Kaia Kanepi of Estonia celebrates her victory over Roberta Vinci of Italy on their Estoril Open tennis tournament semi-final match in Oeiras, on the outskirts of Lisbon, on May 4, 2012. Kanepi won 6-2 and 7-5 (credit: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Estoril Open has been a WTA event since 1999, and it’s set to return in 2013 for another week of fascinating tennis. We’ve seen some great matches here over the years, involving the likes of Victoria Azarenka, Justine Henin, Petra Kvitova, Iva Majoli, Li Na, and Francesca Schiavone. With the event being an ideal tune-up tournament for the French Open, we can expect to add even more great names to that list.
Another reason why players and fans head here is to enjoy the beaches of Estoril. The town itself is a magnet for the rich and famous, and there are many who also visit to enjoy the large casino, which provided the inspiration for the James bond book, ‘Casino Royale’.
In 2012 Kaia Kanepi won the Estoril Open with a dramatic 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 victory over Carla Suarez Navarro. The result denied the Spaniard from winning a maiden WTA title, but handed Kanepi her second of the season. The Estonian’s power and determination proved to be too much for Suarez Navarro in the end.
WTA Estoril 2013 provisional dates - April 29th - May 5th