Katie Boulter may have joined the earlier casualties from the day with fellow Brits Jo Konta and Kyle Edmund going out in round one but Katie can leave Melbourne with plenty of positives. Katie found herself ranked outside the top 300 and used her protected ranking to play the Australian Open. Round one exit to Elina Svitolina will see the Brit fall outside the top 400 in the world but she showed great fight in her 4-6 5-7 defeat to Ukraine’s number one. The Brit of course missed around six months of tennis last year on the back of reaching … Continue reading Katie Boulter leaves with positives as Kyle Edmund and Jo Konta crash out!
Over the course of the next couple of weeks 256 players will battle for the Australian Open titles. Out of the 256, 6 of them are Brits so who is playing down under? Kyle Edmund v Dusan Lajovic Kyle had a good week in Hobart making the quarter finals before losing to John Isner in a match where he played the better tennis. The issue for Kyle who is of course a former Australian Open semi-finalist is that Dusan Lajovic is in very good form right now. I would have to say one of the most valuable players during the … Continue reading Brit’s in Melbourne, how will the seven singles players get on?
Kim targeting Monterrey, but Miami? Kim Clijsters planned comeback too tennis has been delayed. It was announced a while back that a knee injury had forced her out of the Australian Open but her first planned tournament looks set to be Monterrey in February. The former number one has received a wildcard for the event likewise for Indian Wells but not Miami as of yet. Kim of course completed the sunshine double in 2005. Another wildcard has also been giving to the Belgian in Charleston meaning that all world number ones have now played on the blue clay. Serena and … Continue reading Kim targets Monterrey, Bianca’s knee injury continues, Pouille to miss January, Boulter to return and these two are playing doubles!
Back in April, Great Britain’s Fed Cup team made it back into the World Group for the first time in 26 years with a victory over Kazakhstan. Katie Boulter who was ranked around 80 in the world at that point put her body on the line and played through injury to give her team the much needed win. The win was much needed at the time however since then ITF have announced change of format. As of next year there is a new World Group stage and a new qualifying format for the World Group in 2020 in February with … Continue reading Katie Boulter still waiting to return following Fed Cup injury
Let the celebrations begin! Great Britain will be back in the World Group for the 2020 Fed Cup after 26 years without it! Getting out of this Europe Zone is a mine field and they have done it in style with some epic results over the course of the season. Yesterday we saw Jo Konta come from behind to beat Zarina Diyas in three sets and we also saw Katie Boulter come from behind to find three match points against the energetic Putintseva but could not capitalise on any of them with Yulia levelling the tie leaving it in the … Continue reading History Makers! Great Britain back in World Group after 26 year absence!
Wow, what a day. We were moments away from Great Britain taking a 2-0 lead into Sunday but it finishes at 1-1 so what happened on Day 1 at the Copper Box Arena? Jo Konta 4-6 6-3 6-3 Zarina Diyas Well it was a very messy start from the British number one who got broken immediately. During the first few games of the match we saw every type of error possible from Jo who took a while shake off some nerves and that shaky start did cost her in the first set. As the match progressed the Brit who was … Continue reading Great Britain 1 – 1 Kazakhstan; ecstasy, heartache & history
Getting out of the Fed Cup play-offs is like a never ending maze. Great Britain’s team led by former British number one Anne Keothavong has done a country proud as they edge closer to the next World Group in Fed Cup. Bath University hosted a week of nail biting tennis which was ultimately brilliant, brutal and inspirational as the British team qualified for the next round in April without a match dropped all week and in what was the first home Fed Cup tie in 26 years. Johanna Konta fell to her knees and collapsed after the second set of … Continue reading A team which epitomises hard work and deserves every success!