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Raducanu rolls in Eastbourne second round

LOCAL young gun and US Open champion Emma Raducanu kick-started her Rothesay International campaign off with a convincing 6-4 6-0 domination of another US Open winner Sloane Stephens. Both players have had similar troubles since breaking out with a major win, with Raducanu’s unheard of race from qualifier to Grand Slam champion particularly a tough […]

Niemeier makes most of second chance to upset Sakkari

GERMAN lucky loser Jule Niemeier has won in front of her home fans, grinding out a two-and-a-half-hour marathon victory over top 10 talent Maria Sakkari in Bad Homburg. The world number 96 ripped open the WTA 500 draw with a win over the top seed, defeating Sakkari in a come-from-behind win, 2-6 6-2 7-6 in […]

WTA Tour wrap: Ostapenko and Kerber claim breakthrough grass court trophies

THE Viking International and Bad Homburg WTA events are done and dusted, with Latvian Jelena Ostapenko claiming her first title since 2019 and maiden grass court trophy in the process at Eastbourne, whilst in Bad Homburg it was German hometown hope Angelique Kerber who got the chocolates in front of home fans. Ostapenko’s fourth singles […]

WTA Tour wrap: Kerber reaches final on home soil

ANGELIQUE Kerber has earned a place in the 2021 Bad Homburg Open final after fighting through two tough matches on a catch-up day at the German grass court event. Fourth seed Kerber had to overcome an early fight from American Amanda Anisimova in the quarter finals, winning 2-6 6-3 6-3, before then struggling in an […]

WTA Tour wrap: Carnage in Eastbourne as Bad Homburg goes to plan

THERE were two very different sets of results at the WTA Tour’s grass court events overnight, with the Eastbourne and Bad Homburg Round of 16s completed. In Eastbourne, just one seed survived the night – top seed Aryna Sabalenka – as the four others fell, leaving the title wide open after the Belarusian favourite. Meanwhile […]

WTA Tour wrap: Top seeds drop at Eastbourne as Bencic continues to fire

AS we count down to this year’s Wimbledon Championships, Day 4 of the Viking International Eastbourne competition has seen a mixed bag of stunning upsets and a new wave of young talent showing promising signs of what’s to come for the future of tennis. Meanwhile, Day 3 of the Bad Homburg Open saw some exciting […]

WTA Tour wrap: Seeds storm to victory in Germany as Eastbourne faces rain delays

WITH the opening day of Eastbourne delayed due to rain, just the Bad Homburg event played out on Monday, as Day 2 rolled around fast. All five of the day’s seeds proceeded to the second round, in a successful day for the tournament’s top talents. Top seed Petra Kvitova and fourth seed Angelique Kerber both drew qualifiers, […]

WTA Tour wrap: Jabeur makes history as Samsonova makes breakthrough

TWO huge results came to fruition overnight, as qualifier Liudmila Samsonova went all the way, claiming the Bett1Open WTA 500 title in Berlin, whilst Ons Jabeur made history at the WTA 250 Viking Classic Birmingham, becoming the first Arab woman to win a WTA title. For Jabeur, it was about “going for it” as much as making […]