Tennis news today: Nick Kyrgios reaches first semifinal on clay since 2016, Venus Williams launches new collection with GhostBed | 9 April 2022

Nick Kyrgios (L) and Venus Williams.
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Venus Williams.

Australian Open doubles champion Nick Kyrgios has reached his first semifinal on clay in almost six years. The Australian will take on Reilly Opelka in the last four in Houston.

Meanwhile, Venus Williams has kept herself busy with various business ventures during her time away from tennis and the former World No. 1 has news about her latest one.

In other news, Kveta Peschke has retired after 29 years on the WTA tour. A doubles specialist, she won the title at Wimbledon and reached the top of the rankings as well.

The Monte-Carlo Masters draw has been revealed, with plenty of exciting matches lined up right from the start. Here's a round-up of the day's headlines:

Nick Kyrgios reaches last four at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

Nick Kyrgios reached the semifinals in Houston after Michael Mmoh withdrew from their match due to an injury. The last time the Australian advanced to the last four on clay was at the Estoril Open in 2016.

Kyrgios will take on Reilly Opelka for a spot in the final. He hasn't reached the title round of a tournament in singles since winning the 2019 Washington Open. If he manages to beat Opelka, Kyrgios will face the winner of the clash between John Isner and Cristian Garin.

Venus Williams launches new collection with GhostBed

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams hasn't competed in months. But the American has used her time away from tennis fruitfully, launching a collection with GhostBed, a luxury mattress and bed maker.

"Get ready for better sleep, faster recovery and exceptional mornings. Venus Williams Collection by @ghostbed"

Williams and Ghostbed announced their partnership in October 2021. While the initial collection is restricted to mattresses only, it's set to expand to include home furnishing in due course.

Also Check Out :-Venus Williams Net worth

Kveta Peschke retires after 29 years on tour

Czech player Kveta Peschke has hung up her racquet for good after almost three decades on the tour. She mainly competed in doubles events, though she notched up a few significant results in singles as well. She played her final match alongside Tereza Mihalikova at the Charleston Open, bowing out in the round of 16.

Peschke won the doubles title at Wimbledon in 2011 and claimed the World No. 1 ranking as well. She won 36 titles in doubles and one in singles. The 46-year old won her most recent title at the 2021 Chicago Classic.

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz set for a potential quarter-final clash at the Monte-Carlo Masters

The 2022 Monte-Carlo Masters draw is out, with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic headlining the field. The Serb is on course for a blockbuster quarter-final showdown with teen star Carlos Alcaraz.

Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas and World No. 3 Alexander Zverev were drawn in the same half, along with Jannik Sinner. Some prominent first-round matches include:

Diego Schwartzman vs Karen Khachanov;

Hubert Hurkacz vs Gael Monfils;

Marin Cilic vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga;

Jannik Sinner vs Borna Coric.

Ons Jabeur and Belinda Bencic headline Charleston Open semifinals

Fourth seed Ons Jabeur eased past Anhelina Kalinina in straight sets to make the semifinals in Charleston. She's set to square off against Amanda Anisimova next.

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Belinda Bencic, on the other hand, had to fight hard to book her spot in the final four. The Swiss knocked out second seed Paula Badosa in three sets to reach the semifinals, where she'll take on Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Edited by Anantaajith Ra


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