World No 2 Andy Murray has called on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) to ramp up education about the dangers of corruption, in the wake of a damning report accusing several past and present players of match fixing.
While world No 1 Serena Williams continues to chase the title of being women's tennis' most successful player ever, the luck of the draw was noticeably not on her side on Friday, when Australian Open organizers handed her one of the most disappointing outlooks for a No 1 seed the tournament has ever seen.
Novak Djokovic's road to a sixth Australian Open title starts with a first-round match against South Korean young gun Chung Hyeon, while women's champion Serena Williams faces feisty Italian Camila Giorgi.
The world's top tennis action will be able to thrill more Chinese children from up close thanks to the extension of the youth exchange program between local tournament China Open and the Australian Open.
The Australian Open preparations of Serena Williams suffered a potentially significant blow when she was forced to retire with a knee injury during the United States' 3-0 Hopman Cup loss to Australia Gold on Tuesday evening.