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Australian Open: Nine-time champ Djokovic a doubt for tournament after vaccine decision
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Australian Open: Nine-time champ Djokovic a doubt for tournament after vaccine decision

Djokovic has repeatedly refused to disclose his vaccination status and intimated he would not play if the vaccine ruling was enforced

Gandhi statue vandalised in Australia; Prime Minister Scott Morrison terms it 'disgraceful'
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Gandhi statue vandalised in Australia; Prime Minister Scott Morrison terms it 'disgraceful'

Prime Minister Morrison had unveiled the statue at the Australian Indian Community Centre in Rowville on Friday as part of a celebration of 75 years of India's Independence

Unvaccinated players welcome at Australian Open, suggests leaked WTA email
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Unvaccinated players welcome at Australian Open, suggests leaked WTA email

The email to players from the women's governing body was leaked and contradicts officials earlier statements implying unvaccinated players would not be granted visas.

Boxing Day Ashes Test could see 80,000 crowd at MCG as Covid rules ease
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Boxing Day Ashes Test could see 80,000 crowd at MCG as Covid rules ease

The five-Test Ashes series will start in Brisbane on 8 December before moving to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and ending in Perth.

5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Australia's Melbourne; no injuries reported
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5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Australia's Melbourne; no injuries reported

Earthquakes are quite rare in Australia's populated southeast. Notably, this earthquake was the biggest one to strike Australia since a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck closer to the northwest coastal town of Broome in 2019.

Australia optimistic Ashes will go ahead as planned despite COVID-19 concerns
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Australia optimistic Ashes will go ahead as planned despite COVID-19 concerns

While Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are largely virus-free and fans are allowed into venues, Sydney and Melbourne are both in lockdown battling outbreaks of the Delta variant with case numbers and deaths rising.

Indian women's cricket team's schedule for Australia tour likely to be altered due to COVID-19, says report
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Indian women's cricket team's schedule for Australia tour likely to be altered due to COVID-19, says report

All international arrivals have to undergo a two-week quarantine, according to the COVID-19 protocols in Australia.

Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle could play T20 matches for Melbourne club in Australian summer
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Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle could play T20 matches for Melbourne club in Australian summer

Mulgrave have already secured the services of Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga for the summer with Sanath Jayasuriya as their head coach.

Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams says she must raise her game against 'cool cat' Naomi Osaka in semi-final
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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: Fans poised to return after snap lockdown quashes Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak
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Australian Open 2021: Fans poised to return after snap lockdown quashes Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak

Snap restrictions were ordered last Friday after a small outbreak of the more infectious UK COVID-19 variant.

Melbourne to relax third lockdown as no new COVID-19 cases reported in past 24 hours
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Melbourne to relax third lockdown as no new COVID-19 cases reported in past 24 hours

People will still be required to wear masks and visitors to homes will be limited to five people until 26 February, when the last of the state's 25 active COVID-19 cases will no longer be infectious

Australian Open 2021 midweek review: Lockdown sparks bizarre scenes, some big names fall early and Indians disappoint
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Australian Open 2021 midweek review: Lockdown sparks bizarre scenes, some big names fall early and Indians disappoint

The live electronic line calling has triggered an interesting debate on whether technology will take over tennis.

Australian Open 2021: Ruthless Rublev cruises into fourth round with straight sets win over Feliciano Lopez
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Australian Open 2021: Ruthless Rublev cruises into fourth round with straight sets win over Feliciano Lopez

Rublev submitted a masterclass in the second and third sets to down a weary Lopez, who won a five-set thriller over Italy's Lorenzo Sonego on Thursday.  

Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams still 'in love' with tennis as 24th Slam title beckons
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Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams still 'in love' with tennis as 24th Slam title beckons

Serena Williams had 31 unforced errors but wore down Russian Anastasia Potapova 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 in 97 minutes on Rod Laver Arena to set up a clash with seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.

Australian Open 2021: Melbourne lockdown leaves tennis fans fuming and frustrated
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Australian Open 2021: Melbourne lockdown leaves tennis fans fuming and frustrated

The tournament will continue despite the mini-outbreak and lockdown, albeit without any crowds. This would be much like the US Open and French Open which were held towards the end of last season.

Australian Open 2021: Injury-hit Novak Djokovic overcomes Taylor Fritz to reach last 16; Dominic Thiem ousts Nick Kyrgios
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Australian Open 2021: Injury-hit Novak Djokovic overcomes Taylor Fritz to reach last 16; Dominic Thiem ousts Nick Kyrgios

In the now-empty stadium, a grimacing Djokovic, who needed repeated treatment on an abdominal injury, recovered from losing the third and fourth sets to beat Fritz 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2.

Australian Open 2021: Year's first Grand Slam rolls on, minus the buzz
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Australian Open 2021: Year's first Grand Slam rolls on, minus the buzz

While 64,387 fans crammed into the grounds on day one last year, only 17,922 turned up this time despite major drawcards such as Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic.

Stan Wawrinka reveals battle with COVID-19, says 'it was not a good experience'
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Stan Wawrinka reveals battle with COVID-19, says 'it was not a good experience'

World number 18 Wawrinka explained his physical preparations for the season-opening Slam had been affected by the setback.

Australian Open 2021: Organisers release revised schedule for warmup events ahead of Grand Slam
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Australian Open 2021: Organisers release revised schedule for warmup events ahead of Grand Slam

Tennis Australia said in a statement the tournament build-up had been revamped after "extensive consultation" to help give the 72 affected players "the best possible preparation and training opportunities".

Australian Open 2021: Two more players test positive for COVID-19, tally rises to 10
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Australian Open 2021: Two more players test positive for COVID-19, tally rises to 10

It is the latest blow to preparations for the year's first Grand Slam in Melbourne — which has already be delayed by three weeks due to the pandemic.