BASED on the International Tennis Federation's official rankings, Alex Eala is easily one of the top female juniors player in Asia. The Filipina ace is still at No. 3 in the World Girls' rankings, with two Grand Slam titles ...
Jun 24, 2021
MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic's Australian Open dominance is intact - nine finals, nine championships.And he keeps gaining on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam standings, now up to 18 overall, two away from the men's record shared ...
Feb 21, 2021
MELBOURNE, Australia - The trouble for Naomi Osaka at Grand Slam tournaments comes in Week 1. Get beyond that stage at the hard-court majors, though, and start preparing to etch her name on the trophy.Osaka won her fourth title in her ...
Feb 20, 2021
LIZETTE Cabrera fell to second-seed Simona Halep, 6-2, 6-1, on Monday in the first day of the 2021 Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena.Cabrera, who represents Australia but is born to Filipino parents, was overpowered by Halep ...
Feb 8, 2021
LIZETTE Cabrera may be representing Australia, but wherever she's playing, her heart definitely screams "I am Filipina."Born in Townsville, she grew up in a Filipino household together with her two other siblings. Her parents Ronnie and Maria migrated to ...
Feb 8, 2021
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams had a wobbly start at the Australian Open - for one game.After briefly falling behind, Williams swept 10 consecutive games and beat Laura Siegemund, 6-1, 6-1, on the first day of the tournament on Monday.The ...
Feb 8, 2021
FILIPINA-AUSTRALIAN Lizette Cabrera begins her 2021 Australian Open campaign on Monday against second seed Simona Halep at the Rod Laver Arena.The 25-year-old Cabrera gained a wild card entry for her fourth appearance in the year's first Grand ...
Feb 7, 2021
THE number of players in hard quarantine swelled to 72 ahead of the Australian Open after a fifth positive coronavirus test was returned from the charter flights bringing players, coaches, officials and media to Melbourne for the season-opening tennis major. That ...
Jan 18, 2021
THREE coronavirus cases have been detected from charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne for the Australian Open, forcing 47 players into strict hotel quarantine. The players from the two affected flights - arriving from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi - ...
Jan 17, 2021
ANDY Murray's status for the Australian Open was put in doubt Thursday (Friday, Manila time) after he tested positive for the coronavirus only days before his planned charter flight to Melbourne.The three-time Grand Slam champion is isolating at ...
Jan 15, 2021
WHEN the 2020 men's tennis season ended at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal captured a common sentiment that still holds true as the 2021 tennis season is set to begin this week."The world is suffering a lot, so we ...
Jan 6, 2021
MELBOURNE, Australia - The sports minister for Victoria state says the 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne will "most likely" be delayed by a week or two from its scheduled start of Jan. 18.Martin Pakula also said negotiations between various levels of governments ...
Nov 25, 2020
CONTROVERSY erupted just a day after Alex Eala's trailblazing run to the French Open girls juniors semifinals as her parents denied a claim by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) that it had backed the tennis rising star with millions in ...
Oct 11, 2020
FILIPINA teen Alex Eala has climbed to No. 4 in the latest world rankings released on Tuesday after winning her first Grand Slam title in the 2020 Australian Open juniors doubles tournament, From No. 9, the 14-year-old prodigy reached the ...
Feb 4, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday after winning his eighth Australian Open title, while Sofia Kenin's first Grand Slam trophy boosted her to a career-high No. 7 - and made her the leading ...
Feb 4, 2020
WHEN Alex Eala said hello to Rafael Nadal at the recently concluded Australian Open, the Spanish tennis superstar was stretching and putting on his socks.Eala was with her father Mike at the time. According to Mike, Nadal stood up and greeted ...
Feb 3, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: She was down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major champion Garbiñe Muguruza.Kenin came ...
Feb 1, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Give Roger Federer credit for always showing up and always staying until the end, no matter how sick or hurt he might be.No, he did not beat Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semifinals.As it was, Federer was ...
Jan 31, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic was wondering, right along with everyone else, what sort of shape Roger Federer would be in for their Australian Open semifinal.At age 38, despite dealing with a painful groin muscle and coming off a draining five-setter, ...
Jan 30, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Garbiñe Muguruza has beaten Simona Halep in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final for the first time.Muguruza's 7-6 (8), 7-5 victory sends her to the title match against 14th-seeded Sofia Kenin ...
Jan 30, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Alexander Zverev began 2020 with three consecutive losses, which meant he had plenty of problems - and plenty of time on his hands ahead of the Australian Open.So he showed up early and got to work, spending up to seven ...
Jan 29, 2020
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