Even without Portuguese players, the men's final of the Porto Open was the culmination of a great and intense tennis week on the courts of the Porto Tennis Club.
Defeated in the final of Porto Open 2013, Spanish Ricardo Ojeda Lara, is 590.º in the Tennis world ranking and he was the male winner of the 17th edition of the Porto Open this Sunday, after beating the French Gianni Mina in the final match of the second greatest tennis tournament in the country, endowed with $ 25,000 in prize money.
An edition highlighted by the happy return of women's competition, and a Portuguese athlete was close to ensuring the triumph in the final, which also took place this Sunday in the central court of the Porto Tennis Club. Starting the match the best way, winning the first set 6-2, the Portuguese Ines Murta, number 2 in the national ranking, would however lose to Nina Stadler, 20 year old Swiss athlete, who secured in Porto her first victory of her career in ITF tournaments. Despite the defeat, Ines Murta was one of the nice surprises of the tournament, being the third national athlete to win the runner-up trophy at Porto Open.
In the round of doubles, Frederico Gil has written his name into the tournament's history again, two years after his victory in the men's final. After a bitter defeat in the first round of the men's singles, the former number one in the national ranking has now claimed the championship trophy in the round of doubles, in which he has teamed up with another former winner of the Porto Open, Spaniard Marc Giner.
Finally, in women's round of doubles, Rita Vilaca and Francisca Jorge, newly national absolute champions, only gave in to the former world number one double, Su-Wei Hsieh, who teamed up with her sister, Shu-Ying Hsieh, in a match that ended with the final 6-3, 6-4, in which the Chinese Taipei team was the winner.