__'Bank Of The West Classic, Stanford · JULY 09 - 15, 2012
''_'Etats-Unis · Dur/Outdoors · Premier · 640.000$ · Tableau Simple
_______» Premier Tour_ __ [WC] Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) bat Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 5/7 6/2 6/3
"I started really slow in the beginning; I think the center court is actually a little slower than the outside courts, so my game was a little off," Larcher de Brito declared. "But I had to change my attitude and stay positive. Once I started playing aggressively and was going for my shots, I managed to adapt."
It hasn't been a great last few years for Larcher de Brito. Since the US Open in 2010 the Portuguese is playing in just her second WTA-level main draw, having also played in Birmingham just a few weeks ago (reaching the second round).
"I was so happy and really grateful when I found out I was getting a wildcard for the tournament," Larcher de Brito said. "I haven't had a wildcard at a WTA event for quite a while. It's an opportunity to play in the main draw of such a big tournament. I love this tournament, I love California and I love playing here."
Fans from Stanford may remember Larcher de Brito as a 15-year-old in 2008, when she had Serena Williams on the ropes at this event in the early rounds, 64 20, before eventually succumbing, 46 63 62. Now 19, she seems to be rising up again, beginning with Birmingham and the momentum now moving here.
(source : Wta : http://www.wtatennis.com/news/20120709/wickmayer-wins-as-stanford-begins_2256076_2836824 )
_______» DeuxièmeTour_ __ [WC] Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) battue par Chanelle Scheppers (RSA/N°6) 3/6 4/6