Golden day for the Aussies at Wimbledon

Australian tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic during the 2020 Australian Open tennis

Day six at Wimbledon saw four Australians in action across the Ladies and Gentlemen’s singles round three draws. At that stage of the tournament, it is rare to see them all come out as winners, but that is what happened. First, it was Ajla Tomljanovic that came back from 2-6 in the first set against…

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A cruel end for Zverev against Nadal at the French Open

Germany’s world no. 3 was in an epic battle with world no. 5 and 13-time Roland Garros champion Rafa Nadal when things went horribly wrong. Embed from Getty Images Late in the second set big German was running to his right when his foot got caught on the red clay and he badly twisted his…

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Kubler the lone Aussie male into round two at Roland Garros

Going into the men’s singles round one at the French Open the Australian contingent consisted of six automatic qualifiers, a wild card, and a qualifier. After round one was played across the opening three days it was the qualifier, Jason Kubler that stood alone as a winner. The draw treated Kubler kindly with the world…

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Daria Saville and Chris O’Connell were awarded French Open wildcards

Just ahead of qualifying at Roland Garros, it has been announced that Daria Saville and Chris O’Connell have been awarded main draw wildcards into the French Open singles tournament. This is a reciprocal arrangement. Main draw action gets underway in Paris on Sunday 22 May. Saville (nee Gavrilova) is on the comeback trail from plantar…

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Barty ends the 44-year Australian Open singles drought

Australia’s world no. 1 Ash Barty has consolidated her hold on the top spot in women’s tennis after completing a dominant Australian Open campaign. Embed from Getty Images The Queenslander didn’t drop a set throughout the fortnight as she claimed her maiden Australian Open title after defeating USA’s Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6(2). After an even…

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Australian players at the Australian Open

Women’s singles, first round(1) Ash Barty (AUS) v (Q) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v [8] Paula Badosa (ESP)Astra Sharma (AUS) v Clara Tauson (DEN)(WC) Storm Sanders (AUS) v [2] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)(WC) Maddison Inglis (AUS) v [23] Leylah Fernandez (CAN)(WC) Priscilla Hon (AUS) v [31] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)(WC) Daria Saville (AUS) v Rebecca Peterson (SWE)(WC) Sam Stosur (AUS) v (WC) Robin Anderson…

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Politics defeats Novak Djokovic

Three-time defending Australian Open champion and world no. 1 Novak Djokovic will not be able to defend his title after being ordered out of the country less than 24-hours ahead of the Australian Open. Embed from Getty Images On Friday Immigration Minister Hawke had used his personal power to overturn a decision made on Monday…

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Priscilla Hon was awarded the last singles wildcard

Photo of Australian tennis player Priscilla Hon after defeating Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova at the 2020 Australian Open

Australia’s world no. 263 Priscilla Hon has been given a singles wildcard for the upcoming Australian Open. She missed the 2021 tournament through injury and in 2020 she had John Cain Arena rocking on her way to a round one victory over Ukraine’s Katryna Baindl (Kozlova). After the announcement “I feel really thankful,” said Hon,…

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