Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka will put her winning streak, Slam record on line against big-hitting Jennifer Brady
Naomi Osaka goes for her fourth Grand Slam title in the Australian Open final on Saturday. Standing in her path is Jennifer Brady - playing her maiden final.
Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka halts Serena Williams' bid for 24th Slam title; Novak Djokovic marches on
Fans witnessed an emotional exit from Williams, Jennifer Brady's win over Karolina Muchova and top-ranked Djokovic preserving his perfect semi-final record at Karatsev's expense.
Jennifer Brady is the last player standing among those forced into a hard 14-day quarantine after arriving in Australia.
Australian Open 2021 Highlights: Novak Djokovic through to ninth final; Jennifer Brady sets up Naomi Osaka clash
Australian Open 2021 Semi finals: Novak Djokovic will look to stay on track for an 18th Grand Slam title, while Serena Williams has the formidable figure of Naomi Osaka blocking her path to a record-equalling 24th when the Australian Open semi-finals begin.
Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams says she must raise her game against 'cool cat' Naomi Osaka in semi-final
Williams, 39, continues to chase Margaret Court's elusive all-time mark of 24 major titles, after losing four Slam finals since her 2017 victory at Melbourne Park while pregnant.
Australian Open 2021: 'Living a dream,' Karolina Muchova elated after staging comeback win over Ashleigh Barty
The Czech 25th seed looked on her way out after Barty raced through the opening set, but after a medical timeout Muchova returned a different player to win 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Australian Open 2021: Ashleigh Barty refuses to blame Karolina Muchova timeout for quarter-final loss
Karolina Muchova looked finished after losing the opening set 6-1, but top seed Ash Barty lost momentum following the near 10-minute break early in the second set as Muchova received medical attention.
Australian Open 2021: Jennifer Brady overcomes fellow American Jessica Pegula to seal semi-final berth
Brady is the last woman standing among those forced into a hard 14-day quarantine after arriving in Australia.
Karolina Muchova's only other victory over a top-five was against No 3 Karolina Pliskova at Wimbledon in 2019.
Barty is on track to become the first Australian champion since Chris O'Neil in 1978 and will be hot favourite when she plays 25th seed Karolina Muchova in the quarter-finals
Ashleigh Barty flummoxed big-hitting Shelby Rogers in her 6-3, 6-4 victory in one hour and 11 minutes in the fourth round at a crowdless Rod Laver Arena.
World No 1 Ashleigh Barty said it was "very strange" to play behind closed doors, a day after more than 22,000 fans visited Melbourne Park, as the five-day, state-wide lockdown went into force.
Australian Open 2021: Daniil Medvedev finally wins five setter, frustrated Karolina Pliskova knocked out
The win stretched Medvedev's winning streak to 17 matches, including his successful run to the title at the 2020 season-ending ATP Finals.
Kenin, winner of the 2020 Australian Open, was bundled out of the last 16 at Flushing Meadows in straight sets by Elise Mertens of Belgium.
US Open 2020: Venus Williams suffers first-ever opening round exit in New York, Kim Clijsters' comeback foiled
Venus Williams was beaten in the first round for the first time in her glittering career by Karolina Muchova.
US Open 2020: Andy Murray secures win after thrilling fightback; Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem progress to second round
Andy Murray fought back from two sets down to win a five-set thriller against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka, in his first singles Grand Slam match in 18 months because of injury and the coronavirus pandemic.
World No 12 Petra Kvitova returned to court dressed for Roland Garros but was happy to triumph in the women’s draw at an all-Czech tournament.
Australian Open 2020: After being told she would never play again, CiCi Bellis’ remarkable comeback continues
Still just 20 years old, CiCi Bellis has gone through a whole lifetime of ups and downs already. And while the expectations will slowly increase as she plays more and her irresistible talent comes to the fore again, they will be tempered by a sense of joy that she is out there at all.
Kiki Bertens became the first player to qualify for the semi-finals of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China. The tournament is the second-tier year-end competition on WTA Tour.
US Open 2019: Serena Williams says her heart 'aches' on being away from daughter, equally committed to tennis and fashion label
Williams has been juggling her commitments towards playing tennis and managing her fashion label as also, raising her daughter Olympia