• Pliskova appoints Bajin as new coach for 2021 season
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    Pliskova appoints Bajin as new coach for 2021 season

    Pliskova split with coach Daniel Vallverdu earlier this month after her 2020 season came to an end. The 28-year-old posted a photo with Bajin and fitness coach Azuz Simcich on Twitter https://twitter.com/KaPliskova/status/1332368771995070468 on Friday with the caption "Team Pliskova 2021".

  • Organisers await government nod to allow players to train in Australian Open quarantine
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    Organisers await government nod to allow players to train in Australian Open quarantine

    Australian Open organisers said on Friday that nothing regarding the quarantine for players arriving in the country for the Grand Slam had been decided yet despite a report in local media that competitors would be able to train while in self-isolation. The Age newspaper reported that the men's governing body ATP has told the players that they would be allowed to train during their 14-day quarantine period ahead of the Australian Open. A Tennis Australia spokesperson told Reuters that the organisers are still waiting for approvals from the Victoria state government for all details on the year's first Grand Slam, including those relating to practice during quarantine.

  • Grand Slam box ticked, Thiem targets Tokyo podium
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    Grand Slam box ticked, Thiem targets Tokyo podium

    The 27-year-old lost three Grand Slam finals before finally winning at Flushing Meadows in September, becoming the first player outside the trio of Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic to win a major since 2016. Thiem skipped the Rio Olympics in 2016 and was set to miss Tokyo due to scheduling issues before the Games were pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While next year's tennis calendar has yet to be confirmed, the men's world number three said Tokyo was pencilled into his plans.

  • Organisers await govt nod to allow players to train in Australian Open quarantine
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    Organisers await govt nod to allow players to train in Australian Open quarantine

    Australian Open organisers said on Friday that nothing regarding the quarantine for players arriving in the country for the Grand Slam had been decided yet despite a report in local media that competitors would be able to train while in self-isolation. The Age newspaper reported that the men's governing body ATP has told the players that they would be allowed to train during their 14-day quarantine period ahead of the Australian Open. A Tennis Australia spokesperson told Reuters that the organisers are still waiting for approvals from the Victoria state government for all details on the year's first Grand Slam, including those relating to practice during quarantine.