The new arrangements will involve players flying into Melbourne to undergo two weeks of mandatory quarantine, when they will be restricted to hotels but have access to tennis courts.
Hobart International: Sania Mirza says she was 'pleasantly surprised' by not experiencing rustiness in first tournament in 27 months
Partnering Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenov, the trailblazing Indian tennis player annexed the Hobart International trophy with a straight set win over second seed Chinese pair of Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang.
'Motivation for all of us': Twitterati salute Sania Mirza for her Hobart International title win on comeback
Sania Mirza, with her partner Nadiia Kichenok, won the doubles title at Hobart International. Her first tournament since the birth of son Izhaan.
In a dream start to her second innings after a two-year break, Sania Mirza lifted the WTA Hobart International trophy with partner Nadiia Kichenok after edging out Peng Shuai and Shuai Zhang in the final.
Hobart International 2020: Sania Mirza, Nadiia Kichenok storm into doubles final after beating Tamara Zidansek-Marie Bouzkova
Sania and Kichenok sailed past the Slovenian-Czech pair of Tamara Zidansek and Marie Bouzkova 7-6 (3) 6-2 in the semi-final contest that lasted one hour and 24 minutes.
Hobart International: Sania Mirza makes winning return to WTA circuit, enters women's doubles quarter-finals
Sania and her Ukrainian partner Nadia Kichenok will next be up against Americans Vania King and Christina McHale in the quarter-finals of Hobart WTA.
Hobart International: Sania Mirza, Nadiia Kichenok drawn against Oksana Kalashnikova and Miyu Kato in women's doubles first round
Sania Mirza and her partner Nadiia Kichenok have been drawn to meet of Georgia and Miyu Kato of Japan in their opening round at the Hobart International, the first tournament the Indian ace will compete in her comeback bid.
Australian Open 2019: World No 1 Simona Halep scrapes through to third round after beating unseeded Sofia Kenin
World No 1 Simona Halep scraped through to an Australian Open third round clash with Venus Williams Thursday after being pushed to the limit by unseeded Sofia Kenin over three sets.
Seven years on, Wozniacki said she still remembers her meltdown against Li in the 2011 Australian Open semi-final like it was yesterday.
Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina look to beat tricky opponents in quarter-finals
Second seed Wozniacki reached eight finals in 2017, winning twice, while fourth-ranked Svitolina won five WTA titles.
Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal sets up quarter-final against Marin Cilic; Elise Mertens edges past Petra Martic
Nadal will play sixth-seeded Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals as he attempts to win his 2nd Australian Open title and 17th Grand Slam singles championship.
Hobart International: Elise Mertens defends title with win over Mihaela Buzarnescu in rain-interrupted final
The second-seeded Mertens downed Romania's 57th-ranked Buzarnescu, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in a decider frequently interrupted by rain.
Hobart International: Elise Mertens defeats Heather Watson, faces Mihaela Buzarnescu in title showdown
"She made the same run (from qualifying) as I did last year, but I‘m happy to win today," Mertens said in an on-court interview.
Hobart International: Aryna Sabalenka upsets top seed Zhang Shuai; Heather Watson makes quarter-finals
Belarus teen Aryna Sabalenka blasted top seed Zhang Shuai out of the Hobart International while Heather Watson had a smooth ride to the quarter-finals.
Hobart International: Defending champion Elise Mertens reaches quarters; Irina-Camelia Begu crashes out
Elise Mertens is the only seeded player left in her half of the draw and one of just three remaining in the tournament.
Hobart International: Eugenie Bouchard's poor form continues, defending champion Elise Mertens into 2nd round
Bouchard made the final at Hobart in 2016 but needed a wildcard to play this year because her ranking did not guarantee her a start.