Whose result in the lead-up Paris made you cheer? It's time to vote for the WTA Player of the Month in May.
WTA Staff
May 30, 2019

Whose result in the lead-up Paris made you cheer? It's time to vote for the WTA Player of the Month in May.

Did champions Kiki Bertens and Karolina Pliskova have the best month on the terre battue? Or, maybe Simona Halep or Johanna Konta impressed you, despite not coming away with the big trophy.

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

Kiki Bertens: Bertens had a history-making month for herself and her country in May. 

At the Mutua Madrid Open, the Dutchwoman won her first Premier Mandatory title, and became the first woman to win the event without losing a set.

She bear four former Grand Slam champions along the way - Jelena Ostapenko, Petra Kvitova, Sloane Stephens, and Simona Halep in the final - to achieve her feat, and ascended to a new career-high ranking of World No.4 as a result.

By rising to that ranking, she also became the highest-ranking Dutch woman in the history of the WTA. She ultimately authored an eight-match winning streak, as she also reached the semifinals in Rome. 

Simona Halep: Halep reached the final of the Mutua Madrid Open for the fourth time in her career in May, setting a tournament record for most finals reached since the event's inception.

Over the course of the week, she defeated Margarita Gasparyan, Konta, Viktoria Kuzmova, Ashleigh Barty and Belinda Bencic before seeing her run ended by Bertens in the final. 

Karolina Pliskova: Pliskova won the biggest clay-court title of her career at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, claiming her third career clay-court crown overall in the Italian capital.

The former World No.1 defeated Ajla Tomljanovic in her first match, and needed to author three-set comebacks against both Sofia Kenin and Victoria Azarenka in consecutive rounds before defeating Maria Sakkari to book her spot in the final. 

Once there, she defeated Konta in straight sets to hoist her first trophy this season, and first on clay since winning the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart a year ago. 

Johanna Konta: Konta kept her clay form going in Rome, after reaching the finals of Rabat in April, by having her best-ever run at a Premier 5 clay-court event.

The British No.1 scored a string of upsets while unseeded in Rome, beginning with a win over Sloane Stephens in the second round, and scored other notable wins against Venus Williams and Bertens along the way.

With the runner-up result, Konta secured a seeding for herself at the French Open, her first at a Grand Slam since last year's Wimbledon Championships. 

Who was your Player of the Month in May? Vote now!

 

Winners will be announced the week of June 3.


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

April: Petra Kvitova