Sunday, July 17, 2011

Martinez Sanchez and Medina Garrigues win titles

Spanish doubles partners Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Anabel Medina Garrigues became champions today, but not in doubles, and not even at the same tournament. Martinez Sanchez won in Bad Gastein, where she defeated wild card Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-0, 7-5. Medina Garrigues defeated Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-2 in the final. Medina Garrigues was the 5th seed; Hercog--who won in Bastaad last week--was seeded 7th.

This is Martinez Sanchez's fourth WTA singles title. Medina Garrigues' new singles title is her fifth in Palermo, and her eleventh overall. It is also her tenth title on clay.

Eva Birnerova and Lucie Hradecka  won the doubles championship in Bad Gastein. They defeated Julia Goerges and Jarmila Gajdosova 4-6, 6-2, 12-10. Hradecka has now won the doubles title five times in a row.

The Palermo doubles title was taken by top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, giving them a total of five titles as a team. Errani and Vinci defeated 2nd seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Klara Zakopalova 7-5, 6-1.

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