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Gracheva stuns Sakkari in Roland Garros boilover

FORMER Top 40 talent Varvara Gracheva has stunned the Roland Garros crowd by coming from behind to knock over sixth seed Maria Sakkari. The current world number 88 – who was playing her first Roland Garros under the French flag since changing allegiances from Russia – is yet to win a WTA Tour title, but […]

Wildcard Eala upsets former top 30 player in Madrid

SHE might be her nation’s only ranked player, but Phillipines’ Alexandra Eala showed she can punch above her weight with the world number 170 getting the job done against former top 30 player, Lesia Tsurenko, at the Madrid Open. The 18-year-old talent came back from a set down on Arantxa Sanchez Stadium to post a […]

Indian Wells D9 wrap: Paul packs punch to roll Ruud

AMERICAN Tommy Paul reached his second ATP Tour 1000 semi-final at Indian Wells today, coming back from a shocking second set to win in three against ninth seed Casper Ruud. The local hope proved too good for the Norwegian, winning 6-2 1-6 6-3 to advance through to the final four, taking full advance of world […]

Indian Wells D7 wrap: Wozniacki Kerbs Angelique to reach quarters

FORMER world number one Caroline Wozniacki is through to her first WTA Tour quarter final in four years after defeating German Angelique Kerber to reach the last eight at Indian Wells. The Danish veteran won in straight sets, 6-4 6-2 to book her place in the next round, playing some inspired tennis. Though both players […]

Indian Wells D5 wrap: Lehecka rolls Rublev

THOUGH the majority of results went as expected, Czech Jiri Lehecka ripped up the script when he sent fifth seed Russian Andrey Rublev packing from Indian Wells. Reaching the Round of 16, Lehecka remains one of only two players outside the top 16 in the bottom half of the draw. The win allowed the 22-year-old […]

Indian Wells D3 wrap: Ons we go for Volynets

AMERICAN wildcard Katie Volynets caused the upset of Indian Wells so far, taking down Tunisian sixth seed Ons Jabeur in straight sets. Jabeur has struggled with injury and form in 2024, and in her first match of the WTA 1000 event, was no match or the red-hot world number 131, with Volynets winning 6-4 6-4. […]

2024 Indian Wells WTA preview

KNOWN as “The Fifth Slam”, Indian Wells is the most prestigious tennis tournament outside the four majors. Held in the Californian desert, it boasts massive fields of 96 men and 96 women battling it out from a shared prize pool of $9 million USD. Both singles draws were released today, and we take a look […]

Gauff ends unbeaten Pliskova run to reach Dubai quarters

YOUNG gun Coco Gauff overcame a frustrating moment with the chairperson and a set down against an in-form Karolina Pliskova to come from behind and win in three sets to advance to the quarter finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The third seed won 2-6 6-4 6-3 in an epic contest to bounce back from […]

Vekic stuns Sabalenka in Dubai shock

IT was the result few would have seen coming. Croatian Donna Vekic came from behind to upset world number two Aryna Sabalenka in three sets, 6-7 6-3 6-0 to advance through to the Round of 16 at the Dubai Tennis Championships. The win itself was an accomplishment, but the manner of which it was done […]

Osaka earns breakthrough milestone in Doha

FORMER world number one Naomi Osaka earned back-to-back victories on the WTA Tour for the first time in almost two years overnight, defeating another former top 15 player in Petra Martic, 6-3 7-6. The Japanese star missed all of 2023 after giving birth to her daughter Shai, but is now into the Round of 16 […]

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