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Tennis: Kenin upsets Cornet to reach Hobart final

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Fed Cup – World Group Final – Czech Republic v United States – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic – November 11, 2018 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. celebrates during her match against Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova REUTERS/David W Cerny (Reuters) – Big-hitting American youngster Sofia Kenin reached her first WTA final when she stunned sixth seed Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4 at the Hobart International on Friday. In windy conditions, unseeded Kenin kept her composure to land 77 percent of her first-serves in play and broke her…

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Johanna Konta withdraws from Sydney and Heather Watson loses in Hobart

Johanna Konta withdrew from her qualifying match on Sunday after having the tour physio on court but then accepted a place in the main draw as a lucky loser and was due to face world number nine Kiki Bertens British number one Johanna Konta withdrew from the Sydney International for a second time in two days. The 27-year-old was due to play Kiki Bertens as a lucky loser in the first round on Monday, having retired from her second-round qualifying match with a neck injury on Sunday. No reason has…

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Johanna Konta retires from Sydney International as Heather Watson wins in Hobart

Johanna Konta (right) spoke with tour physio Belinda Smith before retiring British number one Johanna Konta is out of the Sydney International tournament after retiring from her second-round qualifying match. It is understood Konta suffered a neck injury, just a week before the Australian Open starts on 14 January. Konta called a halt to play 18 minutes into her match against Russian Ekatarina Alexandrova when 4-1 down. Compatriot Heather Watson reached the Hobart International main draw with a qualifying win over Isabelle Wallace. Watson, 26, the British number two and…

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Women’s Big Bash League: England captain Heather Knight makes unbeaten 82 on Hobart return

Heather Knight made her highest score (82 not out) in her 30th WBBL match Women’s Big Bash League, West Park Oval: Hobart Hurricanes 158-6 (20 overs): Knight 82, Sutherland 2-30 Melbourne Stars 159-5 (19.5 overs): Osborne 67, Du Preez 59 Melbourne Stars won by five wickets Scorecard England captain Heather Knight hit an unbeaten 82 off 55 balls on her Women’s Big Bash League return for the Hobart Hurricanes during a five-wicket defeat by the Melbourne Stars. Knight’s highest ever WBBL score included three sixes and nine fours. Knight captained…

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