Casey Dellacqua Retires from Tennis

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After 16 years of tennis ups and downs, injury and victory, Casey Dellacqua has announced her retirement. Citing a desire to spend time with her children, Dellacqua will be trading her racquet for rattles and spending time with her one-year-old daughter and four-year-old son. Partner Amanda Judd is the birth mother of both children. “I […] 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



Davis Cup Provides a Reminder of the Greatness of Doubles

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There were many reasons to love the Davis Cup semi-finals last weekend: the closeness of the competition, as both semi-finals went to the final day (and in the case of Belgium–Australia to the final rubber); the frenzied but still friendly support provided by the supporters of all four nations, particularly the few dozen Aussie “Fanatics” […] READ MORE


“Doubles is Actually a Lot of Fun” – So Why is it Neglected?

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After wandering around the Aegon Open Nottingham site I found myself coming to a halt between two courts. On one court a men’s singles match. Thomas Fabbiano against Yuki Bhambri, embroiled in a tense first set battle. On the other court a ladies doubles match. Ashley Weinhold and Caitlin Whoriskey against Casey Dellacqua and Hao-Ching […] READ MORE