COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE FORTNIGHT: Magdalena MALEEVA (BUL)
This former top 10 player, who is best known for her part in the Maleeva sisters tennis dynasty (along with Katerina and Manuela), has not accomplished much on the tour since being sidelined from injury for over a year. In fact, her results had been somewhat dismal, and she has been rather slow in re-establishing herself. In the first round of the Seat Open, she faced another veteran and long-time on-court nemesis Jana Novotna, and surprised everyone (and herself) by defeating the former Wimbledon champion in three exciting sets. The loss sent Novotna packing in more ways than one. With the loss, Novotna has forwarded her retirement from the tour, and is set to play her last professional matches in two weeks time in Filderstadt.