Australian Open 2020 Day 1: Gauff downs Venus again. Plus Day 2 picks.

The much needed rain Down Under disrupted a few matches but overall things went smoothly on the opening day of this decade’s opening slam. The big names too remained largely untroubled. Defending champion Naomi Osaka looked good in her first round victory and there were easy wins for Serena, Kvitova and the soon-to-be-departing Wozniacki. World […]

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Australian Open 2019 Finals review: Naomi wins a spectacle and Novak serves up a slaughter

Naomi Osaka def Petra Kvitova 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 What a match this was, two likeable players faced each other for the first time for a maiden Australian title and the world number one spot. Not that it needed it, but this was another great advert for the women’s game. Both players are strong servers and […]

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Australian Open 2019: Quarter Finals thoughts and Semi Finals predictions

Usually my predictions are poor (certainly my SkyBet form has deserted me) but my QF winner picks were on the whole pretty much on the money. Nadal, Djokovic and Tsitsipas are all safely through against their tired and/or inexperienced opponents. The Serb having things easiest with Nishikori lasting only a couple of one-sided sets before […]

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