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Humbert hunts down Hubi in Dubai upset

FRENCH fifth seed Ugo Humbert continued her fantastic recent ATP Tour form by defeating third seed Pole, Hubert Hurkacz to reach the Dubai Tennis Championships semi-finals. The 25-year-old currently sits at his career-high 18th in the world, and is on the verge of rising futher. Humbert is level on points with 17th ranked Frances Tiafoe, […]

Paolini wins Dubai to secure first WTA 1000 title

ITALIAN 28-year-old Jasmine Paolini came from a set down to defeat Anna Kalinskaya overnight and lock in the highest level title of her career – just her second overall – by ending the run of the Russian qualifier, 4-6 7-5 7-5 at the Dubai Tennis Championships. Both players had taken some big scalps throughout the […]

Kalinskaya slays Swiatek to reach Dubai decider

BECOMING just the second qualifier in history to make a WTA 1000 final, Russian Anna Kalinskaya is on cloud nine. The world number 40 was top seed in the qualifying draw at the Dubai Tennis Championships, and has now won seven matches in a row over the past week to reach the decider, with the […]

Cirstea epic comeback leaves crowd stunned

THERE are comebacks, and then there is whatever Sorana Cirstea managed to do against seventh seeded Czech Marketa Vondrousova in the quarter finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Vondrousova had a match point in the second set, and would go on to squander six match points across the course of that set, only for Cirstea […]

Gauff ends unbeaten Pliskova run to reach Dubai quarters

YOUNG gun Coco Gauff overcame a frustrating moment with the chairperson and a set down against an in-form Karolina Pliskova to come from behind and win in three sets to advance to the quarter finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The third seed won 2-6 6-4 6-3 in an epic contest to bounce back from […]

Fonseca makes history at home in Brazil

BRAZILIAN teenager Joao Fonseca became the first 2006-born player to win an ATP Tour main draw match in history, after defeating seventh seeded Frenchman Arthur Fils in Rio de Janeiro a few hours ago. The 657th ranked Fonseca earned a wildcard into the ATP 500 event in his home nation, and had the crowd in […]

Sizzling Sinner makes Italian history

ITALY’s highest ever ranked player is on a phenomenal tear, with young gun Jannik Sinner becoming the first player in his nation to reach third in the world. Sinner did so by defeating Australian Alex de Minaur in straight sets at the ABN AMRO Open overnight, making it a mind-boggling 32 wins from his past […]

Swiatek’s triple treat in Doha

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek has completed a three-peat of trophies at the Qatar Open on Saturday, adding the 2024 title to her 2022 and 2023 achievements. The 7-6 6-2 victory over the red-hot Elena Rybakina made it 12 consecutive victories at the Doha event, and moved her head-to-head against the Kazakh back to 2-3. […]

Humbert seals fifth title in Marseille

FRENCHMAN Ugo Humbert won his fifth ATP Tour title overnight, defeating Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the Open 13 Provence final, 6-4 6-3. In front of a home crowd, the French talent played some fantastic tennis when it counted to stand up against the veteran and lie the ATP 250 trophy in Marseille, his second in […]

Rybakina rises to second WTA title in 2024

TOP FIVE talent Elena Rybakina won her second WTA Tour title in four tournaments, putting aside her Australian Open disappointment to take out the 2024 Abu Dhabi Open overnight. The world number five looked far too strong against fellow Russian-born seed Daria Kasatkina, as the 2022 Wimbledon champion won 6-1 6-4 against the world number […]

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