tennis

tennis February 5, 2022

A fairytale finish for the Australian Open

This year’s Australian Open got off to a shaky start amid controversy and accusations. By day 14 it was a tournament for the ages.

tennis January 22, 2022

Novak Djokovic and government double standards

The deportation of tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the triumph of a terrible system over a terrible person.

tennis January 15, 2022

Dylan Alcott on changing the narrative and his next move

After securing a golden slam at Flushing Meadows last year, Dylan Alcott plans to hang up his tennis racquet at the Australian Open. That doesn’t mean he’ll be stepping out of the spotlight.

tennis July 17, 2021

Ash Barty’s Wimbledon victory

Ash Barty’s win at Wimbledon last weekend was a childhood dream, fulfilled with grace and humility.

tennis May 29, 2021

Rising tennis star Alexei Popyrin

With Alexei Popyrin steaming towards a top-50 world ranking, all eyes are on the winner of the boys’ singles at the 2017 French Open, and his imminent return to Roland Garros.

tennis December 21, 2019

Tennis champion Sam Stosur

She won her first WTA singles match in 2003 and went on to become a doubles world No. 1 and US Open singles champion – by beating Serena Williams, no less. But Sam Stosur isn’t done yet.

tennis November 23, 2019

Pay equity for elite athletes

While the recent Matildas pay deal is a welcome boost for gender equality in sport, women athletes – Ash Barty aside – still have a long way to go to reach equal pay with their male counterparts.

tennis November 9, 2019

Alicia Molik eyes Fed Cup glory

As Australia sets itself for its first Fed Cup final since 1993, team captain Alicia Molik reflects on her own on-court highs and lows and assesses what makes world No. 1 Ash Barty so special.

tennis September 7, 2019

The riddle of Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is fast becoming better known for his tantrums than his tennis. But is he a brat or just a down-to-earth larrikin trying to bring perspective to the hallowed game?

tennis April 13, 2019

Ash Barty’s rise to world tennis’s top 10

While the bad boys of Australian tennis have been grabbing the headlines and squandering their talent, Ash Barty has been quietly climbing the rankings by way of hard graft, deft skills and old-school modesty.

tennis January 30, 2016

Inside corrupt sports betting

Recent allegations concerning top-level tennis highlight a growing market in corruption that goes hand in hand with a rise in online gambling.