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Top eight seeds advance to quarters

ALL the higher ranked seeds advanced to the quarter finals in the women’s singles at the US Open overnight, with three of those being in the top eight. World number one Iga Swiatek continued her run to book her place in the final eight, coming from a set down to defeat German Jule Niemeier, while […]

Sabalenka steals near-impossible victory

BELARUSIAN sixth seed Aryna Sabalenka produced one of the most incredible come-from-behind victories in history to stay alive in the US Open. Trailing 2-6 1-5 in the second set, Sabalenka was all but done and dusted during her match against unseeded Estonian, Kaia Kanepi. Then, in the blink of an eye, Sabalenka only conceded three […]

Crafty Cornet rolls reigning champ Raducanu

LAST year’s US Open winner, Emma Raducanu is out of the 2022 edition after falling to Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in straight sets on day two of action. Cornet won with a few extra breaks to serve to advance through to the second round 6-3 6-3 in an hour and 42 minutes on Louis Armstrong Stadium. […]

Croatian Coric crowned Cincinnati champ

IT WAS as if Croatian Borna Coric had never left the ATP Tour, with the world 152 causing a massive boilover at the Western & Southern Open to win the ATP 1000 Masters title in Cincinnati. Having battled a shoulder injury that curtailed his season last year, Coric was able to use his protected ranking […]

Top five seeds fall in Cinny women’s draw

CINCINNATI’S women’s singles draw has been flung wide open with a trio of huge upsets in the National Bank Open’s Round of 16. All three top five seeds out on court – including the top two seeds – were dumped from the event, with world number one Iga Swiatek out in straight sets. She fell […]

US teen hands Casper Ruud awakening

RANKED 229th in the world coming in as a wildcard to the event, not many would have given 19-year-old United States representative Ben Shelton a chance against world number five Casper Ruud. Though Shelton had upset Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the first round of Cincinnati, it was just his second main draw ATP Tour win. […]

Murray moves through; defeats Stan the Man

GIVEN the tennis world has been consumed by the ‘Big Three’ over the past two decades, it might be easy to forget the two who are perhaps the most unlucky from the dominance of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Having shared in a number of Grand Slam victories in their own right, the […]

Serena breaks 430-day drought

SERENA Williams has broken her 430-day winless drought by defeating Spaniard, Nuria Parrizas Diaz in straight sets. The American 23-time Grand Slam winner proved too good for the lucky loser, finally getting her first win in more than a year at the National Bank Open in Toronto. Williams’ Round of 64 victory was one of […]

2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals groups announced

A NEW Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup champion will be announced later in the year, with the 12 nations sorted into their respective four groups. Reigning champions Russia will not be eligible to compete in the 2022 BJK Cup edition, opening the door for another nation to come through. Last year’s runners-up Switzerland assume the […]

Wimbledon Boulter: Katie takes out sixth seed

IN FRONT of home fans on Centre Court, British wildcard Katie Boulter won her way through to the third round of Wimbledon, toppling sixth seed Karolina Pliskova in three sets. The world number 118 only had a 6-5 year-to-date win-loss record coming into the grasscourt Grand Slam event, but has reached the Round of 32 […]

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