Dulko) and a quarterfinalist in
2007 (w/Azarenka) and 2008 (w/Pennetta)

OLGA GOVORTSOVA (BLR)
 Date of Birth (Age)           August 23, 1988 (24)                 2012Prize $ (USD)~                            $212,964
 Residence                     Minsk, Belarus                       2012Titles (Singles/Doubles)^                 0/1
 Current Singles Rank          No.82                                Career Prize $ (USD)~                         $1,776,442
 Highest Singles Rank          No.35 (June 23, 2008)                Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^              0/8
                        ^denotes WTA and Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY : Making fourth main draw appearance at New Haven (sixth overall). Reached 2r in 2008 (l. No.2 seed
Hantuchova) and 2010 (l. No.7 seed Pennetta). 1r exit on debut in 2007 (qualified, l. No.8 seed A.Bondarenko). Failed to qualify
in 2009 and 2011.

2012 SUMMARY: QF (1): Barcelona; won 1 doubles title
    •   Advanced to QF at Barcelona (l. Cirstea in 3s)
    •   Reached 2r at Australian Open, (l. No.26 Medina Garrigues), Memphis (l. Krajicek), Roland Garros (l. No.10 seed
        Kerber), Wimbledon (l. Zakopalova in 3s) and Washington (as No.8 seed, l. WC Bouchard in 3s)
    •   1r at Indian Wells, Charleston , Fes, Estoril, Rome, Strasbourg, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Bastad
    •   Failed to qualify in Hobart, Miami and Cincinnati
    •   Went 0-1 in singles for Belarus in Fed Cup vs. the USA (l. S.Williams)
    •   Won title at $100k ITF Women’s Circuit event at Midland, MI USA (as No.7 seed, d. 2 seeded players and Rybarikova in
        final)
    •   Won doubles title at Strasbourg (w/Jans-Ignacik)
    •   Withdrew from Baku w/viral illness

CAREER SUMMARY: R-Up (3): 2008 Memphis, 2009 Moscow, 2010 Ponte Vedra Beach; SF (2): 2007 and 2009 Tashkent; 8
doubles titles, most recently at 2012 Strasbourg (w/Jans-Ignacik)
    •   Reached 3rd WTA singles final of career at 2010 Ponte Vedra Beach (l. top seed Wozniacki)
    •   Made both Top 100 debut (July 23) and Top 50 debut (October 15) in 2007, and broke Top 40 on 12 May 2008,
        peaking at No.35 on June 23, 2008
    •   Has 10 QF finishes, most recently 2012 Barcelona
    •   Has 6 wins vs. Top 20 opponents, most recently against No.18 Schiavone at 2010 Dubai. Highest-ranked player
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        defeated so far is No.11 Bartoli at 2008 Amelia Island
    •   Winner of 2 ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles and 1 doubles title
    •   Belarusian Fed Cup Team 2008-11 and Olympic Team in 2008

GRAND SLAM HISTORY
    •   2012 Wimbledon marked 20th consecutive Grand Slam singles main draw appearance
    •   Best result is 3r at 2008-09 Roland Garros; also reached 2r six times, although yet to advance past the 1r at Australian
        Open
    •   Won 2004 Australian Open girls’ doubles title (w/Azarenka)

OTHER FACTS
    •   Coached by her brother, Ilya Govortsov
    •   Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is clay
    •   Mother’s name is Tatiana, father’s name is Alexei; brothers Ilya (also plays tennis) and Alexander

MARIA KIRILENKO (RUS)
 Date of Birth (Age)            January 25, 1987 (25)                   2012 Prize $ (USD)~                       $870,669
 Residence                      Moscow, Russia                          2012 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^            0/1
 Current Singles Rank           No.14                                   Career Prize $ (USD)~                     $5,128,075
 Highest Singles Rank           No.14 (July 9, 2012)                    Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^          5 / 11
                             ^ WTA/ Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making sixth main draw appearance at New Haven (eighth overall). Best result is SF in 2010 (l. No.8
seed Petrova in 3s). Also reached 2r in 2005 (l. Chakvetadze) and 2011 (l. No.2 seed Li). 1r exits in 2006 (l. Li) and 2008 (l.
Niculescu). Failed to qualify in 2004 and 2009.

