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Karolina Pliskova and Daniil Medvedev rolled to straight-sets victories in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.

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Emma Raducanu came down to earth in her first tournament since her surprising US Open victory, losing in straight sets to Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night.

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Andy Murray suffers defeat to Diego Schwartzman in tense second-round battle at the European Open in Antwerp.

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Watch the moment Britain's Emma Raducanu beats Canada's Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open women's singles final in straight sets.

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The Queen leads the congratulations to Emma Raducanu after the 18-year-old Briton clinches the US Open title with victory against Leylah Fernandez.

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British teenager Emma Raducanu has rewritten the history books by winning her first Grand Slam title at the US Open - but what happened to the young champions who went before her?

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Victoria Azarenka is two wins from a third Indian Wells title.

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Neither US Open champion made the QFs at Indian Wells. No one from the semifinals in New York is still alive in New York in either draw.

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Alexander Zverev has wins over all of the Big 4 now.

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No Top 8 seeds made the quarterfinals at Indian Wells.

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Diego Schwartzman had to bide his time before getting his shot at Andy Murray. Collectively, the Argentine and Scot have played more than 1,250 tour-level matches and their careers have overlapped by more than a decade. But until Thursday, they had never faced off.

But Schwartzman made sure to make the long-awaited moment count when he toughed out a 6-4, 7-6(6) win over the former World No. 1 to reach the quarter-finals of the European Open in Antwerp.

The 29-year-old, who reached back-to-back finals in Antwerp in 2016 and 2017, played consistently from the baseline and demonstrated his fighting skills as rallied from 1-4 down in the first set, before advancing in two hours and 15 minutes.

"It was a pleasure to play against Andy,” Schwartzman said in his on-court interview. “We had not played before and he is coming back and every week he is playing better and moving better. I have a lot of respect because when I grew up playing tennis, I was watching Roger [...

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Lloyd Harris and Xavier Malisse are making the most of their one tournament as a team.

The wild cards advanced to the semi-finals of the European Open on Thursday with a 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 victory against top seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo. They will play third-seeded Dutchmen Wesley Koolhof and Jean-Julien Rojer to reach the final.

Malisse has recently been travelling with Harris to coach the South African. They thought it would be fun to compete together once, and received a wild card into the Antwerp doubles draw.

Before this week, Malisse had not competed in a tour-level event in more than eight years — since the 2013 US Open — but he has found the level that took him into the Top 25 in both singles and doubles. The South African-Belgian duo won four fewer points in the match, but still triumphed after 70 minutes.

"I didn’t expect to win," Malisse told ATPTour.com after the pair's first-round victory. Now they are just two wins from lifting the ATP...

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Andy Murray won’t forget his match-winning drop shot in a hurry after three hours and 45 minutes of battle at the European Open on Tuesday. The Scot eked out a narrow 7-6(2), 6-7(7), 7-6(8) victory against 23-year-old Frances Tiafoe in Antwerp.

But beyond the final point won – which set a second-round clash with second seed Diego Schwartzman – it was not the nature of victory that stuck with the former World No. 1. It was more about a lengthy debrief he shared with his opponent in the immediate aftermath.

“There's obviously so much that goes into a match like that. The margins were so fine...

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Aslan Karatsev has been dealing with jetlag since arriving in Moscow, but that did not stop him from making a good start in Moscow on Thursday.

Following defending champion Andrey Rublev's loss, Karatsev beat Belarusian Egor Gerasimov 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the VTB Kremlin Cup. He will play former Top 10 star Gilles Simon or American Mackenzie McDonald for a place in the last four.

"It's quite difficult [to adjust]. The first two days I wasn't able to sleep on time. I was waking up at 2 a.m. and then I tried to sleep again. I'd fall asleep at 7, get a few hours more from 7 to 10 and then during the day I told myself not to sleep," Karatsev told ATPTour.com. "The first day I couldn't manage it, I fell asleep early in the day. Then the second day I got better, and then today I feel more or less fine. [It's] just getting better day by day."

 

Karatsev and Rublev reached the doubles final at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, giving them...

