2013 in tennis

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This page covers all the major events in the sport of tennis in 2013. See also 2012 in tennis.

ATP World Tour[edit]

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal won the four Grand Slams of 2013. For Djokovic, it was his record third consecutive Australian Open title. For Nadal, it was a record eighth title at Roland Garros. For Murray, it was the end of a 77 year drought since a British man won Wimbledon, and the first time since 2003 that a male player won his home Grand Slam tournament. Rafael Nadal won his 2nd US Open defeating the serbian.
Main article: 2013 ATP World Tour

The 2013 ATP World Tour was the global elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for the 2013 tennis season. The 2013 ATP World Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, the ATP World Tour 500 series, the ATP World Tour 250 series, the Davis Cup (organized by the ITF) and the ATP World Tour Finals. Also included in the 2013 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which was organized by the ITF.

ATP World Tour Masters 1000[edit]

The ATP World Tour Masters 1000 was a series of 9 tennis tournaments that are part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, held annually throughout the year in Europe, North America and Asia. The series constituted the most prestigious tournaments in men's tennis after the four Grand Slam events and the ATP World Tour Finals.

Week of Tournament Also currently known as Court surface Winner Runner-up Score
Singles
March 4 United States Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Hard Spain Rafael Nadal Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
March 18 United States Miami Sony Open Tennis Hard United Kingdom Andy Murray Spain David Ferrer 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
April 15 Monaco Monte Carlo Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Clay Serbia Novak Djokovic Spain Rafael Nadal 6–2, 7–6(7–1)
May 6 Spain Madrid Mutua Madrid Open Clay Spain Rafael Nadal Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 6–2, 6–4
May 13 Italy Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia Clay Spain Rafael Nadal Switzerland Roger Federer 6–1, 6–3
August 5 Canada Montreal Rogers Cup Hard Spain Rafael Nadal Canada Milos Raonic 6–2, 6–2
August 12 United States Cincinnati Western & Southern Open Hard Spain Rafael Nadal United States John Isner 7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–3)
October 7 China Shanghai Shanghai Rolex Masters Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–1, 3–6, 7–6(7–3)
October 28 France Paris BNP Paribas Masters Hard (i) Serbia Novak Djokovic Spain David Ferrer 7–5, 7–5
ATP World Tour Finals
4 November United Kingdom London Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) Serbia Novak Djokovic Spain Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–4
Doubles
Week of Tournament Also currently known as Court Surface Winners Runner-Up
March 4 United States Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Hard United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Philippines Treat Conrad Huey
Poland Jerzy Janowicz
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]
March 18 United States Miami Sony Open Tennis Hard Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–4, 6–1
April 15 Monaco Monte Carlo Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Clay France Julien Benneteau
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4–6, 7–6(7–4), [14–12]
May 6 Spain Madrid Mutua Madrid Open Clay United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–2, 6–3
May 13 Italy Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia Clay United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–2, 6–3
August 5 Canada Montreal Rogers Cup Hard Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Andy Murray
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
August 12 United States Cincinnati Western & Southern Open Hard United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6–4, 4–6, [10–4]
October 7 China Shanghai Shanghai Rolex Masters Hard Croatia Ivan Dodig
Brazil Marcelo Melo
Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
7–6(7–2), 6–7(6–8), [10–2]
October 28 France Paris BNP Paribas Masters Hard (i) United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–3, 6–3
ATP World Tour Finals
4 November United Kingdom London Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]

ATP Challenger Tour[edit]

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour was the secondary professional tennis circuit organized by the ATP. The 2013 ATP Challenger Tour calendar comprises 15 top tier Tretorn SERIE+ tournaments, and approximately 150 regular series tournaments.

WTA Tour[edit]

Victoria Azarenka (left) claimed her second major by successfully defending the 2013 Australian Open, defeating Li Na in the finals. Serena Williams won the 2013 French Open, winning her second French Open title by defeating defending champion Maria Sharapova in the final eleven years after her first. Marion Bartoli won her first major at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, defeating first time finalist Sabine Lisicki.
Main article: 2013 WTA Tour

The 2013 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2013 tennis season. The 2013 WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), the WTA International tournaments, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF) and the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tournament of Champions).

WTA Premier tournaments[edit]

The WTA Premier tournaments were 21 of the tennis tournaments divided into three levels on the 2013 WTA Tour.

