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Archive: Jan 2015

SPELL-BINDING SERENA SEIZES 19TH SLAM

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 add […]

SHAKY NOVAK MEETS MURRAY IN FINAL

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 looked […]

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

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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 […]