Player of the week: Tamarine Tanasugarn

32 years old Tamarine Tanasugarn has shown that she's turning into a grass-court specialist and for the 2nd year in a row she has captured the title in 's-Hertogenbosch.
Tanasugarn started the tournament focused on defending her title and sweeped Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova and 7th seed Iveta Benesova in the 1st and 2nd round respectively, losing just 4 games on each match. The quarter final looked more difficult, as she was facing 3rd seed and WTA #15 Flavia Pennetta. And it really was, as Tanasugarn lost the first set and had to come back to win the match in three sets. The semifinal was the major test for the Thai player, as she had to face WTA #1 Dinara Safina, in a repetition of 2008 final. And like last year, Tanasugarn overcame Safina. Everything looked then easier for Tanasugarn to successfully defend her title, but she was still a step away. And she took it defeating young Belgian Yanina Wickmayer in the final in straight sets.

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