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Wild win for Thiago in Roland Garros debut

BRAZILIAN qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild produced a stunning upset in his Roland Garros main draw debut, defeating world number two Daniil Medvedev on day three of the French Open. Seyboth Wild needed five sets and four hours and 15 minutes to get the job done, but the clay courter came from behind to win, 7-6 […]

Déjà vu as Muchova downs Maria in Paris opener

FOR the second successive year, Czech Karolina Muchova has knocked off Greek talent Maria Sakkari at the French Open, grinding out a 7-6 7-5 victory on Court Suzanne Lenglen to advance to the Round of 64. After defeating Sakkari in the second round last year at Roland Garros, Muchova double down on her efforts against […]

Sabs slays Swiatek in Madrid

IN the latest chapter of the famed rivalry between the top two female tennis players in the world, Aryna Sabalenka downed Iga Swiatek in three sets to take out the Madrid Open 1000 title. The world number two won 6-3 3-6 6-3 in two hours and 26 minutes for her first win over the world […]

BJK Cup semi-finalists out of 2023 Finals

BILLIE Jean King Cup reigning semi-finalists Great Britain were eliminated from the 2023 title race after bowing out to France in the Qualifiers over the weekend. Twelve months ago, then top-ranked France suffered a shock loss to Italy in the Qualifiers to miss out on competing at the Finals, but after defeating Netherlands in the […]

Rybakina slays Sabs at Indian Wells

AFTER going down to her in the 2023 Australian Open final, rising Kazakhstan talent Elena Rybakina was ecstatic she could topple the most recent Grand Slam winner, Aryna Sabalenka in the 2023 BNP Paribas Open final. The second seeded Belarusian was running hot, but Rybakina – coming off her second straight sets win over world […]

Swiatek’s swift surge to Doha title

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek made light work of the rest of the competition at Doha, claiming the WTA 500 title in just three hours. That was not the length of the final, but rather, the entire tournament, as Swiatek dropped just five games in three matches, as well as having a first round bye […]

Brilliant Bencic back from the brink to win title

SWISS star Belinda Bencic looked dead and buried when it came to her Abu Dhabi title chances, but somehow found a way to save three championship points and defeat Russian Liudmila Samsonova 1-6 7-6 6-4. In the inaugural Abu Dhabi Open, Bencic fought back from a disappointing first set, as well as three break points […]

Zheng continues ascent up WTA rankings

POWERFUL Chinese young gun Qinwen Zheng remains one of the shining lights on Tour, backing up a promising start to 2023 to reach the quarter finals of the Abu Dhabi Open. Following the conclusion of the Australian Open – where Zheng had a shock loss to American Bernarda Pera as 29th seed – the Chinese […]

Out of the Parks: Alycia joins Zhu with maiden title

TWO first-time WTA Tour title winners were crowned in the first week of February with American Alycia Parks and Chinese talent Lin Zhu both triumphant in their respective tournaments. Parks lifted the WTA 250 trophy at Lyon by defeating top seed and Top 5 talent Caroline Garcia, while Zhu ended the run of Ukrainian Lesia […]

Sabalenka’s Slam: Aryna wins Aus Open

AFTER a number of close shaves reaching the final four in three of the WTA Tour majors, Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka took home her first Grand Slam title, defeating Elena Rybakina in three tight sets. The victory backed up an impressive year, where Sabalenka reached the WTA Tour Final but fell short of that crown. In […]

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