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Dodig, Polasek Win First Major Title Together

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 21, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek won the Australian Open men’s doubles crown for their for Grand Slam title in their sixth major championship together Sunday afternoon at Melbourne Park. Dodig of Croatia and […]

Idemo! Djokovic Wins Ninth Australian Open Title

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 21, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Novak Djokovic entered the 2021 Australian Open final having won the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup eight times. They accounted for nearly half of his 17 Grand Slam singles titles. For the past decade, he’s […]

Krejcikova, Ram Win Mixed Doubles Title, Again

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 20, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) It’s a tough act for any mixed doubles team to follow, going on Rod Laver Arena, just after Naomi Osaka won her second Australian Open women’s title. However, Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram […]

Dominant Down Under, Osaka Wins Fourth Major Title

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 20, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Naomi Osaka has been perfect in Grand Slam finals. For that matter, she’s been perfect on court for the past year. Simply unbeatable, and arguably the best clutch player of her generation. On […]

World Set To Tune In For Australian Open Finals Weekend

MELBOURNE, February 20, 2021 (AO Press Release) The world will tune in this weekend for the Australian Open men’s and women’s finals, especially in the key broadcast markets of Japan, North America, China and Europe. The four finalists Naomi Osaka, Jennifer Brady, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev will […]

Mertens, Sabalenka Win Second Major Together

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 19, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The second-seeded team of Elise Mertens of Belgium and Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus won the Australian Open women’s doubles title, their second Grand Slam crown as a team, Friday afternoon on Rod Laver […]

Medvedev Reaches Australian Open Final

MELBOURNE/STARNBERG, February 19, 2021 Daniil Medvedev has become the 54th man in the Open Era – and 103rd in history – to reach the men’s final at the Australian Open. The World No. 4 from Russia defeated No. 5 seed […]

Stosur Enjoying Every Moment She’s On Court

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 18, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Australia’s Samantha Stosur has been a fixture on the WTA Tour for the past 20 years. Last June, the 36-year-old Brisbane native, who won the 2011 US Open singles title, has three Grand […]

Osaka Beats Serena, Changing Of The Guard?

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 18, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Tenth-seeded Serena Williams of the United States and third-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan faced each other for the second time at a Grand Slam, when they met in the semifinals of the Australian […]