| By Emilie Katz

Australian Open 2011
January 17-30, 2011 Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia

 

 

Men’s Singles Finals
Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3

Men's Doubles Finals
Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan defeated Mahesh Bhupathi & Leander Paes, 6–3, 6–4

Women’s Singles Finals
Kim Clijsters defeated Li Na, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Women's Doubles Finals
Gisela Dulko & Flavia Pennetta defeated Victoria Azarenka & Maria Kirilenko, 2–6, 7–5, 6–1

Mixed Doubles Finals
Katarina Srebotnik & Daniel Nestor defeated Yung-Jan Chan & Paul Hanley, 6–3, 3–6, 10–7



French Open 2011
May 22-June 5, 2011 Roland Garros Paris, France

 

 

 

 

 

Men's Singles Finals
Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer, 7–5, 7–6, 5–7, 6–1

Men's Doubles Finals
Max Mirnyi & Daniel Nestor defeated Juan Sebastian Cabal & Eduardo Schwank, 7–6, 3–6, 6–4

Women's Singles Finals
Li Na defeated Francesca Schiavone, 6–4, 7–6

Women's Doubles Finals
Andrea Hlavackova & Lucie Hradecka defeated Sania Mirza & Elena Vesnina, 6–4, 6–3

Mixed Doubles Finals
Casey Dellacqua & Scott Lipsky defeated Katarina Srebotnik & Nenad Zimonjic, 7–6, 4–6



Wimbledon 2011
June 20-July 3, 2011 All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Wimbledon, London, England

 

 

 

 

Men's Singles Finals
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal, 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3

Men's Doubles Finals
Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan defeated Robert Lindstedt & Horia Tecau, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6

Women's Singles Finals
Petra Kvitova defeated Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 6-4

Women's Doubles Finals
Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik defeated Sabine Lisicki & Samantha Stosur, 6-3, 6-1

Mixed Doubles Finals
Jurgen Melzer & Iveta Benesova defeated Mahesh Bhupathi & Elena Vesnina, 6-3, 6-2
 




U.S. Open 2011

August 29-September 12, 2011
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

 

 

 

 


Men’s Singles Finals

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1

Men's Doubles Final
Jurgen Melzer & Philipp Petzschner defeated Mariusz Fyrstenberg & Marcin Matkowski, 6-2, 6-2

Women's Singles Final
Samantha Stosur defeated Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-3

Women's Doubles Final
Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond defeated Vania King & Yaroslava Shvedova, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6

Mixed Doubles Final
Melanie Oudin & Jack Sock defeated Gisela Dulko & Eduardo Schwank, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0
 




2011 ATP World Tour Finals
November 5-12, 2011 O2 Arena London, England

Singles Final
Roger Federer defeated Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3

Doubles Final
Max Mirnyi & Daniel Nestor defeated Mariusz Fyrstenberg & Marcin Matkowski, 7-5, 6-3



2011 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships
October 25-30, 2011 Sinan Erdem Arena Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

 

Singles Final
Petra Kvitova defeated Victoria Azarenka, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Doubles Final
Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond defeated Kveta Peshke & Katarina Srebotnik, 6-4, 6-4



2011 ATP Year-End Award Winners
ATP World Tour No. 1 (based on South African Airways ATP Ranking)
Novak Djokovic : The 24-year-old Serbian won 10 tour-level titles, highlighted by three Grand Slam championships (Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open) and a record five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies in one season. Djokovic ascended to number one in the South African Airways ATP Rankings following Wimbledon. He opened 2011 with a 41-match winning streak, just shy of John McEnroe’s record 42-0 start in 1984, and enters the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals with a 69-4 match record.

 



 

ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team (based on ATP Doubles Team Ranking)
Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan: The American twins clinched the year-end number one team ranking for a record seventh time in nine years (2003, 2005-2007, 2009-2011). They claimed eight tour-level titles, including the Australian Open, Wimbledon and two ATP World Tour Masters 1000s (Monte-Carlo and Madrid), to take their team total to an Open Era record 75. They have now won at least five titles in 10 straight seasons.

 



 



 

Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (voted by ATP players)


Roger Federer:
Fellow players voted the Swiss as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the seventh time. He had won the award six straight years from 2004-09 before Rafael Nadal broke the streak last year. Nadal, Djokovic and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi were also nominated in this category.



 

 



 

Comeback Player of the Year (voted by ATP players)
Juan Martin Del Potro: The former world number four re-established himself as one of the top players on the ATP World Tour in 2011. He fell to a low of 485th in the South African Airways ATP Rankings this past February, after a wrist injury and surgery limited him to six matches in 2010, but climbed to 11th by November. The 23-year-old Argentine compiled a 48-16 match record and two ATP World Tour titles (Estoril, Delray Beach).



