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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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Konta ‘happy to come through for the team’

JO Konta has responded to her new captain Anne Keothavong to inspire BritainŠ—Ès Fed Cup team and declared: Š—“IŠ—Èm really happy to come through for the team.

I think she is doing a tremendous job of bringing us together as a team

Keothavong hoped her No.1 would help get BritainŠ—Ès promotion campaign off to a flyer in Estonia.

Konta did just that as GB overcame Portugal 3-0 in their opening Europe/Africa zone group match 3-0 in Tallinn.

The world top-tenner defeated Michelle Larcher, ranked 246, 6-2 6-4

She said: Š—“I’m really happy to have got the match under my belt. It was a high-level match, and it got better and better as the match went on. She made me work for it in the end and I’m really happy to have come through for the team. We’ll try to come back stronger every day.”

Konta was full of praise for Keothavong who is hoping to succeed where predecessor Judy Murray failed at get GB up a level.

Konta said: “I think she is doing a tremendous job of bringing us together as a team.

“It’s always a tricky one because we spend most of the year as individuals, so for her to do such a good job with us, it says a lot about her.

“We’ve got lots of team bonding in the evenings, lots of funny things going on.”

British No.2 Watson took just under an hour to defeat Ines Murta, listed at 546th, 6-1 6-1

Watson said:: “It’s my first match since the Aussie Open so I’m really happy with the way I played and also to get the first win under the belt for GB.

GB next take on Latvia, with world No.35. Jelena Ostapenko, who defeated Turkey 2-1.

Îà Quotes from BBC.






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