2007 Warsaw & Estoril WTA Singles Results     Justine Henin & Greta Arn, champions

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  WTA: Apr 30-May 7 2007

J&S Cup, Warsaw, POL Tier II
$600,000 - 28 players - outdoor: red clay
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# 1 J Henin, # 4 K Clijsters
# 5 S Kuznetsova, # 7 J Jankovic

Estoril Open, Estoril, POR Tier IV +ATP
$145,000 - 32 players - outdoor: red clay
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# 24 M Bartoli, # 30 L Safarova
# 34 M Muller, # 36 O Poutchkova

Estoril player's blog by Gisela Dulko

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Warsaw:
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#1 Justine Henin
5' 5¾", 126 lbs, RH 1H-BH
Warsaw:
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32nd WTA Singles Title
in 48 finals
Estoril:
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#173 Greta Arn
5' 11", 150 lbs, RH 2H-BH
    On Monday in Warsaw, Poland, in the rain-delayed final of the J&S Cup, the 2005 J&S Cup champ, 23-year-old top-seeded # 1 Justine Henin of Belgium (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), handily defeated unseeded 22-year-old # 39 Alona Bondarenko from Krivyi Rig, Ukraine, 6-1, 6-3 (Justine is shown during the match, and after match point).

    Justine said: "I lost a little bit of my intensity in the second set when I was ahead 2-0; things were coming a little too easy, and I lost my focus. But at the end of the match I got my intensity back and was able to step into the court again...
    "It was hard yesterday [waiting to play during the rain]; it's a bit sad when you have to play a final on Monday morning, but I'm really happy to have won my second title here. It's good preparation for the rest of the clay court season. I hope I can keep playing like this and get a few more matches in me before the French." WTA story

    Alona said: "It was my first time playing Justine. I was nervous in the first set, but then I started playing better.... I enjoyed my experience, reaching the final and playing Justine, but next time, I hope to play better. I'll talk this over with my coach and sister, who were watching the match, and we'll figure something out."

    Justine and Alona had never before met on the field of combat.
    Justine is now 32-16 in WTA singles finals, winning her most recent titles earlier this year in Doha and Dubai. Three of Justine's five Grand Slam tourney titles have come at Roland Garros, on red clay, her favorite surface. Justine's match record thus far in 2007 is 19-2.
    Alona is now 1-2 in WTA singles finals; she won her title last year at Luxembourg, which like Warsaw is a Tier II tourney, but indoors. Alona's match record in 2007 is 10-7, with four of those victories in the past week, during which she played very well.

    On Sunday in Estoril, Portugal, in the final of the Estoril Open, 28-year-old qualifier # 173 Greta Arn of Germany (residence: Budapest, Hungary) defeated 17-year-old unseeded # 68 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (residence: Scottsdale, Arizona), 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(3) (Greta is shown with the glassware after the match).

    Greta said: "I won today with my experience. I tried to give [Victoria] the balls she wouldn't like, high balls to keep her out of rhythm. She is young and she made some mistakes that an older, more experienced player probably wouldn't make." WTA story

    Victoria said: "[Greta] was very consistent and tough and got me out of my game. I am disappointed; I can't bring it back, though I wish I could. I was so nervous because it was my first chance for a title. I need experience on how to handle it."

    Victoria and Greta had never played each other before, and both were playing in their first WTA singles final. Greta has won 4 ITF singles titles and 4 ITF doubles titles. Victoria has won 1 WTA doubles title, 1 ITF singles title, and 3 ITF doubles titles, and also won the juniors singles at the 2005 Australian and US Opens.

Estoril player's blog by Gisela Dulko

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WTA SCOREBOARD: Warsaw & Estoril
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J&S Cup,  Warsaw, Poland

 

    Warsaw: The main draw for Warsaw has 8 seeds, with 4 1st-round byes.
    There are 4 qualifiers and 3 wild cards in the main draw.
    Qualifying finals are on Monday.
   
