Four days after winning in Miami, Vika Azarenka beat Arantxa Parra Santonja in her Marbella opener.
An in-form Anabel Medina Garrigues barely fell to No.4 seed Alexandra Dulgheru in the second round.
Sorana Cirstea was given a special cake for her 21st birthday in beautiful Marbella on Thursday.
Dinara Safina with a number of her young fans at an autograph session. Safina is a former No.1.
Klara Zakopalova survived back-to-back marathons in her first two matches en route to the quarters.
Italian duo Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani in action as they volleyed their way to the doubles final.
Victoria Azarenka and Beatriz Garcia Vidagany headed to the beach next to the club for beach tennis.
Victoria Azarenka came into Marbella as the No.6-ranked player in the world with a shot at the Top 5.
Beatriz Garcia Vidagany is best known for her upset over Kim Clijsters at last year's tournament.
Earlier in the day, Victoria Azarenka won her second round match against Spain's Laura Pous-Tio.
Ex-World No.2 Svetlana Kuznetsova did an online chat with leading Spanish publication marca.com.
Svetlana Kuznetsova eased past Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, a Spanish qualifier, in the quarterfinals.
Alexandra Dulgheru went the distance to win her second round against Anabel Medina Garrigues, 57 64 64.
Victoria Azarenka met one of her younger fans and signed autographs during her run to the final.
Ioana Raluca Olaru got made up by Oriflame before the Andalucia Tennis Experience's player party.
Spain's own Arantxa Parra Santonja got a makeover from Oriflame in preparation for the player party.
No.8 seed Sara Errani celebrated a point in her quarterfinal upset of No.4 seed Alexandra Dulgheru.
In just her third WTA main draw, Irina-Camelia Begu beat Svetlana Kuznetsova to reach her first final.
Agnes Szavay signed autographs for fans. Szavay would eventually reach the semifinals in doubles.
Alexandra Dulgheru learned how to play paddle tennis. Ex-World No.2 Conchita Martinez also took part.