Ash smokes Rybakina in Adelaide

Australian tennis player Ash Barty with the Adelaide WTA500 women's singles trophy

Australia’s world no. 1 Ash Barty has comprehensively defeated Kazakstan’s Elena Rybakina the no. 7 seed to claim her second Adelaide title in three years and her 14th career title. The match was looking in the balance at 3-3 and Rybakina held several breakpoints. She failed to convert before Barty went on a run of…

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There’s no place like home for Kokkinakis

Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis has fought hard in front of his hometown fans in Adelaide to defeat Mikael Ymer of Sweden. Embed from Getty Images The 7-6(9), 4-6, 6-4 victory takes Kokkinakis into an ATP semifinal for just the second time in his career. The world no. 171 was awarded a wildcard to take part in…

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Barty books a semifinal berth in Adelaide

Barty too good for Kenin 17 Aces to two for Barty 97% first serve points won by Barty (31/32) Barty advances to the semifinals Two years ago when the world had not been disrupted by COVID, it was Ash Barty that won the Adelaide International. Not long after Barty had advanced to the semifinals at…

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Defending ATP Cup champions too good for locals

Russia, the defending ATP Cup champions have crushed the hopes of host country Australia in their second tie at the tournament. James Duckworth looked to be on track to claim the first set again Roman Sufiullin when up a break, and then again when out 4-1 in the tiebreak, however, his opponent held his nerve…

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Hon claims big scalp in Adelaide

Photo of Australian women's tennis player Priscilla Hon playing a match in Canberra

Australia’s Priscilla Hon has claimed the biggest win of her career after defeating world no. 17 Petra Kvitova in the opening round at the WTA Adelaide 500 tournament. Two years ago Kvitova was on the cusp of claiming the no. 1 rank in tennis. A loss to Naomi Osaka at the 2019 Australian Open saw…

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ATP Cup Australia v Italy

Australia faced Italy in their opening ties at the ATP Cup in Sydney. Jannik Sinner faced Max Purcell after James Duckworth pulled out of the opening rubber due to hip soreness. Sinner comfortably accounted for Purcell with a 6-1, 6-3 victory. The two top-ranked players for their countries then faced each other in the second…

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