1. Stoush over $40m tennis quarantine bill  Herald Sun
  2. Two Australian Open tennis players test positive but may not have active coronavirus infections, Police Minister says  ABC News
  3. Coronavirus updates LIVE: NSW restrictions likely to be eased next week as state records no local COVID-19 cases; Australian Open crisis continues  The Sydney Morning Herald
  4. Tennis the 'template' for F1's Melbourne return, says Ricciardo  The Age
  5. Tennis player Yulia Putintseva being haunted by mice in hotel quarantine  NEWS.com.au
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Health authorities are assessing whether the players are active cases, or are shedding the virus.Health authorities are assessing whether the players are active cases, or are shedding the virus.

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Australian Open 2021: Yulia Putintseva hotel quarantine mouse video

Readers continue to discuss the Australian Open, including some of the players' controversial demands.Readers continue to discuss the Australian Open, including some of the players' controversial demands.

Sky News host Chris Smith says the ranting Australian Open tennis players stuck in their “elitist bubbles” clearly are not familiar with the word ‘no’ after several quarantined stars have expressed outrage at their conditions. Two further players have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the Australian Open case total to seven, leaving 72 players and other tournament guests in hotel quarantine in Melbourne. Several stars including world number one Novak Djokovic have hit out at the conditions and complained about the lack of preparation they will have for the tournament which is set to begin within two weeks. Djokovic has issued a list of demands including allowing players to quarantine in Toorak mansions with their own tennis courts. The Victorian government has refused to budge. “The poor petals are getting nowhere screaming at the umpire,” Mr Smith said. He said these players clearly live in a “elitist bubble” as most people would see a hotel room as a “privilege not a punishment”. “This is a group of children, not familiar with the word no. But all the rules in place, were made plain and clear to their teams, before they signed up to play. “Maybe this excruciating 14 days, could teach them a thing or two, about how the other half live and about how good, they've had it, for most of their lives.” Sky News host Chris Smith says the ranting Australian Open tennis players stuck in their “elitist bubbles” clearly are not familiar with the word ‘no’ after several quarantined stars have expressed outrage at their conditions. Two further players have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the Australian Open case total to seven, leaving 72 players and other tournament guests in hotel quarantine in Melbourne. Several stars including world number one Novak Djokovic have hit out at the conditions and complained about the lack of preparation they will have for the tournament which is set to begin within two weeks. Djokovic has issued a list of demands including allowing players to quarantine in Toorak mansions with their own tennis courts. The Victorian government has refused to budge. “The poor petals are getting nowhere screaming at the umpire,” Mr Smith said. He said these players clearly live in a “elitist bubble” as most people would see a hotel room as a “privilege not a punishment”. “This is a group of children, not familiar with the word no. But all the rules in place, were made plain and clear to their teams, before they signed up to play. “Maybe this excruciating 14 days, could teach them a thing or two, about how the other half live and about how good, they've had it, for most of their lives.”

Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley has lashed out at the Australian Open stars complaining about hotel quarantine conditions in Melbourne urging them to come to him rather than taking to social media.Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley has lashed out at the Australian Open stars complaining about hotel quarantine conditions in Melbourne urging them to come to him rather than taking to social media.

Tennis Australia boss slams whingeing stars moaning about hotel quarantine in Melbourne | Daily Mail Online

The boss of the Australian Open has denied any players have contracted COVID-19. In his daily COVID-19 update, Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said two tennis players were among the three new cas…

Confusion reigns over whether Australian Open players have tested positive to COVID-19 – 3AW

The border closure is likely to remain even with widespread vaccinations, a top official says.The border closure is likely to remain even with widespread vaccinations, a top official says.

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Tennis Australia has withdrawn tournament director Craig Tiley's suggestion the Victorian government is stumping up some of the costs to quarantine Australian...Tennis Australia has withdrawn tournament director Craig Tiley's suggestion the Victorian government is stumping up some of the costs to quarantine Australian...

TA clarifies who pays Open quarantine bill | Port Lincoln Times | Port Lincoln, SA

Not a good start to her time in Melbourne.Not a good start to her time in Melbourne.

Tennis player's battle with mouse in hotel room takes another turn

Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut has apologised after he compared his Australian Open hotel quarantine experience to being in jail.Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut has apologised after he compared his Australian Open hotel quarantine experience to being in jail.

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The Arvo Wrap: Australian Open COVID-19 cases; Cyclone sends wild weather to Queensland and NSW; ASX finish...

