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Best Male & Female Tennis Players in the World – Updated February 2014

Looking for information on the current top tennis players around the globe? If so, you’re in luck! We’ve gathered such information and have detailed it below. We update our list of the ten best players in the world (according to the ATP and WTA) monthly. To learn more about each player, simply click on the full list of players for the men’s and women’s tennis associations or select the player’s name where available.

1 – Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

The hard-hitting Spaniard returned from injury last year and had one of the best seasons of his illustrious career. He turned pro in 2001 and has 61 career singles tournament victories including 13 Grand Slam wins. This includes a Career Grand Slam and an incredible eight French Open titles. Nadal is considered by many to be the best clay court player ever and is known for being aggressive and athletic with a profound ability to hit winners on the run. He was disappointed to lose the Australian Open final in 2014, but he did win the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at the start of the year.

2 – Novak Djokovic
3 – Stanislas Wawrinka
4 – Juan Martin Del Potro
5 – David Ferrer

Top 10 Men’s Players

1 – Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Williams is the queen of tennis at the moment and has returned to form after being written off by many a number of years ago. She turned pro in 1995 and has won an incredible 58 WTA singles titles, 17 Grand Slam titles, and an Olympic gold medal. Williams has won every Grand Slam title at least twice and is in red hot form. This made it all the more surprising that she lost to Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round of the 2014 Australian Open. Williams is the favorite for virtually every tournament she enters and is known for having all-around power – in her serve, forehand, and backhand!

2 – Victoria Azarenka
3 – Li Na
4 – Agnieszka Radwanska
5 – Maria Sharapova

Top 10 Women’s Players

Tennis News & Updates

Tennis Update June 2014

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in News & Events, Professional Players, World Tennis Tournaments | 0 comments

Tennis Update June 2014

We are almost halfway through the tennis season and are now in the midst of the second Grand Slam event of the year, the French Open at Roland Garros. At the time of writing, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are each ranked Number 1, but we have news of a huge upset in the ongoing French Open. In this update, we look at the French Open so far while also looking ahead to the summer’s biggest events, with Wimbledon the major attraction. French Open Update Williams and Nadal were aiming to defend their French Open titles, but Williams’ attempt came to an abrupt halt as she was sensationally dumped out in the second round by Garbine Muguruza. And that’s not all. It has been a wild opening to the event, with Stan Wawrinka, the men’s Australian Open winner, and Li Na, the women’s Australian Open winner, both knocked out in the first round. This is the first time both winners of the year’s first Grand Slam have been beaten in the first round at Roland Garros. Nadal, of course, is the eight-time champion, and it seems unlikely he will lose his crown this year. He has coasted to a pair of straight set victories to reach the third round, though Federer, Murray, and Djokovic have all made it to the same stage. On the women’s side of the draw, Number 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska is already the highest-rated player left, and with Williams and Li Na out of the way, we could be in for a surprise winner. Upcoming Events The world’s elite players have little or no time to rest, because the Wimbledon championship, the year’s third Grand Slam, begins just 15 days after the conclusion of the French Open. It promises to be another epic tournament, just like the 2013 edition, which saw an emotional victory for local hero Andy Murray and a surprise win for Marion Bartoli in the women’s event. While Murray will hope to fare well at Roland Garros, he is realistically targeting Wimbledon as his best chance to win a Grand Slam this season (though he is excellent on hard courts too). Serena Williams will be eager to get back to her winning ways after her French Open disaster, but of course we will not see Bartoli, as the French star shockingly announced her retirement last year just five weeks after her amazing triumph in London. We hope to have a Wimbledon update or a review next month. The AEGON Championship takes place just before Wimbledon and should play host to some of the world’s best players, though we assume those who make the latter stages of Roland Garros may elect to sit out of the event. Nonetheless, it is an excellent way to prepare for the grass courts of Wimbledon. It certainly aided Andy Murray, as he won the men’s event en route to claiming his first grass court Grand Slam. On the other hand, his female counterpart, AEGON Classic winner Daniela Hantuchova, did not fare as well and was knocked out in the first round at Wimbledon last...

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The World of Tennis February 2014 Update

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Australian Open, Blog, News & Events, Professional Players, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, World Tennis Tournaments | 0 comments

