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2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 3

RAIN effectively put a massive line through progress at the Australian Open yesterday, with non-covered courts unable to begin play until 5pm, forcing a backlog of players waiting for either their first or second round matches. Luckily the tournament got through all the games to be back on schedule, but plenty of players will need […]

Italy clean sweeps Norway into Brisbane final

ITALY has made light work of lowly ranked Norway in the United Cup, with Matteo Berrettini downing world number three Casper Ruud to ensure a clean slate heading into the finals. Given the importance placed on the fourth semi-finalist to have the best overall record, Italy’s 5-0 effort against Norway will go a long way […]

Sakkari sets Greece up for great win

GREECE is on the board officially in the 2022 United Cup, with a double-up performance from Maria Sakkari helping secure a 4-1 win over Bulgaria and open the tournament with a win. After leading 2-0 from the opening day, Sakkari won her individual singles match, then came back and got the job done alongside fellow […]

Sweet start for Swiss at United Cup

SWITZERLAND is in the box seat of its opening round United Cup tie against Kazakhstan following day one of action after wins to Belinda Bencic and Marc-Andrea Huesler. The world number 12 Bencic fought back from a 1-4 deficit in the opening set against Yulia Putintseva to grind out a tiebreak victory – to love […]

Top 5 WTA potential breakout players in 2023

EACH year tennis sees a number of breakout players who have a season that catapults them from the middle or lower world ranking spots, into the top echelon of players. In the women’s game, that was the likes of Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina, while Iga Swiatek went from a one-time Grand Slam winner to […]

2022 United Cup preview: Group B

GROUP B continues our 2022 United Cup preview series leading up the brand new event taking place across three Australian cities. Group A and Group F are in Perth, with Group B and Group E in Brisbane, and Group C and Group D are in Sydney. There are 18 teams battling it out for ultimate […]

Swiss make history with first BJK Cup title

SWITZERLAND made history by winning its first ever Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup title after defeating Australia 2-0 in the 2022 final overnight. The two nations are the most recent runners-up, with Switzerland able to go one better than its 2021 final defeat to Russia, while Australia had to settle as the bridesmaid for the […]

Swiss salute to face Czech mates in semis

SWITZERLAND has overcome a red-hot Canada to reach the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup in a bid to go one better than last year. The nation fell to Russia in the 2021 decider, and due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the top seeds were banned from all tennis team competitions in 2022. […]

Spain sweeps Kazakhstan to move into box seat

SPAIN survived a couple of hard-fought singles matches against Kazakhstan to move into the box seat for a spot in the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup semi-finals. The Group C match came after Kazakhstan defeated Great Britain yesterday, and would have qualified for the final four had it won against the third seeds. Spain, lead […]

2022 BJK Cup preview: 12 teams battle it out for glory

TWELVE teams will descend on Scotland for the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup that kicks off tomorrow, with reigning runners-up Switzerland the top seed. Reigning champions Russia have been banned from the event due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, leaving Switzerland, Australia, Spain and Czech Republic as the four seeds in their respective groups. […]

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