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Anett Kontaveit wins first title in Den Bosch

Anett Kontaveit wins first title in Den Bosch

Estonia's Anett Kontaveit, one of the rising talents of the women's game, won her first tour title in the Wimbledon warm-up tournament at Den Bosch in the Netherlands on Sunday, beating Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2 6-3.

Andy Murray faces Aljaz Bedene in first round at Queen's

Andy Murray faces Aljaz Bedene in first round at Queen's

Andy Murray will start the defence of his Queen's Club title with a first-round tie against fellow Brit Aljaz Bedene.

Feliciano Lopez to face Lucas Pouille in Stuttgart final

Feliciano Lopez to face Lucas Pouille in Stuttgart final

Spaniard Feliciano Lopez reached his first final in almost a year when he beat local favourite Mischa Zverev 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 7-5 in the battle of the southpaws on Saturday to book a spot in the Stuttgart Open final.

Johanna Konta beats Magdalena Rybarikova to seal place in Aegon Open final in Nottingham

Johanna Konta beats Magdalena Rybarikova to seal place in Aegon Open final in Nottingham

Home favourite Johanna Konta sealed her place in the final of the Aegon Open in Nottingham with a 6-2 7-5 win over Magdalena Rybarikova.

Simona Halep pulls out of Birmingham event with ankle injury

Simona Halep pulls out of Birmingham event with ankle injury

World number two Simona Halep has withdrawn from next week's Aegon Classic in Birmingham due to a right ankle injury, organisers said on Thursday.

Second seed Grigor Dimitrov crashes out of Stuttgart Open

Second seed Grigor Dimitrov crashes out of Stuttgart Open

Second seed Grigor Dimitrov slumped to a 7-6 (4) 6-3 loss to world number 155 Jerzy Janowicz at the Stuttgart Open on Thursday, with the Pole booking a surprise quarter-final spot.

Marin Cilic battles past Janko Tipsarevic in Den Bosch

Marin Cilic battles past Janko Tipsarevic in Den Bosch

Marin Cilic launched his grasscourt campaign when he survived a tricky opener against Janko Tipsarevic at the Den Bosch Open on Thursday, blasting down 17 aces in a 6-7(6) 6-2 6-4 victory.

Johanna Konta powers to straight sets victory over Yanina Wickmayer in Nottingham

Johanna Konta powers to straight sets victory over Yanina Wickmayer in Nottingham

Jo Konta made light work of Yanina Wickmayer in the round of 16 at the Aegon Open in Nottingham on Thursday.

Roger Federer beaten by Tommy Haas in first game back

Roger Federer beaten by Tommy Haas in first game back

Roger Federer's return to competitive tennis after a ten-week absence ended in a disappointing defeat to 39-year-old Tommy Haas at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

Tommy Haas sets up clash with Roger Federer at Mercedes Cup

Tommy Haas sets up clash with Roger Federer at Mercedes Cup

Veteran Tommy Haas secured a second-round Mercedes Cup clash against top seed Roger Federer with victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert in Stuttgart.

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championship at Queen's Club

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championship at Queen's Club

Rafa Nadal has announced that he will not compete at Queen's Club as he looks to recover in time for Wimbledon.

Federer ready for full campaign

Federer ready for full campaign

Roger Federer expects to enjoy a full second half of the year, having chosen to sit out the whole of the European claycourt season.

Nadal plays down Wimbledon hopes

Nadal plays down Wimbledon hopes

Fresh from winning the French Open for a record 10th time, Rafael Nadal has played down his chances of success at Wimbledon.

Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka in French Open men's final

Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka in French Open men's final

His clay-court prowess as unassailable as ever, Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final Sunday.

Injured Maria Sharapova to miss Wimbledon

Injured Maria Sharapova to miss Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova will miss the grasscourt season, including this month's Wimbledon qualifying tournament, after failing to recover from a left-thigh injury she suffered during last month's Italian Open.

Ostapenko stuns Halep to win first Grand Slam title at French Open

Ostapenko stuns Halep to win first Grand Slam title at French Open

Jelena Ostapenko produced one of the great Grand Slam upsets as she beat third seed Simona Halep to win the French Open and claim her first major title.

Rafael Nadal thumps Dominic Thiem in straight sets, wins with a bagel

Rafael Nadal thumps Dominic Thiem in straight sets, wins with a bagel

Rafael Nadal made short work of semi-final opponent Dominic Thiem at the French Open, racing to a 6-3 6-4 6-0 win to seal a place in his tenth Roland Garros final.

Stan Wawrinka turns on the style to beat Andy Murray in five-set thriller

Stan Wawrinka turns on the style to beat Andy Murray in five-set thriller

Stanislas Wawrinka produced some of the best tennis of his career to blow Andy Murray away in the fifth and final set of his 6-7 6-3 5-7 7-6 6-1 win and reach the final of the French Open.

