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Alize Cornet won her first title in FOUR years at the NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies in Austria. Alize didn’t drop a set all tournament long but dropped almost to her knees after claiming the title. (Har har.) I might not agree with her playing on clay when Roland Garros is already over and Wimbledon is only a few days away but this title run could help her always-shaky confidence. Maybe.
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Now should we Believe? No, I’m never going to stop using believe when it comes to Mels. Ever. Almost 3 yeas after that miraculous run to the US Open quarterfinals, Melanie finally wins her first WTA career title at the AEGON Classic in Birmingham. She defeated the 2007 champ, Jelena Jankovic, in the finals. It was a fantastic week for the young American who battled through qualifying and, with this win, rose from No. 208 to No. 122 in the world rankings.
In other news, WHY IS THAT SANTA HAT?!
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For Tommy, there’s something about… Halle. The old guy upset Tomas Berdych and, fellow oldie, Roger Federer en route to his 13th ATP career title. This is his second Gerry Weber Open trophy; he also won it back in 2009 over Novak Djokovic in the finals.
“[Winning] my thirteenth title was a goal of mine to maybe achieve in the next coming months, years or however long I am going to play. To have somebody across the net like Roger is a real honour for me. To have that picture with the winning trophy and Roger next to me is something really special, something I’ll obviously never forget. I’m just really happy and proud.”
Tommy also made headlines earlier in the week when he criticized Andy Murray’s rope-a-dope tactics. In thr article, you’ll also find Muzz’s (kind of) response to the comments but basically said that he doesn’t care for Tommy’s opinions. ATP dramz is cute. #duncurr
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Marin won his 7th ATP career title and first ever on grass at the AEGON Championships in London after his opponent, David Nalbandian, was defaulted for injuring a linesperson during the final. I’m sure it wasn’t the way Marin wanted to win a title but his opponent’s reckless behavior had no place in that championship match. Plus, it wasn’t like he magically made it to the finals so he deserved the trophy for getting to that stage and being the only responsible sportsman on court.