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Garcia to face Jabeur in semis

FRENCH 17th seed Caroline Garcia will contest her first Grand Slam semi-final after defeating local hope Coco Gauff in straight sets to make the final four of the US Open overnight. In a remarkable run streak that followed on from a title in Cincinnati, Garcia will now face off against Tunisian fifth seed Ons Jabeur […]

Gauff grinds into quarters

AMERICAN young gun Coco Gauff has fought her way past determined Chinese veteran Shuai Zhang to book her place in the quarter finals of the US Open. The 18-year-old did not have it all her own way but managed to win in straight sets 7-5 7-5 as the youngest player remaining in the tournament. Praising […]

Ajla advances, as Serena farewells tennis world

AJLA Tomljanovic has won through to the Round of 16 in the US Open, defeating Serena Williams in three sets today. After a tight couple of sets the Australian stormed home in the last to win 7-5 6-7 6-1 in three hours and five minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium. The result meant the 23-time Grand […]

Serena strolls on in swansong

ARGUABLY tennis’ greatest ever player will have at least one more match left in her career, after 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams upset second seed Anett Kontaveit to book her place in the third round. The American star was not quite done with yet – having announced her retirement at the conclusion of the […]

Snigur gets last laugh in huge Halep upset

BREAKING through for your first ever WTA Tour main draw win is a milestone for any youngster. Doing it at a Grand Slam is even better, and doing it against a two-time Grand Slam champion is near-unthinkable. But that is exactly what 20-year-old Daria Snigur was able to achieve, downing Romanian seventh seed Simona Halep […]

Top five seeds fall in Cinny women’s draw

CINCINNATI’S women’s singles draw has been flung wide open with a trio of huge upsets in the National Bank Open’s Round of 16. All three top five seeds out on court – including the top two seeds – were dumped from the event, with world number one Iga Swiatek out in straight sets. She fell […]

US teen hands Casper Ruud awakening

RANKED 229th in the world coming in as a wildcard to the event, not many would have given 19-year-old United States representative Ben Shelton a chance against world number five Casper Ruud. Though Shelton had upset Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the first round of Cincinnati, it was just his second main draw ATP Tour win. […]

Murray moves through; defeats Stan the Man

GIVEN the tennis world has been consumed by the ‘Big Three’ over the past two decades, it might be easy to forget the two who are perhaps the most unlucky from the dominance of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Having shared in a number of Grand Slam victories in their own right, the […]

Upsets galore in Canada as seeds fall

IT was absolute carnage in both Montreal and Toronto at the top-end as seven of the nine top five seeds in action bowed out of their respective Masters 1000 tournaments. In what showed the evenness of the overall ATP and WTA Tours at the moment, only top women’s seed Iga Swiatek, and fourth men’s seed […]

Kyrgios bowls Baez, next up Medvedev in Montreal

AUSTRALIAN Nick Kyrgios has set up a mouth-watering second round clash against world number one Daniil Medvedev at the National Bank Open in Montreal. The world number 37 – who is coming off a title at the Citi Open in Washington – is in red-hot form and disposed of Argentinian Sebastian Baez in one hour […]

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