February results round-up

After the buzz that an early major can bring – especially one choc full of surprises as this year’s Oz Open it was a case of back to business for both tours’ regular dependables but there was also a spattering of debut titles and comeback performances from the old guard.
For the men, it was a good month for the formplayers of 2014; Cillic, Fognini and Berdych all claimed a title each (Cillic two) and reached a final elsewhere, the Czech enjoying the biggest spoils with the Rotterdam title.
There were wins too for Monfils, Nishikori, Ferrer, the maturing Dimitrov and the impressive Gulbis, but the headlines belonged once again to Nadal (winner in the Brazil 500 event) and Federer who defeated both Djokovic (title-less in Feb) an the aforementioned Berdych in Dubai.
Federico Delbonis claimed his first tour title in the indoor clay of Sao Paolo.
Venus Williams’ title in Dubai was by far the biggest story on the women’s tour last month, but Simona Halep added another biggie after defeating Kerber in Doha. There were victories for Melbourne starlet Cibulkova, Makarova and Pavluychenkova – denying Errani a much needed boost in three sets in France, and Zakopalova got into the World Cup spirit bagging herself a win and runner-up trophy at the duo of tournaments in Brazil.
Japanese Kurumi Nara claimed her first title on tour with that victory over Zakopalova.
So what of Indian Wells? Okay I must start referring to the first of the March ‘Big Two’ as the BNP Paribas Masters.
Thanks to TennisTV and my Eurosport on tap app, I should be able to provide regular updates.
Can’t wait.
– ATP –
03.02.2014    Open Sud de France – Montpellier, France
Indoor, Hard
Singles : Gael Monfils
Doubles : Denis Istomin, Nikolay Davydenko
03.02.2014    PBZ Zagreb Indoors – Zagreb, Croatia
Indoor, Hard
Singles : Marin Cilic
Doubles : Horia Tecau, Jean Julien Rojer
03.02.2014    Royal Guard Open Chile – Viña del Mar, Chile
Singles : Fabio Fognini
Doubles : Florin Mergea, Oliver Marach
10.02.2014    ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament  – Rotterdam, The Netherlands            Indoor, Hard
Singles : Tomas Berdych
Doubles : Nicolas Mahut, Michael Llodra
10.02.2014    U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships  – Memphis, U.S.A  Indoor, Hard
Singles : Kei Nishikori
Doubles : Raven Klaasen, Eric Butorac
10.02.2014    Copa Claro  – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Singles : David Ferrer
Doubles : Marc Lopez, Marcel Granollers
17.02.2014    Rio Open presented by Claro hdtv  – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Singles : Rafael Nadal
Doubles : Robert Farah, Juan Sebastian Cabal
17.02.2014    Open 13  -Marseille, France
Indoor, Hard
Singles : Ernests Gulbis
Doubles : Edouard Roger Vasselin, Julien Benneteau
17.02.2014    Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas  – Delray Beach,        Hard
Singles : Marin Cilic
Doubles : Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan
24.02.2014    Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships  – Dubai, U.A.E
Singles : Roger Federer
Doubles : Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi, Rohan Bopanna
24.02.2014    Abierto Mexicano Telcel – Acapulco, Mexico
Singles : Grigor Dimitrov
Doubles : Matthew Ebden, Kevin Anderson
24.02.2014    Brasil Open 2014 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Indoor, Clay
Singles : Federico Delbonis
Doubles : Philipp Oswald, Guillermo Garcia Lopez

– WTA –
Open GDF SUEZ Jan 27 – Feb 02, 2014
Paris, France
SINGLES: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova d. Sara Errani 3-6 6-2 6-3
DOUBLES: Kveta Peschke/Anna-Lena Groenefeld d. Timea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic 6-7(7) 6-4 10-5
PTT Pattaya Open Jan 27 – Feb 02, 2014
Pattaya City, Thailand
SINGLES: Ekaterina Makarova d. Karolina Pliskova 6-3 7-6(7)
DOUBLES: Shuai Peng/Shuai Zhang d. Alla Kudryavtseva/Anastasia Rodionova 3-6 7-6(5) 10-6
Qatar Total Open Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2014
Doha, Qatar
SINGLES: Simona Halep d. Angelique Kerber 6-2 6-3
DOUBLES: Shuai Peng/Su-Wei Hsieh d. Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik 6-4 6-0
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Feb 17 – Feb 22, 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
SINGLES: Venus Williams d. Alize Cornet 6-3 6-0
DOUBLES: Anastasia Rodionova/Alla Kudryavtseva d. Raquel Kops-Jones/Abigail Spears 6-2 5-7 10-8
Rio Open Feb 17 – Feb 23, 2014
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
SINGLES: Kurumi Nara d. Klara Zakopalova 6-1 4-6 6-1
DOUBLES: Maria Irigoyen/Irina-Camelia Begu d. Johanna Larsson/Chanelle Scheepers 6-2 6-0
Brasil Tennis Cup Feb 23 – Mar 01, 2014
Florianopolis, Brazil
SINGLES: Klara Zakopalova d. Garbine Muguruza 4-6 7-5 6-0
DOUBLES: Anabel Medina Garrigues/Yaroslava Shvedova d. Francesca Schiavone/Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7-6(1) 2-6 10-3
Abierto Mexicano TELCEL Feb 24 – Mar 01, 2014
Acapulco, Mexico
SINGLES: Dominika Cibulkova d. Christina McHale 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4
DOUBLES: Galina Voskoboeva/Kristina Mladenovic d. Petra Cetkovska/Iveta Melzer 6-3 2-6 10-5


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