Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton Ashleigh Barty's coach Jason Stoltenberg expects her to play without fear against career grand slam winner Maria Sharapova on Wednesday, in the biggest match of the 17-year-old's career.
Phil Lutton Rob Barty needs to lift his game. His teenage daughter Ashleigh may be a rising star but as an overbearing tennis dad, he's dragging the chain badly.
Phil Lutton The good news for Maria Sharapova is that the shoulder seems fine. The bad news for local teenager and underdog extraordinaire Ashleigh Barty is that the shoulder seems fine.
Phil Lutton It's difficult to feel terribly sorry for Maria Sharapova. On most fronts, she's aced life, given her fame, fortune and success on the tennis court, which has seen her win all four Grand Slam titles...
Phil Lutton The early clues for Lleyton Hewitt's stunning 6-1 4-6 6-3 upset of Swiss great Roger Federer in the Brisbane International decider lay in the opening game on Pat Rafter Arena.
Phil Lutton Roger Federer will make an early start to his quest for a fifth Australian Open title after agreeing to play the Brisbane International for the first time.
Phil Lutton TONY ROCHE is keeping the faith that one of Australia's great sporting jigsaws, Bernard Tomic, can put it all together and fulfil his destiny as a long-term world top 10 player.
Phil Lutton Serena Williams produces a ruthless first-round display to kick off her Australian Open campaign.
Phil Lutton Australian Davis Cup mentor believes youngster can put it all together and fulfil his destiny.
Phil Lutton Veteran begins another home summer with ambitions to rock the boat of some big names.
Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton PERHAPS by belatedly revealing her secret November ankle surgery on the eve of the Brisbane International, Sam Stosur was buying a little public understanding should the early stages of her...
Phil Lutton, Brisbane The time for talk is almost over, which is great news for Victoria Azarenka, whose appetite for ongoing discussion about Serena Williams has diminished rapidly at the Brisbane International.
Phil Lutton Serena Williams makes the boldest of statements heading into the Australian Open.
Phil Lutton Maybe Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova should have gone to the same pedicurist as Victoria Azarenka. That way, she may have avoided the pounding dished out to her by Serena Williams in the final of the...
Phil Lutton Serena Williams claims the Brisbane International with ease, and sets her sights on reclaiming the No.1 spot at the Open.