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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 […]

Yastremska continues to shake things up at the Open

DAYANA Yastremska’s breakthrough Australian Open run continues, after she defeated former Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka yesterday to progress to her first Australian Open Quarter Final. After winning the first set in a tie break, Yastremska fought back from 3–0 down in the second set to win it and then take the match 7-6 6-4. […]

Upsets keep on coming as top seed crashes out

THE upsets, surprises and the intrigue continue to play out in the women’s singles draw of the Australian Open, with seeds tumbling out of the competition. One of those to fall yesterday was the first seed Iga Swiatek, who fell to world number 50 Linda Noskova. In a gruelling, almost two and half hour match, […]

Big names fall as some Aus Open campaigns barely get off ground

DAY 2 at the 2024 Australian Open saw a big day for the seeds in the women’s draw, with a number of them falling at the first hurdle. The biggest of the seeds to fall was Czechia’s Marketa Vondrousova, with the number 7 seed and reigning Wimbledon champion falling to Ukrainian qualifier Dayana Yastremska in […]

Rybakina sends ominous Aus Open message

REIGNING Australian Open runner-up Elena Rybakina produced a dominant performance over world number two, Aryna Sabalenka to secure the Brisbane International WTA 500 event yesterday. In a rematch of last year’s Australian Open final, it was the bridesmaid who toppled the bride, completely destroying the tournament favourite Sabalenka, 6-0 6-3. Rybakina won the first eight […]

Sabalenka storms past Azarenka to set up Aus Open final rematch

WORLD number two Aryna Sabalenka will begin her lead-up preparation to defending her Australian Open crown by taking on the player she beat in last year’s major final, in the Brisbane International decider tomorrow. The top seed at the WTA 500 event knocked off Victoria Azarenka in straight sets 6-4 6-2, and will face Kazakhstan’s […]

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 […]

Svitolina secures third round spot with comeback win

UKRAINIAN Elina Svitolina fought back from a set down to knock off Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and reach the third round of the US Open. Svitolina went down 7-5 in the first set, but dug deep and came away from the match with a 5-7 6-4 6-4 victory in two hours and 47 minutes. In a […]

No escape from Alcaraz for Tsitsipas

IT was brutal at its best, and clinical throughout as world number one Carlos Alcaraz tore apart Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter final at Roland Garos. The Spanish young gun who is hot favourite for the event, destroyed the 2021 finalist, dropping just three games in the first two sets, before requiring a little more […]

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