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Rybakina sends ominous Aus Open message

REIGNING Australian Open runner-up Elena Rybakina produced a dominant performance over world number two, Aryna Sabalenka to secure the Brisbane International WTA 500 event yesterday. In a rematch of last year’s Australian Open final, it was the bridesmaid who toppled the bride, completely destroying the tournament favourite Sabalenka, 6-0 6-3. Rybakina won the first eight […]

Sabalenka storms past Azarenka to set up Aus Open final rematch

WORLD number two Aryna Sabalenka will begin her lead-up preparation to defending her Australian Open crown by taking on the player she beat in last year’s major final, in the Brisbane International decider tomorrow. The top seed at the WTA 500 event knocked off Victoria Azarenka in straight sets 6-4 6-2, and will face Kazakhstan’s […]

Coco on cruise mode, reaches Auckland semis

TOP seed and defending ASB Classic champion Coco Gauff is wasting no time in wiping the floor with her opponents, cruising into the semi-finals of Auckland after only dropping two games in a 53-minute rout of a quarter final. Gauff latest victim was Frenchwoman Varvara Gracheva, who she blitzed 6-1 6-1 in rapid time to […]

Teenage Andreeva breaks Aussie in dominant win

TEENAGE wunderkind Mirra Andreeva stormed into the quarter finals of the WTA 500 Brisbane International with a dominant 6-1 6-1 smashing of Australian wildcard Arina Rodionova. In a match that lasted just 65 minutes, the 16-year-old Andreeva only dropped one point off her first serve to reach the last eight. Andreeva has long been considered […]

Pliskova survives Osaka onslaught

IN A contest that far surpassed its second round standing, two genuine stars of the past decade went head-to-head at the Brisbane International today. Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova with 16 WTA Tour titles to her name, faced off against the returning multiple Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka. In just her second match back from a […]

Osaka on-song in return win at Brisbane

GRAND Slam champion Naomi Osaka looked fit and firing upon her return to the WTA Tour, where she picked up a straight sets win at the Brisbane International. In what was the former world number one’s first match since September 2022, Osaka dusted off the cobwebs with a 6-4 7-6 triumph over German Tamara Korpatsch. […]