Player of the week: Anabel Medina

Spanish Anabel Medina is one of the best players of the WTA Tour on clay. She has won 7 of her 8 WTA titles in that surface. There are two very special tournaments for Medina: Palermo, where she has won four times (2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006) and Strasbourg, where she has collected three titles (2005, 2007 and 2008).
Last week she successfully defended her title in Strasbourg. On her way to the final she had to defeat Klara Zakopalova, Ana Vrljic and Timea Bacsinszky, although she took advance of Flavia Pennetta's withdrawal on the quarter finals. But the final was a major challenge as she had to overcome several match suspensions due to rain and a very critical situation being 6/4 4/2 down to Katerina Srebotnik. Then Medina showed her best tennis, as she always does in Strasbourg, to win the second set in the tiebreak and the third set by 6/0.

Now she has her highest hopes in Roland Garros, the greatest tournament on clay, where she will try to upset some favourites and finally get a remarkable result in a Grand Slam.

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