Aussies meet the media as US Open looms

New York, United States, 26 August 2019 | AAP / Prior to the US Open, many of Australia’s players faced the media to discuss their form, their first-round opponents, and their thoughts on season 2019. Here are the highlights. Ash Barty Barty opens her US Open campaign against world No.77 Zarina Diyas after

Barty ‘super relaxed’ for US Open

No.2 seed Ash Barty returns to the site of the first Grand Slam tournament at which she reached the second week. New York, United States, 24 August 2019 | Darren Walton (AAP) Ash Barty has arrived in New York feeling relaxed and ready for a serious title assault as

US Open draw: Millman to face Nadal

John Millman draws Rafael Nadal in the first round of the US Open, while No.2 seed Ash Barty opens against Zarina Diyas. New York, United States, 23 August 2019 | AAP / No.2 seed Ash Barty could meet Serena Williams in the US Open quarterfinals while John Millman will

Ash Barty ‘most searched Aussie by Aussies’ in 2019

Amid a breakthrough season during which she won her first Grand Slam singles title and rose to world No.1, Ash Barty is the 'most searched Aussie by Aussies' on Google. Melbourne, VIC, 20 August 2019 | Ash Barty was the ‘most searched Aussie by Aussies this year’, Google revealed

Cincinnati: Barty exits in semifinals

Ash Barty is halted in her bid to return to the world No.1 ranking by a resurgent Svetlana Kuznetsova in Cincinnati. 18 August 2019 | AAP After consecutive three-set victories to reach a maiden semifinal in Cincinnati, Ash Barty has fallen to the in-form Svetlana Kuznetsova. Top seed Barty,

Barty set for Cincinnati semis

Ash Barty was in a familiar predicament, trying to dig out from a difficult first set. The Western & Southern Open’s top seed found a way to do it again. Barty reached the semifinals of the tournament for the first time and moved closer to regaining the No.1 world ranking by

Barty battles into Cincinnati quarters

Ash Barty trails 5-3 in the third set before recovering to beat Anett Kontaveit, setting up a Cincinnati quarterfinal against Maria Sakkari. Cincinnati, United States, 16 August 2019 | AP / Ash Barty rallied from a set down to edge past Estonian Anett Kontaveit and book her place

Barty, De Minaur into Cincinnati third round

Top seed Ash Barty defeats Maria Sharapova in straight sets while Alex de Minaur beats Reilly Opelka for the third time in 2019. Cincinnati, United States, 15 August 2019 | AAP / AP Ash Barty dominated Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-1 at the Cincinnati Open to reach the third round

Stosur receives US Open wildcard

Sam Stosur, the US Open champion in 2011, has been awarded a main-draw wildcard and will contest her 15th tournament at Flushing Meadows. Melbourne, VIC, 14 August 2019 | AAP / Former champion Sam Stosur will contest a 15th US Open after being handed a wildcard into tennis’s final

Cincinnati: Kyrgios wins opening match

Nick Kyrgios will face No.8 seed Karen Khachanov after beating Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday night. Cincinnati, United States, 13 August 2019 | Nick Kyrgios advanced to the second round of the Cincinnati Masters with a 7-5 6-4 win