Grand Slam tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Off with the lights says Djokovic at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8 p.m. It was 5 in the afternoon and Novak Djokovic couldn’t understand why the lights had been turned on at Rod Laver Arena while the sun was still shining brightly. He was in the latter stages of a third-round match … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Off with the lights says Djokovic at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Cricket star Kohli meets Federer at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia— The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Virat Kohli made a quick transition from cricket to tennis to meet with Roger Federer and watch Novak Djokovic in action at the Australian Open. Kohli was at Melbourne Park on Saturday, a day after leading India to another series … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Cricket star Kohli meets Federer at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Cilic edges Verdasco in 5 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:57 a.m. Marin Cilic overcame a pair of match points — including one double-faulted away by Fernando Verdasco — and a two-set deficit for a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8), 6-3 victory in the Australian Open’s third round. The No. 6-seeded … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Cilic edges Verdasco in 5 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Sharapova sets up 3rd round against Wozniacki

MELBOURNE, Australia— Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Maria Sharapova set up a third-round showdown with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open after a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden. Sharapova won the Australian title in 2008 and has reached the final … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Sharapova sets up 3rd round against Wozniacki

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: 2018 champion Wozniacki advances at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia  —Jan 16, 2019— The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the third round of the only Grand Slam tournament she’s won, beating Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-3 at Melbourne Park. Wozniacki beat Simona Halep in the final last year at Melbourne … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: 2018 champion Wozniacki advances at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Thiem fends off Paire in 5 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem held off Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 1-6, 6-3 in a first-round Australian Open match that finished after 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Thiem, a French Open finalist last year, got the decisive break in … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Thiem fends off Paire in 5 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Celebration starts too soon in a tiebreaker 1st

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 13, 2019—The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 5:25 p.m. John Isner hit more aces than his opponent, 47-40. He delivered more total winners and finished with more overall points, too. What Isner failed to do for the first time in his career was beat an American foe … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Celebration starts too soon in a tiebreaker 1st

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: So many Slam champs over past 2 years

Jan 11, 2019—When Serena Williams was at her best, there was never much doubt that she’d be the favorite at pretty much any tournament she entered. While she was off the tour becoming a mom, women’s tennis was as wide open as ever. Could the Australian Open, where play begins Monday (Sunday EST), end the … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: So many Slam champs over past 2 years