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2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 5

AFTER a day of upsets and epics on Thursday, and though a bit more normality returned to Melbourne Park in the day session, there were still plenty of surprises at night. THE GOOD: Unpredictable wins. China’s Lin Zhu stunned sixth seed Maria Sakkari in three sets, while Sebastian Korda took down 2022 finalist, Daniil Medvedev […]

Wimbledon champ Rybakina rolls on

ONE of the more underrated players on the WTA Tour, Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina is quietly becoming one of the world’s best, even if she is not always rewarded for it. Given the lack of points awarded at the All-England Club last year, Rybakina’s Wimbledon triumph did not give the talented 23-year-old the reward on the […]

2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 1

IT was a massive opening day at Melbourne Park, with plenty of storylines coming from the 2023 Australian Open. We take a look at the good, bad and ugly, as well as some of the matches that stood out for fans as the first Grand Slam of the year got underway. THE GOOD: Chinese teenager […]

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 […]

Around the Tours – Jan 5: Qualifiers surprise in Adelaide

QUARTER finalists have been determined in Auckland, Adelaide and Pune, with one semi-final also already set to take place in the latter’s ATP250 event. While we have provided daily coverage on the United Cup the past week, the other four majors events – including the Adelaide ATP and WTA events – have been running concurrently […]

Swiss salute to face Czech mates in semis

SWITZERLAND has overcome a red-hot Canada to reach the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup in a bid to go one better than last year. The nation fell to Russia in the 2021 decider, and due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the top seeds were banned from all tennis team competitions in 2022. […]

Spain sweeps Kazakhstan to move into box seat

SPAIN survived a couple of hard-fought singles matches against Kazakhstan to move into the box seat for a spot in the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup semi-finals. The Group C match came after Kazakhstan defeated Great Britain yesterday, and would have qualified for the final four had it won against the third seeds. Spain, lead […]

2022 BJK Cup preview: 12 teams battle it out for glory

TWELVE teams will descend on Scotland for the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup that kicks off tomorrow, with reigning runners-up Switzerland the top seed. Reigning champions Russia have been banned from the event due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, leaving Switzerland, Australia, Spain and Czech Republic as the four seeds in their respective groups. […]

Top eight seeds advance to quarters

ALL the higher ranked seeds advanced to the quarter finals in the women’s singles at the US Open overnight, with three of those being in the top eight. World number one Iga Swiatek continued her run to book her place in the final eight, coming from a set down to defeat German Jule Niemeier, while […]

Sabalenka steals near-impossible victory

BELARUSIAN sixth seed Aryna Sabalenka produced one of the most incredible come-from-behind victories in history to stay alive in the US Open. Trailing 2-6 1-5 in the second set, Sabalenka was all but done and dusted during her match against unseeded Estonian, Kaia Kanepi. Then, in the blink of an eye, Sabalenka only conceded three […]

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