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Italian Open 2017 – Overview

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74th edition of the Italian Open tennis tournament took place at Rome’s Foro Italico from 10-21 May, 2017.

  • In Men’s Singles final match, 20-year old Alexander Zverev created a major upset by defeating former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and thereby won his first ATP Masters 1000 title.
  • In Women’s Singles finals, 22-year old Elina Svitolina won over Simona Halep. Owing to this victory, Svitolina surged to No. 1 in the season-long rankings race.
  • Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan won Women’s Doubles title by defeating reigning Olympic champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. This is a fourth title win for Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan as a team.
  • In Men’s Doubles Final match, French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won against Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers.

Italian Open 2017 – Winners:

Category Winner Runners-up
Men’s Singles Alexander Zverev (Germany) Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Women’s Singles Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) Simona Halep (Romania)
Men’s Doubles  Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France)
Nicolas Mahut (France)
Ivan Dodig (Croatia)
Marcel Granollers (Spain)
Women’s Doubles Martina Hingis (Switzerland)

Y Chan (Taiwan)

E Makarva (Russia)

E Vesnina (Russia)

About Italian Open:

The Italian Open is a tennis tournament that is held annually since year 1930 during second week of May in Italy.

  • After French Open, Italian Open is one of the most prestigious tennis tournament played on red clay surface.
  • The men’s competition in Italian Open is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour.
  • Women’s competition in Italian Open is a Premier 5 event on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour.
  • Italian Open is also known as Internazionali BNL d’Italia (sponsored name), Rome Masters and Italian Championships.
  • Rafael Nadal holds the record of winning seven Italian Open singles titles.