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Kalinskaya slays Swiatek to reach Dubai decider

BECOMING just the second qualifier in history to make a WTA 1000 final, Russian Anna Kalinskaya is on cloud nine. The world number 40 was top seed in the qualifying draw at the Dubai Tennis Championships, and has now won seven matches in a row over the past week to reach the decider, with the […]

Vekic stuns Sabalenka in Dubai shock

IT was the result few would have seen coming. Croatian Donna Vekic came from behind to upset world number two Aryna Sabalenka in three sets, 6-7 6-3 6-0 to advance through to the Round of 16 at the Dubai Tennis Championships. The win itself was an accomplishment, but the manner of which it was done […]

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 […]

Money for Jam(richova) in Aus Open blitz

SLOVAKIAN top seed Renata Jamrichova continued her blitz of the Australian Open Junior Girls singles draw with another rout, this time a 51-minute win in the quarter finals. Jamrichova made light work of French wildcard Ksenia Efremova, running out a 6-2 6-1 winner in impressive fashion. The 16-year-old has far been the most impressive of […]

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 […]

Junior Joneses: Hayden and Emerson fly Aussie flag

PROMISING brother and sister duo Hayden and Emerson Jones are the last two Australians remaining in the 2024 Australian Open Junior Singles competitions. The pair won their respective third round matches and now find themselves in quarter finals and just three wins away from making history. Hayden, the 16th seed fought past the big serving […]

Seeds scattered on Uruguayan clay

IT was a brutal day on the Uruguayan clay at the Punta Del Este Challenger 75 event. Of the six seeds in action, just two survived their first round encounters, with two losing to qualifiers in an unpredictable second day of action. PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY: The much anticipated battle between two former top 20 […]

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. […]

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