2010 Generali Ladies Linz

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2010 Generali Ladies Linz
Date October 9 – October 17
Edition 24th
Category WTA International tournaments
Location Linz, Austria
Venue TipsArena Linz
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová / Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
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The 2010 Generali Ladies Linz was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 24th edition of the Generali Ladies Linz, and part of the WTA International tournaments of the 2010 WTA Tour. It was held at the TipsArena Linz in Linz, Austria, from October 9 through October 17, 2010.

World No. 1 Serena Williams was due to make her comeback from foot surgery at this tournament,[1] but she withdrew after reaggregating the injury at training.[2] Her original wildcard slot was therefore given to Ana Ivanovic. Agnieszka Radwańska also withdrew from the tournament due to a stress fracture in her foot.[3]

Ivanovic won the title, defeating Patty Schnyder in the championship match which lasted 47 minutes; it was the shortest championship match of the season. The victory also ended a two-year title drought, and raised her ranking up from World No. 36 to World No. 26.[4]

WTA Players[edit]


Country Player Rank1 Seed
 USA Serena Williams 1 1
 SVK Daniela Hantuchová 29 2
 UKR Alona Bondarenko 31 3
 SVK Dominika Cibulková 33 4
 CZE Petra Kvitová 34 5
 GER Andrea Petkovic 35 6
 SRB Ana Ivanovic 36 7
 CZE Klára Zakopalová 38 8
 ITA Sara Errani 40 9
  • Seeds are based on the rankings of October 4, 2010.

Other Entrants[edit]

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

1 Ana Ivanovic received the wildcard originally allocated to Serena Williams after the latter withdrew from the tournament due to ongoing foot surgery.[5]

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

The following player received entry as a lucky loser into the singles main draw:




Serbia Ana Ivanovic def. Switzerland Patty Schnyder, 6–1, 6–2

  • It was Ivanovic's first title of the year, her first in two years, and the ninth of her career.


Czech Republic Renata Voráčová / Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová def. Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik, 7–5, 7–6(6)


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