Whole bunch of kickass tournament victories today!
It’s one thing to win your first ever pro tournament at the big time level. It’s another thing to have to do it by winning two matches in one day. Goerges overcame the Trumpet and Bacsinszky (quite the year she’s having) by scores of 6-1, 6-4 in both matches. All of the pictures after her win show her as totally ecstatic, and she pretty well can’t stop smiling in the trophy presentation. Too cute. And if for some reason you guys missed where exactly this tournament is held, and where the main court sits, here’s a pic. I’ve got to say, probably the most gorgeous spot for a tennis tournament ever. Monte Carlo is pretty kickass, but this place is just paradise.
Another big time, first time champion today… Andrey Golubev!
Today is such a feel good kinda day. I watched part of his match against Kolya, and despite being a big inconsistent, the dude hammers the ball and has a wickedly explosive one handed backhand when he lines it up. Missed the final, but was damn sure Melzer would cruise to a pretty easy win, considering how he’s been playing this year. Not to be.
Golubev takes home his first ever championship, as well as Kazakhstan’s first ever pro level title. Woah. Considering he’s typically a Challenger guy and this is a 500 event, his ranking (and total prize money) are going to fly through the roof. He’ll presumably follow them, using his trophy to fly to his next tournament in Gstaad.
Another epic championship victory for British teenager Heather Watson. She defeated top seed Sania Mirza in the $25k event in Wrexham without dropping a set on the way. Win. Also, if you’re not already, you can follow her on twitter at @mizwatson92. Elementary, my dear.