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Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, arrives at Adelaide Airport ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship, Adelaide, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Arriving players will serve a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the first Grand slam tennis tournament that is set to get underway on February 8 in Melbourne. (Morgan Sette/AAP Image via AP)(AP)

Players arrive for Australian Open; straight into quarantine

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The first of about 1,200 players, coaches, entourage and officials landed late Thursday. The players were met by airport staff and biosecurity officials wearing personal protective equipment including masks and face shields, before being taken to hotel quarantine.
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 file photo Britain's Andy Murray reacts after his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Former world number one Murray's participation at the upcoming Australian Open is in doubt after the Briton tested positive for COVID-19.(AP)
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 file photo Britain's Andy Murray reacts after his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Former world number one Murray's participation at the upcoming Australian Open is in doubt after the Briton tested positive for COVID-19.(AP)

Murray status for Australia in doubt after contracting coronavirus

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 08:18 PM IST
The three-time Grand Slam champion is isolating at home and still hopes to compete in Australia when it is safe to travel, the person said.
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File photo of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)
File photo of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)

Sandgren allowed to board Australian Open flight despite positive test

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 12:34 PM IST
Sandgren said on Twitter he had tested positive in November and returned another positive test on Monday and might not be able to board the flight, one of 15 carrying players and coaching staff to the first Grand Slam of the year.
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Ankita Raina in action.(Instagram/Ankita Raina)
Ankita Raina in action.(Instagram/Ankita Raina)

'Missed opportunity' as Raina falters in final Australian Open qualifying hurdle

By Rutvick Mehta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:05 PM IST
Despite the defeat, the second set turnaround may well turn out to be decisive for India’s top-ranked women’s singles player.
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File image of Ankita Raina.(File)
File image of Ankita Raina.(File)

Ankita falls short again, loses final round of Australian Open Qualifiers

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 04:13 PM IST
In the women's singles qualifiers being held in Dubai, Ankita lost the third and final round 2-6 6-3 1-6 to her Serbian opponent in almost two hours.
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 3, 2020 Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka reacts during her third round match against Tunisia's Ons Jabeur REUTERS/Charles Platiau(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 3, 2020 Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka reacts during her third round match against Tunisia's Ons Jabeur REUTERS/Charles Platiau(REUTERS)

Aryna Sabalenka wins 3rd straight title in Abu Dhabi

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 03:21 PM IST
The fourth-seeded Belarusian, who won indoor tournaments in Ostrava and Linz at the end of last season, last lost in the fourth round of the French Open in October.
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DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 12: Sebastian Korda reacts after winning a point against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during the Semifinals of the Delray Beach Open by Vitacost.com at Delray Beach Tennis Center on January 12, 2021 in Delray Beach, Florida. Mark Brown/Getty Images/AFP
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DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 12: Sebastian Korda reacts after winning a point against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during the Semifinals of the Delray Beach Open by Vitacost.com at Delray Beach Tennis Center on January 12, 2021 in Delray Beach, Florida. Mark Brown/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==(AFP)

Korda continues progress with maiden ATP final spot at Delray

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 01:07 PM IST
The 20-year-old was ranked 213th before Roland Garros but has climbed to 119th and is on track to break the top 100 soon thanks to his exploits at the ATP 250 event in Florida, where he will face fourth seed Hubert Hurkacz in the final.
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File image of Ankita Raina.(File)
File image of Ankita Raina.(File)

Ankita moves to final round, Ramkumar bows out of Australian Open Qualifiers

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 05:09 PM IST
In the women's singles qualifiers being held in Dubai, Ankita overcame a second-set lapse to win 6-2 2-6 6-3 in the second round against the Ukrainian.
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)

2 test positive for COVID-19 in Australian Open qualifying

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:00 AM IST
Tennis Australia confirmed in a statement there’d been two positive tests at the tournament and both men had been transferred to a government-run medi-hotel, where strict quarantine procedures were in place.
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DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: John Isner of the United States serves against Sebastian Korda of the United States.(AFP)
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: John Isner of the United States serves against Sebastian Korda of the United States.(AFP)

Isner says he'll skip Australian Open because of COVID-19

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:57 AM IST
Isner, a former top 10 player now ranked 25th, lost to Korda 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Korda and American Christian Harrison each won playing in his first career quarterfinal.
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File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)
File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)

Kenin and Svitolina lose in Abu Dhabi Open quarterfinals

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 09:59 PM IST
  • Kenin lost to ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. Svitolina lost to unseeded Russian Veronika Kudermetova 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
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File image of Sofia Kenin.(Pool via REUTERS)
File image of Sofia Kenin.(Pool via REUTERS)

Kenin beats Putintseva to reach Abu Dhabi quarterfinals

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:28 PM IST
  • Kenin posted 57 unforced errors to Putintseva's 43 but still prevailed 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 over the 13th-seeded Putintseva.
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 Chile's Cristian Garin (AFP)
Chile's Cristian Garin (AFP)

American Christian Harrison upsets Garin at Delray Beach

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 08:28 AM IST
He swept the final four games of the match to become the second-lowest-ranked quarterfinalist in tournament history.
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In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York.(AP)
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York.(AP)

Svitolina in Abu Dhabi round 3, Pliskova loses to qualifier

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 04:40 PM IST
Svitolina will play either 17th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova or Britain's Heather Watson in the third round after a routine win over Zvonareva in just over an hour.
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Germany's Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)
Germany's Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)

German Zverev splits with coach Ferrer ahead of new season

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 12:21 PM IST
Zverev added former world number three Ferrer to his coaching team around the middle of 2020 and reached his maiden Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open, where he went down to Dominic Thiem after winning the first two sets.
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Somdev Devvarman is set to embark upon a new role(Instagram)
Somdev Devvarman is set to embark upon a new role(Instagram)

