Grand Slam

Australian Open: First On Court, First Off Suits Sinner Just Fine

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 20, 2024 (by Michael Dickens) Blink and you might not realize that Jannik Sinner has already won three matches to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. As the opening week of the year’s first major Down […]

Australian Open: Rublev Doesn’t Want To Think, He Just Wants To Play

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 19, 2024 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 5 Andrey Rublev notched an impressive third-round victory at the Australian Open Friday night over 2023 AO quarterfinalist Sebastian Korda, 6-2, 7-6 (8), 6-4, to advance to the fourth round. After starting […]

Australian Open: Blinkova Refuses To Blink, Ousts Rybakina

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 18, 2024 (by Michael Dickens) Anna Blinkova saved six match points against No. 3 seed Elena Rybakina and toppled last year’s Australian Open finalist after winning the longest tiebreak in a singles match in Grand Slam history Thursday […]

Australian Open: Andreeva Wins Battle Of Youth Versus Experience

J MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 17, 2024 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 6 Ons Jabeur came into her Australian Open featured second-round match against 16-year-old Russian upstart and 2023 WTA Newcomer of the Year Mirra Andreeva on shuttered Rod Laver Arena Wednesday […]

Australian Open: Alcaraz Makes A Happy Return To The Happy Slam

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 16, 2024 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz made his long-awaited return to the Australian Open a successful one. The personable, 20-year-old Spaniard, who missed last year’s Happy Slam due to an injury, was given a […]

Australian Open: Swiatek Wins Tough Challenge Over Kenin

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 16, 2024 (by Michael Dickens) Women’s world No. 1 Iga Swiatek was asked the other day during her Australian Open pre-tournament news conference just what would make 2024 a good season by her standards. A good question, considering […]