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




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


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


Eugenie Bouchard Ousted in Australian Open Qualifying

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On Tuesday, after barely getting by the first round in a three-set battle, Eugenie Bouchard faced Yue Yuan in a match that seemed almost like a sure thing. That’s the thing about tennis, though. No matter the ranking or the seeding, any day of the week anyone can beat anyone. The first set was all […] READ MORE


Roger Federer Out of the Australian Open

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The agent of six-time former champion Roger Federer has announced that the 20-time Major winner will be unable to compete at the 2021 Australian Open, with the world #5 having not yet fully recovered from a knee injury. The Swiss star, who last won the title Down Under in 2018, has been out of action […] READ MORE


Roger Federer Unsure of 2021 Australian Open Participation

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20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer is a major doubt for the 2021 Australian Open, admitting his rehabilitation has taken longer than expected and he is still not at 100%. Speaking at an awards ceremony in Switzerland in which the 39-year-old was honoured with a distinctive prize for being the Best Swiss Male Athlete of […] READ MORE


Roger Federer’s Chances of Winning a Major in 2021

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In February 2020, Roger Federer underwent keyhole surgery on his right knee. A few months later, he decided to undergo a second surgery after experiencing a setback in his rehabilitation. This final procedure prompted Federer to sit out the remainder of the season. He was hoping to “take the necessary time to be 100% ready […] READ MORE


2021 Dreaming: The Australian Open

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Author’s Note: This article is pure fiction. An imaginary glimpse into the future, for distraction and entertainment during the current crisis. Tuesday, February 16, 2021: Some old things are new again; others are just new.  After fits and starts around the world, a major international sporting event ended successfully. “Back to the Fun in ‘21” […] READ MORE