2008 Bausch & Lomb Championships

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2008 Bausch & Lomb Championships
Date April 7 – April 13
Edition 29th
Category Tier II
Surface Clay / Outdoor
Location Amelia Island, FL, United States
Champions
Singles
Russia Maria Sharapova
Doubles
United States Bethanie Mattek / Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová

The 2008 Bausch & Lomb Championships was the 29th edition of that tennis tournament and was played on outdoor clay courts. It was classified as a Tier II event on the 2008 WTA Tour. The event took place at the Racquet Park at the Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida, U.S. from April 7 through April 13, 2008. The tournament offered total prize money of US$600,000.

Tatiana Golovin of France was the defending singles champion.[1]

Review[edit]

Maria Sharapova, in her first event appearance, defeated Dominika Cibulková in the final to become the champion. This was also her first clay court title. Other top ten players appearing included Anna Chakvetadze, Australian Open semi-finalist Daniela Hantuchová and Marion Bartoli. Other notable names participating were three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport and Amélie Mauresmo.

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Russia Maria Sharapova defeated Slovakia Dominika Cibulková, 7–6(9–7), 6–3

  • This was Sharapova's third title of the year, 19th of her career, and her first clay court title.

Doubles[edit]

United States Bethanie Mattek / Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová defeated Belarus Victoria Azarenka / Russia Elena Vesnina, 6–3, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ unattributed (2008). "Bausch & Lomb Championships". sonyericssonwtatour.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 

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