We all enjoy tennis because it’s a sport where fair-play is extremely important, but occasionally it gets stirred up by scandals. Let’s look at major tennis controversies in 2015.
We have seen some truly great matches in 2015, a year that was dominated by Serbian Novak Djokovic. Although he won three of four Grand Slams and clinched the first position in the ATP ranking, his opponents made it as hard as possible for him. Let’s look at major tennis rivalries of 2015.
Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer – The Swiss is close to the retirement, but he plays as good as ever. However, Djokovic has proved to be better during 2015. They met on eight occasions, of which seven finals. Serbian won five of them, including winning in Wimbledon and US Open finals, as well as celebrating the win in the last match of the season – in ATP World Tour Finals. The most important win for Federer was the one on Cincinnati Masters when he stopped Djokovic from completing Career Golden Masters. Both players agree that their rivalry has developed greatly and look forward to their future matches.
You enjoy watching a great tennis match, but you certainly enjoy it even more when you like what you see. There are players who are more attractive than others, and we have made a list of most handsome tennis players.
Klara Koukalova – This Czech player made its Grand Slam debut in 2003 when she beat fellow qualifier Maria Sharapova in the first round of Australian Open. She defeated Monica Seles during the same tournament, but, unfortunately, didn’t use that and never made a more significant tennis result, with her top ranking being No. 20 in 2013. When it comes to beauty, many rank her as No. 1 on the list of pretty tennis players.
Tennis is a sport in which you can not only become really popular but also win a lot of money. We present to you the richest tennis players in history.
Roger Federer – The Swiss player is a recorder in lots of categories, and definitely leads on the richest tennis players list, too. He has won a little bit under $100 million just from the prize money from the tournaments, without counting the money from sponsors.
Serena Williams – Similar to Novak Djokovic, she was two matches short of completing all four slams, but Roberta Vinci stopped her in the US Open semifinal. However, Serena has managed to win three Grand Slams in a year for the second time in his career, the first time being in 2002, and claimed her domination in the women tennis world.
Novak Djokovic – The Serbian had one of the best seasons in tennis’ history, he won three of four Grand Slams, and was just a win short of completing them all. Won 11 titles in total and became the first player to win four consecutive ATP World Tour Finals titles.
Stan Wawrinka won men’s singles at French Open 2015 and kept Novak Djokovic from winning his missing Grand Slam after beating him in the final 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
Serbian Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth title at Melbourne Park in the Australian Open 2015. He defeated Andy Murray in the final 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0.
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in US Open 2015 men’s singles final and won his third Grand Slam title of 2015.
In women’s singles, Flavia Pennetta defeated Roberta Vinci 7-6, 6-2 in the first ever all-Italian Grand Slam final.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated Jamie Murray and John Peers 6-4, 6-4 and lifted the trophy in men’s doubles category.
Women’s doubles were won by Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, who beat Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 6-4 in the championship match.
Hingis also won mixed doubles in pair with Leander Paes, after defeating Bethanie Matterk-Sands and Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.
Taylor Harry Fritz won boys’ singles event after beating Tommy Paul 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 in the final.
The event in boys’ doubles was won by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, who won against Brandon Holt and Riley Smith 7-5, 7-6 in the championship match.
Girls’ singles of US Open 2015 was won by Dalma Galfi, who defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 6-4.
Viktoria Kuzmova and Aleksandra Pospelova won girls’ doubles, after defeating Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova 7-5, 6-2 in the final match.
Pat Cash and Mark Philippoussis defeated Michael Chang and Todd Martin 6-2, 6-1 in the final match of men’s champions invitational legends tournament.
Women’s champions invitational was won by Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez, who beat Tracy Austin and Gigi Fernandez without playing the final.
In the wheelchair events, singles competition was won by Shingo Kunieda, who defeated Stephane Koudet in yet another Grand Slam final. This time, it was 6-7, 6-3, 6-2.
In men’s doubles, Stephane Houdet lifted the trophy in pair with Gordon Reid, after beating Nicolas Peifer and Michael Jeremiasz 6-3, 6-1 in the final.
Jordanne Whiley lifted the trophy in women’s singles, defeating Yui Kamiji 6-4, 0-6, 6-1.
In women’s doubles, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot defeated Marjolein Buis and Sabine Ellerbrock 7-6, 6-1.
In the wheelchair quad singles Dylan Alcott defeated David Wagner 6-1, 5-6, 7-5 in the final match of US Open 2015.
Nick Taylor and David Wagner lifted the trophy in the quad doubles after winning against Dylan Alcott and Andrew Lapthorne 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.
In Wimbledon Championships, 2015 final Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6. 6-7. 6-4, 6-3 to claim his third Wimbledon title and ninth Grand Slam title overall. By lifting the title, Djokovic has tied the number of Wimbledon trophies won with his coach Boris Becker.
Serena Williams beat Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 in ladies’ singles final match to win her third Grand Slam title of the year.
Jean-Julyien Rojer and Horia Tecau lifted the trophy in the gentlemen’s doubles category, after beating Jamie Murray and John Peers 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
In the category of ladies’ doubles at Wimbledon 2015, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 in the final match.
Mixed doubles category was won by Leander Paes and Martina Hingis, who defeated Timea Babos and Alexander Peya 6-1, 6-1 to lift their second Grand Slam trophy of the year.
Boys’ singles category of Wimbledon Championships 2015 was won by Reilly Opelka, who defeated Mikael Ymer 7-6, 6-4 in the match for the title.
Sumit Nagal and Ly Hoang Nam defeated Reilly Opelke and Akira Santillan 7-6, 6-4 and lifted the trophy in boys’ doubles competition of Wimbledon 2015.
When it comes to girls’ competitions, Sofya Zhuk won the singles category by defeating Anna Blinkova 7-5, 6-4.
Dalma Galfi and Fanny Stollar won girls’ doubles trophy, after winning against Vera Lapko and Tereza Mihalikova 6-3, 6-2 in the final match.
Gentlemen’s invitation doubles of Wimbledon 2015 was won by Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Ljubicic, who won against Wayne Ferreira and Sebastian Grosjean 6-3, 1-6, 10-5 in the final.
Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis defeated Guy Forget and Cedric Pioline 6-4, 6-4 in the final of senior gentlemen’s invitation doubles.
Ladies’ invitation doubles were won by Magdalena Maleeva and Rennae Stubbs, who beat Martina Navratilova and Selima Sfar 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 in the final match.
In the wheelchair events, Gustavo Fernandez and Nicolas Peifer defeated Michael Jeremiasz and Gordon Reid 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 in the final match of men’s doubles of Wimbledon championships 2015.
Wheelchair ladies’ doubles were won by Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji, who defeated Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.