Australian Open day 1 preview for the Aussies

The first Grand Slam of the year starts today in Melbourne. There are six Australians in action on the opening day. Wild card Olivia Gadecki, the world no. 199 is first up on court no. 8 against qualifier Polina Kudermetova, the world no. . Gadecki is mentored by current Australian Open champion, Ash Barty, while…

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Purcell, Schoolkate and Vukic aiming for the big dance

Max Purcell the world no. 204 is first up against Italy’s (22) Matteo Arnaldi the world no. 134. Arnaldi fought off a match point in his round 2 match against Australia’s Alex Bolt. Purcell a two-time doubles finalist at the Australian Open and the Wimbledon doubles champion with Matt Ebden is looking to qualify for…

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Aussie women fail to advance at AO2023 qualifying

Five Australian women took to the courts at Melbourne Park for round two of qualifying, none would advance. Destanee Aiava came the closest to moving onto the final round but she lost a tight match to Arianne Hartono from the Netherlands, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(6). The remaining four matches were one-sided affairs with Astra Sharma, Ellen…

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Australian Open qualifying kicks off today

The hopes and dreams of many tennis players start and end today, at least in terms of Grand Slam glory. The Grand Slams are of course the tournaments that all professional players are aiming to play. Qualifying starts today for men and women in singles. The qualifying field is split into two halves with the…

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Khachenov keeps his cool to deny Kyrgios

Photo of Nick Kyrgios taken during a match at the Melbourne Summer Series by Rob Keating

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has again played an epic five-set match against Karen Khachenov at a grand slam. The last time they met was at 2020 Australian Open when Kyrgios defeated his opponent in five sets, four of them decided in a tie-breaker. The match lasted four hours and 26 minutes. Embed from Getty Images This…

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