As far as I'm concerned, if you beat Fed you should automatically win the tournament. I just feel like those are the rules. So congrats, Alberto.
I had the lovely opportunity to meet Matt Cronin at Indian Wells. Ana was playing Sevastova that night and Matt intimated (I'm being kind here) that Ana would have no problem with Sevastova. I piped up and said I didn't think Ana would win the match that night because, well, she sucks, and Sevastova had just come off beating JJ in Monterrey. Sure enough, the kid, who looks like she could be fellow Latvian Ernie's little sister, beat Ana easily. Now she has her first WTA title in Estoril. Keep an eye on her. She could be a bracket buster. Perhaps this year's Rybarikova?
Over in Munich, Mischa scored a solid win over Marin to take the title. I don't know what's up with the lanky one. I'm starting to think that's not actually Marin, but Mario. He came out of the gate flying and has sputtered ever since leaving the continent of Australia.
But yay for Mischa! Champagne jizz for all!