Warszawianka Sports Club, 9 Merliniego St.
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    Warsaw daylight savings time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) + 2 hours (US Pacific Daylight Time +9, EDT +6). Poland news

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On Saturday, April 28, 2007, in Warsaw, Elena Dementieva, back in action after being sidelined for a couple of months by
a rib stress fracture, helped out with the main draw... On Monday, last year's Warsaw champ Kim Clijsters, out to practice,
was apparently thinking about how much she likes playing on clay... also on Monday, Tsvetana Pironkova looked good despite the
cool weather while winning her qualifying final, and Anna Chakvetadze, after winning her 1st round match, celebrated by singing
the Theme from Star Wars on Polish TV, translating the complex Bill Murray lyrics into Polish on the spot...

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On Wednesday in Warsaw, Anna Chakvetadze's nice long natural-looking hair was fully deployed as she prepared for her match
against Tathiana Garbin... on Tuesday, Kim Clijsters came a-runnin' when she heard that Nadia Petrova was signing autographs
(she's always wanted one)... and in other Wednesday operations, Jelena Jankovic practiced cooking with Tour sponsor Whirlpool's
fine products, Elena Dementieva applied her Ivana Henryova for the fans (she'd better save one for Kim),
and top seed Justine Henin got ready for Thursday, and her first match since Miami in March...
Warsaw, 1st Rnd, Mon-Tue 11am Tue WTA story
losers' prize: $3,855 US (2006 $4,175); points: 1
#9 s5 wc Nadia Petrova RUS d #NR wc Katarzyna Piter POL 6-3, 7-5 Mon

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Nadia spinning a forehand, and Katarzyna belting a backhand

#11 s6 Anna Chakvetadze RUS d #75 Jill Craybas USA 7-6(6), 7-5 Mon

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Jill and Anna driving forehands, and Anna glad to get through after the match

#13 s7 Elena Dementieva RUS d #47 Meilen Tu USA 6(5)-7, 6-0, 7-5 Tue

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Elena lining up a forehand, Meilen about to serve, and Elena meeting the press after the match

    This was Elena's first match since she incurred a rib injury during a 2nd-round match in Antwerp on February 15, and was later found to have a right rib stress fracture. The temperature was 48°F., and snow flurries were falling.

    Elena said: "They were extremely difficult conditions, it was freezing out there and also the snow, it was a new experience in my life. It was a very tough match for me...
    "I always have some problems with my serve, but coming back after three broken ribs and not playing for eight weeks, it's really difficult. It takes some time to get everything back." AP story

*#39 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #21 s8 Katarina Srebotnik SLO 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Mon

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Katarina, apparently wondering which way the ball will blow on this toss, and Alona following her serve

#22 Venus Williams USA v #40 Michaella Krajicek NED Tue-ppd-Wed cC m2

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Michaella driving a forehand, and Venus about to launch a backhand

    Venus said: "When I make mistakes I'm able to correct them on the court - that's important. Clay is definitely about a rhythm and staying in a rhythm...
    "I've already played more matches than I played last year; it was a really tough year. But now I'm excited every time I'm out on court. It's wonderful to be doing what I love again. Tennis is the first thing I do every day."

#23 Tathiana Garbin ITA d #62 Laura Granville USA 6-4, 6-2 Tue

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Tathiana and Laura firing forehands

#31 Mara Santangelo ITA d #37 Severine Bremond FRA 6-2, 6-3 Mon

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Severine following a cannonball serve, and Mara following a backhand drive

#42 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d #85 q Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 7-5, 6-1 Tue

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Tsvetana shutting her eyes while it snows, and imagining she is back in nice, warm Bulgaria,
Tsvetana engaged in some variety of forehand activity, and Agnieszka likewise on the backhand side

#45 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER d #52 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-2, 6-4 Tue

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Anna-Lena's service toss, and Kaia ready to wallop a backhand

*#61 q Julia Vakulenko UKR d #55 Elena Likhovtseva RUS 6-4, 6-1 Tue

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Elena preparing to serve, and Julia swatting a backhand

#70 Elena Vesnina RUS d #339 wc Urszula Radwanska POL 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 Tue

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Elena beginning her service motion, Urszula launching a forehand, and Elena after match point

#81 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d #84 q Tamira Paszek AUT 6-1, 6(3)-7, 6-1 Tue

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Kateryna about to swat a forehand, and Tamira looking very, very cold

Warsaw, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 11am Wed WTA story - Thu WTA story
losers' prize: $7,230 US (2006 $7,820); points: 35
#1 s1 Justine Henin BEL d #45 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER 6-1, 6-2 Thu

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Justine arriving for her first match of the clay season, Justine volleying a forehand, Anna-Lena's backhand drive,
and Justine while answering the nice questions from all those friendly reporters after the match

    Justine said: "[Anna-Lena] didn't give me a lot of rhythm but I tried to stay focused and do my job and stay positive, and I was happy with the result."

