This Week In Tennis: Juan Martin Del Potro repeats as champion

Last week was rather uneventful in the world of tennis, as the top players on both the ATP and WTA Tour were not in action. However, There were three tournaments decided on the ATP Tour and two tournaments were played on the WTA Tour.

The biggest prize of the week was captured by Spain’s Juan Martin del Potro, as he won his second straight title at the Estoril Open in Portugal. According to Estroil, Del Potro beat Frenchmen Richard Gasquet in the final 6-4, 6-2. The 11th ranked Del Potro was seeded number one for the Estoril Open, as the top players did not compete for the crown. Del Potro is of course best known to tennis fans as the man who beat the former number one ranked player in the world Roger Federer in the 2009 U.S. Open Championship final. The Spaniard was also a quarter-finalist at this year’s Australian Open.

In other ATP action around the world last week, Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber, won the BMW Open, which was held in his home country. According to UPI, Kohlschreiber was the slight underdog in the final against Croatian Marin Cilic. Kohlschreiber was seeded fourth, while Cilic was the third seed. Italian Andreas Seppi captured the Serbian Open crown.

On the WTA Tour, Italy’s Sara Errani captured the Budapest Grand Prix title. In the other WTA tournament last week, Estonian Kaia Kanepi won the women’s singles crown at the Estoril Open.

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