Bencic betters Vondrousova to land Swiss Gold

It could so easily have slipped though her fingers but Belinda Bencic prevailed over Marketa Vondrousova to land the Gold medal at Tokyo 2020 on Saturday after 2 hours 30 minutes of fluctuating but captivating tennis.

Djokovic leaves Tokyo empty-handed

Novak Djokovic has promised to “bounce back” in the 2024 Paris Olympics after failing to win his first Games medal.

Svitolina takes Bronze medal

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina made history by winning the first ever tennis medal for her country on Saturday when the World No 6 prevailed over Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, 1-6 7-6(5) 6-4, after a battle royal that took 2 hours 28 minutes to resolve and left her winning...

Bronze for Brazil

It was Brazil’s first Olympic Tennis medal ever, delivered by surprise losing semi-finalists Laura Pigossi & Luisa Stefani, who battled hard in the Bronze Medal Match to pip ROC’s Veronika Kudermetova & Elena Vesnina at the post, 4-6 6-4 [11-9], on...

The ROC fill the Mixed Doubles final

There was more disappointment for Novak Djokovic following his singles semi-final loss when he and his partner, Nina Stojanovic, failed to reach the mixed doubles final going out in straight tight sets, 7-6(5) 7-5, to Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina playing under the...

Zverev foils Djokovic’s Golden dream

Alexander Zverev might just have finally signalled a changing of the guard when he ended Novak Djokovic’s dream of becoming the first male in the Open era of winning a Calendar Golden Slam by defeating him in the last four of the Tokyo Olympic singles.

The women waiting for Gold…

Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova have a day off to rest and reflect on the enormity of the task ahead of them - playing for Olympic Gold on Saturday.

A Djokovic Gold Double is on

With just a few days to go as far as tennis at the Tokyo Olympics are concerned the the big question now is whether anyone can stop Novak Djokovic collecting two Gold medals as he continues his quest of scoring a Grand Slam.

Going for Women’s Doubles Gold

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic is on a high, having reach both the women's singles and doubles finals on Thursday, which guarantees her two medals as she bids for double gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Djokovic edges closer to Olympic Gold

Novak Djokovic is within one match of his first singles gold medal at the Olympics and warned: "My level of tennis is getting better and better"
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Top seed Podoroska survives Guadalajara opener

Down Mexico way, at the Abierto Zapopan Open in Guadalajara, top seed Nadia Podoroska needed 3 sets and 2 hours and 20 minutes to beat local qualifier Giuliana Olmos in her opener, and surviving a thrilling challenge.

The Argentine, who reached the semi-finals at the 2020 French Open, claimed a 7-6(6) 3-6 6-2 win over the Mexican, and the World No 45 next will play another qualifier in Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto in the second round.

Wild card Eugenie Bouchard from Canada also reached the round of 16 with a 3-6 6-1 6-3 over American qualifier Caroline Dolehide.

Although Dolehide took the lead in the match by winning the first set, Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist, fought back to post an impressive come-back win in an hour and 44 minutes.

The Canadian will take on the No 8 seed Kaja Juvan from Slovenia next for a place in the quarter-finals.

Juvan, who is ranked 91, defeated Aliona Bolsova from Spain in straight sets, 7-5 7-6(7), in an hour and 47 minutes in their opener.

The two seeds who played their respective openers in the bottom half of the draw made their way safely into the second round, with another Spaniard, No 4 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo, defeating Belgium’s Greet Minnen, 6-7(4) 6-4 6-1 in 2 hours and 19 minutes.

In the second round, the 70th ranked Spaniard will play Swiss qualifier, Leonie Kung, who defeated Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic, 6-2 6-3.

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez, the 7th seed, needed 3 sets to get past Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya, 7-5 4-6 6-4.

The 87th ranked Canadian plays Aussie Astra Sharma for a place in the last 8, while Slovenian Tamara Zidansek and Cathy McNally from the US will take on each other in the round 2.

Zidansek posted an upset the 3rd seed Anna Blinkova in the first round, 6-3 7-5, in an hour and 24 minutes, while McNally took the last win of Tuesday by defeating fellow American, wild card Katie Volynets, 6-0 3-6 6-4, in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

In the 9th game of the deciding set, Volynets saved a couple of match points, forcing McNally to serve out the set.

McNally faced 2 break points In the 10th game for a break-back for 5-all but squashed them successfully en route to ending the match on her terms.



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