Australian Open

How do you prepare for John Isner?

MELBOURNE, Australia – A huge crowd tried in vain to catch even a glimpse of Novak Djokovic a couple of courts over. But Stan Wawrinka had a more manageable, but still impressive, crowd on Court...

Serena's quest for 24 thwarted by Wang

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams may well get that 24th major title, the one that would tie her with Australia's Margaret Court for most all time and could well lead to No. 25. THAT one...

Qualifying kicks off Tuesday at the AO

ADELAIDE, Australia – The air quality dipped significantly Monday afternoon in Melbourne, just in time for the start of the Australian Open qualifying From Tuesday, 128 men and 128 women will try...

Marketa Vondrousova returns in Oz

Marketa Vondrousova reached the 2019 French Open final on the strength of consistent play and a draw that absolutely went her way – and that she fully maximized. But since then, little has gone...

Simona Halep debuts in Adelaide

ADELAIDE, Australia – Simona Halep didn't play the first week of the 2020 season. But now that she's in Adelaide – coach Darren Cahill's hometown – she's maximizing as she prepares for the...

Bianca Andreescu to miss Australian Open

SYDNEY, Australia – It's not a surprise, more of a disappointment. But if there's anything Bianca Andreescu learned during her breakout season in 2019, it's that playing when you're not fully fit...

The "Famous Canadian Poutine" Taste Test

BRISBANE, Australia – The ATP Cup / Brisbane International event features a food truck that boasts, among other delicacies, a "Famous Canadian Poutine" option. Now, just like a restaurant on the...

Bianca Andreescu's 2020 debut delayed

It's a disappointment, but not a huge shock, that US Open champion Bianca Andreescu's 2020 season is not going to start on time. There hasn't been much of a whiff of any tennis at all during the...