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Coco climbs the rankings

Following the WTA’s last Premier event of the year in Ostrava, Coco Gauff is rewarded for battling through qualifying with an 8-place jump in the Rankings published tis week, while champion Aryna Sabalenka and finalist Victoria Azaranka are among the other risers.

In Vienna Thiem and Djokovic struggle and Evans progresses.

Defending champion Dominic Thiem seeded two at the Erste Bank Open, an ATP Tier 500 event, found himself struggling at first when he faced Vitaly Sachko of the Ukraine in his opening round in Vienna.

Ricci Bitti takes on 3rd ASOIF term as President

Former ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti is set to be re-elected for a third and final term as President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) after being confirmed as unopposed for the role.

Melbourne lockdown easing

The good news is that after 3 months of strict lockdown due to a surge in coronavirus, Melbourne is reopening on Wednesday, paving the way for the easing of restrictions and, hopefully, the return of spectators to sport.

Mixed fortunes on opening day in Vienna, Shapovalov beaten by wildcard

In what is being described as the strongest field ever to be gathered for an ATP 500 event, Denis Shapovalov, the eighth seed from Canada, crashed out of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, to the Austrian wildcard Jurij Rodionov in straight sets for the biggest win of his...

Sabalenka ousts Azarenka and wins Ostrava double

Aryna Sabalenka completed a remarkable transformation at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open on Sunday when she won both the singles and doubles titles, comprehensively out-striking compatriot Victoria Azarenka in the first all-Belarusian WTA Tour final in history.

Zverev does the Cologne double

Alexander Zverev won his 13th title by completing the Cologne double with a straightforward 6-2 6-1 victory over Diego Schwartzman to remain unbeaten this past fortnight at the consecutive ‘bett1HULKS Championships’ tournaments.

Humbert scores his best career win in Antwerp

In what was a battle between two future stars of the sport, Ugo Humbert of France produced an excellent performance to defeat his young Australian rival Alex de Minaur in just 97-minutes in the final of the European Open for his second title of the season.

Świątek in quarantine

On Friday, French Open champion Iga Świątek was awarded her country’s Golden Cross of Merit for remarkable sporting achievements and promotion of Poland by President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, who has since tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the player to go into...

Evans beaten in tough semi-final

Dan Evans excellent run at the European Open came to an end against Ugo Humbert of France after failing to convert one of the four match points he held in the second set in Antwerp.
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London | Murray into last four

British ace Jamie Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares have reached their second successive doubles semi-final at the ATP Finals at the 02.

And Murray will have to face up to former partner John Peers for a final spot on Saturday. Australian Peers teams up Henri Kontinen.

Murray and Soares sealed their spot by defeating top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-2 6-4 in 1hr.13min.

The elder brother of former world singles No.1 Andy had been troubled by a back spasm earlier in the tournament but it was clearly not limiting him as he and Soares roared to a 5-0 lead in the first set. The pair squandered three points for a 6-0 scoreline.

Murray double-faulted to gift back a break in the second. And they had to survive three break points in the sixth game before sealing the win.

He said: “We played great again. We knew we’d have to play a really good match to bet Marcelo and Lucasz. Yeah, we knew we were capable of doing it. Obviously playing the way we did on Wednesday gave us a lot of confidence going into this match. I mean, we played great again from start to finish really.”

 






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