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Iga Swiatek added the Adelaide International trophy to her French Open title on Saturday when she overpowered Belinda Bencic in the final at Memorial Drive, 6-2 6-2.

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Schwartzman fails to join colleagues

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Bautista Agut and Goffin on course for final

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Swiatek sweeps into Adelaide final to meet Bencic

French Open champion Iga Swiatek swept into the final of the Adelaide International with an emphatic 6-3 6-2 win over Jil Teichmann on Friday, and she will meet Belinda Bencic on Saturday, who held off Coco Gauff to advance, 7-6(2) 6-7(4) 6-2.

Wild card Ebden upsets seeded compatriot

Former world No.39, Aussie Matthew Ebden, who slipped down the rankings to 319 following a serious foot injury, is proving he is fit and ready to climb back up the rankings.

Teenager upsets his compatriots

Teenager Juan Manuel Cerundolo, who had not played a tour-level match prior to this week, has now reached the quarterfinals of the Cordoba Open in his native Argentina.

Montpelier seeds stumble

The quarter-final line up for the Open Sud de France in Montpelier features only four of the original seeds and that will be halved for the semis as they all face each other.

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Surbiton | Evans and Riske are crowned champions

Dan Evans lifted the trophy at the LTA’s Surbiton Trophy, defeating Viktor Troicki 6-2 6-3 in a rain-interrupted final on Sunday at the Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club.

It was a tough match and I am just grateful to get those in and come through a few with no injuries Dan Evans

Evans is the first Brit to win an ATP Challenger on UK soil since he won his first title in Jersey in 2009. He is also the first Brit to win an ATP Challenger on grass since Alex Bogdanovic triumphed in Nottingham in 2005.

The No.4 seed was in impressive form from the outset, racing to a 3-0 lead in the opening set and breaking again before clinching the first set in 31 minutes. Following a rain delay, he started the second set in much the same way, leading 3-0 before his opponent got a game on the board. The former world No.12 fought back to 3-3 but once again Evans proved too good, easing to a straight sets victory in 72 minutes.

“It’s a great start to the grass court season,” said Evans, who is projected to rise to around world No.70 in the ATP Rankings on Monday. “Viktor seemed a bit flat and I got on top early – I could have been even more clinical in the second set. It was a tough match and I am just grateful to get those in and come through a few with no injuries. I lost to Jeremy Chardy here last year and Dustin Brown before that, so this was good. The quality and competition is always high at this tournament.”


Alison Riskeretains her crown

Alison Riske successfully defended her Surbiton Trophy title, prevailing in a tough encounter against 2017 champion Magdalena Rybarikova 6-7(5) 6-2 6-2.

The first set was a closely contested affair with the players exchanging early breaks and battling through a 23-point game at 5-5 before the Slovakian took the tiebreak after 67 minutes. From then on Riske upped her game, securing a double break in the second set to level the score and then pulling away in the third to clinch victory.

“It feels awesome. I’m most excited about the match I just played as I overcame a lot of things mentally just to be able to stay out there competitively with Magda,” said Riske. “She’s a great competitor but I kept playing the same level, I think I was very consistent with that, and in the end that’s what pushed me over the edge.”

Top seeds Marcel Granollers and Ben McLachlan were crowned men’s doubles champions in what was their first tournament together. The duo battled back from a set down to defeat Soonwoo Kwon and Ramkumar Ramanathan 4-6 6-3 10-2 in the final.

“It was a really tough match. These guys came out on fire and were serving really aggressively so we didn’t get many chances until Marcel came up with an unbelievable game to break in the second,” said McLachlan.

“It’s been an awesome tournament, I love playing on grass and this victory means a lot. Marcel has had an amazing doubles career and I’m glad I got to play with him.”





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