Sanders helps Australia storm into Billie Jean King Cup final

Australia’s Storm Sanders has continued her good form at the BJK Cup. Embed from Getty Images World no. 237 defeated the world. no. 133 Heather Watson 6-4, 7-6(3) to give Australia a 1-0 lead going into the match between the highest-ranked players from each country. “I just go out and do my thing on the…

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O’Connell wins second ATP Challenger title for 2022

Australia’s Christopher O’Connell has won his second ATP Challenger title in 2022 to move well into the top 100. World no. 102 defeated Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3 to claim the Ch80 title in Yokohoma. That goes with his CH80 title won in Split, Croatia back in April, and it is the fourth Challenger…

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de Minaur claims first top-5 scalp in Paris

Australia’s Alex de Minaur has fought back from a break down in the third set to claim his first victory against a top-5 player. In round 2 in Paris, he defeated the world no. 4 Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. Medvedev served two double faults in the final game, including a double on match point…

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Tomljanovic into first WTA 1000 quarterfinal

Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic has backed up her win over world no. 4 Paula Badosa with a top-20 victory. This time she has defeated world No.20 Veronika Kudermetova 3-6 7-6(4) 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Her opponent was in control across much of the first two sets…

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Tomljanovic gets top 5 win

Australian tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic during the 2020 Australian Open tennis

Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic has claimed a top-5 scalp after her defeat of world no. 4 Paula Badosa. The final score was 6-7(3) 6-0 6-2. After losing the tight first set it was all Tomljanovic. The Australian hitting with power and control was too good for the Spaniard. Tomljanovic last beat a top-5 player back in…

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Hurkacz halts Kyrgios in Montreal

Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz has again proven too good for Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, taking the H2H to 2-0 after a 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-1 victory. Embed from Getty Images The pair had met earlier in 2022 on the grass in Halle when Hurkacz came from a set down to defeat Kyrgios at the semi-final stage. This time…

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Kyrgios demolishes Minaur in Montreal

In an all-Australian third round, it was Nick Kyrgios taking on Alex de Minaur at the Montreal ATP Masters 1000. Officially it is de Minaur that is the top-ranked Australian, but if you add in the points Kyrgios would normally have earned from his Wimbledon final appearance he would be sitting at around no. 14.…

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In a clash of champions, Kyrgios overcomes Medvedev

Two champions collided early in the Toronto Masters 1000 tournament. Nick Kyrgios last week won the Washington ATP 500 event and world no. 1 world no. 1 Daniil Medvedev claimed the ATP 250 title in Los Cabos. Embed from Getty Images The opening set was tight with neither player claiming a break of serve, Kyrgios…

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Kyrgios claims second Washington DC title

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has claimed another title in Washington to go with his title won in 2019. Kyrgios didn’t drop serve all tournament in a display that will have others worried about facing him at the US Open. Kyrgios has been a model of consistency in 2022 having reached the semifinals in five of six…

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Australians dominate in Atlanta

Australian players have won the singles and doubles titles in Atlanta. First Alex de Minaur won the singles title for the second time in Atlanta when he defeated USA’s Jenson Brooksby 6-3, 6-3. In the doubles, it was an all-Australian final with the Australian Open champions Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis getting the title after…

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