Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekend Tennis Roundup

"You're hot, but you really need to shut up right now."

Elina Svitolina defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto on Sunday, the Ukrainian's fifth title of the season. The 22-year-old beat Garbiñe Muguruza 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the semis and is now 6-1 against Top 5 players in 2017. Wozniacki, on the other hand, fell to 0-6 in final appearances this season and is now 0-3 in career head-to-head matches against Svitolina. 

Oliver Fawls and Andrew Bettles celebrate with their star pupil

We know who has the edge on the court -- so now we can argue who has a hotter man in her box: Andrew Bettles (Svitolina) or David Lee (Wozniacki).

In Svitolina's other box is "Hampshire fast bowler" Reece Topley, whatever that means!

Meanwhile in Montreal, Alexander Zverev stunned Roger Federer in straight sets to win his fifth title of 2017. It was a regular Youthquake up north, with the 20-year-old beating 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the semis, who had knocked out Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal earlier in the event. With Federer still winning majors, and the generation after him -- Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori -- seeming like they will never step up to plate, it will be interesting to see if Zverev really is the next big thing.

In Legends news:

Tracy Austin, winner of the 1981 Canadian Open (as it was known back then), was inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame on Sunday. As she explains in this moving video -- I immediately noticed they got her age when she won it wrong, and Tracy notices, too! -- the tournament was where she launched her comeback after being sidelined for five months with sciatica. She defeated Pam Shriver, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert en route to the title, then went on to capture her second U.S. Open and the season-ending championships before her career was effectively over for good. Congrats, Tracy! Watch HERE.

From HERE.

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