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Svitolina overwhelms Halep to win Italian Open

Elina Svitolina thrashed world number one Simona Halep 6-0 6-4 to win a second consecutive Italian Open. In a rematch of last year’s final, the Ukrainian dominated from the start in Rome and took the first set without losing a ...

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Nadal survives Zverev comeback to win eighth Italian Open

Rafael Nadal survived a stunning fightback from Alexander Zverev to win a record eighth Italian Open. Nadal cruised to the first set before defending champion Zverev won nine of the next 11 games to take the second set 6-1 and ...

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Halep beats Sharapova to reach Italian Open final

World number one Simona Halep battled past Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 to set up a repeat of last year’s Italian Open final against defending champion Elina Svitolina. Halep, whose only other title this year came in January, fell behind ...

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Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Italian Open final

Rafael Nadal came out on top in a captivating Italian Open semi-final against long-term rival Novak Djokovic as he won 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in Rome. A gruelling contest was full of heavy-hitting and dramatic points, with Nadal edging the first ...

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Italian Open: Maria Sharapova to play Simon Halep in semi-finals

Former world number one Maria Sharapova reached the Italian Open semi-finals after fighting back to beat reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Sharapova, 31, won 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 7-5 against the 20-year-old Latvian, taking her third match point to end ...

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Italian Open: Rafael Nadal to play Novak Djokovic in Rome

Rafael Nadal reached his first Italian Open semi-final since 2014 with a hard-fought victory against home player Fabio Fognini in Rome. The Spanish world number two won 4-6 6-1 6-2 to set up a last-four clash with Novak Djokovic, who ...

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Italian Open: Johanna Konta loses to Jelena Ostapenko in Rome

British number one Johanna Konta was knocked out of the Italian Open on her 27th birthday by French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Latvian fifth seed Ostapenko, 20, recovered from losing the first set to win the last-16 match 2-6 6-3 ...

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Italian Open: Kyle Edmund loses to Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin Del Potro injured, Rafael Nadal wins

British number one Kyle Edmund saved seven match points before eventually losing to rising German star Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open last 16. Edmund, who moved into the world’s top 20 this week, lost 7-5 7-6 (13-11) to the ...

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Irish Open: Lahinch links to host event in 2019

The Lahinch club in County Clare will stage the Irish Open for the first time next year. Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will host the event at the links course on 4-7 July. The hosting role will be rotated ...

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Italian Open: Johanna Konta beats Hsieh Su-wei to set up meeting with Jelena Ostapenko

Johanna Konta will face French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third round of the Italian Open after beating Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei in straight sets. The British number one needed 65 minutes to post an assertive 6-0 6-4 victory in ...

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