Barty ends the 44-year Australian Open singles drought

Australia’s world no. 1 Ash Barty has consolidated her hold on the top spot in women’s tennis after completing a dominant Australian Open campaign. Embed from Getty Images The Queenslander didn’t drop a set throughout the fortnight as she claimed her maiden Australian Open title after defeating USA’s Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6(2). After an even…

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Australian players at the Australian Open

Women’s singles, first round(1) Ash Barty (AUS) v (Q) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v [8] Paula Badosa (ESP)Astra Sharma (AUS) v Clara Tauson (DEN)(WC) Storm Sanders (AUS) v [2] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)(WC) Maddison Inglis (AUS) v [23] Leylah Fernandez (CAN)(WC) Priscilla Hon (AUS) v [31] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)(WC) Daria Saville (AUS) v Rebecca Peterson (SWE)(WC) Sam Stosur (AUS) v (WC) Robin Anderson…

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Politics defeats Novak Djokovic

Three-time defending Australian Open champion and world no. 1 Novak Djokovic will not be able to defend his title after being ordered out of the country less than 24-hours ahead of the Australian Open. Embed from Getty Images On Friday Immigration Minister Hawke had used his personal power to overturn a decision made on Monday…

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Ash smokes Rybakina in Adelaide

Australian tennis player Ash Barty with the Adelaide WTA500 women's singles trophy

Australia’s world no. 1 Ash Barty has comprehensively defeated Kazakstan’s Elena Rybakina the no. 7 seed to claim her second Adelaide title in three years and her 14th career title. The match was looking in the balance at 3-3 and Rybakina held several breakpoints. She failed to convert before Barty went on a run of…

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Priscilla Hon was awarded the last singles wildcard

Photo of Australian tennis player Priscilla Hon after defeating Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova at the 2020 Australian Open

Australia’s world no. 263 Priscilla Hon has been given a singles wildcard for the upcoming Australian Open. She missed the 2021 tournament through injury and in 2020 she had John Cain Arena rocking on her way to a round one victory over Ukraine’s Katryna Baindl (Kozlova). After the announcement “I feel really thankful,” said Hon,…

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There’s no place like home for Kokkinakis

Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis has fought hard in front of his hometown fans in Adelaide to defeat Mikael Ymer of Sweden. Embed from Getty Images The 7-6(9), 4-6, 6-4 victory takes Kokkinakis into an ATP semifinal for just the second time in his career. The world no. 171 was awarded a wildcard to take part in…

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