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Tennis

With its origins dating back to the United Kingdom in the late 19th century, tennis has become one of the most popular sports in the world, with its four Grand Slam tournaments often one of the most viewed championships on the annual sporting calendar.

Out of the four majors, perhaps the most illustrious tennis tournament is Wimbledon in England, which was the first ever Grand Slam championship. Professional male tennis players play in the ATP tour while female tennis players participate in the WTA tour.

Some of the greatest ever tennis players from both genders include Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratilova, and present superstars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Tennis Articles

Should prize money be equal in Grand Slam Tennis?

Should prize money be equal in Grand Slam Tennis?

by , 20 Aug 2014

Equal prize money for women in the Grand Slams is a topic that still divides even though it has been 7 years since Wimbledon became the last slam to adopt equal prize money. High profile players like Roger Federer will skip and dodge questions on the topic, others like Gilles Simon have argued that it […]

2014 US Open: Women’s singles preview

2014 US Open: Women’s singles preview

by , 20 Aug 2014

The year’s final Grand Slam tournament is just around the corner and while Serena Williams remains the favourite to salute at her national championships for a third consecutive year, there will be other contenders desperate to stop her in her tracks in New York. The likes of Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria […]

Wanted: A girlfriend for Rory McIlroy

Wanted: A girlfriend for Rory McIlroy

by , 12 Aug 2014

Around May 21 this year, Rory McIlroy made a phone call that was to cost Adam Scott the world No. 1 golf ranking. Scott had only secured the top spot three days earlier. For Australian fans, it had been a long 16-year wait for one of our own to hold the mantle of world’s top […]

Aussie teen Kyrgios impresses Djokovic

by , 5 Aug 2014

Rising Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios seems to have found a new admirer in Novak Djokovic, impressing the world No.1 during a practice hit-out for this week’s ATP Toronto Masters. The 19-year-old from Canberra boasted on social media about his pre-tournament preparations with superstar Roger Federer, countrymen Marinko Matosevic and Lleyton Hewitt, and Canadian Frank […]

The key to tennis stardom: What you don’t do

The key to tennis stardom: What you don’t do

by , 31 Jul 2014

Without the luxury of teammates to take the spotlight, our tennis aces are never far from the public eye, so it’s hardly surprising they are judged more harshly than other athletes. We scrutinise their every life decision and the media spare no details of personal dramas or romantic scandals. The present state of Australian tennis […]

Dellacqua moves to career-high world No.31

by , 29 Jul 2014

Australia’s Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women’s world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31. Dellacqua joined compatriot 19th-ranked Samantha Stosur in the top 32 on Monday, and is now a chance of being seeded at next month’s US Open. “Feeling a tad excited that I am at a new career high of […]

Split with Tomic mutual, says IMG

by , 18 Jul 2014

Global management company IMG has confirmed its split with Bernard Tomic, just as the troubled Australian tennis star scored his first back-to-back match wins since January. The agency used Twitter to announce it had cut ties with the 21-year-old on Thursday, but didn’t specify reasons. Reports earlier in the week suggested it had terminated his […]

Kyrgios splits from coach after Wimbledon

by , 13 Jul 2014

Rising Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has split from coach Simon Rea two weeks after stunning top-ranked Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals. Kyrgios announced on his website that he was switching to two Australian coaches – Josh Eagle and Todd Larkham – to spend more time at his home in Canberra. The 19-year-old […]

What we learnt from the 2014 Wimbledon men’s final

What we learnt from the 2014 Wimbledon men’s final

by , 8 Jul 2014

Unlike the lopsided women’s final which lasted just under an hour, the men delivered in a classic match between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Novak Djokovic entered his third Wimbledon final, seeking redemption after being thrashed in straight sets by Andy Murray last year, while Roger Federer entered the match having dropped serve and a […]

Stosur wins Wimbledon doubles

by , 8 Jul 2014

Samantha Stosur has ensured a happy ending to a frustrating Wimbledon campaign after claiming the fifth grand slam doubles title of her career. The Australian and Serbian playing partner Nenad Zimonjic beat Max Mirnyi and Hao-Ching Chanwon 6-4 6-2 in Sunday’s mixed doubles final. Stosur’s second mixed doubles title at the grass court grand slam […]


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