Eva Lys Triumphs In Istanbul

STARNBERG, November 2, 2021 German teenager Eva Lys captured her second title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, lifting the trophy of the Republican Girls W25 hard-court tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. The 19-year-old upset top seed and World No. 252 […]

Cirstea Wins Istanbul With Patience And Maturity

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON, April 26, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The wise maxim “patience is a virtue” can be traced back to the 14th century, long before tennis was around. Yet, it’s simplicity is something which Sorana Cirstea can appreciate. Until Sunday, the […]

Cirstea, Mertens Battle Weather, Reach Istanbul Final

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON, April 25, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Top seed Elise Mertens battled her foe Veronika Kudermetova for a berth in the WTA 250-series TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship Istanbul singles final – and won 6-1, 6-4 – on Saturday afternoon. […]

Istanbul Showcasing Mertens And Kudermetova

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON, April 24, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) No. 1 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium and No. 3 seed Veronika Kudermetova of Russia, who coincidentally are partnered this week in doubles, will meet in Saturday’s singles semifinals of the TEB BNP […]

Humbert Hoists Istanbul Challenger Trophy

ISTANBUL, September 15, 2019 Top seed Ugo Humbert is the champion of the American Express Istanbul Challenger TED Open. The World No. 72 from France defeated fifth favourite Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2 in Sunday’s singles final of the […]

Moutet Victorious In All-French Final At Istanbul Challenger

ISTANBUL, September 17, 2018 19-year-old Corentin Moutet clinched the title of the American Express Istanbul Challenger. The No. 2 seed emerged victorious from an all-French singles final of the $75,000 ATP Challenger hard-court event on Sunday. Moutet beat Quentin Halys 6-3, […]

Jaziri Defends Istanbul Challenger Title

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2017 (by Michael Dickens) A year ago, geopolitical progress and acceptance – not points and money – were the focus of the American Express Istanbul Challenger final when Malek Jaziri of Tunisia, the No. 1 Arab player in the […]

Heyman Is The Last Champion On The ITF Future Circuit 2015

ANTALYA, December 27, 2015 Christopher Heyman is the last champion on the ITF Future Circuit 2015. The 22-year-old Belgian captured his second title of the season, winning the final of the US-$10,000 GD Tennis Futures in Antalya, the series’ 52nd […]