/ 29 January 2024

Wiping the court on another Australian Open

Image source: Australian Open
Image source: Australian Open

What a men’s singles final last night… Italian Jannik Sinner lost the first 2 sets against Russian Daniil Medvedev but rallied and won the final 3 to claim his first grand slam tournament win. Sinner is coached by Aussie Darren Cahill, so we’ll claim it… In the women’s final on Saturday night, Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka successfully defended her Aussie Open crown with a win over China’s Zheng Qinwen. Sabalenka said she was worried she was a one-title wonder, so that’s put paid to that… In the men’s doubles, Aussie Matthew Ebden and Indian Rohan Bopanna have bagged their first title after forming their partnership last year, and for the women, Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens took the title (but not the trophy…). And Japanese teenager Tokito Oda won his first Australian Open men’s wheelchair final, with Diede de Groot winning her sixth women’s wheelchair title, equalling the record. That’s a lot of tennis…

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