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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 […]

Indian Wells D4 wrap: Gael storms into Pole’s position

FRENCH veteran Gael Monfils has enjoyed a career resurgence in 2024, and that continued in the second round of Indian Wells when he stunned eighth seeded Pole, Hubert Hurkacz. The 37-year-old Monfils bagelled the unsuspecting Hurkacz in the first set, and after losing the second in a tiebreaker stepped back ip to the plate to […]

2024 Indian Wells WTA preview

KNOWN as “The Fifth Slam”, Indian Wells is the most prestigious tennis tournament outside the four majors. Held in the Californian desert, it boasts massive fields of 96 men and 96 women battling it out from a shared prize pool of $9 million USD. Both singles draws were released today, and we take a look […]

Rybakina and Swiatek set up blockbuster Qatar final

GRAND Slam champions Elena Rybakina and Iga Swiatek will face off in the WTA 1000 Qatar Open final tomorrow after the in-form pair moved through to the decider in very different ways. Rybakina overcame Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-4 to reach the final, while Swiatek had a far easy route, receiving a walkover in the […]

Swiatek shuts down Vika in dominant win

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek showed little mercy for fellow Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka as the top seeded Pole stormed into the 2024 Qatar Open semi-finals overnight. Swiatek won 6-4 6-0 in just 75 minutes, winning the last nine games of the match. The turning point came in the seventh game where Azarenka lead […]

Osaka earns breakthrough milestone in Doha

FORMER world number one Naomi Osaka earned back-to-back victories on the WTA Tour for the first time in almost two years overnight, defeating another former top 15 player in Petra Martic, 6-3 7-6. The Japanese star missed all of 2023 after giving birth to her daughter Shai, but is now into the Round of 16 […]

Jabeur outclassed as big names continue to tumble

DAY four at the Australian Open continued to provide the shocks in the women’s draw, with a number of big names falling in the second round. One of those to fall was sixth seed Ons Jabeur, who was completely outclassed by Mirra Andreeva, with the Russian winning 6-0, 6-2. Double faults (Andreeva served the only […]

Demon defeats Djoker as Aussies reach semis

WITHOUT a doubt the biggest win of his career, Alex de Minaur took down the best player in the world in Novak Djokovic with a sublime straight sets performance to send Australia into the 2024 United Cup semi-finals. On a day where all four results were 3-0 whitewashes – largely due to teams putting in […]

North Americans survive United Cup thrillers

IT was far from easy, but both Canada and the United States won in third set super tiebreak circumstances during yesterday’s United Cup. Gaining greater resistance than perhaps they thought – and Canada not utilising top singles player Felix Auger-Aliassime – the pair overcame Chile and Great Britain respectively. With Canada coming up against the […]

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