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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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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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