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From The42 2021 Australian Open tennis could be cancelled, organisers concede Covid-19

2021 Australian Open tennis could be cancelled, organisers concede

‘We’re hoping for the best but planning for everything.’

From The42 21-year-old American Kenin claims sensational Australian Open title win Triumph

21-year-old American Kenin claims sensational Australian Open title win

She stunned two-time Major champion Garbine Muguruza.

From The42 Dominic Thiem outlasts Alexander Zverev to reach Australian Open final On Top Down Under

Dominic Thiem outlasts Alexander Zverev to reach Australian Open final

He becomes the first Austrian player to qualify for the final of the competition.

From The42 'Barty Party' over as Kenin reaches maiden slam final against Muguruza Down To Two

'Barty Party' over as Kenin reaches maiden slam final against Muguruza

Sofia Kenin became the first American other than a Williams sister to progress to the Australian Open final since Lindsay Davenport in 2005.

From The42 Thiem ends Nadal hoodoo in Australian Open thriller Monkey Off The Back

Thiem ends Nadal hoodoo in Australian Open thriller

Rafael Nadal felt the heat as Dominic Thiem beat the world number one for the first time at a Grand Slam.

From The42 Unbelievable scenes as Roger Federer saves 7 match points in 'miracle' escape Take A Bow

Unbelievable scenes as Roger Federer saves 7 match points in 'miracle' escape

The six-time champion produced a remarkable escape.

From The42 Ash Barty beats Kvitova to end 36-year wait Ace

Ash Barty beats Kvitova to end 36-year wait

The home favourite proved too good for Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

From The42 Navratilova and McEnroe slam 'ventriloquist' Court as she's honoured in Australia Art V Artist

Navratilova and McEnroe slam 'ventriloquist' Court as she's honoured in Australia

The 24-time Grand Slam winner has often attracted controversy over her views on race and homosexuality.

From The42 Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end Tennis

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.

From The42 Kyrgios comes through five-setter to book Nadal clash Man At Work

Kyrgios comes through five-setter to book Nadal clash

Despite taking a medical time-out with a hamstring injury in the first set, the home favourite beat Karen Khachanov in five to face the Spaniard.

From The42 Federer waits until the midnight hour to win four-hour epic Legend

Federer waits until the midnight hour to win four-hour epic

Swiss superstar reels off six tie-break points in a row to book his spot in fourth round of Australian Open.

From The42 Wozniacki, Williams both in tears as Dane calls time on career Wave Goodbye

Wozniacki, Williams both in tears as Dane calls time on career

The former world number one announced in December that this would be her final tournament.

From The42 Serena Williams suffers shock loss at Australian Open, ending record bid Upset

Serena Williams suffers shock loss at Australian Open, ending record bid

She was sensationally knocked out in the third round by China’s Wang Qiang.

From The42 Kyrgios apologises to team for being 'a bit of a d***head' Remorse

Kyrgios apologises to team for being 'a bit of a d***head'

The Australian hurled expletives to his players’ box during his second-round win at the Australian Open.

From The42 Osaka lies in wait for Coco Gauff after 15-year-old battles from a set down Australian Open

Osaka lies in wait for Coco Gauff after 15-year-old battles from a set down

Elsewhere, there were victories for big guns Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in Melbourne today.

From The42 Kyrgios seals first-round win at Australian Open after 'emotional couple of months' with bushfires Oz

Kyrgios seals first-round win at Australian Open after 'emotional couple of months' with bushfires

The 24-year-old enjoyed a straight sets victory over Italian Lorenzo Sonego.

From The42 Monfils nursing injury after hurting hand playing computer game Australian Open

Monfils nursing injury after hurting hand playing computer game

The men’s tenth seed gets his Australian Open campaign underway on Tuesday.

From The42 'I just couldn’t breathe anymore' - Tennis player abandons Australian Open match played in thick smoke Poor Air Conditions

'I just couldn’t breathe anymore' - Tennis player abandons Australian Open match played in thick smoke

Slovenian Dalila Jakupovic had a coughing fit on court at Melbourne Park and was forced to retire.

From The42 US Open champion and Canadian teen star withdraws from Australian Open No Show

US Open champion and Canadian teen star withdraws from Australian Open

Bianca Andreescu will not have the chance to secure back-to-back grand slams, withdrawing with a knee injury.

