The Australian Open is staged at Melbourne Park in Melbourne every January. The 2020 winners were Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin. Played on a hard court, it is the first of four annual grand slam tournaments, the others being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
The holding of an important regional football competition would help restore Hong Kong’s positive and safe image, but residents must be assured that players and officials will abide by coronavirus rules.
Top players who flew in for Melbourne Open only to be confined to hotels find there is only one winner when facing the coronavirus.
The Serbian tennis star, who had arrived for the Australian Open, has been holed up in a Melbourne hotel since having his visa cancelled.
The world No 1 has not withdrawn from the ATP Cup despite claims he was expected to do so. Djokovic has refused to confirm if he has been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Andrey Rublev is the latest tennis star to contract Covid-19, throwing into doubt his participation in the Australian Open
The former world number one tested positive after returning to Spain from Abu Dhabi where he took part in an exhibition tournament.
Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic locked in for Australian Open 2022, the first grand slam event of the season.
Novak Djokovic will lead Serbia into Group A, which will also features Norway, Chile and Spain.
Chinese players have now won at least one title at every major, as well as Olympics gold, after women’s doubles triumph in New York.
This year’s Wimbledon, Australian Open and French Open winner says he is ‘very proud’ to represent Serbia in Tokyo, as Australian Alex de Minaur withdraws from competition after positive Covid-19 test.
Fans snap up doll of world No 2 released ahead of her return to court at Tokyo Olympics.
Play suspended in Chinese men’s No 1 slam debut with him 2-1 up against France’s Antoine Hoang
Naomi Osaka will contend for Sportswoman of the Year after US Open triumph, while Kento Momota is nominated for best comeback having returned to world number one after car crash.
Japanese star Naomi Osaka dedicates win to ‘those whose lives have still yet to be fully put back together’ after the Great East Earthquake and tsunami a decade ago.
The Serb is now two grand slams behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, both of whom are on 20.
Fourth grand slam victory for Japan’s world No 3 comes after battling match against 22nd seed.
Naomi Osaka, who seeks her fourth grand slam title this weekend, speaks ‘from her heart’ when she condemns anti-Asian, -black or -female sentiment, says fitness coach Yutaka Nakamura.
The Serb will face either fourth seed Daniil Medvedev or Rafael Nadal’s conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.
Japanese world number three Naomi Osaka brushes aside 39-year-old Serena Williams in straight sets as thousands of spectators are allowed back and will face American Jennifer Brady in the final.
World number one Novak Djokovic proposes immediate discussions for an NBA-like bubble as hotel lockdowns ‘definitely not good’ for players’ health.
Czech Karolina Muchova ruins world number one Barty’s dreams of winning her home grand slam as Victoria Premier Dan Andrews announces end of snap lockdown.
Japanese world number three Naomi Osaka forces a quick match with Taiwanese veteran Hsieh Su-wei to set up a semi-final with either Serena Williams or Simona Halep.
Nadal outclasses Fabio Fognini in search of his 21st grand slam title while Barty is hoping to be the first Australian women’s winner in 43 years.
Williams suffers an injury scare before beating Aryna Sabalenka to reach the quarter-finals, Dimitrov knocks out Thiem while Osaka saves two match points.
Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews says tennis venue is considered a ‘workplace’ and can continue to function with limited staff – on court, Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei beats Italy’s Sara Errani in the third round.