This Week In Tennis
As both tours head to Canada and players ready themselves for the Olympics in Rio, #ThisWeekInTennis, recaps all the tennis happenings from the last week: winners, player tweets, rankings, articles, and podcasts.
Stanford: Johanna Konta, Washington WTA: Yanina Wickmayer, Washington ATP: Gael Monfils, Umag: Fabio Fognini, Gstaad: Feliciano Lopez, Kitzbuhel: Paolo Lorenzi, Bastad: Laura Siegemund
- Johanna Konta beat Venus Williams in Stanford to win her first WTA title. The top ranked British woman rises four spots in the latest WTA rankings to #14.
- Gael Monfils improved on his 5-19 record in ATP finals when he beat Ivo Karlovic for the title in Washington, D.C. The Frenchman saved match point in the second set en route to the biggest win of his career.
- Yanina Wickmayer won both the singles and doubles titles at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.
- Venus Williams came within a set of claiming the 50th singles title of her career. The top seed in Stanford moves up one spot to #6 in the latest WTA rankings.
- Dominika Cibulkova reached the semifinals in Stanford before losing to eventual champion, Johanna Konta. The result bumps Cibulkova two spots in the WTA rankings, matching her career high of #10.
- Ivo Karlovic was one point from winning back-to-back titles on the ATP Tour. The winner last week in Newport, Karlovic fell in the Citi Open final to Gael Monfils.
- Serena Williams withdrew from the Rogers Cup in Montreal citing an inflamed shoulder.
- Nicole Vaidisova has called time on her comeback to tennis.