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The tarnished legacy of Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic almost pulled off a feat even more impressive than claiming 10 Australian Open titles. He single-handedly came close to turning a tournament that pridefully calls itself the “Happy Slam” into the “Miserable Major.” The contortions Djokovic went through to avoid the tournament’s vaccine mandate, and the protracted legal battle that ensued, left a trail of confusion, anger and bitterness that ruined the run-up to the event.
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Three to See, Australian Open Day 2: Emma Raducanu vs. Sloane Stephens is an unpredictable battle of US Open champions

Before each day's play in Melbourne, we'll preview three must-see matches. This is a duel between two US Open champions who aren’t bringing a lot of momentum to the year’s first major. Raducanu is recovering from a case of COVID-19, and was hustled off the court in a hurry last week in Sydney, 6-0, 6-1 by Elena Rybakina. It’s hard to imagine that was adequate, or confidence-building, preparation for a Slam. Stephens, meanwhile, hasn’t a played a match yet this year, and is just 1-2 since Flushing Meadows. Stephens is also prone to first-round losses at the Australian Open; she’s suffered five of them in her nine trips Down Under, and hasn’t won a match there since 2019.
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Australian Open day two

MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Highlights of the second day of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, all times local (GMT +11):. Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur began her 20th and final Australian Open singles campaign with a 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3 win over Robin Anderson. Stosur is set to finish her singles career after the Grand Slam but will continue to play doubles in 2022.
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Australian Open 2022 LIVE: Latest scores and updates as Barty, Osaka, Nadal and Zverev all win

Relive all the action as the Australian Open 2022 got underway in Melbourne. After all the drama surrounding Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation was finally settled on Sunday, attention finally returned to the actual tennis and a packed singles schedule on Monday. In the women’s draw, there was an early upset as Coco Gauff was defeated in straight sets by world No 110 Qiang Wang. However, there were no such difficulties for defending champion Naomi Osaka, who cruised past Camila Osorio. Maria Sakkari and Elina Svitolina were among the other big names to secure their spot in the second round,...
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Ash Barty breezes into Australian Open second round

Ash Barty has made an early Australian Open statement, coolly thrashing Lesia Tsurenko 6-0 6-1 to cruise into the second round. In a ruthless performance on Rod Laver Arena, a steely-eyed Barty raced through the straight-sets victory in just 54 minutes to continue her perfect start to the year. Australia's...
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