How To Make the Australian Open Quarantine More Fair

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As Tennis Australia considers a plea from Novak Djokovic for better treatment of Australian Open players in hard quarantine, the “Happy Slam” needs a happy medium. The Australian public, with a sterling track record managing the pandemic, Naomi Osaka, and Serena Williams–to have the ability to train leading up to the Australian Open when others […] READ MORE


The Australian Open: Embarrassing, Stupid, and Unfair

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By now I’m sure you know the situation in Australia due to COVID: If you don’t live there you can’t visit unless you have citizenship; if your parents or kids are there and you haven’t seen them for God knows how long you still can’t enter. Even if you have citizenship and are re-entering the […] READ MORE



WTA Abu Dhabi Open: Sabalenka Stands Tall, Breakthrough For Gasanova

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Some things in tennis will most likely remain unchanged even in these disorientating times. Aryna Sabalenka playing tennis at a breakneck pace, with power and courage, is one of them. The soon-to-be World No.7 sealed a perfect week in the Emirati capital by winning the inaugural WTA Abu Dhabi Open, beating the hopeless Veronika Kudermetova […] READ MORE


The best ATP players without a singles title

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Winning a title is a significant goal for all professional tennis players. It is, though, a feat which has alluded a number of established current and former ATP singles players. Former world #25 Julien Benneteau, who retired in 2018, is perhaps the most notable case. The Frenchman failed to win any of the 10 tour-level […] READ MORE


Australian Open set to be pushed back to February 8

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The 2021 Australian Open looks set to start on February 8–three weeks later than originally scheduled–the Victorian Government has confirmed. According to ABC News, players are likely to arrive in mid-January and complete their quarantine on January 31. During that time, they will be allowed outside their hotels for five hours a day–to go to […] READ MORE


The Five Greatest Left Handed Tennis Players of All Time

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Paul Bradley You do not hear the words “dog days” associated with professional tennis that often. It is a term that major league baseball seems to have a patent on. As the calendar gets set to leap into the fall season tomorrow and now almost two weeks removed from the US Open championship at […] READ MORE


"SanTina": Tennis' New Power Couple

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Domination. In discussions about the state of tennis this word is being thrown around more than any other. Novak Djokovic? Domination. Serena Williams? Domination. “SanTina”? What is that? Doubles has pretty famously been neglected by, well, pretty much everyone. Journalists, pundits, the media, fans, you name it, they tend to ignore it. But every now […] READ MORE


Angelique Kerber: A WTA Hero

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When Serena Williams’ volley sailed long, Angelique Kerber’s life changed forever. She ascended to world #2 and picked up her first grand slam title. She also become one of four women to defeat Serena Williams in a slam final, and the first to do it over the course of three sets. Kerber has been sort […] READ MORE


What Happened to Men's Tennis in the United States?

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It’s 9 pm in Melbourne, Australia, 5 am on the east coast of the United States, and watching the men’s finals of the Australian Open makes one wonder what happened to the once-great U.S. tennis players. There was one point in time when the Yanks used to rule these major tournaments, and being in the […] READ MORE