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Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews are at loggerheads as the Australian Open vaccination debate rages on.Sparking a political brouhaha, the PM on Wednesday said unvaccinated tennis stars would be welcomed into Australia for the season-opening grand slam in January provided they completed two weeks in quarantine.
John Millman has cruised into the second round of the ATP Tour's St Petersburg Open, routing wildcard Yshai Oliel in his tournament opener.The experienced Australian wasted little time in dispatching the young Israeli 6-1 6-1.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu has finally registered her maiden win on the WTA Tour after digging deep to overcome world No.124 Polona Hercog in the Transylvanian Open first round.
Second seed Alexander Zverev has booked a second round clash with Australia's Alex de Minaur after overcoming Serbian Filip Krajinovic in straight sets at the ATP Tour event in Vienna.4 Zverev on Tuesday extended his dominant run by coming back from a break down in the second set to claim a 6-2 7-5 victory.
Tennis fans can look forward to Australian Open lead-up events in Sydney and Adelaide again as officials forge ahead with plans to restore the summer schedule to "as close to pre-pandemic conditions as possible".As Tennis Australia continues delicate discussions with government officials to allow unvaccinated players to contest the Open from January 17-30 in Melbourne, plans to stage warm-up tournaments elsewhere around the country are also coming together.
Lleyton Hewitt has confirmed Alex de Minaur will spearhead Australia's team for next month's Davis Cup Finals in Europe.John Millman, Jordan Thompson, Alexei Popyrin and doubles ace John Peers will travel to Turin to compete in the group stage against Croatia and Hungary from November 25.
Ajla Tomljanovic has fought back from being a late break down to secure a hard-fought victory over Anastasia Potapova at the WTA Tour's Transylvania Open.Potapova served for the match at 5-3 in the deciding set only for Tomljanovic to win the final four games of the first-round encounter to prevail 6-2 5-7 7-5.
Alex de Minaur has made an impressive start to the ATP Tour event in Vienna, defeating former Wimbledon and US Open finalist Kevin Anderson in straight sets.Anderson served 21 aces to de Minaur's four but the Australian's better all-round game took him through 6-3 7-6 (7-3) in about 90 minutes.
James Duckworth has gone out of the St Petersburg Open, beaten in straight sets by Jan-Lennard Struff in the tournament's opening match.53 is ranked two places below Duckworth, took one hour and 45 minutes to win the pair's first meeting 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.
Unvaccinated players will seemingly be allowed to compete at next year's Australian Open after all.A leaked email from the WTA to its Players' Council has revealed unvaccinated players must still endure 14 days' hard quarantine in a hotel.
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American Ann Li won her first WTA title with a straight-sets victory over Colombia's Camila Osorio in the inaugural Tenerife Ladies Open.Li won 6-1, 6-4 in an hour and 10 minutes to deny her 19-year-old opponent a second title of the year.
Jannik Sinner won his fourth tour-level title of the year and stayed in contention for the ATP Finals with a convincing straight-sets victory over second-seeded Diego Schwartzman at the European Open on Sunday.The top-seeded Italian beat his Argentine opponent 6-2, 6-2 in their first meeting.
Russia's Aslan Karatsev won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday to keep his hopes of qualifying for the ATP Finals alive.Karatsev secured his second tour-level title with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over former US Open winner Marin Cilic in 77 minutes and did not drop a set all week in Moscow.
Anett Kontaveit twice came back from the brink of defeat to beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 and win the Kremlin Cup on Sunday to stay in contention for a place at the WTA Finals.Kontaveit turned the second set around from 4-0 down and mounted another comeback to win the decider with a break of serve when Alexandrova served for the match at 5-4 up.
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Aslan Karatsev has reached his third ATP Tour final of a breakout 2021 season, by beating Russian compatriot Karen Khachanov, to advance to a showdown with two-time Kremlin Cup winner Marin Cilic.Karatsev saved four set points against Khachanov in the tiebreaker as he turned around a 6-3 deficit on his way to a 7-6 (9-7) 6-1 victory.
There will be an unseeded champion at the inaugural Tenerife Open after Camila Osorio and Ann Li advanced to the final of the WTA Tour event.Colombian Osorio defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-4 7-5 while Li romped past France's Alize Cornet 6-2 6-1 as both sealed their place in a second title-decider of the year.
Jannik Sinner has reached his fifth ATP Tour final of 2021 to remain in contention for the season-ending ATP Finals.The Italian top seed defeated Lloyd Harris 6-2 6-2 at the European Open in Antwerp to advance to a showdown with Diego Schwartzman.
Anett Kontaveit will face Ekaterina Alexandrova in the final of the WTA Tour's Kremlin Cup after Maria Sakkari retired from her semi-final match.Sakkari was trailing Alexandrova 4-1 in the first set when she could not go on.
Ash Barty has joined tennis legends Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Serena Williams in securing the women's year-end world No.1 ranking for at least three straight seasons.