Hello all, too busy to keep up with the tennis events of this past week? No worries. We have you covered. Here is our Tennis Stage Weekly Wrap-Up for Sunday, June 25th.
The grass court season is in full swing and Wimbledon is just around the corner. Which players are stepping up and playing good grass court tennis this week?
The Mallorca Open- Victoria Azarenka made her comeback this week at the Mallorca Open. Azarenka showed some rust and but she competed well. She bowed out early against an in-form Ana Konjuh. Welcome back Victoria we look forward to you recapturing your old form soon.
In the women's final, it was Anastasija Sevastova against the most in form player of the week Julia Goerges. Georges had served well all week. She made quick work of her opponents and had dropped a set. All that changed against an inspired Anastasija Sevastova.
Sevastova was the steadier player. She served well and used the variety in her game that she is well known for to win the take the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
The Aegon Classic- Petra Kvitova played some great tennis against Ashleigh Barty to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Barty played well but Kvitova's serve and first strike tennis were just too much for the young Australian to cope with. A hearty welcome back to the winner's circle for Petra who was out for an extended period of time after being attacked in her home by a knife-wielding invader.
The Aegon Championships- Feliciano Lopez once again shows just how feisty a player he is in his 4-6, 7-6(6-2), 7-6(10-8) victory over Marin Cilic. Cilic won the first set 6-4 but it was Lopez's grit and determination that won him this match. Cilic played well but Lopez would not be denied.
The Gerry Weber Open- Roger Federer put on a grass court masterclass today against hard hitting Alexander Zverev. Zverev had beaten Federer in Halle last year in 3 tough sets and Federer did not want a repeat of last years match. Using his slice backhand to great effect Federer was in complete control of the match. Alternating between short slice backhands and drop shots, Federer was able to keep Zverev out of sorts throughout the final. With Federer's solid serving and vicious use of his slice backhand, Roger was able to win handily 6-1, 6-3.
Wimbledon is almost here. We are expecting some great play from the top players and the up and comers. Who do you think will take home the Wimbledon trophy for the men and women this year? These questions and more will be answered in our upcoming Weekly Wrap Up sessions.
Thanks for reading. Please feel free to share and comment.