Never before in the history of the Medibank International have two former tournament champions and world number ones clashed in the first round. That�s the situation in the bottom half of the women�s draw as fifth seed Justine Henin-Hardenne takes on comeback player Martina Hingis.
The mercury made it hot off the courts but the tennis action around the Sydney International Tennis Centre made it hotter on the courts at the Medibank International. Big hitting Serbian Ana Ivanovic booked her position in the quarterfinals with an impressive 6-3, 7-5 win over world number three and…..
Lleyton Hewitt was glad for a more comfortable match compared to his first round which went three sets. The top seed and defending champion defeated Austrian Jurgen Melzer 6-1 6-4 to secure a place in the quarterfinals. He ran away with the first set in 37 minutes but the second set took a bit longe…..
Lleyton Hewitt admitted it. It was a match that he should have won. He should have won his 23rd consecutive singles match at the Medibank International and secured a place in the semifinals. Instead Hewitt uncharacteristically failed to convert two match points against Andreas Seppi a qualifier from…..
James Blake has written himself into the history books of the Medibank International. He has become only the fourth African American, joining all time greats Arthur Ashe from 1970 and Althea Gibson from 1956 to win this prestigious crown.