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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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Norrie playing catch up

Cameron Norrie played his first match at the Open 13 Provence event in Marseilles while four payers have already progressed into the quarter-finals.

I feel like I was ready and I played good, but matches are never easy. You need to adjust Karen Khachanov

The British No.3 defeated French qualifier Constant Lestienne 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3 and will take on another Frenchman Pierre-Hughes Herbert for a place in the last eight, Herbert having dispatched Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-4 some 24-hours earlier.

The top seed Daniil Medvedev has still to be seen on court but he now has an opponent, the Belarussian Egor Gerasimov who made the second round after beating Yannick Hanfmann of Germany 6-2 6-0.

Like Norrie, he is scheduled to play his second-round match today, Thursday.

Meanwhile already through are Jannik Sinner, Karen Khachanov, Matthew Ebden and Ugo Humbert.

Italy’s 19-year-old Sinner cruised past French wildcard Hugo Gaston 6-4 6-1 after 66-minutes having converted four of his nine break points and winning 89 % of his first serve points.

The teenager’s appearance in the last eight is the second of his young career following his title victory at te Ocean Road Open in Melbourne.
Seeded 6, Sinner awaits the winner of the Medvedev Gerasimov match

“There are some key points in every set, and when he came back in the first set, I was just trying to stay there mentally. I think I did that, and I am very proud of that. In the second, I started to stay strong”, Sinner said following his victory.

Russian third seed Khachanov, the Marseille champion two years ago, battled past American Mackenzie McDonald 7-6(4) 6-4 to reach his second consecutive quarter final after losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Rotterdam last week.

“It was a really difficult match, he won yesterday and he played already in these conditions. I feel like I was ready and I played good, but matches are never easy. You need to adjust. He is so fast, you need to really build the point against him. It was a difficult match, a really competitive one. I am happy that I could go through and get this kind of intensity and rallies”, said Khachanov after the one-hour 54-minute match.

Australia’s Ebden, has continued his fine form this year by reaching his second quarter-final in three weeks. He played the qualifying event and has now recorded four consecutive wins in Marseille with his 73-minute 6-2 6-2 victory over Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori.

“Going well in Marseille,” Ebden tweeted after setting up a last-eight meeting with Russian third seed Khachanov.


Jannik Sinner awaits his quarter final opponent

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