Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki said on Friday she will retire from tennis after January's Australian Open -- the venue of her sole Grand Slam triumph. The 29-year-old, who triumphed in Melbourne last year, said her retirement had nothing to do with her health and that she wanted to accomplish more in life off the court with her husband David Lee, a professional basketball player. The Dane had opened up about her battle with rheumatoid arthritis in October last year, saying there were days when she found it hard to get out of bed, but finished the 2018 season as the world No. 3. "I've accomplished everything I could ever dream of on the court," Wozniacki wrote on Instagram. "I've always told myself, when the time comes, that there are things away from tennis that I want to do more, then it's time to be done. "In recent months, I've realised that there is a lot more in life that I'd like to accomplish off the court. "Getting married to David was one of those goals and starting a … [Read more...] about Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open
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Email Updated February 06, 2017 17:56:42 Sorry, this video has expired Video: The first game of the inaugural AFLW season was a stunning affair. (ABC News) Related Story: First women's game 'felt like a grand final', star Blue says Related Story: Carlton dominates Collingwood in historic first AFL Women's match Map: Australia The first weekend of AFL Women's wrapped up on Sunday and, while it is certainly too early to call the league a definite success, the opening round can certainly be considered one.Friday night's opener between Carlton and Collingwood was a sight to behold, with 24,500 fans turning out to watch the Blues win at their spiritual home of Princes Park. AFLW: Everything you need to knowAFLW is uncharted territory, which is exciting and nerve-wracking in equal measure. Get yourself up to speed with the league as it gets underway. Adelaide followed that up with a dominant win over GWS that featured the athleticism and ferocity we can expect from the … [Read more...] about AFL Women’s: ‘Inspiring’ opening round in the words of those who matter
Email By Erin Handley Updated December 07, 2019 10:52:53 Photo: The cases against Yang Hengjun, left, and Van Kham Chau have invited very different responses from the Australian Government. (Supplied) Related Story: While soccer player Hakeem was locked up in Bangkok Airport last summer, the AFP missed a crucial email Related Story: Payne hits out at 'unacceptable' treatment of Australian shackled and isolated in a Chinese jail Related Story: 'Don't let them break you': Australian citizen held in Vietnamese jail denied a lawyer Map: China In a single week in January, two Australian men were swiftly arrested in Asia. Key points:Australia often engages in "quiet diplomacy" with authoritarian governments in AsiaThe Government has criticised China but remained silent on VietnamEthnic origin, and the complexity of cases, can affect how the public reacts Both faced trumped-up charges of threatening national security in communist regimes. One case — that of … [Read more...] about Locked up in foreign jails, why do some Australian political prisoners get more attention than others?
Video PlayerClose NEW DELHI, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- India's central banking institution Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said round-the-clock transactions will be available under the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) system from Dec. 16 to promote digital transactions, officials said Saturday. According to RBI, 24x7 NEFT system will be available on all days of the year including holidays. "NEFT transactions after usual banking hours of banks are expected to be automated transactions initiated using 'Straight Through Processing (STP)' modes by the banks," RBI said in a statement. RBI said the member banks have been advised to initiate necessary action and ensure availability of all necessary infrastructural requirements at their end for providing seamless NEFT 24x7 facility to their customers. … [Read more...] about India’s central bank says all-day digital money transfer to be available
Email By Stephanie Chalkley-Rhoden Updated February 02, 2017 12:42:50 Photo: Thousands of people are expected to attend the first round of AFLW this weekend. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: AFL women's season ready to go Related Story: #ChangeOurGame campaign prompts women 'claim their place' in sport Map: VIC When the Australian Football League decides it wants something, it usually gets it. And the executive's decision to back women's football will have a profound effect on women's sport in general, boosting its profile, bargaining power and competition for athletes.It's genuinely ground-breaking and too long in the making. Young girls who dream of playing football for Carlton or Collingwood now know it can become reality. Hope is a wonderful thing.But it's important that people rein in their expectations in the first few years of the competition.Last year's exhibition match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs surprised fans with its pace, ferocity and … [Read more...] about AFLW: Balancing the hope and expectations of women’s football in its first season