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Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return during her match with Laura Siegemond of Germany which was abandoned due to the smoke from Australia’s bushfires at the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament, in Melbourne. Photograph: Getty Images

The safety of players at this year’s Australian Open has been brought into sharp focus after a day of poor air quality in Melbourne forced the abandon(...)

The start of the Australian Open could be delayed, but organisers are confident the tournament will go ahead. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty

Less than a fortnight before the start of the Australian Open, Melbourne lies under a thickening blanket of bushfire haze, and air quality has been do(...)

 Gael Monfils: said he had suffered  a “small heat-stroke” for 40 minutes during his   match against Djokovic at last year’s Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Dean Lewons/EPA

Men competing in singles games at the Australian Open will get 10-minute breaks if the forthcoming Grand Slam’s notorious heat reaches hazardous level(...)

The prize money for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park has risen by 10 per cent. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Australian Open organisers are working to determine whether coaching will be allowed during the Grand Slam tournament in an effort to end the controve(...)

Gael Monfils of France pours water over himself during a break in his match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open. Photo: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Australian Open officials will review the extreme heat policy at the end of the tournament but insisted they take player welfare very seriously. A tw(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action against the United States’ Donald Young during their first round match at the Australian Open  in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Dita Alangkara/AP

Revolutions, when ill-conceived, can die as quickly as they are born. And Novak Djokovic, who has seen his share of political turmoil, was compelled(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia arrives on court with the the Daphne Akhurst Trophy during the 2018 Australian Open Official Draw at Melbourne Park. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If Johanna Konta wants to win her first grand slam title in the country where she was born – and she is among a slew of contenders hoping the absence (...)

 Spaniard Rafael Nadal in action against France’s Richard Gasquet during the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Former champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal gave Australian Open organisers a massive boost on Tuesday when they both said they were looking forward(...)

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has become the latest star to pull out of the Melbourne tournament. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Two-time champion and former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka has become the latest star to pull out of the Australian Open. The 28-year-old won in 2012(...)

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, which starts on January 15th. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty

Serena Williams on Friday joined the galaxy of tennis stars who have withdrawn from the Australian Open, which starts on January 15th. The American –(...)

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