Defending singles champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka both comfortably made the third round on day three of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
International Tennis Federation (ITF) President David Haggerty has praised the sport's work to raise money for the Australian bushfire crisis.
World number one Rafael Nadal eased through his first-round tie on day two of the Australian Open.
Australian Open organisers should consider moving the tournament to March or November, a climate change lobby group has warned.
World number one Ashleigh Barty recovered from a nervous start on day one of the Australian Open as she bids to become the first home singles winner of the tennis Grand Slam for 42 years.
Margaret Court has said she wishes the media would "stick to tennis" amid a row over plans to celebrate her achievements at the Australian Open.
Women's world number one Ashleigh Barty will carry home hopes at the Australian Open as the host nation looks to end its long wait for a singles champion at the opening Grand Slam of the tennis season.
Australia has been traumatised in recent months by the bushfires raging throughout the country. Meanwhile the resulting damage to the atmosphere has been impacting in a very obvious and difficult way for the organisers of the Australian Open tennis tournament that begins in Melbourne tomorrow.
The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tennis event of the year, is set to go ahead, despite serious concerns around air quality in the region.
Slovenian tennis player Dalila Jakupović collapsed to her knees on court, as bushfire smoke plagued the qualifying rounds at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
The death of a Tokyo 2020 construction worker from heatstroke in the last few days has again cast the spotlight on the danger of extreme weather conditions.