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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Tennis Players Want a Choice About Vaccination; Tours Encourage It

Despite the possible consequences of not being vaccinated — illness and the loss of income and opportunity to play — tennis players have been stubbornly slow to get the vaccine.

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Australian Open: Sofia Kenin, the Reigning Champ, Is Knocked Out

The 22-year-old American lost in the second round to an unseeded player, Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.

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Ashleigh Barty Seeded First in Australian Open Draw

But Naomi Osaka could face a tough path in the women’s draw at the Australian Open.

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2020’s Memorable Moments in Sports

Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.

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Iga Swiatek Steamrolls Sofia Kenin to Win the French Open

Swiatek became the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title. She did it without losing a set at Roland Garros, and no more than five games in any match.

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Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin Will Meet in the French Open Final

Swiatek, 19, has little experience but has dominated her opponents in this tournament. Kenin, 21, won the Australian Open in January.

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Djokovic and Kenin Push Through to French Open Semifinals

Djokovic appeared to be in pain in his neck, arms and legs, but said he didn’t “want to reveal too much” because he is still in contention for another Grand Slam singles title.

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2020 U.S. Open: What to Watch on Thursday

A star-studded day at Arthur Ashe Stadium will feature Sofia Kenin, Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams, and Andy Murray in their second-round matchups.

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U.S. Open Draw Lacks Some Stars, but Not Story Lines

Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka could be set for another third-round showdown. Here are the main takeaways from Thursday’s draw announcement.

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