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Sinner sinks Rublev, sets up Djoker semi

ITALIAN Jannik Sinner booked his place in the Australian Open semi-finals after sentencing opponent Andrey Rublev to a 10th Grand Slam quarter finals loss. The world number four matched his performance from Wimbledon last year where he reached the final four, and will take on the same opponent in Novak Djokovic in a bid to […]

Joint snaps Brit qualifier’s run

AFTER a gruelling three-hour opening round win over a seeded opponent, Australian young gun Maya Joint had an easier task in her 58-minute rout of British qualifier, Isabelle Lacy. In a strong performance from the 17-year-old, Joint won 6-2 6-1 to move into the Round of 16 and set up a huge third round match […]

Berkieta blasts Brazilian in second round win

POLISH teenager Tomasz Berkieta blasted his way into the record books with a hard-fought three-set win over Brazilian Enzo Kohlmann De Frietas to reach the third round of the Australian Open Junior Boys’ Singles. The third seeded serving machine – who reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park 12 months ago – recorded a whopping 233 […]

No escape from Alcaraz as Carlos curbs Serb

IT WAS a timely reminder of what he is capable of, with Spanish world number two Carlos Alcaraz taking no prisoners against Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open yesterday. The second favourite for the Grand Slam title, Alcaraz took care of his opponent 6-4 6-4 6-0 to set up a […]

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 […]

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