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 upsets Tiafoe

Following Monday’s complete washout, Tuesday’s schedule was a packed one which wasn’t helped by another burst of morning rain delaying the start of the men’s opening round at the Viking International Eastbourne, an ATP 250 event, by some two hours.

I felt great today and great in practice leading up to it. I’ve maybe not won as many matches as I would have liked to recently, so this is a big one for me Liam Broady

All four Brits were in action excluding the British No.2 Cameron Norrie, who withdrew to regain his breath prior to next week’s Wimbledon, having reached the final at Queen’s on Sunday. He was replaced by Slovak Norbert Gombos and was duly beaten by Alexei Popyrin of Australia, 4-6 6-4 6-1.

Wildcards Jay Clarke and James Ward, plus Lucky Loser Alastair Gray, all lost without winning a set – two Australians accounted for Clarke and Ward, the former falling to John Millman 6-3 6-2 and the latter to their rising star Vasek Pospisil.

Of the three, Gray put up the strongest performance when he lasted 104-minutes against qualifier Ilya Ivashka of Belarus before going out 6-2 7-6(5).

It was left to Liam Broady, the British No.5 and world 144, to keep the home hopes alive after defeating the world No.56 Frances Tiafoe of the US, 6-3 7-6(4) for what is the second best win of his career.

The 27-year-old from Stockport completely outclassed his in-form opponent who last week, reached the quarter-finals at Queen’s having a week earlier, won the Nottingham Challenger.

He can now expect to be well tested by the second seeded Alex de Minaur of Australia, a Queen’s semi-finalist.

Broady managed to nullify Tiafoe’s big serve, breaking him three times in the opening set and eventually clinching the win in the second set tie-break, having saved six break-points.

“Frances is red hot at the moment, reaching the quarter-finals at Queen’s and winning the Challenger in Nottingham so I knew it was going to be tough,” Broady said following his excellent victory.

“I felt great today and great in practice leading up to it. I’ve maybe not won as many matches as I would have liked to recently, so this is a big one for me.”

The only other upset of the day on the men’s side was inflicted by the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori who took out the seventh seed from Spain, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 6-4 6-3.

The popular Frenchman, Jo-Wilfrid Tsonga, is also amongst the first-round casualties.

The former world No.5, currently ranked 83, who still recovering from a series of injuries and knee surgery which have hampered him for the past few years, crashed out to Belarussian Egor Gerasimov 6-4 6-4 and then revealed that he is testing himself.

“I think the goal for the moment is to prove to myself that I’m able to still play a good level of tennis,” Tsonga, who has only won one match this year from the seven he has played, told the ATP website.

The first round was completed at 9.14 pm local time and is currently back on schedule and should remain that way, weather permitting!



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