September 2018: ATP/WTA Champions


The last major of the season, the US Open, was completed in September and it left shock waves around the tennis world; yet, enough has been said about all the drama that surrounded the final. Instead, let us focus on all the positives and give congratulations to Naomi Osaka, who won her first major title. Congratulations must also be given to all the first time champions this month. For those who came close to winning their first career title, take comfort from the fact that you got to a final. Although that may not be as comforting right now, you have hopefully learned some more from the experience and will win your first title the next time you get to another final. For those champions winning their first tournament back following injury, a special congratulations.

US OPEN Naomi Osaka def.  Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4

Novak Djokovic def. Juan Martin del Potro  6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3

M. Bryan/Sock def.  Kubot/Melo  6-3, 6-1

Barty/Vandeweghe def. Babos/Mladenovic  3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(6)

COUPE BANQUE NATIONALE Pauline Parmentier def. Jessica Pegula 7-5, 6-2 Muhammad/Sanchez def. Jurak/Knoll  6-4, 6-3
JAPAN WOMEN’S OPEN Su-Wei Hsieh def. Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 6-2 Hozumi/Zhang def. Kato/Ninomiya 6-2, 6-4
ST. PETERSBURG OPEN Dominic Thiem def. Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-1 Berrettini/Fognini def. Jebavy/Middelkoop  7-6(6), 7-6(4)
TORAY PPO TENNIS Karolina Pliskova def. Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 Kato/Ninomiya def. Sestini Hlavackov/Strycova  6-4, 6-4
MOSELLE OPEN Gilles Simon def.  Matthias Bachinger 7-6(2), 6-1 Mahut/Roger-Vasselin def. Skupski/Skupski 6-1, 7-5
GUANGZHOU OPEN Qiang Wang def. Yulia Putintseva  6-1, 6-2 Adamczak/Moore def. Kovinic/Lapko  4-6, 7-5, 10-4
KOREA OPEN Kiki Bertens def. Ajla Tomljanovic  7-6(2), 4-6, 6-2 Choi/Han def. Hsieh/Hsieh 6-3, 6-2
WUHAN OPEN Aryna Sabalenka def. Anett Kontaveit  6-3, 6-3 Mertens/Schuurs def. Sestini Hlavackov/Strycova  6-3, 6-3
TASHKENT OPEN Margarita Gasparyan def. Anastasia Potapova  6-2, 6-1 Danilovic/Zidansek def. Begu/Olaru  7-5, 6-3
CHENGDU OPEN Bernard Tomic def. Fabio Fognini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(7) Dodig/Pavic def. Krajicek/Nedunchezhiyan 6-2, 6-4
SHENZHEN OPEN Yoshihito Nishioka def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert  7-5, 2-6, 6-4


McLachlan/Salisbury def. Lindstedt/Ram  7-6(5), 7-6(4)



SOURCE OF IMAGE: (Koji Watanabe/Getty Images AsiaPac: Naomi Osaka).

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