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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 […]

History beckons at Melbourne Park for first time finalists

NO matter which way the Australian Open Women’s Singles Final goes this weekend, there will be a brand new, first time champion at Melbourne Park. With first time Australian Open finalist Elena Rybakina and first time Grand Slam finalist Aryna Sabalenka winning through to this weekend’s decider, someone will create history at Rod Laver Arena. […]

Linette breaking ground in career progression

MAGDA Linette is a Grand Slam semi-finalist for the first time after reaching the final four of the Australian Open yesterday. The Pole is the last unseeded woman left in the tournament after she defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3 7-5. Pliskova’s serve really let her down, with seven double faults in the match compared to Linette’s […]

Vekic breaks Aus Open final eight drought

AFTER a couple of lean years, Croatian Donna Vekic booked her spot in the 2023 Australian Open quarterfinals after defeating Linda Fruhvirtova in their fourth round clash yesterday. Vekic needed three sets and more than two hours to shake off the 17-year-old, eventually winning 6-2 1-6 6-3. In an entertaining contest, both players served seven […]

Positive Penko powers past “great” Gauff

LATVIAN power player Jelena Ostapenko is just three wins away from her second Grand Slam title, after advancing into the quarterfinals of the 2023 Australian Open. The world number 17 booked her spot in the final eight following an impressive upset over American seventh seed Coco Gauff, who was previously unbeaten in 2023 following a […]

2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 5

AFTER a day of upsets and epics on Thursday, and though a bit more normality returned to Melbourne Park in the day session, there were still plenty of surprises at night. THE GOOD: Unpredictable wins. China’s Lin Zhu stunned sixth seed Maria Sakkari in three sets, while Sebastian Korda took down 2022 finalist, Daniil Medvedev […]

Katie Voly-nets her way into a new career chapter

AMERICAN qualifier Katie Volynets achieved arguably the win of her career yesterday at the Australian Open, defeating ninth seed Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Not only was it Volynets’ first time defeating a top 10 opponent, but the win also sees her into the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time. She […]

2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 4

CHAOS reigned supreme on day four of the Australian Open, with the men’s draw in particular producing a number of unbelievable upsets. With the drawn blown wide open, it offered plenty of chances for lesser known players to step up and potentially go deep in this year’s Australian Open. THE GOOD: He will make it […]

Wimbledon champ Rybakina rolls on

ONE of the more underrated players on the WTA Tour, Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina is quietly becoming one of the world’s best, even if she is not always rewarded for it. Given the lack of points awarded at the All-England Club last year, Rybakina’s Wimbledon triumph did not give the talented 23-year-old the reward on the […]

2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 3

RAIN effectively put a massive line through progress at the Australian Open yesterday, with non-covered courts unable to begin play until 5pm, forcing a backlog of players waiting for either their first or second round matches. Luckily the tournament got through all the games to be back on schedule, but plenty of players will need […]

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