2012 SUMMARY: R-Up (1): Pattaya City; SF (1): Olympics; QF (2): Indian Wells, Wimbledon; won bronze medal at Olympics in
doubles (w/Petrova
    •   Advanced to 10th WTA singles final at Pattaya City, and first in more than a year (as No.4 seed, l. No.3 seed
        Hantuchova in 3s, final lasted 3 hours, 14 minutes)
    •   At London 2012 Olympics reached SF (l. top seed Azarenka in bronze medal match; also won doubles bronze medal
        w/Petrova)
    •   QF appearance at Indian Wells (as No.20 seed w/1r bye, l. No.2 seed Sharapova in 3s) and Wimbledon (as No.17 seed,
        l. No.3 seed A.Radwanska in 3s)
    •   4r at Miami (as No.22 seed w/1r bye, l. No.7 seed Bartoli)
    •   Reached 3r at Australian Open (ret. l. No.2 seed Kvitova w/left leg muscle injury)
    •   2r at Doha (l. No.14 seed Kuznetsova), Dubai (l. Ivanovic), Estoril (as No.2 seed, l. qualifier Knapp in 3s), Madrid (as
        No.16 seed, l. Makarova) and Roland Garros (as No.16 seed, l. Zakopalova in 3s)
    •   1r exit at Rome (as No.16 seed, l. Pennetta), Strasbourg (as No.3 seed, ret vs. Stephens w/right ankle injury), ‘s-
        Hertogenbosch (as No.5 seed, l. Schiavone in 3s) and Cincinnati (as No.12 seed, l. WC V.Williams in 3s)
    •   In singles, fell in qualifying at Sydney; reached SF in doubles (w/Petrova, l. Huber/Raymond)
    •   In doubles, won 11th title at Miami (w/Petrova); also reached finals at Roland Garros and 's-Hertogenbosch w/Petrova;
        their last 4 losses in doubles entering Wimbledon came vs. Errani/Vinci. Also won Bronze medal at Olympics
        w/Petrova

CAREER SUMMARY: WON (5): most recently 2008 Seoul; R-Up (5): most recently 2012 Pattaya City; SF (7): most recently at
2012 Olympics; 11 doubles titles, most recently at 2012 Miami (w/Petrova)
    •   5-time WTA singles winner: including 3 in 2008, Estoril, Barcelona and Seoul
    •   Advanced to first Grand Slam QF at 2010 Australian Open (d. Sharapova in 1r and Safina (by ret.) in 4r, l. Zheng);
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       equaled this at 2012 Wimbledon (l. No.3 seed A.Radwanska in 3s)
   •   Has spent total of 40 non-consecutive weeks ranked in Top 20 (including week of Aug 20, 2012); has finished in Top 30
       five of past seven seasons; reached career-high No.14 after 2012 Wimbledon (week of July 9, 2012)
   •   Made WTA main draw debut at 2002 Bali as 15-year-old wildcard
   •   Has 11 career Top 10 wins including 4 Top 5 wins (2 via retirement): No.3 Jankovic (2007 San Diego), No.1 Sharapova
       (2005 Beijing via. ret. at 6-4 2-1), No.2 Safina (2010 Australian Open via ret. at 5-4) and No.5 Kuznetsova (2010 Rome)
   •   Made doubles Top 10 debut on January 31, 2011 (at No.9) and doubles Top 5 debut on October 24, 2011 (at No.5)
   •   Member of Russian Fed Cup Team 2006, 2011 and Russian Olympic team 2012 (won doubles Bronze medal)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY
   •   2012 US Open marks 35th Grand Slam singles main draw appearance
   •   Best GS result is QF at 2010 Australian Open (l. Zheng) and 2012 Wimbledon; also 4r at 2008 Australian Open,
       2010/2011 Roland Garros and 2011 US Open; has also reached 3r 11 times, including 5 times at US Open
   •   Doubles runner-up at 2011 Australian Open (w/Azarenka, l. Dulko/Pennetta) and 2012 Roland Garros (w/Petrova, l.
       Errani/Vinci)
   •   Won 2002 US Open girls’ singles title (d. Strycova in final)

