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Thursday, 26 January 2017  |  Jon

Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time
Thirteenth seed Venus beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3
World number two Serena beat unseeded Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2 6-1
Which Williams sister will triumph?
Serena won their last Grand Slam encounter

Monday, 23 January 2017  |  Jon

Johanna Konta beats Ekaterina Makarova 6-1 6-4 to reach the quarter final of the Australian Open
Her reward is a match against World number 1 Serena Williams
Konta has not dropped a set so far and when asked about facing the 22-time Grand Slam champion for the first time, Konta said "Believe it or not that's an incredible experience for me"
Good luck Johanna, we are all rooting for you!!!

Thursday, 19 January 2017  |  Jon

Novak Djokovic gets knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open
Looking to get his World number 1 ranking back he put in a below par performance that Istomin took full advantage of
This puts Andy Murray in a strong position to win the tournament, come on Andy!!!!!!!

Thursday, 19 January 2017  |  Jon

Johanna Konta cruised through to the Australian Open third round
Ninth seed Konta beat 19-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3 6-2
Unfortunately Kyle Edmund and Heather Watson were knocked out

Wednesday, 18 January 2017  |  Jon

World number 51 Dan Evans beats seventh seed and former US Open champ Marin Cilic 3-6 7-5 6-3 6-3
A great result Dan, good luck in the next round

Tuesday, 17 January 2017  |  Jon

Johanna Konta, Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund join Andy Murray and Dan Evans in the second round of the Australian Open
Its the first time since 1987 that GB have had five players through to the second round
Naomi Broady unfortunately lost to Australian Daria Gavrilova in three sets 3-6 6-4 7-5
Are we going to have some Brits make it through to the finals this year?

Friday, 13 January 2017  |  Jon

British number one Johanna Konta has won the Sydney International with an impressive 6-4 6-2 victory over Agnieszka Radwanska in Australia
Konta broke her opponent in the third game and hit 18 winners to five in the first set
Konta dominated world number three Radwanska with some stunning returns and powerful hitting, and she convincingly won the second set

Thursday, 5 January 2017  |  Jon

British number one Johanna Konta continued her good start to 2017 by reaching the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open in China
Konta beat world number 60 Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4 6-7 (11-13) 6-3
Her next opponent will be another Czech, Katerina Siniakova, who beat Serbian Nina Stojanovic 6-3 6-4

Friday, 4 November 2016  |  Jon

The 2016/17 Emirates FA Cup First Round kicks off this evening and over the weekend
19.45pm tonight sees the first game of the first round proper kick off between Millwall & Southend closely followed by National League Eastleigh v Swindon Town at 19.55pm
Its every footballers dream to play in the FA Cup and who knows we could see a number of giant killings this weekend
Our local team Dover Athletic of the National League find themselves in the first round tomorrow away to Cambridge United of League 2, come on you whites!!!!!!

Friday, 19 August 2016  |  Jon

Team GB are now up to 56 medals at the Rio Olympics
Jade Jones retains Gold medal in the 57kg Taekwando
The Brownlee brothers take Gold & Silver in the Triathlon
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have won gold in the women's 470 sailing event
Liam Heath and Jon Schofield added a silver in the men's 200m kayak double
Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge take bronze in badminton's men's doubles
3 days of competition to go, come on Team GB lets make it to 60 medals!!!!


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