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Jan/21

16

Tennis Great “Jailed” by Facebook

Two-time Australian Open champion Johan Kriek was sent to “jail” for a week by Facebook, showing American social media giants do no tolerate differing political opinions nor do they respect the constitutional right to freedom of speech by American citizens. “I was in Fakebook jail for a week for posting a video…… I don’t think […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

14

Can Dominic Thiem Conquer Australia?

It is fair to say that it took Dominic Thiem a few years to find his feet in tennis’ big four tournaments. Early exits and disappointing results from the Grand Slams were a regular occurrence for the diligent Austrian before he first made his breakthrough. In fact, even when he was making progress at Roland […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

21

Biofile: Margaret Court Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: The all-time leader in Grand Slam titles with 64 – 24 in singles, 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles Grand Slams. Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979. DOB: July 16, 1942 In: Albury, New South Wales, Australia First Tennis Memory: My first memorable win was the 1960 Australian […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

1

Can Andy Murray Bounce Back From A Torrid 2020 at AO?

2020 is drawing to a close. However, that doesn’t mean a quick fix to the upcoming tennis schedule! The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on last year’s sporting calendar, with many tennis tournaments being pushed back to a later date or, in some cases, cancelled all together – Wimbledon included. And, with the Australian Open 2021 […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/20

7

When Hewitt Nearly Triple Bageled Corretja

A forgotten tennis masterpiece was the 2000 second round clash between Lleyton Hewitt and Alex Corretja. Hewitt nearly pitched a perfect shutout, bewildering the veteran Spaniard with a perfect display of counterpunching, precision, flawless tennis. Just 18 at the time Hewitt was ranked 22 and at his feistiest, most tenacious. Thirsting to reach the top […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

2

Did Stubborness Cost Thiem His First Major?

Some of the best players in history have shown devout stubborness in their sometimes questionable decisions. Remember Boris Becker insisting on trying to beat Agassi from the baseline instead of attacking the net, losing eight times in a row to Agassi from 1990-1995. Remember Pete Sampras refusing to change his racquet to a larger framed […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

1

Kenin Dominates at AO 2020

By Jayita A. Belcourt Sofia Kenin is not your average tennis player. And in tonight’s Australian Open Final against two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza, the world was able to see just why. Yes sure, this talented 21-year old has always been feisty and determined to win like most other rising stars – but what sets […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

29

Zverev Digs Deep For First Major Semifinal

By Louise Belcourt 22 year old Alexander Zverev is often denigrated for his lacklustre grand slam results, having never made it passed the fourth round. No one (including himself) expected this year’s Australian Open grand slam to be any different. Especially after his dismal showing in Brisbane in the ATP Cup only 3 weeks ago […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

29

Sandgren’s Heartbreak Loss at AO

By Jayita A Belcourt On Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday night in front of a packed house, all eyes were watching Tenny Sandgren at 5-4 in the fourth set, with 3 match points up his sleeve receiving serve. Everyone thought the unseeded contender was about to make history over the great Roger Federer and blitz […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

24

Serena and Osaka Knocked Out of AO 2020

By Louise Belcourt The tennis world was in shock after two Australian Open grand slam women’s champions were knocked out of the third round of the Australian Open on day 5. In the day session of Rod Laver Arena, the gritty Chinese player Qiang Wang celebrated Chinese New Year early with a tough 6-4 6-7(2) […] Continue to read full article...

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