With her 38th birthday fast approaching, the clock is ticking for Serena Williams and on her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. The American star won her most recent major at the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant.
Aslan Karatsev announced himself on the big stage at the Australian Open earlier in the year, when the Russian reached the semi-finals before losing to eventual champion and world No1 Novak Djokovic. On Melbourne Park’s blue hardcourts, the
World ranked 139 Tauson saw off Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic 6-4, 6-1 to guarantee a top 100 debut on Monday. Tauson was playing in just her third main draw and with Sunday's win confirmed her status as one of the sport's in-form players.
Novak Djokovic set a new landmark of 311 weeks as world number one on Monday, one week longer than Roger Federer whose tally of a record 20 Grand Slam titles is now firmly in the Serb’s sights. “Big day today”, tennis superstar wrote on Twitter.
The No.16 seed routed Japan’s Akiko Omae 6-0 6-1 in just 50 minutes to set up a meeting with American Grace Min.
Some of the world’s top tennis players including world No.1 Novak Djokovic have questioned the country’s enforced 14-day hotel quarantine, suggesting they should be allowed to complete the process in accommodation with tennis courts before the tournament which starts in Victoria state
Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said on Tuesday, in a new blow for the tournament which is facing a backlash from a wary public. The unnamed players were among three new cases
Spain’s Paula Badosa has tested positive for the coronavirus while quarantined in a Melbourne hotel ahead of the Australian Open. She is the first female Tennis player on the tournament’s roster to have a confirmed positive test, the latest setback
Australian Open chief Craig Tiley said he was “absolutely confident” the tournament will start next week despite a fresh coronavirus case that forced the ongoing warm-up events to be halted on Thursday and sent hundreds of players and officials
Outspoken two-time quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren said hard quarantine had badly hurt his preparations after he slumped to an early Australian Open exit. The American lost in three sets to Alex de Minaur in the first-round and said it was unfair on