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Emil Finnishes off Diego in Hamburg

FINNISH rising talent Emil Ruusuvuori has taken down third seed Diego Schwartzman in straight sets to kick off his Hamburg campaign at the ATP 500 event. The 22-year-old was able to upset the third seed with a 7-4 6-4 victory to be one of three victors over seeded players at the event. Ruusuvuori broke four […]

Khachanov survives Struff scare

DESPITE a scare from home nation hero Jan-Lennard Struff, Russian seventh seed Karen Khachanov has won through to the second round of the ATP 500 event in Hamburg. As the next week of tournaments kicked off across four tournaments, Khachanov was the sole seeded winner in the men’s singles draw in Hamburg, winning against Struff, […]

Triple treat for maiden Tour title winners as Petra breaks drought

THREE new Tour winners were crowned overnight as ATP and WTA 250 event finals took place. Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, and United States representatives Maxime Cressy and Bernarda Pera were all crowned title winners for the first times in their careers. Meanwhile in the fourth final, Croatian Petra Martic won her first final since 2019 to […]

Upsets galore across globe

ONLY one of a possible eight matches across four tournaments both WTA and ATP Tours saw the higher ranked player win their contest. It was a remarkable day of upsets from Bastad to Newport, Buadpast to Lausanne, as most will line up for their first title of the season. In all four finals, one competitor […]

Bondar home title alive with Trevisan upset

HUNGARIAN ninth seed Anna Bondar edged just two wins away from a home title in Budapest, defeating second seed Martina Trevisan in a quarter finals upset. Playing at the Hungarian Grand Prix WTA250 event, Bondar is the sole Hungarian remaining in the draw, and she kept her hopes alive of winning in front of home […]

Kubler grounds FAA in Newport upset

AUSTRALIAN Jason Kubler has continued his strong form on grass with a three-set come-from-behind win over top seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in Newport. Having reached the fourth round of Wimbledon as a qualifier, the world number 12 took a huge scalp in the world number nine, weathering the Canadian’s serve to reach a quarter final at […]

Cerundolo rolls Ruuderless top seed

ARGENTINIAN Francisco Cerundolo is no stranger to big wins on clay courts, and he produced the goods once again by taking down one of the best clay courters in the world, Norwegian Casper Ruud. The world number 39 has made some big inroads the last couple of years since turning professional in 2018, but playing […]

Waltert breaks three-year drought to repeat history

SWISS 21-year-old Simona Waltert is pretty good at knocking off number one seeds in Lausanne. Earning another wildcard at her home tournament, the right-handed talent who has almost exclusively played on the ITF Tour the last few years, stunned American Danielle Collins in three sets. Most remarkably, she faced three break points in the deciding […]

2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals groups announced

A NEW Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup champion will be announced later in the year, with the 12 nations sorted into their respective four groups. Reigning champions Russia will not be eligible to compete in the 2022 BJK Cup edition, opening the door for another nation to come through. Last year’s runners-up Switzerland assume the […]

Rising French talent blitzes opponent in Lausanne

THOUGH perhaps not as well known as some other rising stars on the WTA Tour, Frenchwoman Clara Burel is a 21-year-old with plenty of potential. The world number 106 was in action on the clay at Lausanne, Switzerland, though not for very long. She seemed to be in a hurry as she completely dismantled China’s […]

Djoker breaks Kyrgios curse to win 21st Slam

FORCED to wait five years for redemption since losing to Nick Kyrgios twice in straight sets back in 2017, Serbian world number three Novak Djokovic was able to deliver a Grand Slam return. One of the greatest ever claimed his 21st major to move to equal second on the all-time men’s winners, whilst equalling boyhood […]

Rybakina creates history on biggest stage

Elena Rybakina has created history, becoming the first Grand Slam champion from Kazakhstan after she defeated Ons Jabeur to win the 2022 Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles title. The Tunisian actually won the first set 6-3, before Rybakina came back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-2 to take the title. Both players served the same […]

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