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Collins storms away from Osaka in Abu Dhabi win

FORMER Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins proved too good for two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka, with the American qualifier storming to victory in Abu Dhabi after a tight first set. In what was billed as a potential classic in the WTA 500 event, Collins used her extra match fitness to power past the Japanese […]

Djokovic hits stride in history-making run

WORLD number one Novak Djokovic is hitting his straps at Melbourne Park, after breezing through to his 58th Grand Slam quarter final yesterday. The Serb needed less than two hours to dismantle French 20th seed Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 6-0, 6-3, as he continues to chase records. Having won the first two sets to nil, Djokovic […]

Aus Open: Medvedev scrapes through in early hours

DANIIL Medvedev made tough work of his second round matchup at the Australian open, but clawed back from two sets down to defeat Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-0 overnight. The match was completed at 3:40am local time, after four hours and 23 minutes of play. A two-time runner up at Melbourne Park, […]

Aus Open: Top seeds waste no time on day four

WHILE rain affected the outside courts, all four of the men’s top eight seeds in action on day four progressed to round three of the Australian Open. In particular, fourth and fifth seeds Jannik Sinner and Andre Rublev wasted no time, running through their opponents in under two hours. Sinner upped his level to beat […]

Kokkinakis fights to opening round win

THANASI Kokkinakis became the sixth Australian to advance to round two of the 2024 Australian Open men’s draw, after a four-hour slog at John Cain Arena yesterday. The local favourite came from behind to beat world number 37 Sebastian Ofner in a five set thriller, 7-6, 2-6, 6-7, 6-1, 7-6. Having overcome career threatening injuries […]

Demon time: Top Aussie advances

TOP-RANKED Australian Alex de Minaur has advanced to the second round of his home Grand Slam, after big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic was forced into a third set retirement (hip). The match was level at one set apiece, with de Minaur up 2-0 in the third before a hobbling Raonic called time. Local fans came out […]

Draper dismantles top seed in Adelaide

BRITON Jack Draper has dominated top seed Tommy Paul to advance to the Adelaide International semi finals. The world number 38 needed just one hour and 20 minutes to dismantle his highly fancied opponent, fresh off a marathon victory over Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday. Draper impressed from the get-go, shooting out to a 4-0 lead […]

Popyrin ends year with three-hour epic against mate

IT was quite the tiring finish for Alexei Popyrin in Brisbane, as the talented 24-year-old overcame compatriot Christopher O’Connell in an epic three set match that lasted more than three hours at Brisbane International. Having only played one match against each other previously – where Popyrin won in straight sets at the Rome Masters last […]

Around the Tours – Jan 5: Qualifiers surprise in Adelaide

QUARTER finalists have been determined in Auckland, Adelaide and Pune, with one semi-final also already set to take place in the latter’s ATP250 event. While we have provided daily coverage on the United Cup the past week, the other four majors events – including the Adelaide ATP and WTA events – have been running concurrently […]

2021 WTA Finals wrap – Day 2: Badosa blitzes top seed Sabalenka

THE second day of 2021 WTA Finals action has seen two more huge singles clashes, with tight results in tow as the Chichén Itzá group got underway in Guadalajara, Mexico. While Maria Sakkari improved her head-to-head against 20-year-old Iga Swiatek to 3-0, Paula Badosa fought hard throughout every moment of her clash with top seed […]

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