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Garcia halts incredible Iga in Warsaw

FIFTH seed Caroline Garcia has caused a massive upset, downing top seed and tournament favourite Iga Swiatek in a stunning three-set win on Swiatek’s home court in Warsaw, Poland. The world number one was a heavy favourite to take out the title, and had reached the final eight of the event with an 18-game winning […]

Czech, mate: Noskova claims Cornet scalp

TEENAGE future star Linda Noskova has claimed the biggest win of her career, defeating Alize Cornet to make it back-to-back victories on the WTA Tour. The Czech young gun had not won a WTA main draw match prior to entering the Prague Ladies Open WTA 250 event, but now the wildcard has strung together two […]

Italian qualifier cracks through for maiden Tour win

IT has been a long-time coming for 20-year-old Giulio Zeppieri, but the Italian qualifier finally posted his first ever main draw ATP Tour win. The world number 168 has an 0-4 career win-loss record to his name, and after surviving qualifying through the Croatian ATP 250 event in Umag, finally broke through for his maiden […]

Khachanov survives Struff scare

DESPITE a scare from home nation hero Jan-Lennard Struff, Russian seventh seed Karen Khachanov has won through to the second round of the ATP 500 event in Hamburg. As the next week of tournaments kicked off across four tournaments, Khachanov was the sole seeded winner in the men’s singles draw in Hamburg, winning against Struff, […]

2022 Australian Open Scoreboard: Day 1

THE 2022 Australian Open got underway yesterday and in Rookie Me Central’s Australian Open Scoreboard, see how every match went down. The men’s singles went largely to plan, with only Sebastian Korda‘s win over British 12th seed Cameron Norrie, and Australian wildcard Aleksandar Vukic victory 30th seed South African Lloyd Harris the sole seeded upsets. […]

Around the Tours: Barty overruns Coco

WORLD number one Ash Barty produced a strong comeback to put away teenage prodigy Coco Gauff in three sets at the Adelaide International last night. In one of the matches of the day, Gauff took the first set against the rusty Australian, and went 4-2 up seemingly set to advance to the quarter finals. Instead, […]

WTA Tour wrap: Seeds continue to star as Andreescu fights to remain

THE US Open women’s draw has already seen plenty of intriguing results shake up the competition, but once more it was the seeds that stepped up to the pressure with just two more joining Yulia Putintseva on the sidelines following the first round. The likes of Ash Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Iga Swiatek and Petra Kvitova had little issue getting […]

WTA Tour wrap: Venus falls on rough day for Americans

THE second day of the Tennis in the Land and Chicago Women’s Open events saw plenty of big results during the Round of 32, with a seed falling at each of the tournaments. At the Tennis in the Land in Cleveland, the top two seeds came away relatively unscathed, as top seed Daria Kasatkina asserted herself with […]

Olympics Women’s wrap: Bertens falls on day one as other seeds advance

SIX of the seven seeds out on court in the Olympics have advanced through to the second round of competition after a mixed bag of results on day one of the women’s tennis tournament. The highest seeded player out on court was Poland’s Iga Swiatek, with the 2020 Roland Garros champion taking care of Germany’s […]

WTA Tour wrap: The Barty Party rolls on at Wimbledon

AUSTRALIAN world number one Ash Barty booked her ticket to the third round of Wimbledon action on Thursday, proving too good for Russian Anna Blinkova with a 6-3 6-4 victory. Despite conceding breaks in both sets and committing an uncharacteristic 33 unforced errors, Barty remained composed and won 75 per cent of points at the […]

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