In our last edition of pro tennis news, 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!
ATP & WTA Tournament News and Results: Monte Carlo Masters, Volvo Car Open, & More
Top players would fall, a maiden Masters 1000 champion would arise, and much more during these past two weeks of tournaments.
Monte Carlo Masters (ATP 1000)
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.
Volvo Car Open (WTA 500)
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.
- Bonus Content: Listen to Nicole Melichar’s story in our podcast interview or listen to us talk doubles strategy in a part 2 interview.
- Andalucia Open (ATP 250)
- (4) Gianluca Mager defeated (3) Jaume Munar 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in singles.
- (1) Dominic Inglot and Matt Reid defeated (2) Romain Areonodo and Hugo Nys in doubles.
- Sardegna Open (ATP 250)
- (3) Lorenzo Sonego defeated Laslo Djere 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 in singles.
- Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori defeated (2) Simone Bolelli and Andres Molteni 6-3, 6-4 in doubles.
- Copa Colsanitas (WTA 250)
- Maria Camila Osorio Serrano defeated (5) Tamara Zidansek 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in singles.
- Elixane Lechemia and Ingrid Neel defeated (3) Anna-Lena Friedsam and Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 6-4 in doubles.
- MUSC Health Women’s Open (WTA 250)
- Astra Sharma defeated (1) Ons Jabeur 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in singles.
- Hailey Baptiste and Caty McNally defeated (1) Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 10-6 in doubles.
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.
- Barcelona Open (ATP 500)
- Serbia Open (ATP 250)
- BMW Open (ATP 250)
- Estoril Open (ATP 250)
- Istanbul Cup (WTA 250)
- Stuttgart Open (WTA 500)
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.
- The 2021 French Open will be postponed one week due to COVID-19.
- Olympia Williams, Serena Williams’ daughter, has begun taking tennis lessons, and the coach doesn’t know it’s Serena’s daughter.
- Toni Nadal, Rafael’s uncle, is going to coach Felix Auger-Aliassime, and it just might be enough to take Auger-Aliassime to the next level.
- An ambidextrous, young tennis player is taking the tennis world by surprise.
- How well do you know your Monte-Carlo tennis history? Here is your chance to find out.
- The PTPA might save professional tennis, and it’s about time that somebody decided to.
- British No. 1 Dan Evans would upset World No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
- Tsitsipas verbally abused an umpire and tennis fans around the world are not taking it lightly.
- The WTA Tour has expanded its 2021 calendar through the US Open.
- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic believes Italian Jannik Sinner is the future of tennis, and here’s why.
Spotlight Story: Serena Williams Is Set To Star In A New Docuseries
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.