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WTA Roundup | Muguruza toppled in Rabat, but no upsets in Strasbourg

WTA 250 - Grand Prix Sar La Princesse Meryem, Rabat, Morocco Top seed Garbiñe Muguruza let a firm grip go against Italy’s Martina Trevisan and the Spaniard paid the price of early loss at the Grand Prix Sar La Princesse Meryem in Rabat, Morocco, on Wednesday.

Lyon | Rune continues his roll

So far this season the ‘younger’ generation has been attracting the major attention which includes the 19-year-old Dane, Holger Rune who has romped into the quarter finals of the Lyons Open on Wednesday.

London | Murray and Alcaraz commit to Queen’s

Now that the ATP has lifted the threat of British events losing ranking points – with the exception of Wimbledon, at this moment – players are starting to reveal their intentions as to which tournaments they intend playing.

Geneva | Ruud breezes into last eight

Casper Ruud, the second seed becomes the title favourite for this year’s Geneva Open following the dismissals of both the top seeded Daniil Medvedev on Tuesday and the third seed, Denis Shapovalov, on Wednesday as he opens the defence of his title with a resounding...

WTA Roundup | Watson falls in Strasbourg, Liu and Sherif to meet in Rabat

Internationaux de Strasbourg, France British No 2 Heather Watson lost 6-1 6-1 to Poland's Magda Linette in the 2nd-round of the WTA 250 tournament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Paris | Pavlyuchenkova and Vondrousova pull out as Mauresmo outlines changes to press arrangements

Two high profile players have withdrawn from the women’s singles draw at the French Open, which starts on Sunday in Paris, Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Czech Marketa Vondrousova, both former finalists at Roland Garros.

Paris | Swan beaten as Q1 is completed at Roland Garros

The first round of qualifying was completed at Roland Garros on Tuesday, whittling down the 128-strong draw to 64 as players vie for the 16 precious spots in the main draw of the French Open, which starts in Paris on Sunday. 

Geneva | Medvedev crashes out on return

World No.2 Daniil Medvedev, who has been pushing to replace Novak Djokovic at the top of the world rankings, suffered a blow to his chances of achieving that goal when he lost his opening match at the Gonet Geneva Open and basically ruled himself out of contention for...

Lyon | Norrie through to last eight

British number one Cameron Norrie, who picked up a foot injury in Rome last week, showed no signs of problems as he swept past Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo 6-4 6-4 to reach the quarter finals of the ‘Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon’ tournament on the banks of...

London | ATP relent on two events

The ATP, having threatened to withdraw ranking points from British events following the decision by the AELTC and LTA to ban Russian and Belarussian players from this year’s touraments, have announced this week that they would not be doing so with regard to Queen’s...
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Johanna Konta to play Laura Siegemund in first round

Britain’s Johanna Konta will play Stuttgart Open champion Laura Siegemund in the first round of the Madrid Open.

A very difficult opponent who has had good results Jo Konta

German world number 30 Siegemund beat France’s Kristina Mladenovic in April for her second career WTA title.

Maria Sharapova, who made the Stuttgart semi-finals on her return from a 15-month doping ban, could play Eugenie Bouchard in Madrid’s second round.

The Canadian recently said Sharapova should not have been allowed to return, describing the Russian as “a cheater”.

Sharapova, who has slipped to 262 in the world, has been given a wildcard for the event in Spain, which runs from 5-14 May. She plays 17th seed Mirjana Lucic-Baroni following a reshuffle of the draw when her original opponent, 13th seed and fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, withdrew due to injury on Friday

World number 59 Bouchard plays French world number 44 Alize Cornet.

British number one and world number seven Konta, 25, was beaten by Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova in the second round in Stuttgart.

The men’s draw for Madrid takes place on Friday afternoon, with Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal among the top seeds.






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