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Tennis Grand Stand:
By Romi Cvitkovic
Alize Cornet, Barbara Haas, Andreas Prommegger and Nicole Rottmann (Rick Gleijm/Tennis Grandstand)
Set in the picturesque Gastein valley of the Austrian Alps, the red clay tennis courts of the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies tournament lay in sharp contrast to the green of the surrounding national park. Bad Gastein is known as a luxurious spa town in the Austrian state of Salzburg, and the word “bad” translates to “spa” reflecting the town’s history as a health resort. But for one week in June, Bad Gastein is overtaken by hard-hitting WTA tennis players, and this year’s edition includes the likes of Julia Goerges, Yanina Wickmayer, Alize Cornet and Carla Suarez Navarro among others.
Tennis Grandstand photographer Rick Gleijm will be in Bad Gastein all week taking photos of the ladies in the beautiful surroundings, so make sure to check back each day for new on- and off-court photos!
Today’s photos cover qualification weekend as well as the arrival of German Julia Goer...
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Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp upset top-seeded Julia Goerges 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Gastein Ladies on Tuesday in a first-round match that was interrupted for four hours because of rain.
The German had won the opening set against her 211th-ranked opponent before play was suspended.
It was Goerges' second straight defeat against a Dutch opponent after losing to Arantxa Rus in...
Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp upset top-seeded and 2010 champion Julia Goerges 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Gastein Ladies in a first-round match that was interrupted for four hours because of rain on Tuesday.
The German won the opening set against the 211th-ranked Hogenkamp, who made her debut on the WTA tour, before play was suspended.
It was Goerges' second straight defeat against...
By Romi Cvitkovic
The rain at WTA Bad Gastein forced play to halt for most of the day Monday, but the players still attended a toga-themed Player’s Party in the evening before calling it a day. Tennis Grandstand photographer Rick Gleijm is on-hand in Austria all week. For the full scoop, check out his gallery below!
Not much occurred on-court today, but luckily, the last of...
NÜRNBERGER GASTEIN LADIES
Bad Gastein, Austria
June 11-17, 2012
Results – Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Singles – First Round
(Q) Richel Hogenkamp (NED) d. (1) Julia Goerges (GER) 36 63 63
(2/WC) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) 63 64
(4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Marta Domachowska (POL) 64 75
(7) Alizé Cornet (FRA...