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Hibino edges out Ostapenko as seeds control proceedings

A HUGE day of quarter finals action at the 2020 Internationaux de Strasbourg saw a couple of intriguing names head through to the semis, as second and fifth seeds Elina Svitolina and Elena Rybakina continued their good form with respective straight sets victories, while Nao Hibino got the chocolates over a confident Jelena Ostapenko in […]

Bertens retires as Alexandrova outclassed at Internationaux de Strasbourg

THE second day of Round of 16 action at the 2020 Internationaux de Strasbourg saw just the one seed proceed through to the quarter finals, with third seed Kiki Bertens retiring in the latter stage of the third set and seventh seed Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova downed by Czech talent Katerina Siniakova.  The one seeded winner […]

Horror day on clay for US as seeds stumble ahead of Roland Garros

IF you were a United States fan turning in to watch your competitors run around on the clay at the Strasbourg International, then by the end of the first round you would have been deeply disappointed. All five American hopes were bundled out in the first round, including seeds Amanda Anisimova and Sloane Stephens. Both […]

2020 WTA Roland Garros fantasy tennis: Ash Barty joins the fray

THE final day of Round of 128 saw reigning titleholder and world number one Ash Barty hit the court for the first time, and doing it in style with a threatening straight sets defeat of young talent Coco Gauff who is capable of defeating anyone on her day. The 6-2 6-2 victory started a slew […]

2020 WTA Miami Open fantasy tennis: Stephens breaks through for important win

SLOANE Stephens won her first match against a top 400 opponent for the year, joining a number of Americans in the second round of the 2020 WTA Tour’s Miami Open fantasy tennis tournament. The out-of-form talent came from behind to defeat Japan’s Nao Hibino 6-7 7-5 6-3, joining four other United States representatives in the […]

2020 WTA Miami Open fantasy tennis: Young guns book spot in second round

THE first day of the 2020 WTA Tour’s Miami Open fantasy tennis tournament is done and dusted with the first half of the Round of 128 completed. It was an entertaining day of action with most of the higher ranked players going through, but still providing a number of upsets. Among those through to the […]

2020 WTA Indian Wells fantasy tennis: Americans upset seeds in front of home fans

WITH six players from the United States taking the court at Indian Wells for the fourth day of action in our WTA Tour fantasy tennis tournament, it was bound to cause a few upsets. Four of the six Americans got through to the next round, of which three were unseeded – Venus Williams, Jessica Pegula […]

ATP/WTA Mexico Open: Teenage prodigies through for WTA Tour, as upsets create havoc for ATP Tour

THREE teenagers are through to the final eight in Acapulco on the women’s draw, while it was less positive for three of the world’s brightest stars on the men’s draw. American qualifier, Tommy Paul has caused a massive boilover by downing German top 10 player and number two seed, Alexander Zverev in the Round of […]

Mexican Open: Men’s seeds breeze through as women’s draw blown open

IN a day that could not be more contrasting for the ATP and WTA Tour’s at Acapulco, seven of the eight men’s seeds are through to the second round of the Mexican Open after only the injured Nick Kyrgios missed out on making it. On the women’s side of the draw, the top five seeds […]

Mexican Open: Wawrinka survives, while two top women seeds fall

BOTH the ATP and WTA Tour took to the court in Mexico for the Abierto Mexicano, effectively the Mexican Open. On the first day of main draw competition, third seed Stan Wawrinka survived a three-set thriller against Frances Tiafoe, while both the second and third seeds in the women’s event dropped out. The ATP500 event […]

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