*#61 q Julia Vakulenko UKR d #4 s2 Kim Clijsters BEL 7-6(3), 6-3 Thu

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Kim about to slice a backhand, Julia ready, and Julia driving a backhand

    Julia fired 7 aces; Kim had 7 double faults. Kim said: "I think the big difference was the serve. [Julia] hit a lot of aces and good second serves. I was always starting behind in the rallies, she was keeping me on my back foot. She was really aggressive and just kept me defending all the time. Today she played a really good match, and was just better than me." WTA story

    Julia said: "[Kim is] the best player I've ever beaten. I was a little bit surprised I won because she was playing well. Also I had some problems with my arm, and I didn't think I'd be able to play so well. But I really enjoy playing against the top players; I wasn't nervous at all."

#5 s3 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #81 q Kateryna Bondarenko UKR 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 Wed

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Forehands: Svetlana driving one, Kateryna after fielding one, and Svetlana following another

    Svetlana said: "It was my first match [this year] on outdoor clay, and I was happy because I thought I'd have long rallies and just get lots of balls back; but the court was faster than normal and by the time I woke up, it was the second set. But then I started playing better and she didn't play as well the rest of the match."

#7 s4 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #70 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-2, 7-5 Thu

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Jelena and Elena delivering forehands, and Jelena demonstrating Sony Ericsson's new Towelphone ® for the press after the match

    Jelena said: "I didn't really move that well and I was not hitting that cleanly, but I was trying my best and overall it was an okay match for my first one here. You can't always expect yourself to play your best tennis though; I hope to get better and better and just improve the level of my game with every match."

*#31 Mara Santangelo ITA d #9 s5 wc Nadia Petrova RUS 6-3, 6-3 Wed

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Mara preparing to serve, and Nadia at the start of her service toss

    Mara said: "I tried to do my best, be aggressive, try to get the points and not just wait for the points. I'm playing really well since the beginning of the year and I'm confident. I'm feeling good both physically and mentally."

#11 s6 Anna Chakvetadze RUS d #23 Tathiana Garbin ITA 6-2, 6-2 Wed

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Anna following a forehand, and Tathiana delivering a backhand

*#22 Venus Williams USA d #13 s7 Elena Dementieva RUS 6-1, 7-6(4) Thu

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Elena and Venus driving forehand and backhand

    Venus said: "There were a lot of breaks in the second set; that's not the way I'd like it to be but in the tie-break things went better. It was a tough one. In the second set [Elena] was improving her game, and I got caught behind the baseline. She played a lot of good shots at the right times. She's a good player on clay."

    Elena said: "I haven't played such a good player in a long time; [Venus] was so powerful, and so it was tough to get into the match in the start. It was the first real test since I came back. I wish I could play more matches here but I just had a tough draw. Even though I lost early, I feel I had a good week."

#39 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #42 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wed

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Alona following a forehand, and Agnieszka driving a backhand

Warsaw, QFs, Fri noon WTA story
losers' prize: $13,500 US (2006 $14,600); points: 70
#1 s1 Justine Henin BEL d #31 Mara Santangelo ITA 6-2, 6-1

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Mara's service toss, Justine's forehand, and Justine doing the autograph thing later in the day

    Justine said: "It was a good match; I'm very happy with the way I played. I was playing very consistently and was very focused on each point. It's only my second match on clay, so I'm very happy about this result."

#5 s3 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #22 Venus Williams USA 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

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Svetlana driving a forehand, Venus about to serve to Svetlana, and Venus driving a backhand

    Svetlana said: "It was so much fun to play; there was so much passion. I just tried to keep doing better and better, and keep fighting, because [Venus] was playing well. I started to play well in the end of the third set, which worked well for me."

