2009 in tennis

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Years in tennis

2009 in sports

This page covers all the important events in the sport of tennis in 2009. Primarily, it provides the results of notable tournaments throughout the year on both the ATP and WTA Tours, the Davis Cup, and the Fed Cup.

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 On the men's side, Masters Series events have been replaced by Masters 1000 tournaments, while the International Series Gold and International Series tournaments are now 500 Series and 250 Series events respectively.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

February[edit]

1 February: 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]

17 May: 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]

7 June: 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]

5 July: 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
  Quarterfinals
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
9 January 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]

1 January – 5 July: Spain Rafael Nadal
6 July – 31 December: 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 3–6, 6–1, 14–12
Miami United Kingdom Andy Murray Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–2, 7–5 6–7(4), 6–2, 10–7
Monte Carlo Spain Rafael Nadal Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–3, 2–6, 6–1 6–4, 6–1
Rome Spain Rafael Nadal Serbia Novak Djokovic 7–62, 6–2 7–6(5), 6–3
Madrid Switzerland Roger Federer Spain Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–4 6–4, 6–4
Montreal United Kingdom Andy Murray Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–74, 7–63, 6–1 6–4, 6–3
Cincinnati Switzerland Roger Federer Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–1, 7–5 3–6, 7–6(2), 15–13
Shanghai Russia Nikolay Davydenko Spain Rafael Nadal 7–63, 6–3 6–2, 6–4
Paris Serbia Novak Djokovic France Gaël Monfils 6–2, 5–7, 7–63 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]

1 January – 1 February: Serbia Jelena Janković
2 February – 19 April: United States Serena Williams
20 April – 11 October: Russia Dinara Safina
12 October – 25 October: United States Serena Williams
26 October – 1 November: Russia Dinara Safina
2 November – 31 December: 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 1r
2 United States Serena Williams 6 0  

Doubles Final

Final
     
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 6–0, 6–1
Paris France A Mauresmo Russia E Dementieva 7–6(7), 2–6, 6–4 6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Dubai United States V Williams France V Razzano 6–4, 6–2 6–3, 6–3
Indian Wells Russia V Zvonareva Serbia A Ivanovic 7–6(5), 6–2 6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Miami Belarus V Azarenka United States S Williams 6–3, 6–1 4–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Charleston Germany S Lisicki Denmark C Wozniacki 6–2, 6–4 6–7(5), 6–2, [11–9]
Stuttgart Russia S Kuznetsova Russia D Safina 6–2, 6–4 5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Rome Russia D Safina Russia S Kuznetsova 6–3, 6–2 7–5, 7–6(5)
Madrid Russia D Safina Denmark C Wozniacki 6–2, 6–4 4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Warsaw Romania A Dulgheru Ukraine A Bondarenko 7–6(3), 3–6, 6–0 6–1, 6–1
Eastbourne Denmark C Wozniacki France V Razzano 7–6(5), 7–5 6–4, 6–3
Stanford France M Bartoli United States V Williams 6–2, 5–7, 6–4 6–4, 6–1
Los Angeles Italy F Pennetta Australia S Stosur 6–4, 6–3 6-0, 4–6, [10–7]
Cincinnati Serbia J Janković Russia D Safina 6–4, 6–2 6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
Toronto Russia E Dementieva Russia M Sharapova 6–4, 6–3 2–6, 7–5, [11–9]
New Haven Denmark C Wozniacki Russia E Vesnina 6–2, 6–4 6–2, 7–5
Tokyo Russia M Sharapova Serbia J Janković 5–2 ret. 6–4, 6–2
Beijing Russia S Kuznetsova Poland A Radwańska 6–2, 6–4 6–3, 6–1
Moscow Italy F Schiavone Belarus O Govortsova 6–3, 6–0 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]

International Tennis Hall of Fame[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]