Who was your favorite WTA star to begin the clay season? Vote for Madison Keys, Petra Kvitova or Petra Martic as April Player of the Month!
WTA Staff
May 9, 2019

They were each worthy champions in April, but only one can be your Player of the Month.

Cast your vote for either Madison Keys, Petra Kvitova or Petra Martic by 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 9 to make your voice heard.

Madison Keys: Keys was the first winner of the claycourt season, triumphing at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston for her first career title on the surface overall.

The American arrived in Charleston having not won a match since the Australian Open, with opening exits in both Indian Wells in Miami, but rebounded in a big way to win her fourth career title.

Read more: Keys comes to terms on clay - 'I've held a little bit of a grudge'

Keys defeated, among others on the week, former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and former finalist and top seed Sloane Stephens to reach her first final since the 2017 US Open, before scoring her first career win over Caroline Wozniacki in the championship match.

Petra Kvitova: Kvitova became the first two-time winner on the WTA this season with a triumph at the Premier-level Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Read more: Commanding Kvitova claims second title of season at Stuttgart

The Czech defeated qualifier Greet Minnen in the opening round before coming from a set down to defeat Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals.

Her form continued with a three-set win over Kiki Bertens in the final four, before she ousted Anett Kontaveit in the championship match to seal her second title of the year, to go along with the trophy at the Sydney International. 

Petra Martic: The Croat claimed the first title of her career at the BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup in Turkey last month, rounding into form on the back of a semifinal appearance at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston.

Read more: 'It's the best day of my career' - Martic marvels to score first title in Istanbul

First reaching her first Premier-level semifinal of the season with wins over Amanda Anisimova and in-form Belinda Bencic, among others, before falling to Wozniacki, Martic rolled on to Istanbul and scored four three-set wins in five matches to win the title. 

Martic earned another milestone in Istanbul, surviving the longest match of the season against Kristina Mladenovic en route to her first career title in the quarterfinal round.

"From Charleston on, things really started changing," she revealed. "I’m living the best days of my career now."

Who is your April Player of the Month? Vote now!


How it works:

Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com

Previous WTA Players of the Month for 2019
January: Naomi Osaka
February: Belinda Bencic
March: Ashleigh Barty