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  • Pellicano qualifies for U-16 Madrid Open

    Pellicano qualifies for U-16 Madrid Open

    Helene Pellicano has booked her place in the Mutua Madrid Open U-16 after she won the qualifying tournament which was played at the Sporting Club Tenis in Valencia last weekend. The 15-year-old, who is currently the highest ranked Maltese player...

  • Curmi triumphs in Tunis

    Curmi triumphs in Tunis

    Francesca Curmi enjoyed success at the ITF junior Grade 2 tournament in Tunis when she won the singles tournament after having the better of France’s Carole Monnet 5-7 7-5 6-3. On her way to the final Curmi had the better of Romania’s no.1 Selma...

  • Five things we learned from 2018's Australian Open

    Five things we learned from 2018's Australian Open

    Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer left Melbourne clutching the trophies after an Australian Open packed full of storylines. The eventful passage of Wozniacki and Simona Halep to the women's final and their tremendous duel for the title captured...

  • Watch: Federer holds off Cilic to win 20th Grand Slam

    Watch: Federer holds off Cilic to win 20th Grand Slam

    Roger Federer withstood a Marin Cilic comeback to successfully defend his Australian Open title and win a 20th grand slam crown. Cilic recovered from two sets to one and a break down to force a fifth set but Federer proved stronger in the end to...

  • Wozniacki beats Halep to win Australian Open

    Wozniacki beats Halep to win Australian Open

    A determined Caroline Wozniacki held firm to shake off a tenacious challenge from Simona Halep, edging a classic Australian Open final 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 to claim her first grand slam title on Saturday. After a captivating tussle played out in...

  • Ruthless Federer makes final as chastened Chung quits

    Ruthless Federer makes final as chastened Chung quits

    Ruthless Roger Federer handed wounded Chung Hyeon an old-fashioned schooling before the overwhelmed South Korean quit with foot blisters trailing 6-1 5-2 in a damp squib of an Australian Open semi-final on Friday. Federer was detained for only 62...

  • Halep to face Wozniacki in Australian Open final

    Halep to face Wozniacki in Australian Open final

    World number one Simona Halep edged out 2016 champion Angelique Kerber 6-3 4-6 9-7 in a thrilling encounter to reach her first Australian Open final on Thursday. Kerber, seeded 21st, fought off two match points in the 10th game of the final set...

  • Federer, Halep advance in Australian Open

    Federer, Halep advance in Australian Open

    Defending champion Roger Federer remains on track for a 20th grand slam title after beating Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(1) 6-3 6-4 to advance to the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday. Second seed Federer opted for an aggressive approach for...

  • Cilic sets up Edmund semi as Nadal retires

    Cilic sets up Edmund semi as Nadal retires

    Marin Cilic will play Kyle Edmund in the semi-finals of the Australian Open after Rafael Nadal retired during the deciding set of their clash with a hip problem. The world number one looked to be on his way to yet another grand slam semi-final...

  • Updated: Watch: Chung stuns Djokovic in Australian Open

    Updated: Watch: Chung stuns Djokovic in Australian Open

    Six-times champion Novak Djokovic bowed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round as relentless South Korean Chung Hyeon ground him down to claim a stunning 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3) victory on Monday. The 21-year-old Chung, ranked 58th in the world,...

  • Dimitrov defeat Kyrgios, Nadal to meet Cilic

    Dimitrov defeat Kyrgios, Nadal to meet Cilic

    Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov held his nerve to knock home favourite Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open in a fourth-round thriller at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. Third seed Dimitrov absorbed 76 winners and struck 64 of his own to prevail...

  • Sharapova out, Federer progress

    Sharapova out, Federer progress

    World number one Simona Halep saved three match points and overcame throbbing ankle pain to get past Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13 in a marathon third round encounter at the Australian Open on Saturday. In a remarkable display of grit, a courageous...

  • Nadal, Wozniacki through in Australian Open

    Nadal, Wozniacki through in Australian Open

    World number one Rafa Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-3 6-1 victory over Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur on Friday, while home favourite Nick Kyrgios ousted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with a hard-fought 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6)...

  • Federer, Djokovic progess as Muguruza is out

    Federer, Djokovic progess as Muguruza is out

    World number two Roger Federer continued his charge towards a 20th grand slam title with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win over German Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round of the Australian Open earlier today while several seeded players crashed out. Serbian...

  • Dimitrov comes through rollercoaster at Australian Open

    Dimitrov comes through rollercoaster at Australian Open

    Grigor Dimitrov survived an almighty scare against American qualifier Mackenzie McDonald to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The third seed, a semi-finalist in Melbourne 12 months ago, came into this season on a high after winning the...

  • Bencic takes inspiration from Federer as she ousts Venus

    Bencic takes inspiration from  Federer as she ousts Venus

    A pep talk from Roger Federer helped inspire Belinda Bencic to a major upset on the opening day of the Australian Open. The 20-year-old came into the tournament in great form and knocked out last year's runner-up Venus Williams 6-3 7-5. Twelve...

  • Ten players to watch in the Australian Open

    Ten players to watch in the Australian Open

    The new tennis season kicks off with doubts over big names and opportunities for others as the Australian Open rolls around again. Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Kei Nishikori have all pulled out of the year's first grand slam, which begins in...

  • Five talking points ahead of the Australian Open

    Five talking points ahead of the Australian Open

    The Australian Open always throws up plenty of intrigue as the new tennis season kicks into gear. With a number of big names returning from injury - although sadly not Andy Murray - and bragging rights very much up for grabs in the women's game,...

  • Murray pulls out of Australian Open

    Murray pulls out of Australian Open

    Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of an ongoing hip problem. The 30-year-old had already pulled out of the Brisbane International event but has now announced he will play no part in the first grand slam of 2018, which...

  • New mum Williams hails 'wonderful' match as she returns to court

    New mum Williams hails 'wonderful' match as she returns to court

    Serena Williams hailed her comeback match against Jelena Ostapenko as "perfect" but stopped short of committing to a defence of her Australian Open title. The 23-time grand slam singles champion was back on court for an exhibition clash with...