Tennis

Germany's Angelique Kerber hits a backhand return to Russia's Maria Sharapova during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 20, 2018 - 7:09 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was expected to be the match of the round. Angelique Kerber ensured it never became a contest. The 2016 Australian Open winner routed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in the third-round match on Saturday night, meaning she'll be the only Grand Slam champion in the fourth...
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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after defeating United States' Lauren Davis in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 20, 2018 - 6:18 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep joked she was "almost dead" after her 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 win over Lauren Davis in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday, a grueling 3-hour, 45-minute match that featured a countless energy-sapping rallies and a remarkable 38 break points. But what...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a forehand return to Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 19, 2018 - 8:32 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The heat wasn't a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open. Nadal reached the fourth round in Australia for the 11th time with the 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win, and...
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France's Alize Cornet is attended to by a trainer and tournament staff after suffering from the heat during her third round match against Belgium's Elise Mertens at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2018 - 3:48 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — French player Alize Cornet has called for the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open to be re-evaluated after she said she nearly fainted in the broiling temperatures during her third-round match Friday at Melbourne Park. The tournament's extreme heat policy calls...
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Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro receives treatment from trainer during his second round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 18, 2018 - 5:28 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Some weary players sat shirtless on changeovers, ice-filled towels draped around their necks. Others retreated to any bit of shade they could find on court and sought treatment for blistered feet and heat stress. Temperatures soared to 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates win over Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 17, 2018 - 10:23 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova ticked off more items on her "to-do" list at the Australian Open, returning to center court and accounting for the only person who has beaten her at a Grand Slam since her comeback from a doping ban. Sharapova advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 7-6 (...
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Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates after defeating United States' Mackenzie McDonald in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 17, 2018 - 8:42 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov was pushed all the way in five sets before finally beating No. 186-ranked Mackenzie McDonald, who had never won a tour-level match before qualifying for the Australian Open. Dimitrov won the season-ending ATP Finals last November and entered the...
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France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates his win over Canada's Denis Shapovalov during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 17, 2018 - 2:51 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In a match between shot-makers new and old, this time the young kid was ultimately given a tennis lesson by the flashy veteran. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga casually hit a between-the-legs shot that kept him in a winning point, lunged with one of his patented stretch forehands for...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts while playing Germany's Andrea Petkovic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 16, 2018 - 6:24 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A year ago Petra Kvitova was recovering from a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic, unsure if she'd ever play tennis again. Any wonder that on her return to the Australian Open — a tournament she missed last year because of the December 2016 attack — that a 6-...
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U.S. actor Will Ferrell, left, interviews Switzerland's Roger Federer on Rod Laver Arena following his first round match against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 16, 2018 - 6:17 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic helped ensure there were all kinds of comebacks. Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena...
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