Vekić strikes first ball back in Palermo

Donna Vekić goes down in history as the first player to win a tour-level match in the post-shutdown era when, 5 months after the last WTA tournament took place, the Palermo Open re-started the WTA Tour on Monday on the Italian island of Sicily, while the pandemic that...

It’s a welcome return with an uncertain future

While the return of professional tennis is more than welcome, it is a cautious one bearing in mind that the Washington event on the ATP Tour was cancelled a few weeks back and there is still uncertainty regarding the US Open.

The Lion is the UTS2 king

Alexander ‘The Lion’ Zverev needed Sudden Death to beat Felix ‘The Panther’ Auger-Aliassime and become king of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown jungle on Sunday.

WTA Tour resumes in Palermo

The 31st Ladies Open Palermo kicks off in Sicily on Monday, marking the resumption of the WTA Tour after five months suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic and the exhibition events that have peppered the calendar since March wrapped up at the weekend.

The British Bulldogs just edge it

As the organiser of the Battle of the Brits Team event, Jamie Murray couldn’t have been more delighted that, after a week’s highly competitive play, the final outcome of the event wasn’t settled until the last match.

New York Empire win World TeamTennis 2020

New York Empire defeated Chicago Smash, 21-20 in a supertiebreaker, to win the 2020 World Team Tennis season in a nail-biting finish at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort on Sunday, and hoist the King Trophy for the first time.

UTS Finals on BBC Sport

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is an innovative competition organised by leading coach Patrick Mouratoglou at his academy in the south of France to help fill the void created by the suspension of the professional tours, and with matches split into quarters, a unique...

New York upset Philadelphia to meet Chicago in WTT Final

The two top seeds failed to make the final of World TeamTennis on Saturday at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia after the New York Empire upset favourites Philadelphia Freedoms, 22-18, and Chicago Smash took out Orlando Storm, 24-13.

Race to the line

Jamie Murray, the man behind the Battle of the Brit events, will be delighted that his team event has reached the final day with both teams sharing the points and the finishing line of 60, just ten matches away

US Open to go ahead

The USTA has confirmed that the US Open will go ahead as planned, alongside the Western & Southern Open tune-up event the week before, both with strict protocols in place.
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Indian Wells | Edmund eases into round three

In Sunday’s opening match on Stadium 4 – they don’t do outside courts here – Britain’s 22nd seeded Kyle Edmund breezed past Nicolas Jarry in fifty minutes for the loss of just two games.

The Chilean was never able to recapture the form that had seen him score an upset victory over home favourite Frances Tiafoe in the featured night match on Stadium 1 less than forty-eight hours earlier. Edmund simply out-powered him with his huge forehand, and will now face Moldova’s Radu Albot who upset Novak Djojkovic’s doubles partner Fabio Fognini.

Sadly for British fans, Johanna Konta was unable to progress to the last sixteen as she fell to a 7-6(10) 6-4 defeat in a hard-fought third round match against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, now ranked an impressive No.7 in the world compared to Konta’s No.45.

Amongst the leading seeds Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep all progressed with straight-sets victories, but 1999 Indian Wells champion Serena Williams was forced to retire from her match with Spain’s Garbine Muguruza due to illness when trailing 3-6 0-1.

The scheduling of night session matches continues to baffle Stadium 1 ticket holders, with the prime time match between Ashleigh Barty and Jennifer Brady watched by just a few hundred spectators in a stadium that holds over 16,000.



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