To find success, we must do things the right way: Somdev Devvarman

By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 06:40 AM IST
  • Four years since he retired as a professional tennis player, Somdev Devvarman is ready return to the game - this time as a coach.
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File - In this Oct. 10, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin, of the United States, plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Kenin is the top-seeded woman in Abu Dhabi, where the first women’s tour-level tennis event of 2021 begins main-draw play on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)(AP)
File - In this Oct. 10, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin, of the United States, plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Kenin is the top-seeded woman in Abu Dhabi, where the first women’s tour-level tennis event of 2021 begins main-draw play on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)(AP)

Kenin into Abu Dhabi round 3 after Flipkens injures ankle

By Associated Press | ABU DHABI
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:48 PM IST
Flipkens won the first set 7-5 and was 5-4 down in the second when she jumped to play a shot and landed heavily on her left ankle, which twisted underneath her.
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Australia's Nick Kyrgios(REUTERS)
Australia's Nick Kyrgios(REUTERS)

Kyrgios out of Australian ATP Cup team as world ranking slips

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 09:30 AM IST
The 25-year-old last played a competitive match at Acapulco in February after deciding to remain at home in Australia when the circuit resumed in Europe and North America after a hiatus.
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Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic pose(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic pose(REUTERS)

Tennis ‘21: Covid questions key; Nadal, Djokovic eye records

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:59 AM IST
After an off-and-on, pandemic-altered year for the sport, coronavirus questions and an ever-evolving calendar still will be key parts of the conversation as things get going with main-draw action Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 3, 2020 Spain's Garbine Muguruza in action during her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S REUTERS/Christian Hartmann(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 3, 2020 Spain's Garbine Muguruza in action during her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S REUTERS/Christian Hartmann(REUTERS)

Civil Guard training opened my eyes to migrants’ hardships - Muguruza

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Muguruza underwent military training with the Civil Guard after her French Open exit in October last year, taking part in helicopter rescue missions, cave diving and self-defence classes on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
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Photo of American tennis player Sofia Kenin(Twitter)
Photo of American tennis player Sofia Kenin(Twitter)

Sofia Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defence

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:03 PM IST
Kenin won her maiden Grand Slam in Melbourne last year which set the American on course to break into the top 10 and claim the WTA Player of the Year award.
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Runner up Novak Djokovic of Serbia alongside French Open winner Rafael Nadal of Spain as they are presented with their trophies after the final.(REUTERS)
Runner up Novak Djokovic of Serbia alongside French Open winner Rafael Nadal of Spain as they are presented with their trophies after the final.(REUTERS)

Djokovic, Nadal set to return for 2nd ATP Cup in Australia

By Associated Press | SYDNEY
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:13 AM IST
The inaugural event last year featured 24 teams and was played in three Australian cities, with Djokovic’s Serbia team beating Nadal and Spain in the final at Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena.
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FILE PHOTO: Switzerland's Roger Federer(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Switzerland's Roger Federer(REUTERS)

Results not age key factor for Federer now, says Woodbridge

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Last week Federer confirmed that fitness issues after two knee operations in 2020 mean that fans will not see him in action at the Australian Open in February for the first time in more than two decades.
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Tennins representational image(Getty Images)
Tennins representational image(Getty Images)

Slovakian tennis player Dagmara Baskova banned for match fixing

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Baskova had a career-high WTA ranking of 1,117 in singles and 777 in doubles. She has since retired from the sport, the TIU said.
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File photo of Andy Murray(Getty Images)
File photo of Andy Murray(Getty Images)

Andy Murray pulls out of Delray Beach Open citing COVID-19 concerns

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:18 PM IST
Murray, who missed most of the 2020 season due to complications with his hip and struggled for form on his return after the COVID-19 hiatus, accepted a wildcard for the Jan. 7-13 ATP 250 tournament last week.
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Gilles Simon of France(Getty Images)
Gilles Simon of France(Getty Images)

Simon, Daniell and Andujar join ATP Council after Djokovic withdrawal

By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Gilles Simon, Marcus Daniell and Pablo Andujar were voted as the new members on the 2021-22 ATP Players Council.
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File photo ofSwitzerland's Roger Federer.(AP)
File photo ofSwitzerland's Roger Federer.(AP)

Roger Federer withdraws from 2021 Australian Open

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Federer, a six-time Australian Open champion, will miss the year’s first grand slam for the first time in 22 years.
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Andy Murray(AP)
Andy Murray(AP)

Andy Murray receives Australian Open wild-card entry

By Associated Press | Melbourne
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:09 AM IST
“We welcome Andy back to Melbourne with open arms,” Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Monday. “As a five-time finalist he has been an integral part of so many amazing matches and storylines in the recent history of the Australian Open.”
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FILE PHOTO: Switzerland's Roger Federer. REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Switzerland's Roger Federer. REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)

Roger Federer to miss Australian Open; planning 2021 return

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:25 AM IST
Tony Godsick — Federer’s long-time representative and CEO of their management company, TEAM8 — said Sunday he is working on putting together a 2021 tennis calendar for the 20-time Grand Slam champion, who plans to get back on tour soon after the year’s first major tennis tournament.
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Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray went on to have hip resurfacing surgery in January last year but made his comeback to win the Antwerp title nine months later.(Getty Images)
Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray went on to have hip resurfacing surgery in January last year but made his comeback to win the Antwerp title nine months later.(Getty Images)

Andy Murray awarded wildcard for Australian Open

By Reuters | Australia
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray has been awarded a wildcard for February’s Australian Open, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Sunday.
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