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Australian Open match at Melbourne Park(Twitter)

Australian Open: Tennis Australia, Infosys reimagine digital experience

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 01:00 PM IST
3D Court Vision allows individuals to watch the ongoing tournament matches in an animated form, with data overlay for each shot.
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Photo of Serena Williams (AP)
Photo of Serena Williams (AP)

Serena Williams withdraws from semifinals in Australian Open tuneup

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 02:32 PM IST
The 39-year-old American was playing her first tournament since withdrawing from the French Open before her second-round match because of an Achilles tendon injury last October.
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World No. 1-ranked Ash Barty: File Photo(AP)
World No. 1-ranked Ash Barty: File Photo(AP)

World No.1 Barty joins elite field for Adelaide exhibition

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:33 PM IST
U.S. Open winners Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka and women's No. 2 Simona Halep will be part of the eight-player field, which also includes 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner.
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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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Tennis - Australian Open Previews - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 16, 2020 General view during a qualifying match REUTERS/Ciro De Luca(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open Previews - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 16, 2020 General view during a qualifying match REUTERS/Ciro De Luca(REUTERS)

Organisers await govt nod to allow players to train in Australian Open quarantine

By Reuters | MELBOURNE
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 07:29 PM IST
Organisers have been in lengthy discussions with authorities over the COVID-19 protocols to be established for those arriving in Australia ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year, which is slated to be held from Jan. 18-31.
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Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament.(REUTERS)
Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament.(REUTERS)

Sports minister: Australian Open ‘most likely’ to be delayed

By Associated Press | MELBOURNE, Australia
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Martin Pakula also said negotiations between various levels of governments and tennis officials were close to a conclusion and that the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year was expected to go ahead.
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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(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(REUTERS)

Australian Open dates expected within 2 weeks

By Associated Press | MELBOURNE
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:03 AM IST
The tournament is scheduled to start on Jan. 18. But questions remain over quarantine arrangements for players and their entourages — an estimated 2,500 people.
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File image of Australian Open.(AP)
File image of Australian Open.(AP)

2021 Australian Open: Smaller crowds, player bio-security

By Associated Press | Melbourne
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 09:39 AM IST
The pandemic forced the cancellation of Wimbledon and the postponement of the French Open to Sept. 27 to Oct. 11. The U.S. Open is set for Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.
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FILE - In this July 3, 1957, file photo, Australian tennis player Ashley Cooper leans forward to return service during his two-hour match against compatriot Neale Fraser at Wimbledon. Cooper, who won four Grand Slam singles titles including the Australian, Wimbledon and U.S. championships in 1958, has died. He was 83. Tennis Australia said Friday, May 22, 2020, that the former No. 1-ranked player and long-time administrator had died after a long illness. ((AP Photo/File)(AP)
FILE - In this July 3, 1957, file photo, Australian tennis player Ashley Cooper leans forward to return service during his two-hour match against compatriot Neale Fraser at Wimbledon. Cooper, who won four Grand Slam singles titles including the Australian, Wimbledon and U.S. championships in 1958, has died. He was 83. Tennis Australia said Friday, May 22, 2020, that the former No. 1-ranked player and long-time administrator had died after a long illness. ((AP Photo/File)(AP)

Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper dies at 83

By Press Trust of India | Brisbane
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 07:30 PM IST
After a back injury ended his professional career in 1959, Cooper returned to Brisbane, Australia, to run a business and work as an administrator in the sport.
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A general view is seen of smoke haze from bushfires at Melbourne Park, venue of the Australian Open(REUTERS)
A general view is seen of smoke haze from bushfires at Melbourne Park, venue of the Australian Open(REUTERS)

Australian Open qualifying delayed due to bushfire smoke

By AFP | Melbourne
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 09:36 AM IST
The decision to suspend the action followed heavy criticism when players were affected by hazardous conditions after play was allowed to go ahead on Tuesday.
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File image of Margaret Court(AP)
File image of Margaret Court(AP)

Tennis champion Margaret Court hits out at transgender athletes

By AFP | Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2019 11:56 AM IST
The 24-time Grand Slam singles winner, now a church pastor, drew fire in 2017 for saying she would avoid Qantas over the airline’s support for same-sex marriage, which is now law in Australia following a referendum.
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File image of Bernard Tomic.(Reuters)
File image of Bernard Tomic.(Reuters)

Tennis Australia slams Bernard Tomic for ‘deliberately damaging’ Davis Cup

By AFP | Adelaide
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 04:31 PM IST
Bernard Tomic launched an extraordinary attack on two-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt during the Australian Open last month, saying “no one likes him any more” while claiming he had ruined the national tennis system.
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File photo of Bernard Tomic.(REUTERS)
File photo of Bernard Tomic.(REUTERS)

Bernard Tomic’s father threatens ‘liar’ Hewitt with legal action

By AFP | Melbourne
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Bernard Tomic has called Lleyton Hewitt a ‘liar’ after the Australian Davis Cup captain claimed he had been blackmailed and physically threatened by the firebrand
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their men’s singles round-robin match.(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their men’s singles round-robin match.(AFP)

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer back new ATP Cup men’s team event

By AFP | London
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 12:26 PM IST
The ATP Cup, announced by the ATP and Tennis Australia on Thursday during the ATP Finals in London, will be played from 2020 across three Australian cities over 10 days.
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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has also planned an overhaul of the Davis Cup, leading to the formation of the World Cup of Tennis that could start at the end of November next year(Getty Images for LTA)
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has also planned an overhaul of the Davis Cup, leading to the formation of the World Cup of Tennis that could start at the end of November next year(Getty Images for LTA)

Staging World Team Cup depends on player’s support: ATP President

By Reuters | Reuters, London
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 12:32 PM IST
Chris Kermode, the president of the Association of Tennis Professionals has said there is a demand for a World Team Cup, which has not been played for the last 35 years.
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