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Barty-Osaka fourth round clash highlights Aus Open draw

A MASSIVE potential fourth round clash between reigning champion Naomi Osaka and world number one Ash Barty highlighted the women’s Australian Open draw today. In an unbelievable sight, arguably the two best players in the world – and two favourites will instead meet in the Round of 16 instead of the final. Though Osaka has […]

2022 ATP Cup predictions: Withdrawals shake up draw

A HOST of late withdrawals has shaken up the 2022 ATP Cup, to the point of where there is a whole new nation competing in the tournament starting tomorrow. The final squad listings occured on Wednesday, and France has come into the tournament replacing Austria after Dennis Novak joined Dominic Thiem as withdrawals from the […]

2022 WTA Tour Players to Watch: Amanda Anisimova

NEXT up in our 2022 WTA Tour Players to Watch series is Amanda Anisimova. After an emotionally affected few years, 2022 might be the year she returns to the form she showed in 2019. If you look back to the 2019 season, Anisimova was on the rise in the tennis world. She won her first […]

2022 WTA Tour Players to Watch: Marta Kostyuk

UKRAINIAN teenager Marta Kostyuk snuck into the WTA Tour’s Top 50 last month, reaching her career-high ranking after a memorable season. The European young gun has been a name that has kept popping up over the last few seasons as a prodigy, so it would be easy to forget that she is only 19-years-old. Starting […]

2022 WTA Tour Players to Watch: Ann Li

AMERICAN Ann Li is next up in our 2022 WTA Tour Players to Watch, after having an impressive 2021 season which featured her maiden title at the recent Tenerife Ladies Open. She finished with a 25-14 win-loss record and claimed her WTA 250 title with a straight sets win over Maria Camila Osorio Serrano. >> […]

2022 WTA Tour Players to Watch: Maria Camila Osorio Serrano

COLOMBIAN teenager Maria Camila Osorio Serrano kicks off our WTA Tour Players to Watch count for 2022, after the 19-year-old broke through for her maiden title his year. Recording a 35-17 win-loss record, Osorio Serrano reached a career-high 53rd, and was 55th by year’s end. Five years ago aged 14, Osorio Serrano began her WTA […]

Top 5 WTA Tour nations for 2021

ONE continued powerhouse, two nations with great depth, and a couple that are held up by top-end stars, Rookie Me Central presents five WTA Tour nations that impressed with overall titles in 2021. The five included won four or more singles titles in 2021. #1 United States Total Top 100 Singles Players: 162021 Singles Titles: […]

A combined Laver-Williams Cup: The time is now

THE Laver Cup was run and done last month, and for the fourth time, taken out by Team Europe. The men’s team competition which is supposed to feature the best ATP Tour players in the world outside of the European continent, has not been able to match it with those in it, for some time. […]

Hot & Cold – ATP Tour: Young guns join big-serving South African as in-form talents

IN a new occasional series, we take a look at those players who are red-hot and those who are ice-cold in terms of their Tour rankings, starting with the men’s ATP Tour, following the conclusion of the US Open. RUNNING HOT: Lloyd Harris Weekly rise: +15 (31st – Career High) 2021 YTD: +56 (87th) The […]

US Open preview: Will there be a fourth grand slam champion in 2021?

LITTLE separates some top players from the next in line and the final grand slam on the tennis calendar will see them all come to blows, with an uncompromised US Open sure to set tongues wagging. With plenty of in-form players making the cut and some huge omissions from the ranks, we preview the ins […]

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