Top-seeded Smashnova Advances to WTA Budapest Final


Posted on July 31, 2005

Top seed Anna Smashnova is positioned to win her second title in her last two tournaments, on Saturday advancing to the final at the WTA stop in Budapest with a 6-2, 6-0 stomping of No. 4-seeded Croat Jelena Jankovic.

Two weeks ago Smashnova swept to the claycourt title at the WTA stop in Modena.

In the final Smashnova will square off against unseeded Catalina Castano of Colombian who came from a set down to outlast Spain's Laura Pous Tio 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-0.

Smashnova won their only previous meeting earlier this year in Istanbul.

The doubles final will be No. 1 seeds Emilie Loit and Katarina Srebotnik against Spanish No. 4 seeds Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Marta Marrero.
Rankings
ATP - Apr 21 WTA - Apr 21
1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 David Ferrer5 Simona Halep
6 Tomas Berdych6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Milos Raonic9 Maria Sharapova
10 John Isner10 Dominika Cibulkova
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