Simona Halep marches into final with win over Karolina Pliskova in three-set epic

Simona Halep marches into final with win over Karolina Pliskova in three-set epic

Simona Halep’s relentless recovery game proved too much for Karolina Pliskova in a stunning French Open semi-final, with the 25-year-old Romanian sealing a spot in the final with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win.

Jelena Ostapenko overpowers Timea Bacsinszky to reach final at Roland Garros

Jelena Ostapenko overpowers Timea Bacsinszky to reach final at Roland Garros

Jelena Ostapenko produced a stunning display of power hitting to beat Timea Bacsinszky and seal a spot in Saturday’s French Open final.

Simona Halep saves match point against Elina Svitolina in reaching last four

Simona Halep saves match point against Elina Svitolina in reaching last four

Third seed Simona Halep saved match point before completing a 3-6 7-6 6-0 win over Elina Svitolina in their French Open quarter-final at Roland Garros.

Karolina Pliskova downs French hope Caroline Garcia to reach semi-finals

Karolina Pliskova downs French hope Caroline Garcia to reach semi-finals

Karolina Pliskova moved into the French Open semi-finals with a 7-6(3) 6-4 win over Caroline Garcia.

Andy Murray into semi-finals after taming Kei Nishikori

Andy Murray into semi-finals after taming Kei Nishikori

Andy Murray will face Stan Wawrinka in the French Open semi-finals after bouncing back to beat Kei Nishikori in four sets at Roland Garros.

Stanislas Wawrinka demolishes Marin Cilic to coast into semi-finals

Stanislas Wawrinka demolishes Marin Cilic to coast into semi-finals

2015 French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was in imperious form as he dismantled Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1 to book a semi-final meeting with Andy Murray at Roland Garros.

Novak Djokovic implodes as stunning win sees Dominic Thiem reach semi-finals

Novak Djokovic implodes as stunning win sees Dominic Thiem reach semi-finals

Novak Djokovic's French Open title defense ended with a surprisingly lopsided 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria on Wednesday.

Rafa Nadal reaches semi-final after Pablo Carreno Busta retires with injury

Rafa Nadal reaches semi-final after Pablo Carreno Busta retires with injury

Rafael Nadal is through to the semi-finals of the French Open after Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an injury.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal quarter-finals rained off

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal quarter-finals rained off

The two men's quarter-final matches due to be played at the French Open on Tuesday have been postponed until Wednesday after rain disrupted play at Roland Garros, organisers said.

Teenager Jelena Ostapenko stuns Caroline Wozniacki to reach last four

Teenager Jelena Ostapenko stuns Caroline Wozniacki to reach last four

Unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko hit back from losing the first set to former world number one Caroline Wozniacki to complete a shock 4-6 6-2 6-2 win in their rain-hit quarter-final on Suzanne-Lenglen.

Timea Bacsinszky survives rain delays to beat Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets

Timea Bacsinszky survives rain delays to beat Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets

Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky beat home hero Kristina Mladenovic 6-4 6-4 in a French Open quarterfinal that featured numerous rain delays on a damp day at Roland Garros.

Nishikori recovers from nightmare first set to book meeting with Murray

Nishikori recovers from nightmare first set to book meeting with Murray

Kei Nishikori recovered from losing the opening set 6-0 to Fernando Verdasco to join the other big guns in the quarter-finals of the French Open.

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Marin Cilic races into Queen's quarter-finals
Marin Cilic v Stefan Kozlov 6-0 6-4

Marin Cilic races into Queen's quarter-finals

Marin Cilic has advanced to the quarter-finals at Queen's Club courtesy of a 6-0 6-4 win over unseeded American Stefan Kozlov.

Kei Nishikori retires injured at Halle as Wimbledon looms
Karen Khachanov v Kei Nishikori 3-2 (Nishikori retired)

Kei Nishikori retires injured at Halle as Wimbledon looms

World number nine Kei Nishikori's Wimbledon preparations suffered a setback on Thursday when he was forced to retire injured from his Halle Open round of 16 match against Russian Karen Khatchanov.

Lacklustre Johanna Konta crashes out of Aegon Classic in Birmingham
CoCo Vandeweghe v Johanna Konta 6-1 6-3

Lacklustre Johanna Konta crashes out of Aegon Classic in Birmingham

Johanna Konta once again failed to progress beyond the second round of the Aegon Classic on Thursday, as American CoCo Vandeweghe caused an upset for the Brit.

