/ 11 January 2024

Love all for Rodionova

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Australia’s top-ranked female tennis player Arina Rodionova has taken a swipe at the sport’s bosses after missing out on automatic entry into the Australian Open. Tennis Australia gave ‘wildcard‘ entries to lower-ranked Aussies, including Daria Saville (#195) and Taylah Preston (#203), leaving Rodionova (#105) to attempt (and fail) to get entry via the qualifying rounds. Australia’s men’s former world #33 John Millman reckons the process is “a bit of a shambles” and she shouldn’t have been overlooked. The heat’s also on tournament organisers over the balls being used in the Open – Aussie player Thanasi Kokkinakis reckons they’re “lemons” that go soft too quickly, while big guns Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios have pushed for a broader review of the balls being used in all the grand slams. 

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