2009 in tennis

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See also; 2008 in tennis, 2009 in sports, 2010 in tennis.

This page covers all the major events in the sport of tennis in 2009.

Changes[edit]

The structure of both the WTA and ATP tours has been changed for 2009. On the men's side, Masters Series events have been replaced by Masters 1000 tournaments, while the International Series Gold and International Series tournaments are now 500 Series and 250 Series events respectively. The season-ending ATP World Tour Finals remains unchanged.

On the women's tour, the tiered system which has existed since 1988 has been scrapped in favour of a structure closer to the men's circuit. Tier I and Tier II have been merged form WTA Premier Tournaments. The Tier III and Tier IV have also been merged into International Tournaments. The WTA Tour Championships remains in the schedule but the WTA have also initiated a second season-ending tournament, the Commonwealth Bank Tour of Champions for eight players who did not qualify for the Tour Championships (usually below the top eight in the rankings).

News[edit]

January[edit]

See: 2009 ATP World Tour, 2009 WTA Tour
  • January 4: The first official event of the season, the new Brisbane International joint event commences in Australia.
  • January 5: Two male events begin in Chennai and Doha, while a women's tournament in Auckland also starts.

February[edit]

February 1: Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer in five sets to win the Australian Open

March[edit]

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray win the BNP Paribas Open and the Sony Ericsson Open respectively

April[edit]

Rafael Nadal wins the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia

May[edit]

May 17: Roger Federer overturns a 5 match losing streak to Rafael Nadal by defeating him in straight sets to win the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open which ended his title drought

June[edit]

June 7: Roger Federer ties Pete Sampras's all-time record with the most grand slam singles titles (14) by defeating Robin Söderling in the final to win his first Roland Garros title

July[edit]

July 5: Roger Federer defeats Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6(8), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14 to win his 6th Wimbledon title and record 15th Grand Slam singles title

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

ITF[edit]

Grand Slam events[edit]

Davis Cup[edit]

World Group Draw

  • S-Seeded
  • U-Unseeded
  • * Choice of ground
  First round
6–8 March
Quarterfinals
10–12 July
Semifinals
18–20 September
Final
4–6 December
                                     
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
1   Argentina 5  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor hard)
  Netherlands 0  
  1   Argentina 2  
Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)
    Czech Republic 3  
8   France 2
Poreč, Croatia (indoor clay)
  Czech Republic 3  
    Czech Republic 4  
Birmingham, Alabama, USA (indoor hard)
  5   Croatia 1  
4   United States 4  
Poreč, Croatia (indoor clay)
   Switzerland 1  
  4   United States 2
Poreč, Croatia (indoor hard)
  5   Croatia 3  
5   Croatia 5
Barcelona, Spain (indoor clay)
  Chile 0  
    Czech Republic 0
Malmö, Sweden (indoor carpet)
  2   Spain 5
  Israel 3  
Tel Aviv, Israel (indoor hard)
6   Sweden 2  
    Israel 4
Sibiu, Romania (indoor carpet)
  3   Russia 1  
  Romania 1
Torre-Pacheco, Spain (clay)
3   Russia 4  
    Israel 1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (indoor hard)
  2   Spain 4  
  Austria 2  
Marbella, Spain (clay)
7   Germany 3  
  7   Germany 2
Benidorm, Spain (clay)
  2   Spain 3  
  Serbia 1
2   Spain 4  

World Group Play-offs

Venue (surface) Winning Team Score Losing Team
Rancagua, Chile (clay)  Chile 3–2  Austria (5)
Charleroi, Belgium (indoor clay)  Belgium (6) 3–2  Ukraine
Porto Alegre, Brazil (indoor clay)  Ecuador 3–2  Brazil (8)
Maastricht, Netherlands (indoor clay)  France (2) 4–1  Netherlands
Johannesburg, South Africa (indoor hard)  India (7) 4–1  South Africa
Belgrade, Serbia (indoor hard)  Serbia (3) 5–0  Uzbekistan
Helsingborg, Sweden (indoor hard)  Sweden (1) 3–2  Romania
Genoa, Italy (clay)   Switzerland (4) 3–2  Italy

Fed Cup[edit]

World Group Draw

  • S-Seeded
  • U-Unseeded
  • * Choice of ground
  1st Round
7–8 February
Semifinals
25–26 April
Final
7–8 November
                           
  Moscow, Russia (indoor hard)
  1   Russia 5  
      China 0     Castellaneta, Italy (clay)
    1   Russia 1  
Orléans, France (indoor hard)   4   Italy 4  
  4   Italy 5
      France 0     Reggio Calabria, Italy (clay)
    4   Italy 4
  Surprise, Arizona, USA (hard)     3   United States 0
      Argentina 2  
  3   United States 3     Brno, Czech Republic (indoor hard)
    3   United States 3
Brno, Czech Republic (indoor carpet)       Czech Republic 2  
      Czech Republic 4
  2   Spain 1  

Final[edit]


Italy
4
Circolo del Tennis, Reggio Calabria, Italy
7–8 November 2009
clay (outdoors)