The World of Tennis February 2014 Update

The 2014 tennis season has already started in earnest and fans are really looking forward to seeing if anyone can halt the runs of Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. Although it is early in the season, we have already had a Grand Slam as the Australian Open reached its conclusion at the end of January. In this tennis update we review that tournament and look forward to the next big events on the calendar. 2014 Australian Open Review The first Grand Slam of the year took place at Melbourne Park from January 13th through 26th and both the men’s and women’s tournaments ended with surprise winners. Men’s tennis has been dominated by Federer, Nadal, Murray, and Djokovic for some time, but Stanislas Wawrinka upset the form book by being the first non ‘big four’ member to win a Grand Slam since the 2009 U.S. Open. He defeated Djokovic and Nadal en route to a memorable win. In the women’s event, Serena Williams broke the all-time record for most wins at the Australian Open; however the superstar was surprisingly beaten in the fourth round of the event. The tourney was to be won by Li Na who became the first ever Asian Australian Open winner, after defeating Dominica Cibulkova in the finals. Li Na recovered from match point down in the third round against Lucie Safarova. Preview of Upcoming Events On the men’s ATP Tour, the next big event is the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. It is the first of nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events to be held in 2014 and with total prize money of over $4.7 million and huge rankings points on offer, you can rest assured that the world’s top players will all be ready for his hard court bonanza. On the ATP tour, there is a big tournament happening as we speak in the form of the Qatar Total Open. It features 15 of the world’s top 20 players, including Australian Open winner Li Na who is currently ranked the world’s third best woman player and the number one seed for the event. The top eight seeds all received byes into the second round and all, barring Caroline Wozniacki, have made it safely through to the third round. In the News of Tennis While Rafael Nadal is an all-time great, not everyone enjoys his habit of taking extra time during breaks. Roger Federer has criticized Nadal for this tactic and has complained about the Spaniard not being penalized. According to a poll on Tennis Tonic, 76 percent of fans agreed with the Swiss master and believe that Nadal gets away with lengthy breaks and should be punished for this indiscretion. Speaking of Nadal, the Spaniard has opened up and admitted that battling injuries and playing with pain are issues he will need to learn to live with for the rest of his career. He is known for having chronic knee problems and came back in February 2013 after a seven-month layoff to have one of his best seasons to date. He pulled out of a tournament in Buenos Aires, but is expected to return to action in Rio de Janeiro. That’s it for the latest tennis update; however, we’ll be back with results from important upcoming tournaments, such as the BNP Paribas...

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2013 Topshelf Open

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Blog, Professional Players, Rafael Nadal, The Game of Tennis, World Tennis Tournaments | 0 comments

2013 Topshelf Open

The 2013 Topshelf Open was played in Rosmalen, Netherlands from 16-22 June and took place on outdoor grass courts. It is currently part of the ATP’s 250 Series and the WTA International Tournaments. While only 2 of the world’s top 20 men were here, #1 seed and world ranked #4 David Ferrer added a bit of star power. In the women’s section, world #11 Roberta Vinci was the top seed, as most of the tour’s elite were focusing on the Wimbledon Championships. Men’s Singles Ferrer didn’t get much of an opportunity to stamp his quality on the event, as he was knocked out in round 1 by Xavier Malisse, a former top 20 player. The straight sets defeat was something of a shock and Malisse made it all the way to the semi-finals. Steve Darcis gave little indication that he was going to knock out Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, as he also crashed out in round 1. In fact, 6 of the top 8 seeds fell at the first hurdle! This meant that unheralded players had a shot at glory and Nicolas Mahut, ranked outside the top 100 in the world, grasped his opportunity with both hands. He was in fine form and cruised through to the final without dropping a set. A tough challenge was anticipated against #2 seed Stanislas Wawrinka, but Mahut defeated him with relative ease 6-3, 6-4. Women’s Singles Roberta Vinci was expected to take advantage of the fact that defending champion Nadia Petrova was competing in Eastbourne, but the Italian top seed was eliminated in round 2 by Simona Halep. Although Halep is ranked outside the top 200 in the world, she has been playing incredibly as of late, having captured her first ever WTA title just a week earlier in Germany. Kirsten Flipkens was #4 seed and looked most likely to take the title after she survived a first round scare to win her next three matches without dropping a set. It turned out that Halep was waiting for her in the final, after the Romanian also defeated #3 seed Carla Suarez Navarro in the semis. If Flipkens thought she would have it easy, she was very much mistaken, as the up and coming Halep enjoyed a 6-4, 6-2 win, becoming the first Romanian to ever win back-to-back tournaments on different surfaces. Men’s & Women’s Doubles None of the world’s top 20 was involved in the men’s doubles and #1 seeds Jean-Julien Rojer even got a bye in the second round, but no team could stop #2 seeds Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau, as they defeated Martin Emmrich and Andre Begemann 6-3, 7-6 in the final. In the women’s event, none of the top 50 were in action and #1 seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Daniela Hantuchova withdrew in the quarter-finals. This opened the door for #2 seeds Anabel Medina Garrigues and Irina-Camelia Begu who defeated Arantxa Parra Santonja and Dominika Cibulkova in thrilling fashion by a score of 4-6, 7-6, 11-9. While the world’s top players did not step out in Rosmalen, it was a great opportunity for new stars to shine and experienced players to get back into the spotlight; it was a well-run and thoroughly enjoyable event. Image license #1: Creative Commons (view source) Image license #2: Creative Commons (view...

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