I enjoy watching tennis especially when there are new players that kinda come out of nowhere and reach either the finals or win a title in the WTA Tour. This week, it happened in both WTA tournaments in Istanbul and Stuttgart.
It was fitting that a Turkish player wins the Istanbul Open. Cagla Buyukakcay becomes the first Turkish woman to win a WTA title and she does it in her home soil. That's a great achievement. I read that she participated in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year. Hope she joins the HK tournament.
It was also fitting that two German players were in the final of the Stuttgart Open. We all already know Angelique Kerber. However, it was great to see an up-and-coming player compete for the title against this year's Australian Open champion in Laura Siegemund. I have seen her play before in the slams so with this performance, this should boost her confidence and allow her to perform better in the next tournaments she can enter!