Sunshine smashers

German No3 seed Justine Ozga defeated top-ranked Russian world No 310 Elena Bovina 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 to take the Portimão Tivoli Ladies Open title last Sunday.

Abroad Algarvean Portuguese men’s No1 Rui Machado lost 3-6, 6-1, 2-6 to Spain’s Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in the first round of the Brazil Open and is hoping for a better showing against Gilles Simon in Buenos Aires this week.

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