Week of Tournament Also currently known as Court surface Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
4 March United States Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Hard Russia Maria Sharapova Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–2
18 March United States Miami Sony Open Tennis Hard United States Serena Williams Russia Maria Sharapova 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
6 May Spain Madrid Mutua Madrid Open Clay United States Serena Williams Russia Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–4
30 September China Beijing China Open Hard United States Serena Williams Serbia Jelena Janković 6–2, 6–2
Premier 5
11 February Qatar Doha Qatar Total Open Hard Belarus Victoria Azarenka United States Serena Williams 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–3
13 May Italy Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia Clay United States Serena Williams Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6–3
5 August Canada Toronto Rogers Cup Hard United States Serena Williams Romania Sorana Cirstea 6–2, 6–0
12 August United States Cincinnati Western & Southern Open Hard Belarus Victoria Azarenka United States Serena Williams 2–6, 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
23 September Japan Tokyo Toray Pan Pacific Open Hard Czech Republic Petra Kvitova Germany Angelique Kerber 6-2, 0-6, 6-3
Premier
31 December Australia Brisbane Brisbane International Hard United States Serena Williams Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–2, 6–1
7 January Australia Sydney Apia International Sydney Hard Poland Agnieszka Radwańska Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 6–0, 6–0
28 January France Paris Open GDF Suez Hard (i) Germany Mona Barthel Italy Sara Errani 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
18 February United Arab Emirates Dubai Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships Hard Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Italy Sara Errani 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
1 April United States Charleston Family Circle Cup Clay United States Serena Williams Serbia Jelena Janković 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
22 April Germany Stuttgart Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Clay (i) Russia Maria Sharapova China Li Na 6-4, 6-3
20 May Belgium Brussels Brussels Open Clay Estonia Kaia Kanepi China Peng Shuai 6–2, 7–5
17 June United Kingdom Eastbourne AEGON International Grass Russia Elena Vesnina United States Jamie Hampton 6–2, 6–1
22 July United States Stanford Bank of the West Classic Hard Slovakia Dominika Cibulkova Poland Agnieszka Radwanska 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
29 July United States Carlsbad Southern California Open Hard Australia Samantha Stosur Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6–2, 6–3
19 August United States New Haven New Haven Open at Yale Hard Romania Simona Halep Czech Republic Petra Kvitova 6–2, 6–2
14 October Russia Moscow Kremlin Cup Hard (i) Romania Simona Halep Australia Samantha Stosur 7–6(7–1), 6–2
Year-End Championship
22 October Turkey Istanbul WTA Tour Championships Hard (i) United States Serena Williams China Li Na 2–6, 6–3, 6–0

WTA International tournaments[edit]

The WTA International Tournaments were 31 of the tennis tournaments.

Grand Slam events[edit]

Australian Open[edit]

The 2013 Australian Open was a tennis tournament played on Hardcourt (Plexicushion). It was the 101st edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam event of the year. It took place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia from January 14 to January 27, 2013.

All four of the main events in singles and same-sex doubles were won by the top seeds—Novak Djokovic in men's singles, Victoria Azarenka in women's singles, Bob and Mike Bryan in men's doubles, and Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in women's doubles. This year's Australian Open was the first Grand Slam event since that tournament's 2004 edition in which the women's singles and doubles were won by the top seeds, and the first Grand Slam event since the 1997 Wimbledon Championships in which the men's and women's singles and doubles were all won by the top seeds.

Main article: 2013 Australian Open
Category Champion(s) Finalist(s) Score in the final
Men's singles Serbia Novak Djokovic United Kingdom Andy Murray 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 6–2
Women's singles Belarus Victoria Azarenka China Li Na 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Men's doubles United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Igor Sijsling
6–3, 6–4
Women's doubles Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Mixed doubles Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Australia Matthew Ebden
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic František Čermák
6–3, 7–5

French Open[edit]

The 2013 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 112th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 26 May to 9 June. It consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players also took part in singles and doubles events.

Rafael Nadal was the three-time defending champion in the men's singles, and won the title to become the first man to win the same Grand Slam title eight times. Maria Sharapova was the defending champion in women's singles, but lost in the final to Serena Williams.

This championship was the third time in grand slam history that two multiple slam sets were accomplished in two different disciplines, and that was Serena Williams in Women's Singles, and her fellow countrymen Bob and Mike Bryan in Men's Doubles. At the 1969 US Open, Rod Laver won his multiple slam set in Men's Singles, and his fellow countryman Ken Rosewall did in Men's Doubles. At the 2012 French Open, Mahesh Bhupathi won a multiple slam set in Mixed Doubles, and Esther Vergeer won her multiple slam set in Women's Wheelchair Doubles.

Main article: 2013 French Open
Category Champion(s) Finalist(s) Score in the final
Men's singles Spain Rafael Nadal Spain David Ferrer 6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Women's singles United States Serena Williams Russia Maria Sharapova 6–4, 6–4
Men's doubles United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
France Michaël Llodra
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Women's doubles Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
5–7, 2–6
Mixed doubles Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic František Čermák
France Kristina Mladenovic
Canada Daniel Nestor
1–6, 6–4, [10–6]

Wimbledon Championships[edit]

The 2013 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts. It was the 127th championships of the Wimbledon Championships and the third Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, from 24 June to 7 July 2013.

