Sportlight for Jan 19, 2021

  • Associated Press
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The Davis Cup Finals will expand to 11 days instead of seven in 2021 and the International Tennis Federation is considering holding the competition in three European cities instead of just Madrid

  • Associated Press
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The number of elite tennis players in lockdown in Australia swelled to 72 after a fifth positive COVID-19 case emerged from the charter flights into Melbourne for the season-opening major

  • John Pye | AP
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Because players cannot leave their hotel rooms at all for two weeks, they must improvise their workouts.

A group of 47 elite tennis players preparing for the Australian Open will be confined to their hotel rooms for the next 14 days

  • Dennis Passa | AP
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Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka was among the earliest arrivals in Melbourne on one of the 15 charter flights bringing players and officials into the city for the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year

  • Dennis Passa | AP
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American Tennys Sandgren forced an early clarification of the COVID-19 rules as the first of 15 charter flights began flying Down Under to deliver players for the Australian Open

  • Dennis Passa | AP
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The list of 16 men and 16 women who have qualified for the February 8 to 21 Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, at Melbourne Park

  • Associated Press
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Qualifying has been completed for the Australian Open, with 16 men and 16 women set to join the main draw at Melbourne Park beginning February 8

  • Dennis Passa | AP
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Aryna Sabalenka won her third straight tour title and 15th straight match by beating Veronika Kudermetova 6-2, 6-2 in the Abu Dhabi Open final

  • Associated Press
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Hubert Hurkacz won his second career ATP Tour title by beating American Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-3 in the Delray Beach Open

  • Associated Press
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Aryna Sabalenka reached the final of the Abu Dhabi Open after winning her 14th straight match and will face Veronika Kudermetova for the first WTA title of the year

  • Associated Press
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No. 4-seeded Hubert Hurkacz advanced to his second career ATP Tour final by beating American qualifier Christian Harrison in straight sets at the Delray Beach Open

  • Associated Press
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Two players have been withdrawn from Australian Open qualifying tournament in Doha, Qatar and put into hotel quarantine after returning positive tests for COVID-19

  • Associated Press
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Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and second-seeded Elina Svitolina were eliminated from the season-opening Abu Dhabi Open

  • Associated Press
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American Christian Harrison has won playing in his first career quarterfinal, beating Gianluca Mager of Italy 7-6 (2), 6-4 at the Delray Beach Open

  • Associated Press
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Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin of the United States has come back from match point down to beat Yulia Putintseva and reach the quarterfinals of the Abu Dhabi Open

  • Associated Press
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Frances Tiafoe gained momentum in his bid for another Delray Beach Open title by winning a seesaw match against fellow American Bjorn Fratangelois, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

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Elina Svitolina has reached the third round of the Abu Dhabi Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva as Karolina Pliskova was eliminated in straight sets by a qualifier

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American qualifier Christian Harrison upset top-seeded Cristian Garin of Chile 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the second round at the Delray Beach Open

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