Smashing Times

Dutch No8 seed Lesley Kerkhove beat Swiss No7 seed Amra Sadikovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the closely contested final to the rain-delayed ITF Albufeira Ladies Open. Both girls are back in action at the third and final WTA-ranking satellite tournament staged in the Algarve at this time of the year. At the Tivoli Arade Open in Portimão, stiff opposition is also provided by high-ranked previous Vale do Lobo entrants making Sunday’s final a true unofficial ‘championship’ match.