Saturday, November 24, 2012

the year that was in tennis 2012

Australian Open 2012
Men's singles champion

  Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Poses

Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images

Fact: The final lasted for 5 hours 53 minutes.

Women's Singles Champion

  Victoria Azarenka Of Belarus Poses

Picture courtesy of  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Fact: It's her first Grand Slam win.

French Open  2012 Singles Champion

Men's Single Champion

Rafael Nadal
French Open day 15, Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic, in pictures

Picture courtesy of AFP

Fact:  By winning the 2012 French Open, he becomes the second male player and is one of the three to win any Grand Slam tournament seven time, the other being Pete Sampras and Roger Federer winning seven Wimbledon titles apiece.

Women's Single Champion

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova - French Open 2012, day 14: in pictures

Picture courtesy of Reuters


She completes a career Gland Slam by winning all four major tennis tournaments Wimbledon (2004), U.S Open (2006), Australian Open (2008) and the French Open ( 2012). She is only the 6th women in the Open Era to achieve that after the likes of Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Margaret Court, Christ Evert and Serena Williams.

Wimbledon 2012
Men's Singles Champion

Roger Federer
Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after winning the final
Picture courtesy of Action

Fact: This is his 17th Grand Slam tittle and seventh Wimbledon title.

Women's Singles Champion

Serena Williams
Wimbledon 2012: Serena Williams v Agnieszka Radwanska in pictures - Say cheese: the finalists with their spoils
Picture courtesy of AFP

Fact: Serena Wins her fifth Wimbledon title, tied third most of the Open Era.

U.S Open 2012

Men's Singles Champion
Andy Murray
US Open 2012: Andy Murray makes history with first grand slam title and the first by British male in 76 years
Picture courtesy of: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Fact: At the U.S Open 2012, he became the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. The title makes him the only British champion during the open era.

Women's Singles Champion

Serena Williams

After securing her fourth US Open title and 15th major, Serena Williams showed off the trophy in Central Park.

Fact: It's her fourth U.S Open title and her 15th grand Slam overall.

Fed Cup

Czech Fed Cup team celebrate victory

WTA Dubai Duty Free Season Ending Championshiop

Serena Williams
Serena Williams proudly displayed the winner's trophy after a week in which she did not drop a set.

Fact: Capping a remarkable year where she  won Wimbledon, Olympic Gold medals for singles and Doubles(with sister Venus) and The U.S Open. A winner back in 2001 and 2009.

ATP Barclays Season Ending Championship 

Novak Djokovic.
Simply the best: Novak Djokovic holds the ATP World Tour Finals trophy after beating Roger Federer

Davis Cup

Fact: This caps a rare double for the Czech team as the women's team won the Fed Cup as well.

Other notable news articles and tennis related videos:

On the Australian Open leg:
On the U.S Open leg of the tennis tour.
A round up of the Men's tennis circuit.

Best Grand Slam and Olympic matches of the Year 2012.
Best ATP World Tour Matches of the Year 2012.
Bob and Mike Bryan;
A round up the Women's tour circuit.


Gattina said...

I am not a tennis fan, but I always look if the Belgian girls won !

sully86 said...

gattina: sadly both clijsters and henin retired. Such a big lost.

Ellen Whyte said...

I take it you're a fan :-)

sully86 said...

katz tales: Yah, I am a big fan of tennis. Impressive statistics right? I can look back at this and marvel at the achievements these guys did on the court.

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