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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 […]

Osaka eases into Madrid second round

JAPANESE Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka made it through to the second round of the 2024 Madrid Open overnight with a dominant 79-minute win over Belgian lucky loser, Greet Minnen. The former world number one is still returning to the WTA Tour, but gained her first clay court win in two years at the WTA […]

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 […]

Gauff ends unbeaten Pliskova run to reach Dubai quarters

YOUNG gun Coco Gauff overcame a frustrating moment with the chairperson and a set down against an in-form Karolina Pliskova to come from behind and win in three sets to advance to the quarter finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The third seed won 2-6 6-4 6-3 in an epic contest to bounce back from […]

Rybakina rolls past Collins in comeback win

TOP Abu Dhabi seed Elena Rybakina fought back from a set down to defeat American qualifier Danielle Collins and reach the quarter finals of the WTA 500 event. Taking on the powerful former Australian Open finalists and top 10 player, Rybakina found herself a set down before working her way back into it to salute, […]

Collins storms away from Osaka in Abu Dhabi win

FORMER Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins proved too good for two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka, with the American qualifier storming to victory in Abu Dhabi after a tight first set. In what was billed as a potential classic in the WTA 500 event, Collins used her extra match fitness to power past the Japanese […]

Seeds sew success in both Adelaide and Hobart

THE Adelaide International’s seeds had a strong day on day four of the tournament, with wins for them aplenty. One of those was the sixth seed Jelena Ostapenko, who defeated Sorana Cirstea in three sets. After making the quarter finals in Brisbane, Ostapenko continued her winning momentum, coming back from a set down to win […]

Rodionova stuns Aus Open champ in Brisbane

AUSTRALIAN wildcard Arina Rodionova knocked off past Australian Open champion, Sofia Kenin at the Brisbane International today to move through to the Round of 16. The 34-year-old Rodionova now ranked 113th in the world, toppled the 37th ranked Kenin who is gradually making her way back up the WTA Tour world rankings. Yet to win […]

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