Moon Tennis – WTA Tour Round Up

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WTA Tour Round-Up

Former World number 1 Angelique Kerber sent out a message she is ready for the Australian Open winning her first WTA Title since the US Open in 2016 with suggestions she is getting back to her best. She defeated home favourite Ashleigh Barty with a break in each set to take the title in Syndey 6-4 6-4. She beat Lucie Safarova and Venus Williams on her way to the final having her best week in a long time. With Serena Williams out of the Australian Open, Kerber must have a good chance to take another Grand Slam in this form

In the other WTA event this week in Hobart, Tasmania, Belgian Elise Mertens took back to back titles beating Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu in a rain affected final. The Romanian was in her first WTA final having beaten Alize Cornet to get here, but in the end Mertens experience was the difference as she held it together better as the players were taken off court four times during the contest. Mertens won the deciding set 6-3 to become the first player to win in Hobart twice in it’s 25 year history.

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Sydney International

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Sydney International Final

AT THE NEW SOUTH WALES TENNIS CENTRE, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

Angelique Kerber (Gemany) Beat Ashleigh Barty (Australia)

2-0 (6-4 6-4)

Full Report (Tennis.com)

Hobart International

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Hobart International Final

AT THE HOBART INTERNATIONAL TENNIS CENTRE, HOBART, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Elise Mertens (Belgium) Beat Mihaela Buzarnescu (Romania)

2-1 (6-1 4-6 6-3)

Full Report (ESPN)

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Moon Tennis – ATP Tour update

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ATP Tour Round Up

Heading into the US Open next week, Australia and New Zealand were the venues for this week ATP Tour events. In Auckland Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain took his second title in three years at the venue defeating Juan Martin Del Potro. Agut raced through the first set 6-1 but Del Potro hit back to take it to a decider. The key break came at 5-5 giving Agut the advantage and chance to serve for the match. He had to save a break point but held his nerve to save it and then serve it out to claim the title.

In Sydney it was the battle of the youngsters as 18 year old home favourite Alex de Minaur in his first ATP Title, took on the rising star from Russia, 21 year old Daniil Medvedev. The Australian got off to a stunning start taking the first set 6-1 but the experience of Medvedev slowly took over. The Russian broke in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead and served out to level. Medvedev then took a double break to lead 4-0 in the decider. The Aussie showed great resilience to fight back, recover both breaks and get the score back to 5-5. de Minaur could not sustain it though, at this point Medvedev broke once more and this time he served it out to take the title after two hours of top class tennis.

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Auckland Open

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Auckland Open Final

AT THE ASB TENNIS CENTRE, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) Beat Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina)

2-1 (6-1 4-6 7-5)

Full Report (ESPN)

Sydney International

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Sydney International Final

AT THE NEW SOUTH WALES TENNIS CENTRE, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

Daniil Medvedev (Russia) Beat Alex de Minaur (Australia)

2-1 (1-6 6-4 7-5)

Full Report (The Australian)

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Moon Tennis – ATP Tour 2018

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ATP Tour Round-Up

The ATP tour kicked off with a double for France in two different parts of the World. In Qatar Gael Monfis comfortably beat Russian Andrey Rublev in straight sets in just under an hour. The win was Monfis 7th Tour title. The other French victory came in India where Gilles Simon had a superb week, knocking out top seed Marin Cilic and then defeating big serving Kevin Anderson in the final to claim his first ever ATP title.

There was home success for Nick Kyrgios in the Brisbane International. He fought off five break point chances from his America opponent Ryan Harrison showing great resilience in his game. In the end he won 6-4 6-2 to claim his fourth ATP title. He is bang in form to have a great shot at his home Grand Slam later in the month.

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QATAR OPEN

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QATAR OPEN FINAL

AT THE KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL TENNIS & SQUASH COMPLEX, DOHA, QATAR

Gael Monfis (France) Beat Andrey Rublev (Russia)

2-0 (6-2 6-3)

Full Report (BBC Sport)

Maharashutra Open

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MAHARASHUTRA OPEN FINAL

AT THE SHREE CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI SPORTS COMPLEX, PUNE, INDIA

Gilles Simon (France) Beat Kevin Anderson (South Africa)

2-0 (7-6 6-2)

Full Report (ESPN)

Brisbane International

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FINAL

AT THE QUEENSLAND TENNIS CENTRE, TENNYSON, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Nick Kyrgios (Australia) Beat Ryan Harrison (USA)

2-0 (6-4 6-2)

Full Report (The Scotsman)

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Mexican Open Final – Tsurenko v Mladenovic

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Dominant Tsurenko claims third career title

Lesia Tsurenko won an impressive victory over France’s Kristina Mladenovic who is ranked 14 places above Tsurenko. The Ukranian powered through the first set taking it easily 6-1. Mladenovic who has already won in ST Petersburg this year, made more of a fight of the second set. However she dropped her serve at 5-6 as the Ukranian hit a winner down the line at match point to complete her victory, the third of her career.

Report (LobandSmash.com)

Malaysian Open Final – Barty v Hibino

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Barty returns to tennis to claim maiden title

Ashleigh Barty, who had taken time out of tennis to play some Big Bash cricket after her debut at the French Open in 2012, returned to the court in Malaysia and came through qualifying, going on to eventually win the tournament. She dominated the final breaking Japanese opponent Nao Hibino three times in a comfortable 6-3 6-2 victory. The win should push her up from her current 158 world ranking claiming her first title and showing she can go much further. Still only 20, Barty may be one to watch in the future.

