In the ATP ranking as in the WAT ranking, Novak Djokovic should end the year as number one. Which isn’t very surprising. However, what was less expected was Petra Kvitova catching up, who put an incredible performance for the Czech Republic in the final of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.
1 - Novak Djokovic (/).
If the Serb can retain his title at the ATP World Tour Finals in London starting today, he will end the year as world number one for the third time; but the real good news of the week came from the mouth of Boris Becker. In an interview with the tabloid Bild, "Boom-boom" promised that intends to continue his collaboration with Nole: "We put it in writing, although for us athletes, a handshake is enough." Concerning the length of their new romance, the German is less specific: "As long as the results are there. Our partnership has been successful over the last twelve months. And I look forward to continue working with the team."
2 – Petra Kvitova (+6).
If the Czech Republic won for the third time in four years the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas against Germany, it first and foremost owes it to Petra. After winning her first match in the final against the German Andrea Petkovic (6-2, 6-4), the Czech did it again in her second singles match against Angelique Kerber (7-6, 4-6, 6-4). And so she offered the trophy to her country. It must be said that she was in her element in Prague, surrounded by her family and friends.
A few days earlier, the player had gone for a tour in the premises of her favourite club, the ice hockey team of Slavia Prague. A visit immortalized on a picture on which we can see her cuddling the carpet of the club.
It would seem that it brought her luck.
3 - Serena Williams (-1).
The year ends in joy and happiness for Serena that enjoys a well-deserved rest on a deckchair. All cosy and Warm. And the American took this opportunity to showcase her curves (again!)...
The end of the season is also an opportunity for her to spend time with her family. Here she is with Venus, her big sister. And not only capillarly.
Remember, she used to be the boss of the tour.
4 - Caroline Wozniacki (-1).
The New York City Marathon: done. So now Caroline Wozniacki is eager for new challenges. Next step: a triathlon. It's on Twitter that the blonde announced it. It will be in the Bahamas. A 0.47-mile swim, a 12-mile bike and 3.1-mile run.
5 - Victoria Azarenka (-1).
The Belarus is the kind of girl who likes to discuss her life on social networks. So this week, her fans were able to help her choose the colours of her future tiled floor as Vicka is full of doubt.
Her fans also found out this week how she looks like when she cannot find her hairbrush.
Yes, Azarenka has hair that look like armpits. But it suits her pretty well.
6 - Barbara Rittner (NE).
Former professional player and now captain of the German Fed Cup by BNP Paribas team, Barbara Rittner had a very good idea to motivate her troops before the grand final against Czech Republic: to ask Steffi Graf, the greatest player in German history, to send a little message of encouragement to her girls.
It wasn’t enough, but it was a good idea.
7 - Tomas Berdych (/).
Qualified at the last minute for London, the Czech knows what he almost missed. Suffice to say he’s thoroughly enjoying the moment and having fun like a child. The "8 Selfie" on the first day, it had to be him.
And as Tomas is an Epicurean, he also posted a picture of the player's menu. Sushi, pasta, soup, potatoes and a workshop to "create your own Smoothie".
8 – Maria Sharapova (+5).
No tournament for the Russian this week but instead a number: 15. That's the number of fans - in millions - that Maria Sharapova has just reached on Facebook. And this is a record in tennis since no one had ever managed to do so. Neither Roger Federer nor Rafael Nadal. Which makes her win five places in the WAT ranking. Well worth a little scenic ride in London to celebrate.
If Maria is in the English capital, it's because she followed her boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov. The Bulgarian player has also received a little tackle from the ATP when he said that he was in London... as a tourist and not for the ATP finals. Funny.
9 - Roger Federer (+1).
Even at the end of his career, the Swiss remains the darling of the public. Thus, in a survey on the ATP website, 65% of voters elected Roger as the tour's most popular player. It’s true that Federer has very simple tastes. Photography, for example. After Paris, now Roger is instagraming London.
And in the evening, rather than stay in his suite, the Swiss preferred to go watch a good Champions League match between Arsenal and Anderlecht at the Emirates Stadium.
With a final score of 3-3, history proved him right.
10 - Eugénie Bouchard (-1).
While her season is over, the Canadian will finally be able to take some time off and enjoy life. No beach or sun for her but black slopes and powder snow. A winter sport holiday. Besides, Miss Bouchard has already found her outfit.
11 - Andy Murray (/).
Just like Berdych, Murray came from behind to reach the ATP World Tour Finals. While he should never have been part of the trip to London, the Scot validated his ticket in the last weeks of October. Suffice to say that the winner of Wimbledon 2013 is very excited to be there. So when he discovered his picture on the door of his locker, he couldn't help but take a picture.
12 - Dominika Cibulkova (/).
Serena Williams in the sun, Eugenie Bouchard in the snow, Dominika, on her side, decided to do... like the American. So she posted pictures of her holiday on which we can see her bottom in the clear water of what looks like a little paradise...
13- Andrea Petkovic (NE).
If Germany had a hard time getting into its Fed Cup by BNP Paribas final, the women's team had yet done everything to find the victory’s rhythm. Thus, before the first match, Andrea Petkovic danced to motivate her teammates.
Not everybody can sing Saga Africa.
14 – Rafael Nadal (NE).
The Spaniard is back in our ranking. Not for his results racquet in hand but rather for his ability to accept the public humiliation of an appendicitis operation at 28. Best, the Iberian posted some pictures before...
…And after surgery.
An operation that will immobilize him for a little over a month.
15 - Dominic Thiem (NE).
Dominic Thiem is Austrian. He's 21 and is part of the ATP Top 50. But the player has mostly just joined the Austrian army, where he started his military service. He even posted a picture of his new outfit.
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