Doug Hirdle

Doug Hirdle

Doug is a passionate sports fan and has written extensively about breaking sports stories in Canada. Whether writing about hockey or American football, he will always give you the best highlights.

  • Madison Keys Takes her First Cincinnati Championship Title

    Madison Keys Takes her First Cincinnati Championship Title

    August 18, 2019
    The Western & Southern Open women’s final was one to remember after top-seeded Ashleigh Barty failed to advance in her semifinal match, one that saw Svetlana Kuznetsova heading into her second final in. However, hoping for a win, Kuznetsova watched a late rally from Madison Keys and had to once again settle for the runner ...
  • Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty Fail to Make it Past the Semis

    Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty Fail to Make it Past the Semis

    August 17, 2019
    The Western & Southern Open semifinals were Ashleigh Barty chance to once again jump into the No. 2 spot. However, it wasn’t to be, and after a week of ups and downs, Barty lost 6-2, 6-4 to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semifinals on Saturday. Another top seeded player, Novak Djokovic, also experienced an upset after ...
  • Ashleigh Barty Defeats Maria Sakkari to Advance at the Western & Southern Open

    Ashleigh Barty Defeats Maria Sakkari to Advance at the Western & Southern Open

    August 16, 2019
    Ashleigh Barty prepares to return service in her match against Maria Sakkari on Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Barty once again faced an uphill battle in Cincinnati at the Western & Southern Open as she fought to get her way out of the first set. The result was her first trip to ...
  • Simona Halep Advances to Third Round at Western & Southern Open

    Simona Halep Advances to Third Round at Western & Southern Open

    August 14, 2019
    Simona Halep rallied from behind after giving up the first set to Ekaterina Alexandrova on Wednesday to advance to the third round in Ohio at the Western & Southern Open. Halep, who has been battling pain in her left foot, pulled off the win with a strong second and third set ending the match 3-6, ...
  • Western & Southern Open Painful for Andy Murray and Felix Auger-Aliassime

    Western & Southern Open Painful for Andy Murray and Felix Auger-Aliassime

    August 13, 2019
    After making it to the third round at the Rogers Cup last week, Canadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime found himself heading home early at the Western & Southern Open after falling to Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic during the first round. An ATP Tour 1000 Masters event, it saw several strong hopefuls exiting the tournament after failing to ...
  • Bianca Andreescu wins the Rogers Cup after Serena Williams Retires

    Bianca Andreescu wins the Rogers Cup after Serena Williams Retires

    August 12, 2019
    Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has become the first women in Canada to win a final at the Rogers Cup in fifty years, all at the tender age of 19. It took only four matches in the first set before Serena Williams requested a medical timeout and a minute more before the umpire made the startling ...
  • Bianca Andreescu Advances to Final with Win over Sofia Kenin

    Bianca Andreescu Advances to Final with Win over Sofia Kenin

    August 10, 2019
    Canada’s sweetheart of tennis, Bianca Andreescu went into the semifinals one step closer to achieving her dream of making it to the finals. The result could not have better if she asked after she edged out Sofia Kenin of the U.S to advance to the Rogers Cup final. After the final game was played, Bianca ...
  • Bianca Andreescu Advances to Rogers Cup Quarterfinals

    Bianca Andreescu Advances to Rogers Cup Quarterfinals

    August 8, 2019
    Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals on Thursday after defeating fifth seeded Kiki Bertens in a match that ended with a  6-1, 6-7, 6-4  win in favour of Andreescu. Andreescu will now head to the quarterfinals where she will face the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova, a former No.1 seeded player. Andreescu ...
  • Dominic Thiem Ends Denis Shapovalov Hopes of Winning the Rogers Cup

    Dominic Thiem Ends Denis Shapovalov Hopes of Winning the Rogers Cup

    August 7, 2019
    Denis Shapovalov was confident in his abilities to come away on with a win in the second round against Dominic Thiem, but he failed to pull it off falling to Thiem in three sets on Wednesday. Shapovalov became the golden child of tennis when at 18, the Richmond Hill native defeated Rafael Nadal at the ...
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime Eliminates Fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil

    Felix Auger-Aliassime Eliminates Fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil

    August 6, 2019
    Felix Auger-Aliassime almost saw his debut at the Rogers Cup end in disaster, and for it being a dream of his, the young Canadian tennis star saw himself pushed to the limits by fellow countrymen Vasek Pospisil Tuesday during first round action at the Rogers Cup. At the end of it, Felix Auger-Aliassime was able ...