From The42 Smoke delays unlikely at Australian Open, say organisers On Schedule

Smoke delays unlikely at Australian Open, say organisers

Novak Djokovic suggested postponing the start of the tournament if conditions did not improve.

From The42 Murray to miss Australian Open with injury Setback

Murray to miss Australian Open with injury

The 32-year-old suffered a pelvic problem playing for Great Britain in the Davis Cup last month

From The42 'My eyes are stinging' - Golfers complain as Australian Open shrouded in bushfire smoke Playing Conditions

'My eyes are stinging' - Golfers complain as Australian Open shrouded in bushfire smoke

New Zealand’s Ryan Chisnall even wore a face mask during the tournament’s opening round in Sydney.

From The42 Murray to make Grand Slam return after fearing his career was over NOT FINISHED YET

Murray to make Grand Slam return after fearing his career was over

The former world number one is working his was back from hip surgery and has been confirmed for the Australian Open.

From The42 'If anybody can do it he can because he will put his heart and soul into it like he does with everything' Andy Murray

'If anybody can do it he can because he will put his heart and soul into it like he does with everything'

Andy Murray had announced before the Australian Open that he planned to retire after Wimbledon.

From The42 Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title Another One...

Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title

Top seed Novak Djokovic eased to a straight-sets victory over Rafael Nadal in a one-sided final at the Australian Open.

From The42 'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist Glory Glory

'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist

The 21-year-old compared her slam victories following Saturday’s success in Melbourne.

From The42 Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open and become new world number one Ace

Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open and become new world number one

The win means Osaka reaches the No 1 ranking spot.

From The42 Djokovic loses just four games en route to setting up mouth-watering Nadal final Take A Bow

Djokovic loses just four games en route to setting up mouth-watering Nadal final

The world number one continued his quest for a record seventh title as he overcame Lucas Pouille.

From TheJournal.ie Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar Heatwave

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

From The42 Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final Vamos Rafa

Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

The Spaniard will face either Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouile in the Melbourne Park decider.

From The42 Kvitova makes first Grand Slam final since knife attack Second Career

Kvitova makes first Grand Slam final since knife attack

Czech star will face Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open final.

From The42 Epics take their toll as Nishikori injury puts Djokovic one step closer to Australian Open record Worn Out

Epics take their toll as Nishikori injury puts Djokovic one step closer to Australian Open record

Meanwhile, Lucas Pouille set up a semi-final meeting with the world number 1 and hailed the influence of his coach Amelie Mauresmo.

From The42 Williams wilts at match point as Pliskova powers into Australian open semis Falling Short

Williams wilts at match point as Pliskova powers into Australian open semis

The Czech star will face Naomi Osaka in the final four.

From The42 Relentless Rafa Nadal crushes giantkiller Tiafoe to set up Tsitsipas semi-final Relentless

Relentless Rafa Nadal crushes giantkiller Tiafoe to set up Tsitsipas semi-final

The Spaniard is aiming to become the third man in history to win each of the Grand Slams twice.

From The42 Tearful Kvitova downs Barty to make Australian Open semis Bouncing Back

Tearful Kvitova downs Barty to make Australian Open semis

It was Kvitova’s best Grand Slam performance since being injured in a terrifying knife attack.

From The42 Stefanos Tsitsipas: Federer conqueror books place in 'fairytale' Slam semi-final Australian Open

Stefanos Tsitsipas: Federer conqueror books place in 'fairytale' Slam semi-final

Greece’s rising star beat Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets.

From The42 World number one felt like she was 'hit by a train' during Serena Williams defeat Hard Lines

World number one felt like she was 'hit by a train' during Serena Williams defeat

Simona Halep is taking the positives as she bows out of the Australian Open while Williams advances to the quarter-finals.

From The42 Busta apologises for angrily storming off as Nishikori advances to last eight in Australia Busta Up

Busta apologises for angrily storming off as Nishikori advances to last eight in Australia

The Spaniard was booed off after a mammoth, five-hour match.

From The42 Djokovic survives scare to advance to Australian Open quarter-finals In The Hunt

Djokovic survives scare to advance to Australian Open quarter-finals

The Serb triumphed in an exhausting match against Daniil Medvedev.

From The42 Serena Williams powers past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters Down Under

Serena Williams powers past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters

Williams’ quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title gathers momentum.

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