Vote: April's Player Of The Month
Published May 03, 2016 12:11
It's time to vote for April's WTA Player of the Month!
Have a look at the nominees and cast your vote before Thursday at 11:59pm ET! The winner will be announced Friday, May 6.
April 2016 WTA Player Of The Month Finalists
Angelique Kerber: Defending a title for the first time in her career, Kerber stood up to the pressure of playing at home in emphatic style to win the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix for the second year in a row. Playing in Germany for only the second time since winning her maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open, the World No.3 survived a tough three-setter against compatriot Annika Beck, and another thriller against Petra Kvitova in the semifinals before coming out on top in the first all-German final in Stuttgart's history. Earlier in the month, she narrowly missed out on the chance to defend her title at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston before a viral illness halted her campaign in the semifinals.
Sloane Stephens: Stephens continued her head-turning season with a third title in 2016 at the Volvo Car Open. Knocking out four Top 50 players en route to the finals - saving a match point against Daria Kasatkina in the quarterfinals - she overcame a tough challenge from 2011 Charleston finalist Elena Vesnina to drive off with the trophy and a new car. Backing up her wins in Auckland and Acapulco, the young American increased her record in WTA finals to 4-0, having captured her first title just last summer at the Citi Open.
Laura Siegemund: Siegemund entered the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix hoping just to reach the main draw, and left with so much more. After qualifying, she racked up big win after big win, including three Top 10 wins over Simona Halep, Roberta Vinci, and World No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska to win seven matches and reach the championship match, where she fell to Kerber in straight sets. The result vaulted her up to a career-high ranking of No.42, and put her into the Top 4 in her country, an auspicious stat as only four from each country may qualify for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
How it works:
Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com