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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 […]

Ons to the next round – Jabeur ousts Ostorio

IT might not have been as smooth of a birthday celebration as she would have liked, but Tunisian Ons Jabeur still managed to stamp her ticket in tho the second round. Having turned 29 on Monday, the 2022 US Open runner-up had a tough opening round against rising Colombian youngster Camila Osorio, but got through […]

2023 US Open Day 1 Talking Points

A COUPLE of huge upsets have already gone down at Flushing Meadows as the US Open got underway with the opening day of action completing in the Australia early afternoon hours today. Some big seeds bowed out, others came from behind and there were no shortage of talking points. Masarova sinks Sakkari The biggest upset […]

Novak makes history with 23rd Slam

SERBIAN Novak Djokovic stands alone in history with the most men’s singles Grand Slam titles after winning his third Roland Garros trophy on the weekend. His 23rd major title moved him one clear of Rafael Nadal and three ahead of long-time rival now retired superstar Roger Federer. After overcoming world number one Carlos Alcaraz in […]

Swiatek survives scare to secure Slam

AFTER guaranteeing the number one ranking win, lose or draw post-Roland Garros, Polish star Iga Swiatek fought past a determined Karolina Muchova in three sets. Swiatek looked to have a one hand on the cup midway through the second set, only for the Czech to fight back. Luckily for the top seed, she regained her […]

Sweet Karolina: Muchova makes maiden Slam final

UNSEEDED Czech Karolina Muchova has stopped a potential top two Roland Garros final after coming back from a match point down to defeat Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka. The world number two was up to a 12-game winning streak at Grand Slam’s after winning January’s Australian Open, but the talented Czech got the job done […]

Ruud rolls Rune in Roland Garros quarters

FOR the second successive year, Norwegian Casper Ruud ousted Holger Rune in the Roland Garros quarter finals, surviving a mid-match comeback from the young Dane to win in two hours and 44 minutes. It looked to be a one-sided affair early when Ruud only dropped three games in the first two sets, but had to […]

No escape from Alcaraz for Tsitsipas

IT was brutal at its best, and clinical throughout as world number one Carlos Alcaraz tore apart Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter final at Roland Garos. The Spanish young gun who is hot favourite for the event, destroyed the 2021 finalist, dropping just three games in the first two sets, before requiring a little more […]

Rune rolls on after five-set epic

DANISH young gun Holger Rune is through to the quarter finals of Roland Garros after fending off a stern battle from Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo. The match lasted three hours and 59 minutes, and took until a 10-7 victory in the fifth set super tiebreak for Rune to be announced the winner and through to the […]

Svitolina’s Roland Garros run defies own expectations

HAVING given birth to her first child last October, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina admitted she never would have dreamed to reach a Roland Garros quarter final within eight months. But coming off a title in Strasbourg in the lead-up to the Paris event, Svitolina has ground her way through the first four matches to set up […]

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