October 2018: ATP & WTA Champions

October

History was made this month by Stefanos Tsitsipas; the twenty year old became the first Greek player to win an ATP World Tour title when he won his first singles title by defeating Ernests Gulbis to claim the Intrum Stockholm Open trophy.  Eighteen year old Dayana Yastremska made it to her first WTA final and…

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Tsitsipas Defeats 4th Top Ten Player

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Rogers Cup, Toronto Men’s Semifinal: [27] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs. [6] Kevin Anderson (RSA) Anderson was the fourth top ten player to fall at the hands of the Greek teenager.  It started with the number seven seed in the second round. Tsitsipas defeated the eighth ranked player, Dominic Thiem, in straight sets. Next he faced…

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Inspired Jaziri Gets To Semis

Malek Jaziri

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, UAE  Men’s Quarterfinals: [82] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs. [117] Malek Jaziri (TUN) Do not be deceived by his ranking, despite never winning a title, Jaziri has threatened the top guys over his fifteen year career. However, like so many of his colleagues, his ranking has suffered because of injury and…

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Niculescu’s Ranking Takes A Plunge

Ranking

WEEK: 10.23.2017 Defending champion, Monica Niculescu, was unable to defend her Luxembourg Open title this year. In fact, she could not get past the first round, which resulted in a loss of points and a significant drop in her ranking. Unfortunately for the Romanian, she gets the mover of the week honors and this is…

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