OTHER FACTS
   •   Coached by father, Yuri Kirilenko; mother’s name is Olga; worked with Jimy Szymanski during summer of 2011
   •   Started playing at age 7 when father introduced her to game at Dinamo Moscow Central Stadium
   •   Enjoys other sports, especially soccer; relaxes by reading books, watching movies, fishing, cooking
   •   Team of Azarenka/Kirilenko was voted Fan Favorite Doubles Team in 2011 WTA Player Awards
   •   Official website: www.mariakirilenko.com




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[3] CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (DEN #8) vs. [6] DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA (SVK #13)
Wozniacki leads 7-3
2007   BEIJING                    HARD        O        R32       CIBULKOVA, DOMINIKA            6-0 6-7(5) 6-1
2008   NEW HAVEN                  HARD        O        R32       WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE            7-6(7) RET
2009   SYDNEY                     HARD        O        R32       WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE            6-1 6-2
2010   DUBAI                      HARD        O        R32       WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE            6-2 7-6(2)
2010   NEW HAVEN                  HARD        O        R16       WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE            6-4 6-1
2010   US OPEN                    HARD        O        Q         WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE            6-2 7-5
2011   SYDNEY                     HARD        O        R16       CIBULKOVA, DOMINIKA            6-3 6-3
2011   AUSTRALIAN OPEN            HARD        O        R32       WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE            6-4 6-3
2011   WIMBLEDON                  GRASS       O        R16       CIBULKOVA, DOMINIKA            1-6 7-6(5) 7-5
2012   SYDNEY                     HARD        O        R16       WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE            7-5 2-6 6-4

Wozniacki is aiming be only the fourth woman in WTA history to win a tournament 5 consecutive years (along w/Graf at
Hamburg 1987-92; Navratilova 6-straight at Wimbledon 1982-87 and Chicago 1978-83, and 5-straight at Eastbourne 1982-86;
Evert 5-straight at Charleston 1974-78)… Wozniacki reached her 3rd SF of the year two weeks ago in Montreal (also Dubai and
Miami)… Wozniacki has won 18 WTA singles and is looking to break her title drought; her last came here in 2011

Cibulkova is looking to build on the momentum she began when she won the title in Carlsbad, the 2nd week of the 2012 US
Open Series, it was her second career title – both at the Premier level (also 2011 Moscow)… Cibulkova is playing her 8th QF of
the year; she did not advance further on five of those occasions but Won the title in Carlsbad and reached the Final at
Barcelona (l. Errani)

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (DEN)
 Date of Birth (Age)                July 11, 1990 (22)               2012 Prize $ (USD)~                         $891,428
 Residence                          Monte Carlo, Monaco              2012 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^              0/0
 Current Singles Rank               No.8                             Career Prize $ (USD)~                       $12,653,855
 Highest Singles Rank               No.1 (October 11, 2010)          Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^            18 / 2
                             ^WTA/Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making fifth straight appearance at New Haven. Undefeated since main draw debut in 2008.
Champion in 2008 (unseeded, d. No.3 seed Bartoli, No. 7 seed Cornet en route and No.1 seed Chakvetadze in F), 2009 (as No. 2
seed, d. Vesnina in F), 2010 (as No.1 seed, d. No.8 seed Petrova in F) and 2011 (as No.1 seed, d.. Cetkovska in F)

