Week #42: Schiavone and Bacsinszky win in Moscow and Luxembourg

Francesca Schiavone recovered from her defeat in Osaka's final last week and overcame her 1-10 record in finals to get the most important title of her career in the Premier tournament of Moscow. Schiavone defeated in the final surprising Russian Olga Govortsova. Agnieszka Radwanska, Vera Zvonareva and Jelena Jankovic were competing for the last spot for the Sony Ericsson Championships, which was for Jankovic, the only one of them to reach the quarter-finals in a tournament full of upsets. In fact, 2nd seed Jankovic and 8th seed Schiavone were the only seeds to reach the quarters, with Alona Bondarenko and Alisa Kleybanova completing the semis.

In Luxembourg, Swiss Timea Bacsinsky got her first WTA title after defeating German young talent Sabine Lisicki in the final. The semifinals were thrilling, with Bacsinszky upsetting 5th seed Yanina Wickmayer and Lisicki defeating Shahar Peer, both matches decided in very close third sets. Swiss Patty Schnyder defeated US Open champion Kim Clijsters in a 3rd set tiebreak in the 2nd round, but lost to Lisicki in the quarters. 1st seed Caroline Wozniacki suspiciously retired in the 1st round when she was leading 6/4 5/0 over local player Anne Kremer.

Moscow (RUS), Premier, $1,000,000
Final: Francesca Schiavone (ITA) def Olga Govortsova (RUS) 6/3 6/0

Luxembourg (LUX), International, $220,000

Final: Timea Bacsinszky (SWI) def Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6/2 7/5

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