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ATP Finals – Djokovic storms to victory as Thiem upsets Federer

NOVAK Djokovic has sent an early warning to the rest of the ATP Finals contenders, completely dismantling Italian Matteo Berrettini in a one-sided contest lasting just 63 minutes. The Serbian world number two only hit 10 winners to Berrettini’s 12, but was much tighter with his play, making eight unforced errors while the Italian produced […]

Fed Cup Day 1 review: Mladenovic, Barty take 128 minutes combined to split opening day rubbers

IT was one of the quickest days out at the tennis many might have ever been to, with the two Day 1 blowouts seeing Australia and France head into Day 2 with one win apiece. After Australian captain Alicia Molik chose Ajla Tomljanovic for the second singles rubber, the Australian fronted up on court in […]

Fed Cup Final preview: Australia vs. France

AUSTRALIA will be keen to break a 45-year Federation Cup drought when it faces France in Perth over the weekend. With world number one Ash Barty leading the green and gold charge, Australia has toppled its red, white and blue counterparts on five out of six occasions and will be keen to extend that winning […]

Barty party rolls on

WORLD number 1 Ash Barty added to her growing trophy cabinet and bank balance over the weekend with an impressive performance against reigning champion Elina Svitolina. It was a convincing performance by the Aussie, dismissing Svitolina in two sets 6-4, 6-3 to take home the WTA title. It is the first time in five years […]

Osaka’s shoulder gives Bertens opportunity

A SHOULDER injury to world number three, Naomi Osaka threw a curveball into the Shiseido WTA Finals, with Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens taking her spot in the Red Group to ensure play continued. Remarkably, she not only showed that she was a worthy fill-in, but stunned world number one, Ash Barty by defeating her 3-6 6-3 […]

Young Gun focus: Alex de Minaur

AUSTRALIA’S Alex “Demon” de Minaur burst onto the scene in 2019, winning his first title on home soil at the Sydney International. He finished the 2019 year with three titles – Atlanta and Zhuhai the other two – becoming a developing force on hard court and one to watch at next year’s Australian Open. While […]

Svitolina strikes in first round of WTA Finals

REIGNING champions, Elina Svitolina has shown she is far from making at the numbers at the Shiseido WTA Finals, with a straight sets win over world number two, Karolina Pliskova. While the world number eight may have only just secured a pot at the Finals after dropping places down to number eight, she far outweighed […]

Sabalenka continues Chinese fortune

BELARUSSIAN sixteenth ranked Aryna Sabalenka has moved up two spots after down top 10 Dutch talent, Kiki Bertens in the final of the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. It was Sabalenka’s third singles title of the year, remarkably all of which have come in China. The Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai is a […]

Federer claims tenth Swiss Indoors title with Demon destruction

HE might be Australia’s next big thing, but Alex de Minaur had no answers for a rampant Roger Federer in front of a home crowd in Basel, Switzerland. The Swiss Master did just that, put on a clinical display, turning back the clock to notch up a record tenth Swiss Indoor title with a smashing […]

Perfect Thiem-ing as Austrian hero takes home crown

THE Vienna crowd was up and about following the Erste Bank Open final with top seeded Austrian, Dominic Thiem claiming the title in front of a home crowd. It was far from a straight forward victory, with the fifth ranked player having to come from a set down to knock off Argentinian fifth seed, Diego […]

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