Tennis

Tue 14 May 2019

Cancer diagnosis forces tennis star out of French Open

premium_icon Cancer diagnosis forces tennis star out of French Open

The discovery of a ‘rare cancer’ during a routine visit to the dentist has forced America’s Nicole Gibbs to withdraw from the forthcoming French Open.

Sun 12 May 2019

Young tennis freak stuns Rafael Nadal

Young tennis freak stuns Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal was shocked by a 20-year-old emerging superstar as the Spaniard suffered another early exit to extend his wretched run.

Fri 10 May 2019

Barty given valuable lesson in clay play

Barty given valuable lesson in clay play

Ashleigh Barty’s first clay court quarterfinal has ended in defeat as former world No.1 Simona Halep ended the Aussie’s 11-match winning streak with a clinical...

Thu 9 May 2019

Top five beckons as Barty excels on clay

Top five beckons as Barty excels on clay

Ashleigh Barty could climb to as high as No.4 in the world if she continues her golden run at the Madrid Open. Next on the agenda is a quarter-final showdown...

Wed 8 May 2019

De Minaur down as Federer fires

De Minaur down as Federer fires

Alex de Minaur’s slow return to tennis failed to gather any momentum with a loss at the Madrid Open while Roger Federer made winning return to clay

Tue 7 May 2019

Barty claims 10th-straight scalp as French Open looms

premium_icon Barty claims 10th-straight scalp as French Open looms

Ashleigh Barty has claimed her 10th consecutive win by beating American Danielle Collins at the Madrid Open.

Mon 6 May 2019

Fiery Kyrgios flips in Madrid madness

Fiery Kyrgios flips in Madrid madness

Smashed racquet, an audible outburst before a warning and then defeat. Just a normal day really for Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios

Wed 1 May 2019

Hewitt to help usher in new era at Wimbledon

Hewitt to help usher in new era at Wimbledon

Australia’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt will join luminaries such as John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova in helping to unveil a new look at Wimbledon.

Tue 30 Apr 2019

De Minaur clay concerns as Bernie lines up Millman

De Minaur clay concerns as Bernie lines up Millman

Aussie young gun Alex de Minaur has made an early exit at the ATP Tour’s Estoril Open as compatriots Bernard Tomic and John Millman get ready to rumble.

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Cash: Barty has US Open glory in her sights

premium_icon Cash: Barty has US Open glory in her sights

Ash Barty is primed to make her mark with a grand slam breakthrough, according to one of tennis’ best serve-volleyers.

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Barty top gun in Cup final showdown

premium_icon Barty top gun in Cup final showdown

Australian dominator Ash Barty is set to be the top-ranked player in the home final of the Fed Cup against France in November.

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Stosur shocker leaves Aussies hanging

Stosur shocker leaves Aussies hanging

Ashleigh Barty put Australia in the drivers seat before Sam Stosur was slaughtered on Pat Rafter Arena sending the Fed Cup to the wire.

Nadal crumbles in ‘jaw-dropping’ scenes

Nadal crumbles in ‘jaw-dropping’ scenes

A little known underdog has ended Rafael Nadal’s winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, handing the defending champion a brutal reality check.

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Barty levels Fed Cup tie

Barty levels Fed Cup tie

Ashleigh Barty has beaten Victoria Azarenka to level Australia's Fed Cup semi-final against Belarus at 1-1 after Samantha Stosur's tight loss

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Fed Cup draw pits partners against each other

premium_icon Fed Cup draw pits partners against each other

Doubles partners will go head-to-head in a crucial Fed Cup match on Saturday as Belarus admitted they were surprised about Sam Stosur’s role in the clash.

Wed 17 Apr 2019

’Nasty piece of work’: Djoker’s almighty meltdown

’Nasty piece of work’: Djoker’s almighty meltdown

Novak Djokovic was booed by the Monte Carlos crowd after smashing one racquet and throwing another into the crowd in his win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Barty channels Aussie legends in Cup quest

premium_icon Barty channels Aussie legends in Cup quest

Ash Barty says her bid to drive her country through to a first Fed Cup final in 26 years will be done “the Australian way’’.

Tue 16 Apr 2019

Aussie rookie on cusp of top 100

premium_icon Aussie rookie on cusp of top 100

We’re all familiar with the names Ash Barty and Sam Stosur, but stand by for another Aussie tennis rookie to become a household name

Wed 10 Apr 2019

Astonishing tennis miracle is unheard of

Astonishing tennis miracle is unheard of

Tara Moore was one point away from being utterly humiliated in a crushing tennis bloodbath. What happened next defied belief.

Tue 2 Apr 2019

Surprise move signals Barty’s Fed Cup intentions

premium_icon Surprise move signals Barty’s Fed Cup intentions

Fresh from her Miami title win, Ash Barty has made clear the importance of ending Australia’s 45-year wait for another Fed Cup title with a surprise call.

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