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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

Australian tennis’ future is safe in the hands of the big three

Australian tennis’ future is safe in the hands of the big three

by , 1 Sep 2014

Nick Kyrgios is the future of Australian tennis, but don’t sell Sam Groth, or Marinko Matosevic short. Kyrgios was bundled out of the US Open third round by veteran Spaniard and 16th seed Tommy Robredo 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3, but the youngster showed he has the raw ability to make it into the world’s top […]

Dellacqua’s disgraceful treatment speaks volumes for Aussie sport

Dellacqua’s disgraceful treatment speaks volumes for Aussie sport

by , 1 Sep 2014

Australian sport has one giant problem. We are sexist. I could skirt around the issue and say that there is a greater level of equality than ever before, but that’s rubbish. On Sunday I watched the morning news, telling me Casey Dellacqua made the round of 16 at the US Open. The two major free-to-air […]

No excuses for Serena as seeds crash out in round one

No excuses for Serena as seeds crash out in round one

by , 1 Sep 2014

With five of the top eight seeds all crashing out of the US Open in the first week, the path to an 18th Grand Slam title now appears as clear as possible for world number one Serena Williams. Williams remains one of only three top-eight seeds still remaining in the draw entering the second week […]

Nick Kyrgios vs Tommy Robredo: US Open live scores, blog

Nick Kyrgios vs Tommy Robredo: US Open live scores, blog

by , 31 Aug 2014

Australia’s number one ranking in the ATP is on the line this morning when Nick Kyrgios takes on Tommy Robredo in the third round of the US Open. Join The Roar for live commentary from 10:40am AEST. If Kyrgios defeats Robredo this morning he will overtake Lleyton Hewitt in the rankings and be the new […]

Kyrgios and Dellacqua roll on in the US Open

by , 30 Aug 2014

Australian tennis fans hoping for a good result at next year’s Hopman Cup were treated to a preview of what they can expect, with Nick Kyrgios and Casey Dellacqua both progressing through to the third round of the US Open. Kyrgios defeated Italy’s Andreas Seppi in straight sets, while Dellacqua came from a set down […]

Prize-money parity is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sexism in sport

Prize-money parity is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sexism in sport

by , 28 Aug 2014

Each time a tennis Grand Slam rolls around so too does the question of whether men and women should receive the same prize money. Men, after all, play for longer. They also player a better brand of tennis, right? Just ask Australia’s Marinko Matosevic. When asked if he would hire a female coach, like Andy […]

Stosur, Dellacqua win through at US Open

by , 27 Aug 2014

Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have given Australia a perfect five-from-five start at the US Open in New York. Australia’s only two seeds at the final major of the year, Stosur and Dellacqua both swept to straight-sets victories early on day two to join Nick Kyrgios, Matt Ebden and Anastasia Rodionova in the second round. […]

US Open 2014: How far can Nick Kyrgios go – plus Aussie players previewed

US Open 2014: How far can Nick Kyrgios go – plus Aussie players previewed

by , 27 Aug 2014

After claiming the scalp of 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny in his first match on Tuesday morning, how far can Nick Kyrgios go at this year’s US Open? The 19-year-old rising force returned to the Grand Slam scene for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championships in July, during which he claimed […]

2014 US Open: Men’s singles preview

2014 US Open: Men’s singles preview

by , 22 Aug 2014

The year’s final Grand Slam tournament is just around the corner and with the withdrawal of defending champion Rafael Nadal due to injury, this year’s men’s tournament could be the most open in recent history. It was announced earlier this week that the Spaniard, who has two titles at Flushing Meadows, had withdrawn from the […]

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 […]


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