I admit that the past couple of weeks I’ve still been stewing over that atrocious armchair officiating call-in that sank Lexi Thompson at the 2017 ANA Inspiration. But I can’t let the return from suspension of Maria Sharapova go by without posting. The 5-time Major winner and former world #1 shook off a slow start … Continue reading
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (5) def. Alla Kudryavtseva 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 Sally Peers def. Alisa Kleybanova (7) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 Bojana Jovanovski def. Anastasia Rodionova 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 Jarmila Groth def. Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-2, 7-5 Lucie Safarova def. Akgul Amanmuradova 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Men Feliciano Lopez (6) def. Philipp Petzschner 6-4, 7-6 (13-11) Denis Istomin (8) def. Thiemo De Bakker 7-6 (7-5), … Continue reading
Why not start the year with an upset? Australia’s Sally Peers, a wildcard recipient into the Brisbane field, upset 7th-seeded Alisa Kleybanova of Russia 3-6 6-4 6-3 for arguably the biggest win of her career. Although Kleybanova was fighting some hip problems in the final set, take nothing away from Peers, as Kleybanova was well … Continue reading
Former world #8 and Olympic Bronze Medalist Alicia Molik of Australia has been granted a wildcard into the 2011 Australian Open. Molik retired briefly in 2008 due to nagging injuries. However, she embarked on a comeback in 2009 on the ITF, eventually working her way back to Tour level. She is a 5 time WTA … Continue reading
It’s hard to say how well Jelena Dokic will do in the Australian Open. How far she can go really depends on her draw. She is still in an ongoing stage of her comeback, still not at her best yet. Best wishes to Jelena for a great experience at the Open no matter how things … Continue reading
Australia’s Olivia Rogowska came back from two second set match points to derail Jelena Dokic in the Australian Open Wild Card Playoff Final. The Croatian-born (Yugoslavia at the time) Dokic, now representing Australia, was up 6-1 3-1, and had match points in the second set at 5-4 and 6-5. That Jelena managed to lose this … Continue reading
The Wildcard Qualifying Final between third-seeded Jelena Dokic and fifth-seeded Olivia Rogowska will be streamed live here: http://live.tennis.com.au Keep in mind Australian time verus wherever you will be watching. Should be fun!