    Venus said: "I really didn't feel like I played that well; there were just so many errors and I was giving away so many free points. But [Svetlana] played some great points in the second and third sets. I just wasn't happy at all with my game."

#7 s4 Jelena Jankovic SRB d #11 s6 Anna Chakvetadze RUS 7-6(1), 3-1 retired-- right shoulder strain

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Anna's forehand drive, Jelena driving a backhand, and Anna while the trainer checks her injured right shoulder

    Jelena said: "I've had difficulty with [Anna] in the past - my game doesn't match up well against hers. We were playing at the same level until the tie-break and all of a sudden her game dropped completely. I know how it is to have her injury and I hope she will be able to recover."

#39 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #61 q Julia Vakulenko UKR 6-2, 3-1 retired-- right wrist sprain

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Alona and Julia serving, and Alona waiting to answer the next fascinating query from the members of the media

Warsaw, SFs, Sat 12:30pm WTA story
losers' prize: $25,240 US (2006 $27,300); points: 125
#1 s1 Justine Henin BEL d #7 s4 Jelena Jankovic SRB 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

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Jelena launching a forehand on the run, Justine following a flying forehand, and Justine's backhand

    Justine said: "I started the match really well but lost my intensity; in the second set I lost my game, and the third set was a real fight. It's good to win a match like this though, one with ups and downs like that. Also, I always expect a tough match from [Jelena]; she has given me a lot of trouble in the past."

    Jelena said: "I wanted to win really badly in the end, but I just couldn't do it. I had some chances at 4-4 but I just didn't take them. I made some bad mistakes. I wasn't nervous; I was going for my shots, but you can't always make them."

*#39 Alona Bondarenko UKR d #5 s3 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-2, 7-6(4)

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Alona and Svetlana launching backhands, and Alona after winning a point

    Alona said: "I surprised myself. I just tried to play my game and concentrate on every point and not think about the last point or [Svetlana's] game. I wasn't playing so well in the first set, but started to play my best in the second."

    Svetlana said: "It just wasn't my day. Breaking back in the second set felt like a turning point; I had my chances in the tie-break but each time something seemed to get in the way. I also began each match here slowly, so I thought I'd be able to turn the match around. But that didn't happen."

Warsaw, Final, Sun 1pm rain-ppd-Mon 11am
loser's prize: $47,125 US (2006 $51,000); points: 190
winner's prize: $88,265 US (2006 $95,500); points: 275
#1 s1 Justine Henin BEL d #39 Alona Bondarenko UKR 6-1, 6-3

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Justine and Alona arriving for the match in sunny, warm Warsaw,
Justine and Alona driving one- and two-handed backhands, and Justine about to slice one

Warsaw, Doubles Final, Sun after singles
losers' prize: $14,900 US (2006 $16,120)
winners' prize: $27,730 US (2006 $30,000)
cdr107 Vera Dushevina & Tatiana Perebiynis d cdr56 s2 Elena Likhovtseva & Elena Vesnina 7-5, 3-6, (10-2)

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Vera & Tatiana arriving for the match


Warsaw, Qual Finals, Mon Apr 30 11am
losers' prizes: q1:$595 pts:1; q2:$1,105 pts:5; q3:$2,065 (2006 $2,230) pts:5; qualifier points: 10
#61 Julia Vakulenko UKR d #90 Tzipora Obziler ISR 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
*#81 Kateryna Bondarenko UKR d #71 Vera Dushevina RUS 6-2, 6-2
#84 Tamira Paszek AUT d #93 Jarmila Gajdosova SVK 1-6, 6-1, 6-0
#85 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d #298 Anna Lapushchenkova RUS 6-4, 7-5

Warsaw, Withdrawals
#65 Romina Oprandi ITA lower right arm injury?

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Estoril Open,  Estoril, Portugal

 

    Estoril: The main draw for Estoril has 8 seeds, with NO 1st-round byes.
    There are 4 qualifiers and 2 wild cards in the main draw.
    Qualifying finals are on Monday.
   
