Recap of the January Champions

2018 January Champions


BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL Nick Kyrgios def. Ryan Harrison  6-4, 6-2

Elina Svitolina def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich  6-2, 6-1

Kontinen/Peers def. Mayer/Zeballos  3-6, 6-3, 10-2

Bertens/Schuurs def. Klepac/Jose Martinez Sanchez  7-5, 6-2

QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN Gael Monfils def. Andrey Rublev  6-2, 6-3 Marach/Pavic def. Murray/Soares  6-2, 7-6(6)
TATA OPEN Gilles Simon def. Kevin Anderson  7-6(4), 6-2 Haase/Middelkoop def. Herbert/Simon  7-6(5), 7-6(5)
SHENZHEN Simona Halep def. Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 Begu/Halep def. Krejcikova/Siniakova 1-6, 6-1, 10-8
ASB CLASSIC Julia Goerges def. Caroline Wozniacki  6-4, 7-6(4)

Roberto Bautista Agut def.  J.M.del Potro  6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Errani/Schoofs def. Hozumi/Kato 7-5, 6-1

Marach/Pavic def. Mirnyi/Oswald 6-4, 5-7, 10-7

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL Daniil Medvedev def. Alex de Minaur 1-6, 6-4, 7-5          FIRST CAREER TITLE

Angelique Kerber def. Ashleigh Barty  6-4, 6-4

Kubot/Melo def. Stuff/Troicki 6-3, 6-4

Dabrowski/Xu def. Chan/Hlavackov 6-3, 6-1

HOBART INTERNATIONAL Elise Mertens def. Mihaela Buzarnescu  6-1, 4-6, 6-3 Mertens/Schuurs def. Kichenok/Ninomiya  6-2, 6-2
NEWPORT BEACH 125K Series Danielle Collins def. Sofya Zhuk 2-6. 6-4. 6-3 Doi/Teichmann def. Loeb/Peterson 7-6(4), 1-6, 10-8
AUSTRALIAN OPEN Caroline Wozniacki def. Simona Halep 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-4

Roger Federer def. Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Babos/Mladenovic def. Makarova/Vesnina 6-4, 6-3

Marach/Pavic def. Cabal/Farah 6-4, 6-4

Roger Federer continues to defy the odds and make more history. He defended his 2017 Australian Open title with another thrilling fifth set victory. Now he owns twenty major titles, a record that will probably never get broken.

After a stretch of getting to finals (six) without winning a title, Caroline Wozniacki and her team were probably wondering what was going on. However, being the optimistic player that she is, she continued to fight until she won the title in Tokyo last year. Spurred on by that victory she ended her season with the biggest title of her career, the WTA Finals. That  plus the fact that she defeated Venus Williams, someone she had never previously beaten before was the catalyst to the performance we saw at this year’s Australian Open; the confidence to know that she can beat anyone no matter the score. She needed that belief to win her first major and she did so in a tough battle against Simona Halep.

Congratulations to all the first time champions.

SOURCE OF IMAGE: (Darrian Traynor/Getty Images AsiaPac: Caroline Wozniacki)

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