Hello Pick-Your-Winner participants! After a long struggle and tough Linz tournament, we have 1 player standing above the rest, and that player is:
Congratulations to Ana on an amazing tournament! In the final, she had a long struggle against top Russian Elena Dementieva, winning by a tight score line of 6-7, 6-2, 6-2. For details on her tournament, continue reading.
In the 1st round, she took on a Japanese player in Shinobu Asagoe
, but proved too strong winning by an easy 6-3, 6-1 scoreline. In the next round, she had to take on the WC Tamira Paszek
, who was playing in her home country of Austria. After a blow-out in the first set (6-0), the Austrian started to find her groove, but still fell to Ana 6-0, 6-4. In the last round, Ana took on a PYW favorite Marta Domachowska
, who was a qualifier here in Linz. Ana managed to fend off Marta just long enough in each set to take the match 6-4, 6-4, and advanced into the final to take on the Russian.
Congrats again to both our winner and finalist, Ana and Elena! Congratulations!
Ana Ivanovic SCG  d. Elena Dementieva RUS |6-7, 6-2, 6-2