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Aussies among 2024 BJK Cup finalists

AUSTRALIA will contest the 2024 Billie Jean King Cup Finals after the green and gold whitewashed Mexico in the Qualifiers to reach the 16-team event. The Aussies won 4-0 over their Central American opponents in a result that came as no surprise considering the relative ranking difference between the nations. Aside from Arina Rodionova getting […]

Career-high WTA Tour rankings | February 5

FOLLOWING the first week of tournaments in February, five players – including three inside the top 100 – moved up to career-highs. Two of those entered the top 50 for the first time, and we take a look at how they, along with the other bolters have stepped up. Clara Burel (France)24/03/2001 | Previous best: […]

Riedi curbs Coric as Penko sets sights on Linz

DESPITE the Australian Open coming to a close and players departing the Australian shores, there is still plenty of action taking place across the globe. There were a couple of upsets on the ATP Challenger circuit, while a new WTA 500 event is among the tournaments taking place this week. BIRTHDAY BOY RIEDI ROLLS CORIC […]

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 […]

Rodionova stuns Aus Open champ in Brisbane

AUSTRALIAN wildcard Arina Rodionova knocked off past Australian Open champion, Sofia Kenin at the Brisbane International today to move through to the Round of 16. The 34-year-old Rodionova now ranked 113th in the world, toppled the 37th ranked Kenin who is gradually making her way back up the WTA Tour world rankings. Yet to win […]

ITF update: Aussies and Japanese dominate in Burnie

ALL eight of the remaining contenders in the ITF W25 event in Burnie are either home nation hopes or Japanese talents with the Apple Isle event edging closer to the pointy end. Aussie young gun Olivia Gadecki headlines the field, having reached the quarter finals after some impressive performances, and will now take on compatriot […]

Around the Tours: Osaka wins tough upon return

JAPANESE star Naomi Osaka has made a winning return to the WTA Tour in Melbourne, getting up in a tight three-set win over Frenchwoman Alize Cornet. It was the perfect start for Osaka, perhaps not the most dominant of performances, but she blew out the cobwebs and came away with the win. Cornet is a […]

2021 WTA Tour preview: Open fields in Chicago, Nur-Saltan

THE CHICAGO Fall Tennis Classic has been dealt a blow this year, with a number of top talents unable to play in what is an open field of entrants. Whilst the likes of Ash Barty, Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Naomi Osaka and – after a late withdrawal – Maria Sakkari will not take part, there […]

Wimbledon qualifiers: Who made the cut?

THE Championships at Wimbledon are set to begin tomorrow, with a huge two weeks of grass court action returning after being cancelled in 2020. We delve into the 32 men’s and women’s competitors who enter the main draw of their respective events following three rounds of qualifiers. MEN’S The 16 men’s competitors range from highly […]

WTA Tour wrap: Li and Ostapenko the big winners on opening days at Monterrey and St. Petersburg

PROCEEDINGS have begun at the WTA 250 tournament in Monterrey, Mexico and WTA 500 tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, with some quality talents making their mark already. At Monterrey, one seed fell and one seed prevailed in tight encounters to open the competition, as eighth seed Ann Li ran out victorious in a 6-3 7-5 matchup with Dutch […]

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