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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

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Siniaková becomes the story at Bad Homburg

From the centre of Bad Homburg, the shining gold dome of the Russian Orthodox church is a beacon guiding tennis fans to the Kurpark.

Among several large parks in the town, it’s the Kurpark that hosts the WTA 250 known … continue reading

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One versus Two in Madrid 2023

It should occur regularly but rarely has in the last eight seasons – the meeting of the women’s No. 1 and 2 ranked players in a final.

But at the 2023 Mutua Madrid Open, it transpired that the current top … continue reading

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Świątek goes back to back in Stuttgart

The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart gave us an encore of last’s year’s final featuring Aryna Sabalenka and the champion Iga Świątek.

The tournament grew out of a four-player gala held in Filderstadt, 12 kilometres south of the capital … continue reading

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Krejčíková forges a path to victory in Dubai

She had to beat the No. 1, 2 and 3 players in the world to win the title and she did it.

Despite being unseeded and ranked 30 in the world these days, Barbora Krejčíková won the WTA 1000 in Dubai.… continue reading

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The United Cup Arrives

A new event called the United Cup has taken over the space of the ATP Cup in the tennis calendar.

The ATP Cup ran from late December through early January for three years from 2020–22 and was won by Serbia, Russia … continue reading

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US Open…Carlitos’ First, Iga’s Third…And Serena

Stating the obvious, a tennis event that is 142 years old has a sizeable library indexing its past. Nonetheless, the US Open, held August 29–September 11, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Queens, New … continue reading

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The Championships…Bits And Bobs

Below is a sampling of the “Bits And Bobs…” that made the 2022 tournament anything but a “Humble Roast Dinner…”

Kramer And Smith Anniversaries

While the Centre Court Centenary dominated the headlines, two other anniversaries should not be overlooked – … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Rafa, Iga et autres triandises (Rafa, Iga And Other Treats)

The 126th Internationaux de France de Tennis (or as the tournament prefers – Roland Garros – rather than the French Open) filled the May 22nd–June 5th calendar. The play at Stade Roland Garros updated the celebrated saying “There was something … continue reading

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The Young Stars Take Miami

This year saw the third edition of the Miami Open to be played at Miami Gardens, after the tournament’s 32 year residency at Key Biscayne.

There was no Federer, who won in 2019 as the oldest champion; no Djokovic, who … continue reading