Entries in Kanepi (4)


2012 Tennis Tournament Winners List

 We’re starting a quick list of all the tournament winners for 2012

Winners of WTA tournaments:


Radwanksa in Brussels (clay)

Schiavone in Starbourg (clay)

Sharaopva in Rome (clay)

S. Williams in Madrid (clay)


Errani in Budapest (clay)

Kanepi in Estoril (clay)

Bertens Fes (clay)

Sharapova in Stuttgart (clay)

Kerber in Copenhagen (hard)

Errani in Barcelona (clay)

S. Williams in Charleston (clay)


A. Radwanska in Miami (hard)

Azarenka in Indian Wells (hard)

Febuary 2012

Hsieh in Kuala Lumpur (hard)

Errani in Acapulco (clay)

Babos in Monterray (hard)

A. Radwanska in Dubai (hard)

Arvidsson in Memphis (hard)

Arruabarrena-Vecino in Bogata (clay)

Azarenka in Doha (hard)

Kerber in Paris, France (hard)

Hantuckova in Parraya City, Thailand  (hard)

January 2012

Azarenka in Melbourne, Australia (hard)

Azarenka in Sydney, Australia (hard)

Barthel in Hobart (hard)

Kaia Kanepi in Brisbane, Australia (hard)

Jie Zheng in Auckland, New Zealand (Note – her opponent, Pennetta, retired in the 3rd set) (hard)


Winners of ATP tournaments:

February 2012

Ferrer in Acupulco

Anderson in Delray Beach

Federer in Dubai

Ferrer in Buenos Aires 

Melzer in Memphis

Del Potro in Marseille 

Raonic in San Jose

Almagro in Sau Paulo 

Federer in Rotterdam 

Monaco in Vina Del Mar 

Youzny in Zagreb, Croatia 

Berdych in Montepellier, France

January 2012

Nieminen in Sydney

Ferrer in Auckland

Andy Murray in Brisbane, Australia

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in Doha, Quatar

Milos Raonic in Chennai, India


5 Women's Tennis Players to Watch in 2012 

Days away from the opening WTA tournament, I'm reflecting on 2011 and pondering who I'm most excited to watch.  When Australian tennis breaks, I'll be looking at these players and deciding how far to place them in my Australian Open bracket.

Petra Kvitova - After winning Wimbledon, 4 WTA titles and the WTA Champioinships in 2011, only 100 (and some) points separate her from Wozniacki in the WTA rankings.  Might we finally have a number 1 player with a grand slam in their pocket?

Serena Williams - Though she only played 4 hard court tournaments in 2011, she won 2 and went to the final of another (the US Open).  Entering the Australian tennis season, this 5x Australian Open champion is always one to watch.

Angiezka Radwaska - Despite a shoulder injury, Angiezka closed the 2011 season with with 3 hard court wins (Beijing, Tokyo & Carlsbad), taking down a few top 5 players in the process.  If she plays the Australian tennis circuit with that level play, she'll break into the top 5 soon.

Kaia Kanepi - 3 months ago, I wouldn't have imagined Kaia in this list but after her October wins against Wozniacki, Schiavone, Lisicki, Kuznetzova & Pennetta, I'm wondering if this could be her breakthrough year.

Angelique Kerber - When the 92nd ranked player makes the semis of the US Open, they are worth watching. 


Breaking through in Moscow

Congratulations to Cibulkova who won her first WTA tournament: the Moscow Kremlin Cup.  As a Premiere tournament, Dominika will gain over 1000 points with this week, propelling her much closer to the top 10.

Kaia Kanepi made it to her first Premier WTA final this year.  She upset Kuznetsova and Schiavone on the way to the final.  Look for her when you are picking your brackets in Australia next year. 

As a result ot the activity here, Angiezka Radwanska makes her debut in the WTA Championships in Istanbul.



Preparing to make your bracket picks for the US Open

Just a reminder of who made it to the Quarter-finals in the US Open for 2010.  There are some surprises!  I'd forgotten.

Caroline Wozniacki

Dominika Cibulkova

Kaia Kanepi

Vera Zvonerava

Francesca Schiavone

Venus Williams

Samantha Stosur

Kim Clijsters