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Tomic faces serve with a reversed racquet

Bernard Tomic

Bernard Tomic, sometimes derided as Tomic The Tank Engine, will once again come under the spotlight for his on-court attitude, this time after 'trying' to return serve with a reversed racquet when match point down.

No joy for Stosur, again

Tough: Australia's Sam Stosur had another day to forget.

Sam Stosur's emotion was obvious as her friend and Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik addressed the Pat Rafter Arena crowd on a second winless Fed Cup day in Brisbane. Stosur had been unable, on consecutive attempts, to convert a first set lead into a singles point in the world group play-off against the US. Not for the first time, it was uncomfortable to watch.

TA boss defends court costs

Court short: Fed Cup Captain Alicia Molik gives advice to Daria Gavrilova during a practice session.

Tennis Australia president Steve Healy has defended the decision to lay a costly purpose-built clay court for the Fed Cup weekend on Pat Rafter Arena, as well as the expensive grasscourt Davis Cup exercise at Kooyong last month, despite the hosts winning just one of eight rubbers across the two failed ties against the US.