- 2021-10-21 22:49:06Z
Maria Sakkari clinched a spot at the WTA Finals for the first time by reaching the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup when Anna Kalinskaya retired with an illness in the second set.
Emma Raducanu has been urged to call off her search for a coach and re-hire the man who helped her to the US Open title.
Aryna Sabalenka beat Ajla Tomljanovic to reach the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup.
Flavia Pennetta, the 2015 US Open champion, has launched a surprise attack on Emma Raducanu's against-the-odds New York triumph, claiming it "could never have happened" in her day.
Former world No 1 Andy Murray battled past American Frances Tiafoe in a 3hr 45min marathon to reach the second round of the European Open in Antwerp.
Simona Halep started her campaign at the Kremlin Cup with a straight-sets win on Tuesday, while Ons Jabeur retired from her first-round match.
The nomadic existence of Cameron Norrie calls to mind a Jack Kerouac novel, only without the dusk-'til-dawn excess. No sooner has he packed his bags in southern California, fresh from the finest victory of his life, than he is back on the road across the Mojave Desert, dashing to catch a flight to his next tournament in Vienna.
Players who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 are unlikely to be allowed into the country to compete in the Australian Open, the leader of the state hosting the tournament has said.
Tennis players who haven't received a COVID-19 vaccination are unlikely to get a visa to enter the country for the Australian Open in Melbourne in January, according to the political leader of the state which hosts the season-opening major. Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews has already introduced a vaccine mandate for professional athletes competing in domestic sports leagues and people working in some industries including health. On Tuesday, he increased the pressure on tennis players traveling from abroad.
Unvaccinated tennis stars are unlikely to get visas to play in the Australian Open, a local official warned Tuesday, throwing defending champion Novak Djokovic's participation into serious doubt.
Marin Cilic began his bid for a third Kremlin Cup trophy by beating another former champion Damir Dzumhur 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 on Monday.
Is it sheer coincidence that this autumn's two big American tournaments have delivered British winners? Not according to Cameron Norrie. As he digested his Indian Wells triumph on Sunday night, Norrie admitted to being inspired by Emma Raducanu's mindboggling feats in New York.
Cameron Norrie become the first British player to win tennis's 'fifth slam' at Indian Wells, beating Nikoloz Basilashvili on Sunday night in three sets.
Cameron Norrie became the first Brit to win a men's singles at Indian Wells with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili.
In a match that took more than three hours to complete, Paula Badosa defeated Victoria Azarenka for the women's singles title at the BNP Paribas Open.
Paula Badosa edged Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open in her debut in the Southern California desert.
Cameron Norrie's breakthrough season reached a high point in the California desert on Sunday with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Nikoloz Basilashvili to become the first Briton to win the ATP Indian Wells title.
After the Fairytale of New York, here was tennis's answer to Operation Desert Storm. Cameron Norrie delivered a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 comeback victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili on Sunday night in the Indian Wells final. His triumph felt all the more special because this tournament, which is informally known as "the fifth slam", had never fallen into the hands of a Brit before.
Paula Badosa edged Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open in her debut in the Southern California desert, where the tournament returned after a 2 1/2-year absence because of the coronavirus. It was Badosa's second title of her career, having won in Belgrade earlier this year. Cameron Norrie played Nikoloz Basilashvili in the men's final later.
Paula Badosa demonstrated her mental toughness to become the Indian Wells champion in her desert debut on Sunday with a hard-fought, three-set victory over two-time champ Victoria Azarenka.
Emma Raducanu has lined up a trial with seasoned Spaniard Esteban Carril this week as she looks to find a coach to accompany her to the Transylvanian Open in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca.
The unheralded Cameron Norrie and Nikoloz Basilashvili won their semifinal matches Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open and will meet in Sunday's final.
Nikoloz Basilashvili and Cameron Norrie will face off in the final of the BNP Paribas Open, and one of them will become the tournament's first non-Top 25 winner since 2010.
Nikoloz Basilashvili booked his spot in the ATP Indian Wells Masters final, defeating American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 on Saturday to post one of the biggest wins of his career.
Cameron Norrie dominated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 Saturday at the ATP Indian Wells Masters to book his spot in Sunday's championship match and become the first British finalist since 2009.
After despatching Grigor Dimitrov by a 6-2, 6-4 margin, Cameron Norrie stands within one match of becoming the first Briton to win Indian Wells. Despite the best efforts of Andy Murray, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, these Californian trophy cabinets have previously been a Brit-free zone.
Victoria Azarenka, who is hoping to become the first three-time WTA winner in Indian Wells, punched her ticket to Sunday's final by rallying to beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday.
Paula Badosa defeated Ons Jabeur in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 on Friday to book her spot in the final of the WTA Indian Wells against former two-time winner Victoria Azarenka.
Victoria Azarenka, who is trying to become the first three-time WTA winner in Indian Wells, punched her ticket to Sunday's final by rallying to beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday.
Southern California 23-year-old Taylor Fritz got a boost from fans as he ousted third-seeded Alexander Zverev in three sets in a BNP Paribas Open quarterfinal Friday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Olympic gold medallist Alexander Zverev and French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas slumped to shock quarter-final exits in the ATP Indian Wells Masters, losing in three sets at the main stadium on Friday.
Nikoloz Basilashvili outlasted No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to move into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open with the biggest win of his career.
World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas was ousted in the quarter-finals at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Friday, falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to the 29th seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili, who recorded one of his biggest career wins.
Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best season of his career.
"In the United States, there is a golf course around every corner, You can always find a golf course."
Ons Jabeur punched her ticket into the top 10 and advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA Indian Wells with a convincing 7-5, 6-3 victory over Anett Kontaveit on Thursday.
U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez will not be part of Canada's team for the Billie Jean King Cup finals next month.
Grand Slam title winners Ana Ivanovic, Flavia Pennetta, Carlos Moya, and Cara Black are the new nominees on the International Tennis Hall of Fame ballot for the Class of 2022.
Grigor Dimitrov outlasted top-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players.
Cameron Norrie needed just 73 minutes to overpower No. 11 seed Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Thursday.
Emma Raducanu has pulled out of the Kremlin Cup with just hours to spare until the cut-off point for withdrawals in the Moscow tournament.
Earlier this month, American broadcaster Mary Carillo should have been in Boston, at the glitziest show in world tennis. She was due to present at the Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style team tournament for the top men's players. Instead, she was on the sofa, watching Disney cartoon Moana on repeat with her granddaughter Reya.
Gators women's tennis kicks off this weekend's action early.
Cameron Norrie sealed his biggest payday in the sport on Wednesday as he defeated Tommy Paul of the USA to reach the quarter-finals of Indian Wells. His reward already stands at £128,000, with power to add if he should overcome Diego Schwartzman in the next round.
Daniil Medvedev was favored to win the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after denying Novak Djokovic a calendar slam at the U.S. Open, Grigor Dimitrov overpowered the Russian on Wednesday.
Grigor Dimitrov outlasted top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players. Karolina Pliskova lost in the third round. No. 2 Iga Swiatek went out in the fourth round.
Reigning US Open champion Daniil Medvedev is out of the ATP Indian Wells Masters, falling in the fourth round to No. 23 seed Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday.
Like she did at the U.S. Open, Leylah Fernandez won over the crowd at Indian Wells with her on-court spirit and tenacity.
Three top-five seeds at Indian Wells got dismissed in straight sets. Andy Murray and U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez were knocked out, too.
It seemed appropriate that this grudge match should end with Andy Murray driving the ball from short range at the body of Alexander Zverev - a punchy manoeuvre that his former coach and mentor Ivan Lendl used to describe as "the tube".