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Iga Świątek overcomes challenge at French Open to extend win streak to 31

Sun, 05/29/2022 - 10:48
World women's number one tennis player Iga Świątek has not lost a match in more than three months, but the Polish star has to fight a bit harder than usual to get through to the French Open fourth round.

'I hold no grudges': Novak Djokovic keen to return to Australia to regain Open crown

Sat, 05/28/2022 - 07:31
Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic says he is delighted the 20 refugees in Melbourne's Park Hotel detention centre were released after January's global media spotlight.

Wimbledon to drop 'Mrs' and 'Miss' from women's honour roll boards

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 09:32
Chris Evert is engraved on the board as "Mrs. J.M. Lloyd" for her 1981 title win, while male players are listed with their first initial and surname.

'I just lost it': Simona Halep suffers panic attack during shock French Open loss

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 08:09
After calling for doctors twice due to difficulties breathing, Simona Halep — the 2018 Roland Garros champion — lost to China's Qinwen Zheng.

Escape for Alcaraz — Spanish teenage star wins five-set marathon at French Open

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 09:03
Teenage star and tournament drawcard Carlos Alcaraz is still in the French Open after a brilliant comeback win in five sets at Roland Garros.

'There is no perfect timing': Ash Barty explains shock retirement decision at press conference

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 11:46
Australian tennis star Ash Barty says she is "not hiding anything" after fronting a press conference to explain her decision to retire from the sport at just 25 years of age. Re-live the blog and watch the conference replay.

Serena Williams leads tributes to Ash Barty after retirement announcement

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 10:22
Reaction continues to Ash Barty's shock retirement announcement, with rivals like Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka expressing sadness at the news, but Aussie great Pat Rafter understands her decision considering the difficulty of touring for Australians.

Pat Rafter comments on Ash Barty retirement

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 07:01
Pat Rafter comments on Ash Barty's announcement she will retire from tennis.

The hardest thing for tennis fans to accept is that faultless champion Ash Barty's retirement is the right decision

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 04:36
Ash Barty's decision to step away from tennis at the peak of her powers came as a shock, but it's the right call to retire on her terms, writes Russell Jackson.

Ash Barty announces retirement from tennis

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 18:24
The 25-year-old finishes her career as a three-time major singles champion. David Mark reports.

How the humility and grace of Ash Barty enthralled a nation and created a sporting icon

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 15:52
Ash Barty wasn't just a great tennis player. Through humility and larrikinism, the proud Ngarigo woman won the hearts of the nation, writes Kate O'Halloran.

Ash Barty stuns the tennis world with retirement at just 25

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 13:58
Australia's world number one, and the reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champion, is hanging up her racket at the age of just 25.

Ash Barty 'made all our dreams come true': ABC sports journalist Catherine Murphy reflects on Barty's incredible career

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 13:21
Australian tennis star and women's world number one Ash Barty has announced her shock retirement from the sport at the age of 25.

Sporting greats from around the world pay tribute to Ash Barty as she announces her retirement at just 25 — as it happened

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 12:48
Tennis legends praise Ash Barty's distinguished career as she announces she is hanging up her racquet, saying she is a role model on and off the court.

'Disappointed and sad': Rafael Nadal out for up to six weeks with rib stress fracture

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 07:03
Rafael Nadal's French Open preparations take a hit with news the Spanish star will miss up to three key lead-up tournaments ahead of Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal's perfect start to 2022 ends in Indian Wells final

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 11:06
World number 20 Taylor Fritz beats Rafael Nadal for just the second title of his career, ending the Spanish legend's 21-match winning streak to start the year.

Nick Kyrgios fumes during Indian Wells interaction with Hollywood star

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 11:10
The Nick Kyrgios show reaches new heights in his Indian Wells quarter-final loss to Rafael Nadal, including an angry interaction involving a Hollywood star.

Novak Djokovic and Russian athletes to play French Open

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 09:33
Novak Djokovic can play the French Open at Roland-Garros, unvaccinated, so long as the pandemic remains stable in France, while Russians will compete as neutral athletes.

Kyrgios moves through to Indian Wells quarter-finals after opponent withdraws

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 07:58
Nick Kyrgios will face Rafael Nadal in the Indian Wells quarter-finals after the Australian's scheduled opponent withdrew from their round-of-16 match.

Alex de Minaur advances to final 16 at Indian Wells, Daria Saville withdraws injured

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 12:39
The Australian will join wildcard compatriot Nick Kyrgios in the final 16 of the Indian Wells Masters tournament, while Daria Saville was forced to retire with a thigh injury.