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Halep hoists Italian Open trophy after Plíšková retires in final

Top-seeded Simona Halep accomplished her ambition of winning her first Italian Open title on Monday, when 2019 champion Karolína Plíšková retired midway through the final with a left thigh injury.

Novak Marches On

Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic has collected his 36th Masters 1000 title and can now reflect in the knowledge that he has surpassed his rivals at that particular level of competition and set a new record.

Djokovic and Schwartzman with plenty to play for

Novak Djokovic likes records and he is on the verge of winning his 36th Masters 1000 title if he is successful in the final of the Italian Open at the Foro Italica today, to edge him one ahead of Rada Nadal.

Top seeds Halep and Plíšková to meet in Rome Final

For the first time since 2016, the top two seeds in a WTA tournament will contest the final of of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia after both Simona Halep and Karolina Plíšková came through their respective semi-finals with wins over Garbiñe Muguruza and Marketa...

Nadal stunned by Schwartzman

Diego Schwartzman pulled off the biggest upsets of the Rome Masters when he toppled the nine-time champion Rafa Nadal in the quarterfinals, a feat he achieved in straight sets!

Plíšková passes Mertens test as Vondrousova swats Svitolina

No 2 seed Karolina Plíšková took another step toward her Rome title defence on Saturday after correcting a mid-match wobble to defeat No 11 seed Elise Mertens in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarter-finals; while 12th seed Marketa Vondrousova upset two-time winner...

Muguruza stops Azarenka to meet Halep in Rome semis

Garbiñe Muguruza stopped Victoria Azarenka’s outstanding run of 14 wins in the quarter-finals at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, coming from a set and a break down to reach her third semi-final in Rome where she will meet Simona Halep, who advanced into the last 4...

Muguruza downs Konta to face Azarenka

On a day of attrition and compassion in Rome, Friday’s play at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia saw Johanna Konta fall to Garbiñe Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka comfort an injured Daria Kasatkina after a nasty tumble, and top seeds Simona Halep and Karolina Plíšková...

Nadal not obsessed with records

The two tournament favourites draw closer to settling this year’s Rome Masters 1000 title as they successfully reached the last eight on opposing sides of the draw with the second seeded Rafa Nadal seemingly having the easier passage so far.

Musetti continues his Roman run

At four-all in the second set the lights went out during the Italian Open which could have disrupted the concentration of Italy’s emerging starlet, the 18-year-old Lorenzo Musetti, who was on his way to eliminating another top player from the Rome Masters listings.
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Eastbourne | Edmund makes winning start defeating Norrie

Britain’s Kyle Edmund​ (Hull) and Dan Evans (Birmingham), advanced their campaigns at the Nature Valley International, Eastbourne, on Thursday, winning through to the quarterfinals.

(It was) sort of a little management of game between my style against his style, not giving him what he wants, and I found I was a bit more solid today than him. So (I'm) pleased to win. Another match for me tomorrow. That's positive for me Kyle Edmund

British No.1 Edmund beat British No.2 Cameron Norrie (Glasgow) 6-2 6-2 in an hour and 31 minutes, to set up an all-British quarterfinal clash against British No.3 Evans, who fought back from a break down in the second set to beat Pierre Hugues-Herbert 6-3 7-5.

Edmund said he was pleased to have prevailed in a​ match that was halted for 50 minutes due to two medial incidents involving spectators. “It was obviously stop and start with the circumstances,” said Edmund “the conditions don’t really allow you to play lights-out tennis or good-looking tennis.
“(It was) sort of a little management of game between my style against his style, not giving him what he wants, and I found I was a bit more solid today than him. So (I’m) pleased to win. Another match for me tomorrow. That’s positive for me.”

In other second round matches, the top two seeds were eliminated in tough battles. First Taylor Fritz (USA) defeated Guido Pella (ARG) the No.1 seed 6-4 3-6 6-4 while qualifier Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) put out the second seed Lasio Djere (SRB) 7-6(5) 7-6(6).
Sam Querrey (USA) seeded 4 dominated Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-2 6-3, Fernando Verdasco squeezed past Lucy Loser J. Londero (ARG) 6-7(4) 6-3 7-6(2), Hubert Hurkacz (POL) beat Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3 7-6(6) and last week’s Queen’s runner-up Gilles Simon (FRA), seeded 6 made light work of Nicolas Jarry (CHI) to go through 6-2 6-4






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