by Isaiah Buse

November 22, 2021   

In our last edition of pro tennis news, we talked about the 2021 Paris Masters and more. This time we get to enjoy the 2021 ATP Finals, WTA Finals, & 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!

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ATP & WTA Tournament News and Results: 2021 ATP & WTA Finals

Zverev would win his second year-end championship, Muguruza would have a memorable tournament, and much more.

Nitto ATP Finals (ATP Championship)

Singles: (3) Alexander Zverev defeated (2) Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 to win his 2nd ATP Finals championship.

Story: The rising star Alexander Zverev seems to always play some of his best tennis at the end of the year. He would only lose one match all tournament, to Medvedev in three sets including two tiebreaks, before defeating (1) Novak Djokovic in the semifinals and eventually winning the championship. Certainly, a Grand Slam championship is in Zverev’s near future.

Alexander Zverev - 2021 ATP Finals Singles Champion
Zverev with his trophy following the 2021 ATP Finals. (Photo Credit: The Guardian)

Doubles: (3) Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated (2) Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6 (7-0) to win the championship.

Akron WTA Finals (WTA Championship)

Singles: Garbine Muguruza defeated Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5 to win the 2021 WTA Finals.

Story: In what will likely be one of the highlights of her career, the 28-year-old Garbine Muguruza would finish the 2021 season on top. After losing a tough third-set tiebreak to Karolina Pliskova in group play, Muguruza wouldn’t drop another match, defeating Kontaveit in group play and the finals to take home the trophy.

Garbine Muguruza - 2021 WTA Finals Singles Champion
Garbine Muguruza with her trophy following the 2021 WTA Finals. (Photo Credit: WTA Tennis)

Doubles: Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova defeated Su-Wei Hsieh and Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Doubles Finals.

Other Tournaments

  • Stockholm Open (ATP 250)
    • Tommy Paul defeated (3) Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in singles.
    • Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni defeated Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-2, 6-2 in doubles.
  • Next Gen ATP Finals (ATP Event)
    • Carlos Alcaraz defeated Sebastian Korda 4-3 (7-5), 4-2, 4-2 in singles.
  • Linz Open (WTA 250)
    • (8) Alison Riske defeated Jaqueline Cristian 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in singles.
    • (3) Natela Dzalamidze and Kamilla Rakhimova defeated Zheng Saisai and Wang Xiyu 6-4, 6-2 in doubles.
  • Montevideo Open (WTA 125)
    • (5) Diane Parry defeated (3) Panna Udvardy 6-3, 6-2 in singles.
    • (1) Irina Bara and Ekaterine Gorgodze defeated Carolina Alves and Marina Bassols Ribera 6-4, 6-3 in doubles.

Upcoming Tournaments

In the next tour update, we will be following the 2021 Davis Cup.

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.

Spotlight Story: How Far Can Daniil Medvedev Go?

After breaking out just a couple of years ago, 25-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev has shown that the sky is the limit for him.

Still, the aging Novak Djokovic isn’t ready to give up his spot at the time of the game yet, proving this with a championship defeat of Medvedev at the Paris Masters.

Still, so far, Medvedev has proved to be the most legitimate threat to Djokovic’s reign. He is now tasked with raising his game once again to successfully push Djokovic out of the door.

The only question that remains is “How far can he go?”.

Read more in the New York Times.

Isaiah Buse

About the author

Isaiah Buse is a tennis enthusiast who currently plays at the NAIA level in Missouri. He has covered the top tennis stories and tournaments for over 2 years now and has enjoyed every second of it. In addition to writing, he enjoys teaching the younger generation of tennis players.

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