Muhammad and Sweeny look to go back-to-back in Canberra

Asia Muhammad from the USA and Australia’s Dane Sweeny and looking to add to their titles won last week in Canberra after advancing to the finals of the second week of ITF 25 tournaments in Canberra. Muhammad advanced to the singles final after defeating Australia’s Priscilla Hon 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. She will meet her doubles…

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Singles quarterfinals day in Canberra at the ITF tennis tournament

On another perfect day for tennis in the nation’s capital of Canberra, it was quarterfinals day for the M25 and W25 singles tournament. The top seed in the men’s event Dayne Kelly had lost yesterday in round two when he faced New Zealand’s Rubin Statham. The final score was 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(5). The women’s top…

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Canberra ITF 25F and 25M tournament photos

Pro tennis on the ITF tour finally returned to Canberra last week. There had been a long absence due to smoke haze from the bushfires in 2019-20 and then COVID took hold. ATP Challenger level tournaments were twice shifted to Victoria and an ITF tournament was canceled just a day or two before the qualifying…

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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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