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Dart on point in all-Brit battle

IN A hard-fought come-from-behind battle, world number 100 Harriet Dart spoiled the party of British number one, Katie Boulter. Despite 71 ranking places separating them, both players know each other’s games intimately and put on a show on Court 1, with the lower ranked compatriot winning 4-6 6-1 7-6 in two hours and 57 minutes. […]

Fognini provides Casper with Ruud awakening

ITALIAN veteran Fabio Fognini is not one to make life easy on himself, but despite missing opportunities to claim his second round Wimbledon match against eighth seed Casper Ruud earlier, still managed to get the job done in three hours and 18 minutes. He was two breaks up in the third set, had amble opportunities […]

Clinical Navarro storms past Naomi

AMERICAN 19th seed Emma Navarro has enjoyed a strong 2024 season, and her form continued overnight as she ousted Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka in the second round of Wimbledon last night. Reaching the Round of 16 at a third consecutive major in 2024 after not getting past the Round of 64 previously, Navarro is […]

Half century of aces helps Frenchman cut the Kord

FRENCH lucky loser Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard might be 203cm tall as it is, but the towering young talent must have seemed well above that when her powered his way to victory over 20th seed Sebastian Korda thanks to a ridiculous 51 aces in their opening round match at Wimbledon. Mpetshi Perricard lost to compatriot Maxime […]

Spaniard shocks Wimbledon defending champion

IN ONE of the biggest upsets in some time at Wimbledon, and certainly the largest shock of day two, world number 83 Spaniard Jessica Bouzas Maneiro knocked out defending champion and sixth seed Marketa Vondrousova in the first round of the Grand Slam event. Vondrousova was one of the favourites to take out the title […]

Raducanu returns to roll Renata

BRITISH wildcard Emma Raducanu has returned to the scene where he career exploded three years earlier, winning in straight set in the first round of Wimbledon. In front of a passionate home crowd, the nation’s talented young gun who rose to fame in 2021 after reaching a fourth round at the All-England club then remarkable […]

2024 Wimbledon preview

GRASSCOURT season is at its peak with the All-England Club preparing for the first day of action at Wimbledon tonight. Both the gentlemen’s and ladies singles kick off and will run for the next two weeks and we preview the huge Grand Slam event. GENTLEMEN’S SINGLES Top seed: Jannik Sinner (Italy) Italian Jannik Sinner enters […]

Demon headlines green and gold for Paris

TOP ranked Australian Alex de Minaur is headlining a nine-player squad for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games next month, as the green and gold look to collect more of the latter in France. It has been a long road for de Minaur to the Olympic Games, having been booked to play in Toyko four years […]

Raducanu rolls in Eastbourne second round

LOCAL young gun and US Open champion Emma Raducanu kick-started her Rothesay International campaign off with a convincing 6-4 6-0 domination of another US Open winner Sloane Stephens. Both players have had similar troubles since breaking out with a major win, with Raducanu’s unheard of race from qualifier to Grand Slam champion particularly a tough […]

Pegula survives thriller to win in Berlin

IT was a rocky match for world number five Jessica Pegula, but the American survived to pull through against 24th ranked Russian Anna Kalinskaya and secure her first WTA Tour title of the year. Pegula came back from a set down and five championship points down to win in three sets, 6-7 6-4 7-6 in […]

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