The Arvo Wrap: Australian Open COVID-19 cases; Cyclone sends wild weather to Queensland and NSW; ASX finishes higher | Latest news headlines today in Australia and around the world

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Australian Open: Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva, who is currently in lockdown ahead of the Australian Open, has shown fans her hotel room, which is infested with mice.Australian Open: Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva, who is currently in lockdown ahead of the Australian Open, has shown fans her hotel room, which is infested with mice.

Star's hotel room infested with mice | Fox Sports Videos

Tennis players who arrived recently for the Australian Open are exercising inside their hotel rooms due to a quarantine restriction after some people on an airplane tested positive for the coronavirus.Tennis players who arrived recently for the Australian Open are exercising inside their hotel rooms due to a quarantine restriction after some people on an airplane tested positive for the coronavirus.

Tennis Stars Struggle with Quarantine ahead of Australian Open

Osaka, quarantined in Adelaide, posted a video on social media in which she shows herself calm and happy with her team of four people besides herOsaka, quarantined in Adelaide, posted a video on social media in which she shows herself calm and happy with her team of four people besides her

Naomi Osaka's last quarantine post infuriated the fans!

It is the latest blow to preparations for the years first Grand Slam in Melbourne -- which has already be delayed by three weeks due to the pandemic.It is the latest blow to preparations for the year's first Grand Slam in Melbourne -- which has already be delayed by three weeks due to the pandemic.

Australian Open cluster grows as two more players test positive - Sports - The Jakarta Post

American Tennys Sandgren has blasted Australian Open boss Craig Tiley for his explanation of the special treatment reserved for the big-name players in Adelai...American Tennys Sandgren has blasted Australian Open boss Craig Tiley for his explanation of the special treatment reserved for the big-name players in Adelai...

Sandgren calls out Tiley on star treatment | Western Advocate | Bathurst, NSW

World No.13 Roberto Bautista Agut angered Melbourne residents when hitting out at the quarantine conditions, but has offered an explanation in his apology.World No.13 Roberto Bautista Agut angered Melbourne residents when hitting out at the quarantine conditions, but has offered an explanation in his apology.

Australian Open 2021: Twist in Bautista Agut's 'jail-like' jibe

Australian Open organisers say some players may have "brushed off" advice that 14-day hard quarantine was on the table if they were close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases.Australian Open organisers say some players may have "brushed off" advice that 14-day hard quarantine was on the table if they were close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases.

Three more people linked to the Australian Open have tested positive for COVID-19 in Melbourne, increasing to 10 those associated with the Grand Slam tennis tournament which begins Feb. 8. Victoria state Emergency Services Minister Lisa Neville confirmed the new cases had been detected on Wednesday, adding that...Three more people linked to the Australian Open have tested positive for COVID-19 in Melbourne, increasing to 10 those associated with the Grand Slam tennis...

More Australian Open players test positive for COVID-19 | SBS News

Tennis star Yulia Putintseva had a message for Renee Stubbs after an unfortunate discovery in quarantine.'And what do you say now ... I should not complain?'

Tennis news: Yulia Putintseva takes swipe at Rennae Stubbs after mice found inside hotel room

Don't miss the Grand Slam action from Melbourne Park! Follow our guide to pick up a 2021 Australian Open live stream from anywhere in the world.Australian Open live stream: Grand Slam action from Melbourne Park

Australian Open live stream: how to watch the 2021 tennis in HD | What Hi-Fi?

Australian Open boss Craig Tiley is hopeful the "brave" decision to host the grand slam tournament will change the way the sporting world and the wider commun...Australian Open boss Craig Tiley is hopeful the "brave" decision to host the grand slam tournament will change the way the sporting world and the wider commun...

Open an example in coronavirus era: Tiley | The Singleton Argus | Singleton, NSW

Two more Australian Open players have tested positive for COVID-19, government officials said on Wednesday, and one player in quarantine has complained of a mice infestation.Two more Australian Open players have tested positive for COVID-19, government officials said on Wednesday, and one player in quarantine has complained of a mice infestation.

Positive COVID-19 tests (and mice) disrupt Australian Open tennis buildup

The Kazak swapped rooms earlier this week after finding a mouse but said her new room was also infested. She shared a video of a mouse jumping out from behind a closet on social media.The Kazak swapped rooms earlier this week after finding a mouse but said her new room was also infested. She shared a video of a mouse jumping out from behind a closet on social media.

