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Anisimova produces stunning comeback

AMERICAN young gun Amanda Anisimova has fought back from a set and a break down to win in three sets over Dutch qualifier Arianne Hartono. The talented United States representative already has a title to her name this season when she won in Melbourne a fortnight ago, but she could not get going in the […]

2022 Australian Open preview

AFTER another long year Down Under, the Australian Open kicks off today in the opening Grand Slam of the tennis year. The biggest controversy happened well before a ball was bounced with world number one and Australian Open record holder Novak Djokovic deported back to Serbia. It means there will be a new reigning champion, […]

Barty-Osaka fourth round clash highlights Aus Open draw

A MASSIVE potential fourth round clash between reigning champion Naomi Osaka and world number one Ash Barty highlighted the women’s Australian Open draw today. In an unbelievable sight, arguably the two best players in the world – and two favourites will instead meet in the Round of 16 instead of the final. Though Osaka has […]

Around the Tours: Barty dispatches Swiatek

ASH Barty is into the Adelaide International final today with a chance to win her second Adelaide International title. Having won the title a couple of years back, Barty overcame her biggest hurdle of the tournament thus far with a dominant straight sets win over reigning champion, Iga Swiatek. Both Roland Garros winners, Barty won […]

Around the Tours: Adelaide champions to battle in semi

THE only two Adelaide International champions will do battle in the semi-final of the 2022 tournament, when world number one Ash Barty comes up against Poland’s Iga Swiatek. Both are Grand Slam winners and overcame their respective Grand Slam-winning opponents in Sofia Kenin and Victoria Azarenka. Whilst Barty won in straight sets over Kenin 6-3 […]

Around the Tours: Chinese teen continues run

CHINESE teenage Qinwen Zheng continued her remarkable run in Melbourne to reach a quarter final at the event. In what was only her fifth main draw match of her career – she made her WTA Tour main draw debut in Palermo last July – she was able to get past the always tough Vera Zvonareva […]

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, […]

Around the Tours: Osaka wins tough upon return

JAPANESE star Naomi Osaka has made a winning return to the WTA Tour in Melbourne, getting up in a tight three-set win over Frenchwoman Alize Cornet. It was the perfect start for Osaka, perhaps not the most dominant of performances, but she blew out the cobwebs and came away with the win. Cornet is a […]

2022 WTA Tour Players to Watch: Marta Kostyuk

UKRAINIAN teenager Marta Kostyuk snuck into the WTA Tour’s Top 50 last month, reaching her career-high ranking after a memorable season. The European young gun has been a name that has kept popping up over the last few seasons as a prodigy, so it would be easy to forget that she is only 19-years-old. Starting […]

Top 5 WTA Tour nations for 2021

ONE continued powerhouse, two nations with great depth, and a couple that are held up by top-end stars, Rookie Me Central presents five WTA Tour nations that impressed with overall titles in 2021. The five included won four or more singles titles in 2021. #1 United States Total Top 100 Singles Players: 162021 Singles Titles: […]

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