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2024 Roland Garros women’s singles preview

TONIGHT Australian time the 2024 French Open kicks off in Paris, with a super strong draw set to provide plenty of highlights in the women’s singles. We take a look at what the draw could provide, with the contenders and the Aussies to how they are placed. REIGNING CHAMPION Iga Swiatek (Poland) The world number […]

Sabs back from the brink to down Svitolina

FACING three match points, world number two Aryna Sabalenka found a way to win against Elina Svitolina in Rome last night, reaching the quarter finals of the WTA 1000 event. Two-time winner Svitolina looked in control late in the deciding set when having two match points in the 12th game, before having another chance leading […]

‘Clayomi’ crashes Kasatkina party to reach Rome fourth round

A TIDAL wave of momentum is swelling behind former number one Naomi Osaka as her return to the WTA Tour continues to build steam. For just the third time in her illustrious career – which included four Grand Slam titles – Osaka has won three straight matches on clay, a surface that has always troubled […]

Defending champ Sabalenka survives scare

WORLD number two Aryna Sabalenka has survived a massive scare from Poland’s Magda Linette, needing three sets and two hours and nine minutes to shake off the determined world number 48. The Belarusian was gunning for a record-equalling third title in Madrid, but admitted her form was not up to scratch compared to her rivals, […]

2024 WTA Madrid Open preview

CLAY court season is well underway and it is time for another combined 1000 event between the WTA and ATP Tours, with the world’s best players descending on Spain for the Madrid Open. The clay court event features 96 players in the women’s singles draw, with the 32 seeded players receiving a bye in the […]

PREVIEW | 2024 Miami Open WTA 1000

A NEW champion will be crowned in Miami over the next two weeks as the last major tournament of the first calendar year quarter kicks off tomorrow. Czech Petra Kvitova is the defending champion at the WTA 1000 event, but is not playing this year due to her pregnancy with her first child. However last […]

Indian Wells D4 wrap: Gael storms into Pole’s position

FRENCH veteran Gael Monfils has enjoyed a career resurgence in 2024, and that continued in the second round of Indian Wells when he stunned eighth seeded Pole, Hubert Hurkacz. The 37-year-old Monfils bagelled the unsuspecting Hurkacz in the first set, and after losing the second in a tiebreaker stepped back ip to the plate to […]

2024 Indian Wells WTA preview

KNOWN as “The Fifth Slam”, Indian Wells is the most prestigious tennis tournament outside the four majors. Held in the Californian desert, it boasts massive fields of 96 men and 96 women battling it out from a shared prize pool of $9 million USD. Both singles draws were released today, and we take a look […]

Cirstea epic comeback leaves crowd stunned

THERE are comebacks, and then there is whatever Sorana Cirstea managed to do against seventh seeded Czech Marketa Vondrousova in the quarter finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Vondrousova had a match point in the second set, and would go on to squander six match points across the course of that set, only for Cirstea […]

Gauff ends unbeaten Pliskova run to reach Dubai quarters

YOUNG gun Coco Gauff overcame a frustrating moment with the chairperson and a set down against an in-form Karolina Pliskova to come from behind and win in three sets to advance to the quarter finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The third seed won 2-6 6-4 6-3 in an epic contest to bounce back from […]

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