Bencic betters Vondrousova to land Swiss Gold

It could so easily have slipped though her fingers but Belinda Bencic prevailed over Marketa Vondrousova to land the Gold medal at Tokyo 2020 on Saturday after 2 hours 30 minutes of fluctuating but captivating tennis.

Djokovic leaves Tokyo empty-handed

Novak Djokovic has promised to “bounce back” in the 2024 Paris Olympics after failing to win his first Games medal.

Svitolina takes Bronze medal

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina made history by winning the first ever tennis medal for her country on Saturday when the World No 6 prevailed over Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, 1-6 7-6(5) 6-4, after a battle royal that took 2 hours 28 minutes to resolve and left her winning...

Bronze for Brazil

It was Brazil’s first Olympic Tennis medal ever, delivered by surprise losing semi-finalists Laura Pigossi & Luisa Stefani, who battled hard in the Bronze Medal Match to pip ROC’s Veronika Kudermetova & Elena Vesnina at the post, 4-6 6-4 [11-9], on...

The ROC fill the Mixed Doubles final

There was more disappointment for Novak Djokovic following his singles semi-final loss when he and his partner, Nina Stojanovic, failed to reach the mixed doubles final going out in straight tight sets, 7-6(5) 7-5, to Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina playing under the...

Zverev foils Djokovic’s Golden dream

Alexander Zverev might just have finally signalled a changing of the guard when he ended Novak Djokovic’s dream of becoming the first male in the Open era of winning a Calendar Golden Slam by defeating him in the last four of the Tokyo Olympic singles.

The women waiting for Gold…

Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova have a day off to rest and reflect on the enormity of the task ahead of them - playing for Olympic Gold on Saturday.

A Djokovic Gold Double is on

With just a few days to go as far as tennis at the Tokyo Olympics are concerned the the big question now is whether anyone can stop Novak Djokovic collecting two Gold medals as he continues his quest of scoring a Grand Slam.

Going for Women’s Doubles Gold

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic is on a high, having reach both the women's singles and doubles finals on Thursday, which guarantees her two medals as she bids for double gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Djokovic edges closer to Olympic Gold

Novak Djokovic is within one match of his first singles gold medal at the Olympics and warned: "My level of tennis is getting better and better"
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Kuzmova downs Dart to meet Fernandez in Monterrey

After defeating compatriot Heather Watson in the 1st round, Britain’s Harriet Dart was eliminated in the 2nd round of the Abierto GNP Seguros in Monterrey, Mexico, on Wednesday, by Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova, 6-4 6-3.

Kuzmova, who is ranked 151 in the world, will play a quarter-final against Leylah Fernandez after the Canadian’s 6-1 6-4 win over another Slovakian in Kristina Kucova.

Kocuva eliminated top seed Sloane Stephens on Tuesday in straight sets but could not find the answers against the 88th ranked teenager.

The 18-year old Canadian had a wider variety of shot, kept Kucova pinned behind the baseline and used her drop-shot to great effect, needing just over an hour to complete her win.

Fernandez built a 5-1 lead before serving out the first set to love, but the second was a much tighter affair as Kucova found her range on her groundstrokes.

The Canadian again used her drop-shot to help carve out a crucial break for 5-4, and took the match at her first opportunity without dropping a point to reach the quarter-finals.

Another Slovakian, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, beat Italy’s Jasmine Paolini, 2-6 6-2 6-2, and will play the Spanish 7th seed, Sara Sorribes Tormo, who progressed via walkover from her scheduled 2nd round match against Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan.

Earlier in the week, Paolini had upset Nao Hibino, the No 9 seed from Japan in 3 sets.

Meanwhile Britain’s Heather Watson teamed up with Saisai Zheng from China in the doubles to beat Russia’s Varvara Gracheva & Kaja Juva from Slovenia, 2-6 6-1 [10-7] and will next meet the top seeds Desirae Krawczyk from the US & Mexico’s Giuliana Olmos in the quarters on Thursday.



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