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The Lion is the UTS2 king

Alexander ‘The Lion’ Zverev needed Sudden Death to beat Felix ‘The Panther’ Auger-Aliassime and become king of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown jungle on Sunday.

WTA Tour resumes in Palermo

The 31st Ladies Open Palermo kicks off in Sicily on Monday, marking the resumption of the WTA Tour after five months suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic and the exhibition events that have peppered the calendar since March wrapped up at the weekend.

The British Bulldogs just edge it

As the organiser of the Battle of the Brits Team event, Jamie Murray couldn’t have been more delighted that, after a week’s highly competitive play, the final outcome of the event wasn’t settled until the last match.

New York Empire win World TeamTennis 2020

New York Empire defeated Chicago Smash, 21-20 in a supertiebreaker, to win the 2020 World Team Tennis season in a nail-biting finish at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort on Sunday, and hoist the King Trophy for the first time.

UTS Finals on BBC Sport

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New York upset Philadelphia to meet Chicago in WTT Final

The two top seeds failed to make the final of World TeamTennis on Saturday at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia after the New York Empire upset favourites Philadelphia Freedoms, 22-18, and Chicago Smash took out Orlando Storm, 24-13.

Race to the line

Jamie Murray, the man behind the Battle of the Brit events, will be delighted that his team event has reached the final day with both teams sharing the points and the finishing line of 60, just ten matches away

US Open to go ahead

The USTA has confirmed that the US Open will go ahead as planned, alongside the Western & Southern Open tune-up event the week before, both with strict protocols in place.

Player tests positive at Palermo

The WTA’s woes continue as news broke of a player testing positive for coronavirus at the Palermo Open follows hot on the heels of the cancellation of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.

Watson and Edmund are Friday’s standout players

The Battle of the Brits Team event at the NTC is certainly proving to be a very competitive competition with a great atmosphere despite here being no spectators.
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Surbiton | Dunne, Watson and Evans advance to quarter-finals

Brits Katy Dunne, Heather Watson and Dan Evans all prevailed in their matches on Thursday at the Surbiton Trophy to reach the quarter-finals.

I’m so pleasantly surprised by how well I’ve started the grass court season as coming from clay every year is a really tough transition Heather Watson

Dunne provided another upset when she took out Tereza Smitkova, a player ranked 140 places above her, 6-4 6-4 on Court 1 and will now face reigning champion Alison Riske for a spot in the semi-finals.
“I had to be really calm and on my job. She’s an aggressive player and she can serve really well which makes it tough on grass so I was more focused on what I needed to do and tried to be aggressive when I could,” said Dunne.
Watson battled back from 0-4 down in the opening set to defeat Madison Brengle 6-4 6-2 and set up a quarter-final clash against No.5 seed and 2017 winner Magdalena Rybarikova.
“I’m so pleasantly surprised by how well I’ve started the grass court season as coming from clay every year is a really tough transition,” said Watson. “I’ve known Maddie for a long time, we trained together in America for many years so we know each other well and I really respect her as a player. She’s very solid so I knew I’d have to play really well today to beat her and I did.”
The other women’s quarter-finals will see top seed Alison van Uytvanck take on qualifier Caty McNally while No.2 seed Tatjana Maria will face Yanina Wickmayer.
On the men’s side there was a victory for No.4 seed Evans over Australia’s Alex Bolt 5-7 6-2 6-0. Evans’ quarter-final opponent will be No.10 seed Marcel Granollers, who ended Bernard Tomic’s hopes in straight sets in the third round.
No.5 seed Denis Kudla defeated James Ward 6-3 4-6 6-3 and will now play Matthias Bachinger for a semi-final spot. There were also wins for No.8 seed Ivo Karlovic over 2017 Fever-Tree Champion Feliciano Lopez and Viktor Troicki, who knocked out No.14 seed Peter Polansky.






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