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Barty, Peers to play for bronze; Djokovic’s golden slam dream dashed

Barty, Peers to play for bronze; Djokovic’s golden slam dream dashed

Australia had one foot in the gold-medal match after winning the first set but their opponents tidied up their errant ways to edge out Ashleigh Barty and John Peers.

  • by Anthony Colangelo

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‘I’m happy again’: Naomi Osaka wins first-round match, then breaks her silence

‘I’m happy again’: Naomi Osaka wins first-round match, then breaks her silence

After refusing to speak during the French Open, then withdrawing and shunning Wimbledon, the world No.2 has found her voice again.

  • by Jorge Castillo
De Minaur’s replacement Purcell springs upset as Barty crashes out

De Minaur’s replacement Purcell springs upset as Barty crashes out

Max Purcell wasn’t even in the Australian Olympic team a week ago, and not in the men’s singles event until Sunday morning. But the world No.190 is now into the second round.

  • by Vince Rugari
‘A joke’: Russian fumes at Tokyo heat rules as Millman, Barty make winning starts

‘A joke’: Russian fumes at Tokyo heat rules as Millman, Barty make winning starts

John Millman flew the flag with a gritty opening round win days after speaking of his elation the Games will come to Brisbane, while Ash Barty also stepped off the court a first-up winner in Tokyo.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Naomi Osaka’s impossible duty to the people of Japan

Naomi Osaka’s impossible duty to the people of Japan

Even the tennis superstar’s nationality is attracting controversy. You would think carrying Japanese hopes at the Olympic Games is the last thing she needs.

  • by Malcolm Knox
Dellacqua's emotional tribute to Barty's parents
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Dellacqua's emotional tribute to Barty's parents

Casey Dellacqua has paid an emotional tribute to the parents of her great mate and Wimbledon champion, Ash Barty.

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‘We’re up against a huge machine’: the players putting tennis in a spin

‘We’re up against a huge machine’: the players putting tennis in a spin

The lopsided economy of tennis means staggering riches go to a select few, while many full-time professionals struggle. Now, those behind a new players’ union are aiming to smash the status quo.

  • by Michael Steinberger
Shattered de Minaur out of Games after testing positive to COVID-19
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Shattered de Minaur out of Games after testing positive to COVID-19

Team doctor David Hughes said the 22-year-old tested negative on July 5 after leaving the Wimbledon bubble before flying to Spain. He then tested positive on Saturday.

  • by Chip Le Grand and Sarah Keoghan
Djokovic confirms he'll play Tokyo Olympics
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Djokovic confirms he'll play Tokyo Olympics

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he'll play at the Tokyo Olympics, keeping alive hopes of a 'Golden Slam'

Federer out of Olympics after knee setback, Konta out with COVID

Federer out of Olympics after knee setback, Konta out with COVID

Tennis great Roger Federer was disappointed at having to withdraw from the Tokyo Games after a knee concern from his Wimbledon campaign.

  • by Howard Fendrich
Tiley rules out hard quarantine for players ahead of Australian Open

Tiley rules out hard quarantine for players ahead of Australian Open

Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley says players will not agree to another fortnight of quarantine and has declared community vaccination rates will play a role in how, or if, the Australian Open is held.

  • by Jon Pierik