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May 24 – June 7, 2009
Alexandra Dulgheru, a Romanian qualifier ranked No. 201, won the Warsaw Open on Saturday in her WTA Tour debut by beating Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine 76(3) 36 60, in two hours and 52 minutes – the exact time it took her to beat Wienerova in the first round of qualifying.
“I didn’t expect to win. I don’t know what happened that I was playing so well,” Dulgheru said.
In the doubles, Raquel Kops-Jones and Bethanie Mattek-Sands lifted the trophy, beating two-time Slam winners Yan Zi and Zheng Jie in the final, 61 61.
Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won his first career ATP title as he took the Kitzbuhel claycourt tournament with a 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 victory over Frenchman Julien Benneteau here on Saturday.
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Roger Federer defeated world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 to win the Madrid Masters on Sunday, Federer also won here in 2006 when the event was played indoors on a hard court.
It was only the second victory Federer has on clay against his top rival, with the other coming at the Hamburg final two years ago. The win also ended Federer’s five-match losing streak to Nadal, a stretch that included losses in the finals at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Australia.
Nestor, Zimonjic dominate doubles final
No.2 seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic defeated Simon Aspelin and Wesley Moodie in the final of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open on Sunday, 6-4 6-4.
The trophy was Nestor and Zimonic’s fifth for the season and third-consecutive on clay coming off the back of wins at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000, in Barcleona and in Rome.
Women’s world number one Dinara Safina claimed her second major clay title in a row here on Sunday as she beats Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 to win the Madrid Masters.
Wozniacki, 19, will make her career Top ten breakthrough in Monday’s final pre-French Open rankings.
Huber, Black win double also 25th doubles title
Cara Black and Leizel Huber won their first doubles title since Dubai, when they defeated Kveta Paschke and Lisa Raymond in the final of the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open 3-6 6-4 10-4.
The title was Black and Huber’s 25th doubles trophy as a pair. During her career Black has won 49 doubles titles and sits at No.14 on the all-time list. Huber has won 37 doubles titles and is 19th on the all-time list.