Clijsters plays Chicago Fall Classic

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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 reaches fourth straight US Open semi-final

Alfie Hewett made an emphatic start to his bid to reach a fourth successive US Open men’s singles final after racing past his doubles partner and fellow Brit Gordon Reid 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday’s opening day of wheelchair tennis action at Flushing Meadows.

I didn’t feel like I was under too much threat at all in my service games, so that was a big plus on my side Alfie Hewett

World No.3 Hewett, the two-time defending champion in New York, met Reid for just the second time at the US Open. In 2017 the top two men’s players on the LTA’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme contested the first all-Brit wheelchair singles semi-final at a Grand Slam – a contest that Hewett won in a final set tie-break.

However, the 25th international contest between them could hardly have been much different. After taking a 13-12 lead in their career head-to-head to book a place in Friday’s semi-finals against Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina, 22-year-old Hewett said:

“I expected to go out there and play a lot worse than I did, so to actually play that sort of tennis was probably where I left off on a match court back in February, so I’m very, very happy. My serve was pretty dominant today. I’ve been trying to work on my serve just trying to get a bit more fizz on the ball and accuracy, too. I didn’t feel like I was under too much threat at all in my service games, so that was a big plus on my side.

“This morning we were told we were playing indoors (due to bad weather) and I was training indoors and then 45 minutes before we’re meant to be playing, they tell us it’s outdoors again, so we just had to adapt.”

Hewett edged Reid 7-5, 7-5 a little over a week ago at the LTA Wheelchair Tennis Series at the National Tennis Centre, but Reid conceded that Hewett coped with the New York conditions better than he had himself. The reigning Paralympic champion said:

“It’s one of those things, the better man wins on the day and Alfie played better than me today, so he deserved it. There was different pressure and different atmosphere today. This means a lot to me to play here and it means a lot to Alfie, but I think he dealt with that better today and that was probably more important than the tennis.”

Hewett now plays world No.3 Fernandez in a US Open semi-final for the second time in three years, having won their last-four contest in 2018 7-6, 6-1. Hewett and Reid will then play Fernandez and Kunieda for a place in the men’s doubles final. Hewett said:

“I played Gustavo here a couple of years ago. He’s very aggressive on the ball, so I’m going to have to be very alert on the ball tomorrow and play well.”



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