Welcome to Portoroz! Here we will have our first ever Slovenian event - a Tier IV. This week promises to be a week packed with PYW action, as Beijing and Kolkata also hold WTA events, and the cities of Albuquerque and Jounieh play host to an ITF event. Don't forget to vote for these events as soon as you can!
* If a qualifier loses in the first round, she receives no first round points as usual
The Top Favourites:
1. Kveta Peschke CZE 
2. Iveta Benesova CZE 
3. Klara Koukalova CZE 
4. Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 
In the top half the Czechs and Italians are fighting for a place in the final. Top seeded Silvia Farina-Elia comfortably saw off Russia's Ekaterina Bychkova and now faces the Czech competition in Iveta Benesova, who overcame American Meilen Tu easily. On the other hand we see Klara Koukalova for the Czech side and Roberta Vinci for Italy. Koukalova had no trouble with Lubomira Kurhajcova. Vinci was the only one in this half who had to fight hard to get where she is now, when taken to three sets by Czech Zuzana Ondraskova. Will she win another clash with a Czech player?
In the bottom half more success for a Czech player. High favourite brushed aside Croatia's Jelena Kostanic. Who will have the game to stop her from reaching the final here? Maret Ani is the next to try after defeating Camille Pin. This half also presents a Slovakian clash to counter the Czech dominance. Henrieta Nagyova overcame Hungarian newcomer Agnes Szavay and her compatriot Jarmila Gajdosova defeated another youngster in Tzvetana Pironkova. Their clash may prove another worthy quarter final.
Silvia Farina Elia ITA  v. Iveta Benesova CZE  Klara Koukalova CZE  v. Roberta Vinci ITA 
Maret Ani EST v. Kveta Peschke CZE 
Henrieta Nagyova SVK v. Jarmila Gajdosova SVK [Q]