2012 SUMMARY: R-Up (1): Copenhagen; SF (3): Dubai, Miami, Montréal; QF (3): Sydney, Australian Open, Olympics; 4r (1):
Indian Wells
    •   Runner-up at Copenhagen (as top seed, l. No.2 seed Kerber in F)
    •   Reached SF at Miami (as No.4 seed, d. No.10 seed S.Williams; l. No.2 seed Sharapova in 3s), Dubai (l. Goerges) and
        Montreal (as No.7 seed, l. No.5 seed and eventual champion Kvitova in 3s)
    •   QF at Sydney (as top seed, d. Cibulkova in 3s, recovering 4-0 deficit in final set in 2r; l. No.7 seed A.Radwanska in 3s),
        Australian Open (as top seed, l. No.11 seed and defending champion Clijsters) and London 2012 Olympics (as No.8
        seed, l. No.4 seed and eventual Gold medalist S.Williams)
    •   Reached 4r at Indian Wells (as No.4 seed w/1r bye, l. No.15 seed Ivanovic)
    •   3r at Madrid (as No.6 seed, l. No.9 seed and eventual champion S.Williams in 3s), Roland Garros (as No.9 seed, l. No.23
        seed Kanepi in 3s) and Cincinnati (as No.6 seed, l. No.17 seed Pavlyuchenkova)
    •   Fell 2r at Doha (as No.2 seed w/1r bye l. Safarova in 3s), Stuttgart (as No.6 seed, l. Kerber) and Rome (as No.6 seed
        w/1r bye, ret. vs. Medina Garrigues w/upper respiratory illness)
    •   1r exit at Eastbourne (as No.3 seed, l. McHale in 3s) and Wimbledon (as No.7 seed, l. Paszek in 3s)

CAREER SUMMARY: WON (18): most recently 2011 New Haven; 5th most titles among active players, includes a WTA-leading
6 titles in 2011; R-Up (11): (incl. 1 Grand Slam) most recently at 2012 Copenhagen; 2 doubles titles, most recently 2009
Memphis (w/Azarenka)


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    •   Has won at least 3 titles in each of last 4 years, incl. 6 in 2010 and 2011, becoming first player to win 4 or more titles in a
        year since Justine Henin won 10 in 2007; won more matches than any other player in 2009, 2010 and 2011
    •   Became 20th player to capture world No.1 ranking on October 11, 2010; reclaimed it on February 21, 2011 after
        Clijsters held it for 1 week; overall, held No.1 ranking for 67 weeks. Year-end No.1 in consecutive years (2010, 2011, last
        player to do so was Henin, 2006-07)
    •   WTA Championships 2009-11, SF on debut in 2009 (ret. vs. S.Williams); runner-up in 2010 (l. Clijsters); RR in 2011
    •   At 2008 Stockholm, became first Danish woman to win WTA singles title (Scheuer-Larsen won 7 doubles titles)
    •   Made professional debut as WC at 2005 Cincinnati (8 days after 15th birthday); first full year in 2007 went from No.237
        to No.64; cracked Top 10 on May 18, 2009 (first Danish woman to do so) and Top 5 on September 21, 2009
    •   6 wins vs. Top 5 opponents: No.4 Kuznetsova (2008 Eastbourne), No.4 Dementieva (2009 Miami), No.3 Dementieva
        (2009 Charleston), No.4 Zvonareva (2010 Beijing), No.2 Zvonareva (2010 WTA Championships), No.5 Schiavone (2011
        Brussels)
    •   Member of Danish Olympic Team, 2008, 2012 and Danish Fed Cup Team, 2005-11

GRAND SLAM HISTORY
    •   2012 US Open marked 23rd consecutive Grand Slam singles main draw
    •   First Danish player to reach a Grand Slam final since Kurt Nielsen (1955 Wimbledon) at 2009 US Open (l. Clijsters in
        F)
    •   Also SF at 2010 US Open, 2011 Australian Open and 2011 US Open
    •   QF at 2010 Roland Garros and 2012 Australian Open. Wimbledon is the only major at which she is yet to reach QF (best
        4r in 2009-11)
    •   Has reached 3r or better in last 19 majors through 2012 Roland Garros
    •   2006 Wimbledon junior winner (d. Rybarikova); 2006 Australian Open junior runner-up (l. Pavlyuchenkova)

