In our last edition of pro tennis news, we talked about the San Diego Open, Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, and more. This time we get to enjoy the 2021 Indian Wells Masters.
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: 2021 Indian Wells
Cameron Norrie would win the biggest tournament of his career, Paula Badosa would come up big, and more.
Indian Wells (ATP 1000)
Singles: (21) Cameron Norrie defeated (29) Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win the 2021 Indian Wells Masters.
Story: In a strange turn of events, the 21st seeded Cameron Norrie would come away with the biggest victory of his life at the 2021 Indian Wells Masters. On his way to victory, Norrie would defeat Tennys Sandgren, (15) Roberto Bautista Agut, Tommy Paul, (11) Diego Schwartzman, (23) Grigor Dimitrov, and (29) Basilashvili. At 26-years-old, Norrie is really starting to make a name for himself on the ATP Tour.
- Read more about Norrie’s 2021 Indian Wells victory here.
- Watch Highlights: Cam Norrie: Championship Point, Trophy Lift & Speech! | Indian Wells 2021 Highlights
Doubles: (7) John Peers and Filip Polasek defeated Andrey Rublev and Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to win the title.
Indian Wells (WTA 1000)
Singles: (21) Paula Badosa defeated (27) Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 7-6 (7-2) to win the singles championship.
Story: Besides the four Grand Slams, the stage doesn’t get much bigger than the Indian Wells Masters, and Paula Badosa would play one of her best tournaments at the 2021 edition. En route to her championship, she would defeat Dayana Yastremska, (15) Coco Gauff, (3) Barbora Krejcikova, (10) Angelique Kerber, (12) Ons Jabeur, and (27) Azarenka. The 23-year-old Spaniard is certainly a rising star.
- Read more about Badosa’s 2021 Indian Wells victory here.
- Watch Highlights: Paula Badosa vs. Victoria Azarenka | 2021 Indian Wells Final | WTA Match Highlights
Doubles: (2) Elise Mertens and Su-Wei Hsieh defeated Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Rybakina 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 to hoist the trophy.
- Kremlin Cup (ATP 250)
- (2) Aslan Karatsev defeated (6) Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-4 in singles.
- Harri Heliovaara and Matwe Middelkoop defeated (4) Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic 7-5, 4-6, 11-9 in doubles.
- Antwerp Open (ATP 250)
- (1) Jannik Sinner defeated (2) Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2 in singles.
- (2) Fabrice Martin and Nicolas Mahut defeated (3) Wesley Koolhof and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-0, 6-1 in doubles.
- Kremlin Cup (WTA 500)
- (9) Anett Kontaveit defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in singles.
- (2) Jelena Ostapenko and Katerina Siniakova defeated (4) Nadia Kichenok and Raluca Olaru 6-2, 4-6, 10-8 in doubles.
- Tenerife Ladies Open (WTA 250)
- Ann Li defeated Camila Osorio 6-1, 6-4 in singles.
- (4) Ulrikke Eikeri and Ellen Perez defeated (3) Lyudmyla Kichenok and Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-3 in doubles.
Following one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year, both tours will play several more top-tier tournaments.
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.
- Erste Bank Open (ATP 500)
- St. Petersburg Open (ATP 250)
- Paris Masters (ATP 1000)
- Courmayeur Ladies Open (WTA 250)
- Transylvania Open (WTA 250)
- Dow Tennis Classic (WTA 125)
- Argentina Open (WTA 125)
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.
- 2020 was a very weird year, but how much has the tennis world changed since the canceled 2020 Indian Wells tournament?
- Andy Murray has been pro-vaccine and supports restrictions for the unvaccinated at the 2022 Australian Open.
- Universal Tennis has launched a new IOS application and you have to check it out.
- The 2021 Indian Wells failed to draw a huge crowd, and US Open stars seemed to fizzle out.
- Despite a top ten rank, Ons Jabeur isn’t satisfied and wants to acheive more during her career.
- After an amazing run at Indian Wells, Cam Norrie tied Novak Djokovic for the most ATP Finals reached this year.
- With a win in Moscow, Maria Sakkari secured a historic WTA Finals berth for herself.
- Petra Kvitova was soaking up every second of the island life on her first trip to Hawaii.
- Ash Barty made an announcement about her 2021 season that left many tennis fans disheartened.
- Novak Djokovic and the Australian Open seem to be in a standstill about the Serbians’ vaccination status.
Spotlight Story: Wimbledon Has Changed Its Order Of Play For 2022
After some experimenting during the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, the tournament has decided to change its schedule.
One of the changes from 2021 that will carry over is staggered start times for Centre Court and Court 1.
Although the changes that were made (pictured below) aren’t major, they have the opportunity to provide a step forward for the tournament that will help the players.
In addition to helping the players in general, these changes are a clear effort to make things more equal for the WTA side of the tournament.
Read more on Tennis365.