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Six Hunters Of Melbourne

By Mark Scoop Malinowski (This feature appears in the March/April issue of FINAL Magazine.) A phenomenon of nature is the instinct of the alpha wolf to sense who his successor in the wolfpack will be. When that determination is made, the alpha wolf doesn’t try to eliminate the rival or fight him off, he accepts […] Continue to read full article...

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Barty’s New Book and Reason for Retiring

Ashleigh Barty won the Australian Open in January vs. Danielle Collins and then two months later abruptly and surprisingly retired from pro tennis at age 26 while ranked world no. 1. She just finished a new book titled “My Dream Time” and says the real reasons for quitting while on top, were a mixture of […] Continue to read full article...

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Iga Swiatek Is No. 1 In The World

Three years ago I watched Iga Swiatek lose at Miami Open qualies to Sachia Vickery. Yesterday the 20 year old crushed Viktorja Golubic 62 60 to clinch the WTA No. 1 ranking and all the sponsor bonuses from Technifibre and Asics which surely accompany the monumental achievement. Swiatek first captured my attention when I saw […] Continue to read full article...

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Ash Barty Is The WTA Dominant Force and Betting Favorite

Ashleigh Barty won her third Grand Slam title at the 2022 Australian Open and re-established, for the time being, the WTA balance of power which was thoroughly upset at the previous major tournament, the 2021 US Open where two longshot unknowns Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu surprisingly reached the final. Barty has now won Grand […] Continue to read full article...

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It will be Barty vs Collins for AO Crown

By Scoop Malinowski The two AO semifinals produced a dream final. World no. 1 Ash Barty dispatched unseeded Madison Keys 61 63 and then 27 seed Danielle Collins upset 7 seed Iga Swiatek 64 61. It’s an interesting final because of the contrast of styles and the element of Collins as the longshot underdog challenging […] Continue to read full article...

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AO Quarterfinals Set

2022 AO Quarterfinals Monfils vs Berrettini Shapovalov vs Nadal Tsitsipas vs Sinner Felix vs Medvedev Barty vs Pegula Krejcikova vs Keys Collins vs Cornet Swiatek vs Kanepi Djokovic vs Zverev Dimitrov vs Karatsev Rublev vs Medvedev Nadal vs Tsitsipas Barty vs Muchova Brady vs Pegula Osaka vs Hsieh Williams vs Halep Continue to read full article...

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Barty, Hsieh Finish as WTA No. 1s

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty wrapped up her second year in a row as the WTA Year-End World No.1. 11-3 in 2020, Barty did not win a Grand Slam title but did win Adelaide and reached the semis in Melbourne and Doha. Her total number of weeks at the top ranking is not an even 50 weeks. […] Continue to read full article...

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Ash Barty’s Australian Day Party

By Louise Belcourt Australian Ashleigh Barty gave Aussies even more to party about on Australia Day with a fighting 6-3 1-6 6-4 win over Alison Riske in the Australian Open fourth round. Just a day after Australian Nick Kyrgios exorcised his 5 set demons with a win over Karon Khachanov, and on the day Barty […] Continue to read full article...




My Very Mini Biofile with Miami Open Champ Ash Barty

By Scoop Malinowski Ash Barty scored the biggest singles win of her WTA career today, besting Karolina Pliskova 76 63. The 22 year old Aussie was in great spirits after her glorious triumph and even answered three Biofile question in her post match press conference. Continue to read full article...

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AO Barty Party Sends Sharapova Home

By Louise Belcourt Outside of Australia one may wonder who Ashleigh Barty, also known as Ash Barty “Party”, is. But today, the Australian finally announced herself to the tennis world with a hard fought, tactically brilliant win over 5-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4. Continue to read full article...

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