Men’s ATP Tour
Spaniard takes third tour title in Auckland
Roberto Bautista Agut had one of the most impressive weeks of his career defeating John Isner and Jo Wilfried Tsonga on his way to winning the ASB Classic event in Auckland. In the final he face American jack Sock who was unwell and showed limited energy from the start as the Spaniard wrapped up the first set in 20 minutes. Sock dropped serve again in the first game of the second before retiring ill. Despite this given some of the name Bautista Agut had beaten along the way, no one can take away that he was the worthy winner.
Serb Troicki defends Sydney title in tie break thriller
Vicktor Troicky was aiming to win the Apai International tournament in Sydent for the seond year in a row facing talented Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. The Bulgarian started the fasted comfortably taking the first set but Troicky took the second 6-2 to set up a decider. Both men continued to hold serve in what would prove an 82 minute final set that would got to a tie-break to decide the Champion. Both men save match points but at 8-7 it was the Serb who got the mini break with a cross court backhand to defend his title.
WTA Women’s Tour
Experience the key for Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova needed only 55 minutes to demolish Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig in a one sided final in Sydney. Showing her best form for sometime, the Russian broke her opponent five times using her experience to take advantage of her opponent. She served 69% of first serves in scoring eight aces along the way to sweep aside Puig and claim her 16th WTA Tour title.
Cornet takes title in the Tasman wind
Alize Cornet handled the windy condition better in order to take the Hobart title. Her opponents, Eugenie Bouchard, struggled with the conditions making 34 unforced errors allowing Cornet to put runs of games together to win in straight sets in 68 minutes. Cornet took the first set 6-1, Bouchard looked like she may fight back breaking in the first game of the second and leading 2-0, but Cornet found another hot streak to win six games in a row to take the title in Tasmania and claim her 5th ATP title in all.
MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD
ATP Tour – ASB Classic Final at The ASB Tennis Center, Parnell, Auckland
Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) Beat Jack Sock (USA) after retirement (6-1 1-0 ret)
Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) wins the 2016 Auckland classic
ATP Tour – Apia International Tournament Final at The New South Wales Tennis Center, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Vicktor Troicki (Serbia) Beat Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 2-1 (2-6 6-1 7-6)
Vicktor Troicki (Serbia) Wins the 2016 Apia International Tournament
WTA Tour – Apia International Tournament Final at The New South Wales Tennis Center, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) Beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 2-0 (6-0 6-2)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) Wins the 2016 Apia International Tournament
WTA Tour – Hobart International Tournament Final at The Hobart International Tennis Center, Queens Domain, Hobart, Tasmania
Alize Cornet (France) Beat Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 2-0 (6-1 6-2)
Alize Cornet (France) Wins the 2016 Hobart International Tournament