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Thailand Open: Swiss qualifier to face Polish seed in final

SWISS qualifier, 19-year-old Leonie Kung will take on fifth seed, Magna Linette of Poland after the duo won through to the final of the Thailand Open courtesy of a couple of impressive wins. The fifth seed Pole got home relatively straight forward with a 7-5 6-4 victory over Romanian Patricia Tig. The match lasted 94 […]

Thailand Open: Swiss youngster continues run to semis as top four seeds all out in Hua Hin

A STUNNING day of results has seen the remaining top four seeds ousted to blow the Thailand Open draw wide open. Number one seed and tournament favourite, Elina Svitolina was bundled out, as was third seed Wang Qiang and Chinese compatriot fourth seed, Zheng Saisai. While Svitolina’s exit might be a headline story, it was […]

Thailand Open: Svitolina makes light work to book quarter finals spot

TOURNAMENT favourite, Elina Svitolina has bundled out Australian qualifier, Storm Sanders in 57 minutes thanks to a 6-1 6-2 victory in the Round of 16 at the Thailand Open. Svitolina was far too strong for the Australian to book a quarter finals matchup with Japanese eighth seed Nao Hibino, serving up five aces and winning […]

Thailand Open: Swiss teenager upsets seed as other favourites advance

ALL of the six matches at the Thailand Open in Hua Hin featured seeded players, with five of the winners coming into the tournament as the top eight ranked players. The final two matches of the first round was played, while the first four of eight Round of 16 matches were completed as the quarter […]

Thailand Open: Mixed day for Aussies as Storm flys the flag

STORM Sanders is the sole Australian left in the Thailand Open draw after being the only player from the Land Down Under to survive the Round of 32 on Day 3 of the tournament. She defeated Norwegian, Ulrikke Eikeri, as compatriots, Anastasia Rodionova and Ellen Perez both fell in straight sets. Rodionova was outclassed in […]

Australian Open: Women’s Day 3 review – Goerges through to Round of 32 as big guns send message

BELGIAN, Julia Goerges is through to the Round of 32 after a commanding three-set win over 13th seed Croatian, Petra Martic. She joined a host of big names from the women’s draw in the third round, with the other half of Round 2 to be completed today, weather permitting. Goerges once again proved she can […]

Australian Open: Day 2 review (Day 1 completed) – Fognini produces comeback as Jabeur sends Konta packing

WITH rain causing a major delay on Day 1, we have split the remainder of the Round 1 Australian Open review into two parts. First we look at the games that did not take place or were suspended from Day 1 that were completed on Day 2, with a further two articles – one men’s […]

Australian Open: Qualifying Round 3 – Final draws done as qualifying concludes

THE last remaining qualifiers earned spots in the 2020 Australian Open main draw with some big wins the final day of qualifying competition. For some, it will mean just a 48-hour rest until they begin again in the field of 128, while for others it is the end of the road after narrowly missing out […]

Australian Open: Qualifying Rounds 2/3 – Former Wimbledon Junior runner-up and ATP Top 10 pick advance to main draw

THE first of the main draw qualifiers are through to the Australian Open starting Monday after a number of men’s and women’s finals were played yesterday. The remainder of the finals will be played today, with 32 qualifiers all-up – 16 men and 16 women – making it through to the final 128 players who […]

Australian Open: Qualifying Round 1/2 – Bogdan and Bouchard cruise through to final round

AFTER rain delays caused the majority of Day 2 matches to be suspended or cancelled, organisers rushed to fill the third day with extra games to catch up across the Australian Open Qualifying Round. In a massive day of action there was plenty to talk about as some epic encounters ensued. In one of the […]

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