Read on for review of tennis tournament winners and news to date in January 2013.
It’s been an awesome January already and there’s a feeling in the air that this Aus Open will be the best yet, even bigger and better than ever before. In AO readiness, over the last week all manner of Australian animals like crocodiles, koalas and wombats have been rolled out to help the players feel at home.
Nole, defending champion and World No.1, has been doing all types of media events, Roger has been relaxing and even though Rafa and his knees are in another hemisphere, the show must go on.
For the Australian’s who support Aussie tennis players there will be plenty to watch with 16 Australians in the main draw plus both Hewitt and Tomic in sizzling form. Personally I’m hoping that will take some of the pressure off Stosur and helps her get past the first round.
A Recap of Winners from Tournaments in January
Hopman Cup, Perth
- Spain (Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco) defeated Serbia (Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic).
- Andy Murray defeated Grigor Dimitrov to retain the Brisbane International men’s title.
- Serena Williams defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the women’s final.
Shenzhen Longgang Gemdale International
- Na Li defeated Klara Zakopalova.
Qatar Exxonmobile Open, Doha
- Richard Gasquet defeated Nikolay Davendenko.
ASB Classic, Auckland
- Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Yanina Wickmayer.
Aircel Chennai Open
- Janko Tisparevic defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.
APIA International Sydney
- Tomic defeated Anderson in tonight’s final and won his first ATP final.
- Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Dominika Cibulkova in the women’s final, her second title of the year.
Heineken Open, Auckland
- David Ferrer defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber winning his third consecutive Heineken Open.
Moorilla Hobart International
- Elena Vesnina defeated reigning champion Mona Barthel.
AAMI Classic, Kooyong, Melbourne
- Lleyton Hewitt defeated Juan Martin Del Potro. Pictures of Hewitt playing at the AAMI Classic.
The Australian Open
- The Draw is now available. View pics from Friday 11th January draw event and links to the draws.
- The Schedule for Day 1 on Monday is available here.
- Here’s a good review of the Men’s Draw by Shrewd Tennis.
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Murray returns to Melbourne monkey-free
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
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