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Salkova edges Gibson as finalists crack Top 200

RISING WTA Tour stars Dominika Salkova and Talia Gibson have both earned their way into the Top 200 for the first time in their respective careers. The young guns reached the recent W75 Maribor final where the teenager Czech saluted in straight sets, 6-2 6-4. Both players entered the tournament unseeded with Salkova ranked 204th […]

Under the Radar: Taylah Preston (Australia)

TEENAGE sensation Taylah Preston has been performing strongly on the ITF Tour the last five months, and is rapidly improving her WTA Tour ranking. Though many of her tournaments have been out of the spotlight given the lower level compared to the Tour, Preston has risen almost 300 places since September. Five months ago when […]

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 […]

ITF update: Aussies and Japanese dominate in Burnie

ALL eight of the remaining contenders in the ITF W25 event in Burnie are either home nation hopes or Japanese talents with the Apple Isle event edging closer to the pointy end. Aussie young gun Olivia Gadecki headlines the field, having reached the quarter finals after some impressive performances, and will now take on compatriot […]

2023 Australian Open ICYMI: Day 1

IT was a massive opening day at Melbourne Park, with plenty of storylines coming from the 2023 Australian Open. We take a look at the good, bad and ugly, as well as some of the matches that stood out for fans as the first Grand Slam of the year got underway. THE GOOD: Chinese teenager […]

Bencic breezes past Muguruza

SWISS star Belinda Bencic was able to command the court against former world number one Garbine Muguruza, running out a straight sets winner on the opening day of the Adelaide International. A WTA 500 event, Bencic was coming off some hot form at the United Cup, and made an out-of-sorts Muguruza pay. Though the Spaniard […]

Italy clean sweeps Norway into Brisbane final

ITALY has made light work of lowly ranked Norway in the United Cup, with Matteo Berrettini downing world number three Casper Ruud to ensure a clean slate heading into the finals. Given the importance placed on the fourth semi-finalist to have the best overall record, Italy’s 5-0 effort against Norway will go a long way […]

Billie Jean King Cup wrap: Day 4 – Australia and Switzerland set up semi clash

AUSTRALIA has guaranteed itself a semi-final berth at the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals after defeating Belarus to reach the final four at the 2021 event. Having upset Belgium two days ago, Australia secured its place in the final four with another 2-1 win, securing both singles ties before going down in the doubles, […]

2021 Billie Jean King Cup nation preview: Australia

THE WTA Tour’s most prestigious team event is less than a month away, and Draft Central is counting down the days until it kicks off by previewing each team individually. Starting with the lowest ranked nation through to the highest one, we take a look at each squad, their fixtures, and what they might be […]

2021 Billie Jean King Cup nominations confirmed

WITH action just a few weeks away, the 2021 Billie Jean King Cup nominations have come in for the 12 teams battling it out for glory. Several big names will miss the event, led by world number one Ash Barty and world number two Aryna Sabalenka, but nations like Switzerland and Spain will be at […]

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