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Krejcikova bags French Open title

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Konta steps into her third straight Nottingham final

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Konta through to third straight Nottingham semi-final

Johanna Konta is safely through to her third consecutive Viking Open Nottingham semi-final after defeating eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-6(6), having reached the final in her last two visits to the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2017 and 2018.

Evans loses in last eight.

In the Viking Nottingham Open Challeneger event, the top seed from Birmingham Dan Evans was pipped to the post in his quarterfinal against No.6 seed Denis Kudla falling 6-4 1-6 6-4 after two=hours and two-minutes.

Salisbury & Krawczyk win French Mixed Doubles title

Britain’s Joe Salisbury teamed up with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday at Roland Garros, marking his second Grand Slam triumph.

Krejcikova outlasts Sakkari to reach Paris final

Barbora Krejcikova held her nerve to see off a match point and a controversial line call to advance to the French Open final after upsetting Maria Sakkari, the No 17 seed from Greece, 7-5 4-6 9-7, in a 3 hour 18 marathon semi-final battle.
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Two Dads ditched…

Two tennis fathers are out of a job coaching their daughters – Sofia Kenin and Caroline Garcia have both parted ways with their dads in an effort to improve form.

It was my decision. Today, I am more sure of myself, I have more confidence in myself, it was perhaps the right moment for this evolution. I want to go for big titles. If I am doing it now, it means I am I'm ready to do it. Caroline Garcia

Kenin, the World No 4, announced her parting of ways with her father, Alex Kenin, on Instagram on Friday, after a string of disappointing performances this year.

“This was not an easy decision for me as we shared many great moments together and had a lot of success,” wrote the 22-year-old American, announced, who won her maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open in 2020.

“I will be forever grateful for my dad’s sacrifice and contributions towards getting me to where I am today.

“I am excited for what the future holds and look forward to putting together a new technical team in the coming weeks ahead.”

Kenin, who did not indicate whom she may select as her new coach, added she was looking forward to getting back on the court in Rome next week.

The decision comes amid a string of misfortune for Kenin, who has suffered 3 straight losses, most recently in her Stuttgart debut.

Kenin’s Australian Open title defence came to an abrupt end in February when she crashed out in the second round in a straight-sets loss to Kaia Kanepi.

Less than a week later, she suffered a shock defeat by unranked Olivia Gadecki in the second round of the Phillip Island Trophy after receiving a wild card, 2-6 7-6(4) 6-4, and later underwent emergency surgery in Melbourne to remove her appendix.

The 18-year-old Gadecki was watched by World No 1 and fellow Queenslander Ash Barty at the WTA250 event, as she saved 2 break points in the final game before serving out for the biggest win of her fledgling career.


Caroline Garcia poses with her father and coach Louis Paul Garcia at the award ceremony after winning the 2017 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

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Garcia announced earlier this week that she has decided to stop being coached by her father, Louis-Paul, saying a new approach is necessary if she wants to win big titles.

She has been working with Louis-Paul since she began playing tennis, and has now hired veteran WTA coach Gabriel Urpi and her own physiotherapist in a trial arrangement that will run through the French Open.

“It was my decision,” she told tennis.com. “Today, I am more sure of myself, I have more confidence in myself, it was perhaps the right moment for this evolution.

“I want to go for big titles. If I am doing it now, it means I am I’m ready to do it.”

The 27-year-old Frenchwoman has won 7 career titles, including back-to-back wins at Wuhan and Beijing in 2017.

She reached a career-high ranking of No 4, but she has rarely won 2 matches in a row since 2019, which said affected her decision.

Garcia notes that her setup is still familiar because she has trained at Nadal’s academy since 2019 and knows her new coach through the French Billie Jean King Cup team.

“With Gabi, I knew I would have repetition, that I was going to run,” she said. “I know what to expect. I am ready to make the effort.”

Garcia is currently No 53 in the WTA rankings.





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