Australian Open 2022: Steve Waugh eats ice-cream at Ash Barty vs Madison Keys match

Australian Open 2022: Steve Waugh eats ice-cream at Ash Barty vs Madison Keys match

For the most part all eyes were on Ash Barty at Rod Laver Arena — but that was before Steve Waugh and his ice-cream stole the show. Not since George Costanza lathered himself in a chocolate sundae at the 1993 US Open has an ice-cream at the tennis caused such a stir. Former Australian cricket … Read more

Australian Open 2022 women’s final: Ash Barty explains Danielle Collins snob

Australian Open 2022 women's final: Ash Barty explains Danielle Collins snob

Ash Barty has explained the reason she stopped watching her Australian Open final rival in a response that says it all. Ash Barty says she didn’t watch the second women’s singles semifinal on Thursday night and clearly doesn’t care. The world No. 1 is set to become the country’s first women’s singles champion at the … Read more

Australian Open 2022 women’s final: Ash Barty explains Danielle Collins snob

Australian Open 2022 women's final: Ash Barty explains Danielle Collins snob

Ash Barty has explained the reason she stopped watching her Australian Open final rival in a response that says it all. Ash Barty says she didn’t watch the second women’s singles semifinal on Thursday night and clearly doesn’t care. The world No. 1 is set to become the country’s first women’s singles champion at the … Read more

Australian Open should prepare for China backlash

Australian Open should prepare for China backlash

“We’ve seen in the past that sponsors will just pull out en masse if there’s something they don’t like.” Mr Dreyer pointed to the fallout for America’s top basketball league, the NBA, after then-Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an image that read “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” in 2019. While Mr … Read more

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios’ press conference emerges from threat

Australian Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios' press conference emerges from threat

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios described the questions at his press conference as “depressing”, saying he preferred to leave. Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios asked reporters if he and his doubles partner Thanasi Kokkinakis thought the crowd would be in their corner on Saturday as they take on other Australians. Kyrgios and Kokkinakis beat the … Read more

Australian Open 2022, Nick Kyrgios, Thanasi Kokkinakis press conference, Michael Venus feud, doubles victory

Nick Kyrgios has responded to upset New Zealand doubles player Michael Venus in a sometimes tense press conference after the Aussie star and Thanasi Kokkinakis advanced to the Australian Open doubles final. Venus delivered a blistering outburst from Kyrgios after the latter knocked out the former at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The divisive Australian … Read more

High-octane Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis storm into Australian Open final | Australian Open 2022

If the roof had been on Rod Laver Arena it would have blown off as a zealous home crowd roared Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis into an unlikely Australian Open doubles final. Laver himself was in the house on Thursday afternoon to watch the unseeded pair, who have both shocked and awed their competition and … Read more

Australian Open tennis 2022: Sexist question infuriates tennis star Johanna Konta

Australian Open tennis 2022: Sexist question infuriates tennis star Johanna Konta

Former tennis star Johanna Konta has called out the sexist line of questioning from a media box “mainly made up of middle-aged men”. Former world No. 4 Johanna Konta has called out the sexist line of questioning she copped throughout her professional career from journalists. In December last year, Konta announced her retirement from the … Read more

Australian Open 2022: Officials under fire after locals Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler reach mixed doubles final at 2.30am

Australian Open 2022: Officials under fire after locals Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler reach mixed doubles final at 2.30am

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have grabbed the limelight but they aren’t the only local pairing seeking a title at this year’s Australian Open. Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler’s run to the mixed doubles championship match has flown far under the radar and hit a new low thanks to bizarre scheduling on Wednesday night. The … Read more

Australian Open 2022 | Ash barty vs Madison Keys semi-final preview, Todd Woodbridge analysis

Australian tennis great Todd Woodbridge says Ash Barty now has an “aura” about her that strikes fear into her opponents even before they’ve played. The Aussie world No.1 can reach her best ever Australian Open result if she beats Madison Keys in tonight’s semi final on Rod Laver Arena. She’s reached this stage once before, … Read more