Google Down the Line!: WEEKEND WINNERS: Gilles, Juan Martin, Fernando, Aleksandra, Pauline

Monday, July 21, 2008

WEEKEND WINNERS: Gilles, Juan Martin, Fernando, Aleksandra, Pauline

Gilles Simon - Indianapolis

The Frenchie defeated defending champion Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-4 to win his first US hardcourt title and second of the season. He dismissed Tommy Haas and Sam Querry along the way.

Juan Martin Del Potro - Kitzbuhel

July has been a career month for the 19-year old baller. A week of capturing his maiden ATP title at Stuttgart, the big-serving Argentine took his second-in-a-row disappointing the home crowd by crushing homeboy Juergen Meltzer 6-2, 6-1. Juan Martin becomes only the second baller this year behind Rafael Nadal to win back-to-back ATP titles and will move into the top 30 for the first time.

Fernando Verdasco - Umag

The Spaniard captured his first title in four years when defeated Russia's Igor Andreev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) in the Umag final.

Aleksandra Wozniack - Stanford

The Canadian qualifier made history this week in Stanford earning her first WTA Tour title and becoming the first woman from her country in 20 years to earn a championship, knocking off an injured Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-3. The 20-year old will enter the top 50 for the first time this week.

Pauline Parmentier - Bad Gastein

The Frenchie claimed her second career title defeating
qualifier Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-4 in the final. She also grabbed her first top-20 scalp, crushing top seed Agnes Szavay 6-4, 6-2.

(images via Getty)


  1. You know, I have a hard time looking at Gilles without immediately imagining him in a bow tie and little else from Roland Garros karaoke... :D

    Ahem, more importantly, nice wins for all three boys.

  2. It was excellent to see some new faces....the game of tennis needs some good influx of players...quickly....its getting quite boring to be honest...

  3. yeah it's nice to see people take advantage of a good opportunity, particularly when the top ballers are resting.

    "its getting quite boring to be honest..."

    i have to disagree. i think we've just witnessed the starting point, really, to what could be an extraordinary time in the sport - and i'm talking about what just happened at Wimby.

    so the best is yet to come in my opinion.


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