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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Broady falls at second hurdle

Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff will take on Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals of the Sardegna Open after overpowering Britain’s No,5 Liam Broady 6-4 6-2 in 81-minutes.

Broady, who had qualified for this event, started strongly by breaking the fifth seed in the second game but Struff, ranked 41, responded by breaking back immediately to stamp his authority on the match.

Broady, ranked 152 – the highest he has been on the ranking lists – faded in the second set as Struff underlined the disparity in their respective rankings with his more powerful serve and fierce forehands.

Basilashvili, the fourth seed, had to save five match points before eventually securing a 4-6 6-4 7-5 victory over Slovakian qualifier Jozef Kovalik.

He survived the tense three-setter played in blustery conditions which affected his aggressive style of play and it wasn’t until the 10th game of the decider that proved crucial.

In what was a marathon game he just held off his opponent who had five chances to break him. The Georgian held and then broke to give himself a chance of serving out, which he duly did.

In other action Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene defeated Belarussian Egor Gerasimov 6-4 7-6(5) in what was aother excellent performance, recovering and early break and then reeling ff there consecutive games to win the first set,

It was a closer contest in the second but once into the tie-break, Bedene stormed into a 4-0 lead to claim victory and a place in quarter-finals.

There his opponent there will be second seed from the US, Taylor Fritz, who enjoyed a relatively easy ride to bring the day’s singles schedule to a close winning 6-2 7-6(2).

The American, recently installed as the American No.1, breezed through the opening set against Slovakian Andrej Martin and the pair traded two breaks each in the second set before Fritz took the tie break 7-4.

Pablo Carreno Busta successfully opened his campaign in Marbella

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In Marbella at the Anytech365 Andalucia Open, the top seeded Pablo Carreno Busta beat Mari Vilella Martinez, a qualifier from Spain, 7-6(2) 6-3 setting up a second round match against seventh seed from Korea Soonwoo Kwon, who cruised past Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis 6-1 6-3.

Spain’s Albert Ramos Vinolas, the fourth seed, overcame Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis 6-3 4-6 6-3 after 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Ramos Vinolas, will face Slovakia’s Norbert Gombos who reached his fourth career quarter final after beating Argentina’s Federico Delbonis 5-7 7-6(4) 7-6(1).



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