Sunday, October 26, 2014

Best result for week of October 20, 2014?

This week's "Best USA tennis week" poll is a rare all-winners version! Here are some of the terrific accomplishments amongst which YOU will be choosing:
  • Taylor Harry Fritz won the Osaka Mayor's Cup - a Grade A juniors event - dropping only one set in the process. It's his second ITF juniors title, following a Grade 4 win in Wichita Falls, TX last fall.
  • Serena Williams won her 5th WTA Final in Singapore, securing her spot as the year-end #1 player for the 4th time. It didn't come without a little help in the form of a crazy match between Halep and Ivanovic, and an ill-timed double fault by Wozniacki in their semifinal, but the end result is what matters. As always.
  • Michael Mmoh saved match points in his semi, then won the title at the $15K in Brownsville, Texas. Following a semifinal last week, the 16-year-old is poised to jump over 700 spots into the Top 700.
  • Macon doubles champions Alexa Glatch and Madison Brengle are on this list in celebration of Glatch's return from a year-long injury and Brengle's overall wonderful year.
Honorable mentions this week go to Nicole Frenkel, the 16-year-old who qualified for and reached the final of the $10K event in Pereira, Colombia; Deiton Baughman, who made an impressive run to the semifinal and had match points against Mmoh in Brownsville; and Caitlin Whoriskey, who reached the doubles final at the Saguenay $50K and the singles quarterfinal, losing in three sets to eventual finalist Jelena Jaksic.

Super honorable mention goes to Grace Min. Making the Macon final and losing to a former top-30 player is huge. She's on the verge of the Top 100. But her 55 missed break points over the week gave me pause. However, if you want to vote for her - or anyone else - please do so in comments!

(Oh and congratulations to last week's winner CiCi Bellis! Very well deserved.)

What was the best USA result for week of Oct. 20 2014?

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