OTHER FACTS
    •   Coached by father Piotr, and Thomas Johansson (since start of grass court season); also assisted by Sven Groenefeld
        and Mats Merkel in adidas Player Development Program; fitness trainer is Paul Duvill (travels only to larger events,
        based in Denmark)
    •   In July 2009 was announced as the face of the ‘adidas by Stella McCartney’ tennis range
    •   Father, Piotr, played pro soccer in Poland and Denmark; mother, Anna, played volleyball for Polish National Team;
        brother, Patrik, previously played pro soccer in Denmark
    •   Won WTA’s Diamond ACES Award in 2011 for outstanding efforts to promote the sport of women’s tennis to fans,
        media and local communities
    •   Official website is www.carolinewozniacki.dk


DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA (SVK)
 Date of Birth (Age)             May 6, 1989 (23)                      2012 Prize $ (USD)~                         $658,148
 Residence                       Bratislava, Slovakia                  2012 Titles (Singles/Doubles)^              1/0
 Current Singles Rank            No.13                                 Career Prize $ (USD)~                       $3,373,508
 Highest Singles Rank            No.12 (July 6, 2009)                  Career Titles (Singles/Doubles)^            2/0
                              ^WTA/Grand Slam events only; ~prize money figures do not include this tournament

TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Making fourth main draw appearance at New Haven. Best result is 2r in 2010 (l. No.1 seed Wozniacki).
1r exits in 2007 (qualified, l. Loit) and 2008 (ret. w/ heat illness, No.1 seed Wozniacki)

2012 SUMMARY: WON (1): Carlsbad; R-Up (1): Barcelona; QF (5): Rome, Brussels, Roland Garros, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Stanford
    •   Won second WTA title at Carlsbad (as No.2 seed, d. top seed Bartoli in F)
    •   Advanced to 5th WTA singles final of career at Barcelona (as No.3 seed, l. No.7 seed Errani in F); is now 1-4 in singles
        finals
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   •   Reached QF at Rome (as No. 14 seed, l. No.8 seed and eventual runner-up Li), Brussels (as No.4 seed, l. eventual finalist
       Halep in 3s), Roland Garros (as No.15 seed, d. top seed Azarenka en route, l. No.6 seed Stosur), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (as
       No.3 seed, l. No.8 seed Petrova) and Stanford (as No.3 seed, l. No.9 seed Cirstea in 3s)
   •   4r at Miami (l. top seed Azarenka in 3s after leading 61 40)
   •   3r appearance at Indian Wells (as No.16 seed w/1r bye, l. No.21 seed Vinci in 3s)
   •   Reached 2r at Sydney (l. top seed Wozniacki after leading 4-0 in final set), Australian Open (as No.17 seed, l. Arn 10-8
       in 3s), Montreal (as No.12 seed w/1r bye, l. Lepchenko) and Cincinnati (as No. 11 seed, l. Hlavackova, ret. right elbow
       injury)
   •   Fell 1r at Brisbane (as No.8 seed, l. eventual runner-up Hantuchova in 3s), Pattaya City (as No.2 seed, l. Keothavong),
       Doha (l. Pennetta in 3s), Dubai (ret. vs. Benesova w/right hamstring injury), Stuttgart (l. LL Amanmuradova in 3s),
       Madrid (as No.14 seed, l. Vinci), Wimbledon (as No.10 seed, l. Zakopalova) and London 2012 Olympics (as No.12
       seed, l. Pironkova)
   •   Went 1-1 in singles in Slovak Republic’s 3-2 win over France in Fed Cup WG II QF (d. Parmentier, l. Razzano); went 2-0
       in singles in 3-2 win over Spain in WG playoff (d. Soler-Espinosa, Dominguez Lino)

