Citi Open: Rebecca Marino secures three-set turnaround win, snaps Venus Williams’ comeback

Venus Williams of the United States reacts against Rebecca Marino of Canada during Day 3 of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on August 01,...

Three weeks shy of a year since her last competitive singles match ended in defeat by Su-Wei Hsieh in Chicago, seven-time Major winner Venus Williams returned to a rapturous reception in Washington and started brilliantly but sadly her tennis faded drastically against Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino – losing 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 despite leading the decider 4-1 at one stage. Continue reading

Linz 2021: Raducanu’s memorable year ends in tight last-16 loss to persistent Wang

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain reacts during the WTA Upper Austria Ladies Linz Round of 16 on November 09, 2021 in Linz, Austria.

An unforgettable year for the British teenager ends with successive defeats in Cluj and Linz for the US Open champion, but the gutsy fightback shown here through injury against China’s Xinyu Wang – born 14 months apart – should stand her in good stead for 2022 and beyond. Continue reading

US Open 2021: Raducanu, Zverev earn contrasting straight-set wins on Day 4

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain reacts against Shuai Zhang of China during her Women's Singles second round match on Day Four of the 2021 US Open at...

Emma Raducanu’s US Open campaign continued with a 6-2, 6-4 win over China’s Zhang Shuai but Britain’s teenage qualifier said it was much less one-sided than the scoreline suggested. By contrast, Olympic champion Alexander Zverev (#4) blasted past Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 in 75 minutes while world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty, Belinda Bencic and Iga Swiatek all prevailed.
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Raducanu finishes runner-up in WTA Chicago; Murray hails her future potential

Clara Tauson, Emma Raducanu - Chicago 125 2021

Handed another wildcard entry, Emma Raducanu has officially broken into the world’s top-150 after an impressive run to the WTA Chicago 125k Final over the weekend. She lost in three sets against fellow teenager Clara Tauson but while now preparing for US Open qualifiers later this week, former world number one Murray provided a glowing assessment of her future potential. Continue reading