Sophie Taylor

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WTA Tour wrap: Andreescu and Barty continue strong form

IT was a fairly comprehensive day for the US Open’s top seeds, as the Round of 64 came to a close with some intriguing results coming to light. Not only that, but yesterday’s delayed matchup was completed with 16th seed Angelique Kerber earning her third round berth, albeit a day later than expected. It was a […]

ATP Tour wrap: Djokovic and Zverev unscathed as Italians star in second round

THE US Open second round is done and dusted, with a couple more seeds falling as the top seeds came away mostly unscathed. It was another good day for Italians with seeds Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner both winning their respective matches in four sets, as Andreas Seppi joined the party with an upset of 10th seed Hubert […]

WTA Tour wrap: Seeds continue to star as Andreescu fights to remain

THE US Open women’s draw has already seen plenty of intriguing results shake up the competition, but once more it was the seeds that stepped up to the pressure with just two more joining Yulia Putintseva on the sidelines following the first round. The likes of Ash Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Iga Swiatek and Petra Kvitova had little issue getting […]

ATP Tour wrap: Americans star as Djokovic fires past Danish teen

A HUGE second day of US Open seeded to go to plan for home nation hopefuls and a number of the top seeds, as a number of exciting clashes went ahead. Just one of the day’s top 10 seeds was challenged, with top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic escaping virtually unscathed with a first […]

ATP Tour wrap: Seeds scatter on opening day of US Open

A MIXED bag of results were had on the opening day of the men’s US Open draw, with all of the top 18 seeds paving the way into the second round, before a flurry of lower seeded losses proved that seeding is not everything. The New York heat made five set clashes intriguing, with a […]

WTA Tour wrap: US Open starts with a bang

A HUGE opening day of US Open action proved that the top talent is here to play, with just one of the day’s 16 women’s seeds falling. That being said, wins did not always come easy, with a flurry of three set tiebreaker contests setting the tone. Apart from a second set slip up from Aryna […]

US Open preview: Will there be a fourth grand slam champion in 2021?

LITTLE separates some top players from the next in line and the final grand slam on the tennis calendar will see them all come to blows, with an uncompromised US Open sure to set tongues wagging. With plenty of in-form players making the cut and some huge omissions from the ranks, we preview the ins […]

US Open preview: Will Djokovic go four from four in 2021?

THE final grand slam of the tennis calendar has arrived, with everything riding on the US Open hard courts for many players. With plenty of in-form players making the cut and some huge omissions from the ranks, we preview the ins and outs of the men’s draw and which players to watch. Looking down the […]

ATP Tour wrap: Ivashka blitzes past Ymer for maiden title

ILYA Ivashka has blitzed through his maiden final with a comprehensive 6-0 6-2 victory over fellow first-timer Mikael Ymer, becoming the first Belarusian to claim a trophy since 2003. There was little stopping Ivashka throughout the Winston-Salem Open final, earning the trophy in just 55 minutes flat. Ivashka starred on serve, winning an impressive 100 per […]

WTA Tour wrap: Svitolina and Kontaveit earn first 2021 titles

THE two finals favourites claimed trophies at the Chicago Women’s Open and Tennis in the Land, with tight, yet straight sets wins appearing to be the theme of the day. In Chicago, it was Elina Svitolina who controlled proceedings to claim her first title of the year, while in Cleveland Anett Kontaveit cut off a five-straight finals […]

ATP Tour wrap: Maiden finalists set to make history

THE Winston-Salem Open final will play out between two unseeded competitors, with everything on the line for Sweden 22-year-old Mikael Ymer, and Belarusian 27-year-old Ilya Ivashka. Neither player has reached an ATP Tour-level final to this point, making this clash all the more important for the two competitors, who both earned their finals chance through a […]

WTA Tour wrap: Chicago and Cleveland finals ramp up US Open prep

ELINA Svitolina‘s last-minute wildcard entry to the Chicago Women’s Open has paid off in spades with the newly married Ukrainian earning her place in the final tomorrow, taking on ninth seed Alize Cornet for what will be both players’ first final of the year. At the Tennis in the Land tournament in Cleveland, unseeded Romanian […]

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