Off the racquet

2015 is hardly upon us and a number of tournament titles have already been decided.

Starting in Brisbane where Roger Federer managed to secure his 1000th ATP tour win after defeating Milos Raonic 6-4 6-7(2) 6-4 in a tight three-setter.

In the Ladies draw, it ended up being a battle of the beauties with Maria Sharapova just edging past Ana Ivanovic 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3.

In Doha, David Ferrer won the Qatar Open by defeating Tomas Berdych 6-4 7-5.

Simona Halep came up trumps at the Shenzhen Open in China when she defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-2 6-2.

Stanislas Wawrinka claimed the Chennai Open title after defeating Aljaz Bedene 6-3 6-4.

South African Raven Klaasen teamed up with Leander Paes in the Men’s Doubles final but were unfortunately not able to lift the trophy after going down to Yen-Hsun Lu and Jonathan Marray 6-3 7-6(4).

In Auckland, Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 2-6 6-3 6-3 to claim the ASB Classic title.

In the Hopman Cup, The USA faced Poland in the final. Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Serena Williams 6-4 6-7(3) 6-1. John Isner then levelled the score with a 7-6(10) 6-4 win over Jerzy Janowicz. In the last match of the day, Radwanska and Janowicz teamed up to defeat Isner and Williams 7-5 6-3 ensuring Poland’s first Hopman Cup title.

Highlight of the week – After being bagelled in the first set of her opening Hopman Cup round robin match, a jet lagged Serena Williams requested an espresso which helped boost her to victory.


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