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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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Munich final is set

In what has been a rain disrupted last few days in Munich, the BMW Open reaches the finals with Nikoloz Basilashvili and Jan-Lennard Struff meeting to contest the championships round.

I am very happy to have reached my first final, here in Germany of all places, in Munich Jan Lennard Struff

Basilashvili, the Georgian fifth seed was forced to play two matches in one day but fortunately for him, he wasn’t extended at any stage as he swept past Lucky Loser Norbert Gombos of Slovakia, 6-4 6-4 and then in the semi-finals, the second seed from Norway, Casper Ruud, 6-1 6-2 to reach his second tour final of the season.

For Germany’s 31-year-old Struff, it will be his first final on the ATP tour at the eighth attempt as he beat Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka 6-4 6-1.

“I am very happy to have reached my first final, here in Germany of all places, in Munich,” Struff, who turned pro in 2009, told local broadcaster BR.

“I’m very happy with the way I played,” Struff added. “It feels good to have won in two sets, but it wasn’t easy.”

Even though he is ranked 107th in the world, Ivashka had knocked out the top seeded and two time-champion, Alexander Zverev 6-7(5) 7-5 6-3 in Friday’s quarter-finals and raced into a 3-0 lead against Struff before the German, ranked 44, wrestled back control.

The two finalists are tied 2-2 in their tour main-draw meetings, with the Georgian having won their most recent meeting in the Sardegna Open quarter-finals last month, also on clay.


Jan-lennard Struff keeping home hopes alive

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