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 on: Today at 07:02 PM 
Started by amongsttheleaves - Last post by amongsttheleaves
Good fight from Jo in the first set. Particularly fending off a lot of break points in a game that went on for thirteen minutes, or maybe a bit longer. Pavs had a hip issue in the second set and Jo was untroubled, winning 7-6 6-2. Jo will face Kasatkina in the second round.

 on: Today at 06:14 PM 
Started by ATS - Last post by Tonedial


Cameron Norrie lost his final qualifying match against JP Smith on Sunday; however, he will now take the main draw spot left by Nick Kyrgios, who is out due to an elbow injury.

The 22-year-old Cameron Norrie, who has been dominant on the Challenger circuits since Wimbledon 2017 (three titles- Binghamton, Tiburon, Stockton) is yet to produce similar results in 2018. Defeating Roberto Bautista-Agut in the Davis Cup (on clay) and making the quarterfinals at Noumea Challenger (lost to Kenny de Schepper) is his best result so far this season.

The South African-born Brit failed in the qualifying stages at the Australian Open, lost his first-round match at Newport Beach challenger (direct entrant), lost in the qualifying stages last week at the New York Open (lost to Liam Broady) and once again he failed in the qualifying stages here at Delray Beach but fortunately, he will take up the lucky loser spot and make his main draw debut in this tournament. Norrie's W/L record in 2018 stands at 5/6.

Hyeon Chung
is yet to play a match since retiring from his Australian Open semifinal match against the eventual Champion Roger Federer. The Korean was expected to play at the New York Open last week, but he decided to withdraw from the event due to a blister injury (bottom of the foot).

Hyeon Chung finished his 2017 season winning the inaugural edition of ATP Next Finals in Milan and looks to have started the new season with the same momentum, by reaching the quarterfinals at Auckland and semifinals at the Australian Open.

This will be the first meeting between these two players. Chung entered Delray Beach in 2017 but failed to win his final qualifying match (lost to Coppejans). Cameron Norrie will fancy his chances against the World #30, who is still recovering from the injury.

 on: Today at 05:38 PM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Tonedial
approach tentatively from

 on: Today at 04:37 PM 
Started by amongsttheleaves - Last post by Tonedial

‚Äč‚ÄčAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova has not played a whole lot of matches in Dubai over past few years. She wasn't able to get past the first round of this tournament since 2011, which was also the last time she won a match here in the qualifying rounds. Pavlyuchenkova's best result here is progressing to the quarterfinals which she achieved eight years ago in 2010 when the 18-year-old Russian was ranked #38 in the world.

Pavlyuchenkova has won just one match in 2018, the first round in the Australian Open which was followed by three straight set defeats, to Bondarenko, Makarova, and Cibulkova. The Russian, currently ranked #22 in the world, has quite a lot of points to defend in the next few weeks, a quarterfinal in Indian Wells and title defense in Monterrey and Rabat.

Johanna Konta's winning run (5) from the Fed Cup to Doha last week was stopped when she lost to Angelique Kerber. After taking the first set, Konta vanished from the scene, allowing Kerber to take the match (1-6 6-3 6-1).

Konta was granted the wildcard a day before the draw was made and she is now seeded #7 in the main draw. This is Konta's first-ever appearance in Dubai as well. After not having the best Australian Open (lost to Bernarda Pera), she will look to gain some confidence here before her Miami Open title defense next month.

Konta and Pavlyuchenkova have never met before. Although Pavlyuchenkova is a formidable opponent for a first round, her recent results in 2018 and record at Dubai, gives the Brit #1 an edge

 on: Today at 04:06 PM 
Started by Sara - Last post by Tonedial
...Four Rabbits Utilized Strange Technology...  Result: " ...A Tragedy In Orford Ness..."

NEW WORD: disrupted

 on: Today at 11:55 AM 
Started by amongsttheleaves - Last post by Tamaragl
Jo vs Pavs at approx 4.30/5pm GMT today.
Thanks for the info, ATL.  Now that I've sprung for WTA tennis I'll actually be able to watch!

 on: Today at 09:28 AM 
Started by Elly - Last post by ChrisMac
Sheila Take A Bow......The Smiths

 on: Today at 09:26 AM 
Started by MurrayRocks!! - Last post by ChrisMac
X-Ray Spex

 on: Today at 09:25 AM 
Started by Mark - Last post by ChrisMac

 on: Today at 09:24 AM 
Started by Shooting Star - Last post by ChrisMac
Viktor Troicki

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