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Tennis Australia defends banning ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts at Australian Open

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Tennis Australia maintains Peng Shuai’s safety is its “primary concern” despite asking fans at Melbourne Park to remove T-shirts and a banner bearing the words “Where is Peng Shuai?” Australian Open players have conti...

Craig Tiley says Novak Djokovic not suing Tennis Australia and will return for 2023 Australian Open

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Tennis Australia’s chief executive, Craig Tiley, has dismissed suggestions that Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic may sue the organisation and has claimed the world No 1 will be back at the Australian Open in 2023. T...

Tennis great Chris Evert having treatment for ovarian cancer

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Tennis great Chris Evert has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is undergoing treatment. The 18-time grand slam singles champion said the diagnosis came in early December following a preventive hysterectomy after ...

Andy Murray slays another tennis giant to reach Sydney Classic final

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Andy Murray reached his first ATP Tour final for more than two years with a three-set win over the American Reilly Opelka at the Sydney Tennis Classic. The Scot has said for several months that a deep run at a tournam...

Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels tennis star’s visa ahead of Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic’s Australian visa has again been cancelled just days before the start of the Australian Open. On Friday, the Australian immigration minister, Alex Hawke, exercised a personal power to cancel Djokovic’s ...

Novak Djokovic live news updates: Australia cancels tennis player’s visa again

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Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, has re-cancelled the visa of reigning Australian Open tennis champion

‘Circus’ that could have been avoided: tennis world reacts to Djokovic decision

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Martina Navratilova responded to Novak Djokovic’s release from immigration detention on Monday by saying the “unbelievable” chain of events could have been avoided if he had simply been vaccinated while Rafael Nadal b...

Australia news live update: Tennis Australia denies misleading players on vaccination rules, NSW records 45,098 new Covid cases and nine deaths

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Leaked documents show Australian Open organisers told players they could get a medical exemption if they had a Covid infection in the last six months, contrary to federal advice. Follow all the day’s news

Novak Djokovic wants to play at Australian Open, says Tennis Australia chief

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Craig Tiley says Novak Djokovic wants to play the Australian Open but the tournament chief remains uncertain of the world No 1’s vaccination status. Tiley on Wednesday admitted a small cohort of players and staff woul...

Ajax memories, no-look 180s and table tennis temper flare-ups

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1) After playing superbly to finish runner-up in the UK Open, Luca Brecel continued his rich vein of form by thrashing John Higgins in the final of the Scottish Open. He features in this roundup of the best shots of t...

Tennis Australia denies seeking loopholes for unvaccinated players as Novak Djokovic included in draw

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Tennis Australia has hit back at suggestions it is seeking to exploit a “loophole” in border entry rules so unvaccinated players can compete in the upcoming Australian Open, as it included Novak Djokovic in the draw f...

Peng Shuai: International Tennis Federation does not want to ‘punish 1.4bn people’ with a China boycott

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The International Tennis Federation has reportedly said it will not cancel any tournaments in China over concerns for Peng Shuai, because it does not want to “punish 1.4 billion people”. The ITF – the world governing ...

Johanna Konta can leave professional tennis knowing she gave everything

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As the 2015 tennis season began six years ago, Johanna Konta’s name was nowhere to be seen on any main-draw sheet. Six months earlier she had briefly reached the top 100 for the first time in her career but, as had be...

The disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

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The Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai vanished after making an allegation of sexual assault against a senior political figure. Her subsequent reappearance has raised more questions than answers ...

ATP calls time on toilet breaks in new guidelines for men’s tennis

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Strict new guidelines on toilet breaks during matches have been sent to players by the ATP after growing calls to make lengthy visits to the bathroom a thing of the past. The guidelines for the men’s game will limit b...

China must answer serious questions about tennis star Peng Shuai, Australia says

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Chinese authorities must answer serious concerns about the tennis star Peng Shuai’s welfare, the Australian government has said. The intervention comes as human rights activists and an independent senator step up call...

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