Archive for May 18th, 2008

Istanbul 2.0

May 18, 2008

This year’s Istanbul Open had a much better photo shoot than last year’s (remember the mismatched outfits?). Nadia Petrova and Agnieszka Radwanska join Elena Dementieva on the best-dressed list; the shoot took place in the Ottoman-era Dolmabahce Palace in the Turkish city.

More: Read more about the palace here.

(photos by Getty Images)

Trophy Watch: the last of the pre-French clay contests

May 18, 2008

(This post is timestamped for last week, but showing up this week, so those consuming via RSS might get thrown off. I apologize for any trouble…)

Both the men and the women played out the last of their French Open warmups in Germany and Italy this week.

Rafa Nadal cemented his spot in the third Sunday of the French Open by winning the Masters Series Hamburg over Roger Federer. Rafa prevented Roger from defending his title with the 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 win. This puts Rafa at three clay titles for 2008 — the most of anyone in the top 10.

On the women’s side, Jelena Jankovic successfully defended a title for the first time in her career, taking out Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-2 at the Italian Open in Rome.

(photos by Getty Images)


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