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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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Even legends endure double bagels

By Scoop Malinowski Researching my next book Facing Serena/Facing Steffi I came across some surprising results. Steffi Graf once double bageled Tracy Austin, who was at the end of her career. The match was 12 years after the first match they played, which Austin won over the 14 year old Graf 64 60 in Filderstadt, Germany. The rematch was 12 years after the first match, the only two times they played. Continue to read full article...

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