In our last edition of tennis news, we had an exciting two weeks of smaller tournaments. This time we get to look at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
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 Wimbledon Championships
Novak Djokovic would write his name in the history books yet again, Ash Barty would dominate, and much more.
Wimbledon Championships (ATP Grand Slam)
Singles: (1) Novak Djokovic defeated (7) Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
Story: It would be hard to bet that anybody else would win a Grand Slam this year, but that didn’t make Novak Djokovic’s 20th Grand Slam title any less special. Still, in the midst of one of the best years of his career, Djokovic has kept his hopes for a Golden Slam alive. As we move towards the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, expect the Djoker to continue his impressive form.
- Read more about Djokovic’s 2021 Wimbledon Championships victory here.
- Watch Highlights: Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon to claim record-tying 20th Grand Slam victory
Doubles: (1) Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic defeated (4) Marcelo Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 7-5 to win the championship.
Wimbledon Championships (WTA Grand Slam)
Singles: (1) Ash Barty defeated (8) Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 to win her maiden Wimbledon Championships title.
Story: She came, she saw, she conquered. Ash Barty dropped a set in her opening match and in the championship match, and those would be the only sets she dropped all tournament. The World No. 1 said she wanted to win a Wimbledon title and she did just that. The future is bright for the WTA with players like Barty and Pliskova, players like Angelique Kerber making a comeback, and the young talent of players such as Coco Gauff.
- Read more about Barty’s 2021 Wimbledon Championships victory here.
- Watch Highlights: Ashleigh Barty claims first Wimbledon title after defeating Karolina Pliskova
Doubles: (3) Su-wei Hsieh and Elise Mertens defeated Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova 3-6, 7-5, 9-7 to win the championship.
- Nordea Open (WTA 125)
- Nuria Parrizas-Dias defeated (7) Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-2 in singles.
- Leonie Kung and Mirjam Bjorklund defeated (3) Kamilla Rakhimova and Tereza Mihalikova 5-7, 6-3, 10-5 in doubles.
- Hamburg European Open (WTA 250)
- Elena-Gabriela Ruse defeated Andrea Petkovic 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in singles.
- Jasmine Paolini and Jil Teichmann defeated Rosalie van der Hoek and Astra Sharma 6-0, 6-4 in doubles.
After the amazing 2021 Wimbledon Championships, both tours will have another exciting two 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.
- Hamburg European Open (ATP 500)
- Hall of Fame Open (ATP 250)
- Nordea Open (ATP 250)
- Mifel Open (ATP 250)
- Umag Open (ATP 250)
- Swiss Open (ATP 250)
- Prague Open (WTA 250)
- Lausanne Open (WTA 250)
- Budapest Open (WTA 250)
- Poland Open (WTA 250)
- Palermo Ladies Open (WTA 250)
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.
- Jessica Pegula has made the American Olympic Team, and her father, the Buffalo Bills Owner couldn’t be more proud.
- The Q4 updates for the ATP schedule have been released and you should take a look.
- Is mixed doubles an underutilized format? Well, Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams might be making that case.
- Denis Shapovalov got to play his idol, Andy Murray, at Wimbledon and he didn’t disappoint.
- Do you ever wonder what fuels Novak Djokovic’s motivation? Well, wonder no more.
- Nick Kyrgios was forced to retire during a match at Wimbledon and he wasn’t pleased with having to do so.
- Naomi Osaka is starting to talk to the media again, but on her own terms.
- Boris Becker recently found himself in trouble after making a daring comment.
- Rafael Nadal will play at the Citi Open for the first time in his career.
- Emma Raducanu made a return to Wimbledon after her devastating loss, and the fans were happy to see her.
Spotlight Story: Felix Auger-Aliassime Breaks Through at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships
Out of all of the promising next-gen ATP players, Felix Auger-Aliassime is certainly one of the top candidates to be a star.
Nevertheless, despite making eight tour-level finals, FAA has failed to win a single ATP tournament championship.
So, recently he added Toni Nadal, Rafael Nadal’s uncle and longtime coach, to his coaching staff to try to get to the next level.
And, get to the next level he would. At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, FAA would make it all the way to the quarterfinals before losing to Matteo Berrettini.
Of course, he would have preferred a victory, but this is certainly a step in the right direction for the young Canadian.
Read the original article by ATP Tour.