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2023 Australian Open – Who is Zhu?

In a tournament of many upsets, China’s Zhu Lin has made an impression at this year’s Australian Open.

At almost 29 years old – her birthday is on women’s final day – she conjured up the best form of her … continue reading

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2023 Australian Open – Kids Tennis Day Returns

After a two year pause for the pandemic, Kids Tennis Day returned to the 2023 Australian Open as the conclusion of Welcome Week.

Billed as “a colourful wonderland of activities and entertainment for families”, 12,000 fans attended throughout the day.… continue reading

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Canada joins the Davis Cup winners’ circle

Canada rose from the ashes of its qualifying loss to claim its first Davis Cup.

Finally, after entering the event 109 times, Canada became the 16th nation to win the Cup in the event’s 112 years – starting in … continue reading

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Neale Fraser: A Davis Cup devotee like no other

When Neale Fraser took over the Australian Davis Cup captaincy in 1970, it was a daunting task. He was taking over the reins at a historic moment in the event.  

Under the captaincy of the legendary Harry Hopman, Fraser had … continue reading

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Sunshine Super Girl – the Evonne Goolagong bioplay

Her introduction to tennis has perhaps the most humble origins in tennis history, yet she overcame major stumbling blocks to become the No. 1 player in the world.
– International Tennis Hall of Fame

Sunshine Super Girl – The Evonne continue reading

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Rolex Paris Masters…Has Aged Well

Going into the 44th and last ATP tournament of the season, there was a great deal at stake for several of the Rolex Tennis Masters singles participants. When play began on October 29th for the 36th time … continue reading

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Jimmie McDaniel…Before Althea and Arthur

August 28, 1950 was a historic date in tennis. Althea Gibson defeated Barbara Knapp 6-2, 6-2 becoming the first African American to participate in the US National Championships.

In her next encounter, she came up short against Louise Brough, who was … continue reading

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Diabetes…Dealing With A Game Changer

Watching the pros makes it seem that tennis is easy to play. They flow across the court and hit shot after shot while their bodies are often stretched to the limit. Exchanges appear to be crafted by skilled sculptors using … continue reading

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A Welcome Reward for Guadalajara

In 2021, Mexican city Guadalajara agreed at short notice to host the WTA Finals, after Shenzhen withdrew due to Chinese pandemic travel restrictions. The event was incredibly successful with the players who appreciated the enthusiastic crowds.

The reward for the … continue reading

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A Different Honour for Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has claimed 21 Grand Slams and the Davis Cup with his Serbian teammates.

Having just won the Tel Aviv Open and after progressing to the semi-finals in Astana after a straight sets win over Karen Khachanov, he learned … continue reading