2008 Bausch & Lomb Championships

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2008 Bausch & Lomb Championships
DateApril 7–13
Edition29th
CategoryTier II
Draw56S / 16D
Prize money$600,000
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationAmelia Island, Florida, U.S.
VenueAmelia Island Plantation
Champions
Singles
Russia Maria Sharapova
Doubles
United States Bethanie Mattek
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
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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. First-seeded Maria Sharapova won the singles title and earned $95,500 first-prize money.[1][2]

Tatiana Golovin of France was the defending singles champion.

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.[1] 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.

Finals[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. ^ a b Mark Long (April 13, 2008). "Sharapova beats Cibulkova at Amelia Island, wins 1st clay-court title". USA Today.
  2. ^ Francine King (April 14, 2008). "Sharapova soars in her debut". jacksonville.com.

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