Tennis

Wed 17 Feb 2021

What lockdown end means for Aus Open

What lockdown end means for Aus Open

As Victoria’s five-day lockdown comes to an end, tennis fans are anxiously awaiting news of what it means for the remainder of the Australian Open.

Open should be on red alert for more injuries

Premium Content Open should be on red alert for more injuries

It has been an Australian Open like never before for injuries. And it might not be stopping anytime soon. This is why all eyes should be on the top players.

How ‘Team Barty’ survived lockdown in different states

Premium Content How ‘Team Barty’ survived lockdown in different states

Ash Barty was off the tour for 11 months. But she wasn’t taking a holiday. This is how she worked with her coach while being on the other side of the country.

Jelena Dokic hits back after cruel taunts

Jelena Dokic hits back after cruel taunts

The former tennis star has been the focus of body-shaming while commentating at this year’s Australian Open and she’s had enough.

Serena’s husband rips ‘racist, sexist clown’

Serena’s husband rips ‘racist, sexist clown’

Serena Williams bulldozed her way into the Australian Open semi-finals and her famous husband was also in the thick of the action.

Plot thickens in Djoker’s Open conspiracy

Plot thickens in Djoker’s Open conspiracy

Conspiracy theories continue to rage about Novak Djokovic — and the wild twists in his latest win will only intensify the scrutiny.

Tue 16 Feb 2021

Inside Ash’s plans for a dominant 2021

Inside Ash’s plans for a dominant 2021

After staying at home last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Ash Barty has big plans for 2021. This is how she will return to the tour.

Dream Osaka and Serena showdown one step closer

Premium Content Dream Osaka and Serena showdown one step closer

Naomi Osaka said if she was playing a tennis video game, she’d pick Su-Wei Hsieh as her character. She might be better picking herself.

‘Djokovic the kid in the school yard with no mates’

Premium Content ‘Djokovic the kid in the school yard with no mates’

Novak Djokovic’s reputation is in tatters and I don’t see a way for him to fix it. The injury saga goes to show he's ‘the boy who cried wolf’, writes Sam Groth.

Nadals call bulls*** on Djokovic

Nadals call bulls*** on Djokovic

Rafael Nadal has offered some pointed comments about playing with injury after his uncle Toni took a shot at Novak Djokovic.

Ash Barty leaves teammate red-faced

Ash Barty leaves teammate red-faced

Ash Barty is laughing all the way to the Australian Open quarterfinals, taking down a key member of her team after another win.

Worrying trend emerges after quarantine

Worrying trend emerges after quarantine

Plenty of tennis players held the same concern about being stuck in quarantine for two weeks — now their fears are being realised.

Nadal accidentally exposes star’s sad news

Nadal accidentally exposes star’s sad news

A slip of the tongue from Rafael Nadal beat Australian Open organisers to the punch after he accidentally outed a rival’s sad news.

Wild scenes as animals invade tennis

Wild scenes as animals invade tennis

Australia’s wildlife ambushed two stars mid-match as Melbourne Park looked more like a scene from a horror movie than a tennis venue.

'Not surprised': Ash trusts the process after another win

Premium Content 'Not surprised': Ash trusts the process after another win

She took 11 months off last year due to the pandemic, but Aussie Ash Barty has not missed a beat at the Australian Open. Here's what she puts her incredible form down...

Mon 15 Feb 2021

Djokovic snub fuels Aus Open conspiracy

Djokovic snub fuels Aus Open conspiracy

Serbian star Novak Djokovic is the best men’s player in tennis but much of the world believes he’s pulled the wool over all our eyes.

Sat 13 Feb 2021

Who is the man on Ash Barty’s arm?

Who is the man on Ash Barty’s arm?

Ash Barty has kept her love life relatively quiet, but you’ll almost certainly spot her partner in the crowd at Melbourne Park this week.

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Shameless Nadal heckler regrets nothing

Shameless Nadal heckler regrets nothing

The tennis fan who gave Rafael Nadal the finger has doubled down on her views in an extraordinary radio interview.

What Victoria lockdown means for tennis

What Victoria lockdown means for tennis

Melbourne is on the brink of a lockdown that could have a disastrous impact on the Australian Open — and in particular Nick Kyrgios.

‘Hurry up, you OCD f***’: Fan booted after Aus Open chaos

‘Hurry up, you OCD f***’: Fan booted after Aus Open chaos

Rafael Nadal was stunned but decided he couldn’t help but laugh when a woman in the stands went rogue and targeted the Spaniard.

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