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Herbert & Mahut claim second Roland Garros doubles title

France claimed the Men’s Doubles title on Saturday when Pierre-Hughes Herbert & Nicolas Mahut defeated Alexander Bublik & Andrey Golubev from Kazakstan, 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4, to become the first all-French team to win twice at the clay-court major since World War...

Krejcikova bags French Open title

It was nip and tuck but, at the last, it was unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova who hoisted the French Open trophy aloft after a 3-set victory over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No 31 seed, in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday.

Konta steps into her third straight Nottingham final

British No.1 Johanna Konta has reached her third consecutive final at the LTA’s Viking Open Nottingham after defeating Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic 6-2 6-7(2) 7-5 in two-hours and 53-minutes.

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Iga Swiatek may have lost her singles crown at Roland Garros but she has her eyes firmly set on taking home the French Open doubles title with her partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but the pair will have to navigate past Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova, who...

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Konta through to third straight Nottingham semi-final

Johanna Konta is safely through to her third consecutive Viking Open Nottingham semi-final after defeating eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-6(6), having reached the final in her last two visits to the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2017 and 2018.

Evans loses in last eight.

In the Viking Nottingham Open Challeneger event, the top seed from Birmingham Dan Evans was pipped to the post in his quarterfinal against No.6 seed Denis Kudla falling 6-4 1-6 6-4 after two=hours and two-minutes.

Salisbury & Krawczyk win French Mixed Doubles title

Britain’s Joe Salisbury teamed up with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday at Roland Garros, marking his second Grand Slam triumph.

Krejcikova outlasts Sakkari to reach Paris final

Barbora Krejcikova held her nerve to see off a match point and a controversial line call to advance to the French Open final after upsetting Maria Sakkari, the No 17 seed from Greece, 7-5 4-6 9-7, in a 3 hour 18 marathon semi-final battle.
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Dart wins Battle of Brits

In the Viking Nottingham Open Fran Jones fought hard in her first WTA Tour match on home soil but eventually lost to Spain’s Georgina Garcia-Perez 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

It's never easy playing a fellow Brit and someone I practice with. To be honest, I'm just happy to be able to get through. I showed some glimpses of better tennis but there is a lot to improve on. Harriet Dart

The Brit started brightly and deservedly took the first set before Garcia-Perez came back strong in the second and managed to level the scores before requiring a medical timeout with Jones a break up early in the third. Jones struggled with cramp late in the third set and was eventually defeated 4-6 6-3 6-4.

Jones subsequently required medical attention on court at the end of the match due to full body cramp. After the match she said: “It’s obviously a difficult set of circumstances to face, but everyone has their challenges, these are my challenges, and I will keep doing what I am doing, I am lucky to have the people round me that I do.

“The LTA support, they really do their best to keep digging as to what we can do to better my performance, my recovery, my day to day. Hopefully I’ll be back on court again very soon over the weekend next week and I’ll be doing my best to rectify today’s result.”

In the WTA 250 event, LTA Pro Scholarship Programme players Harriet Dart and Emma Raducanu went head-to-head in the day’s battle of the Brits on Centre Court.

Dart flew out of the blocks and dominated the early exchanges, taking a 4-0 lead before eventually closing it out 6-3. Raducanu, who was making her WTA Tour debut, grew in confidence and took the game to Dart in the second set, but the British No.3 had too much quality on the day and booked her place in the second round with a solid performance.

Dart said: “I’m just so excited to be here. Two years ago, we had that awful weather and I played two matches indoors so it’s really nice come and play on this really nice court and have fans. It’s never easy playing a fellow Brit and someone I practice with. To be honest, I’m just happy to be able to get through. I showed some glimpses of better tennis but there is a lot to improve on.”

In the final match of the day on Centre, Katie Boulter beat Colombian World No. 98 Maria Camila Osorio Serrano in straight sets 6-2 6-3.






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