France clinch Davis Cup victory

Tweet Lucas Pouille claimed the fifth and decisive rubber as France lifted their tenth Davis Cup title in front of home support in Lille. Yannick Noah captained his side to victory against a talented Belgium team to win their first title since 2001. The first day’s play was even, with each country’s number one winning comfortably. France 🇫🇷 wins the #DavisCup!@la_pouille defeats Steve Darcis 63 61 60 to clinch a 10th title for the French 🏆 🎉🏆 🎉 🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 🎉🏆 pic.twitter.com/LtOw8jvNFW — Davis Cup…

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Knoxville Challenger – Day 3

Tweet Day 3 of the Knoxville Challenger was disappointing for the British players involved who were looking to get into the quarter finals. First on court was Alex Ward who faced former world number 68 Tim Smyczek, famed for taking Rafael Nadal to five sets at the 2015 Australian Open. Unfortunately, this was a level too high for Ward who fell in straight sets 6-4 6-2. Next up was Liam Broady who had looked in good form in his first-round match against Luis Valero. Sadly for the home supporters the…

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Knoxville Challenger 2017 – Day 2

Tweet Day two of the Knoxville Challenger saw first round matches completed with mixed results for the three British players in action. Qualifier Alex Ward was on court against wildcard Ronnie Schneider. He made an excellent start, breaking the 23-year-old early in the first set before taking it 6-3. Ward has had a good year after recovering from injury at the start, to making the Wimbledon main draw going through three qualifying matches. He had a slight test in the second set but ultimately had too much for his opponent,…

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Chelsea leaping towards quarter finals

Tweet Chelasea 3 Rosengard 0 Chelsea Ladies made a huge step towards the quarter finals of the Champions League following a win over Swedish side Rosengard. The first half was a dominant display with Chelsea creating chance after chance, constantly testing an uncertain Rosengard defence. Their keeper Zerica Musovic had several nervous moments, as she was constantly under treat. The visiting side saw only one chance in the first half, but Crystal Dunn cleared the ball off the line. The deadlock was finally broken when England’s striker Fran Kirby cut…

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Knoxville Challenger 2017 – Day 1

Tweet Four British players are competing in the Knoxville Challenger part of ATP’s Challenger Tour. The first day saw British number six Liam Broady take the court in his first round match. The world number 168 faced Colombian wildcarder Luis Valero. Broady has been in good form this year, defeating world number 28 Adrian Mannarino en-route to the quarter-final of the World Tour event in St. Petersburg. Valero’s lack of experience at this level proved to be vital as he lost 6-0 6-3 to Broady. His next opponent will be…

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Western Australia XI vs England – Ashes warm-up match

Tweet   England made a good start to their tour of Australia with some impressive performances against Western Australia XI. England named a strong line-up with the likes of Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow all batting. Their opponents, in contrast named a young and experienced side with an average age of just 22. On day one, it was the experienced players who failed to perform with Cook out second ball and Root falling for 9. On the other hand the less experienced test players impressed with Mark Stoneman…

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