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Gracheva stuns Sakkari in Roland Garros boilover

FORMER Top 40 talent Varvara Gracheva has stunned the Roland Garros crowd by coming from behind to knock over sixth seed Maria Sakkari. The current world number 88 – who was playing her first Roland Garros under the French flag since changing allegiances from Russia – is yet to win a WTA Tour title, but […]

Top Filipino Eala eases into career-high rank

THERE are only two WTA Tour players under 21 who are their country’s top ranked player inside the Top 100, and while losing Australian Open semi-finalist Coco Gauff is a name everyone is familiar with, far less people are aware of the other, Philippines’ Alexandra Eala. Playing world’s away, while world number three Gauff racked […]

WTA Tour wrap: Osaka and Sabalenka fire as Kerber falls at Roland Garros

IT was a convincing opening day at the 2021 Roland Garros, with the Round of 128 seeing just one seed fall from 10 of the day’s entrants. One of those winners was Naomi Osaka, who has been well and truly in the media spotlight this week following her announcement not to partake in press conferences during […]

Young guns to watch on the ITF Tour

THE International Tennis Federation (ITF) is well and truly stacked with developing talent, and Draft Central is beginning to delve into the young guns coming up through the ranks emphasising those who have burst onto the scene and showcased some exciting qualities in their junior years. While many of these players are beginning to feed […]

WTA Teenage Stars – Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva

WHILE this 15-year-old Andorran may not be on your radar quite yet, Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva is one to watch in the future with her youth and potential making her a hugely exciting player coming up the ranks on tour. While not technically yet on the WTA Tour singles rankings, Jimenez Kasintseva is a left-handed talent […]

WTA Teenage Stars – Elsa Jacquemot

SHE may not quite have the same reputation already as some of the WTA Tour players on our list of WTA teenage stars, but while France’s Elsa Jacquemot may lack WTA experience, she has a winning mentality on the ITF Tour that knows no bounds. With seven junior ITF titles to her name dating back […]

Slovenian teenager stuns Kerber to claim first French Open win

SLOVANIAN teenager Kaja Juvan has stunned one of Roland Garros’ title contenders by defeating former world number one and Grand Slam winner, Angelique Kerber. The German star was expected to advance fairly comfortably against her 19-year-old opponent, but instead in just her second French Open match, Juvan claimed the win in a 6-3 6-3 upset. […]