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 […]
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 […]
WASHINGTON, January 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The praise and thank you messages to the Australian Open organizers served up by many players and broadcast across social media platforms seem like yesterday’s news – and, for now, they are. There’s unrest […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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