Archive for the ‘Sports/Tennis’ Category

Australian Open: 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run continues

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Marta Kostyuk

Marta Kostyuk, a 15-year-old qualifier from Ukraine who beat 25th-seeded Peng Shuai in the first round, has advanced to the third with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Olivia Rogowska, a wild-card entry from Australia.

Djokovic denies ATP players talked potential union, boycotts over prize money

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has rejected reports that leading men could potentially boycott future Grand Slams over prize money, though he did confirm that players held an hour-long private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues pertinent to the ATP Tour.

Australian Open: Raonic stunned by No. 86 Lukas Lacko

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Milos Raonic has slumped to his earliest exit at a Grand Slam since 2011, losing in the first round at the Australian Open to Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Australian Open: Shapovalov cruises past Tsitsipas in straight sets

Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Denis Shapovalov

Canadian Denis Shapovalov advanced to the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas on Monday.

Billie Jean King fires volley at tennis legend Margaret Court for LGBTQ comments

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Billie Jean King thinks one of the main venues at the Australian Open should be renamed because of Margaret Court's comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Roger Federer’s bid for 20th Grand Slam could include matches vs. Raonic, Djokovic

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Australian Open Tennis

Canada's Milos Raonic will open the Australian Open against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko on Sunday, while compatriot Denis Shapovalov makes his tournament debut when he takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.

Rusty Nadal struggles in season-opening loss to Gasquet

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Rafael Nadal struggled with his timing and normally potent shot-making as he started his delayed preparations for the Australian Open with an error-filled 6-4, 7-5 loss to Richard Gasquet in the Kooyong Classic exhibition event Tuesday.

Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery, plans return this year

Monday, January 8th, 2018
Andy Murray Hip Surgery

Andy Murray says he is unlikely to play again this season because of his hip injury. The world No. 2 player pulled out of the U.S. Open with injury, which first flared in the French Open semifinals and affected him at Wimbledon.

Eugenie Bouchard’s struggles continue with loss at Hobart International

Monday, January 8th, 2018
Eugenie Bouchard Hobart International

Eugenie Bouchard's poor run of form continued Monday when she was beaten by Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Hobart International. The former Wimbledon finalist was eliminated from the Australian Open warm-up event after losing 6-4, 6-3.

Victoria Azarenka withdraws from Australian Open

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Australian Open, with her wildcard entry to the season's first major reallocated to Ajla Tomljanovic.