United States
0
1 2 3
1 Italy
United States
Flavia Pennetta
Alexa Glatch
6
3
6
1
   
2 Italy
United States
Francesca Schiavone
Melanie Oudin
77
62
6
2
   
3 Italy
United States
Flavia Pennetta
Melanie Oudin
7
5
6
2
   
4 Italy
United States
Francesca Schiavone
Alexa Glatch
      not
played
5 Italy
United States
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
Liezel Huber / Vania King
4
6
6
3
11
9
 

World Group Play-offs

Date: 25–26 April

Venue (surface) Winning team Score Losing team
Lleida, Spain (clay)  Serbia 4–0  Spain (1)
Limoges, France (indoor clay)  France (2) 3–2  Slovakia
Frankfurt, Germany (clay)  Germany 3–2  China (3)
Mar del Plata, Argentina (clay)  Ukraine 5–0  Argentina (4)

Hopman Cup[edit]

Group A

Pos. Country W L Matches Sets
1  Slovakia 3 0 8 – 1 12 – 3
2  Germany 2 1 4 – 5 10 – 10
3  United States 1 2 3 – 6 9 – 14
4  Australia 0 3 3 – 6 8 – 12

Group B

Pos. Country W L Matches Sets
1  Russia 3 0 6 – 3 14 – 7
2  Italy 2 1 6 – 3 12 – 7
3  France 1 2 5 – 4 10 – 8
4  Chinese Taipei 0 3 1 – 8 3 – 17

Final[edit]


Slovakia
2
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
January 9, 2009, 18:00 AWST (UTC+8)
hard (indoors)

Russia
0
1 2 3
1 Slovakia
Russia
Dominika Cibulková
Dinara Safina
64
77
6
1
6
4
 
2 Slovakia
Russia
Dominik Hrbatý
Marat Safin
65
77
7
5
77
64
 
3 Slovakia
Russia
Dominika Cibulková / Dominik Hrbatý
Dinara Safina / Marat Safin
      not
played
2009 Hopman Cup Champions
Slovakia
Slovakia
Third title

ATP World Tour[edit]

See: 2009 ATP World Tour

Changes in No. 1 rank[edit]

January 1st - July 5th: Spain Rafael Nadal
July 6th - December 31st: Switzerland Roger Federer

ATP World Tour Finals[edit]

ATP Masters 1000[edit]

Tournament Singles Winner Runner-up Score Doubles Winners Runners-up Score
Indian Wells Spain Rafael Nadal United Kingdom Andy Murray 6–1, 6–2 United States Fish/United States Roddick Belarus Mirnyi/Israel Ram 3–6, 6–1, 14–12
Miami United Kingdom Andy Murray Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–2, 7–5 Belarus Mirnyi/Israel Ram Australia Fisher/Australia Huss 6–7(4), 6–2, 10–7
Monte Carlo Spain Rafael Nadal Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–3, 2–6, 6–1 Canada Nestor/
Serbia Zimonjić
United States Bryan/United States Bryan 6–4, 6–1
Rome Spain Rafael Nadal Serbia Novak Djokovic 7–62, 6–2 Canada Nestor/
Serbia Zimonjić
United States Bryan/United States Bryan 7–6(5), 6–3
Madrid Switzerland Roger Federer Spain Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–4 Canada Nestor/
Serbia Zimonjić
Sweden Aspelin/South Africa Moodie 6–4, 6–4
Montreal United Kingdom Andy Murray Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–74, 7–63, 6–1 India Bhupathi/
The Bahamas Knowles
Belarus Mirnyi/Israel Ram 6–4, 6–3
Cincinnati Switzerland Roger Federer Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–1, 7–5 Canada Nestor/
Serbia Zimonjić
United States Bryan/United States Bryan 3–6, 7–6(2), 15–13
Shanghai Russia Nikolay Davydenko Spain Rafael Nadal 7-63, 6-3 France Benneteau/
France Tsonga
Poland Fyrstenberg/Poland Matkowski 6-2, 6-4
Paris Serbia Novak Djokovic France Gaël Monfils 6-2, 5-7, 7-63 Canada Nestor/
Serbia Zimonjić
Spain Granollers/Spain Robredo 6-3, 6-4

World Team Cup[edit]

Blue Group[edit]

Pos. Country Points Matches Sets
1.  Serbia 3-0 7-2 14-5
2.  Argentina 2-1 7-2 13-5
3.  Italy 1-2 3-6 6-13
4.  Russia 0-3 1-8 4-14

Red Group[edit]

Pos. Country Points Matches Sets
1.  Germany 3-0 7-2 15-8
2.  Sweden 2-1 5-4 13-10
3.  United States 1-2 4-5 11-13
4.  France 0-3 2-7 8-16

Serbia vs. Germany[edit]


Serbia
2
Düsseldorf, Germany
23 May 2009
clay

Germany
1
1 2 3
1 Serbia
Germany
Viktor Troicki
Rainer Schüttler
6
4
77
65
   
2 Serbia
Germany
Janko Tipsarević
Philipp Kohlschreiber
6
2
6
4
   
3 Serbia
Germany
Nenad Zimonjić / Viktor Troicki
Nicolas Kiefer / Mischa Zverev
5
7
6
4
7
10
 

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour[edit]

