First Upset of the Year: Australia’s Kimberly Birrell shocks Daria Kasatkina in Brisbane Opener

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Australia’s Kimberly Birrell Upsets Kasatkina on Court 1 Kimberly Birrell produced a fearless performance to cause the biggest upset of Day 1 at the Brisbane International, when she knocked out World No.10 Daria Kasatkina of Russia 7-5 4-6 6-7 in a dramatic three-hour epic. Birrell, the 20-year-old Australian who had to undergo the rigorous Australian […] READ MORE




2018 Wimbledon: Five matches to watch on Day 5

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Four days. Two rounds. 14 seeds on the Ladies’ side of Wimbledon have been eliminated while 16 seeds on the Gentlemen’s side have been shown the door. With the third round beginning today, we attempt to make sense of what’s going on at the All-England Club. Here’s five matches worth keeping an eye on: Sam […] READ MORE



Magical Rybarikova sparkles against ailing Mladenovic in Birmingham

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Magdalena Rybarikova came from behind to beat Kristina Mladenovic in the second round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, 3-6 6-2 6-1. The match was very tense from the beginning with three of the first four games going to deuce. Mladenovic was the player that made the first breakthrough in the match as she […] READ MORE


Mladenovic tackles Sharapova in Battle to Keep Their Respective Revivals Alive

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An intriguing Round of 32 match takes place on Wednesday in the WTA Mutua Madrid Open. A Rare Glimpse of Form from Kristina Mladenovic & Maria Sharapova in 2018 Liberty-exuding Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic has strung together back-to-back victories in Madrid. This is the first time since Acapulco in March. Maria Sharapova’s routing of Irina-Camelia Begu last […] READ MORE


Under Pressure: Players Needing to Produce on the Clay

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The clay-court season is in full swing and the world’s best players are using it to their advantage as they prepare for the second Grand Slam of the year, at Roland Garros. A change in court surface could not have come sooner for the following players, who will be looking to turn their 2018 season […] READ MORE


Mladenovic and Babos Win the Australian Open Doubles Title

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Background This match featured two of the top doubles teams in the world. Both teams are top five seeds with Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic seeded fifth and Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina seeded second. Three of the four players competing played in the 2017 WTA Finals last year, with Babos winning with Andrea Hlavackova […] READ MORE