Tennis

Lydia Ko In Recovery After Singapore Tour

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko is now four shots away from the lead after she completed an exceptionally strong round in Singapore in the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s World Championship. Ko’s stellar performance included a 4-under-68 shot after Thursday’s round saw her do a polished performance at 69. After getting off ….

Kiwi Tennis Star Apologises For Party Pukana

A top New Zealand Davis Cup tennis player has issued an apology after he was filmed supposedly mocking Mãori culture while at a party on a $21 million dollar boat owned by toy giant Zuru founder Nick Mowbray on Wednesday night. Ajeet Rai, 22, will reportedly be sanctioned by Tennis ….

Kiwi Michael Venus Off To A Strong AO Start

New Zealander Michael Venus has made a phenomenal start to this year’s Australian Open doubles competition. He and Aussie partner John Peers made quick work of dealing with top Australian singles player Alex De Minaur and mate Matt Reid at an impressive score of 6-3, 6-2 in all of 64 ….

All Eyes On Tennis’ Te Anau Invitational

Since quarantine requirements have dealt a death blow to several top local sporting tournament events, including Auckland’s ASB Classic, local tennis fans now have their sights set on December’s Te Anau Invitational. Alongside similar classics such as the Wellington Open / New Zealand Championship, the upcoming invitational remains one of ….

Bertens Accused Of Faking Cramps At Open

Italy’s Sara Errani – a 2012 French Open runner-up – says she didn’t “buy” Kiki Bertens’ claims of cramps bad enough to justify being wheeled from a Roland Garros tennis court in a wheelchair. She also appeared to mock her opponent’s cramps and even went as far as refusing to ….

Caroline Wozniacki Announces Retirement

Caroline Wozniacki, former world number one, has announced that she will be officially retiring from the sport after the end of the Australian Open in January. The 29 year old is currently 27th in the world, and had last competed in the China Open that took place in October. The ….

Caroline Wozniacki’s Last ASB Classic

Next year’s ASB Classic could be the last one that Caroline Wozniacki takes part in, according to tournament director Karl Budge. The director announced the full field recently, confirming that Wozniacki would be playing along with other previous grand slam winners, including Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Jelena Ostapenko. They will be ….

Novak Djokovic Wins Fifth Paris Masters

Serbian Novak Djokovic claimed his 77th ATP title thanks to a 6-4 6-4 victory against Canadian Denis Shapovalov during the Paris Masters. The 32-year-old Serb is set to be replaced as world number one by Rafael Nadal despite earning his 34th Masters title, which is also his fifth in Paris ….

Nick Kyrgios Issued 16 Week Ban

Nick Kyrgios has been issued a 16-week ban, along with a $25000 fine for his aggravated behaviour, and is subjected to a six month probationary period. The Australian smashed two Racquets in an outburst of anger at the Cincinnati Masters after he lost to Karen Khachanov in August earlier this ….

Lee Duck-hee Wins First ATP As Deaf Player

Lee Duck-hee from South Korea has become the first deaf player to win a game in the main draw of an ATP Tour event. At the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina, the 21-year-old, ranked 212th in the world, beat Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen 7-6 6-1. Talking about both his win and ….