CAREER SUMMARY: WON (2): 2011 Moscow, 2012 Carlsbad; R-Up (4): 2008 Amelia Island, Montréal, 2011 Linz, 2012
Barcelona; SF (5): 2007 Guangzhou, 2009 Roland Garros, 2010 Monterrey, 2011‘s-Hertogenbosch, Stanford
   •   After three runner-up finishes, won first WTA singles title at 2011 Moscow (d. Kanepi in F); week prior had reached
       first WTA singles final in 3 years at 2011 Linz (as No.7 seed, l. top seed Kvitova); before that finished runner-up at 2008
       Amelia Island (l. Sharapova) and Montréal (l. Safina) and won second WTA singles title at 2012 Carlsbad (as No.2 seed,
       d. top seed Bartoli in F)
   •   Returned to Top 20 after 2011 Wimbledon for first time since 4 October 2009
   •   Due to a rib injury, missed 2 months after 2009 Toronto, returning at Moscow
   •   2008 was a breakthrough season with first 2 WTA singles finals at 2008 Amelia Island (l. Sharapova) and Montréal (l.
       Safina) and 5 QF finishes; cracked Top 20 on August 4, 2008 (after Montréal)
   •   Has 14 career Top 10 wins, including 3 wins over a reigning world No.1: d. Wozniacki at 2011 Sydney and Wimbledon;
       Azarenka at 2012 Roland Garros
   •   Slovak Fed Cup Team, 2005-12; Slovak Olympic Team, 2008, 2012

GRAND SLAM HISTORY
   •   2012 Wimbledon marked 18th Grand Slam singles main draw appearance
   •   Best result to date 2009 Roland Garros, reaching first Grand Slam SF (as No.20 seed, l. top seed Safina)
   •   Advanced to Grand Slam QFs at 2010 US Open, 2011 Wimbledon and 2012 Roland Garros; 4r finish at 2009 Australian
       Open

OTHER FACTS
   •   Currently working with Peter Miklusicak. Previously worked with Zeljko Krajan from start of 2010 grass court season
       through 2012 Miami
   •   Introduced to tennis aged 7 by her parents Milan and Katarina; favorite surfaces are clay and hard
   •   In 2011, took part in Sony Ericsson Xperia Hotshots, an internet-based TV show that followed 6 up-and-coming WTA
       players, giving an insight into their lives on and off the court 
   •   Official website: www.dominikacibulkova.sk




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NEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE PRESENTED BY FIRST NIAGARA QUICK FACTS
Main draw dates:                  Sunday, August 19 – Saturday, August 25, 2012
Singles Final:                    Saturday August 25, 3pm
Doubles Final:                    Saturday, August 25, 12.30pm
Venue:                            Connecticut Tennis Center
Status:                           WTA Premier event
Staging:                          Tournament’s 15th year
Draw sizes:                       30 singles / 16 doubles / 32 singles qualifying (4 qualifiers)
Surface:                          Hard Court/Outdoors
Total prize money:                US$618,000
2011 Singles Final:               [1] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 64 61
2011 Doubles Final:               [3] Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE)/Olga Govortsova (BLR) d.
                                  Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) 75 62

PRIZE MONEY AND RANKING POINTS BREAKDOWN
                                                      RANK                                                     RANK
           SINGLES                      US$                              DOUBLES                    US$
                                                     POINTS                                                   POINTS
           Winner                      96,000          470               Winner                    31,000       470
           Runner-Up                   53,000          320               Runner-Up                 15,500       320
           Semifinalist                28,500          200               Semifinalist              8,000        200
           Quarterfinalist             15,500          120               Quarterfinalist           4,325        120
           Round of 16                 8,750           60                Round of 16               2,350         1
           Round of 32                 4,600            1

SINGLES MAIN DRAW WILDCARDS
Petra Kvitova (CZE), Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA), Laura Robson (GBR)

YOUNGEST AND OLDEST IN SINGLES MAIN DRAW (not including qualifiers)
Youngest: Laura Robson (GBR) - 18 years (b. January 21, 1994)
Oldest: Francesca Schiavone (ITA) - 32 years (b. June 23, 1980)

PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS IN SINGLES MAIN DRAW
Champions: Caroline Wozniacki (2008-2011)
Runners-Up: Agnes Szavay (2007)

