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 | Venus Williams takes out Kvitova

To combat late night finishes the organisers of the BNP Paribas Open have changed the way matches are scheduled on the main Stadium 1 show court. The day session, which as in previous years starts at 11am, now features just three matches rather than the traditional four, and the evening session of two matches is scheduled to start an hour earlier at 6pm

On Saturday this new arrangement bore fruit in a big way, with the third of the day session matches running through to a 5.35pm finish as the evergreen Venus Williams and number three seed Petra Kvitova were on court for two hours and twenty-seven minutes before the American converted her first match point for a 4-6 7-5 6-4 victory.

This left just enough time for the day session crowd to leave before Noval Djokovic and Bjorn Fratangelo took to the court, the world No.1 getting a good workout without being seriously threatened in a 7-6(5) 6-2 win. The second of the evenings matches was scheduled for a “not before 8pm” start, giving the crowd a 20-minute break before Naomi Osaka , the women’s No.1, despatched France’s Kristina Mladenovic  6-3 6-4 to bring the curtain down on an interesting day’s play at just after 9.30pm.

Saturday’s other highlights included Felix Auger-Aissime’s emphatic 6-4 6-2 demolition of 9th seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas and a marvellous battle between Malek Jaziri and Gilles Simon, the latter winning after three hours and eight minutes of delightful thrust and parry tennis, 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4.



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