Angelique Kerber has won her first title since the US Open in 2016 after beating Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-4 in the Sydney International final.
The former world number one has slipped all the way down to 22nd in the rankings but is now showing signs of a revival just ahead of the Australian Open.
Kerber denied Barty a first WTA title win on home soil after a hard-fought contest and feels like she is getting back towards her best.
“I am playing amazing tennis again and feeling just great,” said Kerber on wtatennis.com.
“It feels very good to win my first title in my first tournament this year. I have had a great week and the final was not easy against Ash. I feel like I am getting closer to my 2016 level.”
Elsewhere, Elise Mertens successfully defended her Hobart International title with a 6-1 4-6 6-3 win over Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Grunting in tennis is back in the news so we have decided to trawl through some video archives.
Deggsy Bilton fancies Diego Schwartzman at the Rio Open while Tomas Berdych should be a good bet in Marseille.
Andre Agassi gives his thoughts on Novak Djokovic and comparing women’s tennis to the men’s game.
In Tennis Today, unsurprisingly Roger Federer dominates the news while there is also a tribute to Kei Nishikori.
Nick Kyrgios is still struggling with the injury he picked up a fortnight ago, and will miss the Delray Beach Open.
Kevin Anderson ended his title drought as he beat Sam Querrey to secure the New York Open.
Dominic Thiem was too good for Aljaz Bedene on Sunday as he won his second Argentina Open title.
Petra Kvitova made it 13 wins in a row as she beat Garbine Muguraza to lift the Qatar Open trophy.
Roger Federer concluded his glorious week in the Netherlands by winning the Rotterdam Open title.
Andre Agassi picks out Nick Kyrgios and Alex Zverev as two of the most talented players on the ATP Tour.