Wimbledon 2022 – Day 6: Cornet snaps Swiatek’s win streak, Kyrgios-Tsitsipas delivers and more

Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates the victory in the Men's Singles Third Round Match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during day six of The...

Nick Kyrgios recovered from a set down to beat fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas during an eagerly-anticipated clash not without controversy and multiple flashpoints. Elsewhere, there were morale-boosting victories for Rafael Nadal and his compatriot Paula Badosa, after Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak was snapped by giantkiller Alize Cornet. Read on for more. Continue reading

Wimbledon 2022 – Days 4-5: Nadal, Swiatek strained, Watson wins again, Tsitsipas-Kyrgios and more

Heather Watson of Great Britain celebrates after winning her match against Kaja Juvan of Slovenia during their Women's Singles Third Round match...

Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek – the reigning French Open champions – must improve if they’re to experience straightforward Saturday assignments in round three. Heather Watson’s gritty win over Kaja Juvan means she’s into R4 of a Major for the first time as a 13-year professional, while we’re set for an eagerly-anticipated Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Nick Kyrgios matchup on Day 6 after both won clean on Thursday. Read about all that and more, in this latest SW19 review. Continue reading

Wimbledon 2022 – Day 2: Nervy finishes as Nadal, Gauff pushed then Tan-Williams steals the show

Harmony Tan of France celebrates after defeating Serena Williams of the United States in the first round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London...

France’s Harmony Tan stole set one and rallied from 4-0 down in the decider to beat seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams 10-7 during a rollercoaster tiebreak, finishing day two with another in a host of surprise results as the competition at SW19 intensifies. Elsewhere, Iga Swiatek’s winning streak extended to 36 while Rafael Nadal and Coco Gauff were challenged. Continue reading

French Open: Swiatek strolls into second Major final, plays record-breaker Gauff Saturday

Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates her victory over Daria Kasatkina of Russia in the semi-finals of the women's singles at Roland Garros on June 02,...

Despite being 2-2 at one stage in the first season, world no. 1 Iga Swiatek wasted no time extending her remarkable winning streak to 34 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over first-time semi-finalist Daria Kasatkina. She faces Coco Gauff in Saturday’s final, whose mental toughness and composure was key as the teenager eventually overwhelmed an error-prone Martina Trevisan. Continue reading

French Open 2022: Swiatek, Nadal, Djokovic all progress; Krejcikova, Kontaveit ousted

Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates her victory over Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in the first round of the women's singles at Roland Garros on May 23,...

There were routine R1 wins for the sport’s two world no. 1s, sandwiched between a welcome return for the King of Clay. Elsewhere, the women’s defending titlist was stunned by a determined Frenchwoman on home soil, before two Major winners almost 15 years apart in age both showed steely resilience, recovering from precarious situations to seal their R2 berths. Continue reading

French Open 2022: Divisive draws announced, as Djokovic-Nadal-Alcaraz in same half

Rafael Nadal of Spain signs autographs after a practice session at Roland Garros on May 21, 2022 in Paris, France.

Ahead of Sunday’s first-round flurry of matches across both ATP and WTA circuits, an unbalanced men’s draw has predictably caused quite a stir before the year’s second Major. Read on to see which particular players will be fancying their chances of a deep run over the next fortnight on clay, while other rivals in different sections will be rueing their lack of luck… Continue reading

“No perfect time, but this was mine” – Barty discusses shock retirement in press conference

Ash Barty speaks to the media during a press conference at the Westin on March 24, 2022 in Brisbane, Australia. Barty announced her retirement from...

After sending the tennis world into shockwaves late on Tuesday by announcing her immediate retirement from the sport, world number one Ashleigh Barty fielded questions and was content discussing the decision alongside head coach Craig Tyzzer with assembled media reporters in a press conference today – just 53 days after cruising to a historic Australian Open triumph.
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Indian Wells 2022: Fritz extinguishes Nadal’s unbeaten streak after Swiatek sinks Sakkari

Taylor Fritz Of the United States celebrates winning the men's final of the BNP Paribas Open after beating Rafael Nadal on March 20, 2022 in Indian...

Taylor Fritz earned his first Masters 1000 title the hard way, gritting through the pain barrier to overwhelm a similarly injury-affected Rafael Nadal and snap the Spaniard’s 20-0 unbeaten streak in 2022. Elsewhere over the weekend, 20-year-old star Iga Swiatek beat US Open semi-finalist Maria Sakkari for the second time in 24 days to secure yet another big trophy herself. Continue reading

Australian Open 2022: Barty and Collins ease to straight-sets wins, setting up Saturday’s Final

Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates her victory over Madison Keys of the United States during day 11 of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park...

Ashleigh Barty needed just 62 minutes to become the first Australian player to reach the Australian Open Final since Wendy Turnbull in 1980, dropping just four games against an underwhelming Madison Keys display. She’ll play Keys’ compatriot Danielle Collins [27] on Saturday night, after the 28-year-old utilised a blistering start to blast past Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-1.
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Australian Open 2022: Collins-Swiatek, Tsitsipas-Medvedev semis sealed on memorable Day 10

Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates after beating Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime in their men's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open...

US Open champion Daniil Medvedev saved a match point and recovered to ultimately overwhelm Felix Auger-Aliassime in a gripping five-set clash. Next, the world no. 2 plays a spirited Stefanos Tsitsipas after the Greek oozed class en route to a straight-sets win vs. Italian youngster Jannik Sinner. Beforehand, Danielle Collins [27] and Iga Swiatek [7] set up a second H2H meeting by reaching their second Grand Slam semi-finals – in contrasting circumstances.
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