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18 September 2018 7:13 AM Canberra tennis prodigy Annerly Poulos jumps 1000 spots in rankings

Canberra tennis prodigy Annerly Poulos continues to stake her claim as a star of the future after rising more than 1000 places to force her way into the ITF top 100 rankings. The 15-year-old has been in scintillating form, winning three junior ITF titles in a row and taking her singles winning streak to 17 matches. Poulos started the year ranked 1120. But she has already 7

12 September 2018 11:43 PM Naomi Osaka reveals what Serena Williams said to her after US Open win

That exchange led to a game deduction for Williams, leaving her trailing 5-3 and clinching the match for Osaka. It was a shock win for Osaka, playing her first grand slam final against one of the greatest tennis players in the world. Williams fans in the crowd, angry over her exchange with the umpire, continued to boo. Osaka had been composed on the court 20

11 September 2018 10:54 PM Tennis umpire Carlos Ramos breaks silence over Serena stoush

"I'm fine, given the circumstances," Carlos Ramos told Tribuna Expresso in Portugal. "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist. Do not worry about me!" Ugly scenes marred the match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on the weekend, as 23-time grand slam winner Serena Williams lost 2-6, 4-6 to Japan's Naomi Osako, receiving three code violations 16

11 September 2018 6:45 AM Don't get why the Serena cartoon was racist?

Mark Knight from the Herald Sun has caused an international storm with his depiction of Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, throwing a tantrum during the final of the US Open last weekend. That in itself is not the problem. The trouble is that Knight has gone out of his way to depict her not as a champion athlete but as wild and barbaric 23

9 September 2018 11:59 PM Djokovic legend continues to grow following US Open triumph

Novak Djokovic has drawn level with American great Pete Sampras with the third-most men's grand slam singles titles following a straight-sets victory over Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic's 14th major title, which follows his victory at Wimbledon earlier this year, leaves him trailing only contemporaries Roger 20

4 September 2018 6:55 AM Five other great tennis upsets involving Australians

It was the Saturday night turn-up that had Melbourne - and Australia - buzzing. Mark Philippoussis, still just a teenager, may have been ranked inside the world’s top 50 (No. 39), but he delivered a stunning straight-sets upset of the American tennis great on the back of his powerful serve. Scud, 19, sent down 29 aces to reveal to the world his raw potential 23

29 August 2018 12:40 PM Alicia Gowans wins back to back world beauty fitness and fashion title

Fitness model Alicia Gowans has defended her pro fitness over-35 division title at the world championships in Las Vegas last week, continuing a remarkable comeback from a broken back three years ago. Gowans finished a successful year in style after also being nominated for coach of the year and her Ally's Angels and Alphas team, run by Gowans and partner 15

28 August 2018 10:18 AM Annerly Poulos sets sights on junior grand slams and Fed Cup success

Emerging tennis star Annerly Poulos has set her sights on reaching a ranking high enough to secure her a spot at the four junior grand slams next year as the teenager continues her rapid development. Canberra junior Poulos won the ITF Australian winter championship in Sydney last weekend and will leave the capital on Thursday for a four-week stint in Europe 28

24 August 2018 5:40 AM Melbourne, in case you hadn't noticed

When Melbourne’s swank new tennis precinct opened in 1988, it was called Flinders Park. Eight years later, Premier Jeff Kennett decided this did not sufficiently identify it to the world. It was not - abused word alert - “iconic” enough. So he re-christened it Melbourne Park. Colin McDonald, then head of Tennis Australia, protested, saying it had been a deliberate 21

20 July 2018 6:53 AM Nick Kyrgios blazes a path for Harry Bourchier

"A lot of basketball and computer games - he plays a lot but I don’t really play too much. Just hanging out, lots of food to be honest, we enjoy food so that keeps us busy for quite the amount of time. "It’s really good seeing him do well. I know he has had a lot of injuries himself but I enjoy watching him play, but he’s really good to watch 21