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‘Iga Swiatek is a future number one,’ says top analyst as she clinches second career title

Iga Swiatek has claimed her second career title at Adelaide International after bursting onto the scene winning last year's French Open. Swiatek was a newcomer...

‘We will miss her, but the sport is bigger than Serena Williams,’ says former Wimbledon Champion

Former Wimbledon Champion Michael Stich says tennis will miss Serena Williams when she retires, but that no athlete is bigger than the sport. Williams has...

‘It looks bad’ – ATP board member says tennis fans won’t return to arenas until French Open

The prospect of tennis fans getting back into arenas soon 'looks bad,' says one ATP board member, who believes the French Open is the...

‘The day Serena retires will be one of the saddest days tennis has had to face,’ says Marion Bartoli

The day that Serena Williams retires will be 'one of the saddest days tennis will have to face, says Marion Bartoli. A combination of a...

‘Naomi Osaka goes in for the kill like Novak Djokovic,’ says Boris Becker

Naomi Osaka can 'smell the big moment and go in for the kill,' says Boris Becker, who has likened her to Novak Djokovic. The Japanese...

‘Serena Williams will not stop until she wins another Grand Slam,’ says coach

Coach Patrick Mouratoglou has dismissed suggestions Serena Williams is on the verge of retirement, saying she 'will not stop' until she wins another Major. Serena...

Crowds and line-judges: Tim Henman outlines his hopes for Wimbledon this summer

Tim Henman says Wimbledon hopes to welcome fans to the Championships this summer, and he hopes line-judges can return too.  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

Bianca Andreescu pulls out of three tournaments as agent confirms ‘lower body issue’

Bianca Andreescu has been struck with injury again, with her agent Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy confirming she has withdrawn from three tournaments. The former US...

‘Naomi Osaka can win 10 Grand Slam titles – minimum,’ says Mats Wilander

Naomi Osaka could get to double figures in Grand Slam titles, says Mats Wilander after watching her win number four in Australia. The Japanese star...

‘I know you’re probably crying right now Mom!’ – Jennifer Brady looking ahead after final defeat

Jennifer Brady said it was 'special' to play an Australian Open final, even if her mother was probably crying at home. Brady lost out 6-4,...

‘Playing a Grand Slam right now is a privilege’ – Naomi Osaka wins second Australian Open title

Naomi Osaka has claimed a fourth Grand Slam title after easing past Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open. Osaka has won all of her Grand...

‘I don’t think Serena Williams is retiring,’ says Simona Halep

Simona Halep says she does not believe Serena Williams is on the verge of retirement, despite her Australian Open tears. Williams was very emotional after...

‘Naomi Osaka is serving unbelievably – she’s clearly the favourite,’ says former world number two

Former world number two Alex Corretja says the Australian Open title is there for the taking for Naomi Osaka. Osaka will face Jennifer Brady in...

VIDEO: ‘I’m done’ – Tearful Serena Williams leaves press conference after tough Naomi Osaka loss

An emotional Serena Williams left a press conference in tears after struggling to come to terms with her Australian Open exit. The 39-year-old lost out...

‘I can’t feel my legs!’ – Jennifer Brady overwhelmed to reach Australian Open final

Jennifer Brady said she was so overwhelmed by reaching the Australian Open final she 'could not feel her legs' afterwards. The American won a rollercoaster...

Australian Open defeat is ‘not the end for Serena Williams,’ says Mats Wilander

The Australian Open semi-final defeat to Naomi Osaka is not the end for Serena Williams, says former world number one Mats Wilander. Williams was visibly...

‘Naomi Osaka is the new boss of women’s tennis,’ says former world number one

Former world number one Justine Henin believes Naomi Osaka has now established herself as the 'boss' of women's tennis. The Japanese star was in exceptional...

‘Playing Serena is always an honour,’ says Naomi Osaka as she reaches Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka is the first confirmed finalist at the 2021 Australian Open after a straight sets demolition of Serena Williams. The highly anticipated semi-final match...

‘Naomi Osaka knows she is better than Serena Williams,’ says analyst ahead of semi-final clash

Former world number one Mats Wilander believes Naomi Osaka has the advantage over Serena Williams ahead of their semi-final clash at the Australian Open. Williams...

Australian Open champion reveals she underwent surgery a day after exit from competition

Current Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin has revealed she required emergency appendix surgery this week. Kenin exited the Australian Open on Sunday 14 February after...

‘It’s heartbreaking’ – Ashleigh Barty out of Australian Open after superb Karolina Muchova fightback

The Ashleigh Barty Australian Open party is over for another year after she suffered a heart-breaking' quarterfinal defeat to Karolina Muchova. Barty appeared strong favourite...

‘I think that’s the best we’ve seen Serena Williams look,’ says former world number one

Mats Wilander said Serena Williams is looking 'strong again' after her hugely impressive win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open quarterfinals. Williams was close...

‘It was the best I’ve played so far,’ says Serena Williams after powering into semi-finals

Serena Williams declared her quarterfinal win over Simona Halep as 'the best match she has played in the tournament so far.' The 39-year-old was in...

Naomi Osaka says Australian Open semi-final will be ‘a heap of fun’ as she reaches final four

Naomi Osaka cruised through to the Australian Open semi-final and says she is looking forward to it no matter who her opponent is. Osaka beat...

‘My heart says Ashleigh Barty will win the Australian Open,’ says former world number four

Tennis analyst and former British number one Tim Henman has tipped home-grown hero Ashleigh Barty to win this year's Australian Open. Barty has maintained the...

‘My Achilles has been a problem since 2018,’ admits Serena Williams despite fine form

Serena Williams says her Achilles injury has 'been a problem since 2018' although she is confident it is now behind her. Before the Australian Open,...

