I wish Sachin could play forever: Coulter-Nile

Just like any other young cricketer, Australian speedster Nathan Coulter-Nile is in awe of Sachin Tendulkar and does not want the senior India batsman to retire from the game. Plying his trade for the Mumbai Indians franchise, for Coulter-Nile, Tendulkar is one player who is more than willing to give an insight about the game. “Sachin…

Rogowska reaches quarters in Perth

Olivia Rogowska has backed up her first round win at the Perth International ITF Pro Circuit event by advancing to the quarter-finals. Rogowska defeated compatriot Sally Peers for the first time in her career, winning 6-3, 6-3 to book a meeting with another Australian, Tammi Patterson in the last eight. Rogowska raced to a 2-0 lead in…

Opening round success for Olivia at Perth International

Melbourne-based Australian tennis player Olivia Rogowska has advanced to the second round of the Perth International. In hot afternoon conditions, Rogowska won a very competitive match against fellow Australian Azra Hadzic 7-6(4), 6-4. Hadzic, currently ranked 329th in the world, had arrived at the Perth ITF Pro Circuit tournament in great form, winning the Cairns Tennis International only a fortnight ago. Rogowska, 148th in the…

Rogowska at the top of a strong Perth International field

US Open lucky loser Olivia Rogowska headlines the three top-200 players entered in this week’s $25,000 Perth International. The Victorian is the No.1 seed in what is easily the strongest women’s field since the Australian Pro Tour resumed last month. Rogowska (ranked 157), American second seed and former top-100 player Irina Falconi (184) and third-seeded…

Ebden advances to Napa Valley Challenger Final

Australian Matt Ebden has beaten American Alex Kuznetsov in comprehensive fashion, 6-2, 6-0, in the singles semi-finals of the Napa Valley Challenger on Saturday. “It’s important to compete at each point,” Ebden said. “After the first set, I was feeling confident. Once I got a couple breaks in the second set, I was feeling good and…

Australia draws France in away Davis Cup tie

Australia has been dealt a daunting assignment for its return to the Davis Cup World Group after being drawn to face France away from home in the first round. For Matt Ebden and his fellow countrymen, the draw means that Australia will need to beat a squad brimming with talent including world No.8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet…

Coulter-Nile claims first wicket for Australia

Australian captain Michael Clarke has praised debutant Nathan Coulter-Nile after earning his first wicket at One-day International level. Clarke has described Coulter-Nile as a very good athlete who could bat, field as well as bowl. “He’s certainly good enough to play at this level and I think he’s got an extremely bright future in all three forms of the…

Coulter-Nile to make Australia ODI Debut

Australia has selected fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile to make his One-day International debut in the 4th ODI match against England in Cardiff. Coulter-Nile made the 15-man Australian ODI squad last month for the five-game series against England, and replaces Josh Hazelwood in their only change to the side from the 3rd ODI at Edgbaston. Australia are 1-0 up in the…

Olivia Rogowska out of luck at US Open

Australian Olivia Rogowska lost in the first round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday by fourth-seeded Sara Errani 6-0 6-0. The 22-year-old, who made it through to the main draw as a lucky last qualifier, had no answers to the Italian’s game. In hot conditions, Rogowska ran herself ragged but was ‘double…