Aussies set for Australian Open 2020

On the eve of the Australian Open, several of Australia's main-draw hopes spoke to the media as they prepare for their 2020 campaigns at Melbourne Park. Melbourne, VIC, 19 January 2020 | On a big day of press appearances for Australian players, we bring you some highlights as the

Sharma at 70 per cent of potential, says coach

Astra Sharma's coach Geoff Macdonald believes the West Australian rising star could develop her game even further to have a long and successful pro career. Melbourne, VIC, 27 December 2019 | Matt Trollope Following a breakthrough season highlighted by her top-100 debut, Astra Sharma is poised for even bigger and

Biggest movers: Australian women soar in 2019 rankings

Melbourne, VIC, 14 November 2019 | Ash Barty led the way during an incredible year for Australian women’s tennis, with the world No.1 among 14 women who enjoyed significant rankings rises in 2019. Success stories proliferated the Australian women’s game, with Astra Sharma and Priscilla Hon both making their Fed Cup

Molik on Fed Cup final: “We gave everything today”

Alicia Molik says she has “no regrets” about how the Australian team prepared and performed in the Fed Cup final, but that the loss to France “hurts a lot”. Perth, Western Australia, 10 November 2019 | Matt Trollope Australia came tantalisingly close to its first Fed Cup title in 45

Fed Cup final: Barty prepared for Mladenovic rematch on Day 2

Ash Barty hopes victory over Kristina Mladenovic in the first of the reverse singles will put Australia on course for its first Fed Cup title in 45 years. Perth, WA, 9 November 2019 | Matt Trollope Ash Barty lost her only previous singles meeting against Kristina Mladenovic in May.

Sharma, Hon learning from Aussie teammates

Astra Sharma and Priscilla Hon, both new to the Australian Fed Cup team in 2019, continue to learn and thrive under the wing of their experienced countrywomen. Perth, WA, 7 November 2019 | Matt Trollope Season 2019 has been a year of invaluable learning experiences for Australian young guns Astra

Molik: ‘We’re just really hitting our groove’

With the entire Australian squad having now practised together, Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik is encouraged by the hosts’ form ahead of this weekend’s final. Perth, WA, 6 November 2019 | Matt Trollope Ash Barty enjoyed her first hit-out with the Australian squad on Wednesday as Fed Cup captain Alicia

Barty comes ‘full circle’ in triumphant homecoming

Fresh off winning the WTA Finals and locking up the No.1 ranking, Ash Barty turns her attention to one last goal – Fed Cup glory to end the season in style. Perth, WA, 5 November 2019 | Matt Trollope It seems slightly ludicrous to think Ash Barty could improve upon

Molik thrilled with Aussie team as Fed Cup final nears

The form of Ash Barty and Sam Stosur coupled with Ajla Tomljanovic's inclusion has Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik excited for this weekend's final. Perth, Australia, 4 November 2019 | Matt Trollope When it comes to this week’s Fed Cup final against France, Australian captain Alicia Molik has no