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 . . .
The 1⃣1⃣ champions of Barcelona Open who gave 6⃣➖0⃣ to their opponents in the finals: Tony Trabert (1954), Herbert Flam (1956), Marty Mulligan (1968), Ivan Lendl (1981), Mats Wilander (1983), Thierry Tulasne (1985), Kent Carlsson (1986), Andres Gomez (1990), Gaston Gaudio (2002), Rafael Nadal (2002), Dominic Thiem (2019).
David Ferrer‘s lacrymose farewell from the court of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona…
Having won the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters beating Dusan Lajovic in the final, Fabio Fognini became the 6⃣3⃣rd champion in 1⃣1⃣3⃣ editions of the Monte-Carlo tennis tournament since 1⃣8⃣9⃣7⃣! Fabio Fognini is the 4⃣th Italian who won the tournament in singles in Monte-Carlo since 1⃣8⃣9⃣7⃣! First Italian was Count Mino Balbi di Robecco in 1922,then Giovanni Palmieri in 1935. Nicola Pietrangeli won 3x (1961,1967-68) now Fabio . . .
All-time list of different winners per nations in Monte-Carlo tournament history since 1897: 1. Spain (7), 2. France – UK (6-6),3. Sweden – USA (5-5), 4. Italy (4), 5. Hungary – Argentina (3-3) All-time list of total titles per nations at Monte-Carlo tournament history: 1. Spain (19), 2. UK (17), 3.France (11), 4.Sweden (8), 5. Italy (6), 6. USA – New Zealand (5-5), 7. Argentina – Hungary – . . .
Flavia Pennetta beat her husband, Fabio Fognini by 5⃣2⃣ days as the oldest Premier/Masters title holder in the family! Flavia Pennetta won BNP Paribas Open at the age of 32 years and 19 days, while Fabio won Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters at the age of 31 years, 10 months and 28 days. Both players are 1⃣0⃣0⃣% record (1-0) in these finals!
Fabio Fognini is the 1⃣st Italian who won ATP Tour Masters since 1990!He is the 1⃣st Italian who won any Grand Prix Tour/Championship Series/ ATP Masters1000 level tournament in 2⃣1⃣st century! Last time Adriano Panatta won in Rome in 1976.
Largest gap in golf & tennis history between major titles: Julius Boros had 4026 days between 1952-1963 U.S. Open Championship , while Aussie legend Ken Rosewall‘s longest drought was 4291 days between 1956 US Open Tennis Championships & 1968 ROLAND-GARROS title! (Misc.: Tiger Woods’s longest span between 2 majors was 3954 days (2008 U.S. Open Championship, while Roger Federer‘s 1666 days btw 2012 Wimbledon and . . .