World number 70 Vekic shocks Konta to win Nottingham Open

Croatia’s Donna Vekic shocked British number one Johanna Konta to win the Nottingham Open final. The world number 70 came recovered from a disappointing first set to win 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 in temperatures of 30C. Konta, 26, looked on course for her first grass title on home soil, but struggled with Vekic’s baseline hitting…

French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko shocks Caroline Wozniacki

Unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko became the first teenager to reach the French Open women’s semi-finals since 2007 with a shock win against former world number one Caroline Wozniacki. The 19-year-old lost the first five games of her first major quarter-final before going on to win 4-6 6-2 6-2. She will play Swiss 30th seed Timea…

Pavlyuchenkova shocks Kerber to win Monterrey Open

Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova shocked world number one Angelique Kerber to win her fourth Monterrey Open title in Mexico. The world number 16 won 6-4 2-6 6-1 to secure the ninth title of her career. Pavlyuchenkova, 25, took the opening set with the only break and, after Kerber levelled, raced into a 5-0 lead in the…

Mexican Open: Sam Querrey shocks Rafael Nadal to win title

American Sam Querrey claimed the biggest title of his career after defeating Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the final of the Mexican Open. The world number 40 won 6-3 7-6 (7-3) against the second seed, who was chasing his 70th career title. The Spaniard had reached the final without dropping a set but he…

Non-league Lincoln exceed 'wildest dreams' on day of FA Cup shocks

Media playback is not supported on this device Lincoln boss Danny Cowley said guiding the Imps to the fifth round of the FA Cup was “beyond my wildest dreams”, as the non-league side once again stole the headlines on a day of high drama. Lincoln’s 3-1 win over Championship leaders Brighton was just one chapter…