MAKING THEIR MAIN DRAW DEBUT (not including qualifiers)
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)                                                      Laura Robson (GBR)
Mona Barthel (GER)                                                         Lucie Safarova (CZE)
Tamira Paszek (AUT))                                                       Sloane Stephens (USA) [Q – 2011]
Shahar Peer (ISR) [Q – 2004, 09]

[ ] denotes years lost in qualifying


           MATCH NOTES, PREVIEW STORIES, RANKINGS AND OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT:
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COUNTRY BREAKDOWN
Excluding qualifiers, a total of 17 countries are represented in the main draw, led by USA and Russia with 3 players each:

Austria (1)              Tamira Paszek
Bulgaria (1)             Tsvetana Pironkova
China (1)                Zheng Jie
Czech Republic (2)       Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova
Denmark (1)              Caroline Wozniacki
France (1)               Marion Bartoli
Germany (2)              Mona Barthel, Andrea Petkovic
Great Britain (1)        Laura Robson
Hungary (1)              Agnes Szavay
Israel (1)               Shahar Peer
Italy (2)                Sara Errani, Francesca Schiavone
Poland (1)               Agnieszka Radwanska
Russia (3)               Maria Kirilenko, Ekaterina Makarova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Slovakia (2)             Dominika Cibulkova, Daniela Hantuchova
Spain (2)                Anabel Medina Garrigues, Carla Suarez Navarro
Sweden (1)               Sofia Arvidsson
United States (3)        Varvara Lepchenko, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Sloane Stephens

WOZNIACKI AIMING FOR FIFTH TITLE
At 2012 New Haven, Wozniacki will aim to do something that only 3 women in WTA history have done - win a tournament 5
consecutive years (along w/Graf at Hamburg 1987-92; Navratilova 6-straight at Wimbledon 1982-87 and Chicago 1978-83, and
5-straight at Eastbourne 1982-86; Evert 5-straight at Charleston 1974-78).

WEEKS AT No.1
Victoria Azarenka returned to the World No.1 on the WTA singles rankings on Monday, July 9, after a four week hiatus. After
winning her first Grand Slam title at this year's Australian Open, Azarenka held the No.1 ranking for 19 consecutive weeks until
Sharapova triumphed at Roland Garros and topped the WTA Rankings on June 11. Entering Wimbledon, Azarenka was one of
two players with a chance of moving ahead of Sharapova in the rankings. Azarenka secured the top spot by advancing to the
semifinals at Wimbledon.

                                               WEEKS AT WORLD NO.1
                          PLAYER                              WEEKS AT No.1          DATE REACHED No.1
                          Steffi Graf (GER)                       377                August 17, 1987
                          Martina Navratilova (USA)               332                July 10, 1978
                          Chris Evert (USA)                       260                November 3, 1975
                          Martina Hingis (SUI)                    209                March 31, 1997
                          Monica Seles (USA)                      178                March 11, 1991
                          Serena Williams (USA)                   123                July 8, 2002
                          Justine Henin (BEL)                     117                October 20, 2003
                          Lindsay Davenport (USA)                  98                October 12, 1998
                          Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)                 67                October 11, 2010
                          Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)                    39                September 13, 2004
                          Dinara Safina (RUS)                      26                April 20, 2009
                          Victoria Azarenka (BLR)                 25*                January 30, 2012
                          Tracy Austin (USA)                       21                April 7, 1980
                          Maria Sharapova (RUS)                    21                August 22, 2005
                          Kim Clijsters (BEL)                      20                August 11, 2003
                          Jelena Jankovic (SRB)                    18                August 11, 2008
                          Jennifer Capriati (USA)                  17                October 15, 2001
                          Ana Ivanovic (SRB)                       12                June 9, 2008
                          Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (ESP)            12                February 6, 1995
                          Venus Williams (USA)                     11                February 25, 2002
                          Evonne Goolagong Cawley(AUS)              2
                                                                                     April 26 1976
                                                 *including week of August 20 2012


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