The Australian Open is nigh and the women’s draw sees some mouther-watering first round matchups, with likes of World no. 1 Swiatek, two-time champion Osaka, Kazakhstan’s third seed Rybakina facing tense battles as Sabalenka aims to defend her title.
Slovenia had a historic day at the Billie Jean King Cup on Friday as they booked a place in the semi-finals for the time, while the Czech Republic also sealed their place in the last four and Spain closed their tournament with a win to give the home fans something to cheer
The Billie Jean King Cup is in full swing in Seville, and Day 2 action saw France and Canada rise to convincing wins as Spain went down to 3-0 to Canada, while Italy sealed a 2-1 victory over France at the Estadio de la Cartuja
Aggressive play and powerful groundstrokes earned world No.2 Aryna Sabalenka an upset clay title win at the Madrid Open on Saturday, sweet revenge on Iga Swiatek after losing to the world no. 1 in Stuttgart in their previous encounter.