Postcards from the Portugal Open: Wednesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 /by

Photographer Pedro Mendes is in Oeiras this week to cover the Portugal Open, a combined men's and women's tournament. You'll find his work here each day, and can see more at pedromendes.com.


Sorana Cirstea, who won just three games in her second-round match against Kaia Kanepi.

Kanepi defeated the fifth seed, 6-1, 6-2.

Romina Oprandi dropped just four games in her second-round win over Peng Shuai.

Peng had defeated top-seeded Marion Bartoli to reach the second round.

Carla Suarez Navarro defeated Yanina Wickmayer, 6-4, 6-3.

Wickmayer did not pose enough problems for the fourth seed on Wednesday.

Galina Voskoboeva couldn't handle former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Taking a wild card into the tournament, Kuznetsova is through to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win.

Edouard Roger-Vasselin strikes a forehand in his match with top seed David Ferrer.

The clay expert was tested on Wednesday, but prevailed, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

In a surprising result, former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone lost to lucky loser Monica Puig.

The 19-year-old Puerto Rican won 6-3, 6-2 and will face Suarez Navarro in the quarterfinals.

In a battle of Italians, Paolo Lorenzi comes to the net against Fabio Fognini.

Fognini would get the better of his countryman today, 6-4 in the third.

David Goffin, who took a set against Roger Federer at the French Open, runs down a ball against Pablo Carreno-Busta.

Carreno-Busta, who reached the main-draw through qualifying, is playing just his third tour-level tournament of the year, but has won a main-draw match in each one.

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