Australian Open 2017
First Grand Slam of the season, Australian Open, is an opportunity for all tennis players to start a season in big style, and to prove their form. But tennis number one and number two failed to do so, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were eliminated in the second and fourth round. Number one in woman’s ranking Angelique Kerber was also knocked out at an early stage. Roger Federer, a player who hasn’t played a tournament since Wimbledon 2016, later won this Grand Slam in final against Rafael Nadal. In women’s competition, Serena Williams won her 23rd major title.
Rolan Garros 2017
Winner of this year’s Rolan Garros was not a surprise, Rafael Nadal once again held the trophy of the 2017 French Open. After winning Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, he was favorite at this year’s Rolan Garros, which was played on the clay, his beloved surface. Nadal beat Stanislas Wawrinka in the finals; the result was 6-2 6-3 6-1. Nadal won his tenth title at this tournament, first after 2014. In women’s part of the competition, the situation was very uncertain. Serena Williams did not compete due to her pregnancy, and that was a chance for Jelena Ostapenko. Tennis player from Latvia was a surprise of the tournament. She never won, before this, a WTA Tour title before. Ostapenko was 47th at the WTA ranking list, and only 20 years old.
The 2017 Wimbledon was marked by Roger Federer. Seeded third Federer was still a favorite to win this year Wimbledon. Grass court was always a place where he played and looked best, but he didn’t win Wimbledon in five years. In this final Federer defeated Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4. This was his eight singles title in this tournament. In woman’s tennis, Murguza won her second major.
US Open 2017
Rafael Nadal won his third title at the US Open 2017. In the final, he defeated Kevin Anderson, who came into his first major final. Sloan Stephens won her first US Open title, with the help of the audience cheering her on. This was also her first major title.