women’s Tennis champions : 24 Week 2013

danielahantuchova 24 week 2013

HANTUCHOVA

BEATS

VEKIC

TO WIN

AEGON CLASSIC

Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova won her sixth career title on Sunday, beating Croatian teenager Donna Vekic 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 to win the Aegon Classic.

Fourteen years separated the two finalists but there was little between 16-year-old Vekic and the 60th-ranked Hantuchova.

The Slovak struck first in the opening set, breaking her opponent’s serve to lead 4-3 but Vekic hit back immediately to level the score.

Hantuchova dominated the tiebreaker, however, and despite throwing away a 5-2 lead regained control to win 7-5.

The second set was just as tight as the first but a break of serve at 5-4 proved decisive for Hantuchova, who sealed a straight sets win.

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Men’s Tennis champions : 24 Week 2013

rogerfederer 24 week 2013

FEDERER

BEATS

YOUZHNY

TO WIN

GERRY WEBER OPEN

HALLE, Germany — If there is one place for Roger Federer to end a title drought, then it’s Halle, a small town in western Germany that has a big tennis stadium and a Roger-Federer-Allee leading to it.

Federer walked down that alley a winner again Sunday, ending a 10-month run of 11 tournaments without a title, an eternity by his standards.

The 31-year-old Swiss overcame a sluggish start to beat unseeded Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 at the Gerry Weber Open for his first title since Cincinnati in August.

Returning to grass in his favourite warm-up for Wimbledon, it took the top-seeded Federer until the middle of the second set to come out of his lethargy and start hitting shots with confidence against a player he had never lost to in 14 previous career matches. It was the first final on the tour this year involving players 30 or older.

“I’ve won a lot but not so much in the last 10 months, although I feel I’d been playing well,” Federer said. “But the others were playing better.”

Federer earned his sixth title in Halle in 11 appearances (eight finals) and his first since 2008. Four of Federer’s seven Wimbledon titles have come after triumphs in Halle — including his first Halle and Wimbledon championships in 2003.

The former top-ranked player, who is now No. 3, won his 77th career title, pulling him even with John McEnroe at third on the all-time list. Jimmy Connors won 109 and Ivan Lendl 94.

Federer will be looking to add to his record 17 Grand Slam championships when he defends his title at Wimbledon.

“I feel fit, I feel confident, I’m excited about what’s to come,” Federer said. “I’m very pleased with how I played this week.”

andymurray 24 week 2013

MURRAY

BEATS

CILIC  

TO WIN

AT

QUEEN’S

FOR THIRD TIME

LONDON — Top-seeded Andy Murray rallied to beat defending champion Marin Cilic 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Queen’s Club tournament for the third time.

It was the 27th career title for the Briton, who also claimed the trophy in 2009 and ’11, and his second of the season after winning at Miami in March.

Murray’s victory came in his first tournament since he was forced to withdraw from the French Open with a back injury.

“I worked very hard in the time that I had off to try and get myself in the best shape possible,” Murray said.

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