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Swiatek bulldozes way to fourth Roland Garros crown

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek is getting that air of invincibility around her on the Paris clay after dismantling first-time Grand Slam finalist Jasmine Paolini in the 2024 French Open final. Swiatek is just 23 years-old and notched up her fifth Grand Slam title, four of which have come in Parish. Her most recent was […]

Paolini powers into first Grand Slam final

ITALIAN surprise packet Jasmine Paolini will enter the top 10 on Monday after reaching the 2024 Roland Garros women’s singles final. The 28-year-old by her own admission was a little late to finding her peak form, but now the Italian is one win away from becoming a Grand Slam champion. Overnight, Paolini stormed past giant-killing […]

Andreeva stuns Sabalenka to reach Roland Garros semis

TEENAGE star Mirra Andreeva became the youngest Roland Garros semi-finalist in 27 years overnight with a massive upset of world number two and reigning finalist Aryna Sabalenka. The Belarussian struggled physically throughout the match, but Andreeva still played fantastic tennis, winning in a tough three-setter, 6-7 6-4 6-4 on Court Philippe-Chartrier. The Russian world number […]

Paolini powers in Roland Garros quarters

ITALIAN 12th seed Jasmine Paolini strung six consecutive games together twice across two sets to produce a near-perfect domination after dropping the first set to Russian Elina Avanesyan to reach the Roland Garros quarter finals. The hard-hitting Russian raced out to a 4-0 lead in the opening set, and while she did butcher a few […]

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 […]

2024 Roland Garros women’s singles preview

TONIGHT Australian time the 2024 French Open kicks off in Paris, with a super strong draw set to provide plenty of highlights in the women’s singles. We take a look at what the draw could provide, with the contenders and the Aussies to how they are placed. REIGNING CHAMPION Iga Swiatek (Poland) The world number […]

Mirra image – Andreeva crushes Vondrousova

RUSSIAN teenager Mirra Andreeva has backed up her breakthrough WTA 1000 Madrid Open performance last year with another fourth round appearance in 2024. The talented 16-year-old said after her first round win over American Taylor Townsend that the tournament was her “place of power” and that power ramped up with a third round straight sets […]

Defending champ Sabalenka survives scare

WORLD number two Aryna Sabalenka has survived a massive scare from Poland’s Magda Linette, needing three sets and two hours and nine minutes to shake off the determined world number 48. The Belarusian was gunning for a record-equalling third title in Madrid, but admitted her form was not up to scratch compared to her rivals, […]

2024 WTA Madrid Open preview

CLAY court season is well underway and it is time for another combined 1000 event between the WTA and ATP Tours, with the world’s best players descending on Spain for the Madrid Open. The clay court event features 96 players in the women’s singles draw, with the 32 seeded players receiving a bye in the […]

PREVIEW | 2024 Miami Open WTA 1000

A NEW champion will be crowned in Miami over the next two weeks as the last major tournament of the first calendar year quarter kicks off tomorrow. Czech Petra Kvitova is the defending champion at the WTA 1000 event, but is not playing this year due to her pregnancy with her first child. However last […]

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