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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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Mayor recognises Djokovic contribution to city

Novak Djokovic has spent the last two months locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic with his family in Marbella, Spain, a destination he often visits and is familiar with, and is now receiving recognition from the city’s Mayor, Angeles Munoz, who has thanked the World No 1 Novak Djokovic for staying there.

The fact that the current No 1 of the ATP opts for Marbella reflects that we are a destination of excellence, not only to enjoy our very complete offer, but for elite sports practice. Angeles Munoz, Marbella Mayor

On Monday Djokovic returned to the practice courts at a local tennis club where he was thanked by Mayor Munoz via Twitter ‘for the fidelity he has to our city, to which he always He comes to rest and visit his brother Marko, to the point that he decided to spend the confinement with his family here’.

“The fact that the current No 1 of the ATP opts for Marbella reflects that we are a destination of excellence, not only to enjoy our very complete offer, but for elite sports practice,” she said.

Djokovic started the season with a perfect record, winning all 18 matches he played and claiming 3 titles in a row before the pro tours were suspended from 12 March.

As President of the ATP Player Council, he has been keeping in touch with developments behind the scenes on a variety of issues, including laying down plans for the return of the sport following the COVID-19 lockdown, financial support for lesser ranked players and the proposal to merge the ATP and the WTA.


Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic swap hairstyles on Instagram

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He is also using lockdown to support the work of his foundation and other charities, and enjoying some banter on the ATP Tour Instagram page where haircuts of popular players are being swapped to see how they looked afterward.

Djokovic and Dominic Thiem’s hair-dos were swapped, with the Austrian’s funky haircut exchanged for the somber-looking Serb’s, leading to a completely different look for both.

While Thiem still looked pretty human, Djokovic looked completely out of place with the blonde highlights, prompting some funny comments.

Djokovic acknowledged that Thiem was still looking pretty good and thanked him for upgrading his hairstyle.

Thiem responded by suggesting the two must try out these hairstyles for real once the tour resumes again.





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