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Tennis star in Australian Open hard lockdown despite anti-doping playing ban

Tennis star in Australian Open hard lockdown despite anti-doping playing ban

Ukraine’s world No.29 Dayana Yastremska is stuck in hard lockdown ahead of the Australian Open despite being banned from playing due to a positive drug test. Yastremska, 20, tested positive for a metabolite of mesterolone, a synthetic testosterone, in a November 24 out-of-competition urine sample. She was provisionally suspended from January 7, ruling her out...

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Rising tennis star Paula Badosa tests positive for COVID before Australian Open

Rising tennis star Paula Badosa tests positive for COVID before Australian Open

Rising Spanish star Paula Badosa has become the first Australian Open player to announce she has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the season’s first grand slam. The 23-year-old has been isolating in Melbourne in mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine after two co-passengers on a tournament-chartered flight from Abu Dhabi subsequently tested positive. She was on...

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QLD announces Gabba crowd capacity after COVID lockdown

QLD announces Gabba crowd capacity after COVID lockdown

The Gabba will operate at 50 per cent crowd capacity for the fourth and final Test of the summer between Australia and India. It means around 20,000 fans will be able to attend the cricket in Brisbane on Friday but supporters will have to wear masks whenever they are not seated. “The Gabba will be...

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Federer Withdraws from Australian Open over fitness issue

Federer Withdraws from Australian Open over fitness issue

Roger Federer is reportedly withdrawing from the Australian Open while he continues to recover from knee surgery. Tony Godsick – Federer’s long-time representative and CEO of their management company, TEAM8 – said the former world No.1 won’t make the trip to Australia to play in the rescheduled Open in February. “Roger has decided not to...

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