The Break is bringing you all the off-court news you need to know and this this week is all about the upcoming Australian Open.


The Australian Open Sheet Cheat

All through the off-season, the question circling the tennis world has been: How is the Australian Open going to happen? It's all still very complicated, but host Johnny Rey Diaz has scrolled through all the official statements, press releases and more and has compiled a "mostly comprehensive" cheat sheet. As of now, Tennis Australia is working extremely hard to ensure the event kicks off on February 8.



Sam Querrey opens up on St. Petersburg controversy

Querrey and his wife Abby tested positive for COVID-19 while in Russia last year and would flee the country in breach of protocols. Apprehensive about being separated by local doctors, the  family decided to charter a private jet to England and Querrey faced a fine and suspension from the ATP. The world No. 56 recently spoke to Jon Wertheim to explain his side of the story.



Off-season round-up

Alison Van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen took things to the next level by getting engaged, Serena and Venus took a mid-practice break to dance and Tennis Channel opened up a new studio with The Break still filming remotely.

Use #TheBreakTC to see what your favorite personalities are up to when they're off the court.