Budapest Gallery: The Hunger In Hungary
Sara Errani is one of the WTA stars who have been aiming high on Hungarian clay this week.
Published May 04, 2012 12:00
The 17th annual Budapest Grand Prix has taken place at the Romai Tennis Academy this past week.
Hungarian No.1 Timea Babos, a recent WTA champion at Monterrey, played Hsieh Su-Wei first round.
Chinese Taipei's Hsieh Su-Wei lost the first set but rallied to beat Timea Babos, 67(4) 64 61.
Michaella Krajicek withstood 12 aces from Akgul Amanmuradova and lost to the Uzbek, 63 36 76(6).
Recent Top 100 debutante Mandy Minella was stopped by Sara Errani in a 66-minute first round, 61 61.
Sara Errani came into Budapest having won her last two clay court events, Acapulco and Barcelona.
Although she was ousted in the first round, Hungarian No.2 Greta Arn still found a bright side.
Greta Arn, who set a career-high of No.40 last season, made a special visit to the Oriflame booth.
Alberta Brianti reached the quarterfinals before falling to fellow Italian Sara Errani, 64 60.
Michaella Krajicek rebounded from her singles loss to reach the doubles final with Eva Birnerova.