Here's the last part of my "Off-Season Desperation Tour 2012"
- The German National Tennis Championships 2012
After last time's rock bottom of "local", this one's a bit more relevant. Aside from the five tour-girls and Carina Witthöft who's busy with school, the tournament actually had all the best German players right now, including WTA #78 Annika Beck.
Unfortunately, their scheduling was highly retarded and with a preference to the largely-irrelveand men's side, meaning I only got to see three matches the day I went. Luckily, it featured the players I wanted to see most but I missed out on some, including Annika Beck.
Hope you enjoy the shots, the fully gallery can be found in my Flickr. The next one in January will be less of a special-interest thing as I'll be going to the GDF Suez Open for my first WTA tourney in 2013
Most of you will remember Dinah from her R2 match against Vika at RG this year (she was blonde back then). Dinah's one of my absolute favorites, she's an amazingly nice and friendly girl. She never complains or acts out, she's always friendly towards everybody..I bet she would get a lot of fans and friends on tour if she ever gets there.
She beat both Charlotte & Anna Klasen to reach the SF where she lost to Antonia Lottner in straights.
Antonia is one of the hottest (in terms of form... you pervs) Juniors right now. She has an amazing physique for a 16-year old and she's slowly making the transition to the senior level now.
Lottner reached the final after beating Dinah in the semi-final, clinching her second win over a Top 200 player. She was helpless in the final though as Beck had no problem with her at all.