Wimbledon wrap for the Aussies

The 2024 Wimbledon tournament has now been played and it was a good result for Alex de Minaur in the Gentlemen’s singles and for Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson in the Gentlemen’s doubles. All three would be a bit disappointed and how the tournament ended for them. de Minaur unfortunately was forced to withdraw from…

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Gadecki grabs final qualifying spot to achieve lifelong dream

Australia’s Olivia Gadecki was the last woman to earn a coveted main-draw spot at Wimbledon following a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory over France’s Elsa Jacquemot. The match was played in difficult conditions with a strong winds. Last year Gadecki would feel the disappointment of reaching this stage to only lose at the final hurdle. This…

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From alternate to qualifier for Bolt

Australia’s Alex Bolt was not even a starter in qualifying until 10 minutes before he was called to a round one match as an alternate. “I found out at 10.50 for an 11 o’clock start,” explained world No.234 Bolt, who was promoted into the draw as an alternate following a late withdrawal from 11th seed…

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Sinner fights back to give Medvedev an unwanted record

Italy’s Jannik Sinner has fought back from two sets down to claim his first Grand Slam singles title. Embed from Getty Images In doing so his opponent Daniil Medvedev became the first person to lose two grand slam finals after being two sets to nil ahead. Medvedev played at a high level for the first…

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Sabalenka cruises to her second Australian Open title

Back in 2012 and 2013 Victoria Azarenka won back-to-back Australian Open titles. Embed from Getty Images 2023-24 has seen her countrywoman repeat the achievement. Aryna Sabalenka defeating China’s Zheng Qingwen 6-3, 6-2. Azarenka was the last to win 2 straight titles. Like back in 2013 it was a Chinese player that took on the defending…

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Ebden and Bopanna claim AO doubles title

Australia’ Matt Ebden has won his first Australian Open doubles title alongside India’s Rohan Bopanna. Embed from Getty Images The pair defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori 7-6(0), 7-5. Going into the tiebreaker both teams had won the exact same number of points. It was then all Bopanna and Ebden. The second set was…

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An all-Australian mixed doubles final?

Jaimee Fourlis and Andrew Harris showed their defeat of no. 1 mixed double seeds Storm Hunter and Matthew Ebden was no fluke. Embed from Getty Images The Australian pairing has backed up that win with another win over a seeded pairing. This time they defeated no. 5 seeds Laura Siegemund and Sandar Gille 7-5, 7-5.…

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Mixed doubles top seeds bounced by wildcards

Australia’s world no. 1 women’s doubles player Storm Hunter teamed up with Australia’s world no. 4 men’s doubles player Matthew Ebden to play in the Australian Open mixed doubles tournament. They went in as the no. 1 seeds and had recently had time together during the United Cup, this all pointed to a successful campaign…

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Rublev ends Aussie hopes at the Open

In what turned out to be an epic 5-set match, Andrey Rublev fought his hardest to oust Australia’s Alex de Minaur. Embed from Getty Images The final score was 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0. The world no. 5 was severely hampered by what appeared to be cramps in the fifth set but his superp ball…

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