Re: VOGUE Athens Open 2008
DAY 01 REPORT:
The first day of Vogue Athens Open belongs to past. It's the first time for Greece to host such an important
tournament. Vogue Athens Open is on ITF Women Circuit Top tournament as give more than 125.000 USD. The greek hospitality is really nice. The facilities in Athens Tennis Club are good but as a greek player tell me, there are a lot of work to be done about courts and other facilities. The locations seem to be perfect as the club is next to an accient sight! Players stay in a Grand hotel with all of honor.
Not all the favourites won their 1st round matches easily... Two of seed went out of tournament; greek Eleni Daniilidou lost to Ekaterina Ivanova in a disappointing match with 6/1 6/0. Jelena Kostanic Tosic was another seeded player who lost in 1st round match by Italian Roberta Vinci 6/1 3/6 1/6. No1 seed Sorana Cirstea, No2 Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez, No4 Magdalena Rybarikova, No6 Dominguez Lino, No7 Ani and No8 Johansson all win in straight sets their 1st round matches.
Tomorrow will gonna play:
SINGLES 2nd Round:
Roberta Vinci (ITA) Vs. Silvia Soler Espinosa (ESP)
Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) Vs. Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS)
Stephanie Foretz (FRA) Vs. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)
Galina Voskoboeva (RUS) Vs. Maria Jose Martizez Sanchez (ESP)
Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS)/Vesna Manasieva (RUS) Vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP)/Arantxa Parra Santonja (Spain)
Sorana Mihaela Cirstea (ROU)/Galina Voskoboeva (RUS) Vs. Vanessa Henke (GER)/Patricia Mayr (AUT)