They’re back!

Serena Williams is back, and so is her sister, Venus, and the two will meet in the second round of the Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, Kentucky, on Wednesday.

Laver at 82… still charming the game he once dominated

There cannot be too many more glowing accolades left to be attributed to one of the world’s greatest tennis players, Rodney George Laver, who celebrated his 82nd birthday earlier this week.

Richard Williams biopic lawsuit settled

Overbrook Entertainment, the production company owned by Will Smith, has reached a settlement deal in a lawsuit over the rights to ‘King Richard’, the life story of Serena and Venus Williams' father, Richard Williams.

Bouchard gets past Kudermetova in Prague

Eugenie Bouchard is on the cusp of a long-overdue revival in Prague where she won her first clay-court match on the WTA Tour since 2018 by upsetting 8th-seeded Veronika Kudermetova, 6-0 6-3, in an impressive 76 minutes on Monday.

Bouzkova beats Konta after Brit suffers heart palpitations

Johanna Konta, the British No 1, needed medical help after suffering heart palpitations during her 6-4 6-4 loss to unseeded Czech Marie Bouzkova in the opening round of the inaugural Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday,...

Add two more to the growing list

Former US Open Champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and doubles world number two Barbora Strycova have joined the growing list of players refusing to play at this year’s US Open due to concerns around travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ferro wins historic Palermo

The 31st Ladies Palermo Open will go down in history as the first professional tournament to be staged following the suspension of both the WTA and ATP tours in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and France’s Fiona Ferro will forever be linked to this event by...

Another player decides against the US Open

Alexei Popyrin is the latest Australian to pull out of the US Open due to concerns about coronavirus, joining fellow Aussies Ashleigh Barty and Nick Kyrgios on the sidelines for this major.

Kontaveit to meet Ferro in Palermo final

Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit stopped top seed Petra Martic’s march to the Palermo Ladies Open final with a decisive straight sets win on Saturday, and the 4th seed will next meet France’s Fiona Ferro in the trophy match on Sunday.

Martić, Kontaveit and Giorgi make Palermo semis

Camila Giorgi was the only Italian to make it into the semi-finals of the Palermo Open on Friday, and she had to save match points against Dayana Yastremska to get there, while top seed Petra Martić came through a tight battle with Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Anett...
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Another competition on British calendar

Having been denied competitive tennis since last March, the British calendar is creating plenty of events to prepare the contingent of professional home players for the time the tours make their long-awaited return following the final easing of restrictions in relation to Covid-19

Next month sees the Lawn Tennis Association’s British Tour kick off on July 3 at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton with Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund and Andy Murray leading the eight-man field.

But it looks like the British Tour will have competition from an independent group which includes Jamie Delgado, Andy Murray’s coach, who are staging another four-week event supposedly starting on July 6 with players attempting to qualify for a final ‘Classic’ week.

The event – the SGH Series – is set to take place at the prestigious St George’s Hill Tennis Club in Weybridge featuring 12 men and 12 women with a prize fund of £250,000 mostly, it is understood, being provided by betting companies.

In addition there is the prospect of another event which is apparently being considered for the Gosling Tennis Centre at Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire.

Meanwhile the now seemingly crowded British professional calendar of exhibition events will start with Jamie Murray’s ‘Battle of Brits’ event at Roehampton on the 23rd June, with the women’s version, the ‘Women’s Progress Tour’ following on the 13th July.



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