Welcome to Estoril, Portugal! Just like Barcelona, Estoril takes place during the only week of the European clay court season that there are no premier events, which means that lots of players who would have otherwise played these higher-tier events will instead be playing at the International level. The defending champion, Anabel Medina Garrigues, will partner Czech doubles stand-out Renata Voracova as the top seeds here and they will certainly be tough to beat. The second seeds are a pair of American doubles specialists - Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears - and they could certainly go deep here too. The third seeds, Zi Yan and Shuai Zhang, both of China, both have had displayed some highlighting results in doubles as well over the years, while the fourth seeds of German Kristina Barrois and Jasmin Wöhr are coming off of a very successful effort at the Stuttgart premier event, which will make them very tough opposition to all who stand in their ways in Portugal. There are many other strong candidates though, so the competition will certainly be fierce. Vote now as the tournament kicks off!!!
Previous Finals:New Event in 2011!
OUT OF COMPETITION: Top Half: Eleni Daniilidou GRE/Michaella Krajicek NED
Bottom Half:Raquel Kops-Jones USA/Abigail Spears USA 
Magali de Lattre POR/Julia Glushko ISR [WC] vs Zi Yan CHN/Shuai Zhang CHN 
Alisa Kleybanova RUS/Galina Voskoboeva KAZ vs Raquel Kops-Jones USA/Abigail Spears USA