The last time we checked in we had a very intriguing Miami Open Special. This time we have another Masters 1000 in the Monte Carlo Masters, alongside several other good tournaments.
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!
Top players would fall, a maiden Masters 1000 champion would arise, and much more during these past two weeks of tournaments.
Singles: (4) Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated (6) Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 to win his first Masters 1000 title.
Story: The UK’s Dan Evans would upset World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the round of 16, Rublev would get the better of Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, and Stefanos Tsitsipas wouldn’t drop a set en route to the championship. The 2021 Monte Carlo Masters really was a tournament to remember, and, if you thought Nadal was an automatic bid for the French Open this year, surely your mind has been changed after this tournament.
Doubles: In the championship, (2) Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic defeated Neal Skupski and Dan Evans 6-3, 4-6, 10-7.
Singles: (15) Veronika Kudermetova defeated Danka Kovinic 6-4, 6-2 to win her first career WTA title.
Story: Although the recent WTA scene has had many young players rise to the top, it is always refreshing to see a 23 and 26-year-old battling for a championship. The runner-up, Kovinic, would defeat the likes of (3) Kvitova, (11) Putintseva, and (12) Jabeur on her way to the finals. As for the winner, Kudermetova, she wouldn’t face a seeded player all tournament. But, she would still play well, refusing to drop a single set all tournament.
Doubles: In the championship, (1) Demi Schuurs and Nicole Melichar defeated Marie Bouzkova and Lucie Hradecka 6-2, 6-4.
Following the 2021 ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo and 2021 WTA 500 Volvo Car Open, both tours will have a couple of good 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.
Here are our top 10 biggest stories from around the tennis world over the past two weeks.
Recently, Serena Williams signed a deal with Amazon that included a first-look docuseries following her personal and professional life. The deal will also include scripted and unscripted projects at Amazon.
“I’m very excited to be partnering with Amazon Studios – they are developing some of the most inspiring and important content for a global audience,” Williams said. “I have a lot of stories I’m eager to tell, including a continuation of my own, and I look forward to sharing those with the world.”
The head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke had a lot of nice things to say about Williams when asked about the deal.
“Serena has transformed her sport and become one of the most inspiring athletes, entrepreneurs and women of her generation, admired not only for her unmatched prowess on the court but for her dedication to advocacy as well,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “We’re incredibly excited to share her journey in this new series, and to work with her to create new original content for our Prime Video customers worldwide.
If you would like to read the original piece, make sure to check out this article by Variety.
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