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Pattaya City Sunday results
Pattaya Women's Open presented by TAT
Pattaya City-THA
$170,000 (Tier IV)
Hard / Outdoors
February 5-11, 2007

Results Ė Sunday, February 11, 2007
Singles Ė Final
Sybille Bammer (AUT) d. (6) Gisela Dulko (ARG) 75 36 75 (2:55) (saved 3 mp)

Doubles Ė Final
(2) Pratt/Santangelo (AUS/ITA) d. (1) YJ.Chan/Chuang (TPE/TPE) 64 76(4)

Finals facts

Bammer wins her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title in her first final, becoming the first left-handed player to win a singles title in 2007 (Czech teen Lucie Safarova aimed to be the second in the Paris [Indoors] final later on Sunday)
Bammer led 2-0 in the third set before losing the next four games; she then saved three match points trailing 3-5 and Dulko led 30-0 on serve at 5-4 before losing the next four points
Bammer becomes the second player in 2007 to win a Tour singles title having saved match point en route to victory; Kim Clijsters saved one match point vs. Jelena Jankovic in the Sydney final (winning 46 76(1) 64)
Dulko falls to 0-2 lifetime in Tour singles finals, having finished runner-up at 2005 Hobart to Zheng Jie
This was the first meeting between Bammer and Dulko
Pratt/Santangelo win their first doubles title as a team; it is Prattís eighth career Tour doubles title and Santangeloís second; the duo reached the Tokyo [Pan Pacific] semifinals last week
Chan/Chuang were appearing in their second doubles final of 2007, having become Chinese Taipieiís first-ever Grand Slam finalists, finishing runners-up to Cara Black and Liezel Huber at the Australian Open a fortnight ago; they have previously won one Tour doubles title together, at 2005 Seoul (also runners-up at 2006 Tokyo [Japan Open])

Quotes
Sybille Bammer, 2007 Pattaya City singles champion:
"I feel great and Iím very happy. Itís one of the happiest days of my life. It was a really tough match and I was lucky, but when I was down in the third I said, ĎOkay, Iím down but Iíll keep fighting and try to give my bestí. Both of us wanted to win and it was a big fight, but unfortunately only one can win because I think today we were both winners.Ē

"I tried to keep fighting and tried to play a little bit more aggressive, because from 2-0 to 2-4 in the third set I was playing a bit too slow and she was playing good with fast balls and she made me run with short angles and she was really aggressive."

"I really enjoy Thailand. Itís a very nice country, the people are very nice, I like the weather, the food, and itís always a great hotel and courts. I am in very good physical shape so I feel it (the heat and humidity) is a little advantage for me, that my opponent is tired and Iím still okay."


Gisela Dulko, singles runner-up:
"It was a really tough match, I think the longest one I have ever played. It was unbelievably close, but you never know in tennis until the last ball is over. I feel a little bit disappointed of course. I had a few match points and was close to winning the title, but she made a good effort.

"Anyway, Iím happy I played a final again. I feel good, so it was a good week. Even if I lost and had the chance to win my first title I feel happy inside because I did the best I could.


"I felt of course that I had it. I thought it was a little bit bad luck because inside I felt I deserved maybe to win, but she was there, she fought, she didnít give me a free point at that moment."