Casey Dellacqua has brought down the curtain on a glittering 16-year pro career that featured a top-30 singles ranking, seven WTA doubles titles, two Olympic Games and Grand Slam success.
Steve Darcis has proved to be Australia’s Davis Cup nemesis yet again as Belgium sealed a place in November’s final against France with a 3-2 win in Brussels.
Should Australia advance to the Davis Cup final with a win over Belgium, team members can also use that experience as a positive springboard to brighter individual careers.
Australia’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has named Thanasi Kokkinakis alongside Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson and John Peers in his four-man team for next week’s Davis Cup semifinal in Belgium.
Australia's final two single contenders at the US Open, John Millman and Ash Barty, have bowed out of the tournaments after the third round with fresh World Rankings.
Australian tennis battler John Millman has continued his blazing US Open run to charge into the third round and earn himself the opportunity of a lifetime, while Daria Gavrilova fell in the longest women's match in US Open history to dangerous American Shelby Rogers.