Clijsters plays Chicago Fall Classic

The Chicago Fall Classic, a WTA 500 event, gets under way this week with a field headed by Elena Svitolina and Garbiñe Muguruza that also includes the return of Kim Clijsters at the age of 38.

Kontaveit stuns Sakkari to win Ostrava title

Anett Kontaveit denied Maria Sakkari her dream of taking the J&T Banka Ostrava Open title after a drought of two years, with a comprehensive 6-2 7-5 over the Greek 4th seed in Sunday’s final.

Europe crushes World

Considering the momentum which Team Europe had generated during the first two days of the Laver Cup to sweep into a 11-1 lead over Team World, it wasn’t surprising to see the visitors clinch overall victory with the first match played on the final day.

Hurkacz collects fourth title

Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz produced another impressive performance on Sunday when, as the top seed, he won the Moselle Open title in Metz, France, defeating the Tokyo bronze medallist and second seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets.

Kwon collects maiden ATP title

Soonwoo Kwon became a first time ATP champion in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, when he won the Astana Open by defeating James Duckworth 7-6(6) 6-3 after 95-minutes in a final featuring two unseeded players.

Sakkari and Kontaveit, surprise Ostrava finalists

Maria Sakkari and Anett Kontaveit overturned the form books by taking out the two top seeds at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open on Saturday, upsetting Iga Swiatek and Petra Kvitova respectively, and they will now meet in Sunday’s final.

Mission impossible for Team World in Laver Cup

Team Europe have opened up a ten-point advantage over Team World following completion of the second day’s play of the Laver Cup at the TD Garden in Boston.

Swiatek to meet Sakkari as Kvitova faces Kontaveit in Ostrava semi-finals

Poland’s Iga Swiatek, the top seed at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open, came through another tough test from Elena Rybakina from Kazakstan to reach the semi-finals, where she will meet Maria Sakkari after the Greek took out home favourite Tereza Martincova.

Team Europe take 3-1 lead

Following a brief colourful opening ceremony the 2021 Laver Cup got underway at the TD Garden auditorium in Boston with the current champions Team Europe taking the majority of the points available to lead 3-1 into Day Two.

Murray succumbs to Hurkacz

Andy Murray’s Metz run was brought to an end by the top seeded Pole Hubert Hurkacz, who after a tight first set, eased himself into the Moselle Open semi-finals 7-6(4) 6-3.
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Action continues in Charleston with WTA250 event

As the top women players head for the European clay court swing, a few have held back for the 2021 MUSC Health Women’s Open, which is being played on outdoor green clay Har-Tru courts at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island this week, a public tennis facility owned by the City of Charleston and operated by Charleston Tennis LLC.

The WTA250 has been organised under a single-year licence in 2021 because of the repercussions of the global coronavirus pandemic, and is taking place at the same venue as last week’s Volvo Car Open.

The top seeds for the event are Ons Jabeur (1), Magda Linette (2), Shelby Rogers (3), Alize Cornet (4), Misaki Doi (5), Ajla Tomljanovic (6), Lauren Davis (7) and Madison Brengle (8).

With only 6 first round matches played on Monday, the only seed to fall was Doi, who retired from her all-Japanese battle with Nao Hibino, which lasted a gruelling 3 hours 9  minutes when Doi succumbed to cramps in the third set tiebreak and had to retire with the score standing at 7-5 5-7 6-6

World No 46 Rogers, who reached the last 16 at last week’s Volvo Car Open, proved too good for fellow American Caty McNally winning 6-0 6-1 in just over an hour.

Seventh seed Davis defeated wild card Coco Vandeweghe 7-6(3) 6-4 in their All American battle, while Australian 6th seed Tomljanovic cruised past Mexico’s Renata Zarazua 6-1 6-1 in the final match of the first day.

American 8th seed Brengle also progressed in three sets past Russia’s Natalia Vikhlyantseva and Denmark’s Clara Tauson, who is unseeded, scored her first WTA main draw win since capturing the Lyon title last month, powering past another Russian, Liudmila Samsonova, 6-3 6-3.

Tuesday’s action sees the top seed Ons Jabeur in action as the Tunisian kicks off her campaign against Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele.

Also on the schedule is Poland’s Magda Linette, the No 2 seed, who faces María Camila Osorio Serrano, the recently-crowned Copa Colsanitas champion in her homeland of Colombia.

Linette is still looking to rediscover her form after returning from a knee injury that required her to undergo surgery at the end of last season, but she will have her work cut out as she is in the hugely competitive bottom half of the draw.

Osorio Serrano had a tremendously successful career as a junior, reached No 1 in the world rankings, and capturing the girls’ singles title at the 2019 US Open.

The 19-year-old has since transitioned successfully to the senior circuit with her big breakthrough coming at the recently-concluded event in Bogota, where she delighted her home fans with a dominant display throughout the week.

All the remaining first round matches at MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021 will be completed on Tuesday and can be viewed live or via replay on Amazon Prime Video.



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