Estoril Open venue, at the Estadio Nacional site, 1495 Cruz Quebrada, Lisbon
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Latitude: 38.707683 Longitude: -9.253299 goto link for World Wind
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    Estoril daylight savings time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) + 1 hour (US Pacific Daylight Time +8, EDT +5). Portugal news

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On Sunday, April 29, 2007, in Estoril, Maria Kirilenko was pretty as usual at the player party...
on Tuesday, Gisela Dulko was looking good for fan cameras in between signing autographs with plenty of topspin
Estoril, 1st Round, Mon-Tue 11am Tue WTA story
losers' prize: $955 US (2006 $1,035); points: 1
#24 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d #NR wc Silva Neuza POR 6-2, 6-1 Tue

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Silva slicing a backhand, and Marion belting one

#26 s2 Francesca Schiavone ITA d #155 Ivana Lisjak CRO 6-1, 7-5 Tue

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Fresca with a forehand in her sights, delivering a backhand, and enjoying her stay in Portugal

#30 s3 Lucie Safarova CZE d #53 Aravane Rezai FRA 7-6(5), 7-5 Mon

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Aravane lightly tapping a backhand, and Lucie fielding a forehand

*#117 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d #34 s4 Martina Muller GER 6-4, 6-0 Tue
#36 s5 Olga Poutchkova RUS d #64 Anastassia Rodionova RUS 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5) Mon
*#260 q Nika Ozegovic CRO d #38 s6 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 Tue-rain-Wed

   
Nika lining up a backhand, and Maria reaching for a forehand

*#95 Alberta Brianti ITA d #44 s8 Eleni Daniilidou GRE 6-4, 3-1 retired Tue
#46 s9 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #249 q Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP 6-3, 6-3 Tue

Flavia's forehand drive

#50 Gisela Dulko ARG d #102 Julia Schruff GER 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 Tue

   
Gisela fielding a baseline backhand, and Julia running down a forehand

*#68 Victoria Azarenka BLR d #59 Virginie Razzano FRA 7-6(14), 7-5 Mon

   
Victoria lining up a backhand, and Virginie swatting one

#67 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d #101 Martina Sucha SVK 7-5, 6-1 Tue
#78 Anastasiya Yakimova BLR d #128 q Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 Tue
*#113 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP d #86 Camille Pin FRA 6-4, 7-6(4) Tue
*#173 q Greta Arn GER d #116 LL Laura Pous Tio ESP 6-2, 6-2 Tue
#129 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d #283 wc Frederica Piedade POR 6-0, 6-0 Tue
#417 sr48 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #813 wc Ana Catarina Nogueira POR 6-1, 7-6(2) Mon

   
Ana Catarina ready to slice a backhand, and Nuria driving one

Estoril, 2nd Round, Wed-Thu 11am Wed WTA story - Thu WTA story
losers' prize: $1,775 US (2006 $1,925); points: 15
#24 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA d #113 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP 6-3, 6-3 Wed

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Viva driving a forehand, and Marion's backhand drive

*#68 Victoria Azarenka BLR d #26 s2 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-2, 6-2 Thu

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Victoria belting a backhand, Francesca not enjoying her stay in Portugal, and Victoria after match point

    Victoria said: "I had a lot of nerves today and it was pretty tough, but I think I handled it well and I'm happy to be in the quarterfinals."

#30 s3 Lucie Safarova CZE d #78 Anastasiya Yakimova BLR 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 Wed

   
Anastasiya about to swat her two-handed backhand, and Lucie about to connect with her 1-handed forehand

*#129 Sofia Arvidsson SWE d #36 s5 Olga Poutchkova RUS 6-0, 1-0 retired-- cold or flu Thu
*#50 Gisela Dulko ARG d #46 s9 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Thu

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Gisela's skyscraper service toss, Gisela's fine forehand, and Flavia's backhand drive

