Big3 (world No. 1-2-3 ) under attack by NextGen in 2019. Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Roger Federer Australian Open + he beat Rafael Nadal at Mutua Madrid Open. Dominic Thiem beat Roger Federer BNP Paribas Open + Mutua Madrid Open, Daniil Medvedev beat Novak Djokovic Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. What is the next?
Mutua Madrid Open (6years) + China Open (5years) have the longest active streak with European champions among WTA Premier mandatory tournaments! In 2013 was last time when a non-European won in Mutua Madrid Open and China Open (Serena Williams)
Since its inauguration as WTA Premier Mandatory tournament,only players w at least 5 singles Grand Slam titles have been capable to win Mutua Madrid Open & Roland Garros in the same year! ( Serena Williams in’13 & Maria Sharapova in’14).
Simona Halep advanced into the quarterfinal after beating Viktoria Kuzmova 6-0, 6-0 in 44 minutes. It was Simona Halep‘s 5th double bagel matches in her professional career. All of these matches she won against European, right-handed players between 2008-2019. Here is the list about these 5 lopsided matches:
Having won 10 of the last 11 games in the final against Johanna Konta, Maria Sakkari claimed her first WTA tournament title (and trophy) at the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem on May 4, 2019. One day later, her compatriot, Stefanos Tsitsipas kept the Greek success unbroken when he defeated Pablo Cuevas . . .