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Swiatek claims third Grand Slam title

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek is the toast of Flushing Meadows, defeating good friend Ons Jabeur in the US Open final. In a battle between the world’s two current best players – Jabeur achieved the second spot due to her outstanding run – Swiatek was able to close out the final, 6-2 7-6. Neither player […]

Sabs and Swiatek set for semi stoush

TOP seed Iga Swiatek and sixth seed Aryna Sabalenka will face off in a blockbuster semi-final to determine one of the two US Open women’s singles finalists. Both players won their respective quarter finals in straight sets, though both also featured a second set tiebreaker to keep things interesting. In the end, the two favourite […]

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 […]

Crafty Cornet rolls reigning champ Raducanu

LAST year’s US Open winner, Emma Raducanu is out of the 2022 edition after falling to Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in straight sets on day two of action. Cornet won with a few extra breaks to serve to advance through to the second round 6-3 6-3 in an hour and 42 minutes on Louis Armstrong Stadium. […]

2022 US Open preview

THE 2022 US Open kicks off tonight with the world’s best tennis players to converge on Flushing Meadows. Both fields are wide open and we take a look who the favourites and contenders are, as well as some of the first round matches to watch. MEN’S SINGLES: The favourite: World number one Daniil Medvedev has […]

Top five seeds fall in Cinny women’s draw

CINCINNATI’S women’s singles draw has been flung wide open with a trio of huge upsets in the National Bank Open’s Round of 16. All three top five seeds out on court – including the top two seeds – were dumped from the event, with world number one Iga Swiatek out in straight sets. She fell […]

US teen hands Casper Ruud awakening

RANKED 229th in the world coming in as a wildcard to the event, not many would have given 19-year-old United States representative Ben Shelton a chance against world number five Casper Ruud. Though Shelton had upset Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the first round of Cincinnati, it was just his second main draw ATP Tour win. […]

Chinese teenager takes out home nation hope

QINWEN Zheng has continued her remarkable rise up the WTA Tour world rankings by reaching a quarter final in Toronto, defeating local hope Bianca Andreescu in three sets. The hard-hitting Chinese star fought it out across a tough first two sets before running away with the match thanks to a couple of crucial breaks in […]

Upsets galore in Canada as seeds fall

IT was absolute carnage in both Montreal and Toronto at the top-end as seven of the nine top five seeds in action bowed out of their respective Masters 1000 tournaments. In what showed the evenness of the overall ATP and WTA Tours at the moment, only top women’s seed Iga Swiatek, and fourth men’s seed […]

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