Women's tennis

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 19, 2018 - 5:27 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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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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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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United States' Venus Williams makes a forehand return to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was first to go, followed quickly by last year's Australian Open runner-up, Venus Williams. CoCo Vandeweghe went out next as things really started to go crazy for the U.S. women, who eventually lost nine out of 10 first-round matches on...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer answers questions during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with 11 Australian Open titles between them and 31 Grand Slam singles titles combined, take to the court at Melbourne Park under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday. Federer, with five Australian and a leading 19...
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United States' Sloane Stephens smiles during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 13, 2018 - 3:45 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Without defending champion Serena Williams in the draw at the Australian Open, there's certainly an opportunity for another player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time Grand Slam champion. Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko did it last year. Just don't...
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Billie Jean King, former ladies singles champion holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup during a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. King is in Melbourne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her Australian Open victory. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 12, 2018 - 11:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Billie Jean King thinks one of the main venues at the Australian Open should be renamed because of Margaret Court's comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. King, a trailblazer for equality and diversity in tennis, said she had initially been...
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