Kontaveit and Sakkari win Ostrava openers

Anett Kontaveit and Maria Sakkari won their opening matches at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open on Monday, dispatching Ekaterina Alexandrova and Kristyna Pliskova respectively.

Cologne 2 get under way – Murray withdraws, Edmunds beaten

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the second week of Cologne where he was due to face Danilo Petrovic in his opening match, explaining that he is suffering from another pelvic problem, this time a form of tendinitis.

Ostrava main draw set to go

American teenager Coco Gauff booked her spot in the J&T Banka Ostrava Open main draw with a 6-4 6-4 win over former World No 22 Irina-Camelia Begu alongside Daria Kasatkina and hometown favourites Barbora Krejcikova and Tereza Martincova, who each pulled off...

De Minaur takes UTS3 honours

Alex ‘The Demon’ De Minaur defeated Richard ‘The Virtuoso’ Gasquet in Sunday’s final of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in Antwerp, denying the Frenchman the title at his third time of asking.

Rublev captures St Petersburg title

Andrey Rublev has matched Novak Djokovic’s record of 4 titles this season, when he beat Borna Coric in the finals of the St Petersburg Open, and press for a place in the ATP Tour Finals at the O2 next month.

Zverev claims the first leg of Cologne

Alexander Zverev collected his 12th career title by beating Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 to win the ‘bett1HULKS INDOORS’ title in Cologne, the first tournament in the German city staging a double header of events there.

Djere doubles his tally of titles

Serbian Laslo Djere won his second career ATP title when he beat Italy’s Marco Cecchinato 7-6(3) 7-5in the ATP 250 event in Sardinia, the Forte Village Sardegna Open in Santa Margherita di Puta, Itlay.

Gasquet makes UTS3 final

Richard ‘The Virtuoso’ Gasquet has finally made the last two at the 3rd edition of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in Antwerp, having come so close in the first two exhibition competitions, and will play Alex ‘The Demon’ De Minaur for the UTS3 trophy.

Vondrousova tests positive, out of Ostrava

Marketa Vondrousova has tested positive for coronavirus and will not play in the J&T Banka Ostrava Open, which begins tomorrow, Monday.

Tennis by accident!

For a Brit, Matilda Mutavdzic has a name to conjure with. Equally, she has a game to reckon with! Just 16 years old, she has been on a four country academy journey which currently sees her established in Spain at the Nadal Academy, not too shabby a place to learn your...
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Ilkley | Katie Swan despatches the No.2 seed

The second day of the LTA’s Ilkley Trophy was full of surprises, with young British star Paul Jubb knocking out Brazilian Thiago Monteiro and fellow Brit Katie Swan knocking out second seed Pauline Parmentier.

Jubb took the Brazalian (who is ranked 475 places above him) to a third set, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in front of a thrilled Yorkshire crowd. He goes on to play no. 9 seed Dennis Novak. Brydan Klein lost his first game to fellow Brit Jan Choinski but came back to win the second and third set, winning the match 6-2, 5-7, 2-6.

Liam Broady’s match against Stefano Napolitano, which was suspended last night due to poor weather, ended in defeat for the left-hander with the Italian winning 6(5)-7(7), 2-6. Another British player, Evan Hoyt, lost out to Korean Soon-Woo Kwon 6-0, 6-4. In the doubles, Indian pairing Jeevan Neduncheziyan and Purav Raja proved too strong for Broady and Scott Clayton, winning 6(6)-7(8), 3-6.

20-year-old Katie Swan had a sensational win on court two, beating the no.2 seed in straight sets 7-6(4), 6-4. Fellow Brit Holly Staff didn’t fare so well and was beaten 3-6, 1-6 by En Shuo Liang. Gabriella Taylor fought a tough game against last year’s tournament winner Tereza Smitkova but lost 3-6, 5-7.



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