This Week In Tennis
- RISING: Berdych (+1 to #8), Delbonis (+4 to #36), Kuznetsov (+8 to #39), Zverev (+2 to #49), Verdasco (+35 to #51), Berankis (+7 to #55), Pouille (+16 to #56), Jaziri (+12 to #64)
- FALLING: Ferrer (-1 to #9), Klizan (-8 to #44), Garcia Lopez (-10 to #47), Granollers (-4 to #54), Vesely (-10 to #63), Robredo (-14 to #72), Ram (-18 to #74), Chung (-13 to #84)
ON THE WEB
Something Old, Something New
His Own Man
The Resurgence of Rafael Nadal and a Magical Week in Monte Carlo
Boris Becker: Novak is the Intellectual Champion
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic Agree to Disagree over Tennis’s Drugs Problem
The Bryans Share 'The Last Time'
Ecuadorian Tennis Rallies For Earthquake Relief
Snow Disrupts Play in Munich
- Angelique Kerber defended her title in Stuttgart, beating Suarez Navarro and Kvitova before taking out Siegemund in the final. The Australian Open champ has has now won two titles in 2016 from three finals, and made a further two semifinals.
- Cagla Buyukakcay becomes the first Turkish woman to win a WTA title, on home soil no less. In winning the Istanbul Cup, Buyukakcay also cracks the WTA top 100 at #86.
- Laura Siegemund had a career week in Stuttgart. She survived the qualifying rounds all the way through to the final. She beat three top 10 players: Halep, Vinci, and Radwanska, as well as Pavlyuchenkova (#27). Her reward? A career high ranking of #42.
- Huge week for Serena Williams off the court: named Laureus Sportwoman of the Year, made an appearance on HSN, and gave a cameo in Beyonce's new visual album, "Lemonade."
- Hingis/Mirza broke out of their "slump" in Stuttgart but fell one match shy of taking the title, losing to second seeds Garcia/Mladenovic in the final.
- Petra Kvitova made a sunny start with her new coach, making the semifinals in Stuttgart before losing in three sets to Angelique Kerber.
- Sania Mirza named to TIME magazine 100 most influential list.
- Caroline Wozniacki has withdrawn from Madrid and Rome as she rehabs an ankle injury sustained in practice two weeks ago.
- Venus Williams withdraws from the Madrid Open citing a hamstring injury, presumably the same one that has hampered her since last fall.
- RISING: Kvitova (+1 to #6), Siegemund (+29 to #42), Kovinic (+13 to #47), Hibino (+4 to #61), Buyukakcay (+36 to #82), Sevastova (+10 to #86)
- FALLING: Halep (-1 to #7), Wozniacki (-4 to #28), Garcia (-6 to #51), Brengle (-17 to #71), Diyas (-9 to #94)
ON THE WEB
Telling Us Something We Don't Know
Brazilian Tennis Player’s Success Follows a Childhood of Obstacles
Rebecca Marino Finds Joy in Rowing After Retirement from Pro Tennis
ITF: Ruling in Sharapova Doping Case Possible Before Wimbledon
Taiwan Open Moves to Taipei
Champion's Corner: Falconi
Ajla Tomljanovic's Tennis Australia Funding in Doubt as Fed Cup Hopes Take Hit
After Earthquake Levels Hometown, Ecuador-born Falconi Wins First Title
Goerges: Guided By New Voices
Stuttgart, Istanbul, and the Week in Tennis