Tennis

Tue 12 Nov 2019

First Roger, now Rafa: Old guard is taking a beating

premium_icon First Roger, now Rafa: Old guard is taking a beating

Just 24 hours after Roger Federer succumbed, Rafael Nadal didn’t help his hopes of ending the year as world No.1 with a heavy defeat to Alexander Zverev.

Rafa slams journo’s ‘bulls***’ question

Rafa slams journo’s ‘bulls***’ question

Rafael Nadal has blasted a reporter’s “bulls***” question about his wife after he stepped off the court following a shock loss in London.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

‘It’s bloody tough now but it’ll be alright in a few days’

premium_icon ‘It’s bloody tough now but it’ll be alright in a few days’

In the aftermath of Australia’s Fed Cup final loss, Ash Barty put on a brave face later, saying she would now take the time to appreciate a huge 2019.

Shock defeat puts Fed in danger of 11-year low

premium_icon Shock defeat puts Fed in danger of 11-year low

Dominic Thiem has upstaged Roger Federer for the fourth time in six meetings to leave the Swiss great’s involvement in the ATP Finals on life support.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Heartbreak: Barty loses thriller

Heartbreak: Barty loses thriller

Australia’s Fed Cup hopes have taken a massive hit, with World No.1 Ash Barty losing to French opponent Kristina Mladenovic at Perth.

How battle of the titans could decide Fed Cup destination

premium_icon How battle of the titans could decide Fed Cup destination

Ashleigh Barty and Kristina Mladenovic kick off proceedings today as Australia and France search for an early Fed Cup final advantage.

Sat 9 Nov 2019

‘Scintillating’ Barty stuns record crowd

‘Scintillating’ Barty stuns record crowd

Tennis superstar Ash Barty was flawless during her straight sets victory over French opponent Caroline Garcia in Perth.

Handshake sparks wild tennis blow-up

Handshake sparks wild tennis blow-up

Madness erupted as a furious female tennis player confronted her opponent — and her coach fell on his backside trying to back her up.

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Margaret Court demands some Australian Open love

premium_icon Margaret Court demands some Australian Open love

Margaret Court won’t be drawn into any celebrations unless she gets the same treatment as Rod Lave

Comedian shreds ‘abhorrent’ Aussie icon

Comedian shreds ‘abhorrent’ Aussie icon

Comedian Lawrence Mooney has lashed out at Aussie tennis legend Margaret Court after she found herself back in the headlines today.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Freakish 57-year history in Barty’s Cup charge

Freakish 57-year history in Barty’s Cup charge

In a year of stunning record-breaking, Ash Barty might be saving her freakiest record for last in this weekend’s Federations Cup final.

Davis Cup threatens to serve up real fizzer

premium_icon Davis Cup threatens to serve up real fizzer

Even with six of the top 10 men’s players in attendance, the new Davis Cup has hit trouble with ticket sales for the 18-team format falling flat.

Look who’s back and eyeing off even more success

premium_icon Look who’s back and eyeing off even more success

Fresh from the richest pay day in tennis history, Ash Barty turns her attentions to Australia’s bid to win its first fed Cup title in 45 years this weekend in Perth...

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Clijsters’ Aus Open return dreams dashed

premium_icon Clijsters’ Aus Open return dreams dashed

Kim Clijsters’ plan for an comeback at next year’s Australian Open has been scuttled, ruining any hopes of fans keen to see the 2011 champion resume her career.

Mon 4 Nov 2019

Barty’s 2019 season one of the greatest ever

premium_icon Barty’s 2019 season one of the greatest ever

When Ash Barty launched her tennis comeback three years ago she was ranked No.9999 in the world. What she has accomplished since is almost unbelievable.

Barty’s slip of the tongue after jaw-dropping $6.4m windfall

Barty’s slip of the tongue after jaw-dropping $6.4m windfall

ASH Barty was flawless on the court as she secured the biggest cheque in tennis history — but she stumbled in her victory speech.

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Nike bets big on new tennis pin-up girl

Nike bets big on new tennis pin-up girl

An 18-year-old compared to Anna Kournikova has reportedly been handed one of the largest endorsement deals ever for a teenager.

How selfless Ash plans to spend her cash

How selfless Ash plans to spend her cash

Aussie tennis star Ash Barty has watched her earnings soar this year, and now the humble champ has revealed what she intends to spend her money on.

Barty on track to add $6m to 2019 windfall

premium_icon Barty on track to add $6m to 2019 windfall

Ash Barty has stormed into the semi-finals of the WTA Finals after a clinical straight-sets victory over two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at the lucrative...

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Ash Barty’s record $10m payday

Ash Barty’s record $10m payday

Ash Barty’s star continues to rise as she became a $10 million golden girl, achieving something never seen before in Australian sport.

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