Alyce Collett

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History all round as Shnaider and Ostapenko win big

A COUPLE of WTA Tour events came to a close over the weekend, with both events’ winners making a little bit of history by taking out those titles. OSTAPENKO MAKES IT TITLE TWO FOR 2024 IN AUSTRIA Over in Austria it was Jelena Ostapenko who earnt her eighth WTA singles title with a 6-2, 6-3 […]

Sabalenka and Zheng progress to historic decider

ARYNA Sabalenka and Qinwen Zheng are the Women’s Singles Finalists at the 2024 Australian Open 2024, after they won their respective semi-finals yesterday. Sabalenka was the first to progress through after she defeated Coco Gauff in straight sets. After winning the first set in a tie breaker, Sabalenka had things a little easier in the […]

Two history makers make first Aus Open semis

DAYANA Yastremska has made her first ever Australian Open singles semi final, after she defeated Linda Noskova in yesterday quarter final. In about 80 mins, Yastremska proved too strong for Noskova, ending the impressive run of the Czech in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to become the first qualifier since Christine Dorey in 1978 to make […]

Contrasting victories sees US Open Final rematch await

COCO Gauff is the first woman through to the Australian Open semi finals, after she ended the exciting run of Marta Kostyuk yesterday. In a hard fought match that lasted just over three hours, the American won the first set in a tiebreaker before Kostyuk fought back to win the second also in a tie […]

Yastremska continues to shake things up at the Open

DAYANA Yastremska’s breakthrough Australian Open run continues, after she defeated former Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka yesterday to progress to her first Australian Open Quarter Final. After winning the first set in a tie break, Yastremska fought back from 3–0 down in the second set to win it and then take the match 7-6 6-4. […]

Script turns again as favourites make it through

UNLIKE much of the tournament so far, yesterday’s women’s singles action at the Australian Open went pretty much to script. The winner who had the trickiest outing was Barbora Krejcikova, who ultimately did end the impressive debut tournament of Mirra Andreeva. After the Russian took the first set, the Czech fought back control to take […]

Men’s seeds start to depart Australian Open

THINGS started to heat up in the men’s singles draw of the Australian Open yesterday as a couple of the seeds were bundled out of the tournament. One of those was American Tommy Paul, who lost to Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic. In five set, almost four hour tussle, the Serbian ultimately prevailed over the 14th seed […]

Upsets keep on coming as top seed crashes out

THE upsets, surprises and the intrigue continue to play out in the women’s singles draw of the Australian Open, with seeds tumbling out of the competition. One of those to fall yesterday was the first seed Iga Swiatek, who fell to world number 50 Linda Noskova. In a gruelling, almost two and half hour match, […]

Demon raises hell on Cobolli, follows big seeds forward

UNLIKE in the women’s draw of the 2024 Australian Open, the surprises have not been as frequent in the men’s bracket. Plenty of the big names continued their marches deeper into this year’s tournament with wins yesterday, and Australia’s hopes are not over yet after Alex de Minaur defeated Italian qualifier Flavio Cobolli last night […]

Seeds continue to tumble as Aussie hopes end

THE surprises keep coming in the women’s draw of the Australian Open, with the seeds continuing to fall. One of the seeds to fall yesterday was Beatriz Haddad Maia, with the 10th-ranked Brazilian falling in straight sets to qualifier Maria Timofeeva 79 – 67, 6 – 3. The Russian served more aces and less double […]

Epic tiebreaker sees third seed undone

THE big names continue to fall in the women’s draw at the Australian Open, with Elena Rybakina the latest victim. After an epic record-breaking 31-minute third set tie breaker, the number three seed and 2023 finalist was ultimately beaten by Anna Blinkova 6-4, 4-6, 722-620. In the match Rybakina served nine aces compared to Blinkova’s […]

Jabeur outclassed as big names continue to tumble

DAY four at the Australian Open continued to provide the shocks in the women’s draw, with a number of big names falling in the second round. One of those to fall was sixth seed Ons Jabeur, who was completely outclassed by Mirra Andreeva, with the Russian winning 6-0, 6-2. Double faults (Andreeva served the only […]

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