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Top-flight tennis likely to return to Sydney as Djokovic doubts grow

Top-flight tennis likely to return to Sydney as Djokovic doubts grow

Victoria and NSW firm for Australian Open lead-up tournaments, but doubts linger about the presence of Novak Djokovic as he refuses to reveal vaccine status.

  • by Scott Spits

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‘I will not reveal my status’: doubts grow over Djokovic’s Australian Open plans

‘I will not reveal my status’: doubts grow over Djokovic’s Australian Open plans

The likelihood of nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic missing January’s tournament has increased after the world No.1 again refused to reveal his vaccination status.

  • by Sam McClure and Scott Spits
‘I will play under the conditions that have been set’: Tsitsipas backs Australian Open COVID measures

‘I will play under the conditions that have been set’: Tsitsipas backs Australian Open COVID measures

World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas has virtually committed to January’s Australian Open, describing any potential limitations imposed on unvaccinated tennis stars, including quarantine, as fair.

  • by Scott Spits
Police intervene in Kyrgios’ hotel quarantine feud with girlfriend

Police intervene in Kyrgios’ hotel quarantine feud with girlfriend

The Australian tennis star and his partner will spend the rest of their 14-day quarantine period in separate rooms in Adelaide following a heated verbal exchange.

  • by Sam Phillips and Sarah Keoghan
Tsitsipas tight-lipped on vaccination status, Australian Open qualifying poised to go offshore

Tsitsipas tight-lipped on vaccination status, Australian Open qualifying poised to go offshore

World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas has declined to reveal his COVID-19 vaccination status as the Australian Open again prepares to stage its qualifying events abroad.

  • by Scott Spits
Australia to battle for Billie Jean King Cup without Barty

Australia to battle for Billie Jean King Cup without Barty

Ashleigh Barty will be missing from a new-look Australian team for the finals of the biggest women’s teams event in tennis, the Billie Jean King Cup.

  • by Scott Spits
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ATP to investigate domestic abuse allegations against Zverev

ATP to investigate domestic abuse allegations against Zverev

The world No.4 and US Open finalist’s former partner Olya Sharypova has not filed any criminal charges over the incidents, which, she said, took place in 2019.

  • by Matthew Futterman
Barty returns to Australia, no decision yet on rest of 2021

Barty returns to Australia, no decision yet on rest of 2021

Ashleigh Barty hasn’t made any final decisions about remaining events in 2021 even though the world No.1 has returned to Australia after pulling out of Indian Wells.

  • by Scott Spits
Barty withdraws from Indian Wells, WTA Finals campaign in doubt

Barty withdraws from Indian Wells, WTA Finals campaign in doubt

The Wimbledon champion’s withdrawal is another blow for the California tournament, with 2018 champion Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams also sitting it out.

  • by Reuters
Kyrgios' shimmy celebration
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Kyrgios' shimmy celebration

Australian Nick Kyrgios celebrated with a shimmy after winning a long rally against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Laver Cup.

‘Fatigued’ Barty in doubt for Indian Wells and WTA Finals in Mexico

‘Fatigued’ Barty in doubt for Indian Wells and WTA Finals in Mexico

Ashleigh Barty is undecided about playing in next month’s prestigious Indian Wells event, on top of doubts about her appearance at the season-ending WTA championships, meaning the world No.1’s 2021 season could end soon.

  • by Scott Spits