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Not Ons song, Jabeur’s shock loss in Paris

IT was the result no one saw coming, but world number 56 Magda Linette pulled off a massive day one upset in Roland Garros, defeating tournament second favourite Ons Jabeur in three nail-biting sets. Jabeur was heavy favourite in the contest, having won more clay court matches this season than anyone else, and reached finals […]

Italy dumps France from BJK Cup Finals

IN a huge upset, Italy has taken down world number two France in the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup Qualifiers to ensure their place in the Finals for the first time. France, who won as recently as 2019 – which is only two tournaments ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic – will not compete in […]

Number one done as defending champ advances

DEFENDING champion Hubert Hurkacz‘s quest to retain his Miami Open title continues, after he upset the tournament’s number one seed Daniil Medvedev today. After winning the first set in a tie breaker, the Pole won the second a little easier to take out the match in straight sets, 7-67, 6-3. Hurkacz served a whopping five […]

Upsets continue as Ruud knocks out Zverev

THE Quarter Finals continued at the Miami Open overnight, and on a day where a number of players had to retire hurt, there was also a massive upset as the sixth seed Casper Ruud knocked out the second seed Alexander Zverev, denying the German a chance at his first title of the season. After Ruud […]

Alcaraz upsets Tsitsipas to progress to the quarters

IN one of the matches of the season, Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz has beaten world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round at Miami 7-5, 6-3. Alcaraz is having a stellar season, and his latest win continues that run. He now moves to a 15-2 record for the season, and he is now one win […]

Seeds advance in one-sided day of action

IT was a very one-sided day of WTA Masters 1000 action in Miami, as all eight seeds who completed their matches advanced, and only one – Victoria Azarenka, who retired hurt – failed to advance to the fourth round. In that contest, unseeded teenager Linda Fruhvirtova continued her remarkable run after earning a wildcard into […]

Seeds tumble as Swiatek claims number one ranking

NEW world number one Iga Swiatek has blitzed her way into the third round of the Miami Open, and with other results, will claim the top spot in the wake of current holder Ash Barty‘s retirement. The Polish 20-year-old burst onto the scene with a stunning Roland Garros victory in 2020, and has gone from […]

Fruhvirtova claims maiden WTA 1000 win

CZECH teenager Linda Fruhvirtova is a rising star on the WTA Tour and has just claimed her first ever WTA 1000 win at the Miami Open. The Czech 16-year-old defeated Danka Kovinic 6-0 6-4 in a stunning win to announce herself. Ranked 279th in the world, the soon-to-be 17-year-old was knocked out in just the […]

Barty Party over as world number one calls time

WORLD number one Ash Barty has retired from tennis for the second time in her career, aged just 26. Holding the number one ranking for a massive 114 consecutive weeks, the three-time Grand Slam winner and reigning Australian and Wimbledon champion, broke the news today. “It’s the first time I’ve actually said it out loud […]

On the Fritz: Taylor ends Rafa’s perfect start

AMERICAN Taylor Fritz caused a huge upset in his home nation by upsetting the previously unbeaten Rafael Nadal in straight sets at the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 final. There were massive behind-the-scenes discussions from Fritz’s coaches pre-match telling him not to take the court due to an ankle injury, but the American insisted he […]

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