Roger Federer and Serena Williams were the defending champions in singles events, but neither was able to repeat their success. This marked the first time since 1927 in which both defending champions were eliminated before the quarter-finals.

Andy Murray became the first man from Great Britain to win the singles title since Fred Perry in 1936. Marion Bartoli won the women's singles title. Bob and Mike Bryan completed the "Bryan Slam" and became the first team to hold all four Grand Slams and the Olympic Gold at the same time.

Category Champion(s) Finalist(s) Score in the final
Men's singles United Kingdom Andy Murray Serbia Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
Women's singles France Marion Bartoli Germany Sabine Lisicki 6–1, 6–4
Men's doubles United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Croatia Ivan Dodig
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Women's doubles Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
7-6(7-1), 6-1
Mixed doubles Canada Daniel Nestor
France Kristina Mladenovic
Brazil Bruno Soares
United States Lisa Raymond
5-7, 6-2, 8-6

US Open[edit]

The 2013 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 133rd edition of the US Open and the final fourth Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and ran from August 26 to September 9.

Main article: 2013 US Open (tennis)
Category Champion(s) Finalist(s) Score in the final
Men's singles Spain Rafael Nadal Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Women's singles United States Serena Williams Belarus Victoria Azarenka 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–1
Men's doubles India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štepánek
Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3
Women's doubles Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–4
Mixed doubles Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Abigail Spears
Mexico Santiago González
7–6(7–5), 6–3

Team events[edit]

Hopman Cup[edit]

The Hopman Cup XXV (also known as the Hyundai Hopman Cup for sponsorship purposes) was the 25th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis commenced on the 29 December 2012 at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. Eight teams competed for the title, with two round robin groups of four, from which the top team of each group progressed to the final. Czech Republic, the defending champions, decided not to defend their title.

The 2013 Hopman Cup was won by Spain - Spain's fourth title, defeating Serbia in the final 2–1. Serbia won the men's singles, followed by Spain's winning of the women's singles; then the deciding mixed doubles event was won by Spain in straight sets.

Main article: 2013 Hopman Cup

Davis Cup[edit]

The 2013 Davis Cup (also known as the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) is the 102nd edition of the tournament between national teams in men's tennis.

The draw took place on 19 September 2012 in London, United Kingdom. Although, the draws for Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and Europe/Africa Zone Group II were held following the remaining play-off ties on 19–21 October 2012.[1]

Main article: 2013 Davis Cup

World Group Draw

  First round
1–3 February
Quarterfinals
5–7 April
Semifinals
13–15 September
Final
15–17 November
                                     
Vancouver, Canada (indoor hard)
1   Spain 2  
Vancouver, Canada (indoor hard)
    Canada 3  
      Canada 3  
Turin, Italy (indoor clay)
      Italy 1  
7   Croatia 2
Belgrade, Serbia (indoor clay)
    Italy 3  
    Canada 2  
Charleroi, Belgium (indoor clay)
  4   Serbia 3  
4   Serbia 3  
Boise, United States (indoor hard)
    Belgium 2  
  4   Serbia 3
Jacksonville, United States (indoor hard)
  6   United States 1  
6   United States 3
Belgrade, Serbia (indoor hard)
    Brazil 2  
  4   Serbia 2
Rouen, France (indoor hard)
  2   Czech Republic 3
    Israel 0  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
5   France 5  
  5   France 2
Buenos Aires, Argentina (clay)
  3   Argentina 3  
    Germany 0
Prague, Czech Republic (indoor hard)
3   Argentina 5  
  3   Argentina 2
Astana, Kazakhstan (indoor clay)
  2   Czech Republic 3  
    Austria 1  
Astana, Kazakhstan (indoor clay)
8   Kazakhstan 3  
  8   Kazakhstan 1
Geneva, Switzerland (indoor hard)
  2   Czech Republic 3  
    Switzerland 2
2   Czech Republic 3  

Fed Cup[edit]

The 2013 Fed Cup (also known as the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 51st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in women's tennis. The final took place on 2–3 November. The draw took place on 6 June 2012 in Paris, France.

Main article: 2013 Fed Cup

World Group Draw

  1st Round
9–10 February
Semifinals
20–21 April
Final
2–3 November
                           
  Ostrava, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
  1   Czech Republic 4  
    Australia 0     Palermo, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    1   Czech Republic 1  
Rimini, Italy (Indoor clay)   3   Italy 3  
    United States 2
  3   Italy 3     Cagliari, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    3   Italy 4
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)     4   Russia 0
  4   Russia 3  
    Japan 2     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    4   Russia 3
Niš, Serbia (Indoor hard)     Slovakia 2  
    Slovakia 3
  2   Serbia 2  

Retirements[edit]

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the ATP or WTA Rankings Top 100 (singles) or Top 50 (doubles) for at least one week) who announced their retirement from professional tennis, became inactive (after not playing for more than 52 weeks), or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2013 season:

References[edit]

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