trophy watch: estoril, serbia, and roma

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One less salute: Fourth seed Tomas Berdych topped Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) in the final of the BMW Open in Munich. Tomas took home a Z4 Roadster along with two business class tickets from South African Airways and €71,700.

Blake falls down the Montanes: Spaniard Albert Montanes won the Portuguese bullfight against American James Blake 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-0. Didn’t help that James was wearing red Fila during the week-long event in Estoril. On the women’s side, Yanina Wickmayer took the title by beating Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-2.

Safina makes it real: In Rome, Dinara Safina proved to the world that her No. 1 ranking is legit by defeating former No. 1 Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 in the final.

He kinda had to: Over in Belgrade, Novak Djokovic‘s inaugural Serbian Open (formerly the ABN AMRO) turned out to be quite a success. Over 70,000 spectators saw him beat lucky loser Lukasz Kubot; the Polish player took out seeds Igor Andreev and Ivo Karlovic en route to the final.

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3 Responses to “trophy watch: estoril, serbia, and roma”

  1. Jon Says:

    Not sure Sveta’s been No. 1 (yet). I think Safina was the 2nd Russian after Sharapova.

  2. Erwin Says:

    you’re right — she got as high as no. 2. Thanks for clearing it up.

  3. chris Says:

    South African Airlines couldn’t even spring for first class! Berdych is pretty tall, right? He could use the extra leg room!

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