Sister act

20-year-old Italian sixth seed and world No357 Evelyn Mayr won last week’s Albufeira Ladies Open, one of three International Tennis Federation satellite events being held in the Algarve in February. Her younger sister Julia had been victorious in Vale do Lobo the previous week, but neither are taking part in the current Portimão Tivoli Open for which former Portuguese champion Frederica Piedade is also a late withdrawal.