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Aussies secure Davis Cup Finals knockout spot

AUSTRALIA has become the first nation to secure the Davis Cup Finals knockout spot, after a second straight win in Pool C. The Aussies defeated France leaving just Germany to come and determine who will top the Pool, while United States’ second win – defeating Kazakhstan – also moved the nation into prime position for […]

US spoil home nations party as Spain, Italy cleansweep opponents

A DECIDING doubles match win by the United States spoiled the party for home nation Great Britain in Glasgow, becoming the only Davis Cup Finals match to go the way of the visitor. The four home nations were in action across the globe in their respective Pools, with Italy and Spain winning 3-0, while Germany […]

Norrie produces Paire of Benoit bagels

SEVENTH seed Brit, Cameron Norrie has advanced through to the second round at the US Open courtesy of an unusual straight sets win over Frenchman Benoit Paire. Taking on the former top 20 player – who now resides at 189th in the men’s singles – Norrie might not have the weapons that his opponent has, […]

Thiem hungrier than the Wolf

AUSTRIAN Dominic Thiem showed he was able to outlast American wildcard J.J. Wolf in a three-set epic in the opening round at Winston-Salem. In what will be the Austrian’s final tuneup before the US Open – his first and only Grand Slam title came from Flushing Meadows – Thiem knocked off Wolf 6-7 7-5 7-6 […]

Garcia halts incredible Iga in Warsaw

FIFTH seed Caroline Garcia has caused a massive upset, downing top seed and tournament favourite Iga Swiatek in a stunning three-set win on Swiatek’s home court in Warsaw, Poland. The world number one was a heavy favourite to take out the title, and had reached the final eight of the event with an 18-game winning […]

Czech, mate: Noskova claims Cornet scalp

TEENAGE future star Linda Noskova has claimed the biggest win of her career, defeating Alize Cornet to make it back-to-back victories on the WTA Tour. The Czech young gun had not won a WTA main draw match prior to entering the Prague Ladies Open WTA 250 event, but now the wildcard has strung together two […]

Swiatek blasts compatriot in Warsaw homecoming

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek‘s 37-match winning streak might have come to an end at Wimbledon, but the Polish star showed no signs of slowing down in her first match since that event. Swiatek returned home to Warsaw and won her 17th consecutive match on clay with a regulation blitz of compatriot Magdalena Frech. The […]

Italian qualifier cracks through for maiden Tour win

IT has been a long-time coming for 20-year-old Giulio Zeppieri, but the Italian qualifier finally posted his first ever main draw ATP Tour win. The world number 168 has an 0-4 career win-loss record to his name, and after surviving qualifying through the Croatian ATP 250 event in Umag, finally broke through for his maiden […]

Khachanov survives Struff scare

DESPITE a scare from home nation hero Jan-Lennard Struff, Russian seventh seed Karen Khachanov has won through to the second round of the ATP 500 event in Hamburg. As the next week of tournaments kicked off across four tournaments, Khachanov was the sole seeded winner in the men’s singles draw in Hamburg, winning against Struff, […]

Bouzkova boots Aus Open finalist in Wimbledon first round

THERE were a number of big upsets on the opening day of Wimbledon, but arguably the biggest – particularly in the ladies’ singles draw was that of Marie Bouzkova. The Czech 23-year-old came from behind to win in two hours and 23 minutes on No.3 Court, defeating Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins in three sets. […]

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