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.
Tennis News, Tennis Results, Live Tennis Scores & Interviews

Konta to lead Fed Cup challenge

ANNE Keothavong, Team GBŠ—Ès new Fed Cup captain, admits she is Š—“luckyŠ— to have Jo Konta who was unable to join the Fed Cup team for last yearŠ—Ès campaign.

She will make a formidable opponent for any player

ANNE Keothavong, Team GBŠ—Ès new Fed Cup captain, admits she is Š—“luckyŠ— to have Jo Konta who was unable to join the Fed Cup team for last yearŠ—Ès campaign.

Keothavong, who has replaced Judy Murray, includes the British No.1 for the

Europe/Africa Group 1 tie at the Tallink Tennis Centre, Tallinn, Estonia from February 8-11.

World top-tenner Konta, preparing for this yearŠ—Ès Australian Open in which she made the semi-finals last year, has made a decent start to 2017 with new coach Wim Fissette.

The Eastbourne-based ace has made the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open in China and overcame home favourite Arina Rodionova, a lucky loser, in straight sets at the Sydney International despite 40 degree temperatures.

Konta has been named along with Heather Watson, the reigning Wimbledon mixed doubles champion, and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Laura Robson, plus Joceyln Rae, who struck gold with Colin Fleming in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Keothavong said: Š—“IŠ—Èm delighted to name the four players for my first tie as captain in Estonia.

Š—“In Johanna Konta we are lucky to have a player who is at the very top of the game right now.

Š—“She will make a formidable opponent for any player. Along with Jo, we have fantastic experience in Heather and Laura, with nearly 40 Fed Cup rubbers between them, and Joss Rae gives us a strong doubles option.

Š—“There are some great personalities in this line up and a robust team spirit will be key to supporting us through this tricky format.

Š—“We are not underestimating the challenge in front of us, there are strong nations in this group, and our ambition has to be to progress and take this team where it belongs, into the World Group.Š—

Two changes can be made until the team is confirmed on February 7.

Tara McGregor-Woodhams, Head of Brand and Sponsorship Aegon UK, said: Š—“We wish Anne and all of the Aegon GB Fed Cup team the very best of luck in Estonia.

"It has been an incredible year for British tennis, especially for Jo Konta and her terrific rise through the rankings, and we are so proud to support all of the team.Š—

The draw for the round-robin in the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 is on January 16.

The round-robin will be between February 8-10. Pool winners will compete on the 11th and two will move forward to the World Group 11 playoffs on April 22-23.

The nations bottom of the pool compete in play-offs with two relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group II next year.



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.