Olga Danilovic wins Nordea Open

The Serbian Olga Danilovic started the tournament with 0-6 but finished all the better when, after 2 hours and 27 minutes, she clenched her fist after the match ball. A match that went to a decisive set where Olga quickly went to a 3-0 lead but Emma Navarro fought to stay in the match. When […]

ATP Main Draw Set

The draw for the Nordea Open ATP is out and we are looking forward to world class tennis in Båstad next week. Two Argentinian Båstad finalists, Sebastian Baez and Federico Coria, meet in the first round and the winner faces the winner in the all-Swedish match where Elias Ymer meets Leo Borg. Dragos Madaras is […]

Danilovic downs Putintseva for final spot in Båstad

Olga Danilovic has impressed during the week in Båstad and is chasing her second title on the WTA tour. In the semifinals, second-seeded Yulia Putintseva, from Kazakhstan, was the opposition and a match that went to three sets. After 2 hours and 9 minutes, Danilovic of Serbia clinched her fist as she will play Saturday’s […]

Navarro to play final in Båstad

First-seeded American Emma Navarro won the all-American semifinal against Louisa Chirico 6-4 6-4. Heavy groundstrokes and taking charge on the important points paved the way for Navarro, who is now playing her first final on the WTA tour.

Putintseva declines Bolsova spot in the semi-finals

In the third quarter-final of the day, second-seed Yulia Putintseva, of Khazakstan, played Spain’s Aliona Bolsova, who got off to a strong start on center court. Putintseva seemed concerned with her game, and found herself at a disadvantage from the start. Bolsova played confident tennis, which frustrated Putintseva. The Spaniard took her chances and played […]

Navarro setting up all American semi-final

The American Emma Navarro was pitted against the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek in the first quarter-final of the day. The first-seeded Navarro got off to a dream start and served home the first set 6-0. Navarro had a much easier first set than in yesterday’s match against Sweden’s second-ranked Björklund, where Navarro managed to win in […]

Sweet revenge for Navarro

After the rain delay, Mirjam Björklund and Emma Navarro were finally able to start when the sun came out in the afternoon here in Båstad. The top-seeded American seemed hungry for revenge after losing the final a few weeks ago in the 100k event in Ilkley, England. Björklund raised the level considerably after a few […]

Björklund dismissed Cabaj Awad

In Tuesday’s first all-Swedish match in singles, Sweden’s number two Mirjam Björklund met Sweden’s number five Jacqueline Cabaj Awad on the center court in Båstad. In bright sunshine and with Swedish support in the audience, Björklund took a stable lead with 4-0 in the first set. Cabaj Awad played himself up at the end of […]

Putintseva preassured by Zaar

Second-seeded Yulia Putintseva is ready for the second round in Båstad after a win against Lisa Zaar. Putintseva, who didn’t seem to be enjoying herself on court today, didn’t get it going early in the first set where Zaar read the game and hung in well to lead 3-2. There, however, came the turning point […]