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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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Hewett lifts his third singles title

Alfie Hewett became a three-time French Open men’s wheelchair singles champion and a five-time Grand Slam singles winner on Monday after claiming a high-quality final against Japan’s world No.1 Shingo Kunieda 6-3, 6-4 at Roland Garros.

Today it was really pleasing that when it really mattered, when I was ahead, I took my chances, I kept in front, and I took my opportunities Alfie Hewett

Players on the LTA’s Wheelchair Performance Pathway end the French Open having won three of the six titles available after Jordanne Whiley and Japan’s Yui Kamiji finished runners-up in the women’s doubles final, the last of four finals involving Brits.

Defending champion Hewett began his final by claiming the first service break for a 3-1 lead and refused to let Kunieda back into the set, slotting a forehand winner past the seven-time champion to take the opener after 41 minutes.

The world No.3 recovered from 40-0 down on Kunieda’s serve to survive three deuces and build a 4-1 second set lead and withstood a mini-comeback from the 24-time Grand Slam singles champion to seal his latest title with an ace after an hour and 46 minutes. Hewett, who now has 16 Grand Slam singles and doubles tiles to his name, said:

“Today the quality was one of the best in finals I have played, just dealing with the conditions, dealing with the fact that it was a final. I have played four or five finals recently and have felt very nervous and tense at the beginning. I felt like I came out of the blocks really well today , and that was a big thing I was looking at doing. To obviously come out there and produce some of the tennis that I did, off the back of the semifinal (comeback) that I had, I’m really, really happy.”

“Today it was really pleasing that when it really mattered, when I was ahead, I took my chances, I kept in front, and I took my opportunities.”

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Roland Garros Women's Doubles Finalists Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji of Japan

wo-time champions Whiley and Kamiji also went into the women’s doubles final hoping for a third title. However, after taking Dutch top seeds Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot to a deciding match tie-break at Roland Garros 2020, last October, the 11-time Grand Slam-winning partnership of Whiley and Kamiji could not produce their best this time and De Groot and Van Koot retained the title 6-3, 6-4.

Whiley said:

“We were trying some new things today and I think that maybe got in our heads a little bit. And it jst wan’st out day. But they played well, They kept us back, so it was quite difficult to attack off their ball because their were hitting quite deep and quite hard and we just made too many errors. We’re playing no ad (advantage) her on the deuce points and I find it really difficult, but it is what it is. I think we just need to learn to play those bigger points better.”

With Hewett and Reid having secured their record-breaking 11th career Grand Slam men’s doubles title on Sunday and Andy Lapthorne completing his career Grand Slam of doubles titles in the quad doubles, Hewett, Reid, Lapthorne and Whiley are now among the Brits who go on to contest the French Riviera Open Super Series tournament, which begins on Tuesday near Nice.





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