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American Sofia Kenin ends coaching relationship with father Alex
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American Sofia Kenin ends coaching relationship with father Alex

Kenin, the Australian Open champion and French Open runner-up in 2020, wrote about the switch on Instagram on Friday.

Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty and the curious case of protective rankings
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Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty and the curious case of protective rankings

What was mind boggling was that Barty’s 1351 points lead over Naomi Osaka and 1931 points over Simona Halep was due almost entirely to tournaments she had played (and done well at) over a year before.

Australian Open 2021: Fast courts take away little bit of time for me, says Dominic Thiem
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Australian Open 2021: Fast courts take away little bit of time for me, says Dominic Thiem

Thiem, a narrow loser to Novak Djokovic in last year's Melbourne final, finally got over the line 7-6 (7/2), 6-2, 6-3 against Kazakh veteran Mikhail Kukushkin.

Australian Open 2021: Thiem overcomes Kukushkin hurdle; Zverev grinds down Giron
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Australian Open 2021: Thiem overcomes Kukushkin hurdle; Zverev grinds down Giron

Thiem, a narrow loser to Novak Djokovic in last year's Melbourne final, came through his match on Rod Laver Arena 7-6 (7/2), 6-2, 6-3, but was made to work for it.

Australian Open 2021 women's singles preview: Ashleigh Barty gets decent draw; Naomi Osaka gunning for second AO title
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Australian Open 2021 women's singles preview: Ashleigh Barty gets decent draw; Naomi Osaka gunning for second AO title

Ahead of the Australian Open's long-awaited return, Firstpost takes a look at the women's singles draw and attempts to determine the potential outcome of all four quarters

Australian Open 2020: Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna to partner with Japan's Ben McLachlan
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Australian Open 2020: Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna to partner with Japan's Ben McLachlan

Bopanna had originally paired with Joao Sousa but the Portuguese contracted coronavirus virus, forcing them to pull out

Australian Open 2021: Ankita Raina through to final round of qualifiers; Ramkumar Ramanathan eliminated
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Australian Open 2021: Ankita Raina through to final round of qualifiers; Ramkumar Ramanathan eliminated

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.

Australian Open arrangements to be finalised 'very soon', says tournament chief Craig Tiley
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Australian Open arrangements to be finalised 'very soon', says tournament chief Craig Tiley

Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said details of the event, whose 18 January start date has been the subject of intense speculation, should be settled "very soon".

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australian John Millman back in practice after backyard tennis in pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Australian John Millman back in practice after backyard tennis in pandemic

Millman's regular practice venue at the Queensland Tennis Centre, which hosts the season-opening Brisbane International, was shuttered during the lockdown because of strict social distancing restrictions

Novak Djokovic confident of beating Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal in race for most Grand Slam titles
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Novak Djokovic confident of beating Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal in race for most Grand Slam titles

Novak Djokovic believes he will win the most Grand Slam titles and become the longest-reigning world number one by the time he retires, the 32-year-old Serb said in an interview.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Fan of routine, Novak Djokovic finds it tough to adjust to uncertainty
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Fan of routine, Novak Djokovic finds it tough to adjust to uncertainty

World number one Novak Djokovic said he initially struggled to cope with the uncertainty surrounding when tennis can restart after its shutdown in early March due to the novel coronavirus.

Thanasi Kokkinakis 'trying to stay in shape' after coming through bout of glandular fever
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Thanasi Kokkinakis 'trying to stay in shape' after coming through bout of glandular fever

Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis says he is just trying to stay in shape after coming through a bout of glandular fever that saw him shed 10kg and left him unable to breathe while sleeping.

Sport in 2020: How well do you recall the limited action on the field in the year?
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Sport in 2020: How well do you recall the limited action on the field in the year?

Coronavirus pandemic has brought pretty much every sport to a standstill. But how well do you remember who won what and the nitty gritty from 2020?

'Frustrated' Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin keen to rediscover Melbourne Park rhythm
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'Frustrated' Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin keen to rediscover Melbourne Park rhythm

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin says she is frustrated by her inability to rediscover the rhythm she had at Melbourne Park after crashing out of the Qatar Open

Roger Federer to miss string of tournaments, including French Open, after undergoing knee surgery
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Roger Federer to miss string of tournaments, including French Open, after undergoing knee surgery

Federer's agent told Reuters last week that the Swiss was planning on playing only at Roland Garros while skipping the Madrid and Rome Masters

Novak Djokovic at Australian Open vs Rafael Nadal at French Open in numbers: Is Serb or Spaniard tougher to beat?
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Novak Djokovic at Australian Open vs Rafael Nadal at French Open in numbers: Is Serb or Spaniard tougher to beat?

Novak Djokovic has eight Australian Open titles. Rafael Nadal has 12 Roland Garros trophies. But which of the two is harder to beat at respective slam?

Margaret Court says she faced discrimination from Tennis Australia for her views on gay marriage
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Margaret Court says she faced discrimination from Tennis Australia for her views on gay marriage

Tennis Australia (TA) invited Court, who won a record 24 Grand Slam titles, to Melbourne Park to recognise the 50th anniversary of her 1970 calendar Grand Slam, while saying it disagreed with her “personal views”.

Australian Open 2020: High on promise and compassion, Nick Kyrgios shines in summer to remember
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Australian Open 2020: High on promise and compassion, Nick Kyrgios shines in summer to remember

What is turning a corner for Kyrgios, really? Is it being more invested in tennis, or doing more for charity? Is it improving his physical and mental conditioning, or doing away with the childish jibes he keeps taking at Nadal and Djokovic?

Biggest takeaway from the Australian Open: Men's and women's tennis are in very different places right now
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Biggest takeaway from the Australian Open: Men's and women's tennis are in very different places right now

The men have a triopoly that could quickly transform into a monopoly if Novak Djokovic stays fresh and focused. The women have something closer to mob rule with new winners emerging at a madcap clip

Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic is insurmountable, Sofia Kenin is one of a kind and more takeaways
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Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic is insurmountable, Sofia Kenin is one of a kind and more takeaways

Australian Open didn't follow the script - on and off the court. Bushfires remained central focus even as tennis provided two weeks worth of distraction.