The Australian Open will be contested from February 8 to 21.
The tournament had been scheduled to run from January 18 to 31, but was postponed by three weeks amid doubt about whether it could be staged because of coronavirus.
Following months of speculation, the postponement of the tournament and a drama-filled quarantine period for players, the Australian Open is finally underway at Melbourne Park.
Australian Open organisers were fortunate to get the 2020 tournament out of the way before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with the global sporting calendar.
But only a few months ago there was still uncertainty about whether this year’s edition would get on the court, with the green light given just before Christmas.
COVID-19 has made sure the 2021 Australian Open tournament will look different to previous years, but the next fortnight should not be lacking in entertainment or memorable highlights.
Here’s everything you need to know about the first tennis major of the season.