MELBOURNE – The final moments of Stéphanie Dubois’s first-round win over Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in the Australian Open qualifying Thursday.
It was always going to be a tough go for Canadian Sharon Fichman who, as the No. 1 seed in qualifying, drew out of the real up-and-comers in the women’s game, 16-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.
You can see it right here – live.
Although it’s not nearly as exciting a thing as people think it is.
Venus probably isn’t watching.
MELBOURNE – It was a victory that did Stéphanie Dubois a lot of good – her first of a 2014 season during which she hopes to make the struggles of 2013 a distant memory.
Dubois defeated Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand 7-6 (1), 6-4, outlasting her on a warm day and overcoming a few shaky moments.
MELBOURNE – Qualifying began at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
And by 9 p.m., under the lights, these two were still going at it. Continue reading
MELBOURNE – It took a little deft maneuvering just to get Canadian veteran Aleksandra Wozniak into the Australian Open qualifying at all.
But as quickly as she was in, she was out Thursday in the first round, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 to Anna Tatishvili of Georgia. Continue reading
A few days to go. Is anyone still in?
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…