Clijsters plays Chicago Fall Classic

The Chicago Fall Classic, a WTA 500 event, gets under way this week with a field headed by Elena Svitolina and Garbiñe Muguruza that also includes the return of Kim Clijsters at the age of 38.

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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Jo can ‘inspire’

JO Konta can help “inspire” Great BritainŠ—Ès Fed Cup team to one day emulate the achievements of their male counterparts in Davis Cup.

Andy Murray led the chaps of Team GB to claim the trophy their country founded for the first time since the 1930s in Belgium in 2015.

Hopefully Jo's success and the way she goes about it will inspire the other girls.

And Anne Keothavong, successor to AndyŠ—Ès mum Judy as Fed Cup, is looking to British No.1 Konta to do something similar in Fed Cup, starting in Estonia where promotion from the Europe/Asia zone is on the agenda..

Konta, the first British woman to break into the top ten since Jo Durie in the 1980s and recent Australian Open quarter-finalist, links up with teammates Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Jocelyn Rae in the GB squad for the bid.

Keothavong, 33, said: “Hopefully Jo’s success and the way she goes about it will inspire the other girls.

“They can definitely learn a lot from her. For the first time since Jo Durie we’ve got a top-10 player so that in itself gives the team a different feel.

“We all know what she’s capable of, but Laura and Heather have also had big wins and they’re still very young.”

GB take on Turkey, Latvia and Portugal in Group C..

The four group winners will move into the promotion play-offs on Saturday, with two qualifying for World Group II play-offs in April.

Judy Murray resigned frustrated at being able to get GB promoted, critical of the format.

Former British No.1 Keothavong, who played in 39 Cup ties, said: “The format doesn’t lend itself to anything – but it is what it is and we have to accept that.

“There’s only eight teams in the Fed Cup World Group whereas the Davis Cup has 16 so, with the format, it will take us a few years to get there.

“But we can certainly put women’s tennis on the map in this country.”

Îà Quotes from the BBC.



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