Ash Barty


World No.1 Ashleigh Barty Wins Australian Open Women's Title

Australia's Ashleigh Barty won the Australian Open women's title by defeating Danielle Collins of USA in the finals, on January 28. She defeated Collins by 6-3, 7-6. Notably, the victory is Barty's third Grand Slam title after winning Roland Garros in 2019 and Wimbledon last year. Barty is the first woman in 44 years to hold an Australian singles trophy, since Chris O'Neil's win.

Sat, 29 Jan 2022 - 06:14 PM / by Basharat Rashid

Tags: sports, Australian Open, Victory, History, champion

Courtesy: ANI

Tennis Star Sania Mirza

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Tennis Star Sania Mirza Announces Retirement, Will Play Last In 2022

Tennis star Sania Mirza announced her retirement, on January 19. After her recent defeat at Australian Open 2022 in women's double event, Mirza said, she will be playing her last match in 2022 end and will bid goodbye to tennis. "The energy is not the same anymore," said Mirza. Notably, Sania Mirza is former World No. 1 player in doubles and first Indian to win Grand Slam. 

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 - 04:40 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Sania Mirza, Tennis Star, Australian Open, TENNIS, Indian Player

Courtesy: Times Now News

Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic Wins 18th Grand Slam Title; Dominates Australian Open

Serbian tennis marvel Novak Djokovic earned his career's 18th Grand Slam title on February 21 after conquering the Australian Open, beating Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets. Djokovic defeated Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to win his ninth Australian Open title and prolong his record-breaking dominance at Melbourne Park. The victory propped Djokovic's standing as the worlds number one, while Medvedev will move to a career-high rank three,… read-more

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 08:06 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Grand Slam, Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal

Courtesy: NDTV

Rohan Bopanna

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Autralian Open: India's Stint Ends As Bopanna Loses

With veteran tennis player Rohan Boppana's defeat in the mixed doubles match held on February 13, India's stint at the Australian Open officially comes to an end. Bopanna and his Chinese complement Yingying Duan lost 4-6 4-6 to American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and United Kingdom's Jamie Murray in the opening round. Earlier, Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina underwent straight-set defeats in the men's and women's doubles events of the tournament.… read-more

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 01:44 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Australian Open, Rohan Bopanna, Mixed doubles, Divji Sharan, Ankita Raina

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Ankita Raina

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Ankita Raina Becomes 3rd Indian Woman To Qualify For Grand Slam Main

Indian tennist Ankita Raina has become the third Indian woman to feature in the main draw of a Grand Slam. She paired up with Romania's Mihaela Buzarnecu and secured a direct entry for the women’s doubles at the Australian Open. Earlier, Sania Mirza and Nirupama Vaidyanathan were the Indian women who have played in the Grand Slam main draw. Reportedly, 2021's first Grand Slam will commence from February 8.

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 04:15 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Australian Open, Ankita Raina, Grand Slam Doubles, Sania Mirza, Mihaela Buzarnecu

Courtesy: Yahoo News

British Tennis player Andy Murray.

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Andy Murray To Miss Australian Open, Cites COVID-19 Protocol

British tennis player Andy Murray on January 22 announced to withdraw from the Australian Open despite his recovery from the coronavirus. Reportedly, Murray was scheduled to travel to Melbourne on January 23 and then observe two-week hotel quarantine period. However, Murray stated he was unable to find necessary "workable quarantine" to prepare for the tournament starting from February 8. The former Australian Open runner-up said, "I am… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 11:21 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: TENNIS, Australian Open, Andy Murray, Melbourne

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AO 2021: Citizens Resist Isolating Athletes Near Residential Area

Adding to challenges ahead of Australian Open 2021, apartment owners near the Westin Melbourne hotel have objected to the quarantine of athletes in the vicinity. Reportedly, the owners, concerned about their health, have never agreed to the hotel's plans of converting partly residential areas into player's quarantine zone. However, Westin authorities have claimed of sharing their "COVID safe" plan with the owners' corporation. Meanwhile,… read-more

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 02:22 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: TENNIS, Australian Open, Westin Melbourne, Melbourne

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Roger Federer

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Roger Federer Pulls Out Of Australian Open 2021

Former world number one Roger Federer has withdrawn from the upcoming 2021 Australian Open (AO), confirmed Federer's agent Tony Godsick. Reportedly, the Swiss is still recovering from an arthroscopic knee surgery which he underwent last February. However, Godsick assured to build a schedule for Federer for the rest of the year excluding the AO starting from February 8. Federer's withdrawal has broken his streak of 21 consecutive appearances… read-more

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 - 10:32 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: TENNIS, Roger Federer, Australian Open, sports, Tony Godsick

Courtesy: Tennis World

Representational photo: Tennis balls with Australian Open Logo.

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Australian Open: Players To Undergo 14-Day Mandatory Quarantine

The first Grand Slam of 2021, Australian Open, that is scheduled from February 8-21 will be enveloped under 14-day quarantine rule for the players arriving Australia. The press release by the Victorian state government read that players and support staff would be tested before leaving for Australia as well as for minimum five times during quarantine. However, they will be allowed to have maximum five hours of practice at the Melbourne Park.… read-more

Sat, 19 Dec 2020 - 11:52 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: TENNIS, Australian Open, ATP, WTA, Australia

Courtesy: ESPN

Australian Open

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Australian Open 2021 Shifted To February 2021; Guidelines Released

The 2021 Australian Open Tennis tournament will be held from February 8 to 21, which is three weeks delayed from the original schedule. Reportedly, the Victorian government has agreed to allow players to train outside their hotel rooms. However, a mandatory COVID negative report and two-week quarantine from January 15 are required for the same. Post quarantine, the players will be allowed to move around the city as well. 

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 05:17 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Victoria, Australian Open, Tennis Australia, TENNIS, Covid-19

Courtesy: The Reuters