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The British No 1 had said any suggestion of burnout in her busy grass-court schedule should be judged as a positive sign her tennis is going well ahead of Wimbledon, and she has taken the first step
World number one Andy Murray will have a new opponent for the opening match of his title defence at the Queen's Club Championship on Tuesday after fellow Briton Aljaz Bedene withdrew.
A winner of three WTA titles, the 26-year-old Austrian has called time on her career for now but says she intends to return to the tour next year. She revealed the news on her Instagram account.
MIKE DICKSON: If the world No 1 were to win a sixth title at London’s Queen’s Club – only two miles away from the site of the tragedy – it would mean a £350,000 boost to the relief effort.
Andy Murray's fourth successive French Open semi-final can well and truly be a seasonal turning point in his bid for a third Wimbledon crown, according to former British No 1 Tim Henman.
Johanna Konta brushed off worries about overplaying ahead of Wimbledon as she prepared for her second tournament of the grass-court season.
Andy Murray believes he is on the road to recovering top form as the British No 1 begins his hunt for a record sixth title at the Aegon Championships on Tuesday.
ADAM CRAFTON: Willis ranked 772nd in the world, on the brink of walking away from the sport until he met a girl named Jennifer at an Ellie Goulding concert who convinced him to carry on.
Asked how he would be spending the next few days after his injury withdrawal from the Aegon Championships, Nick Kyrgios gave a three-word answer. ‘Dog and Fox,’ he replied.
Naomi Broady beat the rain and complaints about failing light last night to pull off one of her finest wins, triumphing 7-6, 6-0 over Alize Cornet at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.
Watson is out in the first round of the Aegon Classic, just as she was in Nottingham, but she showed mental strength and a good array of shots before succumbing to the world No 5.
Shapovalov was defaulted from his previous Davis Cup meeting with Edmund in February after lashing a ball into the eye of umpire Arnaud Gabas, but this time prevailed 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-4.
Nick Kyrgios retired with an injury after losing the opening set 7-6 (3) to Donald Young in the first round at Queen's on Monday, the latest setback for the Australian player.
Andy Murray knows that victory at Queen's would be the perfect foundation to his title defence at Wimbledon and the world No 1 was pictured putting the finishing touches to his preparation.
After his comeback was cut short by Tommy Haas in Stuttgart last week, Roger Federer is eager to get a win under his belt in the opening round of the Gerry Weber Open.
MIKE DICKSON: It is the pair's second title this year after February's success in Acapulco, Mexico, and a 25th tour-level championship victory for Soares.
MIKE DICKSON: The last time Kyle Edmund played Denis Shapovalov, the Canadian ended up nearly blinding the umpire in a fit of rage. They now meet again at Queen's Club.
MIKE DICKSON: The outspoken American says it is 'amazing' that Murray ever reached world No 1, with his status in that position coming under pressure over the next four weeks.
KIERAN GILL: The wait for the first grass-court title of her career continues for Johanna Konta. As does the wait for a British woman to win a home WTA title on grass since Virginia Wade in 1975.
The German is also unsure whether she will be able to play at Eastbourne next week due to problems with the left hamstring strain which forced her to retire during a match in Madrid.