Found February 09, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
Rancho Mirage, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2013) – After rain delayed play on Friday, No. 1 seed Julie Coin breezed through her matches on Saturday to reach the finals at the Childhelp Desert Classic being played at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.   The 30-year old Coin will take on unseeded Sachie Ishizu, who battled through a tough quarterfinal match before defeating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals.   After leading 6-3, 6-5 over Lisa Whybourn of Great Britain before rain halted play on Friday, Coin immediately won the first game on Saturday to move onto the semifinals. The Frenchwoman, who reached a career high singles ranking of No. 60 in 2009, then made short work of Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic, winning 6-2, 6-2 to reach the championship.   Meanwhile the 20-year-old Ishizu beat Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-6(9), 3-6, 6-2 in a back-and-forth quarterfinal contest. In the semifinals, the Japanese player only had to play five games after Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway retired a...

Ishizu Upsets Coin for Childhelp Desert Classic Title

Rancho Mirage, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2013) – In a finals match featuring several ups and downs, Sachie Ishizu of Japan held off a late rally from Julie Coin of France to win 6-3, 7-6(3) and claim the Childhelp Desert Classic championship on Sunday at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.   After Coin jumped out to an early 3-1 lead, the 20-year-old Ishizu responded with a bang by winning five...
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