2013 Topshelf Open

Jul 12, 2013 by

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...

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Family Circle Cup Overview

Apr 25, 2013 by

The Family Circle Cup is yet another major WTA event and recently took place in South Carolina where it was classified as a Premier WTA event. It has been an annual event since 1973 and was played at Hilton Head Island until 2000 when it moved to its current location. In 2012, the court was named in honor of Billie Jean King as part of its 40th birthday celebrations. Past winners include Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf while Serena Williams was the defending champion. The 2013 event had a total prize fund of $795,000 and was contested by several of the world’s top players from 30 March to 7 April. Singles Serena Williams was the #1 seed but faced stiff competition from #2 seed Caroline Wozniacki, #9 seed Jelena Jankovic and her...

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