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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.

Swiatek and Krejcikova to meet in Paris Doubles Final

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...

Nadal is brought down in classic

Two classic semi-finals and a change of heart by the French pandemic authorities, a boisterous crowd and excellent weather all helped to ensure that the French Open, the second grand slam of the season, reached its Sunday climax with the appropriate fanfare

Sue Barker awarded CBE

Sue Barker has been awarded a CBE in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to sport, broadcasting and charity.

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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Evans crashes out of Rome

Dan Evans excellent run on clay over the past few weeks came to an end in the first round of the Rome Masters when h suffered a very-bad tempered loss to Taylor Fritz.

Dan has been playing well lately, beating Novak in Monte Carlo, so it's great to get a strong win Taylor Fritz

The British No.1, currently ranked a career high of 26, has had an impressive run until he arrived in the Italian capital, with a semi-final appearance at the Monte Carlo Masters which included a win over the world No.1 Novak Djokovic, and then a run into the Round of 16 in Madrid, was revelling in his sudden success on clay, his least favourite surface.

A win would have also provided him with the opportunity of testing himself against Djokovic who awaits in the second round, a reward which now falls Fritz following the American’s comfortable 6-3 6-2 victory and is scheduled for Tuesday.

“Dan has been playing well lately, beating Novak in Monte Carlo, so it’s great to get a strong win. I am going to try my best [against Djokovic],” the 23-year-old Fritz said.

Evans’ frustrations surfaced violently towards the end of the first set when he demolished his racket following the loss of five consecutive games. Not only that, but he followed that up at the start of the second when he aimed a volley of abuse at his supporters in the players’ box.

Evans seemed to have refocused after losing a break in the second but physically, he was starting to look drained and was unable to find a way back into the match.

British hopes now rest with Cameron Norrie who is scheduled to play on Tuesday, fellow qualifier from Spain, Roberto Carballes Baena.

In other action the Italian youngster Yannik Sinner recorded his 20th match win of the season by moving past Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-2 6-4.

The 19-year-old will meet nine-time former champion Rafa Nadal for a place in the third round, a match which locals will be looking forward to on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, 2016 semi-finalist Kei Nishikori beat home favourite Fabio Fognini 6-3 6-4, while surprise Australian Open semi-finalist, Russia’s Aslan Karatsev became the third player to reach 20 wins this season with a 7-6(2) 6-4 victory against Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia.

Karatsev will face Russian ATP Cup team-mate and third seed Daniil Medvedev in the second round on Wednesday.






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