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!
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.
- Read more about Carreno Busta’s 2021 Hamburg European Open victory here.
- Watch Highlights: Filip Krajinovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta In The Title Decider | Hamburg 2021 Final Highlights
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.
- Read more about Collins’ 2021 Palermo Ladies Open victory here.
- Watch Highlights: Danielle Collins vs. Elena-Gabriela Ruse | 2021 Palermo Final | WTA Match Highlights
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.
- 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.
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.
- Tokyo 2020 Olympics (Olympic Tennis Event)
- Atlanta Open (ATP 250)
- Generali Open (ATP 250)
- Citi Open (ATP 500)
- Belgrade Ladies Open (WTA 125)
- LTP Women’s Open (WTA 125)
- Winners Open (WTA 250)
- Thoreau Tennis Open (WTA 125)
- Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic (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.
- McEnroe defends Novak Djokovic’s legacy and states that tennis is not a popularity contest.
- Konta and Federer decide to pull out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Federer mentions setback with knee.
- 20 stats from Novak Djokovic’s historic 20th Grand Slam victory, a Wimbledon to remember.
- A positive COVID test has caused Dan Evans to withdraw from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
- Coco Gauff will have to miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to a positive COVID-19 test.
- Goran Ivanisevic was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, and got very emotional during his speech.
- Meet Naomi Osaka’s sister, who was also a pro tennis player.
- Remember when Roger Federer won an Olympic Gold? Well, here’s your chance to take a trip down memory lane.
- Should the Olympic tennis schedule change? Novak Djokovic thinks so.
- Two Georgian tennis players didn’t make it to the Olympics after officials didn’t submit paperwork.
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.