Week #28: Titles for Pennetta and Bammer

Italian crowd enjoyed an all-Italian final in Palermo, with Italian #1 and 1st seed Flavia Pennetta defeating young Sara Errani. Pennetta didn't drop a set throughout the tournament and her game was improving as the tournament progressed, dropping just two games in the semifinal against fellow Italian Tathiana Garbin and three games in the final. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, who upsetted 2nd seed Patty Schnyder, completed the semis.

In Prague, Austrian veteran Sybille Bammer captured the 2nd WTA title in her career. The final featured the two top seeds, with 2nd seed Bammer upsetting 1st seed Francesca Schiavone, both players 29 years old. Swiss Timea Bacsinszky was the surprise of the tournament reaching the semifinal as a qualifier after upsetting 4th seed Carla Suarez in the quarters, along with young Wild-Card Zarina Diyas who reached the quarter-final. 3rd seed Iveta Benesova completed the semis.

Palermo (ITA), International, $220,000
Final: Flavia Pennetta def Sara Errani 6/1 6/2

Prague (CZE), International, $220,000

Final: Sybille Bammer def Francesca Schiavone 7/6 6/2

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