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Pinay netter secures main draw at Aussie Open

Pinay netter secures main draw at Aussie Open

By Kristel Satumbaga     Alex Eala secured a berth in the 2020 Australian Open main draw round after barging into the top 10 of the International Tennis Federation world junior rankings at the start of the year. Eala, 14, is now ranked No. 9 in the world after a successful 2019 season that saw […]

Serena bags WTA Auckland title

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AFP) – Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought and raised expectations for the Australian Open when she overcame a sluggish start to beat outsider Jessica Pegula, 6-3, 6-4, at the WTA Auckland Classic yesterday. The 38-year-old and tournament top seed, who will attempt to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand […]

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Record 40 junior tennis  tournaments set in 2020

The Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala tennis circuit looks set to surpass its 2019 staging in terms of number of events and participation with 40 junior tournaments lined up for the new season spread over Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The country’s longest-running, biggest circuit has also scheduled 12 Open championships featuring the country’s leading players […]

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Aussie wildfires worry tennis star

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) – Novak Djokovic has voiced concerns about the impact of the devastating wildfires in Australia on tennis’ season-opening major, saying organizers may have to consider delaying the tournament if conditions around Melbourne deteriorate. Djokovic has won a record seven Australian Open men’s championships at Melbourne Park among his 16 Grand Slam singles […]

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Djokovic tows Serbia in ATP Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) – Novak Djokovic got more than he bargained for in his first competitive match of 2020 before fending off Kevin Anderson 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) late Saturday to secure Serbia’s win over South Africa at the ATP Cup. The No. 2-ranked Djokovic, winner of a record seven Australian Open titles, was able […]

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Serena is AP Female Athlete of the Decade

Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation. There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles – no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons – and the 3 1/2 years in a row at No. 1 in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings. And then […]

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