WTA stars with an ORF journalist and snowboarder Andreas Prommegger posed at an exhibition match.
Playing in her last tournament, Sybille Bammer faced match point against Simona Halep first round.
Sybille Bammer, a former Top 20 player, willed her way past No.6 seed Simona Halep, 46 75 76(6).
Alona Bondarenko fell to Yvonne Meusburger in the first round, but sister Kateryna made the semis.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez beat qualifier Paula Ormaechea in the first round in two tie-breaks.
Sybille Bammer's career would end at the hands of Yvonne Meusburger in the second round, 62 61.
Tournament Director Sandra Reichel spoke at an on-court retirement presentation for Sybille Bammer.
No.8 seed Ksenia Pervak was the only one of eight seeded players to make it out of the first round.
Top 2 singles seeds Jarmila Gajdosova and Julia Goerges rebounded with a strong run in doubles.
Laura Pous-Tio upset No.16-ranked Julia Goerges in the first round, her second career Top 20 win.
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner with Olympic gold medalist Austrian Nordic combined skier Bernhard Gruber.
Sandra Reichel, Barbara Schett and Judith Wiesner-Flomair watching semifinal action on Saturday.
In her first WTA main draw since February, Carla Suarez Navarro made the quarters in Bad Gastein.
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner served up a double bagel against No.8 seed Ksenia Pervak in the semis.
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner reached her first WTA final, where Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez awaited.