Winning start for Rogowska in Nottingham

Olivia Rogowska has won her opening round match against Ekaterina Bychkova 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the first round of the Aegon Nottingham Challenge. Rogowska will play Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko in the second round on Wednesday after she defeated local British wildcard Samantha Murray 2-6 6-4 6-4. Tsurenko is ranked at No. 147 in the world…

Ebden edged out by Lacko

Matt Ebden has lost out to Slovakian Lukas Lacko in a tight three set tussle in the first round of the Aegon Championships. The West Australian went down 7-6(10) 5-7 6-4 in a match that lasted 1 hour and 52 minutes at The Queens Club in London. Trailing 5-7 and 2-4, the 26 year-old showed great…

Ebden withdraws from Nottingham

Matt Ebden has today withdraw from the Aegon Trophy in Nottingham due to a minor leg injury. The Australian was set to defend the title which he won last year against German Benjamin Becker but will take caution ahead of a busy upcoming grass court season. “Unfortunately I have had to withdraw from Nottingham this week.…

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…