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Australian Open: Women’s Day 1 review – Barty fights as others breeze through to next round

IT was a huge opening day of the Australian Open with some simply outstanding individual performances. Plenty of seeds moved through to Round 2, while some matches were delayed due to adverse weather conditions. We recap all the matches that went down on Monday. World number one, Ash Barty has advanced to the second round […]

Australian Open women’s preview: Can Serena achieve the equal most Grand Slams?

IN a comprehensive preview of the first Grand Slam of 2020, we take a look at 16 of the possible winners of this year’s Australian Open. We weigh up their Grand Slam form, recent form and past record and see who might come out on top at the end of the the two-week tournament. FOR […]

2020 Australian Open draw announced with huge first round clashes

A TANTALISING fourth round match between world number one Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios, and world number one Ash Barty meeting reigning title holder, Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals highlights a bumper Australian Open following the announcement of the 2020 draw tonight. The pair have shown no love lost between Kyrgios and Nadal, and they […]

Brisbane International: Final – Pliskova outlasts Keys in thriller

CZECH Republic’s Karolina Pliskova has started the 2020 WTA Tour season off on the right note with a three sets victory over Madison Keys in the women’s final at the Brisbane International yesterday. The world number two had to battle hard across two hours and seven minutes, but eventually got the job done to claim […]

Brisbane International: Semi-finals – Pliskova and Keys come from behind to book finals spot

A TWO hour come-from behind win against fifth seed Petra Kvitova helped eighth seed American Madison Keys to book a spot in the Brisbane International final. In doing so, she stopped an all-Czech Republic final with her last opponent being world number two, Karolina Pliskova. Keys’ triumph took right on two hours to complete, dropping […]

Brisbane International: Day 5 – Stars shine as semi-finalists are decided

THE four semi-finalists at the Brisbane International have been decided, with three top five players winning through to the final four on Day 5 of the tournament. Third seed Naomi Osaka, fifth seed Petra Kvitova and second seed Karolina Pliskova are all set for a huge semi-finals day, joining fellow winner, eighth seed Madison Keys […]

Brisbane International: Day 4 – Barty knocked out in first singles match

BRISBANE International Day 4 was filled with plenty of highs and lows, with the biggest news seeing world number one Ash Barty knocked out of the tournament. Barty was on the back foot early, with American opponent Jennifer Brady far too good on the day with a great serve making for a great win – […]

Brisbane International: Day 2 wrap – Sharapova bundled out in shock loss

DAY 2 of the Brisbane International delivered the goods once again, providing some surprise losses and high intensity matches. With 30 degree weather to contend with, the players fought it out in hot and humid conditions with majority of matches lasting three sets showcasing their skill, durability and stamina. Maria Sharapova was knocked out of […]

2020 Brisbane International preview: Will the Barty Party continue?

BRISBANE locals will be set for an absolute treat once again in 2020, with a stacked field of WTA stars heading to the Brisbane International. Six of the top 10 players will front up on the hard courts during the Australian summer, including the top three players on tour. FAVOURITE: There is not much more […]

Three WTA Young Guns to watch in 2020

A TRIO of up-and-coming stars aged 21 or younger as of the end of 2019 shone brightly in this year and really put their names up into lights with strong performance. These three players had never won a singles title prior to 2019, and now one is Grand Slam champion, and the other two are […]

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