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Konta coming home after US Open capitulation

Johanna Konta was in complete control of her US Open second round match against Sorana Cirstea but saw her game fall apart as she succumbed to one of the worst defeats of her Grand Slam career.

The British number one was a set up and had break points at 5-5 in the second which would have left her serving for the match. Instead, Cirstea took the set to a tie-break and went on to win 2...

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Konta compares US Open bubble to a cruise ship after Watson victory

Having sailed through her all-British battle against Heather Watson in the first round at the US Open, Johanna Konta made a slightly unusual comparison for being in the bio-secure bubble of Flushing Meadows.

"Being here is like a cruise," said the British number one, who beat her compatriot 7-6, 6-1. "Well, I've never actually been on a cruise but this is how I imagined it would be...

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US Open review: Naomi Osaka plans more protests

After walking out on court for her first round match at the US Open wearing a mask with the name Breonna Taylor printed on it, Naomi Osaka has revealed she has a different mask for every round as she continues to be a vocal supporter of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Taylor was the 26-year-old black woman killed by police in the United States back in March. Following victory over...

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US Open in crisis as Halep becomes the latest top 10 player to withdraw

Only four of the world's top ten women tennis players are set to line up at the US Open after Simona Halep became the latest big name to withdraw.

The Wimbledon champion joins world No.1 Ashleigh Barty and defending champion Bianca Andreescu in deciding not to take the risk of playing the event, despite it being held behind closed doors and in a bio-secure bubble.

"After...

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Williams loses in Top Seed Open quarter-finals

Serena Williams lost to a player outside of the world's top 100 for the first time in eight years after defeat to Shelby Rogers in the quarter-finals of the Top Seed Open in Lexington.

The 23-times Grand Slam winner smashed her way through the first set, taking it 6-1. But Rogers, the world No.116, bounced back for a 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 victory.

"I could play a lot better, I think...

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Defending champion Andreescu pulls out of US Open

Last year's US Open winner Bianca Andreescu has decided not to defend her title after announcing her withdrawal from the event.

The Canadian has yet to fully recover from the knee injury she suffered at the WTA Tour Finals in October.

"I have made the difficult decision not to return to New York this year," the 20-year-old said.

"I have taken this step in order to...

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Williams wins but Konta suffers heart issues in WTA Tour return

Serena Williams recovered from a set and three break points down to beat Bernarda Pera at the Top Seed Open, her first event since February.

The 23-times Grand Slam champion lost the first set 6-4 and was 0-40 on her serve at 4-4 in the second but rallied to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory to set up a second round match against her sister Venus.

British No.1 Johanna Konta revealed...

Madrid Open cancelled in further blow to the WTA Tour

Plans for the rearranged clay court season in Europe were left in chaos when the WTA and ATP were forced to cancel the Madrid Open which was due to start on 12 September.

The event in Spain was seen as key preparation for the French Open which has been moved from May to September. But a spike in coronavirus cases in the city and the reintroduction of restrictions have left organisers...

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A few fans and your own towels: the WTA Tour returns

World No.24 Donna Vekic was the biggest name in action on the opening day of the Palermo Open in Sicily as the WTA Tour returned to action for the first time since March.

There have been a number of high-profile withdrawals, including Britain's Johanna Konta and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, as well as an unnamed player being forced out of the event with coronavirus.

But...

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Dart dominates as Bulldogs hold on to win the Battle of the Brits

Harriet Dart produced dominant performances in both the women's singles and mixed doubles to help the British Bulldogs to overall victory against the Union Jacks in the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis event in London.

Dart enjoyed a 6-4, 7-6 win against Jodie Burrage before a winner-takes-all doubles contest as she teamed up with Joe Salisbury to face Heather Watson and Jamie Murray...