In our last edition of pro tennis news, we talked about the Laver Cup, Luxembourg Open, and more. This time we get to enjoy the San Diego Open, Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, and more.
If you weren’t able to keep up with everything going on, we’ve got your back. Below are the tournament news/results, top headlines, and spotlight story from the last few weeks!
ATP & WTA Tournament News and Results: San Diego Open, Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, & More
Casper Ruud would continue his dominant 2021 season, Muguruza would continue her resurgence, and much more.
San Diego Open (ATP 250)
Singles: (2) Casper Ruud defeated Cameron Norrie 6-0, 6-2 to win the championship.
Story: The 22-year-old Casper Ruud would play an amazing tournament, defeating the likes of Andy Murray, (9) Lorenzo Sonego, Grigor Dimitrov, and Norrie in the championship. He has already proved himself on the tour to some extent, but it’s wins like these that are catapulting Ruud to the top of the game.
- Read more about Ruud’s 2021 San Diego Open victory here.
- Watch Highlights: Cameron Norrie vs Casper Ruud For The Title | San Diego 2021 Final Highlights
Doubles: (1) Neal Skupski and Joe Salisbury defeated (3) John Peers and Filip Polasek 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 10-5 to win the doubles championship.
Chicago Fall Tennis Classic (WTA 500)
Singles: (2) Garbine Muguruza defeated (6) Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 to win the singles championship.
Story: Muguruza has been playing some amazing tennis in 2021, and that certainly didn’t stop at the 2021 Chicago Fall Tennis Classic. She would defeat Ann Li, (14) Viktoria Azarenka, Mai Hontama, Marketa Vondrousova, and Jabeur in the final. If you have doubted Muguruza lately, now is the time to believe that her resurgence is real.
- Read more about Muguruza’s 2021 Chicago Fall Tennis Classic victory here.
- Watch Highlights: Ons Jabeur vs. Garbiñe Muguruza | 2021 Chicago Final | WTA Match Highlights
Doubles: Andrea Petkovic and Kveta Peschke defeated Caroline Dolehide and Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-1 to win the doubles championship.
- Sofia Open (ATP 250)
- (1) Jannik Sinner defeated (2) Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 in singles.
- Ken Skupski and Jonny O’Mara defeated (3) Philipp Oswald and Oliver Marach 6-3, 6-4 in doubles.
- Astana Open (WTA 250)
- (2) Alison van Uytvanck defeated (1) Yulia Putintseva 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 in singles.
- (3) Monica Niculescu and Anna-Lena Friedsam defeated Angelina Gabueva and Anastasia Zakharova 6-2, 4-6, 10-5 in doubles.
Following some exciting tournaments, both tours will play a couple of exhilarating weeks of tennis.
Here is a list of the upcoming pro tennis tournaments. If you’d like to read more about these tournaments, click on the links below.
- Indian Wells (ATP 1000)
- Kremlin Cup (ATP 250)
- Antwerp Open (ATP 250)
- Indian Wells (WTA 1000)
- Kremlin Cup (WTA 500)
- Tenerife Ladies Open (WTA 250)
Top 10 News Stories Around the Pro Tennis Tour
Here are our top 10 biggest stories from around the tennis world over the past two weeks.
- It seemed inevitable after the Laver Cup, but Nick Kyrgios has officially ended his 2021 season.
- At age 38, Kim Clijsters continues to compete at the highest levels of tennis and she is having a great time doing it.
- Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters made an announcement that sent the tennis world into a frenzy.
- Naomi Osaka has hinted at coming back to tennis after announcing her break from the sport.
- Whether or not Serena Williams will play at the 2022 Australian Open is a question that many are eager to hear answered.
- John McEnroe has thoughts about your tennis style, but I’m not sure you want to hear them.
- Feliciano Lopez has broken another record, and you probably won’t guess what it is.
- Mark Philippoussis recently opened up about being poor, and how it affects his mental health.
- Andy Murray recovered his stolen wedding ring and tennis shoes after he lost them in California.
- Monica Puig, an Olympic Gold Medalist, recently announced her engagement, and you have to see it.
Spotlight Story: Alexander Zverev Under ATP Investigation
An internal investigation into Alexander Zverev’s actions at the 2019 Shanghai Masters is currently being conducted by the ATP.
The ATP has said that they fully condemn any form of violence or abuse and will investigate these actions at the ATP event.
The CEO of the ATP, Massimo Calvelli, said, “The allegations raised against Alexander Zverev are serious and we have a responsibility to address them. We hope our investigation will allow us to establish the facts and determine appropriate follow-up action. We understand Zverev welcomes our investigation and acknowledge that he has denied all allegations. We will also be monitoring any further legal developments following the preliminary injunction obtained by Zverev in the German Courts.”
Read more in The New York Times.