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Laver says De Minaur is a gift to Australian tennis

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 12:21pm

Alex de Minaur has signed off his breakout season with the ATP Tour Newcomer of the Year title, and Australia's godfather of tennis Rod Laver has lavished praise on the country's new top dog.

Williams 'went too far' with US Open outburst, Federer says

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 10:01am

Roger Federer tells the Sunday Times that Serena Williams "went too far" in her argument with umpire Carlos Ramos at the US Open final, but that her reaction was "a little bit excusable".

Former Australian tennis prodigy Todd Reid dies aged 34

Sat, 27/10/2018 - 10:27am

Australian tennis is reeling after the death of former prodigy Todd Reid, who won the 2002 junior Wimbledon championship and at one stage appeared to have the tennis world at his feet.

'Some days you can't get out of bed': Wozniacki diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 9:12am

Caroline Wozniacki reveals she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before the US Open, but is proud of how she has dealt with the condition over the course of the year and hopes to inspire others with the disease.

Invictus competitor comforted by playing partner after helicopter triggers his PTSD

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 4:53pm

After the sound of a helicopter triggers wheelchair tennis competitor Paul Guest's PTSD, his playing partner Edwin Vermetten instantly moves to comfort him, the pair sharing a raw a moment of kinship and understanding that sums up the event's ethos.

Wheelchair sports provides a way back for traumatised Australian combat medic

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 1:56pm

When former Australian army medic Stewart Sherman was deployed to Afghanistan he was exposed to the trauma of combat. Now sport helps him overcome the debilitating effects of PTSD.

The female trailblazers of Australian sport

Sun, 14/10/2018 - 7:20am

To mark the International Day of the Girl, hear the stories of the remarkable women who have trailblazed their own path in sport and opened up the possibilities for others.

Wimbledon ready to take action against players who treat ballkids badly

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 10:22am

Wimbledon officials plan to talk to representatives of men's and women's tennis to warn them of likely sanctions against players who treat ballkids badly.

Umpire accuses Kyrgios of 'borderline' effort in upset loss

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 10:05am

Nick Kyrgios falls afoul of officials at the Shanghai Masters for the fourth year in a row, with a chair umpire calling his effort "really borderline" as the Australian suffers an upset defeat to American world No.104 Bradley Klahn.

Naomi Osaka still trying to move on from 'bittersweet' US Open win

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 7:12am

Winning her maiden major title at the US Open should be a joyful memory for Naomi Osaka, but the Japanese star says it remains bittersweet after Serena Williams's match-ending code violation and the response from the New York crowd.

Resurgent Bernard Tomic wins first ATP title since 2015

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 11:20pm

Bernard Tomic downs world number 13 Fabio Fognini to take the Chengdu Open and put a year of drama — including allegations of tanking and an ill-advised reality tv appearance — behind him.

Australian Open junior champion can resume tennis career after match fixing suspension

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 9:18am

Former Australian Open junior champion Oliver Anderson is free to resume his tennis career after admitting to a match fixing offence and spending 19 months on the sidelines.

Umpire suspended for giving US Open pep talk to Kyrgios

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 11:57am

The ATP suspends Swedish chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani for a fortnight without pay over a bizarre incident at the US Open in which Lahyani gave a pep-talk to encourage Nick Kyrgios.

Alex de Minaur earns praise despite Davis Cup loss in Austria

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 9:46am

Austrian Davis Cup hero Dominic Thiem praises Alex de Minaur after battling past the young Australian to seal victory for his nation in Graz.

Lleyton Hewitt comes out of retirement to give Australia Davis Cup hope

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 8:41am

Lleyton Hewitt has come out of retirement, again, to help keep Australia in their Davis Cup tie against Austria, winning the doubles rubber alongside John Peers ahead of Sunday's deciding singles matches.

'Give us a twirl': The conversation about women in sport is long overdue

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 11:31am

Sexism in sport plays out on and off the field. Differences in marketable qualities for endorsement deals as well reactions to male versus female athletes behaving badly are evidence of this, write Marilyn Giroux and Jessica Vredenburg.

Herald Sun remains defiant over Williams cartoon as media storm rages

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 10:19am

A Melbourne newspaper doubles down on a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams that has prompted international outrage, attacking its "PC" critics and foreshadowing a future where satire is outlawed.

Calling the Serena cartoon 'sambo-like' was being kind

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 11:31am

So I saw this cartoon of Serena Williams, and the Hottentot Venus vibe, complete with all the "othering" contained within it, and I thought of that time they drew Michelle Obama with a penis, writes Denise Clay. But pity Naomi Osaka, whose blackness was basically erased.

'People are making stuff up': Mark Knight defends 'racist' Serena Williams cartoon

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 10:26am

Veteran cartoonist Mark Knight rejects suggestions his depiction of Serena Williams is "racist" and says those condemning him are "making stuff up".

'A real bummer': Alcott forced to play US Open final on indoor practice court

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 10:09am

Grand Slam winner Dylan Alcott lashes US Open organisers after winning his sixth major title at an indoor practice court when rain forces the final to be moved from Flushing Meadows.