Japanese US Open champion Naomi Osaka ground her way into an Australian Open quarter-final with sixth seed Elina Svitolina Monday ahead of Serena Williams facing her biggest tennis test since giving birth.
South African doubles hope, Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner, Michael Venus, are through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
Twenty four hours after being booed for having the audacity to take down a tennis great, Alexander Zverev returned to topple another one as he stunned Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals title on Sunday.
Alexander Zverev became the first German to reach the last four at the ATP Finals for 15 years as he beat American John Isner 7-6 (5) 6-3 at the O2 Arena on Friday.
Kevin Anderson’s Paris Masters campaign was ended by Japan’s Kei Nishikori on Thursday night.
Improbable as it seemed when Novak Djokovic had elbow surgery in February before slumping into a crisis of confidence, the Serb was guaranteed a return to world number one on Wednesday.
Three-time Shanghai Open winner Novak Djokovic stormed past German Alexander Zverev 6-2 6-1 to reach the final on Saturday and claim the world number two ranking from Roger Federer.
Kevin Anderson will face 9th seeded Austrian, Dominic Thiem, for a place in the US Open quarter-finals in New York later on Sunday.
Andy Murray’s comeback following hip surgery hit another roadblock on Monday after he was beaten 6-1 1-6 6-4 by France’s Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Cincinnati Open.
Kevin Anderson won the second longest ever Grand Slam singles match on Friday, beating John Isner 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 to become the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon final for 97 years.