Week #30 preview: Los Angeles, Portoroz

Los Angeles (USA), Tier II, $600,000
Pre-US Open season continues in Los Angeles with this Tier II that will present a great field with 10 players from the Top 20, including 5 Top Ten. Serbian Jelena Jankovic, Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anna Chakvetadze and Dinara Safina and American Serena Williams will be the top favourites for the title. The great level of the field assures high quality matches, an open fight for the title and a high number of upsets.

Portoroz (SLO), Tier IV, $145,000
Russian Maria Kirilenko and local favourite Katarina Srebotnik will be the main contenders for the title in this small Tier IV in Slovenia. Young talent Caroline Wozniacki, Spanish Anabel Medina and Palermo winner Sara Errani will be also amongst the favourites, while local fans will also cheer for local player Andreja Klepac, surprising runner-up in Budapest two weeks ago.

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