 

Newcomer of the Year
Milos Raonic: The 20-year-old jumped from 156th in the South African Airways ATP Rankings at the start of the season to 31st on Nov. 14. After compiling a 4-6 match record in 2010, he went 31-19 in his first full season on the ATP World Tour. He became the first Canadian to claim a tour-level title in 16 years, winning San Jose without dropping a set (defeating Fernando Verdasco), and the following week, reached the final in Memphis (lost to Andy Roddick).

 



 

Most Improved Player of the Year (voted by ATP players)
Alex Bogomolov Jr.: The 28-year-old American rose from 166th in the South African Airways ATP Rankings at the end of 2010 to a career-high 33rd in November. He finished 2011 with a 27-21 match record, eclipsing the total number of matches he’d won on the ATP World Tour prior to this season (21-40 record from 2002-2010). He reached the quarterfinals or better at six tournaments, and recorded his biggest career win by defeating then-world number five-ranked Andy Murray in Miami.



 

Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year
Rafael Nadal: The Spaniard joined Roger Federer, Carlos Moya, former South African president Nelson Mandela and Arthur Ashe as winners of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award, recognized for his contributions through the Rafa Nadal Foundation. The Foundation, a recipient of a 2011 ATP ACES For Charity grant, offers educational programs for socially-disadvantaged youth using sport as a tool for personal and social integration. The Foundation is currently affiliated with three projects, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation in Antapur, India; the Special Olympics; and the Aldeas Infantiles SOS, a private international aid organisation which cares for children in vulnerable situations.



 

ATP Tour Fan Favorite (Singles)
Roger Federer: The Swiss extends his reign as the most popular player on the ATP World Tour, selected as ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favorite presented by RICOH for a record ninth consecutive year. Djokovic finished second in the voting, followed by Nadal.

 



 

ATP WorldTour.com Fans' Favorite (Doubles)

Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan: The 33-year-old American Bryan twins continue their dominance in this fan-voted category, winning it for a seventh straight time. They finished ahead of Michael Llodra & Nenad Zimonjic and Mahesh Bhupathi & Leander Paes in the voting.
 



2011 ATP Tour Year-End Singles Rankings
1 Novak Djokovic Serbia 13,475
2 Rafael Nadal Spain 9,375
3 Andy Murray Scotland 7,380
4 Roger Federer Switzerland 6,670
5 David Ferrer Spain 4,480
6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France 3,535
7 Tomas Berdych Czech Republic 3,300
8 Mardy Fish United States 2,965
9 Janko Tipsarevic Serbia 2,395
10 Nicolas Almagro Spain 2,380
11 Juan Martin del Potro Argentina 2,315
12 Gilles Simon France 2,165
13 Robin Soderling Sweden 2,120
14 Andy Roddick United States 1,940
15 Gael Monfils France 1,935
16 Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine 1,925
17 Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland 1,820
18 John Isner United States 1,800
19 Richard Gasquet France 1,765
20 Feliciano Lopez Spain 1,755



2011 WTA Year-End Award Winners

Player of the Year

Petra Kvitova: She was voted Player of the Year for a season that saw her win six WTA titles, including her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships and going from 34th at the start of the year to number two at year-end. She also led the Czechs to the Fed Cup title.

 



 

Doubles Team of the Year

Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik:
The duo earned Doubles Team of the Year in a fiercely-contested doubles season. They claimed a WTA-leading six titles, including their first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. They also rose to number one in the rankings.

 



 

Comeback Player of the Year
Sabine Lisicki: Having nearly cracked the top 20 after a 2009 season that saw her win the Premier title in Charleston and reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon, Lisicki went even higher in 2011, winning two WTA titles at Birmingham and Dallas, reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon and peaking at number 15.

 



 

Most Improved Player of the Year
Petra Kvitova: For her on-court achievements, Kvitova was named Most Improved Player of the year.



 

Newcomer of the Year
Ina-Camelia Begu: She won Newcomer of the Year after a breakthrough season that saw her rise from 214th to 38th, finishing at 40th. She reached her first two WTA finals at clay court events in Marbella and Budapest.



Player Awards (voted by WTA players)
Player Service Award

Francesca Schiavone:
For her off-court achievements Francesca Schiavone won the Player Service Award, which recognizes the player who has done the most to support her fellow players through the WTA Players' Council and other initiatives.

