Ebden goes down in Roland Garros

Matt Ebden’s clay court season has ended at the hands of Pablo Cuevas in the first round of Roland Garros. The 26-year-old Australian struggled to match the Uruguayan’s clay court expertise, bowing out 6-1 6-2 6-3. Ebden had opportunities in the third set to work his way back into the contest but couldn’t find a way past…

Rogowska falls at the final hurdle

Sofia Shapatava has snuck past Olivia Rogowska in the third and final round of qualifying in Paris. After taking the first set 6-3, Rogowska had one foot in the women’s main draw, before a fightbackfrom her Georgian opponent turned the match on its head. Shapatava stormed back to claim the second set in a tiebreaker, before clinching the decider 6-3.…

Rogowska advances in Roland Garros qualifying

A repeat of her first round scoreline has seen Olivia Rogowska move through to the third and final round of qualifying in Paris. Rogowska served up a powerful performance against 198th ranked Olga Savchuk in the second round, defeating the Ukrainian 6-2 6-3. The 22-year-old is now just one win away from the women’s main draw…

Winning start for Rogowska in Roland Garros qualifying

Olivia Rogowska’s Roland Garros qualifying campaign has started with an impressive defeat of Ons Jabeur in straight sets. The  22-year-old Australian out-powered her Tunisian opponent, racing to a 6-2 6-3 win on Court 9. As the 16th seed in the qualifying draw, Rogowska requires another two victories to ensure passage to the women’s main draw which commences…

Ebden defeated in Nice

Matt Ebden’s clay court preparation for Roland Garros has ended in Nice after a straight sets loss to Spaniard Albert Montanes. The Spanish player, ranked 61 in the world, had too much class for Ebden on the clay court surface, downing the Australian 6-1, 6-3. Ebden’s focus will now shift to the second grand slam…

Tough day at the office for Bailie

Ryan Bailie has made it three consecutive Top 20 finishes from three starts in the ITU World Triathlon series, fighting back from an ‘off’ day in Yokohama to finish in 16th place. The 23-year-old has maintained his Top 10 ranking, climbing one spot to No. 6 on the 2014 ITU World Triathlon rankings. On Saturday,…

Final clay court preparation for Ebden

Matt Ebden will complete his clay court preparation for next week’s second Grand Slam of the year, Roland Garros, by playing in the Nice Open this week. The Australian has drawn Spaniard Albert Montanes in the first round which is scheduled for a Monday start on Centre Court. The pair have only met once before,…