Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic struggles past Jan-Lennard Struff to enter second round; Ash Barty beats Leisa Tsurenko
Playing against an opponent he defeated both times in straight sets in the past, Djokovic lost his serve four times in the match on Rod Laver Arena, where he beat Rafa Nadal in last year’s final to pick up a seventh Australian Open title.
Australian Open 2020: Serena Williams moves into second round with win over Anastasia Potapova; Coco Gauff ousts Venus Williams
Buoyed by securing her first WTA title as a mother in Auckland two weeks ago, the 38-year-old American great kept her stay out on Rod Laver Arena to a minimum with a 6-0 6-3 trouncing of Anastasia Potapova in under an hour.
Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer shows no sign of rust, beats Steve Johnson in straight sets in first round
Playing his first competitive match since losing to Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the ATP Finals in November, Federer broke his opponent’s serve early in each of the three sets and closed out the match when Johnson hit a return long.
The Australian Open, the season’s first Grand Slam, starts later on Monday but the lead-up was blighted by smoke from bushfires that have raged across Australia for months.
Australian Open 2020: 'Once the last ball is hit, it’s going to be a bit emotional', says Caroline Wozniacki on her final tournament
Keen to move on to the next stage of her life with her husband of seven months, former NBA All Star David Lee, Wozniacki has decided that the 108th Australian Open will be her last tournament.
Hobart International 2020: 'My son is my inspiration to be here', says Sania Mirza after victorious return from two-year break
Mirza, who won six Grand Slam doubles titles, took a break from the game after the China Open in October 2017 and gave birth to her son a year later.
Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal 'don't worry' about dipping air quality in Melbourne, others not so much
The top-ranked Nadal said he was told air measurements in Melbourne were being taken every four minutes and the standard for how clean samples need to be is more stringent than that used by the International Olympic Committee
Australian Open 2020: No 1 seed Rafael Nadal surprised to be on top of the game after his run in with injuries
Australian Open top seed Rafael Nadal entered his third decade as a professional ranked No 1 in the world and the 33-year-old Spaniard says he is surprised to be at the summit of the men’s game given his long and varied history of injuries.
Australian Open 2020: Fears of bushfire smoke disrupting season's first Grand Slam recede as air quality improves in Melbourne
The Air Quality Policy for the Australian Open was made public on Friday with its thresholds for suspending play, although the referee still maintains the ultimate discretion to keep the players on the court
Australian Open 2020: After encouraging ATP Cup, Daniil Medvedev eager to replicate last season's heroics at Melbourne Park
It was a deflating finish to the year which Medvedev said had left him with nagging thoughts he might never scale such heights again
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.
Australia is experiencing one of its worst bushfire seasons on record, with fires burning for months and claiming the lives of 28 people, destroying more than 2,500 homes and razing forests and farmland the size of Bulgaria.
Australian Open 2020: Bernard Tomic complains of weather conditions due to bushfire smoke before losing first-round match in qualifiers
The 27-year-old Tomic, who has earned over $6 million in prize money but seen his ranking plummet to 183 in the last two years, lost 7-6(4), 6-3 to American Denis Kudla
Australian Open 2020: A ready-again Roger Federer says training long and hard in off-season has kept him in good shape
The 20-times Grand Slam winner was scheduled to warmup for the year’s first major at the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia but withdrew to spend more time with his family.
Australian Open 2020: Action to be confined to stadiums with retractable roofs, indoor courts if bushfire smoke causes problems
Action at the Australian Open will be confined to the three stadiums with retractable roofs and eight indoor courts if conditions become hazardous due to the bushfire crisis, organisers of the Grand Slam event said on Tuesday.
Australian Open 2019: Seventh seed Karolina Pliskova through to second round with win over Karolina Muchova
Seventh seed Karolina Pliskova brushed aside fellow Czech Karolina Muchova 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Australian Open second round.
Australian Open 2019: Andy Murray gets emotional send off; Maria Sharapova hands out double bagel in opener
Andy Murray bid farewell to the Australian Open after a draining five set match against Roberto Bautista Agut, as Maria Sharapova handed out a double bagel thrashing.
Australian Open 2019: Andy Murray bows out in emotional five-setter; Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer storm into second round
The first day of the Australian Open featured some of the biggest names in tennis, with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki and Andy Murray all in action.
Australian Open 2019: Andy Murray bows out against Roberto Bautista Agut in hard-fought farewell encounter
Murray announced at an emotional press conference on Friday that he would retire at Wimbledon this year, but conceded the Australian Open could be his last tournament, so great have been his injury problems
Australian Open 2019: Australia's rich tennis history not a burden on current generation of players, says Ashleigh Barty
Australia's last female Slam champion was Samantha Stosur, who claimed the US Open in 2011, and locals will hope Ashleigh Barty can emulate her feat in Melbourne