Alyce Collett

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History beckons at Melbourne Park for first time finalists

NO matter which way the Australian Open Women’s Singles Final goes this weekend, there will be a brand new, first time champion at Melbourne Park. With first time Australian Open finalist Elena Rybakina and first time Grand Slam finalist Aryna Sabalenka winning through to this weekend’s decider, someone will create history at Rod Laver Arena. […]

Linette breaking ground in career progression

MAGDA Linette is a Grand Slam semi-finalist for the first time after reaching the final four of the Australian Open yesterday. The Pole is the last unseeded woman left in the tournament after she defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3 7-5. Pliskova’s serve really let her down, with seven double faults in the match compared to Linette’s […]

Katie Voly-nets her way into a new career chapter

AMERICAN qualifier Katie Volynets achieved arguably the win of her career yesterday at the Australian Open, defeating ninth seed Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Not only was it Volynets’ first time defeating a top 10 opponent, but the win also sees her into the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time. She […]

Rybakina creates history on biggest stage

Elena Rybakina has created history, becoming the first Grand Slam champion from Kazakhstan after she defeated Ons Jabeur to win the 2022 Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles title. The Tunisian actually won the first set 6-3, before Rybakina came back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-2 to take the title. Both players served the same […]

Djokovic into yet another final as Kyrgios given a free pass

THE Gentlemen’s Singles finalists for Wimbledon 2022 have been decided, with Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios to face off in the decider. Kyrgios had a much easier time making the decider than his more fancied opponent, with semi final opponent Rafael Nadal pulling out before their match due to injury. That left Djokovic up against […]

Jabeur and Rybakina set to clash for ultimate grassy glory

OVERNIGHT at Wimbledon saw the Semi Finals of the Ladies’ Singles, and we have our two finalists for the 2022 tournament. No matter what happens in the final, we will have a first time Grand Slam champion, as it was Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina who won through to the decider. Jabeur did not have […]

Not quite the Australia Day Aussie fans were hoping for at Wimbledon

THERE was an Australian feel to the singles action at Wimbledon overnight, as four Aussies were in action hoping to reach the quarter finals of their respective competitions. Unfortunately for Aussie fans it did not quite go to plan as only two Aussies made it through. One Aussie that did made it through was Ajla […]

The seeds continue to fall at Wimbledon

OVER in the Ladies’ Singles draw at Wimbledon 2022, the surprise results continued to come. 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko was the latest of the seeds to fall, losing to world 103 Tatjana Maria. It was an epic tussle between the pair, the score line ultimately finishing 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 in favour of the German. Maria […]

Number 22 brings a sense of déjà vu from Nadal

SUPERSTAR Rafael Nadal is back on top of the clay court podium, after defeating Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 to take his 14th French Open crown and 22nd Grand Slam Title. In his first Grand Slam final, Ruud showed patches of resistance but was ultimately no match for Nadal. Nadal jumped to a 2-0 lead […]

Rafa wins latest edition of classic battle

DAY 10 of the 2022 French Open saw another instalment of the Novak Djokovic versus Rafael Nadal saga, but this time around it was the Spaniard who took the win, winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 77-64. The world number one was broken in the very first game of the match, which set the tone for how […]

Big names continue to fall in Paris and end draws soon

DAY nine at the 2022 French Open saw more of the big names fall, this time on the men’s side of the draw. One of those was Stefanos Tsitsipas, who lost to unseeded Dane Holger Rune. The teenage world number 40 was pretty clinical in his win over the Greek, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. […]

Nadal wins marathon to set up duel with Djokovic

FRENCH Open specialist Rafael Nadal is through to the Quarter Finals of this year’s edition, after the Spaniard beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in a five set marathon 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. It was the Canadian who broke first in the opening set of their encounter, breaking Nadal twice on the way to a 5-1 lead. […]

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