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Tennis Remembers And Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

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 […]

Mayhem in Melbourne: Have Things Gotten Out Of Control?

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 […]

COVID Chaos: Number Of Players Under Lockdown Now 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 […]

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 […]

World’s Best Players To Contest Australian Open 2021

Australian Open Press Release, December 26, 2020 Australia’s world No.1 Ash Barty and eight-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic (SRB) will lead the fields at what promises to be a historic Australian Open at Melbourne Park from 8-21 February 2021. “We are looking forward to welcoming […]

Australian Open 2020 – By the Numbers

MELBOURNE, February 2, 2020 (Press Release) Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Sofia Kenin from the United States have been crowned the Australian Open singles champions for 2020, attendance records have been broken again, and more than $6 million has been […]

Djokovic Reaches Australian Open Final

MELBOURNE, January 30, 2020 Defending champion Novak Djokovic has reached the Australian Open final for the eighth time by beating Roger Federer 7-6(1), 6-4, 6-3 in Thursday’s semi-final on Rod Laver Arena. Once the Serbian eased through a first-set tie-break, […]