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Karrie Webb has moment to forget, trails in Women’s Australian Open

Karrie Webb had one of those moments during the Women’s Australian Open on Friday that might have made her feel like one of the weekend golfers following her behind the …


Five-time winner Karrie Webb 2 strokes behind at Australian Open

Karrie Webb’s bid for a sixth Women’s Australian Open title began with a 5-under 67 at The Grange to leave her two strokes behind first-round leaders Jodi Ewart Shadoff and …


Novak Djokovic routs Rafael Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title

In a breathtakingly mistake-free performance that yielded a remarkably lopsided result, No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic overwhelmed Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win a record seventh Australian Open …


Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open for 2nd major, top ranking

Naomi Osaka recovered after wasting three championship points and won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title by edging Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4. The victory …


No. 1 Novak Djokovic to face No. 2 Rafael Nadal for Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic moved closer to a record seventh Australian Open title by beating No. 28 Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 with a nearly perfect performance in the semifinals. Now No. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Naomi Osaka vs. Petra Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open final by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 with the help of 15 aces. Osaka will face Petra Kvitova for the title, and the …


50 years past last men’s Slam, Rod Laver says it’ll happen again

Rod Laver thinks there will be another true Grand Slam in men’s tennis one day. It’s been 50 years since the Australian left-hander became the last man to win all …


Lucas Pouille’s drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

Having an Australian Open champion in his corner has helped Lucas Pouille overcome a drought at Melbourne Park and reach the semifinals. Working with 2006 Australian Open women’s singles titlist …


Howard Fendrich: Don’t write off Serena or Federer just yet

Tempting as it might be, don’t write off Serena Williams or Roger Federer just yet. Sure, both are 37, and they’re showing their age.


1 point away, Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova at Australian Open

Serena Williams turned her left ankle and wasted four match points on the way to a startling 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 loss to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the …


‘Barbecued chicken’: Frances Tiafoe’s Australia run ended by Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is back to feeling healthy. Probably not a coincidence that he’s back in the Australian Open semifinals. Nadal claimed 20 of his first 23 service points and saved …


Petra Kvitova back in Grand Slam semis, a 1st in ‘second career’

Petra Kvitova knew the question was coming after she beat Ash Barty at the Australian Open to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since she won Wimbledon …


Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches 1st Slam semi, plugs YouTube; Danielle Collins wins

Stefanos Tsitsipas followed up his upset of Roger Federer at the Australian Open by beating Roberto Bautista Agut to become the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since …


Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open’s main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium’s speakers implored spectators to welcome …


Svitolina beats Keys to reach Australian Open quarterfinals

The sixth-seeded Svitolina fended off five break points in game that went to deuce 11 times, contained 28 points, and was pivotal in a momentum-swinging 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win that …


‘Don’t cry’: Serena Williams consoles Australian Open foe; Simona Halep next

No one has challenged Serena Williams at the Australian Open so far: She has ceded 9 games through 3 matches. A test could be coming in the fourth round, though, …


All of 17, Amanda Anisimova of U.S. scores upset at Australian Open

Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. The 17-year-old American had never won a Grand Slam match until this week. Anisimova showed precisely why there …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

Simona Halep edges American in Australia; Venus next; Serena wins

Top-seeded Simona Halep was pushed to the brink at the Australian Open again but came through with a victory by taking the last four games against 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Big flex: Young Americans Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz stun seeds in Australia

20-something Americans Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz upset seeded players at the Australian Open to get to the third round in Melbourne for the first time. Tiafoe eliminated two-time Grand …


Serena Williams wins Australian Open return; Venus gets by

Serena Williams easily beat Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2 in her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant and first official match anywhere since a …


On bad hip, Andy Murray bows out in first round of Australian Open

If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself – and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother – quite a …


Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova advance in straight sets at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal has missed a lot of tennis since last September. He hasn’t missed a beat. The No. 2-seeded Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry …


Djokovic’s start may follow Murray’s finale at Aussie Open

Novak Djokovic knows there’s a chance he may not have played his opening match at the Australian Open before Andy Murray is out of the tournament. Perhaps even finished on …


South Korea’s Jin Young Ko wins Australian Open

South Korea’s Jin Young Ko shot a 3-under par 69 Sunday to clinch a 3-shot, start-to-finish win the Women’s Australian Open.


Caroline Wozniacki takes her spot at No. 1 in rankings after winning Australian Open women’s singles

Winning the Australian Open final gave Caroline Wozniacki her first major title, and a bonus prize.


Emotional Federer makes more history with 20th Grand Slam title

An emotional Roger Federer choked up in the closing stages of the trophy presentation on Sunday after creating more tennis history by winning an unprecedented 20th grand slam title with …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open

For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question had plagued Caroline Wozniacki’s career. Did she …


Roger Federer in record 7th Aussie Open final after Hyeon Chung retires

Roger Federer has moved to within one win of a 20th Grand Slam singles title after securing his spot in the Australian Open decider when Hyeon Chung retired from their …


Caroline Wozniacki beats Elise Mertens, reaches 1st Australian Open final

Caroline Wozniacki has reached the Australian Open final for the first time with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win over Elise Mertens, moving within one win of a Grand Slam breakthrough. …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Elise Mertens reaches semifinals on debut at Australian Open

A year after opting out of qualifying for the Australian Open, Elise Mertens has reached the semifinals in her debut at the season-opening Grand Slam.