By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney) Local hope Ekaterina Alexandrova is feeling the pressure of being top seed at the St Petersburg Open. Having come through her second round match against Czech player Tereza Martincova in straight sets.
By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney) Daria Kasatkina came out on top in her first round clash with promising Danish teenager Clara Tauson at the St Petersburg Open.
By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney) Vera Zvonareva secured her passage into the second round of the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy following a straight sets victory over qualifier Arena Rodionova. Zvonareva 36, who won the Doubles title in 2018, had previously never lost to her Australian opponent. She never looked likely to lose here either, despite fallingContinue reading “Zvonareva cruises into round two in St Petersburg”
Maria Sharapova makes her return to the WTA Porsche circuit at the Grand Prix in Stuttgart this morning following a suspension the 30-year-old was given after testing positive for cardiac drug meldonium last January.
Defending champion Milos Raonic (CAN), Kei Nishikori (JPN) and Dominic Thiem (AUT) round out five of the world’s top ten players to sign on for the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp in 2017.
Garbine Muguruza is enthusiastic about Linz: “This is one of the toughest tournaments.”
With US Open finalist Karolina Pilskova taking a well-earned break, French Open Champion Garbine Muguruza has been given the number 1 seed for next week’s Generali Ladies Linz.
Last week, James McGee was not in the draw at the Atlantic Tire Championships in Cary, U.S.A. Now, Irish eyes are smiling on the Dublin native after claiming his maiden ATP Challenger Tour title. The 29 year old rallied past Ernesto Escobedo 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 in Sunday’s final.
It was a weekend of firsts this week on the WTA Tour as both American Christina McHale and Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin claimed their maiden WTA Tour titles.
Unseeded Czech Katerina Siniakova powered past No.6 seed Zhang Shuai to book a spot in the final at the Japan Women’s Open Tennis, where she’ll face 7th seed Christina McHale for the title. Neither player has won a WTA title previously, so it will be a big day for both.