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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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Medvedev raises heat complaint

Daniil Medvedev told chair umpire Carlos Ramos: “I can finish the match but I can die!”

Even from the first set I didn't feel good enough with my breathing. That’s why I called the physio - I felt like my diaphragm was blocked Daniil Medvedev

The Russian Olympic Committee second seed’s dramatic outburst came as he struggled in 30-degree temperatures before defeating Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2 3-6 6-2 to reach the Olympic quarter-finals along with favourite Novak Djokovic.

The world No.2 took a medical timeout on court and called the trainer.

When Ramos asked how he was feeling, 25-year-old Medvedev said: “I’m fine. If I die, will the ITF [governing body the International Tennis Federation] take responsibility?”

Medvedev and Djokovic have advised organisers to schedule matches for cooler times in the day.

The ITF have said: “Player health is paramount”. And re-iterated their rule that players can take a ten-minute break before a third set.

Medvedev said: “Even from the first set I didn’t feel good enough with my breathing. That’s why I called the physio – I felt like my diaphragm was blocked.

“And then on the second set, I just had darkness in my eyes, like between every point. I didn’t know what to do to feel better. Like I was bending over and I couldn’t get my breath together, so I was ready to just fall down on the court.”

Australian Open finalist Medvedev meets Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who scored a 7-6 (7) 6-3 win against German Dominik Koepfer.

Djokovic, on track to become the first male to secure the Golden Slam of four majors and the Olympics in the same year, defeated Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3 6-1 later in the day.

The Serb, 34, will take on lone surviving home ace Kei Nishikori, the 2016 bronze medallist who beat Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 7-6(7) 6-0.

German Alexander Zverev defeated Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4 7-6(5) to seal a last-eight clash with France’s Jeremy Chardy, conqueror of Liam Broady, who was the last Brit standing at the tournament.

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas lost to Ugo Humbert of France 2-6 7-6(4) 6-2 following a heavy fall during the second set tie-break. Humbert faces ROC’s Karen Khachanov who overcame Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-1 2-6 6-1.


Stefanos Tsitsipas tumbles out of the singles

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