Australian Open

Francesca Jones & Laura Robson: A Tale Of Two British

WASHINGTON, January 22, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) While British No. 5 Francesca Jones is feeling blessed these days, after qualifying for the Australian Open last week in Dubai – her first Grand Slam main draw – former British No. 1 Laura […]

Djokovic Pens Open Letter To Australia To Clear The Air

WASHINGTON, January 21, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is never one to shy away from speaking his mind and sometimes it stirs controversy. Earlier this week, Djokovic presented a list of suggestions – some called them […]

In Strict Quarantine: An Open Letter From Vika

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka is among 72 players who are in a strict quarantine after arriving in Melbourne on three flights that included COVID-19 positive passengers. The World No. 13 from […]

Tennis Remembers And Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On Monday, past and present tennis players such as Billie Jean King, Frances Tiafoe and Coco Gauff; U.S. universities and tennis institutions and governing bodies paused to remember and celebrate the American civil […]

Mayhem in Melbourne: Have Things Gotten Out Of Control?

WASHINGTON, January 18, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) While no players have tested positive for the coronavirus since arriving in Melbourne, about 20 percent of the entire Australian Open field are under strict lockdown for 14 days. That’s because the 72 […]

COVID Chaos: Number Of Players Under Lockdown Now 72

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley appeared on Australian TV Sunday explaining how he and the AO organizing committee are trying to make “a bad situation better,” there are now 72 players confined […]

Two Test Positive on Australian Open Charter Flight

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) According to sources, two people have tested positive for COVID-19 on one of the Australian Open charter flights that traveled between Los Angeles and Melbourne. Early Saturday morning (Central European Time), L’Equipe tennis […]

Murray, Keys test COVID positive before Australian Open

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On Thursday, news broke that both three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray of Great Britain and Madison Keys from the United States had tested positive for COVID-19. The Australian Open confirmed reports that […]

Australian Open Qualifiers Bound For Melbourne

Australian Open Press Release, January 14, 2021 Thirty-two players have begun their Grand Slam journey, winning their way through qualifying and preparing to compete at Australian Open 2021, which will take place at Melbourne Park from 8 to 21 February. Sixteen […]