May 14, 2018
Alexander Zverev, Lucy Shuker and Petra Kvitova were the best performers in world tennis over the last few days.
In Madrid, Zverev claimed the honours with a convincing 6-4, 6-4 victory over Rafael Nadal’s conqueror, Dominic Thiem.
It was Zverev’s third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. And the dashing world number three is sure to provide fantastic entertainment at Wimbledon later this summer.
Meanwhile Lucy Shuker continues to achieve great things in the wheelchair tennis world. She just won the Korea Open in Seoul – not just the singles but the doubles too!
After her success, Shuker, sponsored by WDH, said: ‘I was absolutely delighted to claim both titles. I have been working on a few aspects of my game with my new coach Luke Mulvihill and it was really good to be able to put those things into practice and come away with some good results and both titles.
‘I was really pleased to be able to have Luke there to share the victories and his input was invaluable throughout in preparing me for matches both physically and tactically and it really made the difference.
‘I’m hoping to keep the momentum going into this week’s Japan Open Super Series event where there will be a number of the top girls competing.
‘Thank you for your continued support, I’ll keep you updated.’
Back in Madrid, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova did herself proud too, and made history.
She became the first woman to win the Madrid Open three times after beating Kiki Bertens 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3 in the final.
It was her fourth tournament win of the year after surviving a knife attack in December 2016.
After some difficult moments since then, Kvitova is definitely back. And Wimbledon fans will no doubt give her a massive cheer when she arrives on court at the biggest tournament of them all.