Seeds tumble in San José but Kasatkina survives

Four players advanced to the quarter-finals at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Wednesday, but only one seed, Daria Kasatkina, seeded 4, who overcame Caroline Garcia in a clash of former Top 10 players, while Zhang Shuai took out Madison Keys, the 3rd seed,...

Olympic dreams fulfilled…

After Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Andrey Rublev won the Mixed Doubles at Tokyo 2020 by the narrowest of margins, the Olympic Tennis Event came to a close on Day 9.

Montréal suffers pull-outs

The US Open Series provides the tune-up for the US Open and the second tournament, the National Bank Open in Montréal, the first WTA 1000 event of the summer hard-court swing through North American, takes place next week with disappointing news that Naomi Osaka, Sofia...

Americans progress as Tomjlanovic saves match points in San José

The first round of matches at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic were completed on Tuesday with three Americans advancing at the expense of two others, and an Australian coming back from match points down to defeat yet another.

Raducanu falls to Zhang in San José

It was not quite the fairytale return for Emma Raducanu at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San José on Monday, but a valuable experience nevertheless when veteran Zhang Shusi rolled past her 6-3 6-2.

Raducanu set to play San José WTA 500

As the dust settles on the Olympic Tennis Event and many of those involved take a breather, attention turns to the hard courts of north American where the WTA Tour heads towards the US Open, starting with the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic hosted on the campus at San...

Lepchenko wins Charleston WTA125

In an all-American final, No 4 seed Varvara Lepchenko won her first WTA 125 title at the LTP Women's Open in Charleston with a 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4 triumph over Jamie Loeb on Sunday. 

Schmiedlova wins inaugural Belgrade Open

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova lifted the inaugural Belgrade Ladies Open trophy with a straight-sets victory over second seed Arantxa Rus in the final of the WTA 125 event on Sunday.

Zverev is the new Olympic Champion

Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev has emulated incomparable compatriot Steffi Graf and struck Olympic gold, declaring: “There is nothing better than this.”

Krejcikova & Siniakova take Gold at Tokyo 2020

Top seeds Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova became the first Czech players to win Gold at the Olympic Tennis Event after defeating Switzerland's Belinda Bencic & Viktorija Golubic 7-5 6-1 in the women's doubles final on Sunday at the Ariake Tennis Park...
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Draper stuns Sinner

Britain’s Jack Draper won the first ATP Tour match of his career on Monday at the cinch Championships after coming from behind to defeat fellow 19-year-old and No.3 seed Jannik Sinner 7-6(6) 7-6(2) at The Queen’s Club.

I thought I had no chance of beating Jannik today to be honest with you, so I didn’t even bother (to look at the draw) Jack Draper

Draper, who reached the final of the Wimbledon boy’s tournament in 2018, went 0-4 down against Sinner, a player ranked 286 places above him, before producing a stunning comeback.

“I’m just glad I was able to play well against such a great player like Jannik,” said Draper afterwards. “He’s way ahead of where I am and I’ve got a long way to go to catch up with him, but it’s nice to beat him on this court. I thought I had no chance of beating Jannik today to be honest with you, so I didn’t even bother (to look at the draw).”

He in fact faces either Jeremy Chardy or Alexander Bublik in Round 2.

Draper is part of the LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme, the highest level of support given to British players aged 16-24 who have the highest potential to reach the world’s Top 100.

On a good day for Britain on Centre Court, Cameron Norrie won his first match at Queen’s at the fourth attempt, overcoming Albert Ramos-Vinolas 4-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the second round. It was Norrie’s first win in four matches against the Spaniard and avenges his defeat by the Spaniard in the Estoril final. The British No.2 now meets fifth seed Aslan Karatsev of Russia, a 3-6 6-4 6-2 winner over the Lucky Loser from Chile, Alejandro Tabilo.

On Tuesday, the British No.1 Dan Evans is in action against Australia’s Alexei Popyrin, and then record five-time champion Andy Murray will play his first singles match at the tournament since 2018 when he faces Benoit Paire of France. Murray has won all three of their previous meetings. Top seed from Italy Matteo Berrettini starts the Centre Court programme in his first appearance at Queen’s. He takes on compatriot Stefano Travalglia.

The cinch Championships, one of the LTA’s major summer events, will be able to accommodate approximately 25% of its normal full capacity, and the event will be socially distanced, in line with the current safety protocols required by the UK Government and the ATP Tour.



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