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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Azarenka advances in Bad Homburg

In a role reversal of weather, conditions deteriorated in Bad Homburg on Tuesday but, despite the chill and rain, Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova both cruised into the second round as they prepare for Wimbledon.

Second-seeded Azarenka of Belarus defeated countrywoman Yuliya Hatouka, 7-5 6-0, saving 7 of 10 break points and winning 74 percent of her first serve points in the remaining first-round match at the Bad Homburg Open, taking an hour 17 minutes encounter.

Azarenka, who took a wildcard into the event, won almost 74% of her first-serve points and converted 7 of the 11 break points she had.

The Belarusian, who won the doubles title with compatriot Aryna Sabalenka in Berlin on Sunday, struggled in rainy conditions in Germany as she was broken 3 times in the first set.

The World No 14 faced a tough test and couldn’t shake off the world number 271 until late in the opener when, after saving break points, she finally broke Hatouka in her following two return games to seal the set in 53 minutes.

The second proved a much easier affair as she didn’t concede a single break point and won all 6 games to advance into round two of the inaugural Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers.

Azarenka plays Alizé Cornet for a place in the quarter-finals.

Amanda Anisimova scored a straight sets win over Andrea Petkovic in Germany

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Meanwhile, 19 year-old Anisimova is hoping for a good grass court season to lift her back up from No 81 in the world, and the American sealed a convincing win over German veteran Andrea Petkovic, 6-1 7-5, as she moved into the last eight.

Anisimova produced a high-quality first set as she stormed into a 4-0 lead and sealed it in just 24 minutes, continuing her momentum into the second by breaking in the German’s opening game of the set.

Nevertheless, Petkovic showed good performances on the grass, and remained resilient to break back for 4-4.

Despite that setback, the American broke in the 11th game and closed out the match to love.

Anisimova broke Petkovic 4 times while getting her serve broken once, and finished with 65 points to Petkovic’s 38.

Anisimova will play either Angelique Kerber or Anna Blinkova next, who play on Wednesday.

Katerina Siniakova upset Jessica Pegula, the No 3 seed, and plays Laura Siegemund in the quarter-finals

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Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic took down another American, No 3 seed Jessica Pegula, 6-3 5-7 6-4, but it took her 2 hours 9 minutes complete the upset and advance to play Laura Siegemund next.

Siniakova won about 70% of her first-serve points to the American’s 65%, converting 5 of the 7 break points she had while saving 6 of the 9 break points, she faced.

The World No 76 finished with 102 points to Pegula’s 99 for the match.

Siegemund, the No 8 seed, cruised past fellow German Tamara Korpatsch, 6-2 6-2, in an hour and 41 minutes, while the 5th match of the day suspended due to darkness, with Spanish No 7 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo leading Japan’s Misaki Doi 6-4, 2-3.

Siegemund made good on 5 of the 10 break point opportunities she had in the match, while saving 6 of the 7 break points, she faced.

The 55th ranked Siegemund finished with 70 points to Korpatsch’s 53 for the match.

The last-8 match between Siniakova and Siegemund will be the second career meeting between the two. In their only previous match, in the final of the 2016 Bastad Open, the latter edged Siniakova in straight sets.



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