February Roundup

The 1st Major of the year has wrapped up by February 1st, and the majority of players have either found their early season form or gone back to the drawing board to assess what went wrong in that first month of the season.

A mixed bag of locales after the Oceanic month of January. Some tournaments in the US (which usually see native victors) Europe and the far east, but the main action happens in the midle east – a region of the world garnering considerable attention at the moment of course.

Form? well the results below on the men’s side point to a refrehsing raft of different names on the trophies, but Soderling and Almagro both won two titles each in friendly territories. Andy Roddick showed he can still kick it with a Memphis triumph.

But the headlines on the ATP tour this month concern a comeback title for 77th ranked Del potro and – in the desert, the continuation of Novak Djokovic’s quest for the top spot.

The WTA tour saw less tournaments due to an early bout of Fed Cup action. Two surprise winners at the start of the month saw Kvitova and Hantuchova take titles in Paris and the smaller Pattaya City tournaments. Oz Open victor Clijsters fell short in Dubai to Wozniacki as the pair traded the no.1 spot in a matter of days. The latter nearly repeated her win a week later in the empty Doha but was no match for a Vera Zvonareva who got her game back after two a fortnight in the doldrums.

SAP Open
San Jose, U.S.A. Indoor
Singles : Milos Raonic
Doubles : Rajeev Ram, Scott Lipsky

ABN AMRO World Tennis TournamentRotterdam, The Netherlands Indoor
Singles : Robin Soderling
Doubles : Philipp Petzschner, Jurgen Melzer

Brasil OpenCosta do Sauipe, Brazil Clay $ 442,500
Singles : Nicolas Almagro
Doubles : Bruno Soares, Marcelo Melo

Open 13Marseille, France Indoor
Singles : Robin Soderling
Doubles : Ken Skupski, Robin Haase

Regions Morgan Keegan ChampionshipsMemphis, U.S.A Indoor
Singles : Andy Roddick
Doubles : Daniel Nestor, Max Mirnyi

Copa ClaroBuenos Aires, Argentina Clay
Singles : Nicolas Almagro
Doubles : Leonardo Mayer, Oliver Marach

Dubai Duty Free Tennis ChampionshipsDubai, U.A.E Hard

Singles : Novak Djokovic
Doubles : Mikhail Youzhny, Sergiy Stakhovsky

Delray Beach International Tennis ChampionshipsDelray Beach, U.S.A. Hard
Singles : Juan Martin Del Potro
Doubles : Rajeev Ram, Scott Lipsky

Abierto Mexicano TelcelAcapulco, Mexico Clay

Singles : David Ferrer
Doubles : Horia Tecau, Victor Hanescu

Open GDF SUEZKvitova, Petra
Mattek-Sands, Bethanie / Shaughnessy, Meghann

Pattaya City, ThailandPTT Pattaya Open
Hantuchova, Daniela
Errani, Sara / Vinci, Roberta

Memphis, TN-USACellular South Cup
Rybarikova, Magdalena
Govortsova, Olga / Kudryavtseva, Alla

Dubai, UAEDubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Wozniacki, Caroline
Huber, Liezel / Martínez Sánchez, María José

Domínguez Lino, Lourdes
Gallovits-Hall, Edina / Medina Garrigues, Anabel

Doha, QatarQatar Ladies Open 2011
Zvonareva, Vera
Peschke, Kveta / Srebotnik, Katarina

Acapulco, MexicoAbierto Mexicano TELCEL presentado por HSBC
Dulko, Gisela
Koryttseva, Mariya / Olaru, Ioana Raluca


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