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Novak Djokovic was one of the lucky ones, sitting out quarantine in Adelaide and with greater freedom to train than tennis players isolating in Melbourne. Morgan Sette/AAP Image

Self-entitled prima donnas or do they have a point? Why Australian Open tennis players find hard lockdown so tough

Nobody likes a whinger. But when you're used to having an entourage, and being feted around the world, things can get tough when you don't get your own way.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was sentenced to six months of probation following several controversial events and an ‘aggravated pattern of behaviours’. EPA/Jason Szenes

Nick Kyrgios on probation: can controversial athletes sell a sport or are they bad for the business?

As Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios begins his probationary period this week for a pattern of bad behaviour and foul language, his value to sponsors and the sport of tennis remains high.
Bianca Andreescu serves to Serena Williams during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships, on her way to making Canadian history. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Andreescu’s meteoric rise shows what happens when we value women’s sport

Bianca Andreescu's success provides an example of how to cover women’s sport and promote the athletic achievement of female athletes with hype and enthusiasm.
Early starts are key to developing children’s talents, experts say. Eugene Partyzan from www.shutterstock.com

5 ways to develop children’s talents

For a child to excel in a particular field, specific conditions are essential. A scholar of educational psychology explains what those conditions are.

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