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Top-Seeded Golubic of Switzerland Wins In Singles and Doubles At Central Coast Pro Tennis Open

Top-seeded in both singles and doubles, Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic continued her dominance in Templeton on Thursday as she was the only player in both events to advance on with two dominating victories at the Central Coast Tennis Pro Open.

The 24-year-old Golubic from Zurich – currently ranked No. 120 in the WTA World Tour rankings – defeated former University of Notre Dame graduate and USTA tournament wild card Quinn Gleason, 6-1, 6-1, and then teamed with countrywoman Amra Sadikovic to beat Madeleine Kobelt and Chanel Simmonds, 6-4, 6-1, to advance to Friday’s semifinals in doubles in the $60,000 USTA Women’s Pro Circuit event taking place at the Templeton Tennis Ranch. 

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Europe wins inaugural Laver Cup 15-9 as Federer battles back against Kyrgios

Dramatic to the end, the inaugural Laver Cup came down to the last – and arguably best – of the competition’s dozen matches as Roger Federer fought back to beat Nick c4-6 7-6(6) [11-9] and secure the first title for Team Europe.

The O₂ arena was a wall of noise as the most compelling singles showdown of the weekend delivered a high-wire act of a match, Kyrgios coming within a point of dragging Team World from 9-3 down at the start of the final day into the winner-takes-all doubles decider.

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Belgium defeat Australia 3-2 in Davis Cup semifinal

Belgium has defeated Australia 3-2 on day three of the Davis Cup semifinals. Belgium’s world No.12 David Goffin defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-4 to level the tie and secure his first win over the Australian in four meetings.

Captain Lleyton Hewitt called upon Jordan Thompson to take on Steve Darcis in the live fifth rubber. The Davis Cup veteran was too strong for the Sydneysider defeating the 22-year-old 6-4 7-5 6-2 to take the win and the tie.

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Draws announced for 2017 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup

The ITF has announced the draws for the 2017 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals, to be held in Budapest, Hungary on 19-24 September. Sixteen boys and 16 girls teams will take part in the competition.

Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, now in its 33rd year, is the ITF’s official team competition for players aged 16-and-under. A total of 180 teams from 102 nations participated took part in regional qualifying in 2017, with 15 boys and 15 girls teams joining hosts Hungary in the Finals.

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Former UCLA Star Karue Sell Beats Martin Redlicki To Win Claremont Club Pro Classic

Former UCLA star Karue Sell won his 13th consecutive match over 10 days in the city of Claremont on Sunday, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3, beating his one-time Bruin teammate Martin Redlicki in three sets in the final of the $15,000 USTA Men’s Pro Circuit Futures Claremont Club Pro Classic played at the Claremont Club.

Just like he did warming up with his doubles partner Deiton Baughman before he faced him in a Saturday semifinal, Sell warmed up against his final opponent and good friend Redlicki before the two squared off. 

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Canada beat India to earn 2018 Davis Cup World Group berth

The Canadian Davis Cup team’s spot in the elite 16-team World Group has been cemented for a seventh consecutive year following Denis Shapovalov’s 6-3, 7-6(1), 6-3 victory over Ramkumar Ramanathan of India on Sunday. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont. captured a straight-sets win to secure Canada’s triumph over India in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie at Edmonton’s Northland Coliseum. The final score for the weekend is 3-2 in Canada’s favour following a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 loss by Canada’s Brayden Schnur to Yuki Bhambri in the last match of the weekend.

Shapovalov, ranked world No. 51, exuded confidence from the beginning of his two hour and five minute battle against Indian No. 1 Ramanathan. A total of 23 of Shapovalov’s 30 winners came on the forehand, while his powerful serve was another impressive point of play, with his fastest serve clocking in at 213 km/h. In his third-ever Davis Cup tie, and first as the team’s No. 1 player, Shapovalov posted a 2-0 record.

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Unique format ensures three days of fierce Laver Cup competition

The inaugural Laver Cup will push the boundaries of tennis as we know it when the world’s best male players take to the court at the O₂ arena in Prague, Czech Republic from September 22-24, 2017.

The brand new three-day tournament features a unique format that will bring some of the sport’s fiercest rivals together in a team environment unlike anything seen before in world tennis. 

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