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Seventh seed Lloyd Harris produced a dominant performance on Thursday at the European Open as he overcame German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-2, 6-3 to reach his fifth tour-level quarter-final of the season.

The 24-year-old, who also advanced to the last eight in Antwerp in 2020, was strong on serve, firing 11 aces and winning 83 per cent (24/29) of points behind his first delivery to advance after 72 minutes.

“I came out pretty solid and didn’t make many mistakes,” Harris said in his on-court interview. “He gave me a few looks at second serves, which helped a bit and I was able to capitalise and build momentum. I just tried to focus on my service games and I knew I was going to create some opportunities.”

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With his victory, Harris has improved to 1-4 in his record against German players and will next face Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in the last eight.

“I am happy to get over the finish line,” Harris added. “Confidence is everything in our...

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In a repeat of the 2019 VTB Kremlin Cup final, Frenchman Adrian Mannarino avenged his defeat to reigning champion Andrey Rublev, saving one match point, edging past the Russian 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals in Moscow.

In a strong performance, Mannarino, who fired nine aces, rallied from a set down and saved one match point on serve at 5-6 30/40 as Rublev hit a backhand up the line and into the net. The 33-year-old then raised his level in the third set, not facing a break point on serve to upset Rubelv after two hours and 30 minutes.

“Two years later, it is completely different,” Mannarino said in his on-court interview. “We have both improved. Andrey has improved a lot more than me. Even if a player is better than you, anything can happen. I got a little bit lucky today and I am really happy with my performance.”

With his victory over World No. 6 Rublev, it is the seventh time Mannarino has defeated a Top 10 player in his career. The 33-year-old...

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Belgian Xavier Malisse was coaching South African Lloyd Harris in Indian Wells when they came up with an interesting idea. They had been hitting together a lot in recent weeks, so why not play doubles together?

Their wish was granted with a wild card from the European Open. And on Wednesday, they beat Monaco’s Romain Arneodo and Australian Matt Reid 6-4, 7-6(4) to reach the quarter-finals in Antwerp. It was Malisse's first tour-level match since the 2013 US Open, more than eight years ago.

“It was fun. That’s the whole reason we participated,” Malisse told ATPTour.com. “Honestly it felt nice to be back, it’s nice to play and also alongside Lloyd after a good summer together and good travelling. It felt really good. I was actually pretty happy with how it went."

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The 41-year-old, who cracked the Top 25 in singles and doubles, said this will be their only event. But he was happy to “be back out there and compete one more time”. They play...

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US Open quarter-finalist Botic van de Zandschulp has been playing the best tennis of his career in recent months, but he was unable to solve the Jenson Brooksby puzzle on Wednesday in Antwerp.

Brooksby played vexing tennis to cruise past the Dutchman 6-2, 6-0 and move into the quarter-finals of the European Open. The #NextGenATP American will next play Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

"It's never as easy as the score looks sometimes, but I thought I started out [well], I just felt strong today," Brooksby said in his on-court interview. "I just didn't let up my focus at all and I think that showed."

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Karen Khachanov won the VTB Kremlin Cup in 2018, and he made a good start towards claiming another trophy in the Russian capital on Wednesday. The third seed beat Australian James Duckworth 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals.

"It always feel great to be back in your hometown, in a tournament where everything started for me as a professional tennis player," Khachanov said in his on-court interview. "[This is] where I won my first matches, I got my first points. Since then, it's always great to come back home to see a crowd, [get] home support.

"It's also [a] little bit more nervous, of course. But on the other side, I always enjoy playing at home."

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Tommy Paul reached the fourth round of an ATP Masters 1000 event for the first time in Indian Wells, and the American has maintained his momentum in Moscow.

The World No. 54 advanced to the second round of the VTB Kremlin Cup on Tuesday with a 7-6(7), 7-5 win against Swede Mikael Ymer.

Paul broke the Next Gen ATP Finals alumnus' serve four times and won 44 per cent of his return points to move on after one hour and 57 minutes. The 24-year-old, who upset Andrey Rublev in the California desert, will next play two-time Moscow champion Marin Cilic, who beat Damir Dzumhur in three sets on Monday.

