Found June 11, 2012 on Tennis Grand Stand:
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 the qualification round matches were able to finish before the heavens opened. One main draw match began between Mandy Minella and Alja Tomljanovic but was unable to finish, and the weather doesn’t look much better for tomorrow either. But that is not bumming out German Julia Goerges as she gets an extra day to relax, according to her WTA blog here. Check out the full gallery from the player’s party below which features Julia Goerges, Yanina Wickmayer (did she not get the “toga” memo?), Alize Cornet, Jill Craybas, Marta Domachowska, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Yvonne Meusburger, Petra Martic, Dia Evtimova, Sarah Gro...

Top-seeded Goerges loses Gastein Ladies opener

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...

No. 1 seed Goerges loses at Gastein

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...

WTA Bad Gastein – Qualification weekend, draw ceremony and Julia Goerges arrival

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...

WTA Bad Gastein gallery – top seed Julia Goerges stunned by Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp

By Romi Cvitkovic The WTA tennis tournament in Bad Gastein, Austria is off to a rough start — not only because of the consistent rain delays, but also because top seeded Julia Goerges went down Tuesday in three sets. Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp ousted Goerges after losing the initial set, but regained her momentum and handed the 2010 Bad Gastein titlist a first-round loss...

Qualifier Hogenkamp Upsets Top Seed Goerges at Bad Gastein

NÜRNBERGER GASTEIN LADIES Bad Gastein, Austria June 11-17, 2012 $220,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors 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...
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