Were title-winning runs from Elise Mertens and Belinda Bencic enough to earn your votes for February's Player of the Month? Or were Simona Halep's return to World No.2, or Petra Kvitova's consistent play after Melbourne your biggest Feburary milestones? It's time to cast your votes!
WTA Staff
March 5, 2019

Were title-winning runs from Elise Mertens and Belinda Bencic enough to earn your votes for February's Player of the Month? Or were Simona Halep's return to World No.2, or Petra Kvitova's consistent play after Melbourne your biggest Feburary milestones?

It's time to cast your votes!

Have a look at the nominees in the video below and cast your vote for your favorite before voting ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET!

Elise Mertens: Mertens won her biggest career title, her first at Premier level, at the Qatar Total Open to begin the WTA's swing through the Middle East in February. 

En route, the Belgian scored three Top 10 victories over Kiki Bertens, Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep in the final, which helped her claim her fifth career title and return to the Top 20 in the rankings.

Belinda Bencic: The resurgent Swiss announced her return to the WTA's elite in a big way with a run to the title in Dubai, where she knocked off four Top 10 players to win the Premier 5 event.

Read the match report: ‘So many times I was close to defeat:’ Comeback kid Bencic claims Dubai crown

Bencic won her third career WTA singles title at Dubai, defeating former champion Kvitova in the final as the last of four consecutive wins against the WTA elite.

Beginning in the round of 16, Bencic defeated Aryna Sabalenka after she saved six match points, before taking our Simona Halep in the quarterfinals, and Elina Svitolina in the semifinals.

With the victory, the former World No.7 returned to the Top 30 for the first time since September of 2016.

Simona Halep: After a run of nine matches over 13 days in the Middle East, Halep notched runner-up and quarterfinal showings in Doha and Dubai, respectively.

After losing her grip on the World No.1 ranking following the Australian Open, the Romanian returned to World No.2 following her efforts in February.

Read more: Halep - 'I take only positive things' from Middle East Swing, eyes No.1 return

Halep was only undone in her run by eventual champions, as she was runner-up to Mertens in Doha and lost out to Bencic in the last eight in Dubai.

Petra Kvitova: Kvitova had no letdown in February following a runner-up finish at the Australian Open, as she reached the quarterfinals and semifinals of the two events that she competed in for the month.

As the defending champion at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, Kvitova defeated Victoria Azarenka in her first match following the Australian Open final, before falling to eventual runner-up Donna Vekic, and won three three-setters in four matches to reach her third final of the season in Dubai.

She rallied from a set down against Katerina Siniakova in her opener, also needed three sets to defeat Jennifer Brady in the round of 16, and later came from a set behind against Hsieh Su-wei in the semifinals as well before falling just short against Bencic.

Who was your February Player of the Month? Vote now!

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 8.


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