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Australian Open: WTA creates new tournament exclusively for players in hard quarantine (2021)



The WTA has created a tournament exclusively for the players unable to leave their rooms during quarantine for the Australian Open.

The 28-player draw will start on 3 February, allowing players four days of practice before the main tournament.

Read more: Australian Open: WTA creates new tournament exclusively for players in hard quarantine (2021)

Australian Open: Players told not to feed mice while in Covid quarantine (2021)

A Victorian MP said she "understands" mice have been fed by players in the quarantine hotel used for the Australian Open



Australian Open players have been told not to feed mice at the quarantine hotel in Melbourne after one player complained of rodents in her room.

Yulia Putintseva, the world number 28, swapped rooms after finding a mouse but said her new room is also infested.

Read more: Australian Open: Players told not to feed mice while in Covid quarantine (2021)

Novak Djokovic says Australian Open letter written with 'good intentions' (2021)



Competitors in the Australian Open are having to practise in different circumstances this year



Novak Djokovic has said his letter calling for better conditions for players self-isolating in Melbourne was written with "good intentions" and has been "misconstrued as being selfish, difficult and ungrateful".

Djokovic was criticised after he asked Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley to relax quarantine rules.

Read more: Novak Djokovic says Australian Open letter written with 'good intentions' (2021)

Davis Cup Finals: 2021 event expanded to 11 days to 'ease burden on players' (2021)

Rafael Nadal (right) helped Spain beat Canada to win the title in 2019



The Davis Cup Finals will be expanded to an 11-day event, and could in future be staged in three different cities.

Rafael Nadal's Spain won the inaugural 18-team Finals in Madrid in 2019.

Read more: Davis Cup Finals: 2021 event expanded to 11 days to 'ease burden on players' (2021)

Australian Open 2021: 'No special treatment' for tennis players in Melbourne (2021)

Novak Djokovic - the men's world number one - is quarantining with other top players in Adelaide, where they are allowed out of their hotel to practise



Players living under strict quarantine rules after arriving for the Australian Open will get "no special treatment", says Victorian premier Daniel Andrews.

Seventy-two players are confined to their hotel rooms in Melbourne for 14 days after positive coronavirus test results on flights bound for the event.

Read more: Australian Open 2021: 'No special treatment' for tennis players in Melbourne (2021)


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