Match Points: Highlights of the 2017 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati

This post brings together the highlights from the 2017 Western & Southern Open with a comprehensive media round-up from a great week in Cincinnati. This has been a really exciting (and hectic!) week for the blog as we’ve had photos from Cincy thanks to Omar Boraby. All previous Match Points tournament summaries from 2016 and 2017 can be found HERE.
Match Points

Singles Champion

Garbiñe Muguruza beat Simona Halep, 6-1 6-0 in Sunday’s final to win her fifth title.

Doubles Champions

Chan Yung-Jan and Martina Hingis beat Hsieh Su-Wei and Monica Niculescu, 4-6 6-4 10-7 in Saturday’s final to win the 2017 Cincy doubles title.

Super Snaps

It’s been a real pleasure to share photos from Cincy by Omar Boraby. Photo round-ups are up on the blog and five albums are up on the Moo’s Tennis Blog Facebook page with three linked below for Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Memorable Match

It will be tough to top the drama of Ekaterina Makarova’s second round win over Angelique Kerber, 6-4 1-6 7-6 (11). I was so compelled by the match, I wrote a special post about it at the link below.

Best Points

From the Halep-Konta quarter-final, this was one of the highest quality points of the year.

From the Makarova-Kerber match, one of the most spectacular match points you are ever likely to see!

Best Shots

The end of the Muguruza-Keys third round match was very exciting and this forehand from Keys helped her to set up two break points at a pivotal stage of the third set.

Another one against Muguruza! The footwork from Svetlana Kuznetsova to save break point with this forehand winner was exceptional.

Super Sportsmanship

Two matches in two weeks. Nice to see this between Madison and CoCo.

LOL Moments

Simona Halep’s recollection of how she got to Cincy was hilarious! 😂

This still makes me laugh! 😂😂😂

Cracking Quotes

Liked this from Sloane.

Favourite Podcast

I really enjoyed The Body Serve podcast this week and their episode from Cincy All-Access Hour with Muguruza and Konta.

Tennis Draw Challenge Champion

Congratulations to joneszzz who won the Draw Challenge for Cincinnati. To join in the fun, you can enter Tennis Draw Challenge and join the Moo’s Tennis Blog league.

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