See: 2009 WTA Tour

Changes in No. 1 rank[edit]

January 1st - February 1st: Serbia Jelena Janković
February 2nd - April 19th: United States Serena Williams
April 20th - October 11th: Russia Dinara Safina
October 12th - October 25th: United States Serena Williams
October 26th - November 1st: Russia Dinara Safina
November 2nd - December 31st: United States Serena Williams

WTA Tour Championships[edit]

Singles Finals

  Semifinals Final
                         
  8  Serbia Jelena Janković 7 3 4  
7  United States Venus Williams 5 6 6  
  7  United States Venus Williams 2 64  
  2  United States Serena Williams 6 7  
4  Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 4 1 r
  2  United States Serena Williams 6 0    

Doubles Final

Finals
         
   Zimbabwe Cara Black
 United States Liezel Huber
60 7 [7]
3  Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
7 5 [10]

Tournament of Champions[edit]

WTA Premier Tournaments[edit]

Tournament Singles Winner Runner-up Score Doubles Winners Runners-up Score
Sydney Russia E Dementieva Russia D Safina 6–3, 2–6, 6–1 Chinese Taipei Hsieh/China Peng France Dechy/
Australia Dellacqua
6–0, 6–1
Paris France A Mauresmo Russia E Dementieva 7–6(7), 2–6, 6–4 Zimbabwe Black/United States Huber Czech Republic Peschke/
United States Raymond
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Dubai United States V Williams France V Razzano 6–4, 6–2 Zimbabwe Black/United States Huber Russia Kirilenko/
Poland Radwańska
6–3, 6–3
Indian Wells Russia V Zvonareva Serbia A Ivanovic 7–6(5), 6–2 Belarus Azarenka/
Russia Zvonareva
Argentina Dulko/Israel Pe'er 6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Miami Belarus V Azarenka United States S Williams 6–3, 6–1 Russia Kuznetsova/
France Mauresmo
Czech Republic Peschke/
United States Raymond
4–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Charleston Germany S Lisicki Denmark C Wozniacki 6–2, 6–4 United States Mattek-Sands/
Russia Petrova
Latvia Dekmeijere/
Switzerland Schnyder
6–7(5), 6–2, [11–9]
Stuttgart Russia S Kuznetsova Russia D Safina 6–2, 6–4 United States Mattek-Sands/
Russia Petrova
Argentina Dulko/Italy Pennetta 5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Rome Russia D Safina Russia S Kuznetsova 6–3, 6–2 Chinese Taipei Hsieh/China Peng Slovakia Hantuchová/
Japan Sugiyama
7–5, 7–6(5)
Madrid Russia D Safina Denmark C Wozniacki 6–2, 6–4 Zimbabwe Black/United States Huber Czech Republic Peschke/
United States Raymond
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Warsaw Romania A Dulgheru Ukraine A Bondarenko 7–6(3), 3–6, 6–0 United States Kops-Jones/
United States Mattek-Sands
China Yan/China Zheng 6-1, 6–1
Eastbourne Denmark C Wozniacki France V Razzano 7-6(5), 7-5 Uzbekistan Amanmuradova/Japan Sugiyama Australia Stosur/Australia Stubbs 6-4, 6-3
Stanford France M Bartoli United States V Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 United States S Williams/
United States V Williams
Chinese Taipei Chan/Romania Niculescu 6-4, 6-1
Los Angeles Italy F Pennetta Australia S Stosur 6-4, 6-3 Chinese Taipei Chuang/China Yan Russia Kirilenko/
Poland Radwańska
6-0, 4-6, [10-7]
Cincinnati Serbia J Janković Russia D Safina 6-4, 6-2 Zimbabwe Black/United States Huber Spain Llagostera Vives/
Spain Martínez Sánchez
6-3, 0-6, [10-2]
Toronto Russia E Dementieva Russia M Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 Spain Llagostera Vives/
Spain Martínez Sánchez
Australia Stosur/Australia Stubbs 2-6, 7-5, [11-9]
New Haven Denmark C Wozniacki Russia E Vesnina 6-2, 6-4 Spain Llagostera Vives/
Spain Martínez Sánchez
Czech Republic Benešová/
Czech Republic Hradecká
6-2, 7-5
Tokyo Russia M Sharapova Serbia J Janković 5-2 ret. Russia Kleybanova/
Italy Schiavone
Slovakia Hantuchová/
Japan Sugiyama
6-4, 6-2
Beijing Russia S Kuznetsova Poland A Radwańska 6-2, 6-4 Chinese Taipei Hsieh/China Peng Russia Kudryavtseva/
Russia Makarova
6-3, 6-1
Moscow Italy F Schiavone Belarus O Govortsova 6-3, 6-0 Russia Kirilenko/
Russia Petrova
Russia Kondratieva/
Czech Republic Zakopalová
6-2, 6-2

Exhibition Tournaments[edit]

Capitala World Tennis Championship[edit]

AAMI Kooyong Classic[edit]

JB Group Classic[edit]

Masters France[edit]

Boodles Challenge[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]