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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



Francesca Jones Defying the Odds

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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

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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




Hubert Hurkacz Wins the Delray Beach Open: Match Analysis

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Hubert Hurkacz won the Delray Beach Open this week, defeating up-and-comer Sebastian Korda 6-3 6-3. The Pole had waited over a year to win his second ATP title after winning his first in Winston-Salem in August 2019. After a relatively disappointing 2020, Hurkacz will hope to use this win as a springboard to a more […] READ MORE


Can Aryna Sabalenka Make A Major Breakthrough In 2021?

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Women’s tennis might just be the most competitive sport in the world at the moment. In the four years since Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open, her 23rd and so far final Major, no fewer than nine different women have enjoyed a maiden Grand Slam triumph, with Naomi Osaka being the only one of […] READ MORE