World No. 1 Safina Only Top 20 Player at WTA Portoroz


Posted on July 18, 2009

With 20 ranking spots between her and the No. 2 seed, world No. 1 Dinara Safina should safely be considered the favorite this week on hardcourt at the Banka Koper Slovenia Open in Portoroz on hardcourt.

Also seeded are Anabel Medina Garrigues, Kaia Kanepi, Roberta Vinci, Sara Errani, the once-promising Lucie Safarova, Vera Dushevina, and Petra Kvitova.

Wildcards went to Slovenian hopefuls Tadeja Majeric (who opens against Safina), Nastja Kolar, and Croatia's Petra Martic.

Former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands opens against the No. 5-seeded Errani.
 
Rankings
ATP - Jun 29 WTA - Jun 29
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Petra Kvitova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Maria Sharapova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Milos Raonic8 Ekaterina Makarova
9 Marin Cilic9
10 Rafael Nadal10 Angelique Kerber
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