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Nadal back on track

Rafa Nadal, playing his first match at the Foro Italico following his quarter-final loss to Alexander Zverev at last week’s Madrid Masters, declared himself happy with his performance in overcoming Jannik Sinner in straight sets, but not so with the scheduling by the...

Konta follows Bencic and Mertens out of Rome

Seeds started to tumble at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, with Belinda Bencic and Elise Mertens followed out of the draw by Jo Konta, while Garbiñe Muguruza and Angelique Kerber were among those to win through on Tuesday.

Kvitova, Brady, Swiatek and Sakkari open Rome accounts

The Internazionali BNL d’Italia got under way at the Foro Italico in Rome on Monday, with some of the seeds in action and coming through unscathed, although Petra Kvitova had to come from a set down against Magda Linette to advance, while Jennifer Brady won in...

Evans crashes out of Rome

Dan Evans excellent run on clay over the past few weeks came to an end in the first round of the Rome Masters when h suffered a very-bad tempered loss to Taylor Fritz.

Roman Shorts…

As action starts at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, here are some off-court snippets...

Zverev comes back to win second Madrid Masters

Alexander Zverev couldn’t have hoped for a better stay in the Spanish capital as he departs for Rome and the next stage on the ATP calendar with the Mutua Madrid Nasters trophy safely tucked into his racket bag.

Zverev avenges NY defeat

Having ended the local favourite’s title hopes in the previous round, Alexander Zverev took another firm step towards his second title at the Spanish capital when he reached the Mutua Madrid Masters final by defeating Dominic Thiem, the Austrian who stopped him...

Women’s Preview: Top players line-up in Rome

The WTA Tour hot-foots it from Madrid to Rome for Internazionali BNL d'Italia, which starts on Monday where the defending champion is Simona Halep and players will be making their last-minute preparations for the season’s second Grand Slam, at Roland Garros.

Sabalenka steals Madrid show with Barty win

Aryna Sabalenka stopped Ash Barty’s run to claim the Mutua Madrid Open title on Saturday, 6-0 3-6 6-4, and, in so doing, avenged this year’s three-set losses to the Australian in the Miami Open quarter-finals and the recent Stuttgart final.

Barty to meet Sabalenka in Madrid final

The Mutua Madrid Open women's final is much-anticipated, pitching Ash Barty and Aryna Sabalenka for their second consecutive trophy match as the two hottest clay court players on the WTA Tour at the moment.
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Another Mom to be

Former World No 12 Yanina Wickmayer took to social media this week to announce that she and her husband, Jérôme Vanderzijl, are expecting their first child, soon to be joining the growing group of mothers on tour.

Losing my mom when I was 9 is still the biggest challenge I had to face in life but also made me dream about being a mother to my own kids one day.  Yanina Wickmayer

“Jérôme and I are super excited to tell you that we’re expecting our firstborn!” Wickmayer told fans on Instagram.

The 31-year-old Belgian added: “Losing my mom when I was 9 is still the biggest challenge I had to face in life but also made me dream about being a mother to my own kids one day.

“My career has always been my first priority but it became harder and harder to put this dream aside and hold back on starting my own little family… My husband and I are beyond happy to welcome this baby of love into our family in April.”

Wickmayer has been a fixture on the WTA Tour since turning pro in 2004, and has racked up 5 singles and 2 doubles titles, including her most recent at the 2016 Citi Open in Washington DC.

The 2009 US Open semi-finalist has featured in 6 additional singles finals throughout her career, and rose to her career-high ranking of World No 12 in 2010.

Currently ranked No 163, Wickmayer was also quick to reassure fans that she doesn’t intend to stay away from the tennis courts for too long, and has plans to return to WTA action in the future.

“Don’t worry! I still LOVE to play tennis, so this is not a final goodbye. It’s a see you soon!” she said.






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