Ash Barty ends long drought by reaching Australian Open final, will face Danielle Collins

MELBOURNE, Australia — Ash Barty ended a 42-year drought by reaching the Australian Open final. Top-ranked Barty, who defeated Madison Keys 6-1, 6-3, needs one more win to become the first Australian woman to win her home Grand Slam title since 1978. Danielle Collins stands in her way. The 28-year-old American was dominant on Thursday … Read more

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal overcomes stomach problem to beat Denis Shapovalov in five-set thriller

The Spaniard is bidding to break the record for most men’s grand slam singles titles, a landmark he currently shares with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Nadal is now just two matches away from that elusive 21st grand slam title and will face either Matteo Berrettini or Gael Monfils in the semifinals. There were questions … Read more

Peng Shuai: Australian Open criticized for stopping protest

Protesters unfurled a banner that read “Where’s Peng Shuai” during the match between China’s Wang Qiang and American Madison Keys and one of the protesters also wore a T-shirt with the same slogan in support of Peng. Security guards at the Australian Open on Friday put an end to the protest, said Max Mok, who … Read more

Nick Kyrgios says coach, trainer of Croatian pair Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic threatened him

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios said a coach and trainer of world number one doubles pair Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic had threatened to fight after their doubles match at the Australian Open on Friday. Kyrgios and compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis upset Mektic and Pavic in straight sets in the second round at Kia Arena, with the … Read more

Emma Raducanu knocked out of Australian Open by unseeded Danka Kovinic

The 19-year-old Briton appeared to struggle with a blister on her hand throughout the match and had to be treated several times by the court doctor. With the blister affecting her dominant right hand, Raducanu struggled to hit her forehand with her usual strength and consistency and the unseeded Kovinic took full advantage to take … Read more

Judges reveal why Novak Djokovic had to miss Australian Open

In a written statement, the judges said it was not irrational that Immigration Minister Alex Hawke ejected the Djokovic over concerns the unvaccinated Serbian star could pose a risk to public health and order. The ruling said it was open to the minister to conclude that Djokovic’s presence could encourage anti-vax protests, which could further … Read more

Australian Open: Tennis Australia says it deeply regrets impact that Novak Djokovic saga had on players

Djokovic returned to the Serbian capital Belgrade on Monday after his deportation from Australia put an end to the world’s No. 1 tennis player’s hopes of playing in the Australian Open. The unvaccinated Djokovic was deported after losing his lawsuit against the Australian government’s decision to revoke his visa for public health and order reasons. … Read more

Novak Djokovic arrives back in Belgrade after deportation from Australia

Djokovic traveled from Melbourne via Dubai to Belgrade after losing a lawsuit on Sunday against the Australian government’s decision to revoke his visa for public health and order reasons. Crowds gathered at the airport to welcome the 34-year-old Serb home – chanting his name and holding banners and flags in support – on Monday. The … Read more

Novak Djokovic lands in Dubai, then takes flight to native Serbia after deportation from Australia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Novak Djokovic was on his way home to Serbia on Monday after his deportation from Australia due to required COVID-19 vaccination put an end to the men’s number 1 hopes of winning his Australian Open title. to defend. An Emirates plane carrying him from Australia landed in Dubai early Monday, … Read more

Djokovic out of the Australian Open after court rejects visa challenge

The tennis star departed Australia on an Emirates flight bound for Dubai after losing his legal appeal against a decision to revoke his visa a second time. At a virtual hearing earlier in the day, three federal court judges unanimously rejected Djokovic’s request to overturn the immigration minister’s decision to revoke his visa, but did … Read more