Shock defeat for Kerber in Rome

Svitolina wins Italian Open to claim fourth WTA Tour title of year

  • ontennis
  • 21 May 2017
  • 10:05

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina continued her brilliant season with a clinical 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 upset win over injury-hit Simona Halep in the Italian Open final on Sunday.

Svitolina advanced to her maiden Rome final on Saturday when Spanish semifinal opponent Garbine Muguruza, the French Open champion, retired injured as she trailed 4-1 to the big-hitting Ukrainian.

Zverev signals arrival, beats Djokovic to win Italian Open

  • ontennis
  • 21 May 2017
  • 10:05

Germany's Alexander Zverev stunned four-time Rome champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first Masters title on Sunday, confirming his status as a French Open dangerman.

The 20-year-old Zverev claimed his maiden Masters 1000 title after becoming the youngest player in a decade to reach a final at this level and will move to 10 in the world as a result of his impressive victory.

Halep cruises into Italian Open final, will face Svitolina

  • ontennis
  • 21 May 2017
  • 12:05

The sixth seed, a winner in Madrid last weekend for the second year in a row, will meet Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in Sunday's final.

The win was Halep's 12th on clay this season and she made sure of her first Rome final in an hour and 17 minutes at the Foro Italico, with the start delayed by half an hour due to overnight rain.

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