Monday, 7 August 2017

Keys impresses with Stanford win

American fans were rejoicing in Stanford as three of the four semi finalists were from the USA.  More joy as Madison Keys, the third seed, played all over Wimbledon champ Garbine Muguruza to win her semi final in straight sets.
That form continued in the all American final as Keys won a tight battle with sixth seed Coco Vandeweghe 7-6 6-4. Maybe this third WTA title will be the catalyst to a Grand Slam breakthrough for a much vaunted (especially American press) player. 

Also in America we had both men and women contesting Washington.
Alexander Zverev (5) defeated Kevin Anderson (15) after they had knocked out Kei Nishikori (2) and Jack Sock (8) in the semis.

Ekaterina Makarova (7) defeated Julia Goerges (4) in the WTA final - the defeated semi finalists were Oceane Dodin (5) and Andre Petkovic respectively.

In Los Cabos wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis defeated top seed Tomas Berdych in a semi final but couldn't continue that amazing run in the final where Sam Querrey served too well and captured his second title for 2017, both in Mexico.

The only seed to reach the Kitzbuhel semis was Fabio Fognini (2) but Philipp Kohlschreiber dismissed him and proceeded to win the title from runner up Joao Sousa.
This was the second final for Kohlschreiber in 2017 and his first success.

The eye is on Canada this week with the next ATP Masters 1000 event in Montreal and the Premier 5 WTA tournament in Toronto.
The big names missing from Montreal are Andy Murray (injured), Novak Djokovic (gone for the year) and Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic.

The women's draw for Toronto includes all of the world's top twenty ranked players - apart from Serena Williams of course.

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