Kim Clijsters’ lay-off has been procrastinated due to a niggling injury that has kept her off action for long.
Nadal emerged triumphant that day, winning in five sets in a four-hour 48-minute epic of fluctuating fortunes that stretched out over seven hours because of constant, momentum-shifting rain interruptions.
Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer reached the last-32 of a Grand Slam for the 70th time as he disposed of British wild card Jay Clarke 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal swept past Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to advance to his first final on clay this season at the Italian Open on Saturday. The eight-time Rome winner had been stunned by Tsitsipas, seeded eighth, in the semi-finals at the Madrid Open last weekend.
Bulgaria, Chile, Poland, Uruguay, Moldova and Norway were the final six teams announced on Thursday for the ATP Cup in Australia -- the new world tennis team event.
Hot on the heels of a sobering T20 loss in the just-concluded T20 series, touring side Bangladesh found themselves in dire straits against hosts India at the end of play on the first day
Italian Matteo Berrettini made ATP Finals history on Thursday with a consolation win over Austria’s Dominic Thiem in London. In the day’s early match in Group Bjorn Borg, which was a dead rubber,