Totally Tennis 50+ players Elvira Olbrich and Jill Vaughan won the Senior 65+ Womens Doubles title at last weeks ITF Amsterdam Senior International Open.
The ladies won their title on the clay courts at Tennis Centre De Kegel beating German pairing Rotraud Ehm and Johanna Zillies 6-3, 4-6, 10-3 and Dutch duo Marjo Gruisen and Ria Van Dijk-van Miltenburg 1-6, 7-5, 10-7.
In the Mixed Doubles, Olbrich and partner Leo Coene beat Lyneke De Koning and Joep Lievers (Netherlands) 7-5, 6-0 in the quarters followed by a walkover in the semis. The pair finished as runners-up after losing to another Dutch pairing, Thea Rietveld-Esser and Rob Meuwese in the final 6-0, 6-2.
World number four and second seed Stanislas Wawrinka from Switzerland was crowned the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships winner after beating Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the final 6-4, 7-6 (15-13).
French Open champion, Wawrinka saved five set points in a tense tie-break against Baghdatis that thrilled the crowds. The victory was Wawrinka’s ninth straight final win and his second ATP World Tour title of the year after he won the Chennai title in January. Semi-final opponent Nick Kyrgios retired with a back injury giving Wawrinka a pass through to the final. In a tournament shocker, World Number One and four time Dubai champion Novak Djokovic had been forced to retire during his quarter final match against Feliciano Lopez due to an ongoing eye problem.
In the women’s event Sara Errani defeated Barbora Strycova 6-0, 6-2 in the final to become the first Italian player to win the Dubai Women’s title. Fourth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor won the Men’s Doubles title beating the unseeded pairing of Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 6-1 in the final. The Women’s doubles title was won by Darija Jurak and Chia-Jung Chuang.
Photos used courtesy of Dubai Duty Free Championships
There’s is a new name on the men’s US Open trophy this year as 25-year-old Marin Cilic defeated Kei Nishikori convincingly in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to win his first Grand Slam title. Fourteenth seed Cilic is the first Croatian to win a Grand Slam title since his coach Goran Ivanisevic, who won Wimbledon back in 2001.
Cilic wins his first Grand Slam title at the US Open
Top seed Serena Williams won her third consecutive and sixth overall US Open title beating tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 in the final . This latest victory gives Williams, 32 her eighteenth Grand Slam title and moves her to joint-fourth place in the list of all-time major winners, alongside tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
Navratilova (left) and Evert (right) presented Williams with the US Open trophy
World number one Doubles pair the Bryan twins, Bob and Mike won their 100th title Men’s Doubles title at the US Open beating Marcel Granollers/March Lopez in the final 6-3, 6-4. The Women’s title was won by Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina who defeated Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares won the Mixed Doubles title beating Abigail Spears/Santiago Gonzalez 6-1, 2-6, 11-9.
The Bryan Brothers make history winning 100 Men’s Doubles titles
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