Australian Open tennis star Nick Kyrgios reveals spider bite left him in hospital and ruined Christmas

Controversial player Kyrgios was forced to seek urgent treatment after a creepy crawly sunk its jaws into his foot last week. The 23-year-old was resting up at his home in Canberra when he suffered the bite which then ruined his Christmas. Kyrgios wrote on Instagram: "Got a spider bite on my foot. "This spider bite outta control. Christmas different every […]

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Naomi Osaka shows she’s tennis’ humble rising star as Australian Open approaches

MELBOURNE — Naomi Osaka is a bona fide Grand Slam champion, but she certainly doesn’t go around flaunting a superior attitude among fellow players. In fact, the 21-year-old who defeated Serena Williams for the US Open title last September insists she hasn’t changed as a person and remains extremely shy when encountering her peers. When the fourth seed was asked if […]

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A Tennis Wish List for 2019

Not much head scratching is required when it comes to deciding how to start a wish list for tennis in 2019. A sport that has long been concerned about punching below its weight spent too much of last year elbowing itself in the ribs as its too-numerous leaders traded blows and crossed purposes. This is no way to run a […]

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In Women’s Tennis, Finesse Can Fight Power

Another season of Grand Slam tennis begins at the Australian Open on Monday, but Agnieszka Radwanska, who retired in November, won’t be part of it. Aptly called “The Ninja” for her ability to inflict out-of-nowhere pain on the opposition from all manner of contortionist positions, Radwanska’s spectacular, poker-faced shotmaking will be missed. But even without its Ninja, the women’s game […]

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