Herbert & Mahut claim second Roland Garros doubles title

France claimed the Men’s Doubles title on Saturday when Pierre-Hughes Herbert & Nicolas Mahut defeated Alexander Bublik & Andrey Golubev from Kazakstan, 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4, to become the first all-French team to win twice at the clay-court major since World War...

Krejcikova bags French Open title

It was nip and tuck but, at the last, it was unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova who hoisted the French Open trophy aloft after a 3-set victory over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No 31 seed, in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday.

Konta steps into her third straight Nottingham final

British No.1 Johanna Konta has reached her third consecutive final at the LTA’s Viking Open Nottingham after defeating Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic 6-2 6-7(2) 7-5 in two-hours and 53-minutes.

Swiatek and Krejcikova to meet in Paris Doubles Final

Iga Swiatek may have lost her singles crown at Roland Garros but she has her eyes firmly set on taking home the French Open doubles title with her partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but the pair will have to navigate past Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova, who...

Nadal is brought down in classic

Two classic semi-finals and a change of heart by the French pandemic authorities, a boisterous crowd and excellent weather all helped to ensure that the French Open, the second grand slam of the season, reached its Sunday climax with the appropriate fanfare

Sue Barker awarded CBE

Sue Barker has been awarded a CBE in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to sport, broadcasting and charity.

Konta through to third straight Nottingham semi-final

Johanna Konta is safely through to her third consecutive Viking Open Nottingham semi-final after defeating eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-6(6), having reached the final in her last two visits to the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2017 and 2018.

Evans loses in last eight.

In the Viking Nottingham Open Challeneger event, the top seed from Birmingham Dan Evans was pipped to the post in his quarterfinal against No.6 seed Denis Kudla falling 6-4 1-6 6-4 after two=hours and two-minutes.

Salisbury & Krawczyk win French Mixed Doubles title

Britain’s Joe Salisbury teamed up with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday at Roland Garros, marking his second Grand Slam triumph.

Krejcikova outlasts Sakkari to reach Paris final

Barbora Krejcikova held her nerve to see off a match point and a controversial line call to advance to the French Open final after upsetting Maria Sakkari, the No 17 seed from Greece, 7-5 4-6 9-7, in a 3 hour 18 marathon semi-final battle.
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Andreescu out of Madrid after positive test

As we await the main singles draw at the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, news has broken that Bianca Andreescu has been forced to withdraw from the WTA100 tournament in Spain after testing positive for COVID-19.

I am feeling good, I am resting, and continuing to follow the health protocols and safety guidelines. I look forward to getting back on the court very soon." Bianca Andreescu

The Canadian announced in a post on her Twitter feed that she had tested negative twice before travelling to Madrid, but found out she tested positive upon her arrival.

“I am feeling good, I am resting, and continuing to follow the health protocols and safety guidelines,” Andreescu wrote in the post. “I look forward to getting back on the court very soon.”

It was yet another setback for the 2019 US Open champion, who returned to action earlier this year after a 16-month layoff due to a knee injury she suffered late in 2019.

Andreescu suffered a foot injury at the Miami Open, forcing her to retire in the final, and had been due to return to competition at in Madrid.

The WTA1000 event is returning to the circuit this year, after being cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020.

Kiki Bertens will hope to defend the title she claimed in 2019 when the main draw starts on Thursday 29 April.

The Dutchwoman also triumphed in the Virtual Madrid Open competition last year, where players competed on a PlayStation game.

Carla Suárez Navarro is at the Caja Mágica practising after recovering from cancer

© Avaro Diaz/Mutua Madrid Open de Tenis 2021

In happier news, Carla Suárez Navarro provided one of the happiest images of Monday when the Canary Islander, who recently announced that she has overcome the Hodgkin’s lymphoma she was diagnosed with last August, visited the Caja Mágica to complete her first training session in the Spanish capital.

The former World No 6 completed a practice session in Stadium 3 with Russian player Daria Kasatkina.

“I’m very grateful to the tournament for this opportunity,” she said. “Being in the Caja Mágica during these days and being able to train at a high level really helps my preparations to return to competition.

“I’ve been able to meet up with some of my peers again after a long time, to feel the atmosphere on the tour that I miss so much, and to experience the competition bubble first hand.”

A fan favourite, Suárez Navarro has a notable record at the Mutua Madrid Open, where she has scored 3 impressive victories over top-10 players, twice reaching the quarter-finals, in 2015 and 2018, and playing in two doubles finals, in 2014 and 2015, with Garbiñe Muguruza.

“I’m sure this year will be different for everyone,” added Suárez Navarro. “The tournament has made a huge effort to organise the event again with very high safety standards. The courts are perfect and I hope we enjoy a great show.”

Naomi Osaka has been warming up for Mutua Madrid Open which starts on Thursday

© Mutua Madrid Open de Tenis 2021

The big names have been warming up in the Manolo Santana Stadium as they fine tune their game ahead of this edition of the Mutua Madrid Open.

Naomi Osaka, Muguruza, Bertens, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova were just some of the first players to arrive in Madrid for the second WTA 1000 of the season.

Osaka comes to the Caja Mágica having won her 4th Grand Slam in Australia. The Japanese player landed in Madrid with very high expectations as she bids to don the Mutua Madrid Open crown for the first time.

Muguruza is also hoping for her first title in Madrid and is getting a feel of the red clay. The Spaniard’s confidence is sky-high oafter a spectacular start to the 2021 season, in which she has racked up 23 wins,.

The defending champion, Bertens, has also had a taste of the red stuff. After a hesitant start to the year due to injury, the Dutchwoman is hoping to turn around her fortunes  here.

Another of the WTA stars who already knows what it is to triumph in the Spanish capital is Simona Halep.

The two-time Mutua Madrid Open champion frequently cites the Mutua Madrid Open as one of her favourite tournaments, and has a chance to equal Petra Kvitova’s record of 3 titles here.

On a day that the Manolo Santana Stadium was replete with big names, Czech player Karolina Pliskova also tested out the court. The ex-world No 1 comes to Madrid after a mercurial start to the year intent on rediscovering the form that took her to the pinnacle of the WTA ranking.



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