Showing posts for: Belinda Bencic
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 […]

WTA Risers & Sliders: Feb 26, 2024

A MAIDEN WTA 1000 title in Dubai had Italian Jasmine Paolini and her final opponent Anna Kalinskaya high up in our WTA Tour Risers and Sliders piece this week, as we take a look at the players who took the biggest rankings jump and fall over the past seven days. RISERS: Jasmine Paolini (Italy)04/01/1996 | […]

2023 BJK Cup Finals preview: Swiss eye back-to-back titles

SWITZERLAND returns to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals determined to go back-to-back after defeating Australia in the decider last year. Twelve months on, and the four players that tasted that success return with top seeded Belinda Bencic alongside Jil Teichmann, while doubles pairing Viktorija Golubic and Simona Waltert are also back. This year, the […]

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 […]

Stan The Marathon Man survives Paris epic

LOOKING strong early, Swiss Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka had a tougher than expected path to the second round needing all five sets to advance through at Roland Garros overnight. The 2015 French Open championship had won all seven previous matches against Albert Ramos-Vinolas, and at two sets to love looked set to do it […]

Brilliant Bencic back from the brink to win title

SWISS star Belinda Bencic looked dead and buried when it came to her Abu Dhabi title chances, but somehow found a way to save three championship points and defeat Russian Liudmila Samsonova 1-6 7-6 6-4. In the inaugural Abu Dhabi Open, Bencic fought back from a disappointing first set, as well as three break points […]

Zheng continues ascent up WTA rankings

POWERFUL Chinese young gun Qinwen Zheng remains one of the shining lights on Tour, backing up a promising start to 2023 to reach the quarter finals of the Abu Dhabi Open. Following the conclusion of the Australian Open – where Zheng had a shock loss to American Bernarda Pera as 29th seed – the Chinese […]

Vekic breaks Aus Open final eight drought

AFTER a couple of lean years, Croatian Donna Vekic booked her spot in the 2023 Australian Open quarterfinals after defeating Linda Fruhvirtova in their fourth round clash yesterday. Vekic needed three sets and more than two hours to shake off the 17-year-old, eventually winning 6-2 1-6 6-3. In an entertaining contest, both players served seven […]

Brilliant Bencic belts Kasatkina in Adelaide

SWISS star Belinda Bencic has dominated her way through the Adelaide International final en route to a WTA 500 title. Winning her first title in Australia, the number eight seed completely took Russian fifth seed Daria Kasatkina to the cleaners in the opening set before running out a 6-0 6-2 winner in just 67 minutes […]

2023 Australian Open preview: Women’s Singles

MONDAY marks the start of Australia’s most prestigious tennis tournament, with the Australian Open kicking off at Melbourne Park. The first round contains 128 players – including 32 qualifiers – 64 of whom will take to the courts on the opening day. We take a look at the Australian Open women’s singles field, and how […]

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