PYW Portoroz - Second Qualifying Round | Please Vote!
Welcome to Portoroz, Slovenia! Home hope Katarina Srebotnik will defend her title from last year after beating French Tatiana Golovin in the 2007 final. Good shot should have 2005 finalist and 2006 winner Czech Klara Zakopalova who will fight here for her the second title. The top seed is Russian Maria Kirilenko who is the next big threat for the title. Also there're good youngsters Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and the best Bulgarian player Tsvetana Pironkova or Marina Erakovic of New Zealand. Coming back Karolina Sprem of Croatia could make some noise in the main draw as organisers let her play on wild card. The next big name will be unseeded Julia Vakulenko of Ukraine who won the title in Bad Gastein last week. There're much bigger names than last year so there should be several great matches with high quality tennis. Vote now as the competition gets underway!
Tier IV (32, $145.000): W - 115 F - 80 SF - 50 QF - 30 R16 - 15 R32 - 1 Qualifier - 7 * Q3 - 3 Q2 - 2 Q1 - 1
* If a qualifier loses in the first round, no first round points are awarded on top of the qualifying points.
2005: Kveta Peschke CZE  beat Klara Koukalova CZE  | 1-6 6-3 6-2 2006: Klara Zakopalova CZE lost to Jarmila Gajdosova SVK  | 1-6 5-7 2007: Katarina Srebotnik SLO  beat Tatiana Golovin FRA  | 7-5 6-2
First Quarter: Elena Bovina RUS 
Second Quarter: Maria Elena Camerin ITA 
Third Quarter: Vesna Manasieva RUS 
Fourth Quarter: Alberta Brianti ITA 
Second Qualifying Round:
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP  vs Astrid Besser ITA
Mirjana Lucic CRO vs Elena Bovina RUS  Maria Elena Camerin ITA  vs Nicole Rottmann AUT
Tina Obrez SLO vs Jasmina Kajtazovic SLO
Vesna Manasieva RUS  vs Stamatia Fafaliou GRE Nastja Kolar SLO [WC] vs Alicja Rosolska POL Mariana Duque Marino COL  vs Nikola Vajdova SVK
Dominika Nociarova SVK vs Alberta Brianti ITA