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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Rain washes out Bad Homburg as Azarenka withdraws

The quarter-finals of the Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Völkers were washed out by bad weather on Thursday as Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the event ahead of Wimbledon.

Second seed from Belarus withdrew for unspecified reasons, which gave 7th-seeded Sara Sorribes Tormo a walkover into the semi-finals where she will play either Germany’s Laura Siegemund or Czech Katerina Siniakova.

“I am sorry to have to withdraw from my quarter final match here in Bad Homburg today,” Azarenka said on social media. “I had such a nice week at this new event.

“I want to thank the tournament again for having me, and the opportunity to be able to compete here. I wish them all the best for the remainder of the week.”

Azarenka’s withdrawal followed her gruelling 3-set win over Alizé Cornet in the second round on Wednesday, which lasted nearly 3 hours.

The last-eight matches and semi-finals of the German grass-court event will now be played on Friday after no play was possible on Thursday.

Top seed Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic is to play Argentine Nadia Podoroska while home favourite Angelique Kerber faces American Amanda Anisimova, with the winners to meet in the semis.

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