 



Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award - 
Petra Kvitova


Favorite Premier Tournament -Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Stuttgart)



Favorite International Tournament - 
Abierto Mexicano TELCEL (Acapulco)



 

Fan Favorites (fan’s vote)
Fan Favorite Singles Player - 
Agnieszka Radwanska

Fan Favorite Doubles Team - Victoria Azarenka & Maria Kirilenko

Fan Favorite Breakthrough Player - 
Petra Kvitova



 

2011 WTA Tour Year-End Singles Rankings
1 Caroline Wozniacki Denmark 7,485
2 Petra Kvitova Czech Republic 7,370
3 Victoria Azarenka Belarus 6,520
4 Maria Sharapova Russia 6,510
5 Na Li China 5,720
6 Samantha Stosur Australia 5,585
7 Vera Zvonareva Russia 5,435
8 Agnieszka Radwanska Poland 5,250
9 Marion Bartoli France 4,710
10 Andrea Petkovic Germany 4,580
11 Francesca Schiavone Italy 3,900
12 Serena Williams United States 3,180
13 Kim Clijsters Belgium 3,161
14 Jelena Jankovic Serbia 3,115
15 Sabine Lisicki Germany 2,879
16 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Russia 2,865
17 Shuai Peng China 2,800
18 Dominika Cibulkova Slovakia 2,755
19 Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia 2,606
20 Flavia Pennetta Italy 2,490



 

2011 ATP Tour Retired Players


Simon Aspelin:
Aspelin is best remembered for triumphing at the 2007 U.S. Open with Austrian Julian Knowle and partnering compatriot Thomas Johansson to a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Swede turned pro in 1998 after graduating from Pepperdine University, where he was a four-time All-American. He won his first of 12 titles at the Open 13 at Marseille in 2000 and reached a career-high doubles ranking of number seven in March 2008.



 



Harel Levy: Levy announced his retirement from professional tennis at the age of 32. Levy was ranked as high as 30th in June 2001 at the ATP Tour rankings, but suffered a hip injury that summer and his game plunged. He was a key component of Israel's Davis Cup team

 




Nicolas Lapentti:
Lapentti announced his retirement from professional tennis in 2011. Lapentti, who is 34 years old, won five ATP World Tour singles titles and competed in a total of 12 finals in 16 seasons as a pro.



Nicolas Kiefer: Kiefer announced his retirement from professional tennis in 2011. During his career he reached a high of fourth in the ATP rankings. His best result in a Grand Slam was the semifinals of the 2006 Australian Open.

 



Taylor Dent: The 29-year-old Dent, a former top 25 tennis player, announced his retirement from professional tennis. Dent was one of a handful of current pros with a serve-and-volley style and currently ranked 85th in the ATP World Tour rankings

 



Wesley Moodie: South African Wesley Moodie, the 2005 Wimbledon doubles champion with Stephen Huss, has retired from professional tennis after 12 seasons. He ranked a career-high number eight in the ATP Doubles Rankings in 2009 and rose to a career-high 57th in the South African Airways 2011 ATP Rankings in 2005.

 

 



Oscar Hernandez: Spaniard Oscar Hernandez announced his retirement from professional tennis this year. Hernandez, who turned professional in 1998, reached a career-high of 48th in October of 2007 and compiled a 65-125 singles record.



 

2011 WTA Tour Retired Players

Justine Henin: Former number one Justine Henin has announced her retirement from professional tennis in 2011 due to a career-ending elbow injury she initially received last year at Wimbledon. Henin retired from the sport for the first time in March 2008 and became the first woman in the history of professional tennis to retire while ranked number one. She made a successful comeback to tennis at the beginning of the 2010 season, reaching the final of the 2010 Australian Open and capturing two titles. Henin is a winner of 43 WTA singles titles, including seven Grand Slam championships, and has been ranked number one for a total of 117 weeks (seventh all time). She has amassed more than $20 million in career prize money and is leaving the sport with a win-loss record of 527-116.




Patty Schnyder:
Schnyder played in 59 Grand Slam tournaments, including 52 in a row from 1997-2009, and her best showing was making the semifinals at the 2004 Australian Open. Schnyder, who was born in Basel, the same town as Roger Federer, compiled a 555-370 career record.



Sybille Bammer: The 31-year-old Austrian Bammer won two singles titles in her career and reached the quarterfinals at the 2008 U.S. Open for her best Grand Slam result. Her best showing at Wimbledon came in 2006 when she reached the third round.

 

Emilie Katz