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Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle joined The Age as a cadet journalist in 1999 and has been covering football since 2001. She has won awards from the Australian Football Media Association and AFL Players Association for her feature writing, and specialised for many years in covering junior football and the AFL draft. Emma's two books - The Draft and Nine Lives (the story of former Essendon wingman Adam Ramanauskas' battle with cancer) - were published in 2008 and 2010.

Dustin Martin: Draft at the end of a footy dream

Dustin Martin: Draft at the end of a footy dream

Dustin Martin was born in Castlemaine, and grew up there.

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From the archives: Emma Quayle's award-winning report 'A street named desire'

From the archives: Emma Quayle's award-winning report 'A street named desire'

Chris Yarran and Michael Walters are in Nic Naitanui's living room, sitting squeezed into a two-seater couch. They are trying to remember the first time they met, and it's hard; they can't remember not knowing each other.

Western Bulldog Stewart Crameri opens up on emotion-charged AFL grand final weekend

Western Bulldog Stewart Crameri opens up on emotion-charged AFL grand final weekend

Stewart Crameri feels a strange mix, rusty but fresh, as he returns from his season supplements suspension to join the Bulldogs premiership defence.

  • by Emma Quayle
Western Bulldogs appoint new vice-president

Western Bulldogs appoint new vice-president

Almost 28 years after taking her Year 12 homework with her to the "Save the Bulldogs" rally at Whitten Oval, Kylie Watson-Wheeler has been appointed the club's new vice-president.

  • by Emma Quayle
Roger Federer, the afternoon after his Australian Open triumph

Roger Federer, the afternoon after his Australian Open triumph

Roger Federer got home very late, afer winning the Australian Open trophy he arrived in Melbourne three weeks ago thinking he was nowhere near ready to get close to again. Or was it very early? "I saw them this morning," said Federer, asked how his seven-year-old twin daughters had enjoyed the win. "As I walked in they woke up. So it was a bit of a weird moment, but still so great because they were in such a good mood as they woke up. It was an amazing half an hour, right there."

  • by Emma Quayle
Australian Open 2017: With title No.23 in the bag, Serena Williams packs hers and heads home

Australian Open 2017: With title No.23 in the bag, Serena Williams packs hers and heads home

By lunchtime on Sunday Serena Williams was on her way home; the tennis circus doesn't pause for record holders or even let them get much sleep.

  • by Emma Quayle
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Australian Open 2017: Margaret Court says Serena Williams will take her record

Australian Open 2017: Margaret Court says Serena Williams will take her record

Tennis great Margaret Court expects Serena Williams to break her all-time record for grand slam singles titles sooner rather than later, but says she won't be losing much sleep it.

  • by Emma Quayle
Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams' pride for big sister Venus

Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams' pride for big sister Venus

Question number one for Serena Williams, ahead of Saturday's Australian Open final against older sister Serena: where will everyone sit?

  • by Emma Quayle
Serena Williams dominates Jo Konta to make Australian Open semi-final

Serena Williams dominates Jo Konta to make Australian Open semi-final

Serena Williams will play on Friday for a shot at her seventh Australian Open title, after dismissing Johanna Konta in emphatic style.

  • by Emma Quayle
Australian Open 2017: Milos Raonic hopes to repeat Brisbane performance against Rafael Nadal

Australian Open 2017: Milos Raonic hopes to repeat Brisbane performance against Rafael Nadal

Milos Raonic finally feels close to flu-free. And having seen, reached and successfully passed the "tipping point" in his most recent match against Rafael Nadal, he is confident he can do it again when they play their quarter final.

  • by Emma Quayle
Love is in the Open air

Love is in the Open air

Love has been in the Open air this week

  • by Emma Quayle