What it’s like to play against world number one Ash Barty at the Australian Open

An Australian female tennis player walks along a court with a towel over her shoulder.

When words such as ‘tough’, frustrating’ and ‘tricky’ are used to describe Ash Barty as an opponent, it’s easy to see why the Aussie sits atop the world rankings. Barty already has two major tournaments in her possession – the 2019 French Open championship and the Wimbledon title last year – and she remains favorite … Read more

Stefanos Tsitsipas in ‘the zone’ as he prepares for Australian Open semi-final against Daniil Medvedev

A Greek male tennis player stretches for a backhand return.

After a phenomenal performance against Jannik Sinner on Wednesday, Stefanos Tsitsipas feels like he’s in the zone to produce something special at the 2022 Australian Open. Key points: Tsitsipas says he produced his ‘best game’ of the tournament by beating Sinner He secured his third place in the Australian Open semi-finals in four years Tsitsipas … Read more

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis advance to Australian Open doubles semi-finals

Two Australian male tennis players chest bump each other as they celebrate victory.

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis’ inspired run in the Australian Open men’s doubles continued with a tense three-set victory over sixth seeds Tim Pütz and Michael Venus. Key points: Kyrgios and Kokkinakis were pushed to a third set before winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 They served 25 aces in their semi-final victory They face third seeds … Read more

Tennis Australia backflips on ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ Ban at Australian Open t-shirt

A video still shows a woman wearing a T-shirt reading 'Where is Peng Shuai?'

Tennis Australia has overturned a ban on Australian Open spectators wearing T-shirts referencing the controversy around Chinese player Peng Shuai. Key points: Tennis Australia says it will allow certain messaging as long as there is no disruption to the event The body said it confiscated T-shirts and a banner earlier in the tournament because they … Read more

Ash Barty prepares for ‘game of chess’ with Jessica Pegula in Australian Open quarter-final

An Australian female tennis player pauses during a match.

During her Australian Open campaign, Ash Barty opened up about how much she loves being challenged. Key points: Barty plays Jessica Pegula in the quarterfinals tonight The Aussie hasn’t dropped a set so far in the tournament Barty says Pegula poses threat to baseline So far in this tournament, the world number one has encountered … Read more

Alex de Minaur’s Australian Open campaign comes to an end, Daniil Medvedev continues

An Australian male tennis player hits a backhand return.

Alex de Minaur’s quest for a place in the Australian Open quarter-finals was cut short after losing in straight sets to Italy’s 11th seed Jannik Sinner. Key points: Jannik Sinner defeated Alex de Minaur 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-4 De Minaur achieved his best result at an Australian Open by reaching the fourth round World number … Read more

Fundraiser for Peng Shuai t-shirt hits $10,000 goal as former and current players slam Tennis Australia

Tennis player Peng Shuai drops her head as she caries her bag under an Australian Open sign.

T-shirts with “Where is Peng Shuai?” printed on them could be distributed en masse at the Australian Open, a day after Tennis Australia defended its decision to confiscate the shirts and banners bearing the message. Key points: A gofundme fundraiser to print more ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ The t-shirts surpassed their goal of $10,000 Tennis … Read more

Ash Barty advances to Australian Open quarter-finals with straight-set win over Amanda Anisimova

An Australian female tennis player claps her hands on Rod Laver Arena.

Ash Barty reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the fourth consecutive year after knocking out American Amanda Anisimova in straight sets. Key points: Barty beat Anisimova four times on her way to victory She plays Jessica Pegula in the quarter-finals Barty reached the quarter-final stage for a fourth straight year Despite conceding her … Read more

Alex de Minaur secures place in Australian Open fourth round after straight-sets win over Pablo Andujar

An Australian male tennis player screams out during a match.

Alex de Minaur has reached the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time in his career after beating plucky Spaniard Pablo Andujar in straight sets. Key points: De Minaur is the last Australian in the men’s draw He will face Jannik Sinner in the fourth round De Minaur will equal his best … Read more

Emma Raducanu crashes, Andy Murray reflects on his Australian Open future

Emma Raducanu crashes, Andy Murray reflects on his Australian Open future

Emma Raducanu has been knocked out of the Australian Open, while fellow Brit Andy Murray has suggested he might not be back at Melbourne Park after a straight-sets second-round loss. Key points: Raducanu lost to Danka Kovinic 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel beat Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 Murray says he can’t return to … Read more