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Australian Open

AUSTRALIAN OPEN NEWS

Tennis Australia needs five years to recover from pandemic

December 02, 2020 9:23 am

TA boss Craig Tiley said the governing body would likely spend more than A$40 million on quarantine and biosecurity operations for the year’s first Grand Slam, which is also expected to be delayed from its Jan. 18-31 schedule.

Australian Open: Quarantine regulations put players in a fix

November 20, 2020 8:02 pm

The restrictions, and the subsequent doubt over the tune-up tournaments, may lead to players skipping the Open altogether.

Golf: Australia Open cancelled for first time since World War Two

October 16, 2020 7:59 am

The 105th edition of the country’s oldest and most prestigious tournament, scheduled to take place at Melbourne’s Kingston Heath Golf Club, had already been postponed from its usual slot in November.

2021 Australian Open: Smaller crowds, player bio-security

July 25, 2020 4:30 pm

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley will be looking at the running of both the U.S. Open and delayed French Open to help plan contingencies for the first Grand Slam tournament of 2021.

Nirupama Sanjeev, the one who showed the way in 1998 Australian Open

June 21, 2020 8:32 am

Nirupama Sanjeev recalls being the first Indian woman to win a match in the singles main draw of a Grand Slam, when she had triumphed over Italy’s Gloria Pizzichini in the 1998 Australian Open.

The big takeaway from Australia: Men’s and Women’s tennis are in very different places

February 04, 2020 1:57 pm

The women have had eight first-time major singles champions in the past 12 Grand Slam tournaments in comparison to zero for men in the past 21 seasons.

Novak Djokovic closes in on eclipsing Federer, but is still never the favourite

October 11, 2020 5:56 pm

Novak Djokovic is on course to win three or more Majors and break Federer's all-time record. Why then, despite arguably being the most dominant player since 2008, does Djokovic not draw the kind of adulation that Federer and Nadal do?

Winning isn't everything: Novak Djokovic remembers Kobe Bryant after Australian Open win

February 02, 2020 9:40 pm

Wearing a green jacket with the letters KB and the numbers 8 and 24 emblazoned on the chest, Djokovic reflected on "some devastating things that started 2020.“

Novak Djokovic pulls off Miracle in Melbourne to win 8th Australian Open title

February 02, 2020 7:25 pm

The win was miraculous because of the recovery Djokovic showed after losing the second and third sets to Dominic Thiem and being forced off the court with his medical team after complaining of exhaustion.

Rajeev Ram, Joe Salisbury combine to win Australian Open doubles title

February 02, 2020 2:59 pm

Rajeev Ram's decision to focus on the men's doubles paid off when he teamed with Joe Salisbury to win the Australian Open title.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN PHOTOS

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic fights back for 8th title, 17th Grand Slam

February 03, 2020 7:34 am

Novak Djokovic endured a fierce challenge to his Melbourne Park reign before overhauling Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to clinch an eighth Australian Open crown and reclaim the world number one ranking.

Surprise package Sofia Kenin stuns Muguruza to win Australian Open title

February 01, 2020 6:58 pm

America's Sofia Kenin stunned two-time Major champion Garbine Muguruza to win the Australian Open on Saturday, completing a surprise run where she has come from nowhere to win her first Grand Slam title.

Australian Open: In a repeat, Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray for sixth title

January 31, 2016 7:38 pm

Novak Djokovic maintained a perfect record in Australian Open finals as he won the title for sixth time on Sunday.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win Australian Open 2016 women's doubles title

January 29, 2016 3:12 pm

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won the title clash 7-6, 6-3 to lift their third consecutive Grand Slam title.

Australian Open: At Rod Laver Arena, title number six for Serena Williams

February 01, 2015 4:15 pm

World Number One Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open by defeating Maria Sharapova.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic roars into final

January 30, 2015 9:41 pm

Novak Djokovic beat Stan Wawrinka in the semis contest to book a final date with Andy Murray.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka turn on heat Down Under; Petra Kvitova ousted

January 24, 2015 10:08 pm

Williams sisters, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka all sail through to fourth round of Australian Open.

Australian Open: Stan stuns Rafa in final

January 27, 2014 3:12 pm

Wawrinka becomes first in over 20 years to beat first and second ranked players to win Slam after getting past injured Nadal.

Australian Open: Ruthless Rafael Nadal dominates Roger Federer

January 24, 2014 7:53 pm

Rafael Nadal dominated proceedings in the semis, and marched into the final.