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Top Filipino Eala eases into career-high rank

THERE are only two WTA Tour players under 21 who are their country’s top ranked player inside the Top 100, and while losing Australian Open semi-finalist Coco Gauff is a name everyone is familiar with, far less people are aware of the other, Philippines’ Alexandra Eala. Playing world’s away, while world number three Gauff racked […]

Forgotten talents: Nastasja Schunk (Germany)

GERMAN young gun Nastasja Schunk is a player many might have forgotten about after a 12-month break due to shoulder surgery, but the 20-year-old has returned to the WTA Tour and is ready to make her rise back up the rankings. The left-hander with the powerful forehand reached a career-high of 143rd in the world […]

Snigur gets last laugh in huge Halep upset

BREAKING through for your first ever WTA Tour main draw win is a milestone for any youngster. Doing it at a Grand Slam is even better, and doing it against a two-time Grand Slam champion is near-unthinkable. But that is exactly what 20-year-old Daria Snigur was able to achieve, downing Romanian seventh seed Simona Halep […]

Thiem hungrier than the Wolf

AUSTRIAN Dominic Thiem showed he was able to outlast American wildcard J.J. Wolf in a three-set epic in the opening round at Winston-Salem. In what will be the Austrian’s final tuneup before the US Open – his first and only Grand Slam title came from Flushing Meadows – Thiem knocked off Wolf 6-7 7-5 7-6 […]

Italian qualifier cracks through for maiden Tour win

IT has been a long-time coming for 20-year-old Giulio Zeppieri, but the Italian qualifier finally posted his first ever main draw ATP Tour win. The world number 168 has an 0-4 career win-loss record to his name, and after surviving qualifying through the Croatian ATP 250 event in Umag, finally broke through for his maiden […]

Fit and firing Coric back on track in Hamburg

LUCKLESS Croatian Borna Coric has hit a major milestone in his return from a long-term shoulder injury that cruelled his 2021 ATP Tour season, winning back-to-back matches at Hamburg this week. Coric had not achieved back-to-back Tour wins since March, 2021, but he was able to do that feat in an ATP 500 event no […]

Khachanov survives Struff scare

DESPITE a scare from home nation hero Jan-Lennard Struff, Russian seventh seed Karen Khachanov has won through to the second round of the ATP 500 event in Hamburg. As the next week of tournaments kicked off across four tournaments, Khachanov was the sole seeded winner in the men’s singles draw in Hamburg, winning against Struff, […]

Waltert breaks three-year drought to repeat history

SWISS 21-year-old Simona Waltert is pretty good at knocking off number one seeds in Lausanne. Earning another wildcard at her home tournament, the right-handed talent who has almost exclusively played on the ITF Tour the last few years, stunned American Danielle Collins in three sets. Most remarkably, she faced three break points in the deciding […]

ATP & WTA Tour Scores: February 8, 2022

FINDING all the ATP and WTA Tour scores in one place can be difficult, so Rookie Me Central has you covered. Here are all the main draw results from the tennis tournaments heading into February 9. ATP TOUR ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Rotterdam, Netherlands | ATP 500 | Hard Czech 20-year-old Jiri Lehecka caused the upset […]

2022 Australian Open Scoreboard: Day 4

IT was a day of upsets on the women’s side, and an Aussie wildcard led the charge on the men’s as the 2022 Australian Open Round of 64 was completed yesterday. In the men’s draw, Australian wildcard Chris O’Connell was the talking point of the day, stunning 13th seed Diego Schwartzman in straight sets, 7-6 […]

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