Tsitsipas maintains UTS lead as Thiem pulls out

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is nearing the knock-out stage but Dominic Thiem will play no part in it after the Austrian, who played just 2 of the 5 weekend’s play, decided to take a rest ahead of his new ‘Thiem 7’ tournament due to take place in Kitzbühel from on...

No fireworks for Wimbledon

The 4th July, American Independence Day, is very different this year, and with no Championships at Wimbledon due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no fireworks and fans must get their tennis fix virtually.

Zverev could be banned

It has been asked on many an occasion over the past few weeks – what punishment will be handed down on those who break the Covid-19 safety regulations at a tournament?

US and French Opens to allow spectators

The decision by the USTA and FFT to allow a limited number of spectators to their respective events comes as a bit of a surprise bearing in mind the disastrous Adria Tour mini-series where the Covid-19 spiked followed the disregard of safety protocols.

Wimbledon strawberries for NHS birthday celebrations

Ahead of the NHS’s 72nd birthday celebrations, the AELTC is saying thank you with a donation of 200 punnets of Wimbledon strawberries per day to NHS staff and frontline workers in London.

The men play for Wimbledon’s pineapple

They make their appearances over the final weekend of The Championships and are highly prized - the five Wimbledon Trophies, one of which proudly displays an unlikely pineapple on the top - but, sadly, will not be on show this year.

Serbian Prime Minister, Gomez and Tipsarevic enter the debate

The fall out of the Adria Tour continues as many struggle to find someone to lay the blame on. In the main that someone is Novak Djokovic who led the campaign for this mini circuit and as it has been repeatedly said, his intentions were good and it had the backing of...

Watson joins Progress Tour Women’s Championships field

Heather Watson has accepted a wildcard and will compete alongside GB Fed Cup teammates Harriet Dart and Katie Boulter at next month’s £30,000 Progress Tour Women’s Championships at the National Tennis Centre.

Wimbledon’s green grass of home

The courts at Wimbledon are lush and green but absent are the world’s best players, who should be completing the first round of matches today had The Championships not been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s the ‘doughnut’ versus the ‘rat’

Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker have got themselves embroiled in a major bust-up over Alexander Zverev’s recent escapade, namely caught on video partying after the cancellation of the Adria Tour which left a number of players and staff testing positive for the Covid-19...
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Indian Wells | Brits tumble in the desert

Following Heather Watson’s late night 6-4 6-2 defeat to wildcard Victoria Azarenka on Thursday, two more British players bowed out of the singles events in Indian Wells yesterday, although the circumstances of their defeats could hardly have been more different.

First to go was 11th seed Johanna Konta, whose struggle to rediscover her golden form of last summer continues. She fought gamely for 2 hours and 15 minutes in the hottest part of the day against the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova, but simply made too many errors in subsiding to a 7-6(5) 6-4 defeat. Afterwards the eighteen-year-old Czech player described the win as “the best of my career.”

In stark contrast, Cameron Norrie’s 6-3 1-6 6-1 loss to Japan’s Taro Daniel offered tantalising glimpses of what is surely a golden future for the current British No.3. The Japanese player’s greater experience got him across the victory line, but only just, and he was a relieved man at the end. Norrie will be disappointed to have lost his first Masters 1000 match, but he did well to qualify and is on a steep upward curve.

The tournament’s outstanding performance of the day was undoubtedly Caroline Dolehide’s 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory over 30th seed Domenika Cybulkova. The 19-year old from Illinois hits the ball with tremendous power, and her serve, which regularly tops 120 miles an hour, will give trouble to anyone she plays.



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