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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

It’s semi-final time at the Australian Open

It’s semi-final time at the Australian Open

by , 29 Jan 2015

It’s hard to see Novak Djokovic being denied his fifth Australian Open, but five-time champion Serena Williams is vulnerable. Djokovic has a score to settle when he takes on defending champion Stan Wawrinka, after the Swiss sent him packing last year in the quarters in five absorbing sets. But the Djokovic of today is a […]

Kyrgios loses, but gains universal respect

Kyrgios loses, but gains universal respect

by , 29 Jan 2015

Nick Kyrgios may have been eliminated from the Australian Open, but there’s no doubt that he has emerged from the tournament with the universal respect of the tennis world. By defeating Andreas Seppi in five sets in the fourth round, Kyrgios became the first teenager since Roger Federer in 2001 to reach multiple Grand Slam […]

Enough of the shade, just let Little Saint Nick flourish

Enough of the shade, just let Little Saint Nick flourish

by , 29 Jan 2015

God damn, Australian tennis hasn’t been this enthralling, colourful and easy to sit through for some time. Probably the last time I can recall was Bernard Tomic’s surge at the Australian Open a few years ago. But nothing like this. Nick Kyrgios has been Australian tennis’ godsend. He has reinvigorated the game, the Australian Open […]

2015 Australian Open: Men’s and women’s semi-finals preview

2015 Australian Open: Men’s and women’s semi-finals preview

by , 29 Jan 2015

We are down to the last four men and women at this year’s Australian Open and Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are all in-sight of the final, but have to face some tough opposition first. For the third consecutive year Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will clash in the latest instalment […]

Djokovic sweeps aside Raonic to reach semi

by , 29 Jan 2015

Four-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has a fifth in sight after moving into the semi-finals with a clinical victory over Milos Raonic. The world No.1 outclassed the Canadian eighth seed on Rod Laver Arena 7-6 (7-5)6-4 6-2 on Wednesday night. The win sets up a dream rematch with defending champion Stan Wawrinka, the Swiss […]

Djokovic ready for Wawrinka battle

by , 29 Jan 2015

Four-time winner Novak Djokovic says he’s ready for the fight as he squares off against Australian Open defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals. Djokovic has a fifth title in sight after moving into the last four with a clinical victory over Milos Raonic on Wednesday night. The world No.1 outclassed the Canadian eighth seed […]

Venus still rising after Open run

by , 29 Jan 2015

Venus Williams sees a big future for her Australian Open conqueror – just as she does for her own tennis career. Williams anointed fellow American, teenager Madison Keys, as a possible future No.1, saying the sky’s the limit after her quarter-final victory. Not that Williams will be stepping aside to help lay a path to […]

Serena Williams v Dominika Cibulkova: Australian Open Quarter Final live scores and blog

Serena Williams v Dominika Cibulkova: Australian Open Quarter Final live scores and blog

by , 28 Jan 2015

Can Dominika Cibulkova continue her impressive record by beating the world number 1, Serena Williams, in the quarter finals of the Australian Open? Join the Roar as we live blog the match from 12:30pm AEDT. Over the last two years, Cibulkova has been the best player in the women’s singles draw, at the Open. She […]

Berdych no longer a doubting Tomas

Berdych no longer a doubting Tomas

by , 28 Jan 2015

For the first time since 2003, the men’s semi-finals of the Australian Open won’t feature either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. It’s too early to say that a spectacular era is over, with the other two members of the big four in men’s tennis, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, still very much in contention. However, […]

Halep and Bouchard aren’t ready to win Grand Slam titles – yet

Halep and Bouchard aren’t ready to win Grand Slam titles – yet

by , 28 Jan 2015 Video

Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard have a lot of work to do if they are to contend for Grand Slam titles in the near future. Despite being heavily favoured to move through to the semi-finals, Halep went out in straight sets to Ekaterina Makarova. Halep committed a mountain of unforced errors and struggled with her […]


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