WASHINGTON, January 27, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As the 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne comes into focus – it starts in less than two weeks – much attention will be on World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, who will play her first tournament […]
WASHINGTON, January 26, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Former World No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has launched a new podcast series, Think About It, through the WTA and Tennis Channel. The six-episode series features “intimate and honest conversations with inspiring guests” dealing with […]
AO Press Release, January 24, 2021 The Australian Open lead-in week has been revamped to help give the 72 players in the 14-day quarantine lockdown the best possible preparation and training opportunities. Following extensive consultation between the players and the […]
WASHINGTON, January 24, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska flew to Australia last week in the hope of having her provisional doping suspension for using a prohibited substance that can be used to boost testosterone lifted by the International […]
WASHINGTON, January 23, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray will not play in next month’s first major of the 2021 season. On Friday, the British No. 4 Murray admitted he was“gutted” to admit his setback in his bit […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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