Australian Open 2021: Williams sisters, Osaka and Swiatek get off to winning start

Serena Williams of The United States of America plays a backhand in her Women's Singles first round match against Laura Siegemund of Germany during...

Serena and Venus Williams held their nerve after a few shaky moments, tournament favourite Naomi Osaka was ruthlessly decisive while French Open champion Iga Swiatek was solid en route to a comfortable first-round win. Elsewhere, a three-time Slam winner was knocked out in rather emphatic fashion and more besides as Day 1 of the 2021 Australian Open got underway. Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Ashleigh Barty, Dan Evans and more clinch warm-up event titles

Ashleigh Barty of Australia poses with the Yarra Valley Classic trophy after winning her Women's Singles Final match against Garbine Muguruza of...

Ashleigh Barty capped her long-awaited return with a win over Garbine Muguruza in the Yarra Valley Classic final, while Britain’s Dan Evans has a new career-high world ranking (#26) after beating Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime in his warm-up event final. It’s provided the pair with welcome preparation ahead of the Australian Open, which gets underway in a matter of hours. Continue reading

Daniil Medvedev’s historic ATP Finals win sets up a very promising 2021

Daniil Medvedev hopes ATP Finals a sign of things to come with young guns forming 'great rivalries' - Tennis365.com

Daniil Medvedev recovered from a set down to beat US Open champion Dominic Thiem and win this year’s Nitto ATP Finals, making history in London on Sunday. Eleven years after his Russian compatriot Nikolay Davydenko won the first edition at The 02, the 24-year-old defiantly rose to the occasion in a way that sets him – and others – up brilliantly for a promising 2021 campaign.¬† Continue reading

Jannik Sinner beats Vasek Pospisil, becomes youngest ATP title-winner in 12 years

Tennis: Jannik Sinner claims maiden ATP title with victory at Sofia Open,  Tennis News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Jannik Sinner will wake up to see a career-high ranking upon his name on Monday, after becoming the youngest ATP champion in 12 years with a three-set win (6-4, 3-6, 7-6) over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in the Sofia final earlier today. It wasn’t his best match, but he finishes the 2020 season on an unforgettable high that he’ll look to build upon in 2021 and beyond. Continue reading

Felix Auger-Aliassime says his first ATP title will come when it’s deserved

Felix Auger-Aliassime's 2020 season ends with a whimper - Tennis Majors

The 20-year-old Canadian talent surprisingly crashed out in straight-sets against world no. 82 Salvatore Caruso during Wednesday’s Sofia ATP event and ends an unprecedented year with a four-match losing streak. However, he’s already reached six ATP Tour Finals without a singles title to show for it, and remains motivated in his pursuit of more consistent success long-term. Continue reading

French Open 2020: Schwartzman to play Nadal in semis after contrasting wins

I Deserved to Win": Diego Schwartzman Overwhelmed After Stunning Victory Over Dominic Thiem at French Open 2020 - EssentiallySports

Diego Schwartzman needed five hours and eight minutes to outlast close friend and US Open winner Dominic Thiem during a gripping five-set encounter, progressing into the first Grand Slam semi-final of his career to date. His reward? Facing 12-time tournament champion Rafael Nadal on Friday, who came through a difficult test against Italian teenager Jannik Sinner. Continue reading