The RFT sweep past Germany

The Davis Cup favourites, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, representing the Russian Tennis Federation rather than their country as it is banned from international competition for state doping violations, cruised into the final at the Caja Magica in Madrid, after...

Darlene Hard dies at 85

Darlene Hard, winner of 21 major titles in the 1950s and 60s, has died at the age of 85 in Los Angeles on Thursday at the Northridge Hospital after a brief illness, according to Mona Cravens, Director of Student Publications at the University of Southern California,...

Croatia knock Serbia out

Novak Djokovic's dream of leading Serbia to a second Davis Cup title was shattered on Friday when neighbours, Croatia, twice former campions, knocked them out of this year’s competition at the semi-final stage.

China pushes back on WTA decision to suspend Chinese tournaments

The diplomacy war is hotting up over the Peng Shuai affair, with China objecting to the WTA politicising sport and the IOC maintaining its quiet approach under on-going criticism, while the ATP and ITF fail to follow the WTA’s lead.

The RFT slip into the DC semis

Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev as expected, led the Russian Tennis Federation – Russia itself has been banned from international competition for state doping – to the semi-finals of this year’s reformatted Davis Cup brushing Sweden aside 2-0.

WTA suspends business with China

The WTA is making good on its threat to pull its business out of China by announcing that it will suspend tournaments in both China and Hong Kong unless the Chinese authorities take steps to address Peng Shuai’s allegations of sexual abuse and concerns for her welfare...

Djokovic pulls Serbia through to semis

Serbia reached the reformatted Davis Cup semi-finals in Madrid with a 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan after the world No.1 Novak Djokovic came to the team’s rescue.

Konta retires

Former British No 1 Johanna Konta announced her retirement from competitive tennis at the age of 30 on Wednesday in London.

Why Peng Shuai remains of grave concern

The headlines may have died down, but Peng Shuai’s situation remains of grave concern as fears grow that the authorities in China are keeping the former Doubles World No 1 under wraps and preventing her from speaking freely.

Germany squeeze past Britain to reach Madrid.

In the second of the Davis Cup quarterfinals Germany upset Great Britain, squeezing past the favourites in Innsbruk 2-1 to make the Madrid semi-finals later in the week.
Tennis News, Tennis Results, Live Tennis Scores & Interviews

Konta triumphs in Sydney

The Sydney born British No1 fulfilled her dream of winning the Sydney International in front of her sister, nieces and nephews and in the process, avenging her loss to Agnieszka Radwanska at last yearŠ—Ès China Open final in Beijing.

I made it very difficult for her to do much today

Š—“I was born here so this is a very special moment for me,Š— she declared during the presentation ceremony.

And she won it in impressive style, dominating her higher ranked opponent to underline her place as a genuine contender for the first grand slam title of the season, where she reached the last four last year and kicks off this coming Monday.

She finished the week without dropping a set, hitting 32 winners as she powered her way to a 6-4 6-2 victory over the wily Pole, her first win over Radwanska in three meetings.

Her groundstrokes did the damage for Radwanska was forced continually to hurry shots and was never allowed to settle into the sort of rhythm which provides her with the platform to deploy her own tricky play.

She completed her win with an ace on her second match point having failed to claim it on her first when she netted a drop shot attempt.

After hitting an attempted drop shot into the net on her first match point, she made no mistake on the second, sending an ace past the third-ranked Radwanska to clinch the match.

"I made it very difficult for her to do much today," Konta said a fact which her opponent was in full agreement with.

"I can’t remember playing someone like this on that level, that consistent for the whole match," Radwanska commented. "I couldn’t really say that I did something wrong. She was just playing amazing tennis … aggressive from the first shot."

Evans pumped up for final

Image © Getty Images

KontaŠ—Ès win is a great boost to British tennis and there was more to come for Dan Evans then reached the final of the menŠ—Ès event with another set win, defeating Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-2 3-6 6-3 to reach his first final on the ATP Tour.

In the final he faces the sixth seeded Gilles Muller who beat the defending champion 6-3 7-6(6).

Š—“I’m excited, I’m really happy with how I played,Š— said the British number three who is world ranked 67. Š—“I felt pretty tired by I got the job done.

Š—“It’s really good that Jo won today, Jamie’s in the doubles final and I’m there also. I struggled to sleep last night but reckoned I’ll be okay tonight.Š—



Leave a Reply

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