Former world No 3 Elina Svitolina reached her first WTA final just a month after returning to the tour from maternity break.
Australia captain Meg Lanning will miss the upcoming Ashes series against England due to an injury. Alyssa Healy will stand-in as skipper in her absence.
Meanwhile, men’s world No 1 Carlos Alcaraz hopes to play in the men’s doubles event of the Paris 2024 Olympics with compatriot Rafael Nadal.
Here’s a look at the key stories from international sporting events through the day for 27 May, 2023:
Meg Lanning to miss Ashes
Australia captain Meg Lanning was on Saturday ruled out of the upcoming women’s Ashes series against England due to a “medical issue”, with Alyssa Healy to skipper the side.
The 31-year-old only returned to the team in January after a six-month break to “focus on myself”, days after winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in August.
On her return, she led Australia to victory at the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa and took Delhi Capitals to the final of the inaugural Women’s Premier League in India.
Cricket Australia said in a statement that Lanning would miss the upcoming tour to England “due to a medical issue which requires management from home”. No timeframe was given for her return….