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Bastad Gallery: And Then There Were Two

A slew of underdogs rose up against the seeded players at the Collector Swedish Open this week - and with one match left there are just two WTA stars left standing...

Published July 19, 2014 12:10

Anett Kontaveit got the upset ball rolling with a first round stunner against No.1 seed Alizé Cornet.
Anett Kontaveit got the upset ball rolling with a first round stunner against No.1 seed Alizé Cornet.
Johanna Larsson, a two-time finalist here in 2011 and 2013, was just edged by Kaia Kanepi first round.
Johanna Larsson, a two-time finalist here in 2011 and 2013, was just edged by Kaia Kanepi first round.
Dinah Pfizenmaier beat No.8 seed and 2011 and 2012 champion Polona Hercog in the first round too.
Dinah Pfizenmaier beat No.8 seed and 2011 and 2012 champion Polona Hercog in the first round too.
No.6 seed Annika Beck was the only seed to survive the first round - but she lost in the second round.
No.6 seed Annika Beck was the only seed to survive the first round - but she lost in the second round.
Lara Arruabarrena was the one who beat Beck, putting the final nail in the coffin for the seeds.
Lara Arruabarrena was the one who beat Beck, putting the final nail in the coffin for the seeds.
Meanwhile, Kazakhstani qualifier Yulia Putintseva was battling through to the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, Kazakhstani qualifier Yulia Putintseva was battling through to the quarterfinals.
As was Sílvia Soler-Espinosa, whose path of destruction actually took her all the way to the semis.
As was Sílvia Soler-Espinosa, whose path of destruction actually took her all the way to the semis.
Same with WTA Rising Star Jana Cepelova - a finalist at Charleston, now a semifinalist in Bastad.
Same with WTA Rising Star Jana Cepelova - a finalist at Charleston, now a semifinalist in Bastad.
But at the end of the day there were just two left standing - South African No.1 Chanelle Scheepers...
But at the end of the day there were just two left standing - South African No.1 Chanelle Scheepers...
... and Germany's Mona Barthel. They've both tasted WTA title glory before - who will win this one?
... and Germany's Mona Barthel. They've both tasted WTA title glory before - who will win this one?
  • Anett Kontaveit got the upset ball rolling with a first round stunner against No.1 seed Alizé Cornet.
  • Johanna Larsson, a two-time finalist here in 2011 and 2013, was just edged by Kaia Kanepi first round.
  • Dinah Pfizenmaier beat No.8 seed and 2011 and 2012 champion Polona Hercog in the first round too.
  • No.6 seed Annika Beck was the only seed to survive the first round - but she lost in the second round.
  • Lara Arruabarrena was the one who beat Beck, putting the final nail in the coffin for the seeds.
  • Meanwhile, Kazakhstani qualifier Yulia Putintseva was battling through to the quarterfinals.
  • As was Sílvia Soler-Espinosa, whose path of destruction actually took her all the way to the semis.
  • Same with WTA Rising Star Jana Cepelova - a finalist at Charleston, now a semifinalist in Bastad.
  • But at the end of the day there were just two left standing - South African No.1 Chanelle Scheepers...
  • ... and Germany's Mona Barthel. They've both tasted WTA title glory before - who will win this one?
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