by Isaiah Buse

June 14, 2021   

After wrapping up tennis news in May, we had an exciting two weeks of tournaments leading up to the 2021 French Open. This time we get to look at one of the biggest tournaments of the year, the French Open.

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 French Open Special

Barbora Krejcikova would dominate the women’s singles and doubles draws, Djokovic would make an epic comeback, and much more.

French Open (ATP Grand Slam)

Singles: (1) Novak Djokovic defeated (5) Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to win his 19th Grand Slam title.

Story: Despite Tsitsipas playing some of his best tennis to go up two sets on Djokovic, Novak would prove to be too large of an obstacle for Stefanos to overcome. Nevertheless, Tsitsipas and Zverev — who lost to Tsitsipas in the semifinals — have both proven that the next-gen players are ready to win on the biggest stages. Plus, Nadal’s reign of terror at Roland Garros has come to an end as Djokovic slowly creeps closer to claiming a stake of the Grand Slam record.

Novak Djokovic - 2021 French Open Singles Champion
Novak Djokovic holding his 2nd trophy at Roland Garros, his 19th Career Grand Slam victory. (Photo Credit: Roland Garros – Twitter)

Doubles: (6) Nicolas Mahut and Pierre Hugues-Herbert defeated Andrey Golubev and Alexander Bublik 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 to win the championship.

French Open (WTA Grand Slam)

Singles: Barbora Krejcikova defeated (31) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 to win the 2021 French Open and her maiden Grand Slam title.

Story: A magical run to the quarterfinals for (24) Coco Gauff, a semifinal full of brand new faces, and a magical tournament for Krejcikova. The 25-year-old Czech, Krejcikova, who many considered a doubles specialist would prove a lot of analysts and tennis fans wrong by winning her maiden singles Grand Slam. But, she didn’t stop there, with a win on Sunday, she lamented her big tournament with a doubles championship as well.

Barbora Krejcikova - 2021 French Open Singles Champion
Barbora Krejcikova kissing her trophy following her 2021 French Open Victory. (Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated)

Doubles: (2) Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova defeated (14) Iga Swiatek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 6-2 to claim the trophy.

Other Tournaments

  • Viking Open (WTA 250)
    • (1) Johanna Konta defeated Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-1 in singles.
    • (3) Lyudmyla Kichenok and Makoto Ninomiya defeated (2) Caroline Dolehide and Storm Sanders 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 10-8.
  • Bol Open (WTA 125)
    • (3) Jasmine Paolini defeated (2) Arantxa Rus 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in singles.
    • Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov and Katarzyna Kawa defeated Ekaterine Gorgodze and Tereza Mihalikova 6-1, 4-6, 10-6 in doubles.
  • Mercedes Cup (ATP 250)
    • Marin Cilic defeated (3) Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 in singles.
    • Marcelo Demoliner and Simone Bolelli defeated Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in doubles.

Upcoming Tournaments

Following the 2021 French Open, both tours will start their warmup tournaments for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

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.

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: Federer Goes Undefeated In Paris, Prepares For Wimbledon

After winning his first three matches at the 2021 French Open to advance to the 4th round, Roger Federer would withdraw from the Grand Slam.

Although it wasn’t a move many would have expected, Federer cited his ongoing knee rehabilitation and desire to play at Wimbledon as his motivating factors.

“After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation it’s important that I listen to my body and make sure I don’t push myself too quickly on my road to recovery,” Federer said in a statement released by the French tennis federation. “I am thrilled to have gotten 3 matches under my belt. There is no greater feeling than being back on court.”

Federer would also say, “I’m just realistic and I know I will not win the French, and whoever thought I would or could win it is wrong.”

Read the original article by ESPN.

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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