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Australia Open warm-up events cancelled for Thursday after COVID-19 case
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Australia Open warm-up events cancelled for Thursday after COVID-19 case

Australian Open organisers didn’t immediately provide details of how many players would have to isolate. But all competition at six tune-up events for the year's first Grand Slam scheduled for Thursday was called off.

Tennis stars set to emerge from hard quarantine in Australia, eye freedom ahead of bumper week
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Tennis stars set to emerge from hard quarantine in Australia, eye freedom ahead of bumper week

Seventy-two players have been confined to their Melbourne rooms 24 hours a day, forced to strike balls against mattresses and exercise as best they can, sparking complaints about the tough conditions.

Dubai Open tennis: Sania Mirza confirms participation in tournament after recovering from calf injury
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Dubai Open tennis: Sania Mirza confirms participation in tournament after recovering from calf injury

Sania will pair up with her French partner Caroline Garcia and they face Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik in the opening round of the women's doubles event on Wednesday.

Australian Open 2020: Elliot Benchetrit denies disrespect shown to ball girl after banana request
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Australian Open 2020: Elliot Benchetrit denies disrespect shown to ball girl after banana request

Elliot Benchetrit said, 'The bananas are very hard to peel here because they don’t have a stem. I asked the ball kid nicely because she had already peeled one for me at the beginning of the match'

US Open 2019: Serena Williams says she is 'ready' to face Maria Sharapova in blockbuster first round as she chases 24th Grand Slam
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US Open 2019: Serena Williams says she is 'ready' to face Maria Sharapova in blockbuster first round as she chases 24th Grand Slam

The blockbuster matchup at Arthur Ashe Stadium will mark the first time Williams has played Sharapova at the US Open, which the Russian won in 2006

Serena Williams set for Australian Open return; injury-prone Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal to compete at showpiece event
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Serena Williams set for Australian Open return; injury-prone Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal to compete at showpiece event

Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world's top 100 players due at Melbourne Park.

Asian Games 2018: Indian paddler G Sathiyan feels podium finish possible despite tough competition
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Asian Games 2018: Indian paddler G Sathiyan feels podium finish possible despite tough competition

"Even though the CWG was really good for us, the Asian Games will be much tougher as teams who are ranked top in the world will be competing," Sathiyan told PTI.

Australian Open 2018: Record-chasing Roger Federer sees no scope for improvement in final against Marin Cilic
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Australian Open 2018: Record-chasing Roger Federer sees no scope for improvement in final against Marin Cilic

Roger Federer says he has nothing to improve in his stellar game as he closes in on a 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

Fully-fit Kidambi Srikanth feels winning Dubai Superseries Finals is more important than rankings
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Fully-fit Kidambi Srikanth feels winning Dubai Superseries Finals is more important than rankings

"If I can really do well or win the tournament, I can become the World No 1," added Srikanth who was a quarter finalist at last year's Rio Olympic Games.

French Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth says badminton moved on from domination of Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei
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French Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth says badminton moved on from domination of Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei

Kidambi Srikanth said, "They (Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei) definitely are tough every time you play them. But, we need to believe in ourselves that we can do well."

French Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth says he is not chasing No 1 spot despite consecutive title wins
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French Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth says he is not chasing No 1 spot despite consecutive title wins

Kidambi Srikanth might well be on course towards elusive World No 1 ranking but does not want to lose sleep over it.

Kidambi Srikanth to get Rs 5 lakh from BAI for winning Denmark Open Superseries Premier
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Kidambi Srikanth to get Rs 5 lakh from BAI for winning Denmark Open Superseries Premier

Srikanth got the better of Lee Hyun II of South Korea 21 -10 21-5 to clinch the title at the Super Series event on Sunday.

US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova ousts Simona Halep to make a winning return to Grand Slam
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US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova ousts Simona Halep to make a winning return to Grand Slam

Maria Sharapova made a triumphant return to Grand Slam competition after a 15-month doping ban, outlasting second-ranked Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the US Open on Monday.

World Badminton Championships 2017: Kidambi Srikanth's terrific form makes him India's best medal prospect
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World Badminton Championships 2017: Kidambi Srikanth's terrific form makes him India's best medal prospect

But 2017 has been the year of Kidambi Srikanth who was busy rewriting history with every consecutive tournament. He became the first Indian to feature in three consecutive Superseries event finals.

Indonesia SSP: Kidambi Srikanth to shift focus to Australian Open ahead of World Championship
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Indonesia SSP: Kidambi Srikanth to shift focus to Australian Open ahead of World Championship

Srikanth, who had reached the finals at Singapore Open in April, outclassed Sakai, ranked 47th, 21-11 21-19 in just 37 minutes.

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer stresses 'nothing-to-lose mentality' ahead of finals
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Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer stresses 'nothing-to-lose mentality' ahead of finals

Resurgent Roger Federer believes that a long period of rest, where he was out for six months with injury had fuelled his incredible shot at more Grand Slam glory at the Australian Open.

Exclusive: Saina Nehwal on Olympics goals, rise of Indian badminton and Virat Kohli-esque aggression
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Exclusive: Saina Nehwal on Olympics goals, rise of Indian badminton and Virat Kohli-esque aggression

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Saina Nehwal talks about her aggression, her training schedule for the Rio Olympics, India's emergence as a badminton power and spending days away from home.

'Onwards and upwards always': Virat Kohli congratulates Saina Nehwal on her Australia Open win
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'Onwards and upwards always': Virat Kohli congratulates Saina Nehwal on her Australia Open win

Virat Kohli tweeted his best wishes to Saina Nehwal on her Australia Open Superseries victory and received a reply from the ace Indian shuttler.

Australia Open: Guru, Pranaav-Ashwini reach main draw
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Australia Open: Guru, Pranaav-Ashwini reach main draw

Guru, who had to endure a series of serious injuries of late, started his campaign with a bang as he brushed aside Malaysia's Ai Wei Jian 21-13 21-9