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    Youthful Osaka, Barty stand in way of Serena's path

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 03:08pm on February 07, 2021

    Serena Williams continues her long quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam when the coronavirus-delayed 2021 Australian Open begins on Monday, four years since her...

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    Controversial king Djokovic eyes ninth Aussie crown

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 03:01pm on February 07, 2021

    Novak Djokovic has not endeared himself to fans over the past year, but the Australian Open's undisputed king will take some stopping as he targets...

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    Osaka slams 'ignorant' sexist comments

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 03:57pm on February 06, 2021

    Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka Saturday slammed ‘ignorant’ remarks from the Tokyo Olympics' chief organiser after a sexism row that has triggered an angry backlash...

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    Serena says elusive 24th major weighs heavily

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 02:37pm on February 06, 2021

    Serena Williams admitted Saturday her long chase for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam trophy has been weighing on her mind ahead of next week's Australian...

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    Australian Open relief as players, officials COVID-free

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 01:46pm on February 05, 2021

    An Australian Open testing blitz has revealed no new coronavirus cases, organisers said Friday, putting preparations for the Grand Slam tournament back on track after...

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    Tennis chaos as players, officials isolate after COVID case

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 08:40pm on February 03, 2021

    Preparations for the Australian Open were thrown into chaos Wednesday when up to 600 players and officials were told to isolate and get tested after...

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    Aussie Open delay a 'blessing' for injury recovery: Serena

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 04:50pm on February 01, 2021

    Serena Williams admitted Monday that she might have been forced to skip the Australian Open if it hadn't been delayed over the coronavirus, saying she...

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    Osaka, Djokovic, Nadal keen to be at Olympics

    Agence France-Presse .Melbourne | Updated at 04:53pm on January 31, 2021

    Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal said Sunday they remain keen to compete in the delayed Tokyo Olympics, and would be guided...

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    Up to 30,000 a day allowed into Australian Open

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 05:05pm on January 30, 2021

    Daily crowds of between 25,000 and 30,000 will be allowed to watch the Australian Open, organisers said Saturday in a big boost to the season's...

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    Serena heads to zoo, Djokovic barefoot as quarantine ends

    Agence France-Presse . Adelaide | Updated at 04:39pm on January 29, 2021

    Serena Williams took her daughter to the zoo and Novak Djokovic walked barefoot in a park as the stars of tennis emerged from a fortnight...

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