‘I knew it wasn’t going to be easy’ – Serena Williams wins Aryna Sabalenka battle in Melbourne

Serena Williams expressed her relief after battling her way through to the Australian Open quarterfinals against Aryna Sabalenka. The 23-time Grand Slam winner was made...

‘She’s probably going to smash me!’ – History-making Hsieh Su-Wei ‘not worried’ about Naomi Osaka clash

Hsieh Su-wei joked she expected Naomi Osaka to 'smash her' in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The 35-year-old Taiwanese star made history on Sunday,...

Naomi Osaka produces comeback to beat Garbine Muguruza then admits: ‘I was intimidated’

Naomi Osaka scored a remarkable comeback win over Garbine Muguruza before admitting she felt intimidated by the Spaniard's form. Muguruza, who reached the final in...

‘I was happy with the control I had,’ says Ashleigh Barty after another strong showing

Ashleigh Barty said she was very happy with her level of control after she eased herself into the Australian Open fourth round. World number one...

‘I don’t see a lot changing’ – Analyst says loss of fans shouldn’t affect Australian Open

The Australian Open will not be impacted by the loss of fans from Melbourne Park, says Eurosport expert Barbara Schett. The return of fans into...

‘I didn’t want any more fines!’ – Serena Williams explains Australian Open outfit alteration

Serena Williams says she had to make a key alteration to the Flo-Jo outfit that inspired her after another dominant Australian Open display. Williams beat...

Australian Open to continue despite coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne, but without fans

The Australian Open will continue as normal but without fans for at least five days after a snap coronavirus lockdown was announced in Victoria. So...

‘It’s not affecting my game’ – Ashleigh Barty dismisses Australian Open injury fears

Ashleigh Barty says the leg injury that required heavy bandaging at the Australian Open is 'not affecting' her game. The world number one came out...

‘I couldn’t handle the pressure,’ admits Sofia Kenin after Australian Open exit

Sofia Kenin admitted she 'couldn't handle the pressure' as her Australian Open title defence ended in the second round. The American was a surprise winner...

‘I’m proud of what I did today,’ says Simona Halep after second round comeback

Simona Halep fought her way to the third round of the Australian Open, after it looked like she was down and out losing 5-2...

‘I was really scared’ – Sara Errani discusses worrying Venus Williams injury at Australian Open

Sara Errani has criticised the umpire in her Australian Open second round match against Venus Williams after the American suffered what looked like a...

‘Hawk-Eye is not accurate and it’s a big problem for tennis,’ says Gilles Simon

Gilles Simon says Hawk-Eye is 'not at all accurate' and that is causing a 'big big problem' for tennis, especially in the standard of...

Australian Open seeds start to tumble and Bianca Andreescu and Petra Kvitova make second round exits

The Australian Open saw some big-name casualties in the second round with both Bianca Andreescu and Petra Kvitova crashing out. Former US Open champion Andreescu...

‘The women’s game is getting so strong,’ says world number one Ashleigh Barty

Ashleigh Barty says women's tennis is in a good place with lots of depth and that no-one should be underestimated. Barty steamrollered through the first...

WATCH: Scary Australian Open moment as Victoria Azarenka struggles to breathe on court

There were worrying scenes at the Australian Open as former champion Victoria Azarenka required a medical time-out whilst struggling to breathe. The Belarusian led 5-2...

‘I feel pretty damn good!’ – Bianca Andreescu pleased to be back after winning return

Bianca Andreescu admitted she felt 'pretty damn good' after winning on her return to tennis after 15 months away from the sport. The former US...

Former Australian Open champion blames hard quarantine for shock first round loss

Angelique Kerber says she believes her being forced into hard quarantine was responsible for her shock Australian Open defeat to unseeded American Bernarda Pera. Kerber,...

‘Vintage Rena!’ – Serena Williams makes brilliant start to Australian Open campaign

Serena Williams believed she was at her 'vintage best' after she started her Australian Open campaign in brilliant style. The 23-time Grand Slam winner recovered...

‘Everyone’s body has been shocked,’ says Naomi Osaka after dominant Australian Open win

Naomi Osaka powered her way into the Australian Open second round before admitting this year's competition presents a unique physical challenge. Every player competing in...

‘Serena Williams will be a force to be reckoned with at Australian Open,’ says legend

Boris Becker has tipped Serena Williams to be 'a force to be reckoned with' at the Australian Open this week. Williams won the Australian Open...

‘Nobody acknowledged me as number one’ – Naomi Osaka on pressure of top spot

World number three Naomi Osaka says that her main goal is playing consistently well rather than chasing a return to the number one spot.  The...

Rafael Nadal handed kind Australian Open draw as he avoids both Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal will not have to face either Novak Djokovic or Dominic Thiem unless they meet in the final after being handed a kind...

‘The Australian Open will go ahead as planned’ says Tournament Chief

The 2021 Australian Open will start on Monday as planned says Tournament Director Craig Tiley despite a COVID scare yesterday which has impacted hundreds...

Up to 600 Australian Open participants to self-isolate after new COVID case detected

Australian Open warm-up tournaments have been thrown into chaos after a positive coronavirus test has been returned by a hotel worker. As many as 600...

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Alex Corretja says Novak Djokovic is not recognised as 'the idol he deserves to be,' and that's a real shame. Djokovic won the Australian Open...

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‘Iga Swiatek is a future number one,’ says top analyst as she clinches second career title

Iga Swiatek has claimed her second career title at Adelaide International after bursting onto the scene winning last year's French Open. Swiatek was a newcomer...