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Top 14 Tennis Moments of 2014

January 2nd, 2015 by Do It Tennis

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Top 14 Tennis Moments of 2014

With the coming of the 2015 tennis season just around the corner it is only fitting to count down the most memorable moments in 2014. Here is the top 14 Tennis moments in 2014. 2014 has proved to be the year of the upset with new faces emerging. There was also some exciting events in the personal lives of many tennis players so here is a look back.

1) Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova won singles titles at the French open this year. Rafael holds the #3 ATP ranking while Maria Sharapova holds the #2 WTA ranking.

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova

Photo: india.com


2) Stan Wawrinka and Li Na won singles titles at the Australian open.

Stan WawrinkaLi Na

Photo:  reuters.com/2013Wimbledon.com


3) Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova won the singles titles at Wimbledon. Novak Djokavic ends the year as #1 and Petrakvitova as #4.

Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova

Photo: wtatennis.com


4) Marin Cilic and Serena Williams won the U.S Open singles title. Marin Cilic ends the year with the #9 spot and Serena Williams as #1 yet again.

Martin Cilic and Serena Williams

Photo: current affairsonline.in


5) This year a someone other than the big 4 (Djkokovic, Murray, Nadal, Federer) made it to a finals of a grand slam when Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori Faced off in the final round of singles at the US open and cilic was crowned winner. And In the Australian open Stan Wawrinka beat out Rafael Nadal for the singles title.

Stan Wawrinka beats Rafael Nadal for Singles Title

Photo: sportingnews.com


6) After a win at the US open the world #1 Bryan Brother’s became the most winningest doubles team in the open Era of tennis. At the Us Open they won their 100th career doubles title.

Bryan Brothers

Photo: bbc.com


7) Novak Djokavic married his high school sweetheart Jelena Ristic and had a baby all this year.

Novak Djokavic Married Jelena Ristic

Photo: arabiaweddings.com


8) Roger Federer and his wife welcomed another set of twins, this time boys, this year making them a family of six.

Roger Federer and his wife expect twins

Photo: people.com


9) Caroline Wozniaki isn’t just a tennis player anymore. She can now add runner and humanitarian to her list of qualities. She ran the New York Marathon and killed it. She ran it in 3:26 and raised over $80,000 for charity.

Carolin Wozniaki

Photo: mirror.co.uk

10) Switzerland won the Davis Cup with Roger Federer to thank. Switzerland beat out the French for the trophy in an epic battle.

Roger Federer wins Davis Cup

Photo: nydailynews.com


11) The greatest Chinese tennis player Li Na retires. Due to chronic knee injuries Li Na decided it was time to hang up the towel this year. During her tennis career she won one Australian open singles title and one French open singles title and a career best ranking of number 2.

Li Na Retires

Photo: ftw.usaroday.com

12) Stan Wawrinka locked in the number 4 spot in the ATP World rankings by the end of this year. This time last year he was a #8.

Stan Wawrinka earns number 4 spot in ATP world rankings

Photo: espn.go.com


13) The Australian open has record heat. This year’s Australian open forged a lot of upsets and claimed many victims. It was said to be 110 degrees at one point.

Australian Heat

Australian Heat Picture 2

Photo: dailymail.co.uk/bbc.com

 

14) Andy Murray made a big career move firing Ivan Lendl and replacing him with Amelie Mauresmo. This makes Murray the only male player in the top 40 to have a female coach.

Andy Murray fires Ivan Lendl

Photo: telegraph.co.uk

That rounds out the list for 2014, I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring. Happy New Year!