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2024 Australian Open – Hsieh Su-wei wins double the doubles

The playing style of Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei may be unorthodox but it’s highly successful on the doubles court.

In Melbourne, Hsieh added two more Grand Slam trophies to her considerable collection.

This was her first Grand Slam mixed doubles title … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – Two Tales of No. 1 in the doubles

No. 1 in the world.

Rohan Bopanna and Storm Hunter have both experienced the exhilaration of making it to the top.

Bopanna knew that by winning his Australian Open quarter-final with partner Matthew Ebden, he had achieved enough ranking points … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – The Pleasures of Opening Week

The rain poured down on the opening day of Opening Week. Matches were delayed and delayed and delayed again until the schedulers gave up.

Happily, the rest of the week’s weather was perfect and the qualifying event could make up … continue reading

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Australia’s Open – A New Documentary

The world premiere of Australia’s Open took place at the Melbourne International Film Festival today.

At the screening, Sydney-based director Ili Baré explained why she chose the subject for her latest documentary. “I think that sport naturally offers all these great … continue reading

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Remembering Colin Stubs…and the Revival of the Australian Open

Colin Stubs, the former Australian Open Tournament Director, is being widely remembered in the tennis world after passing away this month in Melbourne, aged 81.

Stubs, known by many for his integrity and devotion to the sport, was an influential … continue reading

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Over Before It Began…Hyeon Chung

For me, the 2020 Australian Open ended before it actually began. The reason – Hyeon Chung pulled out of the men’s qualifying.

Having begun writing about the game when the men were still competing in long white pants and crisp … continue reading