Report (The Australian)

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Tennis Results

WTA Tour

Mexican Open Final – At The Princess Mundo Imperial, Apapulco, Mexico

Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) Beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 2-0 (6-1 7-5)

Malaysian Open FinalAt The Kuala Lumpa Gold & Country Club, Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia

Ashleigh Barty (Australia) Beat Nao Hibino (Japan)2-0 (6-3 6-2)

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Dubai Tennis Championship Final – Murray v Verdasco

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Murray returns to form in Dubai

After a slow start in which he dropped his first two service games Andy Murray recovered to defeat Fernando Verdasco. He broke bac on both occasions and then a third time to eventually take the first set 6-3. He then took total control breaking twice more and finding his service rhythm to easily take the second set 6-2. It is Murrays’s first tournament win of 2017 and the 45th ATP title of his career, expect more to come.

Report (BBC Sport)

Mexican Open Final – Querry v Nadal

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Querry shocks Nadal in Acapulco

America’s Sam Querry scored a surprise victory defeating Rafael Nadal. Querry got off to a quick start and took the first set in just 29 minutes. Nadal repsonded in the second and had five break point chances in the eighth game. However Querry held him off to level at 4-4 with the set eventually going all the way to a tie break. Nadal made key baseline errors allowing Querry to take it 7-3 and claim his first title of 2017 having served 19 aces in a very impressive display.

 Report (Sky Sports)

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Tennis Results

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Dubai Tennis Championship FinalAt The Aviation Tennis Center, Dubai, UAE

Andy Murray (GB) Beat Fernando Verdasco (Spain)2-0 (6-3 6-2)

Mexican Open Final – At The Princess Mundo Imperial, Apapulco, Mexico

Sam Querry (USA) Beat Rafael Nadal (Spain) 2-0 (6-3 7-6)

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Dubai Tennis Championship Final – Svitolina v Wozniacki

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Brilliant Svitolina claims sixth WTA Title

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina took her second title of 2017 with an imperious display against Dane Caroline Wozniacki. Svitolina time and again turned defense into attack as the former world number 1 Wozniacki had no answer. Svitolina broke three times in a comfortable 6-4 6-2 win. Wozniacki’s form has shown a big improvement as this is her second final in two weeks, but she has been on the losing end both times. After winning in Taiwan Svitolina has added another title and moves into the top 10 for the first time. One to watch come the French Open and Wimbledon.

Report (Khaleej Times)

Hungarian Ladies Open – Babos v Safarova

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Babos wins on home soil

Timea Babos gave the home Hungarian crowd plenty to cheer winning an excellent quality final against Czech Lucie Safarova. After a tight first set it was Safarova who struck first taking the tie break. Babos got the break at 4-4 in the second set converting the only set point either player had. Babos then served four aces to level the score. She then took control breaking again to take the decider 6-3 and take her second WTA title. 

Report (WTA Tennis)

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Tennis Results

WTA Tour

Dubai Tennis Championship FinalAt The Aviation Club Tennis Centre, Dubai, UAE

Elina Svitolia (Ukraine) Beat Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 2-0 (6-4 6-2)

Hungarian Ladies Open FinalAt The Europe Tennis Center, Budapest, Hungary

Timea Babos (Hungary) Beat Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)2-1 (6-7 6-4 6-3)

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Moon Of Liberty Tennis – ATP Tour Update

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Rio Open Final – Thiem v Carreno Busta

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Another South American win for Austrian Thiem

Austrian Dominic Thiem has won again on South American soil. Having won in Argentina and Mexico in 2016, he claimed the Rio Open beating Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets. The Spaniard took a 3-2 lead in the first set but Thiem, ranked 8th in the World, fought back to break twice taking the first set 7-5. He broke twice again in the second set and serving eight aces in the match to take it 6-4 and win his eighth ATP title.

Report (ATP World Tour)

Open 13 Final in Marseille – Tsonga v Pouille

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Two in a row for Tsonga

Jo Wilfried Tsonga won his second straight ATP title adding the Open 13 in Marseille to his Rotterdam Open title last week. He defeated fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-4 braking once in each set. The match lasted 69 minutes. It is the 14th title of Tsonga’s career and his third win in Marseille. He will hope to continue this fine form heading towards the French Open.

Report (Sky Sports)

Delray Beach Open Final in Florida – Sock v Raonic

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Second Title for Sock

Jack Sock has his second ATP title this year after winning his final by default. Top seeded Canadian Milos Raonic had to with draw due to a hamstring injury. As a result Sock is the Champion in Delray Beach, adding to his victory in Auckland in January continuing a fine start to the season for the American.

Report (Tennis World USA)

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Tennis Results

ATP Tour

Rio Open FinalAt The Jockey Club Brasileiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Dominic Thiem (Austria) Beat Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain)2-0 (7-5 6-4)

Open 13 FinalAt The Palais Des Sports, Marseille, France

Jo Wilfried Tsonga (France) Beat Lucas Pouille (France) 2-0 (6-4 6-4)

Delray Beach Open Final At Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Jack Sock (USA) Beat Milos Raonic (Canada) by Default

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