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Sabalenka’s Slam: Aryna wins Aus Open

AFTER a number of close shaves reaching the final four in three of the WTA Tour majors, Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka took home her first Grand Slam title, defeating Elena Rybakina in three tight sets. The victory backed up an impressive year, where Sabalenka reached the WTA Tour Final but fell short of that crown. In […]

Stef looks to break Novak’s 10/10 record

A GRAND Slam title and the world number one ranking spot are both on the line when Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on Novak Djokovic in the 2023 Australian Open final tomorrow. The Greek world number three takes on the Serbian world number six, but their experiences in Grand Slam finals could not be more different. Tsitsipas […]

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. […]

Aussie duo charge into men’s doubles final

AUSTRALIA has a knack of producing the most exciting and oddly successful one-off doubles partnerships at Melbourne Park, and the latest pairing is just one win away from keeping the men’s doubles title in Australia. After the success of Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis last year, the home nation has produced another incredible doubles partnership, […]

Tommy Time: Paul slows Shelton to make semis

FORMER Junior Grand Slam winner Tommy Paul is just two wins away from securing his maiden senior Grand slam title after ending the run of young compatriot Ben Shelton. The world number 35 needed four sets – and was shaky throughout the third and early stages of the fourth – before putting away the recent […]

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 […]

In-form Tsitsipas staunch in defence

GREEK star Stefanos Tsitsipas is surging towards a second Grand Slam final, with the second favourite for the Australian Open men’s singles title en route to face the man that defeated him in a heartbreaking Roland Garros decider. Back in 2021, Tsitsipas lead then world number one Novak Djokovic 7-6 6-2 in the first French […]

Shel-shocked: American young gun wins epic

AMERICAN young gun Ben Shelton continues to defy the odds in his maiden Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals of the event after securing an incredible five-set win against close friend J.J. Wolf. In a match that lasted three hours and 47 minutes, and feature three tiebreakers across five sets, Shelton booked his place in the […]

Vekic breaks Aus Open final eight drought

AFTER a couple of lean years, Croatian Donna Vekic booked her spot in the 2023 Australian Open quarterfinals after defeating Linda Fruhvirtova in their fourth round clash yesterday. Vekic needed three sets and more than two hours to shake off the 17-year-old, eventually winning 6-2 1-6 6-3. In an entertaining contest, both players served seven […]

Positive Penko powers past “great” Gauff

LATVIAN power player Jelena Ostapenko is just three wins away from her second Grand Slam title, after advancing into the quarterfinals of the 2023 Australian Open. The world number 17 booked her spot in the final eight following an impressive upset over American seventh seed Coco Gauff, who was previously unbeaten in 2023 following a […]

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