Spain’s Nicolas Almagro defeated defending champion Robin Soderling 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 to win the Swedish Open in Bastad on clay. Almagro, a clay-court specialist, now has his sixth career title.
Hungary’s Agnes Szavay defeated Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 in the ECM Prague Open final in Prague, Czech Republic.
Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi defeated Italy’s Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Internazionali Femminili di Tennis de Palermo in Italy.
Another Spaniard was successful this weekend. Spain’s Albert Montanes defeated France’s Gael Monfils when Monfils retired due to an injury he sustained in the first set at the final of the Stuttgart ATP tennis tournament in Stuttgart Weissenhof, Germany. Monfils lost the first set 6-2 and was up 2-1 before retiring. Montanes poses above in front of the winner’s car, a Mercedes-Benz E 350 CGI.
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