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Novak makes history with 23rd Slam

SERBIAN Novak Djokovic stands alone in history with the most men’s singles Grand Slam titles after winning his third Roland Garros trophy on the weekend. His 23rd major title moved him one clear of Rafael Nadal and three ahead of long-time rival now retired superstar Roger Federer. After overcoming world number one Carlos Alcaraz in […]

Alcaraz destroys Daniil; returns to number one

SPANISH teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz has returned to the top of the ATP Tour’s world rankings after a stunning straight sets demolition of former number one, Daniil Medvedev in the Indian Wells final. The 19-year-old made it look easy as he won his third ATP1000 Masters title thanks to a 70-minute, 6-3 6-2 domination of […]

Rybakina slays Sabs at Indian Wells

AFTER going down to her in the 2023 Australian Open final, rising Kazakhstan talent Elena Rybakina was ecstatic she could topple the most recent Grand Slam winner, Aryna Sabalenka in the 2023 BNP Paribas Open final. The second seeded Belarusian was running hot, but Rybakina – coming off her second straight sets win over world […]

Wu weathers storm to make history

RISING talent Yibing Wu has withstood a clinical serving performance from home nation hope John Isner to become the first ever Chinese man to win an ATP Tour title. Wu took to the court in the Dallas Open decider against Isner, having beaten another American, world number eight Taylor Fritz in the semi-final. While China […]

Brilliant Bencic back from the brink to win title

SWISS star Belinda Bencic looked dead and buried when it came to her Abu Dhabi title chances, but somehow found a way to save three championship points and defeat Russian Liudmila Samsonova 1-6 7-6 6-4. In the inaugural Abu Dhabi Open, Bencic fought back from a disappointing first set, as well as three break points […]

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 […]