Svitolina pondering missing Wimbledon with foot injury after Birmingham defeat
Camila Giorgi v Elina Svitolina 6-4 4-6 6-2

Svitolina pondering missing Wimbledon with foot injury after Birmingham defeat

Elina Svitolina may skip Wimbledon because of a foot problem after she was knocked out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham by Camila Giorgi on Thursday.

Roger Federer progresses to quarters after straight set victory over Mischa Zverev in Halle
Roger Federer v Mischa Zverev 7-6(4) 6-4

Roger Federer progresses to quarters after straight set victory over Mischa Zverev in Halle

Roger Federer's Wimbledon plans looked to be back on course on Thursday after a straight sets 7-6(4) 6-4 victory over Mischa Zverev at the Halle Open.

Kvitova thorugh to quarters in straight sets win
Petra Kvitova v Naomi Broady 6-2 6-2

Kvitova thorugh to quarters in straight sets win

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova continued her comeback with a 6-2 6-2 win over British wildcard Naomi Broady at the Aegon Classic on Wednesday.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga falls as Queen’s shocks continue
Gilles Muller v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-4

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga falls as Queen’s shocks continue

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the latest high-profile casualty at Queen’s as the fifth seed lost in straight sets to Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller in the second round.

Zverev beats Kohlschreiber to reach Halle quarter-finals
Alexander Zverev v Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 6-4

Zverev beats Kohlschreiber to reach Halle quarter-finals

Alexander Zverev continued his strong run of form ahead of Wimbledon by beating Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Gerry Weber Open.

Robin Haase stuns second seed Thiem to reach Halle last eight
Robin Haase v Dominic Thiem 6-3 7-6(7)

Robin Haase stuns second seed Thiem to reach Halle last eight

Dutchman Robin Haase shocked second seed Dominic Thiem 6-3 7-6(7) on Wednesday to reach the Halle Open quarter-finals and leave the Wimbledon warmup event without one of its biggest attractions.

Andy Murray stunned by world number 90 Jordan Thompson in huge Queen's Club shock
Jordan Thompson v Andy Murray 7-6(4) 6-2

Andy Murray stunned by world number 90 Jordan Thompson in huge Queen's Club shock

World number one Andy Murray produced a poor peformance in slumping to a 6-7 2-6 defeat to world number 90 Jordan Thompson in the first round of Queen's Club.

Second seed Stanislas Wawrinka loses to Feliciano Lopez in Queen's first round
Feliciano Lopez v Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 7-5

Second seed Stanislas Wawrinka loses to Feliciano Lopez in Queen's first round

Second seed Stanislas Wawrinka was shocked 7-6 7-5 by evergreen Spaniard Feliciano López in the Aegon Championship first round at Queen’s Club on Tuesday.

Thanasi Kokkinakis stuns Milos Raonic in straight sets at Queen's
Thanasi Kokkinakis v Milos Raonic 7-6(5) 7-6(8)

Thanasi Kokkinakis stuns Milos Raonic in straight sets at Queen's

Australian 21-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis stunned Milos Raonic in straight sets in the Aegon Championship at Queen’s on Tuesday.

Johanna Konta recovers from wobble to beat Lesia Tsurenko in Aegon Classic
Johanna Konta v Lesia Tsurenko 6-3 7-6 (8/6)

Johanna Konta recovers from wobble to beat Lesia Tsurenko in Aegon Classic

Johanna Konta recovered from a second-set wobble to beat Lesia Tsurenko in the opening round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

Petra Kvitova's comeback continues with win over Tereza Smitkova in Birmingham
Petra Kvitova v Tereza Smitkova 6-2 6-3

Petra Kvitova's comeback continues with win over Tereza Smitkova in Birmingham

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova made a winning return to grass court tennis with a 6-2 6-3 win over Czech compatriot Tereza Smitkova in Birmingham.

Imperious Roger Federer destroys Sugita in 52 minutes
Roger Federer v Yuichi Sugita 6-3 6-1

Imperious Roger Federer destroys Sugita in 52 minutes

Roger Federer showed signs of peak form with a clinical 6-3 6-1 win over Japan's world number 66 YЕ«ichi Sugita in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.

Richard Gasquet beats compatriot Gael Monfils in Halle
Richard Gasquet v Gael Monfils 3-6 6-4 6-3

Richard Gasquet beats compatriot Gael Monfils in Halle

Richard Gasquet won the battle of the Frenchman in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open to eliminate Gael Monfils in Halle.

Nick Kyrgios forced to retire at Queen's as injury threatens Wimbledon bid
Donald Young v Nick Kyrgios 7-6(3) 0-0 (Kyrgios retired)

Nick Kyrgios forced to retire at Queen's as injury threatens Wimbledon bid

Nick Kyrgios faces a race against time to be fit for Wimbledon with a nasty fall forcing him to retire after losing the first set to Donald Young at Queen's Club.

