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Aussies receive favourable BJK Cup qualifier

FRESH off failing to make the semi-finals after coming runner-up the year before, Australia has been handed a favourable Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup qualifying tie for 2024. The world number twos – behind only reigning champions Canada – were seeded one heading into the 2024 BJK Cup Qualifying draw last night – and drew […]

Czech mate: Swiss suffer first defeat in two years

MINUS its two Billie Jean King Cup title-winning stars from last year in the singles, Switzerland was no match for Czech Republic as the Czechs swept the reigning champions. The Swiss sent out youngster Celine Naef and prominent doubles player Viktorija Golubic who both suffered defeats, before losing to one of the best doubles combinations […]

Juvan sets up Slovenian BJK Cup success

SLOVENIAN rising star Kaja Juvan has moved her nation one step closer to the Billie Jean King Cup knockout stages after dominating second ranked Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in just 36 minutes. The 104th ranked 22-year-old – who turns 23 later this month – was outstanding in the 6-4 6-1 victory, with the 17 games lasting […]

2023 BJK Cup Finals preview: Swiss eye back-to-back titles

SWITZERLAND returns to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals determined to go back-to-back after defeating Australia in the decider last year. Twelve months on, and the four players that tasted that success return with top seeded Belinda Bencic alongside Jil Teichmann, while doubles pairing Viktorija Golubic and Simona Waltert are also back. This year, the […]

Grand Slam Gauff etches name in US Open history

AMERICAN rising star Coco Gauff is the latest Grand Slam champion, with the young gun becoming just the 10th teenager in history to win the US Open, and the first United States representative since Serena Williams in 1999. Gauff had to fight back from a set down to win 2-6 6-2 6-3 against soon-to-be world […]

Sabs saves semi after first set bagel

IN an incredible turnaround, Belarusian second seed and incoming world number one Aryna Sabalenka fought back from a first set bagel to defeat American Madison Keys in a third set super tiebreak and stamp her ticket into the US Open final. The Australian Open winner looked in serious trouble after failing to win a game […]

Madison finds the Keys to Vondrousova victory

IT has been six years since American Madison Keys contested her home Grand Slam final, and now the 2017 US Open runner-up is just one win away from achieving that feat again. In an impressive display, the 17th seed took down Czech Marketa Vondrousova rather comprehensively, 6-1 6-4 to book her place in the Flushing […]

Daniil downs Demon in four-set contest

RUSSIAN third seed Daniil Medvedev came back from a disappointing first set to end the US Open hopes of Australian Alex de Minaur in their fourth round clash earlier today. The one-time Grand Slam winner denied Novak Djokovic a chance at a calendar Slam two years ago and is now just three wins away from […]

Powerful Penko sends Swiatek packing

ONE-TIME Grand Slam champion Jelena Ostapenko has sensationally defeated now former number one Iga Swiatek with an incredible come-from-behind victory in the fourth round of the US Open. The 20th seed at Flushing Meadows went down a set but only dropped four games in the last two sets to win, 3-6 6-3 6-1 to extend […]

Svitolina secures third round spot with comeback win

UKRAINIAN Elina Svitolina fought back from a set down to knock off Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and reach the third round of the US Open. Svitolina went down 7-5 in the first set, but dug deep and came away from the match with a 5-7 6-4 6-4 victory in two hours and 47 minutes. In a […]

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