March 4, 2022 TennisCompanion Five Point Friday

March 4, 2022

Five Point Friday

Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.

1.) Russia & Belarus Suspended

The ATP and WTA announced they suspended a scheduled tournament in Moscow. At the same time, the ITF Board decided to suspend Russia and Belarus from all ITF international team competitions until further notice. Players from Russia and Belarus will continue to be allowed to compete on Tour and at the Grand Slam events, but they will not do so under the flag of Russia or Belarus.

View ITFATP, & WTA Statements

2.) Yastremska Escapes War

21-year old Dayana Yastremska was in her hometown of Odesa, Ukraine, with her family when war broke out and bombs began dropping on her city. Speaking on the No Challenges Remaining podcast, she shares her story of fleeing Ukraine with her younger sister while her parents stayed behind and competing in a tournament this week with all of it on her mind.

3.) Nike Air Zoom GP Turbo

I test drive and review the ultra-comfortable Nike Air Zoom GP Turbos in my latest review. In it, I share everything you need to know about the shoe’s features and describe my on-court experience playtesting them to help players decide if they’re a good fit.

4.) Medvedev New World #1

Daniil Medvedev overtook Novak Djokovic this week as the ATP’s No. 1 ranked tennis player. The result comes on the back of a stellar year that includes 13 tour-level titles and a US Open victory. On social media, he shared that “It is a huge honor to take over this spot. I’m sure everyone can understand it comes with mixed emotions that it happens this week.”

5.) Świątek Dominates in Doha

Iga Świątek claimed her second WTA 1000 title at the Qatar Open, defeating in-form Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-0. Throughout the tournament, she was excellent, only losing one set in the first round. The result brings her total titles to four, with impressive wins in each.

2020 Roland Garros: 64 61, Kenin
2021 Adelaide: 62 62, Bencic
2021 Rome: 60 60, Pliskova
2022 Doha: 62 60, Kontaveit

If you have a moment, I’d love to hear your feedback. Which topic is your favorite? What would you like to see more or less of each week?

Share your thoughts in the comments below and have a great weekend.

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