Showing posts for: Lin Zhu
Around The Tour: Thompson, Hijikata advance as Murray retires

TWO Aussies are through to the quarter finals of the ATP 500 event in London, defeating their respective opponents in the Round of 16 overnight. Second highest ranked Aussie Jordan Thompson and qualifier Rinky Hijikata both advanced through to the last eight, though in very different circumstances. Thompson was 4-1 up against local hero and […]

Rybakina romps to Roland Garros rout

FOURTH seed Elena Rybakina was in no mood to waste time overnight at Roland Garros, kick-starting the claycourt Grand Slam with a dominant 6-2 6-3 victory over Belgian Greet Minnen. The Kazakh was unstoppable at times, and once she found her rhythm, her opponent had no answers. Despite the world number 85 being able to […]

Indian Wells D2 wrap: Raducanu sets up Yastremska clash

THE most recent qualifiers to go deep in Grand Slams are set for a second round blockbuster clash at Indian Wells after US Open winner Emma Raducanu pushed past her first round opponent. The British youngster defeated Spanish qualifier Rebeka Masarova to reach Ukranian Dayana Yastremska in the Round of 64, with Yastremska recently reaching […]

Indian Wells D1 wrap: Murray puts “final nail in the Goffin”

SIR Andy Murray’s year might be shrouded in retirement talk, but the British Grand Slam champion was able to fight past fellow former top 10 talent, David Goffin and reach the second round of Indian Wells today. As tennis commentator Robbie Koenig said post-match, Murray put the “final nail in the Goffin” to reach the […]

Under the Radar: Taylah Preston (Australia)

TEENAGE sensation Taylah Preston has been performing strongly on the ITF Tour the last five months, and is rapidly improving her WTA Tour ranking. Though many of her tournaments have been out of the spotlight given the lower level compared to the Tour, Preston has risen almost 300 places since September. Five months ago when […]

Career-high WTA Tour rankings | February 5

FOLLOWING the first week of tournaments in February, five players – including three inside the top 100 – moved up to career-highs. Two of those entered the top 50 for the first time, and we take a look at how they, along with the other bolters have stepped up. Clara Burel (France)24/03/2001 | Previous best: […]

Riedi curbs Coric as Penko sets sights on Linz

DESPITE the Australian Open coming to a close and players departing the Australian shores, there is still plenty of action taking place across the globe. There were a couple of upsets on the ATP Challenger circuit, while a new WTA 500 event is among the tournaments taking place this week. BIRTHDAY BOY RIEDI ROLLS CORIC […]

Pole of women’s draw advances after battle

DAY three of the 2024 Australian Open saw women’s number one seed Iga Swiatek finally get to get her campaign underway, and she did so in positive fashion over American Sofia Kenin. It was hard fought at times for the Pole, but she ultimately prevailed in straight sets 77-62, 6-2. Swiatek finished with the higher […]

Saville conquers Kenin as seeds fall in Hobart

ON a day that mostly went to plan for seeded players at the Adelaide International, it didn’t go to plan for all in Hobart with some big names falling. One of them was Sofia Kenin, with the tournament’s sixth seed going down in straight sets to Australian Daria Saville. After the first set went to […]

Day of upsets in Adelaide as Aussies shine in the Apple Isle

DAY 3 at the Adelaide International saw a big upset, with qualifier Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova picking up a massive win and defeating tournament fifth seed Beatriz Haddad Maia. Despite the 48 rank difference between the pair it did not matter as Pavlyuchenkova took the straight sets win 6-3, 6-4. Despite Pavlyuchenkova serving five more double faults […]

1 2 3 4