Mainstone looks ahead to World Championships

After qualifying earlier this month for the Barcelona World Championships, open water swimmer Rhys Mainstone is hoping to win his first individual world title. Mainstone booked his ticket to the World Championships in Barcelona, held in July, by claiming the national title at Lake Macquarie. He is set to have a full schedule of swimming…

Rogowska confirms Malaysian Open appearance

Australia’s Olivia Rogowska will compete in the US$235,000 BMW Malaysian Open tennis championships at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) from Feb 25-March 3.

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Hsieh Su-wei and Japan’s top player Ayumi Morita had earlier confirmed their participation.

Mainstone wins national title at Lake Macquarie

Rhys Mainstone has taken out the 2013 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships at Lake Macquarie. Mainstone won the 8-lap 10km event in a commanding time of 1:59:39 to win the race for the third year in a row, and gain selection to the the FINA World Championships in Barcelona to be held in July. Mainstone’s…

Coulter-Nile named in Australia squad for Windies T20I

Nathan Coulter-Nile could make his debut for Australia after Cricket Australia’s National Selection Pan named a 12-player squad for the only T20I against West Indies at the Gabba next Wednesday. “Nathan Coulter-Nile has shown very good form in all three formats throughout the summer,” said John Inverarity, Chairman of Selectors. Retired star Mike Hussey yesterday …

Coulter-Nile added to ODI squad

Nathan Coulter-Nile has a chance of making his ODI debut after being added to Australia’s squad for the fifth and final match against West Indies at the MCG on Sunday. Australian squad for fifth ODI: Michael Clarke (capt), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shane Watson, Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, George Bailey, Adam Voges, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson,…

Ebden helps Australia claim 5-0 Davis Cup win

Matthew Ebden has won his second Davis Cup rubber in as many days by defeating Chinese Taipei’s No. 2 Tsung-Hua Yang 6-1 6-2. Ebden’s win in the dead fifth rubber has given Australia a 5-0 clean sweep in Asia-Oceania zonal match in Kaohsiung. Lleyton Hewitt paired with Chris Guccione in the doubles on Saturday, ousting Hsien Yin Peng and Hisn-Han…

Ebden wins Davis Cup rubber

Australia will take a commanding 2-0 lead over Chinese Taipei into the second day of their Davis Cup tie after singles victories by Matthew Ebden and countryman Lleyton Hewitt. Ebden played the second singles rubber against Ti Chen from Chinese Taipei, needing to fend off some third set swinging from his opponent before prevailing in a straight…

Ebden becomes a Grand Slam Champion

Matt Ebden has claimed his first Grand Slam title with victory earlier this afternoon in the Australian Open Mixed Doubles with partner Jarmila Gajdosova. The Australian wild card pairing overcame the Czech duo Frantisek Cermak and Lucie Hradecka 6-3 7-5 in one hour and 13 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. The win was not only…

Trick shots with Matt Ebden

Matt Ebden takes to the courts with the boys of “How Ridiculous” to pull off some Federer-esque trick shots for the cameras.

> Watch Ebden on court with ‘How Ridiculous’ below

 

[su_youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APYpYA-rGVA” width=”560″ height=”320″ responsive=”no”]