Posts Tagged "Tennis"

It’s very possible a French Open top seed could meet Serena Williams in the opening round.

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The year’s second Grand Slam tournament gets underway in just under a week from now, and while all eyes will be on Rafael Nadal to see if he can continue to create history at Roland Garros, the women’s division remains as open as ever.

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Teenage prodigy Alex de Minaur has been handed Australia’s reciprocal wildcard into the French Open, starting on Sunday week.

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John Millman has earned himself a career-high ranking with a crushing victory over Bernard Tomic in the all-Australian final of the Open du Pays d’Aix Challenger event in Provence.

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The resurgent Bernard Tomic has won four consecutive clay-court matches for the first time to set up an all-Australian title showdown with John Millman in France.

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An asteroid has been named after him. Shakira put him in her music video for being an extraordinary world champion as a teenager. Reportedly, he is ten per cent owner of football giant Real Madrid but modestly calls himself a simple football lover.

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Like clockwork, Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur has stormed into her first quarter-final of the year.

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Daria Gavrilova has been dealt an injury blow before the French Open with the world No.24 forced to retire after rolling her ankle against fellow Australian Samantha Stosur at the Prague Open.

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When you think about the greats of Australian tennis, the names Pat Rafter, Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Margaret Court, Ken Rosewall and indeed Lleyton Hewitt come to mind.

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Match result: A straight-sets win from Daria Gavrilova has given Australia the overall win in the Fed Cup encounter with the Netherlands.

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Match result: Ash Barty put Australia up 2-1 in the Fed Cup battle with the Netherlands, defeating Lesley Kerkhove in straight sets.

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Match result: Ash Barty recorded a dominant straight sets win over Quirine Lemoine to level Australia’s Fed Cup battle with the Netherlands at 1-1.

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Australian tennis player Casey Dellacqua has announced her retirement from the sport.

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The crowd is silent. The air tingles with excitement. Championship point. The sound of the ball hitting the strings sends goosebumps up spectators’ arms.

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Channel Seven’s run of covering the Australian summer of tennis will come to an end after 2019, with Channel Nine securing the rights to the Australian Open, as well as all lead-up events, for a five-year period beginning in 2020.

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Winning Indian Wells and the Miami Masters – known as ‘the Sunshine Double’ – is one of the toughest feats in tennis.

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Bernard Tomic has made an unsuccessful comeback to tennis following his ill-fated appearance on reality TV.

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The 2018 Laureus sportsman of the year award, which goes to the sportsman who best demonstrates supreme athletic performance and achievement, has gone to Roger Federer.  

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Nick Kyrgios says he would have been “banned for six years” if he’d behaved like countrywoman Daria Gavrilova at the WTA event in Mexico.

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The Davis Cup is set to be transformed into an 18-nation World Cup-style tournament under new proposals put forward by the International Tennis Federation.

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