Australia and New Zealand have sent humanitarian supplies including temporary shelters, generators, hygiene kits, and communications equipment to the tsunami-hit pacific nation.
Osaka, winner of the 2019 and 2021 Australian Opens, has vowed to have more fun on court this year, following a difficult last year in which she said she had suffered from depression.
Peng Shuai alleged on social media in November that former Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli forced her into sex during a long-term on-off relationship.
The tennis superstar's attitude toward the pandemic carries some traces of a mentality that many in the Balkans are trying to defeat.
Defending Japanese champion Naomi Osaka has beaten Colombian rival Camila Osorio with 6-3, 6-3 and reached the second round of the Australian Open.
The tsunami waves crossed the Pacific, drowning two people in Peru and causing minor damage from New Zealand to Santa Cruz, California.
With the men's world number one Novak Djokovic flying home after being denied entry to defend his title, the tournament remains wide open with Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas all in contention.
Pacific nations and aid agencies begin coordinating relief efforts in Tonga after a tsunami triggered by a massive volcanic eruption rocked the tiny island nation, causing significant damage.
The decision likely means that Djokovic, who is not vaccinated against Covid-19, will remain in detention in Melbourne until he is deported.
The hearing will decide whether the Australian Open's top seed and defending champion can retain his title and become the first male player in history to win 21 Grand Slams.
The tennis star has been placed under guard ahead of a federal court hearing regarding his possible deportation.
Australia stripped Djokovic of his visa on Friday and plans to detain him, just days ahead of his bid to win a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
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