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 - Aug 31 WTA - Aug 31
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Simona Halep
3 Andy Murray3 Maria Sharapova
4 Kei Nishikori4 Petra Kvitova
5 Stan Wawrinka5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Rafael Nadal8 Karolina Pliskova
9 Marin Cilic9 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
10 Milos Raonic10 Carla Suarez Navarro
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