“I don’t want her to retire”, admits Bencic, admirer of Serena

“She has this aura… Like it or not, you’re intimidated“, explained Belinda Bencic, Wednesday, at the end of her victory in the 2nd round of the Toronto tournament against Serena Williams, legend of tennis who lives her last hours of player. “It was more than tennis tonight. It all came down to Serena and her … Read more

Future retiree Serena Williams beaten in second round in Toronto

The day after the announcement of her future retirement, the American lost (6-2, 6-4). The day after the announcement of her upcoming retirement, Serena Williams could not afford a reprieve at the WTA 1000 in Toronto, eliminated in the second round by the Swiss Belinda Bencic, on Wednesday, unlike the world N.1 Iga Swiatek passed … Read more

Mannarino narrowly misses surprising Sinner in Montreal

Adrian Mannarino, 70th in the world and from qualifying, led a set to zero and 4-3 before being overthrown 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 by Jannik Sinner (12th), qualified Wednesday for the 8th finals . The 20-year-old Italian, who remains on a victory at the Umag tournament (Croatia), will face the Spaniard Pablo Carreno (23rd) in the … Read more

Swiatek debuts quietly in Toronto

World number 1 Iga Swiatek, winner of the last Roland-Garros, was expeditious on Wednesday for her entry into the running at the WTA 1000 in Toronto, reaching the round of 16 by beating 6-1, 6-2 Ajla Tomjanovic (72nd) . The Pole will face in the next round the Canadian Leylah Fernandez (13th), finalist of the … Read more

Alcaraz knocked down by Paul and out of Montreal

Carlos Alcaraz, 4th in the world, was eliminated as soon as he entered the Masters 1000 in Montreal on Wednesday, beaten 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 by Tommy Paul (34th) , who in passing erased a match point. The American will face in the next round the Croatian Marin Cilic (16th), semi-finalist of the last … Read more

due to back pain, Osaka forced to retire from Toronto

Former world No.1 Naomi Osaka was dropped from her opener at the WTA 1000 in Toronto on Tuesday due to back pain, raising concerns as the US Open approaches. Estonian Kaia Kanepi led 7-6 (7/4), 3-0 when the four-time Grand Slam winner was dropped. Kanepi, finalist of the last week of the Washington hard court … Read more

Monfils succeeds in his return to Montreal after three months of absence

Three months after his last match on the circuit, the French N.1 Gaël Monfils, 20th player in the world, made a successful comeback on Tuesday by beating the Spaniard Pedro Martinez (53rd) 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Masters 1000 in Montreal. Monfils (35), injured in the right heel, had not … Read more

the beginning of the end for Serena Williams who will “take a new road”

The American, who marked the history of women’s tennis, announced that she will retire from the courts at 41 years old. “The countdown is on“: it is with these words that Serena Williams, the star of world tennis, announced Tuesday her next retirement from the courts, after 25 years of career and 23 Grand Slam … Read more

unvaccinated, Djokovic withdraws from the Masters 1000 in Montreal

Prohibited from entering Canadian territory because of his vaccination status, the Serb communicated his withdrawal from the tournament on the eve of the draw. Novak Djokovic, whose refusal to be vaccinated against Covid prevents him from entering Canada, has withdrawn from the Masters 1000 in Montreal which begins on Monday, the organizers announced on Thursday, … Read more

a 100% French shock between Cornet and Garcia in the first round of Toronto

The draw for the WTA 1000 tournament in Toronto (August 8-14), held on Friday evening (Saturday in France), reserved a clash in the first round between the two best French players, Caroline Garcia and Alizé Cornet. Garcia (28, 32nd player in the world) and Cornet (32, 38th) will face each other for the seventh time. … Read more