An update on tennis news from February 2013.
Hoorah – Rafa’s Back!
- After seven months, Rafa returned to the tennis court at Vina del Mar where he lost to Zeballos in a three set final. The win was Zeballos’ first ATP Title. Read a match report.
- Rafa then went on to the Brasil Open where he defeated Nalbandian in the final.
- Rafa fans will love this video for The Champions’ party
- Here’s the ATP Video on Rafa’s return
- Although his knees aren’t perfect, next up Rafa will play in Acapulco.
Serena Williams is back to World No.1
- In the second half of 2012 Serena won Wimbledon and the US Open, plus the Olympic Gold Medal
- Her success in Doha gave her the No.1 ranking with Azarenka moving back to the No.2 spot. However, Azarenka’s win over Williams in the final showed that she will fight to move back up. Read about the Battle for Supremacy.
ATP Tournament Round Up – February 2013
- Tsonga defeated Berdych to win the Open 13 in Marseille. Read more.
- Ferrer defeated Wawrinka in the final of the Copa Claro tournament in Buenos Aires. The win was Ferrer’s 20th ATP Trophy. Read more.
- Lopez will play Nishikori in the final of the US National Indoor Championships in Memphis
- Raonic defeated Haas to win the SAP Open in San Jose for the third consecutive year. Read the match report.
- Del Potro defeated Benneteau to win the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam
- Gasquet defeated Paire to win Montpellier
- Cilic defeated Melzer to win Zagreb
WTA Tournament Round Up – February 2013
- Kvitova won her 10th career title in Dubai
- Ormaechea reached her WTA first final against Jankovic in Bogota
- Erakovic plays Lisicki in the US National Indoor Tennis Championships final in Memphis
- Azarenka defeated Serena Williams in the Qatar Total Open final. View pics.
What’s up next
- Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
- Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco where Ferrer and Nadal will be playing.
- Delray Beach International Tennis Championships with John Isner, Kei Nishikori and Tommy Haas.
- WTA Brasil Tennis Cup where the top seeds are Venus Williams and Yaraslava Shvedova
- BMW Malaysian Open
- Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal