Sunday, February 28, 2010

Weekend Defenders, New Kids and Streak Stoppers

by Savannah

For the second year in a row Venus Williams won the WTA Dubai/Acapulco double needing three sets to overcome Polona Hercog 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

In a match played over two days Novak Djokovic defended his title in the ATP Dubai tournament defeating Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 5-7, 6-3. The final was delayed due to a downpour in the desert. Just in case you were wondering...

Alisa Kleybanova set back the fitness movement in the WTA by defeating top seed Elena Dementieva at Kuala Lumpur in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Congratulations to Alisa for her first WTA title after making her first final.

Zheng Jie partnered with Chan Yung-Jan to win the doubles title at the Malaysian Open

Juan Carlos Ferrero was looking to win his third title in as many weeks when he took the court against David Ferrer. Ferrer had other ideas though and defeated Juanqui 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

In more doubles play in Acapulco Polona Hercog and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova won the WTA Title.
The ATP team of L. Kubot and O. Marach handed the team of F. Fognini and P. Starace a double bagel to win the mens doubles title.

Simon Aspelin and Paul Hanley won the doubles title in Dubai second seeds Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes 6-2, 6-3. The match took 57 minutes.

Twins Bob and Mike Bryan won #600 at Delray.

Last but not least Ernests Gulbis won his first ATP title today defeating Ivo Karlovic at Delray Beach. Congratulations on your first title Ernests.


Karen said...

There is another first that we are all waiting on today. Today marks the first time that Ernest Gulbis has made it to the finals of an ATP event, or any event for that matter. Everyone is waiting with bated breath to see if the young Latvian who has shown so much promise fulfills his potential and takes out the big serving Ivo Karlovic. It will be a match played on who will break serve. I think Karlovic will win this one, perhaps in 2 tiebreak sets

Savannah said...

I saw it as a toss up Karen. As it turned out Ernests won. I had internet problems most of the day so I'm just updating the blog now.

Karen said...

Savannah, I cannot believe he actually won that match. I had actually picked Karlovic to win. I am not jumping on the Gulbis bandwagon as the fellow has disappointed too many times. I will wait and see.

Savannah said...

Greatness has been predicted for Ernests for a long time. I'm sure his fans are relieved he's won something. It's going to be interesting to see how he reacts to his victory.