February’s winners and losers
Although the fact that nobody reads this or the sister blog Formula oneder renders itc continuation almost pointless, it helps me to flirt with the idea of sports journalism.
February always seems a quiet tennis month for me, as more often than not the drama of the Australain Open takes a while to fully wriggle from my consciousness.
But there were plenty of winners in such prestigious tournaments as Paris (WTA) Rotterdam (ATP) and Dubai (Both). Incidentally the Australian Open winners and finalists were mostly absent this month – leaving the door open for the consistent form players of 2010.
Dependables Djokovic, Dementieva, Soderling and Venus (2) all triumphed, and there welcome comeback tournaments for Maria Sharapova and Juan Carlos Ferrero who won two titles.
The winners and finalists in full:
SA Tennis Open – Johannesberg – Feliciano Lopez def Stephane Robert
PBZ Zagreb Indoors – Zagreb – Marin Cillic def Michael Berrer
Movistar Open – Santiago – Thomas Belluci def Juan Monaco
SAP Open – San Jose – Fernando Verdasco def Andy Roddick
ABN AMRO Tennis Tournament – Rotterdam – Robin Soderling def Mikhail Youzhny
Brasil open – Costa de Saiupe – Juan Carlos Ferrero def Lukasz Kubot
Open13 – Marseille – Michel LLodra def Julien Benneteau
Regions Morgans Keegans Championships – Memphis – Sam Querrey def John Isner
Copa Almex – Buenos Aries – Juan Carlos Ferrero def David Ferrer
Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships – Dubai – Novak Djokovic def Mikhail Youzhny
Abierto Mexicano – Acapulco – David Ferrer def Juan Carlos Ferrero
Delray Beach Championships – Delray Beach – Ernests Gulbis def ivo Karlovic
Open GDF – Paris – Elena Dementieva def Lucie Safarova
PTT Pattaya Open – Pattaya City – Vera Zvonareva def Tamarine Tanasugarn
Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships – Dubai – Venus Williams def Victoria Azarenka
Regions Morgans Keegans Championships – Memphis – Maria Sharapova def Sofia Arvidsson
XVIII Copa – Bogota – Mariana Duque Marino def Angelique Kerber
Abierto Mexicano – Acapulco – Venus Williams def Polona Hercog
Malaysia Open – Kuala Lumpar – Alisa Kleybanova def Elena Dementieva