Tennis: While the world top players continue their Wimbledon prep, Boris Becker gets into legal straits in London over a disputed debt and British pro Dan Evans has to deal with a drug positive.
By Andrea Leand, PSN analyst
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- Former world No.1 Boris Becker was declared bankrupt in a London court over a 2-year-old disputed debt. Becker had sought to have the hearing postponed, but his request was rejected.
- Andre Agassi will continue to work with Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, set to arrive in London this weekend to fine-tune the Serb’s preparation.
- British pro Dan Evans has been placed on provisional suspension after testing positive for cocaine in Barcelona earlier this year.
ATP TOUR: Gerry Weber Open
Final: Roger Federer def. Alexander Zverev, 6-1, 6-3
- Federer wins his ninth title in Halle and seals the No.3 seeding at Wimbledon.
ATP TOUR: Aegon Championships
Final: Feliciano Lopez def. Marin Cilic, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8)
- The tournament lost its top three seeds in the first round when Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic all were upset.
- Lopez, 35, outmaneuvered Wawrinka (first round), Tomas Berdych (quarterfinals), Grigor Dimitrov (semifinals) and survived a match point in the final to edge his Croation foe for his first title at the Queen’s Club.
WTA TOUR: Aegon Classic Birmingham
Final: Petra Kvitova def. Ashy Barty, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
- Just seven months after a knife attack left Kvitova with a career-threatening hand injury, the two-time Wimbledon champion never dropped a set on the way to her 19th career title. “I didn’t expect this in my second tournament after my comeback,” she said. “So yeah, I think it’s kind of a fairy tale.”
WTA TOUR: Mallorca Open
Final: Anastasija Sevastova def. Julia Gorges, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
- Sevastova, a Latvia native, captured her first title since 2010 to rise to No.19 in the world rankings.
- In her return from maternity leave, former No.1 Victoria Azarenka fell to Ana Konjuh in the second round.
- Catherine Bellis reached the semifinals and climbed to a career-best ranking of No. 40.