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2024 ITF World Junior Tennis Finals teams announced

FUTURE tennis stars will head to Prostejov in the Czech Republic in early August as the 2024 ITF World Junior Tennis Finals get underway. A total of 32 teams from 25 nations will compete in the 14-and-under boys and girls categories from August 5-10. The ITF World Junior Tennis Finals is the first major event […]

Future star Jamrichova wins second Slam

SLOVAKIAN wunderkind Renata Jamrichova dashed Aussie hopes for the second time in 2024, defeating Emerson Jones in the Wimbledon junior girls singles final to cement her place as one of the stars of the future. Ranked number two in the world, Jamrichova added the Wimbledon title to her Australian Open trophy from earlier this year, […]

Money for Jam-richova as top seed reaches quarters

SLOVAKIAN junior star Renata Jamrichova is through to the Roland Garros Round of 16 after a strong straight sets win over Czech Lucie Urbanova overnight. Though the world number one junior dropped her opening match first set, she has since won four on the trot to move into the third round. In her win over […]

Leach, Penickova go back-to-back in Malaysia

UNITED States future star Jagger Leach has strung together back-to-back titles the past fortnight to make it 10 consecutive wins in Malaysia. Leach, the son of Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport, won titles in Sarawak and Kuala Lumpa winning 19 of his last 20 sets en route to J300 and J200 trophies. Leach’s most recent […]

Beck cleans up on clay with back-to-back titles

AUSSIE Ava Beck is on a 10-game winning streak and enjoying the fortnight of her life after collecting back-to-back titles at Mornington and Canberra. Both J100 titles, the world 192 is currently unbeaten on clay having moved from hardcourt to the surface for the tournaments, and doubled her twin titles from 2023, which came from […]

Salkova edges Gibson as finalists crack Top 200

RISING WTA Tour stars Dominika Salkova and Talia Gibson have both earned their way into the Top 200 for the first time in their respective careers. The young guns reached the recent W75 Maribor final where the teenager Czech saluted in straight sets, 6-2 6-4. Both players entered the tournament unseeded with Salkova ranked 204th […]

Tennis ‘Ashes’ split in Thailand

AUSTRALIA and Great Britain have both won a final against the respective nation in Thailand, with Aussie Hayden Jones and Brit Mika Stojsavljevic winning the boys and girls singles respectively. Jones defeated British opponent Benjamin Gusic Wan in three sets, while Stojsavljevic got one back for the Brits by defeating talented Aussie Alana Subasic in […]

Bulgarian boilover as Dencheva upsets red-hot favourite

SECURING her first prominent ITF Junior title, Bulgarian Rositsa Dencheva downed tournament favourite Laura Samsonova in the J500 title in Cairo. Samsonova came into the tournament as the top seed and had only dropped one set en route to the final, but had her work cut out for her against the world number 39. The […]

Former top 30 Junior seeks return with upset

STARTING June last year as the world number 22 on the Junior Girls’ ITF circuit, former German now Kazakh Sonja Zhiyenbayeva, had slipped outside the top 100 this year. At that stage, she had reached a third round of the Australian Open Juniors and second round at Roland Garros – losing to 2024 Aus Open […]

Joint makes Aussie history with Burnie title

AUSSIE teenager Maya Joint became the youngest Australian to win an ITF W75 title over the weekend, with the 17-year-old saluting in a come-from-behind win over Japan’s Aoi Ito in Burnie. Joint, who punched well above her weight throughout the tournament – her second consecutive tournament at the venue – finished off strongly to win, […]

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