Johanna Konta denied first UK title as world number 70 Donna Vekic wins Nottingham final
Donna Vekic v Johanna Konta 2-6 7-6 7-5

Johanna Konta denied first UK title as world number 70 Donna Vekic wins Nottingham final

British number one Johanna Konta must wait for her first WTA title on home soil after she lost 6-2 6-7 (3) 5-7 to Croatia's world number 70 Donna Vekic in the Aegon Open final in Nottingham.

Ivo Karlovic serves 12,000th ace but Gilles Muller wins landmark battle
Gilles Muller v Ivo Karlovic 7-6(5) 7-6(4)

Ivo Karlovic serves 12,000th ace but Gilles Muller wins landmark battle

Luxembourg's Gilles Muller out-aced the record-breaking Ivo Karlovic in a landmark battle of the big-serving veterans to lift the grasscourt title in Den Bosch on Sunday.

Lucas Pouille beats Feliciano Lopez in three sets to win Stuttgart title
Lucas Pouille v Feliciano Lopez 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4

Lucas Pouille beats Feliciano Lopez in three sets to win Stuttgart title

Big-serving world number 16 Lucas Pouille tuned up for Wimbledon by muscling past Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4 in just over two hours on Sunday to win the Stuttgart Open.

Anett Kontaveit wins first title in Den Bosch
Anett Kontaveit v Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2 6-3

Anett Kontaveit wins first title in Den Bosch

Estonia's Anett Kontaveit, one of the rising talents of the women's game, won her first tour title in the Wimbledon warm-up tournament at Den Bosch in the Netherlands on Sunday, beating Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2 6-3.

Andy Murray faces Aljaz Bedene in first round at Queen's
Aegon Championships news

Andy Murray faces Aljaz Bedene in first round at Queen's

Andy Murray will start the defence of his Queen's Club title with a first-round tie against fellow Brit Aljaz Bedene.

Feliciano Lopez to face Lucas Pouille in Stuttgart final
Feliciano Lopez v Mischa Zverev 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 7-5

Feliciano Lopez to face Lucas Pouille in Stuttgart final

Spaniard Feliciano Lopez reached his first final in almost a year when he beat local favourite Mischa Zverev 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 7-5 in the battle of the southpaws on Saturday to book a spot in the Stuttgart Open final.

Johanna Konta beats Magdalena Rybarikova to seal place in Aegon Open final in Nottingham
Johanna Konta v Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2 7-5

Johanna Konta beats Magdalena Rybarikova to seal place in Aegon Open final in Nottingham

Home favourite Johanna Konta sealed her place in the final of the Aegon Open in Nottingham with a 6-2 7-5 win over Magdalena Rybarikova.

Simona Halep pulls out of Birmingham event with ankle injury
WTA Birmingham

Simona Halep pulls out of Birmingham event with ankle injury

World number two Simona Halep has withdrawn from next week's Aegon Classic in Birmingham due to a right ankle injury, organisers said on Thursday.

Second seed Grigor Dimitrov crashes out of Stuttgart Open
Jerzy Janowicz v Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4) 6-3

Second seed Grigor Dimitrov crashes out of Stuttgart Open

Second seed Grigor Dimitrov slumped to a 7-6 (4) 6-3 loss to world number 155 Jerzy Janowicz at the Stuttgart Open on Thursday, with the Pole booking a surprise quarter-final spot.

Marin Cilic battles past Janko Tipsarevic in Den Bosch
Marin Cilic v Janko Tipsarevic 6-7(6) 6-2 6-4

Marin Cilic battles past Janko Tipsarevic in Den Bosch

Marin Cilic launched his grasscourt campaign when he survived a tricky opener against Janko Tipsarevic at the Den Bosch Open on Thursday, blasting down 17 aces in a 6-7(6) 6-2 6-4 victory.

Johanna Konta powers to straight sets victory over Yanina Wickmayer in Nottingham
Johanna Konta v Yanina Wickmayer

Johanna Konta powers to straight sets victory over Yanina Wickmayer in Nottingham

Jo Konta made light work of Yanina Wickmayer in the round of 16 at the Aegon Open in Nottingham on Thursday.

Roger Federer beaten by Tommy Haas in first game back
Tommy Haas v Roger Federer

Roger Federer beaten by Tommy Haas in first game back

Roger Federer's return to competitive tennis after a ten-week absence ended in a disappointing defeat to 39-year-old Tommy Haas at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

Tommy Haas sets up clash with Roger Federer at Mercedes Cup
Tommy Haas v Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 4-6 7-5

Tommy Haas sets up clash with Roger Federer at Mercedes Cup

Veteran Tommy Haas secured a second-round Mercedes Cup clash against top seed Roger Federer with victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert in Stuttgart.