Don't feed the mice, minister tells quarantined players | Hindustan Times

Daniel Ricciardo has described the decision not to postpone the Australian Open tennis championship as "a bold challenge" but hopes a successful...Read more

LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS: * There were no cases of local coronavirus transmission in Australia for a fourth day in the past five. * Tuesday also marked a...LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS: * There were no cases of local coronavirus transmission in Australia for a fourth day in the past five. * Tuesday also marked a...

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact | The Armidale Express | Armidale, NSW

Kazakhstan tennis player Yulia Putintseva has been bizarrely accused of feeding the mice which are running around her quarantine hotel room.Kazakhstan tennis player Yulia Putintseva has been bizarrely accused of feeding the mice which are running around her quarantine hotel room.

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The complaints by millionaire tennis stars in hotel quarantine before the Australian Open have seen many roll their eyes. Then there's Victoria Azarenka."Accept, adapt and keep moving."

Australian Open: Azarenka's message to players.

Two more tennis players have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, government officials said on Wednesday.Two more tennis players have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, government officials said on Wednesday.

Australian Open: Two more players test positive for COVID-19 | Tennis News | Sky Sports

As top tennis stars descended on Melbourne for the upcoming grand slam, many Australians questioned the decision to host the tournament when thousands of citizens are stranded overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic.As top tennis stars descended on Melbourne for the upcoming grand slam, many Australians questioned the decision to host the tournament when thousands of citizens are stranded overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tennis causes tensions with Australians stranded by COVID-19 | Inquirer Sports

A total of 10 people associated with the Grand Slam, including 4 players, have now tested positive for the virusA total of 10 people associated with the Grand Slam, including 4 players, have now tested positive for the virus

Tennis players aren't handling being stuck inside well.It absolutely sucks, but it’s a reminder that we’re still in a global pandemic.

Australian Open: Tennis players complain about being in quarantine

Facing a two-week quarantine, Australian Open tennis players have no choice but to train in their rooms. Here's how they do it.Facing a two-week quarantine before the Australian Open, the sport's best have no choice but to train in their rooms

How Quarantined Tennis Players Work Out in Hotel Rooms - InsideHook

A total of 72 players remain in hard lockdown after being deemed close contacts of the 10 infected people on three charter flights into Melbourne.A total of 72 players remain in hard lockdown after being deemed close contacts of the 10 infected people on three charter flights into Melbourne.

Australian Open: Three more test positive for COVID-19 - Sports News - Sportstar - Sportstar

Novak Djokovic has already complained about the food as part of a list of demands he sent to Tournament Director Craig Tiley.Novak Djokovic has already complained about the food as part of a list of demands he sent to Tournament Director Craig Tiley.

Tennis stars at the Australian Open are complaining about their quarantine food and ordering McDonald's instead

The first grand slam of the year has faced great difficulty in going ahead due to the global pandemicThe first grand slam of the year has faced great difficulty in going ahead due to the global pandemic

Australian Open linked to more coronavirus cases after arrivals for grand slam | The Independent

MELBOURNE • Australian Open boss Craig Tiley yesterday insisted most players supported being locked down in hard quarantine as health officials confirmed two players scheduled to participate in the first Grand Slam of the year had tested positive for the coronavirus, taking the cluster of cases to seven.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Tennis News -MELBOURNE • Australian Open boss Craig Tiley yesterday insisted most players supported being locked down in hard quarantine as health officials confirmed two players scheduled to

'Vast majority' back hard quarantine, Tennis News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Australia's strict quarantine rules have incoming tennis players trying to find new and creative ways to stay sharp ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2021. Australia's strict quarantine rules have incoming tennis players trying to find new and creative ways to stay sharp ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2021. 

Quarantine restrictions will not be relaxed for any of the 72 tennis players confined to their hotel rooms despite the reclassification of two coronavirus cases.Quarantine restrictions will not be relaxed for any of the 72 tennis players confined to their hotel rooms despite the reclassification of two coronavirus cases.

Quarantine remains in place for 72 players ahead of Australian Open - Tennis365.com

Tennis Australia have released a statement clarifying they will be paying for the quarantining at the Australian Open.Tennis Australia have released a statement clarifying they will be paying for the quarantining at the Australian Open.

Australian Open 2021 - Tennis Australia confirm they are paying for AO quarantining - Eurosport

Unfortunately I am one of the 72 players in full lockdown for two weeks in Melbourne. Someone on my flight tested positive on arrival so this means I am following the regular rules as if I was someoneUnfortunately I am one of the 72 players in full lockdown for two weeks in Melbourne. Someone on my flight tested positive on arrival so this means I am following the regular rules as if I was someone