Clijsters plays Chicago Fall Classic

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Kontaveit stuns Sakkari to win Ostrava title

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Europe crushes World

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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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Murray leads Brits at Wimbledon

Two-time champion Andy Murray has a “good draw” as he begins his return to the singles at Wimbledon after a four-year absence.

This is a good draw for Murray, because Basilashvili is a great ball-striker who isn't so comfortable when you change the pace. And we know how good Murray is at doing that Barry Cowan

The Brit, a former world No.1 who has made a stop-start comeback from hip problems. takes on Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round.

Basilashvili, 29, who has been accused of domestic abuse, is seeded 24, won two titles this year and was a semi-finalist in Halle.

And Murray, 34, a wild card world-ranked 119, has only played four tour-level matches this year.

But pundit Barry Cowan, the ex-British No.3 who commentated on the draw for radio: “This is a good draw for Murray, because Basilashvili is a great ball-striker who isn’t so comfortable when you change the pace. And we know how good Murray is at doing that.”

Home whizz kid Jack Draper, a wild card who made the last eight at Queen’s Club, has been drawn to face defending champion and tournament favourite Novak Djokovic, the world No.1 chasing his 20th Grand Slam title.

British No.1 Dan Evans takes on Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez, while home No.2 Cameron Norrie meets Frenchman Lucas Pouille and could come up against eight-time champion Roger Federer in the third round.

In the women’s singles, British No.1 Jo Konta, a semi-finalist in 2017, will open against Katerina Siniakova, of the Czech Republic. Konta could meet Ashleigh Barty, the top seed, in the third round, Barty, troubled by hip problems, kicks off against Carla Suarez Navarro, who came back after a cancer scare at the French Open.

British No.4 Fran Jones, born minus a finger on each hand, makes her Championship main draw debut against the preciously-talented Coco Gauff, 17, of the United States.

British qualifier Katie Swan, who made the second round three years ago, faces 2017 US Open finalist Madison Keys.

She defeated Australian Arina Rodionova in the final round of qualifying.

Home ace Heather Watson meets American lucky loser Kristie Ahn.

Brit Katie Boulter takes on Danielle Lao, a compatriot of Ahn, while Emma Raducanu is drawn against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia.

Britain have three seeds – in Konta, Evans and Norrie – for the first time in singles since 1978. There are 15 Brits in the men’s and women’s singles draws.

Men's British No.1 Daniel Evans has a tricky first round against veteran Feliciano Lopez

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BRITS AT WIMBLEDON (as listed by the BBC):
Men’s draw:
(WC denotes wildcard, numbers denote seedings)
Jack Draper [WC] v Novak Djokovic (Srb) [1]
Liam Broady [WC] v Marco Cecchinato (Ita)
Jay Clarke [WC] v Egor Gerasimov (Blr)
Dan Evans [22] v Feliciano Lopez (Spa)
Andy Murray [WC] v Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo)
Cameron Norrie [29] v Lucas Pouille (Fra)

Women’s draw:
(WC denotes wildcard, numbers denote seedings)
Johanna Konta [27] v Katerina Siniakova (Cze)
Samantha Murray Shahan [WC] v Sorana Cirstea (Rou)
Emma Raducanu [WC] v Vitalia Diatchenko (Rus)
Francesca Jones [WC] v Coco Gauff (US) [20]
Heather Watson v Kristie Ahn (US)
Harriet Dart [WC] v Elise Mertens (Bel) [13]
Jodie Burrage [WC] v Lauren Davis (US)
Katie Boulter [WC] v Danielle Lao (US)
Katie Swan v Madison Keys (US) [23]

Britain's women's No.1 Johanna Konta won Nottingham s preparation for The Championships

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