Second-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova recorded her second WTA Tour title of the season and third of her career on Sunday after posting a 7-6 (4), 6-0 win over top-seeded Jelena Ostapenko in the Hana Bank Korea Open final in Seoul.
Liudmila Samsonova of Russia extended a remarkable summer run by clinching her third title in two months after beating rising Chinese player Zheng Qinwen 7-5, 7-5 at the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.
A day after heading into retirement, Roger Federer was back on the Laver Cup sideline Saturday, offering coaching tips during a win by his Team Europe singles fill-in, Matteo Berrettini, and chatting with Novak Djokovic during his first match in months.
Rising teenager Zheng Qinwen continued her winning run at the Toray Pan Pacific tournament, beating the sole remaining seed Veronika Kudermetova. In the final, Zheng will face Liudmila Samsonova, who overcame Zhang Shuai in her semifinal match.
The Swiss legend’s biggest rival had only kind words to say after the duo’s doubles loss spelled the end of Federer’s career. There was likely not a dry eye inside The O2 Arena Roger Federer’s tennis career came to a close in the 2022 Laver Cup.
Tennis legend Roger Federer has played the final match of his storied career. On Friday, Federer stepped onto the court one last time, participating in the Laver Cup international tournament in London, England. After he and doubles partner Rafael Nadal fell to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, Federer took center stage.
Roger Federer's stellar career ended on a losing note early Saturday morning in London when Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe of Team World notched a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 1-0 (11-9) win over Federer and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe in a Laver Cup doubles match.
The debate on who the greatest tennis player of all time is has never been more prevalent than it is today. While it may have been Sampras, Borg, Aggassi or even John McEnroe himself that was at the forefront of the debate at one time, the arrival of Nadal, Federer and Djokovic changed men’s tennis forever.