MELBOURNE – There were four Canadian men in the draw as the qualifying for next week’s Australian Open began Wednesday at Melbourne Park.
At the end of the day, two were left. Continue reading
Four days until the big dance … Is anyone left? Ah, yes, Daveeed Ferrer is still right there.
Your handy weekly guide to where your favorite Canadian players are toiling on Planet Tennis – and how they’re doing.
(If they’re in red, they’re still alive) Continue reading
The seeds are hanging in there a little better than the men, but the countdown for Melbourne is still on.
Five days until the big dance … And you can tell that the seeded players are anxious to get to Melbourne…
Top seeds in play in Sydney as the players in Hobart continue to wonder if they really are in the Austalian summer. Brrrrr….
Six days until the big dance … And to no one’s surprise, Canadian Vasek Pospisil did pull out of his first-round match against American Sam Querrey, after a back issue forced him to retire in his semi-final against Stan Wawrinka a few days prior in Chennai, India.
Genie Bouchard’s Australian Open preparation will consist of only one official match.
The 19-year-old from Westmount dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to canny American Bethanie Mattek-Sands Monday in the first round of the Apia Sydney International. Continue reading
One week until the big dance…
Canadian Genie Bouchard leads off action on centre court in Sydney.
Li Na won a tournament. Maria Sharapova lost in the semifinals of a tournament.
But because Li’s triumph came in a small event and Sharapova’s came at a Premier event, they switched spots in the rankings as of Monday.
Sharapova is back up to No. 3 after her first tournament in many months. Continue reading
Seven of the current top 10 played during the first week of the season. But the rankings didn’t change one bit.
In fact, the top 25 remained as they were at the end of 2013.
But there were some moves – notably Frenchman Gaël Monfils, who moved up five spots on the strength of his appearance in the Doha final. Continue reading