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Landlord comes to the aid of Tennis Australia

Landlord comes to the aid of Tennis Australia

Tennis Australia is receiving rent relief from The Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust as the sport's governing body braces for the massive financial hit of staging an Australian Open during a pandemic.

  • by Scott Spits

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WTA looks outside Australia to launch new season in early January

WTA looks outside Australia to launch new season in early January

The WTA is planning to start the 2021 season in the first week of January outside Australia before the players travel to Melbourne for quarantine ahead of the grand slam.

  • by Sudipto Ganguly
State to help TA with multimillion-dollar Open delay, quarantine costs

State to help TA with multimillion-dollar Open delay, quarantine costs

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas said the government would help with costs because the tournament is important for the state, and for Tennis Australia's survival. 

  • by Anthony Colangelo
'Great news': Australian Open set to begin on February 8

'Great news': Australian Open set to begin on February 8

The Australian Open will go ahead, set for a February 8 start, and Tennis Australia will pay for charter flights, player and entourage quarantine costs, meals and accommodation.

  • by Sam McClure
Wawrinka's coach says players will skip Open if they can't train here

Wawrinka's coach says players will skip Open if they can't train here

ATP Tour coach Daniel Vallverdu says players won't risk serious injury if they can't train here before the Australian Open

  • by Sudipto Ganguly
Tennis Australia confident Australian Open details will be finalised 'very soon'

Tennis Australia confident Australian Open details will be finalised 'very soon'

Tennis Australia has moved to allay fears that next year's Australian Open could be cancelled amid protracted talks with the Victorian government over quarantine conditions.

  • by Sam McClure and Scott Spits
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Crown set to transform hotel into Australian Open quarantine hub

Crown set to transform hotel into Australian Open quarantine hub

Crown Promenade is set to host an incoming load of international tennis stars, with a start date for next year's Australian Open to be finalised in the coming days.

  • by Sam McClure
Tennis stars can practise in quarantine ahead of Open, ATP says

Tennis stars can practise in quarantine ahead of Open, ATP says

A significant threat to the quality of international names competing at the Australian Open is closer to being avoided, after the ATP told players they would be able to practise during quarantine.

  • by Anthony Colangelo, Sam Phillips and Scott Spits
Millman proud he took US Open plunge in a year he'll never forget

Millman proud he took US Open plunge in a year he'll never forget

John Millman was reluctant to risk his health at the US Open but has no regrets in a year of breakthroughs and fresh challenges for the Australian.

  • by Phil Lutton
February 1 firms as Australian Open start date after 14-day quarantine for players

February 1 firms as Australian Open start date after 14-day quarantine for players

The start date for next year's Australian Open is likely to fall on the first day of February, but the world's biggest tennis stars will almost certainly have to quarantine for 14 days beforehand.

  • by Sam Phillips and Anthony Colangelo
Foreign stars can't grasp Australia's COVID success, says Millman

Foreign stars can't grasp Australia's COVID success, says Millman

Australian ATP rep says players from countries where soaring infection rates are a fact of life can't fathom the caution Down Under - and questioned whether the Australian Open can work if players have to undergo a hard quarantine.

  • by Phil Lutton