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Andy Murray suffers defeat to Diego Schwartzman in tense second-round battle at the European Open in Antwerp.

14 min 22 sec

Watch the moment Britain's Emma Raducanu beats Canada's Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open women's singles final in straight sets.

14 min 22 sec

The Queen leads the congratulations to Emma Raducanu after the 18-year-old Briton clinches the US Open title with victory against Leylah Fernandez.

14 min 22 sec

British teenager Emma Raducanu has rewritten the history books by winning her first Grand Slam title at the US Open - but what happened to the young champions who went before her?

1 day 7 hours

Cameron Norrie tells BBC Breakfast that he "couldn't be happier" after becoming the first Briton to win the Indian Wells title.

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Andy Murray shows all of his quality and fight to edge past Frances Tiafoe in a thrilling European Open first-round match.

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British number three Heather Watson is narrowly beaten by Danish seventh seed Clara Tauson in the first round of the Tenerife Open.

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Players who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 are unlikely to be allowed to compete at the Australian Open, says leader of state in which the tournament is held.

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Being in ATP Finals contention is "huge", says Cameron Norrie after he won the prestigious Indian Wells title.

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As Cameron Norrie celebrates his Indian Wells victory, BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller looks at the British number one's rapid rise up the rankings.

14 min 22 sec

Karolina Pliskova and Daniil Medvedev rolled to straight-sets victories in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.

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Emma Raducanu came down to earth in her first tournament since her surprising US Open victory, losing in straight sets to Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night.

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Tennis stars have been urged to get vaccinated before the 2022 Australian Open to avoid being hit with heavy restrictions, with government ministers not ruling out the possibility of banning those who haven't received the jab from entering Australia.

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Team Europe clinched its fourth consecutive Laver Cup victory over Team World on Sunday, with World captain John McEnroe saying it's difficult for the event to get the respect it deserves when ATP tournaments are scheduled at the same time.

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The Women's Sports Foundation honored Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson as Sportswomen of the Year, while Naomi Osaka earned the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award.

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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, joining holdovers Lisa Raymond and Juan Carlos Ferrero.

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Grigor Dimitrov outlasted top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the 4th round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players.

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Andy Murray has said he expects unvaccinated players to compete at the Australian Open but would support stricter restrictions for those individuals.

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Four top-five seeds were dismissed in straight sets at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, and Andy Murray and US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez were knocked out, too.

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Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev beat Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 7-6 (1) to reach the round of 16 on a gusty Monday night at the BNP Paribas Open, while Karolina Pliskova, the women's top seed, was upset by Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3, 7-5 .

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The 18-year-old pulled out of this week’s VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow

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The former world number one showed great stamina alongside his 23-year-old opponent.

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The Serbian refused to reveal his vaccination status but implied the announcement made it less likely he would compete

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Norrie’s victory in the Indian Wells final followed his fellow Briton’s shock US Open win

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Covid restrictions meant all tickets for the 2021 tournament were sold online

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The event was moved back by three weeks earlier this year and players were forced to quarantine for two weeks

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Norrie has climbed to 15th in the world rankings after winning in Indian Wells

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Norrie defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6 6-4 6-1 to to win the BNP Paribas Open

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A look at how Norrie has climbed the rankings and what comes next

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The new British number one beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in three sets for his second title of 2021

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Victoria Azarenka is two wins from a third Indian Wells title.

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Neither US Open champion made the QFs at Indian Wells. No one from the semifinals in New York is still alive in New York in either draw.

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Alexander Zverev has wins over all of the Big 4 now.

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No Top 8 seeds made the quarterfinals at Indian Wells.

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The servebots are out of Indian Wells.

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Upsets continued at Indian Wells where four of the Top 10 seeds have reached the fourth round.

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Coco Gauff and Bianca Andreescu are back in action on Monday at Indian Wells.

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Andy Murray returns Sunday at Indian Wells to face teen Carlos Alcaraz.

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Coco Gauff made a strong debut at Indian Wells.