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An Australian Open Like None Before

This is a time when all sporting events are following very strict rules. The situation is unprecedented, with sporting tournaments and events all over the world facing some of the strangest and most difficult times since wartime. This is no different for the Australian Open tennis tournament, usually scheduled for the third week in January. […] READ MORE

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The Unfair Criticism of Novak Djokovic

This week we witnessed continued unfair criticism of Novak Djokovic. Another chapter full of nonsense from those who like to criticize everything Djokovic says or does. It seems they are waiting for World #1 to do something to seize their moment and keep vilifying Djokovic. This time, the Australian Open quarantine conditions were the trigger […] READ MORE

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How To Make the Australian Open Quarantine More Fair

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

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The Australian Open: Embarrassing, Stupid, and Unfair

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

Francesca Jones Defying the Odds

Francesca Jones qualified for the 2021 Australian Open in the United Arab Emirates, where the qualifying was held due to COVID-19. The young Brit had been one of the lowest ranked players in qualifying. She only made the event due to other players withdrawing. Jones defeated Lu Jiajing in the final round to book her […] READ MORE

Match Analysis: Aryna Sabalenka wins Abu Dhabi Open final

Aryna Sabalenka won the Abu Dhabi Open last Wednesday, defeating Veronika Kudermetova 6-2 6-2 in the final of the WTA 500 event. In doing so, Sabalenka extends several ongoing streaks. She has won 15 matches in a row, picked up her third consecutive title (she also won the Ostrava and Linz Opens) and has not […] READ MORE