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Elizabeta Samara And Andrei Filimon Aim At Defending The European Mixed Doubles' Title! (Videos)

Elizabeta Samara and Andrei Filimon aim at defending the European Mixed Doubles' Title! (VIDEOS)
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A Super Series tournament will be hosted by China this week but Europe will also see action. The European Mixed Doubles Championships starts on Friday in Buzau, Romania. Romania's Elizabeta Samara and Andrei Filimon are looking for their third title in a row. Other countries  in competition are Belarus, Turkey, Serbia, Czech Republic and Montenegro. 

While some players will be competing at the 2013 China Open, other will be at the 2013 European Mixed Doubles Championships. The Continental event will be held in the Romanian city of Buzau from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th. The host country will be represented by Hunor Szocs/Camelia Postoaca, Constantin Cioti/Iulia Necula, Ovidiu Ionescu/Bernadette Szocs, Lucian Munteanu/Cristina Hirici, and the defending champion Andrei Filimon/Elizabeta Samara. 

Andrei Filimon and Elizabeta Samara have won the last editions of the tournament held in Istanbul 2011 and Buzau 2012 and go for the third one. But they will have to face other strong opponents. Belarus will be represented by Pavel Platonov/Alexandra Privalova and Kiryl Barabanov/Katsiaryna. 

Czech Republic will also in the competition with Antonin Gavlas/Renata Strbikova and Michel Obeslo/Hana Matelova. Italy will also in Buzau with Alessandro Baciocchi and Giorgia Piccolin. Russia will have to pairs in the event: Andrey Baybuldin/Maria Bykova and Maxim Efroykin/Anastasia Golubeva. 

Other pairings in competition: Turkey's Gencay Menge/Ipek Karahan, Safa Avci/Sanem/Exgi Sahin and Huseyin Durmaz/Damla Uzel; Selovakia's Lubomir Pistej and Barbora Balazova; Serbia's Uros Gordic/Marija Galonja and Zoltan Pete/Aleksandra Radonjic; Montenegro's Irfan Cekic and Ivana Dalovic. 

Samara/Filimon vs Karakasevic/Paskauskiene -European Mixed Doubles's Final 2011 Video kindly shared by GecaPhoenix

Samara/Filimon vs Vora Vang/Hu Melek Video kindly shared by GecaPhoenix

Photo and info. source: ettu.org

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