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Australian Open reverses 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirt ban: All you need to know about the controversy
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Australian Open reverses 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirt ban: All you need to know about the controversy

After mounting pressure from all quarters, Tennis Australia overturned the ban restricting Australian Open spectators from wearing T-shirts highlighting the controversy around Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai.

What could happen at the Novak Djokovic visa hearing in Australia?
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What could happen at the Novak Djokovic visa hearing in Australia?

But unlike tennis, the online federal court hearing that opens at 10:00 am Monday (2300 GMT Sunday) may not end with a simple win or loss.

Australian tennis boss Craig Tiley praises his team for 'unbelievable' job on Novak Djokovic drama
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Australian tennis boss Craig Tiley praises his team for 'unbelievable' job on Novak Djokovic drama

Australia's top tennis body, organiser of this month's Australian Open, has been accused of misleading players over the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for entering the country.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley back to her tennis roots, hoping to inspire Aussies
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Evonne Goolagong Cawley back to her tennis roots, hoping to inspire Aussies

At the Noosa Tennis Club, not far from where she and her husband, Roger Cawley, live, Goolagong Cawley held court with a bunch of local schoolchildren and helped cut the ribbon for a mural which will double as a hitting wall.

Australian Open brings cheer to Melbourne, but lingering fear of coronavirus remains
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Australian Open brings cheer to Melbourne, but lingering fear of coronavirus remains

Memories of harsh lockdowns are still fresh in the mind of Melbourne residents. That's why the thought of 30,000 fans being inside Melbourne Park for Australian Open from Monday still seems surreal.

Australia Open warm-up events cancelled for Thursday after COVID-19 case
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Australia Open warm-up events cancelled for Thursday after COVID-19 case

Australian Open organisers didn’t immediately provide details of how many players would have to isolate. But all competition at six tune-up events for the year's first Grand Slam scheduled for Thursday was called off.

Australian Open 2021: In Grand Slam first, electronic line calling set for all courts at Melbourne Park
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Australian Open 2021: In Grand Slam first, electronic line calling set for all courts at Melbourne Park

Tennis Australia announced Wednesday the introduction of live electronic line calls, saying movement-activated and pre-recorded voices will be used for the terms "Out," "Foot Fault" and "Fault" in matches during the 8-21 February tournament

Rafael Nadal takes veiled swipe at Novak Djokovic over quarantine complaints
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Rafael Nadal takes veiled swipe at Novak Djokovic over quarantine complaints

Rafael Nadal has taken an apparent swipe at Novak Djokovic over his requests for quarantined players preparing for the Australian Open, saying not everyone felt the need to "advertise" how they were trying to help.

Australian Open 2021: Former World No 1 Andy Murray pulls out of tournament after testing positive for COVID-19
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Australian Open 2021: Former World No 1 Andy Murray pulls out of tournament after testing positive for COVID-19

Murray has finished his period of self-isolation and had hoped to compete in the first Grand Slam of 2021 in Melbourne.

Australian Open 2021: Tennys Sandgren allowed to board charter flight despite positive COVID-19 result
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Australian Open 2021: Tennys Sandgren allowed to board charter flight despite positive COVID-19 result

Sandgren was given a special clearance to board one of the flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne despite testing positive to COVID-19 in November and again on Monday.

Bob Brett, coach to Grand Slam winners Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic, dies at 67
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Bob Brett, coach to Grand Slam winners Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic, dies at 67

In addition to his work with Becker, Ivanisevic, Cilic and other individual players, Brett coached for national tennis associations in Britain, Japan and Canada.

Australian Open 2021's start date of 8 February not yet confirmed, says Tennis Australia
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Australian Open 2021's start date of 8 February not yet confirmed, says Tennis Australia

Melbourne's The Age newspaper and others reported a letter sent by Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley to players which made reference to an 8 February start date.

Australian Open in February, players to train in quarantine, says report
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Australian Open in February, players to train in quarantine, says report

The proposals would allow players to train during a mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

Australian Open 'most likely' to be delayed, says Victoria sports minister Martin Pakula
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Australian Open 'most likely' to be delayed, says Victoria sports minister Martin Pakula

Australian Open tournament director and Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley last weekend said the final dates should be confirmed within two weeks.

Australian Open warm-up events in Victoria 'not a done deal', says state premier Dan Andrews
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Australian Open warm-up events in Victoria 'not a done deal', says state premier Dan Andrews

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.

In letter to players, Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley says competing during quarantine a 'possibility'
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In letter to players, Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley says competing during quarantine a 'possibility'

Australia usually stages a number of tennis tournaments in January, culminating in the Australian Open which is the first Grand Slam of the year.

Newest mother on WTA Tour, Samantha Stosur to skip rest of 2020 season but vows to return
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Newest mother on WTA Tour, Samantha Stosur to skip rest of 2020 season but vows to return

Stosur reached a career-high ranking of fourth in 2011 and defeated Serena Williams in New York for her maiden Grand Slam singles title the same year.

Smaller crowds, bio-bubble for players: Australian Open organisers chalk out plan to host 2021 edition
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Smaller crowds, bio-bubble for players: Australian Open organisers chalk out plan to host 2021 edition

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley will be looking at the running of both the US Open and delayed French Open to help plan contingencies for Australian Open 2021.

Australian Open cancellation a possibility; aim is to organise tournament with local fans only, says Tennis Australia chief
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Australian Open cancellation a possibility; aim is to organise tournament with local fans only, says Tennis Australia chief

The tennis season was halted in early March due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 3.68 million people around the world while killing over 256,000, according to a Reuters tally.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tough for game to resume this year, says Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tough for game to resume this year, says Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley

Tennis could lose the remainder of the 2020 season to the coronavirus pandemic, Tennis Australia (TA) chief executive Craig Tiley has said.