Madrid | Dismal day for Raducanu, but Osaka and Stephens among those to get off the mark
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by Barbara Wancke
3h ago
Two high-profile names made early exits from the Mutua Madrid Open on Wednesday under distinctly different circumstances, with Emma Raducanu succumbing with barely a fight to Argentine qualifier Maria Lourdes Carle, citing fatigue, while Caroline Wozniacki battled to the bitter end before being edged out by the canny Italian, Sara Errani, in 3 sets. The post Madrid | Dismal day for Raducanu, but Osaka and Stephens among those to get off the mark appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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Madrid | Draper holds his nerve to progress.
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by Henry Wancke
6h ago
Jack Draper scored a very credible win when he defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round of the Madrid Masters on Wednesday when the men’s draw got under way. The post Madrid | Draper holds his nerve to progress. appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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Madrid | Dart qualifies as main draw action begins
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by Barbara Wancke
1d ago
British No 2 Harriet Dart won her second qualifying match at the Mutua Madrid Open and joins Emma Raducanu and Katie Boulter in the main draw of the WTA 1000 this week in Spain’s capital. The post Madrid | Dart qualifies as main draw action begins appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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Madrid | Raducanu’s path eased as Pliskova pulls out
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by Barbara Wancke
2d ago
The shape of the women’s draw at the Mutua Madrid Open has subtly changed, especially for Emma Raducanu, whose 1st-round opponent, Karolina Pliskova, withdrew, alongside Marie Bouzkova and Petra Martic, all through injuries. The post Madrid | Raducanu’s path eased as Pliskova pulls out appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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Madrid | Preview: World’s best to compete in first WTA 1000 clay-court event of the season
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by Barbara Wancke
3d ago
The draw for the Mutua Madrid Open, the first WTA 1000 of the clay-court swing, was made on Sunday evening and sees Britain’s Emma Raducanu taking on former World No 1 Karolina Pliskova in the 1st-round, while British No 1 Katie Boulter receives a bye as the No 26 seed. The post Madrid | Preview: World’s best to compete in first WTA 1000 clay-court event of the season appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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Rouen | Stephens takes WTA 250 honours in France
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by Barbara Wancke
3d ago
Sloane Stephens won the title at the inaugural Open Capfinances Rouen Métropole, the WTA 250 indoor clay-court tournament in France, when the 31-year-old defeated Magda Linette, 6-1 2-6 6-2, in Sunday’s final. The post Rouen | Stephens takes WTA 250 honours in France appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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Stuttgart | Rybakina cruises to 3rd title of the season
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by Barbara Wancke
3d ago
Elena Rybakina cruised through the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix final on Sunday, blasting past a tired Marta Kostuyk, 6-2 6-2, in 70 minutes before being driven off the ramp onto the court in her new lavender Porsche Taycan 4S Sport Turismo in front of a capacity crowd because she has not driver’s licence. The post Stuttgart | Rybakina cruises to 3rd title of the season appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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Barcelona | Ruud wins first title at 500 level.
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by Henry Wancke
3d ago
The final of the Barclona Open Banc Sabadell was a repeat of the previous week’s Monte Carlo Masters finsl which Casper Ruud lost to Stefanos Tsistipas, so, for the Norwegian, who had only won five games then, his 7-5 6-3 defeat of the Greek in the Catalan capital, must have been very sweet. The post Barcelona | Ruud wins first title at 500 level. appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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Munich | Struff does it for Germany
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by Henry Wancke
3d ago
An elated Jan-Lennard Struff at the age of 33, wins his first title to become the third oldest first-time champion since the tour was established in 1990. The post Munich | Struff does it for Germany appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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Rouen | Stephens to meet Linette in WTA 250 final
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by Barbara Wancke
4d ago
Few would have predicted 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens would be contesting the final against Magda Linette at the Open Capfinances Rouen Métropole, the WTA 250 in France, but the American upset tournament favourite Caroline Garcia, 6-3 6-2, in the Saturday’s semi-final, while the Pole outlasted Anhelina Kalinina, the 3rd seed, 6-1 4-6 6-2, to also make the trophy match on Sunday. The post Rouen | Stephens to meet Linette in WTA 250 final appeared first on Tennis Threads Magazine ..read more
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