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Nadal avenges Madrid loss

Up to the quarter-final stage of the Rome Masters, Rafa Nadal could be said to have had a fairly torrid time and when he faced Alexander Zverev for a place in the last four, many expected the German, last week’s Madrid Masters winner, to maintain his winning form over...

Pliskova to meet Ostapenko in Rome quarters

Karolina Pliskova is the sole seed in the lower half of the draw and takes on Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, in the quarter-finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, while Petra Martic and Jessica Pegula will contest the last quarter on Friday.

Barty cruises, Gauff stuns Sabalenka and Svitolina swats Muguruza

World No 1 Ash Barty remains on track to add the Rome title to her expanding collection but must overcome Coco Gauff in the quarter-finals, who upset Aryna Sabalenka, the Madrid champion, at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Thursday, while Elina Svitolina took out...

Nadal one point from defeat

Rafa Nadal’s invincibility on clay is being tested more regularly than you would expect and makes his forthcoming challenge at Roland Garros in a few weeks’ time, the more intriguing.

Jo Konta and Venus Williams enter Nottingham

British No 1 Johanna Konta and 10-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams will headline this year’s Nottingham Open field, the first of the returning LTA summer grass court events.

Osaka leads march of seeds out of Rome

On a day of major upsets at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, the underdogs prevailed, seeing off seeds Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Sofia Kenin, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova, and Maria Sakkari in a procession of upsets at the Foro Italico in Rome.

Nadal back on track

Rafa Nadal, playing his first match at the Foro Italico following his quarter-final loss to Alexander Zverev at last week’s Madrid Masters, declared himself happy with his performance in overcoming Jannik Sinner in straight sets, but not so with the scheduling by the...

Konta follows Bencic and Mertens out of Rome

Seeds started to tumble at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, with Belinda Bencic and Elise Mertens followed out of the draw by Jo Konta, while Garbiñe Muguruza and Angelique Kerber were among those to win through on Tuesday.

Kvitova, Brady, Swiatek and Sakkari open Rome accounts

The Internazionali BNL d’Italia got under way at the Foro Italico in Rome on Monday, with some of the seeds in action and coming through unscathed, although Petra Kvitova had to come from a set down against Magda Linette to advance, while Jennifer Brady won in...

Evans crashes out of Rome

Dan Evans excellent run on clay over the past few weeks came to an end in the first round of the Rome Masters when h suffered a very-bad tempered loss to Taylor Fritz.
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Orlando | Andy Lapthorne headlines four wins

Andy Lapthorne headlined four wins from four matches for the Brits on the second day of play in Orlando as the world No.2 began his quad singles and quad doubles campaigns with victories in both events.

Top seed Lapthorne had to dig deep to win his opening quad singles round-robin contest, eventually beating world No.4 Koji Sugeno of Japan 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Lapthorne now plays British Open champion Niels Vnk of the Netherlands later in the week.

Later on Wednesday’s second day of competition Lapthorne and another Dutchman, Sam Schroder, made a spectacular winning start to their first-time doubles partnership. Lapthorne and Schroder beat 11-time Doubles Masters champions Nick Taylor and David Wagner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the first of their three matches in the round-robin phase of the competition.

The first of two women’s doubles round-robin matches for Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley also brought another battling victory as the two-time Paralympic bronze medallists beat the French-Chinese partnership of Charlotte Famin and Zhenzhen Zhu 7-5, 1-6, 7-5.

However, there were no such concerns for men’s double second seeds Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid as the 2017 Doubls Masters champions produced a polished performance in beating Spanish duo Daniel Caverzaschi and Martin de la Puente 6-1, 6-2. Next up for Hewett and Reid on Wednesday’s third day of play are Dutch partnership Tom Egberink and Maikel Scheffers.






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