Player of the week: Sybille Bammer

29 years old Austrian Sybille Bammer captured the 2nd WTA title of her career. After becoming a mother in 2001, Bammer has found her best tennis in her late career.
Bammer didn't have an easy start of the tournament, as in the 1st round against Tzevetana Pironkova she had to come back after losing the first set and overcome a thight second set decided in the tiebreak to win the match in the third by 7/5. After an easy victory over Kudryavtseva in the 2nd round, Bammer also had a very though match in the quarter-final against local player Lucie Hradecka, with all three sets decided by 7/5. This suffering in the early rounds was possitive for Bammer, who raised her level and defeated 3rd seed Iveta Benesova in the semi and 1st seed Francesca Schiavone in the final in straight sets.

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