2018: March ATP/WTA Champions

ABIERTO MEXICANO Juan Martin Del Potro def. Kevin Anderson  6-4, 6-4

Lesia Tsurenko def. Stefanie Voegele  5-7, 7-6(2), 6-2

Murray/Soares def. Bryan/Bryan  7-6(4), 7-5

Maria/Watson def. Christian/Santamaria  7-5, 2-6, 10-2

DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPS Roberto Bautista Agut def. Lucas Pouille  6-3, 6-4 Rojer/Tecau def. Cerretani/Paes 6-2, 7-6(2)
BRASIL OPEN Fabio Fognini def. Nicolas Jarry 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 Koolhof/Sitak def.  Berlocq/Kicker  6-3, 6-3
INDIAN WELLS 125K Sara Errani def. Kateryna Bondarenko  6-4, 6-2

Martin Klizan def. Darian King  6-3, 6-3

Townsend/Wickmayer def. Brady/King  6-4, 6-4

Krajicek/Withrow def. King/Pasha  6-3, 6-7(5), 10-8



Naomi Osaka def. Daria Kasatkina  6-3, 6-2


Juan Martin Del Potro def. Roger Federer  6-4, 6-7(8), 7-6(2)

Hsieh/Strycova def. Makarova/Vesnina  6-4, 6-4


Isner/Sock def. Bryan/Bryan  7-6(4), 7-6(2)



Sloane Stephens def. Jelena Ostapenko  7-6(5), 6-1

John Isner def. Alexander Zverev  6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4

Bryan/Bryan def. Khachanov/Rublev 4-6, 7-6(5), 10-4

Barty/Vandeweghe def. Krejcikova/Siniakova  6-2, 6-1

There is probably nothing sweeter for a tennis player than winning their first title. Of course, some may argue that winning your first Major title and becoming number one may be more rewarding accomplishments; however, I still believe that there is nothing that can reproduce the joy of that first title. It is what every tennis player has worked so hard to accomplish and without that first title, becoming number one is highly unlikely.

Naomi Osaka had the opportunity to experience the joy of winning her first title and it was perhaps a tad sweeter because it is a very prestigious and significant tournament on the WTA Tour. Now the expectations mount for the young Japanese player.

How will she handle the demands and manage her emotions now that everyone expects her to perform at this level every week?


SOURCE OF IMAGE:  Zimbio.com (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America-Naomi Osaka)

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