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Aussies receive favourable BJK Cup qualifier

FRESH off failing to make the semi-finals after coming runner-up the year before, Australia has been handed a favourable Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup qualifying tie for 2024. The world number twos – behind only reigning champions Canada – were seeded one heading into the 2024 BJK Cup Qualifying draw last night – and drew […]

Italy secures second Davis Cup title

FOR the second successive year, Australia had to settle for runners-up as a powerful Italian unit continued its outstanding 2023 Davis Cup run to lift just its second men’s team trophy in history. Led by top five young gun Jannik Sinner – fresh off back-to-back victories against Novak Djokovic in singles and doubles last match […]

Aussies alive and into Davis Cup final four

AUSTRALIA’S hopes of a 29th Davis Cup title – and its first in two decades – remains alive after reaching the semi-finals of the knockout stage. The green and gold scraped into second of their round robin group stage to qualify for the eight-team finals series, then upstage Czech Republic in a come-from-behind victory. Despite […]

Czech mate: Swiss suffer first defeat in two years

MINUS its two Billie Jean King Cup title-winning stars from last year in the singles, Switzerland was no match for Czech Republic as the Czechs swept the reigning champions. The Swiss sent out youngster Celine Naef and prominent doubles player Viktorija Golubic who both suffered defeats, before losing to one of the best doubles combinations […]

Juvan sets up Slovenian BJK Cup success

SLOVENIAN rising star Kaja Juvan has moved her nation one step closer to the Billie Jean King Cup knockout stages after dominating second ranked Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in just 36 minutes. The 104th ranked 22-year-old – who turns 23 later this month – was outstanding in the 6-4 6-1 victory, with the 17 games lasting […]

2023 BJK Cup Finals preview: Swiss eye back-to-back titles

SWITZERLAND returns to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals determined to go back-to-back after defeating Australia in the decider last year. Twelve months on, and the four players that tasted that success return with top seeded Belinda Bencic alongside Jil Teichmann, while doubles pairing Viktorija Golubic and Simona Waltert are also back. This year, the […]

2023 Davis Cup Final 8 draw decided

EIGHT teams remain in the 2023 Davis Cup hunt following the group stage of the Finals that occurred over the weekend. Following the qualification from that, the eight sides who made it through – the top two from each pool – now know their respective roads to the ultimate nation glory. World numbers ones Canada […]

Finland survives Davis Cup ‘Group of Death’ as Aussies advance

IN one of the most incredible stories, heavy underdog Finland secured its place in the 2023 Davis Cup Finals after surviving what was predicted to be a ‘Group of Death’ for the nation Coming up against Croatia, United States and Netherlands who are all considered heavyweights in the tournament, Finland seemed the obvious choice for […]

Djokovic joins in Margaret’s Court with 24th major

SERBIAN world number two Novak Djokovic has joined Margaret Court on a history-equalling 24 Grand Slams after defeating third seed Daniil Medvedev in a three-hour, 17-minute epic US Open final. Djokovic showed his class in a tough three-set contest, eventually taking home the chocolates, 6-3 7-6 6-3. “To make the history of this sport is […]

Grand Slam Gauff etches name in US Open history

AMERICAN rising star Coco Gauff is the latest Grand Slam champion, with the young gun becoming just the 10th teenager in history to win the US Open, and the first United States representative since Serena Williams in 1999. Gauff had to fight back from a set down to win 2-6 6-2 6-3 against soon-to-be world […]

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