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Rublev rolls Medvedev as Djoker defeats Stef

SIXTH seed Andrey Rublev won the all-Russian clash on day two of the ATP Finals event in Torino, defeating Daniil Medvedev in an epic three-set match. The lower ranked Russian won 6-7 6-3 7-6, coming back from the brink to need five match points before closing out the contest 9-7 in the deciding tiebreaker. In […]

On the Fritz: Taylor downs Rafa in ATP Finals upset

IT did not take long for an ATP Finals boilover with bottom seed Taylor Fritz defeating top seed Rafael Nadal on the opening day of the tournament in Torino. Fritz booked his ticket to the event in Italy after being the first alternative and replacing the injured Carlos Alcaraz. Nadal has to take out the […]

Swiss make history with first BJK Cup title

SWITZERLAND made history by winning its first ever Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup title after defeating Australia 2-0 in the 2022 final overnight. The two nations are the most recent runners-up, with Switzerland able to go one better than its 2021 final defeat to Russia, while Australia had to settle as the bridesmaid for the […]

Perfect Storm for Aussies as green and gold reach final

AUSTRALIA is just one win away from lifting its first Billie Jean King Cup in almost 50 years after the green and gold defeated home nation Great Britain. In what was a perfect storm for the green gold, the Aussies navigated the weakest group with the dominance they should have, then took down an incredible […]

Swiss salute to face Czech mates in semis

SWITZERLAND has overcome a red-hot Canada to reach the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup in a bid to go one better than last year. The nation fell to Russia in the 2021 decider, and due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the top seeds were banned from all tennis team competitions in 2022. […]

Fernandez stars in crushing Canadian win

CANADA has set up a virtual elimination final with top seeds Switzerland after sweeping Italy 3-0 in convincing style. The North American nation handed the Italians their second successive 3-0 sweep after Italy copped a similar beating from the Swiss the day before. On this occasion, it included a double-bagel 44-minute obliteration from US Open […]

Spain sweeps Kazakhstan to move into box seat

SPAIN survived a couple of hard-fought singles matches against Kazakhstan to move into the box seat for a spot in the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup semi-finals. The Group C match came after Kazakhstan defeated Great Britain yesterday, and would have qualified for the final four had it won against the third seeds. Spain, lead […]

Storm brews in opening Aussie BJK Cup win

AUSTRALIA kick-started its Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup campaign on the perfect note with a 2-1 victory over Slovakia on the opening day of action in Glasgow. Taking place at Emirates Arena, the green and gold – minus former world number one Ash Barty who retired earlier this year – won both of its singles […]

Garcia grabs WTA Finals title

FRENCHWOMAN Caroline Garcia completed a fairytale 2022 season with a remarkable WTA Finals title in Fort Worth this week, defeating Aryna Sabalenka in the final, 7-6 6-4. The match, which capped off a sensational tournament all-round, saw Garcia earn her fourth title this year – 11th overall – and move into a career-high fourth in […]

2022 BJK Cup preview: 12 teams battle it out for glory

TWELVE teams will descend on Scotland for the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup that kicks off tomorrow, with reigning runners-up Switzerland the top seed. Reigning champions Russia have been banned from the event due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, leaving Switzerland, Australia, Spain and Czech Republic as the four seeds in their respective groups. […]

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