Australian Open

Osaka Beats Serena, Changing Of The Guard?

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 18, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Tenth-seeded Serena Williams of the United States and third-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan faced each other for the second time at a Grand Slam, when they met in the semifinals of the Australian […]

Djokovic Defeats Karatsev To Reach Australian Open Final

MELBOURNE/STARNBERG, February 18, 2021 Novak Djokovic came through his Australian Open semi-final against Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev in straight sets to stay on course for a record-extending ninth title at Melbourne Park. The top seed from Serbia ended the dream […]

Smashing Records At AO 2021

MELBOURNE, February 18, 2021 (AO Press Release) Fans from around the world will be able to see instantly if a player breaks an Australian Open or personal record thanks to a statistical innovation from the Game Insight Group (GIG). Established in 2018 by Tennis Australia and Victoria […]

Tsitsipas-Nadal: Once In A Lifetime Or Not?

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Tennis fans around the world were treated to a late-night thriller Wednesday by rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas and 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal of Spain in the men’s quarterfinals of the […]

Lost, Then Found, Muchova Knocks Out Barty

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Everything began sunny at the Australian Open in Melbourne Park on Wednesday. From the bright skies and 25º Celsius conditions that baked Rod Laver Arena in sunshine to World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty‘s […]

Tsitsipas Stuns Nadal To Book Semi-Final Berth At Australian Open

MELBOURNE/STARNBERG, February 17, 2021 Stefanos Tsitsipas recorded a remarkable comeback win from two sets down, beating No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open. The fifth seed from Greece struck 17 […]

Australian Open: Fans Set To Return To Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE/STARNBERG, February 17, 2021 The Australian Open will be able to open its gates to fans for the last four days of the Grand Slam tournament. This was announced by the organizers on Wednesday. “We look forward to welcoming fans […]

For Tyzzer, Coaching Barty Is Not A Chore

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Craig Tyzzer began working with Ashleigh Barty on a full-time basis at the start of the 2016 season. He’s guided the affable Aussie from winning her first WTA Tour singles title at Kuala […]

Osaka, Williams Sweep Their Way To Australian Open Semifinals

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) After Naomi Osaka secured her berth in Tuesday’s quarterfinal round of the Australian Open, she let out an audible sigh during her post-match interview on Rod Laver Arena when she was told she […]

Djokovic Fights Past Zverev To Reach Australian Open Semis

MELBOURNE/STARNBERG, February 16, 2021 Top seed Novak Djokovic booked his spot in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday evening, as he overcame No. 6 seed Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(8) under the lights on Rod Laver […]