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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Wawrinka overcomes nervy start and Kyrgios flares up

The top seed at the Murray River Open finally made his first on-court appearance on the third day of the ATP 250 event and it proved a bit of a nervy to start with for the three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka.

"It felt okay. I'm happy to get the win and I'm ready to start a new tournament, a new year, especially after a few months out Stan Wawrinka

A former Australian Open champion, the 35-year-old Swiss star, chasing his first title since 2017, battled back from having contracted Covid-19 just before Christmas, to beat Mikhail Kukushkin 4-6 6-3 6-1 in what was his first match of the season.

“It felt okay. I’m happy to get the win and I’m ready to start a new tournament, a new year, especially after a few months out,” said Wawrinka following his victory to confirm his place in round two and a meeting with Aussie Alex Bolt who defeated American Malcolm McDonald 6-4 6-7(5) 7-5.

Remarking on his coming meeting with Wawrinka, Bolt said after his gruelling second round encounter: “Stan, he’s a great of the game. He’s won Slams, he’s one of the best players in the world right now. I’m just looking forward to the opportunity to be able to play again.”

Also making his first appearance at the event, Britain’s No.1 Dan Evans, the eighth seed who dispatched Portugal’s Pedro Sousa 6-3 7-5 to face Marcos Giron of the US for a place in the quarter-finals.

Having halted play, Nick Kyrgios takes issue with supervisor on his time violation penalty.

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Nick Kyrgios was also back in action and it wasn’t long before he became embroiled in an argument with the umpire.

For several minutes he refused to play after receiving a time violation during his 6-2 7-6(7) win over fellow Australian Harry Bourchier, saving three set points in the tight second set.

It was at 5-all of that set that Kyrgios was called for a time violation on his serve prompting him to sit down and call for the supervisor declaring that he had started his service motion when the clock ran down. He vented his anger on the supervisor declaring the umpire was a ‘smart arse’.

“Tennis is not about the umpires,” Kyrgios declared. “He’s an extra to make sure all this s**t goes smoothly.

“I was in the motion of serving. Every technique is different. I wasn’t bouncing the ball.”

The 25-year-old only agreed to continue playing when the supervisor assured him he wouldn’t be fined.

After the match Kyrgios added: “I just like playing by the rules. I didn’t want to play until I made sure I wasn’t going to get fined, because the ATP does me pretty rough all the time, they fine me too much money.”

There were a couple of good results for the home fans with 21-year-old Alexei Popyrin defeating American Tommy Paul 6-4 6-3 in 70-minutes. He was joined in the round of 16 by James Duckworth who toppled the seventh seed Ugo Humbert of France 7-6(6) 6-4 after 95-minutes.

One disappointment for those home fans was the elimination of wild-card Jason Kubler who was ousted following a tough tussle, by Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis 7-6(3) 7-5.



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