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January 2021

"TENNIS PLAYERS ARE NOT TRYING TO PUT ANYONE IN DANGER" - BENCIC

Posted By Jack Langdon,
23/01/2021 17:00 PM
On Friday night World No. 12, Belinda Bencic, virtually addressed the media with the help of her spotty internet from her shared hotel room with her boyfriend and fitness coach in Melbourne. It seems...

ANDREW HARRIS SHARES HIS AUSTRALIAN OPEN BUBBLE EXPERIENCE

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
22/01/2021 23:00 PM
Australian Andrew Harris joined The First Serve reporter Jedd Zetzer for a chat on Friday, providing some insight into his quarantine experience, whilst offering his perspective on the situation...

BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Posted By Jack Langdon,
22/01/2021 13:20 PM
This year’s summer of tennis is like no other. Players will need to adapt and overcome an extensive number of unique challenges in order to be successful at Melbourne Park in 2021. No one knows for...

STOSUR "NOT BY ANY MEANS READY TO CALL IT"

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
21/01/2021 19:00 PM
Australian Sam Stosur spoke to The First Serve host Brett Phillips on SEN on Wednesday, declaring she is fit and firing and is "not by any means ready to call it after this summer of tennis." The 36...

STEPHANIE MYLES OFFERS HER TAKE ON MELBOURNE'S QUARANTINE SITUATION

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
20/01/2021 20:00 PM
Freelance tennis journalist Stephanie Myles joined The First Serve's Brett Phillips on SEN on Wednesday to offer her opinion on the current situation unfolding in Australia ahead of the 2021...

AUSTRALIAN WHEELCHAIR SUMMER SERIES - PREVIEW

Posted By Jack Langdon,
20/01/2021 14:00 PM
This year’s Australian Wheelchair Tennis Summer Series is set to be the biggest one yet. With three events, including the Australian Open, competitors have an abundance of high-quality match play to...

MINI BUBBLES, TWO MORE CONFIRMED CASES, BAUTISTA AGUT SLAMS VIC GOVERNMENT

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
19/01/2021 20:47 PM
Two players competing in next months Australian Open have tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed on Tuesday. An additional two cases means there are now seven confirmed cases in The...

WHAT DOES THE WTA TOUR HAVE IN STORE FOR US IN 2021?

Posted By Jack Langdon,
19/01/2021 17:40 PM
Can anyone predict what will happen on the women’s side at this year’s Summer of Tennis? Martina Navratilova wrote on the WTA website in 2018, “we are now in a period of predictable unpredictability....

DAVIS CUP REVAMP

Posted By Jack Langdon,
19/01/2021 13:00 PM
The ITF has announced a series of changes and is also considering a string of others in order to improve the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals.  In 2019 as we know the event underwent a...

FLIGHT QR7493 - DETAILS

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
16/01/2021 16:10 PM
As players from all around the globe touch down in Australia for the 2021 Australian Open, passengers on flight QR7493 will be confined to their hotel rooms, without being allowed to train for fi...