<font face="Arial Black" size="5">Lamanke-Huber upsets Huubere on New York Exhibition</font>
Brazil's Nicole Lamanke-Huber, ranked #32 at the FWTT Tour, has scored one of the biggest wins of her life earlier today. She upset Marteena Huubere, her look-a-like, at the FWTT New York Exhibition.<br />This tournament is ran in a different format of the regular tennis matches. It's a best-of-5-sets match, and a player wins a set when scores 4 games, or 5-3 or even 5-4.
Marteena Huubere started the match leading Nicole fastly 3-0 with two breaks of serve. Nicole, till then, hadn't hit a single winner, but 5 unforced errors, including 2 double faults. Later, she broke Marteena once, but it wasn't enough to impede her 1st set victory at 4-2.
In the second set, Nicole found her rhythm and tightened the match, which keeped without breaks of serve. The set went to a tie-breaker, where Nicole, showing nerves of steel, saved three set points to close the set 5-4(5).
The third set was crucial for both players. Who won there would definitely have an advantage later on the match. Nicole and Martina were both on the top of their games, firing winners from both sides and enchanting the noisy crowd. Nicole, again, won the tie-break, this time 5-3.
The fourth and final set wasn't as tough as the two previous ones. Both players held their serves until Lamanke-Huber had a double break-point at 3-3 on Huubere's serve. She broke it with a forehand winner and later closed the set 5-3 and the match.
"This format is very weird. Sometimes I got kind of lost but this match was really good and I'm really happy to have won it. GREAT!"
Lamanke-Huber will face Delacour in the quarterfinals, who defeated Upanova 2-4 4-2 5-4 (5) 4-2.