2008 Kremlin Cup

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2008 Kremlin Cup
Date October 6 – October 12
Edition 19th (men) / 13th (women)
Location Moscow, Russia
Venue Olympic Stadium
Champions
Men's Singles
Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Women's Singles
Serbia Jelena Janković
Men's Doubles
Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky / Italy Potito Starace
Women's Doubles
Russia Nadia Petrova / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

The 2008 Kremlin Cup was a tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 19th edition of the Kremlin Cup, and was part of the International Series of the 2008 ATP Tour, and of the Tier I Series of the 2008 WTA Tour. It took place at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia, from October 6 through October 12, 2008.

The men's field was headlined by ATP No. 6, Miami Masters, Portschach, Warsaw champion, and Moscow three-time winner, defending champion Nikolay Davydenko, Gstaad and Umag runner-up Igor Andreev, and Australian Open quarterfinalist, Chennai champion Mikhail Youzhny. Also lined up were Metz finalist, 2002 Moscow champion Paul-Henri Mathieu, Sydney and Metz titlist Dmitry Tursunov, Michaël Llodra, Marat Safin and Janko Tipsarević.

The women's draw –the strongest in nineteen years–[1] was led by World No. 1, US Open runner-up, Rome, Beijing, Stuttgart titlist Jelena Janković, French Open finalist, Berlin, Los Angeles, Montreal, Tokyo titlist Dinara Safina, and Olympic gold, Dubai winner, defending champion Elena Dementieva. Other seeds included French Open champion and Australian Open finalist Ana Ivanovic, Indian Wells, Tokyo, and Beijing runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova, Venus Williams, Vera Zvonareva and Anna Chakvetadze.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Russia Igor Kunitsyn def. Russia Marat Safin, 7–6(8–6), 6–7(4–7), 6–3

  • It was Igor Kunitsyn's 1st career title, and proved to be Marat Safin's last final before his retirement in 2010.


Women's Singles[edit]

Serbia Jelena Janković def. Russia Vera Zvonareva, 6–2, 6–4

  • It was Jelena Janković's 4th title of the year, and her 9th overall. It was her 2nd Tier I title of the year, and her 4th overall.


Men's Doubles[edit]

Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky / Italy Potito Starace def. Australia Stephen Huss / United Kingdom Ross Hutchins, 7–6(7–4), 2–6, [10–6]

  • It was Stakhovsky's 1st title of the year and the 1st of his career. It was Starace's 1st title of the year and the 3rd of his career.

Women's Doubles[edit]

Russia Nadia Petrova / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Petrova's 3rd title of the year and the 15th of his career. It was Srebotnik's 3rd title of the year and the 19th of his career.


References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Sport (2008-10-06). "Mauresmo overcomes Cornet scare". BBC News. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 

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