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Svitolina sails through despite adversity

ELINA Svitolina has given a dominating performance in the fourth round of Wimbledon despite horrific news back home, downing China’s Xinyu Wang 6-2, 6-1. It was a classy performance from the 21st seed, who comfortably won all the key stats, including aces, double faults, winners and first serve in percentage. This result came off the […]

Dart on point in all-Brit battle

IN A hard-fought come-from-behind battle, world number 100 Harriet Dart spoiled the party of British number one, Katie Boulter. Despite 71 ranking places separating them, both players know each other’s games intimately and put on a show on Court 1, with the lower ranked compatriot winning 4-6 6-1 7-6 in two hours and 57 minutes. […]

Around The Tour: Thompson, Hijikata advance as Murray retires

TWO Aussies are through to the quarter finals of the ATP 500 event in London, defeating their respective opponents in the Round of 16 overnight. Second highest ranked Aussie Jordan Thompson and qualifier Rinky Hijikata both advanced through to the last eight, though in very different circumstances. Thompson was 4-1 up against local hero and […]

Penko powers into Roland Garros second round

LATVIAN world number 11 Jelena Ostapenko advanced through to the second round of Roland Garros overnight, defeating Romanian Jaqueline Cristian in a tough two-set match. The ninth seed had to work for her win, eventually getting up 6-4 7-5 to book her place in the Paris Round of 64. The former Roland Garros champion has […]

Badosa spoils Halep return

SPANISH former world number two Paula Badosa played the role of party pooper against former world number one Simona Halep, with the latter returning to the WTA Tour for the first time in 18 months at the Miami Open. Despite Halep completely dominating the first set, Badosa worked her way back into the contest, and […]

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 […]

Indian Wells D2 wrap: Raducanu sets up Yastremska clash

THE most recent qualifiers to go deep in Grand Slams are set for a second round blockbuster clash at Indian Wells after US Open winner Emma Raducanu pushed past her first round opponent. The British youngster defeated Spanish qualifier Rebeka Masarova to reach Ukranian Dayana Yastremska in the Round of 64, with Yastremska recently reaching […]

Collins storms away from Osaka in Abu Dhabi win

FORMER Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins proved too good for two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka, with the American qualifier storming to victory in Abu Dhabi after a tight first set. In what was billed as a potential classic in the WTA 500 event, Collins used her extra match fitness to power past the Japanese […]

Saville conquers Kenin as seeds fall in Hobart

ON a day that mostly went to plan for seeded players at the Adelaide International, it didn’t go to plan for all in Hobart with some big names falling. One of them was Sofia Kenin, with the tournament’s sixth seed going down in straight sets to Australian Daria Saville. After the first set went to […]

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 […]

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