Stories tagged: Australian Open
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Ha Na Jang wins women’s Australian Open by 3 shots
Ha Na Jang had an eagle and three birdies over her last six holes in a superb finish Sunday that set up a three-shot victory in the Women’s Australian Open.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
American Salas takes 54-hole lead at Women’s Aussie Open
American Lizette Salas shot a 2-under 71 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over two Australians and a Thai golfer heading into the final round of the Women’s Australian Open …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Sarah Jane Smith takes 1-stroke lead at Australian Open
Sarah Jane Smith shot a 6-under 67 in tough, windy afternoon conditions Friday at Royal Adelaide to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Women’s Australian Open. The …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6 p.m.
Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major
So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his nemesis, Rafael Nadal, the left-handed Spaniard he hadn’t …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Kontinen, Peers thwart Bryans’ bid for 17th major in doubles
Henri Kontinen and John Peers captured the men’s doubles title at the Australian Open on Saturday, thwarting Bob and Mike Bryan’s attempt to win a record-equaling 17th Grand Slam title.
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
23: Serena Williams sets major record with win over Venus
Serena won the all-Williams final, the ninth in Grand Slam history and the second in Australia, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday night. With her record seventh Australian Open title, Serena moved …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Lucie Safarova win 2nd Aussie Open doubles title
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova enhanced their reputation as the dominant duo by winning the Australian Open women’s doubles final 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 over Andrea Hlavackova and China’s Peng …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Cowlishaw: Why Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal in Aussie Open final is worth losing sleep over
It is as good as it gets, and I’m not just talking about tennis. It is as good as it gets, and I’m not just talking about sports.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Williams sisters, Roger Federer advance to Australian Open finals
It was one, two and three for the ages as Venus and Serena Williams set up another all-sisters Australian Open final and Roger Federer ensured he’ll contend for another Grand …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Bryan Brothers reach Australian Open doubles final
Bob and Mike Bryan earned a shot at a seventh Australian Open doubles title after a rain-interrupted 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 semifinal win Friday over Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Serena Williams, Lucic-Baroni win at throwback Australian Open
Serena Williams reached her 10th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal, and kept her bid alive for a record 23rd major title, with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Johanna Konta at the …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils at Australian Open, reaches 30th Grand Slam quarterfinal
Rafael Nadal beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils in four sets Monday to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 30th time, prompting talk of a potential Australian Open …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 4 a.m.
Serena Williams into Australian Open quarterfinals
Serena Williams scrapped her way into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, working around a misfiring serve and a rash of unforced errors to beat Barbora Strycova as the heat …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Rafael Nadal holds off Alexander Zverev to reach 4th round at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal had a good, hard look at the future before pulling a few tricks from his past to hold it back – for now. The 14-time Grand Slam winner, …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
‘Crazy’ good: Roger Federer into 4th round at Australian Open
Roger Federer showed that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really were warmups. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, seeded a lowly-by-his-standards 17th after spending six months …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Denis Istomin credits coach (and mother) for upset over Novak Djokovic
When Denis Istomin walked off court the after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open – without a doubt the biggest win of his career – his mother had just …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Novak Djokovic out in 2nd round, loses to Denis Istomin in Melbourne
Novak Djokovic won’t be setting the Australian Open record for most men’s titles this year, losing to wild-card entry Denis Istomin in the second round. It was the earliest loss …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Karolina Pliskova, Johanna Konta continues winning runs in Australia
U.S. Open finalist Karolina Pliskova has carried her title-winning form in the warmup tournament into the season’s first major, dropping just four games en route to the third round at …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Venus Williams advances, Simona Halep out on Australian Open’s first day
Venus Williams went onto Rod Laver Arena right after Shelby Rogers’ upset win over fourth-seeded Simona Halep, a result which sent the former French Open finalist out in the first …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Tennis stars look forward to start of Australian Open
Two days before the Australian Open begins, a stream of top players fronted news conferences Saturday to talk about their chances in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Australian Open draw: Novak Djokovic to open against Fernando Verdasco; Roger Federer, Andy Murray in same quarter
Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic drew a difficult first round against Fernando Verdasco, and Roger Federer’s fall in the rankings complicated his chances at Melbourne Park when he ended …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Fall in rankings has Roger Federer seeded 17th at Australian Open
A long injury layoff and a fall in the rankings have created a tougher draw for 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer at the Australian Open.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Tennis star Victoria Azarenka pregnant, plans to resume career
Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka says she is pregnant and plans to resume her career after the baby is born.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Relief pitcher Joel Peralta agreed to a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners and will report to big league spring training. The 39-year-old righty has spent parts of 11 …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Djokovic wins 6th Australian title; Murray loses 5th final
In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love.
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 6:38 p.m.
Kerber, Raonic biggest rankings movers after Australian Open
Angelique Kerber’s upset win over Serena Williams at the Australian Open and Milos Raonic’s second Grand Slam semifinal appearance will ensure they’re the biggest movers among top players in projected …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Kerber beats Williams for her 1st Grand Slam title
MELBOURNE, Australia – After all the advice that Steffi Graf gave her, Angelique Kerber was able to return a favor to the retired champion on Saturday. Graf’s record of 22 …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 8:17 p.m.
Australian Open: Williams closing in on Graf’s mark
Serena Williams is one match away from tying Graf’s Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 9:33 p.m.
True or not, match-fixing reports overshadow Australian Open
The “Happy Slam” got off to a somber start when allegations of match-fixing in tennis overshadowed the opening day of play at the Australian Open.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
Serena Williams within one win of 7th Australian Open title
Serena Williams provided another reminder of her dominance in women’s tennis with a 6-0, 6-4 win in the Australian Open semifinals against Agnieszka Radwanska, who is soon to move to …