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June 2021

MY WIMBLEDON DEBUT

Posted By Linda Pearce ,
20/06/2021 20:00 PM
As Wimbledon debuts go, it was not auspicious. This young reporter, having paid her own way to the Mecca of tennis to report for The Sunday Age (while, less glamorously, sleeping in the lounge-room of...

RAIN, DEMON DEMOLITION AND AN AUSSIE TROPHY

Posted By Brett Phillips,
19/06/2021 09:20 AM
Rain across the UK Friday prevented the full schedule of tennis being complete, but it didn't stop Alex de Minaur advancing to the semi finals at the Queens Club. For the 2nd time at this weeks ATP...

MURRAY'S CHANCES COME TO AN END

Posted By Alex Johnstone ,
18/06/2021 09:00 AM
Any chances of a fairytale title for Andy Murray in London have been undone overnight as the former champ was handed his exit by top seed Matteo Berrettini. The big serving Italian proved too much...

AZARENKA MAKES IT TEN AGAINST KERBER IN BERLIN

Posted By Alex Johnstone ,
18/06/2021 08:00 AM
In the battle of two former World Number 1's, Victoria Azarenka has defeated a familiar foe in Angelique Kerber to advance to her first quarterfinal on grass in six years at the Bett1Open in Berlin ov...

WIMBLEDON SUFFERS DOUBLE BLOW AS OSAKA JOINS NADAL IN WITHDRAWING FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
18/06/2021 05:00 AM
The 2021 Wimbledon Championships will go ahead, but without two of the world's stars after Naomi Osaka joined Rafael Nadal in withdrawing from the Grand Slam.  Early on Thursday, two time...

LAST STANDING AUSSIE TOMLJANOVIC FALLS AT VIKING CLASSIC

Posted By Alex Johnstone ,
17/06/2021 12:00 PM
The only remaining Australian in WTA singles action has fallen overnight as Ajla Tomljanovic was defeated by Coco Vandeweghe in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 3-6 at the Viking Classic in Birmingham. The...

DE MINAUR WINS THE AUSSIE BATTLE / FEDERER KNOCKED OUT OF HALLE

Posted By Alex Johnstone ,
17/06/2021 12:00 PM
Alex De Minaur has won the All-Australian clash between himself and Aussie No.2 John Millman 6-1, 6-3 overnight at the ATP 500 at the Queens Club. The Demon showed that he meant business right from...

HOW HAS THE NEW PENNANT SEASON FORMAT BEEN RECEIVED

Posted By Peter Bonadio,
16/06/2021 11:11 AM
With Melbourne plunged into another lockdown, the changes that have been made to the pennant season look like they have been useful for the 2021 season. The trial format consists of an 8-game set of...

BOLT STARTING TO CAPTURE FORM IN NOTTINGHAM

Posted By Alex Johnstone ,
16/06/2021 10:00 AM
There were plenty of Aussies in action overnight outside of the main ATP and WTA events with some mostly good results all around. Alex Bolt is starting to get back into some good form after a horror...

DEMON SETS UP CLASH WITH MILLMAN IN LONDON

Posted By Alex Johnstone,
16/06/2021 10:00 AM
The grass court season is underway as the dust begins to settle in Paris, with tournaments in Britain and Germany kickstarting a busy month of tennis that culminates at the All England Club. It will...