Despite the Trend in Sports, Don’t Expect Ashleigh Barty to Un-Retire

When the world’s top women’s tennis player won the Australian Open in January, it became her crowning achievement. Her stunning retirement is a loss to tennis.

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No. 1 Ashleigh Barty Retiring From Tennis

The three-time Grand Slam champion said in a social media post, “the time is right now for me to step away and chase other dreams and to put the rackets down.”

#australian-open-tennis, #barty-ashleigh, #tennis

Djokovic Is Willing to Skip Wimbledon and French Open to Avoid Vaccine

His comments came in a BBC interview weeks after he was forced to leave Australia and miss out on competing for a 10th Australian Open title.

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Can Nadal Extend His Grand Slam Record at the French Open?

Nadal could strike quickly for Grand Slam singles title No. 22, particularly if Novak Djokovic, the only man to beat him twice in Paris, is unable to play because he remains unvaccinated.

#australian-open-tennis, #djokovic-novak, #federer-roger, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #tennis

Rafael Nadal Wins the Australian Open, His 21st Grand Slam Title

Nadal broke his tie with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in men’s singles major career victories by beating Daniil Medvedev in five sets in the final.

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Ashleigh Barty Wins Australian Open Women’s Singles Title

The top ranked woman’s player defeated the American Danielle Collins to become the first Australian player to win the Grand Slam singles title there since 1978.

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Ashleigh Barty and Dylan Alcott’s Secret Weapon Is a Former Nike Marketing Exec

A former Nike marketing executive turned mind-set coach is guiding the biggest stars at the Australian Open through the crucible of competition and fame.

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Nick Kyrgios Aims for a Men’s Doubles Title at the Australian Open

Using a mix of skill and showmanship, the Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has turned his matches into raucous celebrations.

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Nadal and Medvedev Will Play in Australian Open Final

The Spaniard defeated Matteo Berrettini and will play for a record 21st career Grand Slam men’s singles title against Medvedev, who beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets.

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Nadal Beats Berrettini to Return to the Australian Open Final

The Spaniard defeated Matteo Berrettini in four sets and will play for a record 21st career Grand Slam men’s singles title against either Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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‘He’s Inspired a Nation’: Dylan Alcott Says Goodbye to Tennis

Alcott, a recent Australian of the year recipient, ends his career with 15 Grand Slam quad singles titles and a platform for his motivational messages, but a loss in his final match.

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Ashleigh Barty and Danielle Collins Will Meet in Australian Open Final

Cheered by a home crowd, the top-ranked Barty defeated Madison Keys in straight sets to become the first Australian to reach the women’s final since 1980. Collins enjoyed her own straight sets win over Iga Swiatek.

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Audio Technology Helps Blind People Follow Australian Open Tennis

At the Australian Open tennis tournament, new technology is translating the movement of the ball into sounds to help blind and low-vision fans follow the action.

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Australian Open Final Four: It’s Nadal vs. Berrettini and Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas

The men’s singles semifinals will feature No. 6 Rafael Nadal against No. 7 Matteo Berrettini, and No. 2 Daniil Medvedev against No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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Where Is Peng Shuai? Tennis Players and Fans Still Want to Know

A central question, “Where is Peng Shuai?”, has represented concern for the star but also points to related questions about the future of tennis in China.

#australian-open-tennis, #china, #international-olympic-committee, #peng-shuai, #simon-steve-1955, #tennis, #tennis-australia-ltd, #womens-tennis-assn

Danielle Collins Will Play Iga Swiatek in Australian Open Semifinal

Less than a year after an endometriosis diagnosis led to the removal of a tennis-ball sized cyst, the 27th seeded American will play No. 7 Iga Swiatek in a semifinal.

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Rafael Nadal Beats Denis Shapovalov Amid Charge of Favoritism

Nadal beat Denis Shapovalov to reach the semifinals, then rejected his opponent’s complaints about unfairness, saying, “I think he’s wrong.”

#australian-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #shapovalov-denis-1999, #tennis

Madison Keys Defeats Barbora Krejcikova at Australian Open

The unseeded American upset No. 4 Barbora Krejcikova, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to the semifinals at the Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2015.

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Is Tennis Moving Into a New Golden Age? We Can Only Hope.

It will be hard to let go of aging stars like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, and troubled ones like Novak Djokovic. But the time is coming, if it is not already here.

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Ashleigh Barty Advances to Australian Open Quarterfinals

Barty, the world No. 1, kept Amanda Anisimova, who upset Naomi Osaka in the previous round, moving and out of sync in the fourth round. Barbora Krejcikova also advanced.

#australian-open-tennis, #barty-ashleigh, #keys-madison, #krejcikova-barbora, #pegula-jessica-1994, #tennis

At the Australian Open, Taylor Fritz Finally Breaks Through

The American has reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career, and he credits believing in himself through good times and bad.

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A Grand Slam Streak Without (Yet) a Quarterfinal

Since 2007, Alizé Cornet of France hasn’t missed a single Grand Slam main draw.

#australian-open-tennis, #cornet-alize, #tennis

Jessica Pegula Cheers on Buffalo Bills From the Australian Open

When Buffalo plays Kansas City in their N.F.L. divisional playoff game, Jessica Pegula, whose parents own the Bills, hopes both she and the football team keep winning.

#australian-open-tennis, #buffalo-bills, #buffalo-sabres, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #pegula-jessica-1994, #pegula-kim, #pegula-terry, #tennis

For Nadal and His Contemporaries, It Is About Winning, and Quickly

At 35 years old, getting through the first week dropping only one set gives the 20-time Grand Slam champion “energy in my pocket.” Aging tennis stars take note.

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Naomi Osaka Loses at Australian Open to Amanda Anisimova

The unseeded American Amanda Anisimova eliminated the four-time Grand Slam champion, who expressed pride in her effort and said, “I can’t be sad about that.”

