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Rybarikova wins her second WTA title as Marino retires with an injury.

Magdalena Rybarikova won her second WTA title Saturday night, earning a 62 retirement victory over Rebecca Marino in the final of the Cellular South Cup. Rybarikova was the underdog against No.6 seed Marino, the Canadian wowing the crowds all week with her big serve and composure. But something was clearly wrong in the final, as Rybarikova took the first set in 27 minutes. “It first happened in the semifinals against Rodina,” Marino said of her left abdominal injury. “As I kept playing today it got worse and worse. I’m upset I had to retire in the finals but I didn’t want to make the injury worse. If this injury gets worse, it’s an injury that would take a long time to recover from.”

The polite Canadian was apologetic to the crowd during the trophy ceremony: “I love this tournament. I’m sorry I couldn’t give you guys a better match,” she said. “Magdalena played great the whole week though. She deserves to win.” “I’m very sorry for Rebecca,” Rybarikova commented. “I didn’t know she was injured, but I could tell when she was playing something wasn’t right. But still, congratulations to her on a great week. I saw her play a good match against Schiavone in Australia, very aggressive like Kvitova. She’ll be a great player.”


Masha heads to Birmingham prior to Wimbledon.

Maria Sharapova will make her grass court season debut at the AEGON Classic in Birmingham which will begin on Monday.  Birmingham will be Maria only warm-up event before Wimbledon which will start 2 weeks later.

Maria has made 7 visits to Birmingham and she won the event in 2004 and 2005.  Last year Maria reached the semis.

The AEGON Classic which will take place at the Edgbaston Priory Club from June 7-13 2010.

Eleven of the current world’s top fifty female players will compete in the tournament and last year’s Champion, Magdalena Rybarikova will be back to defend her crown.

Current world number 12 Yanina Wickmayer, who won in Auckland earlier this year, in addition to Maria Sharapova who won in Memphis in February will both be competing as will Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova.

The Wild Cards will be announced no later than June 4 2010 and the draw will be made at the Edgbaston Priory Club on Saturday June 5 at 12pm midday.


wow..a serve and volleyer??

Magdalena-Rybarikova-AEGON-Classic-trophy_2317460Magdalena Rybarikova won her first career title after defeating Na Li in straight sets in the AEGON Classic final at Edgbaston on Sunday.

The Slovakian 20-year-old, ranked 58th in the world, had never reached an WTA final before but made short work of her Chinese opponent, wrapping up a 6-0 7-6 (7/2) victory in 73 minutes. It was refreshing change to witness a player who serves big and never hesitates to came to the net for a volley. She also chipped and charged, and confused her opponent with a delicate backhand slice.

Li, the fourth seed, had overcome former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova in yesterday’s semi-final but could not even take a game off Rybarikova in the opening set, who recorded her second 6-0 scoreline in two matches.

The second set was a different story, with both players holding serve through to a tie-break, but from there Rybarikova proved too strong again and won comfortably to secure the title.

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