Australian Open 2020: Tournament organisers defend playing qualifiers, say system in place to protect players from harm
Severe criticism has been leveled at Tennis Australia after qualifying for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season went ahead at Melbourne Park with minor disruptions despite the smoke.
Australian Open 2020: 'Makes my blood boil,' players angry as qualifying continues despite hazardous air quality in Melbourne
Australia has been battling its worst bushfire season on record, with fires burning for months killing 29 people, and destroying more than 2,500 homes while razing bushland across an area the size of Bulgaria.
Australian Open 2020: Cooler temperatures, clear skies allow officials to begin Thursday's qualification matches on time
All of the early scheduled Australian Open matches on the outside courts at Melbourne Park got underway on time while several matches previously suspended due to the poor air quality or the rainfall were rescheduled to resume play later on Thursday
ATP Cup 2020: Novak Djokovic-led Serbia's feel-good run to glory puts the razzle-dazzle on tournament’s teething problems
In the final tie against Spain, Djokovic showed up for doubles duty too, partnering Victor Troicki to beat the experienced duo of Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta
Australian Open 2020: Former champion Maria Sharapova to get wildcard for first grand slam of the year
Former world number one Maria Sharapova will be awarded a world card to play in this month’s Australian Open, the organisers of the year’s first Grand Slam said on Wednesday.
Australian Open 2020: Officials can halt play if smoke from bushfires poses threat to players, says tournament director Craig Tiley
With qualifying for the season’s first Grand Slam starting on 14 January, Australian Open director Craig Tiley said officials can halt play if smoke poses a danger to players’ health
Australian tennis ace Nick Kyrgios promises donation of $200 for every ace in summer season to help victims of raging bushfires
More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed by the fires fuelled by searing temperatures and high winds, with Kyrgios’ hometown of Canberra experiencing its worst air quality and residents have been told to stay indoors
Adelaide to host new joint ATP-WTA tournament from 2020 set to be played ahead of the Australian Open
Adelaide will host the world's top tennis stars from next year at a new joint ATP-WTA tournament set to be played ahead of the Australian Open Grand Slam.
ATP Finals: Novak Djokovic, John Isner defend Roger Federer after Julien Benneteau's 'preferential treatment' claims
Julien Benneteau caused a stir during an interview in which he said tournament referees were often kinder to Federer when it came to scheduling his matches.
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley wants clarity on coaching violations following US Open final controversy
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has urged global tennis to affirm its position on coaching during matches following a storm of controversy that erupted during the US Open women’s final
Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Australian Open on Thursday after failing to recover from a hip injury, joining injured Japanese star Kei Nishikori on the sidelines.
Tournament director Craig Tiley said every assistance would be provided to Victoria Azarenka so she can compete at the Australian Open.
Australian Open 2018: Basketball to make debut at first Slam of season as Melbourne United face Cairns Taipan
National Basketball League teams Melbourne United and the Cairns Taipans will face each other at the Australian Open in a bid to draw new fans to the sport.
Australian Open 2018: Serena Williams 'very likely' to return for Melbourne tournament, believe organisers
Tournament director Craig Tiley is optimistic Williams will return for a crack at her seventh Melbourne Park crown after marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last month.
Serena Williams has spoken of her "outrageous" plans to play in Melbourne in 2018 -- just four-and-a-half months after giving birth to her baby girl.
The Australian Open will be Sony Six's first entry into broadcasting tennis majors, having shown select ATP tournaments earlier.