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Eleni Daniilidou in the quarterfinals of the ITF Athens Open 2010

30 September 2010 / 13:09:06  GRReporter
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The Greek tennis player Eleni Daniilidou performs successfully again in the international tennis women tournament on hard flooring ITF Athens Open 2010. She does not hide before the Greek media her satisfaction with her performance and stated that she would like to repeat the success of the last year, when she qualified for the finals individually and in pairs. ITF Athens Open 2010 takes place from 25.09 to 3.10 in the OAKA Olympic tennis base and has a prize fund of € 50,000.
Daniilidou and Petra Martić beat their Spanish opponents Estrella Cabeza-Candela and Laura Pous Tio with 6-0, 6-7 (3), 10-6 and thus qualified for the quarterfinals of the tournament. The next rivals of the couple Daniililidu - Martić will be the German players Kristina Barrois and Anna-Lena Grönefeld.

The famous Greek tennis player began her participation winning Anna-Lena Grönefeld with 2-1. In a match that lasted two hours, she defeated the 25-year-old German number 4 in the list with 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. She said for her German opponent that she continues to be a very good player, so the victory is vital. Daniilidou beat Grönefeld in Sofia two weeks ago too. The Greek player will play against Stamatia Fafaliou in the second round. They are friends in life but they both fight for victory on the court. Stamatia Fafaliou managed to beat the Israeli player Chen Astrogo 6-4, 6-0.

The Greek players Eirini Georgatou, Anna Gerasimou and Despina Papamichail were eliminated in the early stage of the tournament. The 17-year-old Papamichail lost from the 21-year-old Turkish player Cagla Buyukakcay. She told the media after the loss that she did not believe in the victory and that she had chances during the second and third set but did not use them. The trauma of her leg did not allow her to play well. Eirini Georgatou failed to beat Petra Martić, No. 6 in the list. The Greek player lost 6-3, 6-1 making it difficult for the Croatian only in the first set. Afroditi Latinopoulou lost from the Argentinean Florencia Molinero 6-1, 6-1.

The Bulgaria player Dia Evtimova qualified for the quarterfinals beating Anne Kremer of Luxembourg, the former number 18 in the world, 6-2, 6-3. The Bulgarian player will meet the Spaniard Laura Pous Tio or Florencia Molinero in the quarterfinals.

Tags: Eleni DaniilidouTennisITF Athens Open 2010TournamentHard flooring
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