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Triple treat in Cleveland as seeds fall

IT WAS a stunning day of upsets in Cleveland as the top three seeds fell in the women’s singles, leaving the draw wide open. The WTA Tour 250 event saw Barbora Krejcikova, Martina Trevisan and Ekaterina Alexandrova all bundled out by unseeded opponents. While Trevisan pulled out pre-match allowing China’s Shuai Zhang safe passage to […]

French resistance in Winston-Salem

IT WAS a good day for the French fans in Winston-Salem as their three hopes all won through to the Round of 16, two of them featuring upsets against seeded opponents. Experienced campaigners Richard Gasquet and Adrian Mannarino both knocked off younger talents Lorenzo Musetti (fifth seed) and Emil Ruusuvuori (ninth), while the 10th seed […]

Thiem hungrier than the Wolf

AUSTRIAN Dominic Thiem showed he was able to outlast American wildcard J.J. Wolf in a three-set epic in the opening round at Winston-Salem. In what will be the Austrian’s final tuneup before the US Open – his first and only Grand Slam title came from Flushing Meadows – Thiem knocked off Wolf 6-7 7-5 7-6 […]

Croatian Coric crowned Cincinnati champ

IT WAS as if Croatian Borna Coric had never left the ATP Tour, with the world 152 causing a massive boilover at the Western & Southern Open to win the ATP 1000 Masters title in Cincinnati. Having battled a shoulder injury that curtailed his season last year, Coric was able to use his protected ranking […]

Top five seeds fall in Cinny women’s draw

CINCINNATI’S women’s singles draw has been flung wide open with a trio of huge upsets in the National Bank Open’s Round of 16. All three top five seeds out on court – including the top two seeds – were dumped from the event, with world number one Iga Swiatek out in straight sets. She fell […]

US teen hands Casper Ruud awakening

RANKED 229th in the world coming in as a wildcard to the event, not many would have given 19-year-old United States representative Ben Shelton a chance against world number five Casper Ruud. Though Shelton had upset Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the first round of Cincinnati, it was just his second main draw ATP Tour win. […]

Sinner the winner after toppling Thanasi

ITALIAN Jannik Sinner received the best possible 21st birthday present by overcoming a dogged Thanasi Kokkinakis in a thrilling three-set blockbuster. The players spent a whopping three hours and 15 minutes on court, with the 10th seed eventually overcoming the qualifier, 6-7 6-4 7-6 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open ATP […]

Murray moves through; defeats Stan the Man

GIVEN the tennis world has been consumed by the ‘Big Three’ over the past two decades, it might be easy to forget the two who are perhaps the most unlucky from the dominance of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Having shared in a number of Grand Slam victories in their own right, the […]

Halep home in 24th title win, returns to Top 10

SIMONA Halep has returned to the WTA Tour Top 10 after winning her 24th career title at the National Bank Open in Toronto. In what was her 18th career WTA 1000 final, Halep defeated in-form Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in three sets, 6-3 2-6 6-3 in two hours and 16 minutes to rise up inside […]

Hubi books Montreal final, faces PCB

HUBERT Hurkacz has booked his spot in the Montreal ATP Masters 1000 final and will attempt to keep his unbeaten record in ATP Tour finals alive when he takes on Pablo Carreno Busta. The Polish eighth seed knocked off fourth seed Casper Ruud in a come-from-behind victory 5-7 6-3 6-2 to reach the final in […]

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