February and March results round-up

It’s been a while since one of these – a round-up of the winners on tour during the Spring hardcourt season post-Australian Open.

 

MEN

 

February saw a mix of winners from the old guard, evergreen, usual suspects and the new faces of tomorrow. Andy Murray took the month’s biggest scalp in Dubai, but elsewhere Jo-Wilfreied Tsonga proved why he has never really been far away from the top ten with two titles. Sam Querrey, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev all claimed titles of their own, as their talents would dictate. Dolgopolov, Thiem and U.S number one Jack Sock were other notable victors.

 

The March sunshine double belonged to Roger Federer whose fairytale year continues and who will now take a break from the tour missing the whole clay season apart from Roland Garros.

 

Djokovic and Murray continue to be absent through injury and lack of confidence, Nadal would’ve tasted success somewhere one feels if not for Federer who truly has his number right now. Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka did well elsewhere – again with only the Australian Open victor thwarting likely silverware.

 

 

WOMEN

 

The headline-makers from January were absent in the months that followed. Yes Venus Williams came close and yes Simona Halep showed up here and there – but instead this was a period for the next generation and those threatening to take hold on the future of the women’s game – to take their spoils.

 

Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova mopped up the early prizes with titles too for Mledanovic, Babos and Tsurenko. Caro Wozniacki was the bridesmaid for seemingly most of these tournaments, with many a runners-up trophy, still she is back in the mix for sure.

 

March belonged to the unlikely duo of Vesnina and ‘Britain’s’ Konta (ahem). The sunshine double again serving up some dreams-come-true moments for the journeywomen of he tour.

 

 

MEN – February

 

Ecuador Open, Quito, Ecuador
Clay
Victor Estrella Burgos
James CerretaniPhilipp Oswald
 

 

Garanti Koza Sofia Open, Sofia, Bulgaria
Hard
Grigor Dimitrov
Viktor Troicki Nenad Zimonjic
 

 

Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France
Hard
Alexander Zverev
Mischa Zverev Alexander Zverev
 

 

ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Hard
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Ivan Dodig Marcel Granollers
 

 

Memphis Open, Memphis, TN, U.S.A.
Hard
Ryan Harrison
Brian Baker Nikola Mektic
 

 

Argentina Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clay
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Juan Sebastian Cabal Robert Farah
 

 

Rio Open presented by Claro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Clay
Dominic Thiem
Pablo Cuevas Pablo Carreno Busta
 

 

Open 13 Marseille, Marseille, France
Hard
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Julien Benneteau Nicolas Mahut

 

Delray Beach Open, Delray Beach, FL, U.S.A.
Hard
Jack Sock
Raven Klaasen Rajeev Ram
 

 

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai, U.A.E.
Hard
 
Andy Murray
Jean-Julien Rojer Horia Tecau

 

Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico
Hard
Sam Querrey
Jamie MurrayBruno Soares
 

 

Brasil Open, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Clay
Pablo Cuevas
Andre Sa Rogerio Dutra Silva

 

 

MEN – March

 

BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, CA, U.S.A.
Hard
Roger Federer
Raven Klaasen Rajeev Ram

 

Miami Open presented by Itaú, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
Hard
Federer
Melo Kubot

 

 

 

WOMEN – February

 

St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, St. Petersburg, Russia
Singles: Kristina Mladenovic d. Yulia Putintseva 6-2 6-7(3) 6-4
Doubles: Alicja Rosolska/Jelena Ostapenko d. Darija Jurak/Xenia Knoll 3-6 6-2 10-5

 

Taiwan Open – Taipei City, Taiwan
Singles: Elina Svitolina d. Shuai Peng 6-3 6-2
Doubles: Yung-Jan Chan/Hao-Ching Chan d. Lucie Hradecka/Katerina Siniakova 6-4 6-2

 

Qatar Total Open, Doha, Qatar
Singles: Karolina Pliskova d. Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-4
Doubles: Katarina Srebotnik/Abigail Spears d. Olga Savchuk/Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 7-6(7)

 

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Singles: Elina Svitolina d. Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-2
Doubles: Elena Vesnina/Ekaterina Makarova d. Andrea Hlavackova/Shuai Peng 6-2 4-6 10-7

 

Hungarian Ladies Open– Budapest, Hungary
Singles: Timea Babos d. Lucie Safarova 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3
Doubles: Su-Wei Hsieh/Oksana Kalashnikova d. Arina Rodionova/Galina Voskoboeva 6-3 4-6 10-4

 

Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, Acapulco, Mexico

 

Singles: Lesia Tsurenko d. Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 7-5
Doubles: Darija Jurak/Anastasia Rodionova d. Veronica Cepede Royg/Mariana Duque-Mariño 6-3 6-2

 

Alya WTA Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Singles: Ashleigh Barty d. Nao Hibino 6-3 6-2
Doubles: Casey Dellacqua/Ashleigh Barty d. Nicole Melichar/Makoto Ninomiya 7-6(5) 6-3

 

WOMEN – March

 

BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Usa
Singles: Elena Vesnina d. Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7(6) 7-5 6-4
Doubles: Martina Hingis/Yung-Jan Chan d. Lucie Hradecka/Katerina Siniakova 7-6(4) 6-2

 

Miami Open, Miami, Usa
Singles: Johanna Konta d. Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-3
Doubles: Yifan Xu/Gabriela Dabrowski d. Sania Mirza/Barbora Strycova 6-4 6-3

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