Novak Djokovic says his father ‘had absolutely no intention of supporting any kind of war initiative’

CNN – Novak Djokovic said his father, Crdjan, had “no intention” of supporting any kind of “warlike initiatives” after he was photographed with a group of Russian fans at the Australian Open. Djokovic reached his 10th Australian Open final on Friday after defeating American Tommy Paul in straight sets. Prior to the match, tournament organizers … Read more

Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina to win a thrilling final at the Women’s Australian Open

CNN – Belarusian-born Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina in three sets to win a thrilling Australian Open final on Saturday, becoming the first player to compete under a neutral flag to secure a Grand Slam. Amid the conflict in Ukraine, Tennis Australia has asked both Russian and Belarusian players to compete as neutrals. Sabalenka prevailed … Read more

Deepti Patwardhan: At Grand Slam bye, Sania acts bold

In the 18 years she has toured, Sania Mirza has been the country’s tennis standard bearer.Never before has an Indian player dominated from the backcourt with such conviction.Deepti Patwardhan salutes the incomparable Sania Mirza. Photo: Sania Mirza at the 2023 Australian Open. Photo: Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images From breaking the mold to inspiring millions, Sania Mirza … Read more

Victoria Azarenka has asked to remove her shirt before the Australian Open semi-finals

Victoria Azarenka was ordered to take off a shirt she was wearing in a bizarre scene ahead of her Australian Open semi-final loss on Thursday night. After a thrilling first set, reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina clinched the tiebreaker and won the match 7-6, 6-3. Before the match, Azarenka walked into the Rod Laver Arena … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s father is in a conspicuous absence from the Australian Open semi-final

Srdjan Djokovic has released a statement after he was warned about his actions by Tennis Australia, after he was photographed with fans of Russia outside the Australian Open. Images: Twitter/Getty Images Novak Djokovic’s father Srdjan has chosen to walk away from Australian Open Championship semi-final on Friday night after he was warned about his behavior … Read more