Grand Slam

Halep Fit and Focused For Deep Run At Australian Open

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 20, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Simona Halep is healthy, fit and focused – and ready to make a deep run after reaching the Australian Open final in 2018. She’s fared no worse than advancing to the fourth round […]

Lucky 7: Keys, Anisimova Extend Winning Streaks At Australian Open

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 20, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) While World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and defending champion Naomi Osaka have been grabbing much of the spotlight in the women’s draw of the Australian Open, a couple of in-form Americans, Madison Keys […]

Defending Champion Osaka Having Fun, Winning At Australian Open

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 19, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Women’s defending champion Naomi Osaka of Japan advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-4 win over 54th-ranked American Madison Brengle in a featured Wednesday evening match on […]

With No Djokovic, Zverev Stepping Up to Star At Night

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 19, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) The tennis stars come out at night at the Australian Open, and for the second time in three days, World No. 3 Alexander Zverev is featured in the final match of the day […]

Medvedev Moves One Win Closer To Second Straight Major

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 18, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) With top seed Novak Djokovic withdrawn from the Australian Open 2022, all eyes are now on Daniil Medvedev. The 25-year-old second seed from Moscow is aiming to become the first Russian since Marat […]

Tennis Australia Issue Statement After Djokovic Controversy

Tennis Australia Statement, January 18, 2022 The board of Tennis Australia, supported by its Member Associations, would like to issue the following statement in relation to Australian Open 2022. We would like to make clear from the outset that we […]

Murray Returns To Australian Open For First Time Since 2019

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 18, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Great Britain’s Andy Murray has been a five-time finalist in the Australian Open. He has history in the year’s first major going back to 2006. The last time he played in Melbourne in […]

Australian Open 2022: Let The Tennis Begin

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 17, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Australian Open 2022 launched in Melbourne Park Monday – and for the first time in a fortnight, the focus centered on tennis on the court and not in the courtroom. By all accounts, […]

With Djokovic Deported From Australia, The Focus Returns To Tennis

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, January 17, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Novak Djokovic has left Australia, 11 days after he arrived – unvaccinated – with a medical exemption from Tennis Australia to compete in this year’s Australian Open. News of Djokovic’s deportation emerged shortly […]