    Gisela said: "Well it was tough but I managed to beat Flavia in three sets today. We know each other's games so well because we've played against each other a few times and of course have played doubles together. I played really well in the first set and won it, 6-3. She rose her game in the second set and I just didn't play so well, and I lost that, 6-3. But in the third set I felt great again; I fought hard and ran down a lot of balls in the first few games and started getting my confidence back and then started playing well again. I'm very happy to have won the match.
    "For me it's tough to play against a friend like Flavia. I always wish the best for her in her life and in her tennis career, so it's tough to compete against her. It can happen though, and so for the hour or two that you're playing, you have to forget they are your friend. At least this one was in the second round and not in the first round! Most of my friends on the Tour are the Italians, Spaniards and Argentines; my two best friends are Mariana Diaz-Oliva and Paola Suárez, but Mariana retired last year and Paola is injured, so that's not too good for me! I'm friends with Kirilenko too, and Camerin... I like playing doubles with my friends, too. I'd rather play doubles with someone I know well. It just feels better!." Estoril player's blog by Gisela Dulko

#67 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d #95 Alberta Brianti ITA 6-1, 6-1 Wed
*#173 q Greta Arn GER d #117 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 Thu

Greta lining up a backhand

*#417 sr48 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #260 q Nika Ozegovic CRO 6-3, 6-0 Thu

Estoril, QFs, Fri 11am WTA story
losers' prize: $3,310 US (2006 $3,580); points: 30
*#417 sr48 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP d #24 s1 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-2, 3-1 retired-- abdominal strain

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Nuria driving a backhand, and Marion discussing her injury with the trainer

#30 s3 Lucie Safarova CZE v #67 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 7-5, 6-3

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Lefty Lucie's backhand drive

    Lucie said: "It was a pretty tough match today, as [Lourdes] was playing such high topspin, and I just had to wait for a winner. Although it was just two sets it was a two hour match, that made it tough."

*#68 Victoria Azarenka BLR d #50 Gisela Dulko ARG 6-1, 6-2

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Victoria driving a forehand, Gisela's backhand, and Victoria about to swat one

*#173 q Greta Arn GER d #129 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 6-2, 6-2

    Greta said: "I didn't expect to get this far. I just played the only way I know how, going for my shots and tried to enjoy myself out on court. Now I'm in the semifinals and I will just go and do my best."

Estoril, SFs, Sat noon WTA story
losers' prize: $6,140 US (2006 $6,650); points: 50
*#68 Victoria Azarenka BLR d #30 s3 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-4, 6-0

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Victoria's forehand, and Lucie and Victoria driving backhands

    Victoria said: "The first match of the tounrnament is always tough and we had difficult conditions, but now later in the week I'm enjoying clay a lot. I still don’t feel like I'm in the final, I just feel like I'm in paradise. It's just a surprise for me to get so far as I didn't do too well on clay last year."

#173 q Greta Arn GER d #417 sr48 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP 7-6(0), 6-2

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Nuria driving a forehand, Greta fielding a drop shot, and after match point

    Greta said: "I'm happy and excited and I don't feel any pressure for tomorrow. That doesn't mean I don't want to win, I'm just really happy right now. I have played really well this week and I just can't wait for the final to come now."

Estoril, Final, Sun noon
loser's prize: $11,395 US (2006 $12,345); points: 80
winner's prize: $21,140 US (2006 $22,900); points: 115
*#173 q Greta Arn GER d #68 Victoria Azarenka BLR 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(3)

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Greta after match point

Estoril, Doubles Final, Sat cCL m2
losers' prize: $3,360 US (2006 $3,640)
winners' prize: $6,240 US (2006 $6,750)
cdr131 s4 Anastassia Rodionova & Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
    d cdr183 Lourdes Dominguez Lino & Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-3, 6-2

Andreea & Anastassia


Estoril, Qual Finals, Mon Apr 30 11am
losers' prizes: q1:$165 pts:1; q2:$280 pts:2; q3:$515 (2006 $555) pts:3; qualifier points: 7
*#173 Greta Arn GER d #116 Laura Pous Tio ESP 6-1, 7-5
#128 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE d #205 Conchita Martinez Granados ESP 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
*#249 Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP d #209 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 7-6(3), 6-3
#260 Nika Ozegovic CRO d #327 Amina Rakhim KAZ 6-2, 6-2

Estoril, Withdrawals
#51 Roberta Vinci ITA
#92 Jamea Jackson USA right hip

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