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

 

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Rogowska earns Australian Open wildcard

Olivia Rogowska has received a wildcard into the Australian Open women’s singles draw. The 21 year old Melburnian achieved a career-high women’s singles ranking of 108 in a sensational 2012 that saw her take out titles in Esperance, Rockhampton and Burnie, and feature in the main draws at the Australian and US opens. ”I’m really excited to…

Rogowska awarded Sydney wildcard

Australia’s Olivia Rogowska have been confirmed as a wildcard entry for the Sydney International starting on January 6. The pair will find their place in the main draw alongside seven of the world’s top 10 women including stars Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber, Sara Errani, Li Na, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki and fellow Australian Sam Stosur. Rogowska,…

Grand slam draw drives Rogowska

She has tasted grand slam tennis before but this time Melbourne’s Olivia Rogowska wants to do it under her own steam. Wildcards have previously been Rogowska’s ticket into the four majors where she made quite a few heads turn. At the 2009 French Open, she beat top-50 player Maria Kirilenko of Russia in the first…

Rogowska eyes 2013 tennis breakthrough

Three and a half years after almost pulling off a great grand slam upset, Olivia Rogowska feels she’s poised to deliver on her potential. Now Australia’s No.3 ranked woman behind Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua, Rogowska has set her sights on a breakthrough into the top 100 after pushing herself to a WTA ranking of…

Rogowska gets wildcard to Brisbane International

One of Australia’s brightest young talents has been given a wildcard entry to the Brisbane International starting on Sunday. Melbourne’s Olivia Rogowska will join fellow Australians Matt Ebden, Jarmila Gajdosova and Lleyton Hewitt in the main draw. “Brisbane is one of my favourite tournaments … I’m really excited,” she said. The 21-year-old Victorian has enjoyed some…

Coulter-Nile smashes Scorchers to win

A commanding display of power hitting by Nathan Coulter-Nile has given Perth a nine-wicket victory over Brisbane in a rain-affected Big Bash League clash on Tuesday. Coulter-Nile, promoted up the order into a pinch-hitting role, took the game away from the home team with a powerful display. Needing 51 to win off just five overs…