Australian Open 2021i

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.

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The world No 1 has not withdrawn from the ATP Cup despite claims he was expected to do so.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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.