Nadal and Fognini out but Evans through

Dan Evans took out the top seed and world number one to make the quarter-finals of the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters in what was a well-deserved victory which he has followed up with another exceptional performance to beat the 11th seeded David Goffin to reach the last...

Britain 2 up on Mexico in BJK Cup

Great Britain are well poised for a memorable win over Mexico in the Billie Jean Cup after team stalwarts Heather Watson and Katie Boulter got past their nerves to win the opening two rubbers at the National Tennis Centre on Friday.

Jabeur to meet Kovinic as Sharma takes on Osorio Serrano in WTA250 semi-finals in Charleston

Top seed Ons Jabeur dropped just one game to reach the semi-final at the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston on Friday, but there was disappointment for the No 3 seed, Shelby Rogers, who battled an abdominal strain and Clara Tauson, forced to retire injured.

BJK Cup kicks off with GB in action against Mexico

Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup team take on Mexico at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton today, Friday, with Katie Boulter and Heather Watson in action.

Jabeur cruises as teens make Charleston quarter-finals

The quarter-final line-up was completed at the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston on Thursday with some surprise appearances.

Monte Carlo Surprises: Evans tops Djokovic and Goffin ousts Zverev

Novak Djokovic, the world number one, was bundled out of the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters – an event he has won on two previous occasions and was expected to make the final again this year for a fifth time.

Rogers and Tauson make quarters in WTA250 Charleston

Charleston’s Shelby Rogers has made it into quarter-finals of MUSC Health Open with a straight sets win over fellow American Claire Liu, while Clara Tauson upset Ajla Tomljanovic to also advance.

Djokovic & Nadal open their campaigns while Evans scores another win

The big guns finally emerged on the courts at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters to successfully open their clay court campaigns which they hope will lead to French Open success in June on day Dan Evans followed up his early success with another great win.

Jabeur advances but Linette falls at WTA250 in Charleston

Top seed Ons Jabeur opened her account with a straight sets win over Stefanie Vogele, but 2nd-seeded Magda Linette fell victim to in-form Colombian Maria Camila Osorio Serrano after a 3 set battle at the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston on Tuesday.

A bumpy start to Monte Carlo Masters but Evans lifts British hopes.

Monte Carlo, the first of the clay court Masters 100os which lead up to the French Open, got underway at the weekend with a field which includes some of the best clay courters in the game.
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Yastremska appeal dismissed

Following a decision by the Chair of the Independent Tribunal to deny an application to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her on 7 January 2021 under Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2020 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme, Dayana Yastremska (UKR) appealed that decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The CAS has dismissed that appeal and Ms Yastremska therefore remains ineligible to compete, pending the final resolution of her case.

This was Yastremska’s last-ditch attempt to be cleared to play in the Australian Open after the Ukrainian World No 29 travelled to Melbourne despite being under a provisional suspension following the discovery of banned substance mesterolone in an out-of-competition test sample.

Yastremska, who was placed into quarantine on arrival along with others involved in the tournament, had claimed the positive test was the result of a ‘contamination event’.

The CAS, however, has confirmed her provisional ban will remain in place, ruling her out of any AO participation, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, 8 February.

Yastremska was on one of the 3 charter flights to Melbourne where positive COVID-19 cases were later identified, and was among the 72 players forced into a two-week period of strict quarantine prior to the start of the first Grand Slam of the year.

The tournament was postponed by three weeks to allow for the period of quarantine after players arrive in the country.

Calls had been made for the event to be pushed back again due to positive coronavirus tests from players and quarantine periods.

Between 500 and 600 people connected to the Australian Open were forced into isolation on Thursday after a worker at one of the tournament’s quarantine hotels tested positive, throwing plans for the event into disarray just days before it is set to start.



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