Wednesday’s Set Points, WTA Sydney: Strycova outlasts Wozniacki, Petrova & Wolfe retire

The first of Wednesday’s quarter-finals in Sydney was an absolute epic as Barbora Strycova defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the longest match of the year so far and played out in the extreme heat of the day. 3 HOURS & 20 MINUTES! 😮@BaraStrycova edges Wozniacki 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-4 for a spot in @SydneyTennis Semifinals! pic.twitter.com/E5EMkw1Ymw — WTA…

Tuesday’s Set Points, WTA Sydney: Kasatkina’s best win, Sharapova to return in Stuttgart

In my preview for Angelique Kerber’s second round match against Daria Kasatkina, i’d written about how close Kasatkina had come to upsetting a notable seed having missed match points against the likes of Roberta Vinci, Sloane Stephens, Karolina Pliskova and Garbiñe Muguruza. On Tuesday in Sydney, Kasatkina finally got the big win! FIRST Top 5 win!…

Match Points: Highlights from Sydney and Hobart

The second week of the 2016 tennis season is over with the Australian Open now on the horizon. It was another withdrawal-heavy week in Sydney with three players pulling out pre-tournament and two more during the actual tournament. It paved the way for an unexpected final between Svetlana Kuznetsova and Monica Puig with the former producing a special…