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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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The latest ups and downs in the ATP rankings

The results following one of the most exciting majors, sees Rafa Nadal slip out of the top five while the other two members of the Big Three hang on to their positions, with Novak Djokovic, despite losing the US Open final, still safely ensconced at the top and Roger Federer secure in ninth place.

Nadal has not played since losing to Djokovic in the French Open semi-finals due to a foot injury and now sits sixth in the rankings while his young Spanish compatriot and protégé, teenager Carlos Alcaraz, who many believe will be Nadal’s successor and first round vanquisher of Cameron Norrie at Flushing Meadows, has risen 17 places to 38.


Teenager Carlos Alcaraz rises 17 places

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Alcaraz shone at the US Open where he showed he is more than likely to be a force to be reckoned with, becoming the youngest US Open men’s quarter-finalist in 58 years but a thigh injury brought his run to an end and he retired from his last-eight clash with Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Auger-Aliassime climbs four spots to 11th while there are eye-catching rises for two others who performed above expectations by reaching the quarter-finals of the final Grand Slam of the year — South African Lloyd Harris gains 15 places to lie in 31st spot and Dutch qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp moves up 55 spots to 62nd.

The recently installed US Champion, Daniil Medvedev remains in situ at No.2.

However Medvedev’s predecessor as US Open champion, Dominic Thiem, who was unable to defend his title by a wrist injury, is another to slide down the rankings, from six to eight.


Daniel Evans retains his place as British No.1

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On the British front Dan Evans, following his run to the last eight in New York where he was defeated by Medvedev, rises four places to 23, the highest ranking of his career.

Norrie also moves up but only by one spot to 28 while Kyle Edmund and Andy Murray remain just outside the top hundred, 106 and 116 respectively.




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