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Which Halle? Getting to the Terra Wortmann Open

There are four places called Halle in Germany.

So it’s not surprising that international tennis fans and media, and sometimes even players, can become confused when making travel arrangements to the Terra Wortmann Open.

From the tournament’s inception in 1993 … continue reading

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Der Rasenklassiker in HalleWestfalen verspricht Erlebnis der Extraklasse – Terra Wortmann Open 2024

Mit sechs Top Ten-Spielern und dazu einem „Tennistainment“-Programm mit vielen Höhenpunkten, verspricht die 31. Auflage der Terra Wortmann Open den Fans ein Erlebnis der Extraklasse.

„Wir können den Startschuss kaum erwarten“, sagte Turnierdirektor Ralf Weber bei einer Pressekonferenz in HalleWestfalen, bei … continue reading

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Bavarian joy for German fans – The BMW Open

It was 13th time lucky for Jan-Lennard Struff at the BMW Open in Munich.

He finally won the trophy, after not dropping a set throughout the tournament.

Indeed, it was 33 year old Struff’s first ever title on the ATP … continue reading

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Introducing The Netflix Slam

The first Netflix Slam was staged at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, on a purpose-built board court.

Appropriating the term “Slam” for exhibition events that are not Slams in the traditional sense of Grand Slams has become a thing this … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – Sinner earns his first Slam

Jannik Sinner decided to play his first match of the year at the Australian Open.

Three Russians, two Netherlanders, an Argentine and THE Serb later, Sinner held the trophy.

The Italian saw off Botic van de Zandschulp, Jesper de Jong, Sebastián … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – Hsieh Su-wei wins double the doubles

Elise Mertens and Hsieh Su-wei winning in Melbourne. Photo: Jan Zielinski

The playing style of Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei may be unorthodox but it’s highly successful on the doubles court.

In Melbourne, Hsieh added two more Grand Slam trophies to her … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – Two Tales of No. 1 in the doubles

No. 1 in the world.

Rohan Bopanna and Storm Hunter have both experienced the exhilaration of making it to the top.

Bopanna knew that by winning his Australian Open quarter-final with partner Matthew Ebden, he had achieved enough ranking points … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – The Adventures of Dino and Dane

Both are qualifiers who made their first ever Grand Slam main draw.

But their paths to Round 1 of this year’s Australian Open were very different.

Dino Prizmic is an 18 year old Croatian, who won the only junior Grand … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – The Pleasures of Opening Week

The rain poured down on the opening day of Opening Week. Matches were delayed and delayed and delayed again until the schedulers gave up.

Happily, the rest of the week’s weather was perfect and the qualifying event could make up … continue reading

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Germany rally to take the trophy in the second staging of the United Cup

Germany clinched the 2024 United Cup in an enthralling final against Poland at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney.

Captained by Torben Beltz, Germany prevailed 2-1 over the Poles after a thrilling mixed doubles victory by Laura Siegemund and Alexander Zverev. … continue reading