#anisimova-amanda-2001, #australian-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

What the ‘Djokovic Affair’ Revealed About Australia

On the surface, it looked like a controversy over athletes and vaccines. But for Australians, the decision to deport Novak Djokovic became about something different.

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Sabalenka Struggles, Then Prevails as Top Women Fall at Australian Open

The No. 2 seed looked shaky in her opening service game in the second round but pushed through, indicative of the women’s game: unpredictable and deep in talent.

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Carlos Alcaraz Plays Matteo Berrettini at the Australian Open

Alcaraz is one of the most exciting next-generation talents in sports, and is the youngest player in the men’s draw at the Australian Open. He faces Matteo Berrettini in the third round.

#alcaraz-carlos-2003, #australian-open-tennis, #content-type-personal-profile, #nadal-rafael, #spain, #tennis

Emma Raducanu Defeats Sloane Stephens at Australian Open

Despite being a Grand Slam champion herself, Raducanu had never faced one until she played and defeated Stephens in the first round of the Australian Open.

#australian-open-tennis, #raducanu-emma-2002, #stephens-sloane, #tennis

Naomi Osaka Returns to the Court at Australian Open

After a tumultuous year and a four-month layoff during which she questioned what she wanted from tennis, Osaka is back on the court. “I’m not sure if this is going to work out well.”

#australian-open-tennis, #content-type-personal-profile, #japan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-mari-1996, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

After Quarantine, Sebastian Korda Wins in Australia

Sebastian Korda’s father and sisters have won in Australia. Now, Korda has recorded his first Australian Open win.

#australian-open-tennis, #korda-sebastian-2000, #tennis

Djokovic Returns to Warm Embrace in Home Country of Serbia

Novak Djokovic’s deportation from Australia over his vaccination status could signal future difficulties in his quest to win a record 21st tennis Grand Slam title.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #belgrade-serbia, #decisions-and-verdicts, #djokovic-novak, #serbia, #tennis

An Unplayed Australian Open Is a Turning Point for Novak Djokovic

Djokovic has rebounded from demoralizing periods in the past, but talented players are coming behind him, and his anti-vaccine stance has made him a global target.

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Rafael Nadal Returns to Australian Open With More Modest Expectations

The 20-time Grand Slam tournament champion has cut himself, and even his rival, Novak Djokovic, some slack. “I want to be back on the tour, even if the preparation is not fantastic,” he said.

#australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #nadal-rafael, #tennis

Australia Acts, and Novak Djokovic Exits

Three readers applaud Australia’s decision to deport the tennis player over his refusal to get the Covid vaccine.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

At the Australian Open, Everyone Not Named Djokovic Is Ready to Star

After Novak Djokovic’s immigration troubles, he is gone, but don’t worry: Plenty of other stars and story lines are ready for the spotlight.

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Serbia’s Leader Denounces Australia’s Treatment of Djokovic as ‘Orwellian’

In the tennis star’s homeland, even those who didn’t support his decision to remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus said that he had been mistreated.

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Serbia’s Vucic Denounces Australia’s Treatment of Novak Djokovic as ‘Orwellian’

In the tennis star’s homeland, even those who didn’t support his decision to remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus said that he had been mistreated.

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Australia Wants Novak Djokovic Out. Australians Are Thrilled.

An otherwise skilled sportsman has recruited himself as a cack-handed symbol of everything presently enraging Australians.

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Novak Djokovic Is Out of Australia. It Couldn’t Have Happened Fast Enough.

An otherwise skilled sportsman has recruited himself as a cack-handed symbol of everything presently enraging Australians.

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As the Australian Open Nears, There Seems to Be Only One Story

With just days to go before the start of the tournament, some players felt that the Novak Djokovic situation was overshadowing everything else.

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Australian Open Players Discuss Djokovic Situation

With just days to go before the start of the tournament, some players felt that the Novak Djokovic situation was overshadowing everything else.

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The Mental Health of Tennis Players Is No Longer in the Shadows

The sport is very stressful, and many professionals had to often manage their anxiety alone. Now the tours provide help.

#anxiety-and-stress, #assn-of-tennis-professionals, #australia, #australian-open-tennis, #content-type-service, #psychology-and-psychologists, #soderling-robin, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Novak Djokovic, a Master on the Court, Keeps Making Errors Off It

Djokovic, the Serbian tennis star, is at the center of some of the most divisive debates of the pandemic: Individual versus community, science versus quackery.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #politics-and-government, #tennis

Twenty Years Ago, a Tennis Comeback in Australia Like No Other

Martina Hingis was way ahead in the final, but Jennifer Capriati made history in the oppressive heat and won.

#australian-open-tennis, #capriati-jennifer, #hingis-martina, #melbourne-australia, #tennis

Novak Djokovic’s Fight to Stay in Australia Lives Another Day

A federal court judge scheduled a Sunday hearing to address the unvaccinated tennis star’s Australian visa revocation. The Australian Open begins on Monday.

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Novak Djokovic and Global Pandemic Morality

The move to deport Novak Djokovic is not just an exercise of Australian law. It represents an enforcement of collectivist values against an athlete who sought to play by his own rules.

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How Serbia Views Novak Djokovic

Many feel a personal connection and pride with the tennis star, even if they do not agree with his decisions to stay unvaccinated.

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With Djokovic’s Status in Limbo, So Is the Australian Open

Thursday brought no resolution in the star’s duel with the government, even as the tournament’s draw placed him (for now) at the top of the bracket.

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For Novak Djokovic, Questions Over Positive Test and Public Events

If a tennis star knew he was positive for the coronavirus, why did he keep making public appearances without a mask?

#australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #tennis