Grand Slam

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 […]

Sweet 16: Australian Open Women’s Singles Field Filled In

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) After four days of at times intense battles in Dubai, the sixteen qualifying spots for next month’s Australian Open women’s singles competition have been determined. Each who has advanced to the year’s first […]

Alcaraz Secures Australian Open Main Draw Spot

DOHA, January 13, 2021 After four days of action on the courts of the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha, 16 men punched their ticket for the main draw of the 2021 Australian Open on Wednesday. A total […]

Errani, Schmiedlova Among Familiar Names In Dubai

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Their names are recognizable to fans who follow women’s tennis: Sara Errani, Tsvetana Pironkova, Eugenie Bouchard and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, to name a few. They were among 11 former WTA Top 40 players who […]

Eugenie Bouchard Is Back With Melbourne On Her Mind

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) In 2014, Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard garnered attention Down Under with a semifinal run at the Australian Open. She backed it up later in that same year by reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros, […]

Barrere Advances At Australian Open Qualifying In Doha

DOHA/QTF, January 11, 2021 Top seed Gregoire Barrere of France fought past Czech Republic’s Zdenek Kolar on Monday to secure a 7-6(5), 6-3 victory in the first-round of the men’s qualifying of the 2021 Australian Open held at the Khalifa […]

​Australian Open Qualifying Begins Impressively For Konjuh

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ana Konjuh, a former World No. 20 from Croatia, knows a thing or two about survival. After all, she’s survived four elbow surgeries following an injurious nightmare run. Appearing for the first time […]