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British tennis star Laura Robson is hoping to build on the success of winning her third title by teaming up with the coaching operation of renowned Swede Magnus Norman.
After a positive start Edmund fell 5-1 behind and Monteiro sealed the first set 6-2. Edmund recovered, though, battling to win the second set before taking six of the final seven games.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will decide this week whether she will make her comeback at the French Open. She hasn't played since being attacked by an intruder in December.
Caroline Wozniacki's French Open preparations suffered a hit as she was forced to retire at the Internationaux de Strasbourg. She was a set down to American Shelby Rogers at the time.
The 12-time Grand Slam champion has hit the milestone which now means the best five men's tennis players in the world are now older than 30 for the first time.
MIKE DICKSON: Parenthood has given another twist to women's tennis after Victoria Azarenka announced she will be returning in time for Wimbledon after giving birth last December.
Elina Svitolina completed a stunning comeback to win the Italian Open and claim a WTA Tour-leading fourth title of the year. The Ukrainian came from behind to beat world No 4 Simona Halep.
MIKE DICKSON: Andre Agassi is the man who famously claimed in his autobiography that he hated tennis, but perhaps now he has reconciled with the sport that made his name.
Alexander Zverev stunned world number two and four-time champion Novak Djokovic to lift the Italian Open title in Rome. The German claimed a 6-4 6-3 win and will now move into the world's top 10.
Laura Robson will surge back into the top 200 of the rankings after she won the ITF 60k Kurume tournament in Japan. The 23-year-old, playing at the level below the WTA, beat fellow Briton Katie Boulter.
The world No 2, who lost in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open to Rafael Nadal last week, beat Austrian Thiem 6-1, 6-0. He will play Alexander Zverev in the final on Sunday.
The Spaniard called her trainer and then a doctor 22 minutes into her semi-final with Svitolina leading 4-1 in Rome. It was her fourth retirement of the season after Miami, Brisbane and Dubai.
Fourth-ranked Simona Halep advanced to the Italian Open final and extended her clay-court winning streak to 10 matches with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Kiki Bertens on Saturday.
Four-time champion Djokovic picked up right where he left off in a rain-delayed quarterfinal against del Potro, closing out a 6-1, 6-4 win to set up a semifinal against Dominic Thiem.
The Swiss superstar is targeting his 19th Grand Slam title at the All England club in July and is putting all his energy into securing another Wimbledon title.
The Austrian won 6-4 6-3 on Friday against the 14-time Grand Slam tournament winner in Rome for only his second victory in six meetings between the two.
Laura Robson has faced many challenges during her career but the former British No 1 had to contend with a unique competitor in Rika Fujiwara on Thursday.
Maria Sharapova has announced she will not request a wildcard ahead of this summer's edition of Wimbledon. Sharapova was refused automatic entry to the French Open earlier this week
World No 2 Novak Djokovic expects Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray to lift their game at the French Open despite failing to make an impact so far in the clay court season.
MIKE DICKSON - EXCLUSIVE: Nastase, it turns out, has three lawyers fighting his suspension by the International Tennis Federation, including a human rights specialist.