Break Points: Bouchard and Puig Win Maiden Titles

Notable Results:

  • Dusseldorf F: [1] Philipp Kohlschreiber d. [7] Ivo Karlovic 6-2 7-6
  • Nice F: [2] Ernests Gulbis d. [7] Federico Delbonis 6-1 7-6
  • Nurnberg F: [2] Eugenie Bouchard d. Karolina Pliskova 6-2 4-6 6-3
  • Strasbourg F: Monica Puig d. Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-4 6-3

News and Links:

I (Lindsay) reviewed the domination and doubts in Nadal’s career and season for Sports on Earth.

Gael Monfils. Dance-off. Click now.

Beyond the Baseline has a great round-up of quotes from the pre-French pressers. Of course, Alize Cornet wins.

French No. 1 Alize Cornet, playing her 10th straight French Open, hopes to ‘charm’ the home fans. ‘The French crowd is expecting a lot from us. Sometimes they are kind of judging us. So it’s tough to handle the pressure because you know that if you do bad, they are going to be tough with you. But on the other hand, you need to charm them because they are pretty tough to charm. But when you have them in your pocket, they are behind you 100 percent and they can give you wings. That’s my goal. Trying to have wings with them on the court and fly over my matches. That would be the best scenario possible.’

Also, you’ll regret it if you don’t check out these vines from ATP players. Each one perfectly matches with the player’s personality. Federer is such a nerd.

It was a great day for the future of the WTA, as rising stars Eugenie Bouchard and Monica Puig won their maiden titles.

Per the WTA site, Bouchard is looking to the future:

‘This is kind of like a stepping stone for me. Winning a WTA title is of course a goal I’ve had, and I’m so happy to accomplish it, but I still want to achieve more – more titles, bigger titles – so this is a step in the right direction, and it’s part of the dream, but I want to move forward and keep going from here.

Puig is just excited to bring her title home to share with Puerto Rico. However, many outlets–including the WTA!–are saying that Puig is the first player from Puerto Rico to win a WTA title. That is just not true.

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One Response

  1. Kristin
    Kristin May 25, 2014 at 10:36 am |

    No surprise that Monfils has trouble with his knees!

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