Week #29 preview: Portoroz, Bad Gastein

Portoroz (SLO), International, $220,000
WTA #1 Dinara Safina is the biggest star and favourite for the title in this International event in Slovenia. Spanish Anabel Medina, Estonian Kaia Kanepi, Italian Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, Russian Vera Dushevina and Czech Lucia Safarova and Petra Kvitova are among the seeds and will try to upset Safina.

Bad Gastein (AUT), International, $220,000
WTA Tour goes to Austria in this International event. Local crowd will cheer for home favourite Sybille Bammer, champion last week in Prague. But she will have dangerous opponents such as Alize Cornet Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Iveta Benesova, Carla Suarez and last week runner-up in Prague Francesca Schiavone.

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