WTA Australian Open, Day 6 Preview: Radwanska v Lepchenko, Azarenka v Zahlavova Strycova

In the night match on Rod Laver Arena, Maria Sharapova defeated Zarina Diyas, 6-1 6-1 to complete the line-up for the first batch of fourth round matches in the women’s draw.  Have I mentioned that Saturday’s line-up of women’s matches is awesome? I’m sorry, I know I sound like a broken record.  Hopefully it lives…

ATP Australian Open Day 6 Predictions

After four days of relative calm in the men’s draw, Friday saw the biggest shock of the tournament as Andreas Seppi beat Roger Federer in four sets.  Seppi was tremendous and produced an incredible pass on match point… I’m still processing this information. Anyway, some quick thoughts about the men’s matches on day 6. Novak…

WTA Australian Open, Day 5 Preview: Pliskova v Makarova, Bouchard v Garcia

There have been no upsets overnight in Melbourne for the women; one seed did fall in Casey Dellacqua, but she always faced an uphill struggle against Madison Keys.  Dellacqua started great, but Keys found her game to fly through the final two sets.  Petra Kvitova had another solid win against Mona Barthel, who put up…

ATP Australian Open, Day 5 Preview: Berdych v Troicki, Dimitrov v Baghdatis

As the third round beckons, all top ten seeds in the men’s draw are still in.  It’s actually been a great start to the men’s tournament with plenty of exciting matches.  I enjoyed watching the highlights of Rafael Nadal against Tim Smyczek, the latter showing tremendous sportsmanship in the final game of the match.  AO…

WTA Australian Open, Day 4 Preview: Williams v Zvonareva, Kvitova v Barthel

No more seeds fell in the bottom half of the women’s draw on day 3 (Halep v Gajdosova still to play at time of writing) after a cull of the seeds on the first day of the 2015 Australian Open.  This nearly wasn’t the case for Maria Sharapova who saved two match points to beat Alexandra…