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Wimbledon Ladies Final Preview

Williams vs Kerber

This is a final worthy of Wimbledon, one of the best players of all time, Serena, up against a former world number one and two-time Slam winner Angelique Kerber.  Let’s talk numbers, Serena will be going for her 24thSingles Grand Slam title which will equal Margaret Court’s record, the American will also be vying for an 8thWimbledon title, which will put her one ahead of German Steffi Graf. Continue reading Wimbledon Ladies Final Preview

Wimbledon Preview 2018

It’s winter in Australia, as evidenced by a balmy 17 degrees today in Sydney. You can imagine the nights are getting a tad chilly, down to a low of 7, this essentially means if you’re staying up during the night watching the tennis on the hallowed turf of Wimbledon these next two weeks you’d better be doing it either by the fireplace in the lounge room or under cozy electric blankets in bed. Continue reading Wimbledon Preview 2018

French Open Finals Preview 2018

Halep vs Stephens

This match is a tale of two very different Grand Slam histories. The Romanian Simona Halep is 0-3 in Grand Slam Finals, all 3 set heartbreaking losses. At the French Open last year losing 6-4 in the final set to surprise winner Jelena Ostapenko and 4 years ago in Paris losing 6-3 in the 3rdto Sharapova, could tonight she finally be left standing holding the winners trophy? Continue reading French Open Finals Preview 2018

NRL Mid-Season Report 2018

We are virtually at the mid point of the NRL season, 12 rounds have been played and not a heck of a lot separates 1stfrom 9th.  The referees and a smorgasbord of penalties have been a continual discussion and unfortunately will continue to be. Let’s run through the ladder and see how your team is travelling and try to work out how the final top 8 may look. Continue reading NRL Mid-Season Report 2018

My adventures with the Commonwealth Games Baton

The news had come through from the local Track & Field Club; I’d been selected to run a leg of the 1982 Commonwealth Games Relay as the Queens Baton wormed its way up the coast to Brisbane. I was 12 years old. There was one problem, I was a sprinter, the 100m, 200m and occasionally under sufferance the 400m. The distance I had to run with the baton through my hometown of Budgewoi was a little under 3km, oh no. Continue reading My adventures with the Commonwealth Games Baton