Barty enjoys training with fellow Aussies

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty has been enjoying the benefits of being an Australian ahead of AO21, living and training with her fellow Aussies outside the quarantine arrangements being endured by the rest of the field.

Sick Bardosa bemoans lack of training equipment

Once again showing a lack of empathy for the wider community, Spain’s Paula Badosa, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, is complaining about being forced to endure ‘pitiful’ conditions in her room at a health hotel in Melbourne and the lack of training...

Margaret Court honoured

It is sad that the great Margaret Court is, once again, amid a storm of controversy after having been awarded Australia’s greatest honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia, on the country's national day on Tuesday.

ATP Cup sees world’s top four in action on Day 1.

Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal will emerge from their relatively comfortable quarantine accommodation to lead their respective nations in next week’s ATP Cup.

AO appoints Hygiene Partner

A new partnership with global brand Initial as the Official Hygiene Partner of AO2021 has been announced by Tennis Australia as organisers continue to grapple with all the fall-out arising from efforts to organise the Aussie Summer of Tennis amid a global pandemic.

No new AO cases but an extra WTA lead-up event added

With no new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases recorded across Australia and 4 new infections reported in hotel quarantine in NSW and Victoria on Sunday, authorities said that there were no new cases linked to the Australian Open quarantine and that one case has now been...

Yastremska’s gamble backfires

When Dayana Yastremska, who was under a provisional ban by the ITF, boarded one of the charter flights to Melbourne, she was taking a big risk, and there were many raised eyebrows, especially because Tennis Australia was paying for her ticket and have been...

Sister defends Court

June Shanahan, Margaret Court’s sister, told Sydney radio station 2GB on Saturday that she was ‘disgusted’ at remarks made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews condemning the awarding of the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) to the legendary player.

Murray will not be travelling down under

Andy Murray will not be competing at the season opening grand slam and admits he is ‘devastated’ to be missing the Australian Open after testing positive for Covid-19 12 days ago.

Laura Robson undergoes more surgery

Britain’s Laura Robson’s hopes of making a full on-court comeback took another downturn when she underwent a third hip surgery last week.
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Indian Wells | Wawrinka squeezes past Evans

A packed Stadium 2 crowd witnessed a feast of attacking tennis today as Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka took on the resurgent Dan Evans in a re-run of their epic match at the 2016 US Open, when the Swiss saved a match point before going on to beat the British player en route to his third Grand Slam singles title.

In Friday’s match Evans took the first set on a tie-break after surviving intense pressure on his serve, only for Wawrinka to up his game and take the second set 6-3 after breaking the British player in the fifth and ninth games. Evans, now back in the world’s top 100 after a great few weeks in the US, played a sublime mix of slice defence and volley attack, constantly closing out points by stealthy approaches to the net.

Wawrinka fell 0-40 behind on serve in the fifth game of the final set but held with a combination of strong serves and bold forehand winners. Evans had surprisingly been attacking Wawrinka’s backhand to great effect throughout the match, but when the Swiss player fell 15-40 down on serve two games later it was once again his serve and forehand that got him out of trouble. Six break points saved, and it was almost inevitable that when Evans faced a break point he would succumb. This he did, but in losing 7-6(3) 3-6 3-6 to a three-time Grand Slam winner the British player had nevertheless taken another step forward in what could become a stellar year.


Elsewhere in Friday’s action Britain’s Johanna Konta  had an emphatic 6-0 6-2 victory over the talented Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan.




  1. Linda Briggs

    I thoroughly enjoyed this hard fought encounter.

  2. Nicola Letham

    Dan played fantastic and some of the rallies were awesome!


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