Women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty raced away to a 6-0, 6-0 ‘double bagel’ at the Australian Open even as Spanish great Rafael Nadal’s injured back didn’t slow his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title on Tuesday. Mayar Sherif became the
Top-ranked Barty cashed in on her first championship point against Garbine Muguruza in the Yarra Valley Classic and Daniil Medvedev clinched the ATP Cup title for Russia within seconds of each other on Sunday as the tuneup tournaments
Venus Williams accumulated 10 aces on Tuesday by smacking serves at up to 114 mph - not quite like the old days, but not too shabby, either. She drove forehands to corners. She made her way to the net for crisp volleys. And when it was all over,
Defending champion and world No. 3 Rafael Nadal of Spain began his quest for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title -- and his 14th French Open crown — by overcoming Australian world No.63 Alexei Popyrin 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(3) in the first round on Tuesday.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both reached the French Open third round for the 16th time on Thursday as the battle for the women’s title was thrown wide open after world number one Ashleigh Barty limped out. Top seed Djokovic continued his bid for a second Roland
Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to win a WTA title on Sunday when the Tunisian beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 7-5, 6-4 in an engrossing hour and a half tussle in Birmingham. Jabeur, the second seed, gained a measure of revenge as she
The angle of Ash Barty’s climb to the top of women’s tennis has been so steep, the rise so fast, that the sight of her name perched on top of the Wimbledon draw as top seed and favourite still requires a second glance.
Eighth seed Barty got off to a strong start and never looked back, winning 6-1, 6-3 after only 70 minutes to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.
Ashleigh Barty said it was in "another realm" to become only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday, beating Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5.