by Isaiah Buse

July 26, 2021   

In our last edition of tennis news, we talked about the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. This time we get to look at several smaller, exciting 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 from the last few weeks!

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ATP & WTA Tournament News and Results: Hamburg European Open, Palermo Ladies Open, & More

Pablo Carreno Busta would win his first ATP-500 level title, Cameron Norrie would make an impressive run, and much more.

Hamburg European Open (ATP 500)

Singles: (2) Pablo Carreno Busta defeated (6) Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-4 to win the championship.

Story: En route to his maiden ATP 500-level title, Pablo Carreno Busta proved that he is playing well and ready to win. Although Dusan Lajovic and Filip Krajinovic would be his only high-level opponents, Carreno Busta dismissed his opponents with ease and looked good doing it. As we move towards the US Open, don’t forget that Carreno Busta is always a threat.

Pablo Carreno Busta - 2021 Hamburg European Open Singles Champion
Carreno Busta with his trophy following the 2021 Hamburg European Open. (Photo Credit: ATP Tour)

Doubles: (2) Tim Puetz and Michael Venus defeated (1) Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 10-8 to win the title.

Palermo Ladies Open (WTA 250)

Singles: (1) Danielle Collins defeated Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-4, 6-2 to win the championship.

Story: She’s known as a fighter, an elite talent, and now she’s known as a champion. Danielle Collins claimed her maiden WTA title at the 2021 Palermo Ladies Open by defeating Ruse. And, now with her first title behind her, she will look to gain some bigger tournament victories. You should never count Collins out in any draw and she’s ready to prove why.

Danielle Collins - 2021 Palermo Ladies Open Singles Champion
Danielle hoisting her trophy with a huge grin on her face. (Photo Credit: WTA Tour)

Doubles: (4) Erin Routliffe and Kimberley Zimmerman defeated Kamilla Rakhimova and Natela Dzalamidze 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 10-4 to win the trophy.

Other Tournaments

  • Hall of Fame Open (ATP 250)
    • (8) Kevin Anderson defeated Jenson Brooksby 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 in singles.
    • Jack Sock and William Blumberg defeated Austin Krajicek and Vasek Pospisil 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) in doubles.
  • Nordea Open (ATP 250)
    • (1) Casper Ruud defeated Federico Coria 6-3, 6-3 in singles.
    • David Pel and Sander Arends defeated Albano Olivetti and Andre Begemann 6-4, 6-2 in doubles.
  • Mifel Open (ATP 250)
    • (1) Cameron Norrie defeated Brandon Nakashima 6-2, 6-2 in singles.
    • Hans Hach Verdugo and John Isner defeated Hunter Reese and Sem Verbeek 5-7, 6-2, 10-4 in doubles.
  • Umag Open (ATP 250)
    • (7) Carlos Alcaraz Garfia defeated (4) Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-2 in singles.
    • David Vega Hernandez and Fernando Romboli defeated (1) Nikola Cacic and Tomislav Brkic 6-3, 7-5 in doubles.
  • Swiss Open (ATP 250)
    • (3) Casper Ruud defeated Hugo Gaston 6-3, 6-2 in singles.
    • Marc-Andrea Huesler and Dominic Stricker defeated Jan Zielinski and Szymon Walkow 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) in doubles.
  • Prague Open (WTA 250)
    • (2) Barbora Krejcikova defeated (8) Tereza Martincova 6-2, 6-0 in singles.
    • (3) Lucie Hradecka and Marie Bouzkova defeated (1) Nina Stojanovic and Viktoria Kuzmova 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 in doubles.
  • Lausanne Open (WTA 250)
    • (1) Tamara Zidansek defeated Clara Burel 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 in singles.
    • Simona Waltert and Susan Bandecchi defeated Ulrikke Eikeri and Valentini Grammatikopoulou 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 10-5 in doubles.
  • Budapest Open (WTA 250)
    • (1) Yulia Putintseva defeated Anhelina Kalinina 6-4, 6-0 in singles.
    • Fanny Stollar and Mihaela Buzarnescu defeated Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov and Tamara Korpatsch 6-4, 6-4 in doubles.
  • Poland Open (WTA 250)
    • Maryna Zanevska defeated Kristina Kucova 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in singles.
    • (3) Lidziya Marozava and Anna Danilina defeated (4) Kateryna Bondarenko and Katarzyna Piter 6-3, 6-2 in doubles.

Upcoming Tournaments

After these two busy weeks of tennis, both tours will have one of the biggest events of the year with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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: Conchita Martinez and Goran Ivanisevic Were Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame

In a weekend they certainly won’t forget anytime soon, tennis legends Conchita Martinez and Goran Ivanisevic were inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

During her 18-year career, Martinez would win 33 singles and 13 doubles titles. Some of the highlights of those victories would be her 1994 Wimbledon Championships victory and her 3 Olympic medals.

As for Ivanisevic, he would win 22 career singles titles and 9 in doubles. Easily, the highlight of his career would be his 2001 Wimbledon Championships victory.

Although both of these athletes would have enjoyed an induction last year, when they were supposed to be, I’m sure this ceremony was better than they ever could have imagined.

Read the original article by Times Now News.

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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