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SPELL-BINDING SERENA SEIZES 19TH SLAM

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January 31, 2015

If we didn’t know she was truly great before, we do now. Serena Williams has just won her 19th Grand Slam, one more than the legendary Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.   And even though she will be 34 this year, Serena is in such crushing form that there is no reason why she can’t […]

SHAKY NOVAK MEETS MURRAY IN FINAL

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January 30, 2015

Novak Djokovic will play Andy Murray in the Australian Open final – although the Serb rarely played like a world number one during his five-set defeat of defending champion Stan Wawrinka.              VULNERABLE An unconvincing Djokovic won 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-4,  4-6, 6-0. And despite that emphatic last set, he […]

WAS IT SOMETHING TOMAS SAID? ANGRY MURRAY HITS BACK N STYLE

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January 29, 2015

MURRAY MAKES BERDYCH PAY FOR PERCEIVED DISRESPECT Was it something Tomas said? Or his preoccupation with his balls? Whatever happened, the “bromance” between Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray is definitely off. Andy won’t mind. Put simply, the story of the match went like this: Tomas upset Andy…so Murray wiped the floor with him. It will […]

NOVAK AND STAN ON COLLISION COURSE…MADISON’S MAGIC TO MEET SERENA’S POWER…

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January 28, 2015

NOVAK’S MASTER CLASS Novak Djokovic delivered another master-class in how to dismantle a big server just when it matters. And he only seemed truly troubled when his coach Boris Becker went missing at the start of the final set. Novak gestured towards his box urgently, as though the temporary absence of Becker, who must occasionally […]

MURRAY LOBS HIS WAY THROUGH…RAFA RUNS OUT OF POWER…

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January 27, 2015

Andy Murray lobbed his way to glory in a highly entertaining victory over Nick Kyrgios – then said the youngster needed to find a greater intensity. The Brit prevailed 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 despite brave resistance from the 19-year-old Australian in the last two sets. Murray produced two incredible lobs in the second-set tie-break and […]

VENUS ENTERS TRANCE TO TURN BACK TIME

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January 26, 2015

Venus Williams claimed she went into a trance to beat Agnieszka Radwanska and set up an all-American quarter-final against Madison Keys. The 34-year-old seemed to be on her way out after Radwanska levelled in style. Yet Venus summoned a stunning energy surge to win 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 – and reach her first quarter-final since 2010. […]

Murray Through To Face Kyrgios After Two Thrillers

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January 25, 2015

Andy Murray has set up a mouth-watering showdown with local hero Nick Kyrgios in the Australian Open quarter-finals. And the Scot celebrated by revealing that he may wear a kilt with nothing underneath for his wedding to Kim Sears later this year. For now all eyes will be on the Rod Laver Arena where the […]

Nadal On Course To Catch Federer

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Rafael Nadal looks capable of matching Roger Federer’s amazing total of 17 Grand Slams – and he might even eclipse the great man. There have been times in the last two years – even in the last week – when that statement sounded ridiculous. But Rafa’s 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Kevin Anderson shows that […]

Madison Stuns Kvitova…Novak In Party Mood…

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January 24, 2015

A STAR IS BORN Madison Keys notched the biggest win of her career with a shock 6-4, 7-5 victory over fourth seed Petra Kvitova. The 19-year-old from Illinois came of age with a superbly powerful display against the big Czech and could hardly believe she had outgunned one of the favourites for Melbourne glory. Keys […]

Wimbledon and the Queen: A Royal Tennis History

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January 23, 2015

There are lots of things that make Wimbledon special, from its iconic strawberries and cream and Pimm’s to the famous Wimbledon Queue, Wimbledon’s unique and charming characteristics set it apart from the world’s other major tennis events. If there’s one thing that truly sets Wimbledon apart from the crowd, however, it’s the tournament’s extensive history […]

Federer Crashes Out, Nadal and Murray March On

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Federer Shell-Shocked Roger Federer went crashing out of the Australian Open in a surprise four-set defeat to to the Italian journeyman, Andreas Seppi. It was the first time since 2000 that Federer had been knocked out so early – and the first time since 2003 he had failed to reach the semi-finals in Melbourne. Roger […]

Victoria and Jerzy Light Up Melbourne…Murray Lights Up Twitter…

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January 22, 2015

Victoria Azarenka and Jerzy Janowicz produced the performances of the day in Melbourne. But Andy Murray stole the limelight in a way that may not please Rafael Nadal. AZARENKA In the battle of the former world number ones, the unseeded Azarenka defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 with surprising ease for a woman who played little […]

GREAT ESCAPES FOR RAFA, MARIA AND ROGER

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January 21, 2015

Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova engineered epic escapes at the Australian Open, while Roger Federer almost lost his cool over a possible bee sting! You couldn’t make it up. And who would have imagined that Nadal could be offered a third serve by his sporting opponent while serving for the match after over four hours? […]

MONFILS SURVIVES LATE-NIGHT FRIGHT IN MELBOURNE THRILLER

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January 20, 2015

MONFILS French newcomer Lucas Pouille gave Gael Monfils a fright in a wonderful late-night thriller in Melbourne. The controversial Monfils had pushed the boundaries of athleticism and gamesmanship in a dramatic match against his young compatriot. The twenty-year-old Pouille had taken the first two sets before Monfils sent a stunning defensive pick-up straight back through […]

SHOCKS, LAUGHS AND MARATHONS AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

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January 19, 2015

The first day of the Aussie Open had it all! SHOCKS Serbian fifth seed Ana Ivanovic could hardly do a thing right after winning the first set against Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka 6-1. Just when we though the match was as good as over, Ivanovic imploded to serve a total of ten double faults. The […]

What Happens When it Rains at Wimbledon?

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January 16, 2015

Wimbledon is more than just a sporting event – it’s a unique experience. Whether you’re attending with debenture tickets or you’ve spent hours waiting in The Queue, there’s nothing more frustrating than having rain ruin a day out at the tennis. Over the years, Wimbledon has experienced its fair share of rainy days. Some have […]

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