Grand Slam tournament’s

MELBOURNE, Australia | Nadal breaks, beats Tsitsipas for 5th Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 24, 2019—Rafael Nadal needed all of 11 minutes in his Australian Open semifinal to show 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas — and everyone else — that the kid’s upset of Roger Federer was not going to be replicated on this night. Not even close. Breaking Tsitispas in the match’s third game and then another five … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Nadal breaks, beats Tsitsipas for 5th Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Wig and sunglasses, Osaka goes in disguise

MELBOURNE, Australia— Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Naomi Osaka recently took up her big sister’s suggestion to wear a wig and sunglasses to conceal her identity as she walked around in Japan. The 21-year-old Osaka has become a big star in Japan since beating Serena … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Wig and sunglasses, Osaka goes in disguise

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Defending champ Federer ousted by Tsitsipas

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Two-time defending champion Roger Federer‘s has been upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas, who becomes the first player from Greece to reach the quarterfinals at a major. Tsitsipas converted one of his three … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Defending champ Federer ousted by Tsitsipas

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Bryan brothers advance at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Bob and Mike Bryan have won their third-round doubles match at the Australian Open in their tournament return as a twin team after Bob’s hip replacement surgery. The fourth-seeded Bryans beat Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez Pablo … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Bryan brothers advance at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Kvitova’s coach makes sexist comment on coaching

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Petra Kvitova‘s coach has made an apparently sexist comment about the benefits of on-court coaching in tennis. Former player Jiri Vanek was asked after Kvitova’s fourth-round win at the Australian Open for his thoughts regarding on-court coaching being … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Kvitova’s coach makes sexist comment on coaching

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: US Open winner Osaka advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Naomi Osaka’s first appearance at a Grand Slam tournament as a major champion was a successful one. She beat Magda Linette 6-4, 6-2 to end play at Rod Laver Arena on day 2 of the Australian Open. Osaka, who … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: US Open winner Osaka advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | Aussie Open No. 1 seed Halep avoids another 1st-round exit

MELBOURNE, Australia — Jan 15, 2019—It was happening all over again to Simona Halep: Seeded No. 1 at a Grand Slam tournament, in danger of bowing out in the first round — and against the same opponent, no less. This time, Halep dug herself out of a deficit and figured out a way to stay … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Aussie Open No. 1 seed Halep avoids another 1st-round exit

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Men use new 10-point tiebreak at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A day after the new 10-point tiebreaker was used to decide a match in women’s singles at the Australian Open, the men had their first decided in the same way. Jeremy Chardy beat fellow Frenchman Ugo Humbert … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Men use new 10-point tiebreak at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | Serena Williams wins Australian Open return; Venus gets by

MELBOURNE, Australia  — Jan 15, 2019—This was quite a return for Serena Williams. Almost as if she never left. In her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant — and her first official match anywhere since a loss in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September — Williams looked … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Serena Williams wins Australian Open return; Venus gets by

MELBOURNE, Australia | Back at it: Serena Williams wins in Australian Open return

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 14, 2019—   This was quite a return for Serena Williams. Almost as if she never left. In her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant — and her first official match anywhere since a loss in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September — Williams looked … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Back at it: Serena Williams wins in Australian Open return

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Sloane Stephens advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 13, 2019— The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Fifth-seeded Sloane Stephens ended a three-match losing streak in first-round matches at Melbourne Park with a 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow American Taylor Townsend. Stephens lost in the first round of the Australian Open in 2015, 2016 … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Sloane Stephens advances at Australian Open

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: New rule nixes never-ending final sets

Jan 11, 2019—Andy Roddick knows a thing or two about playing a tennis match that just won’t seem to end. The Hall of Famer once won an Australian Open quarterfinal that ended 21-19 in the fifth set. He also lost a Wimbledon final against Roger Federer that went to 16-14 in the fifth set, a … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: New rule nixes never-ending final sets

LONDON  | Nadal-Djokovic, Isner-Anderson in Wimbledon men’s semifinals

LONDON  — The Wimbledon semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is their 52nd tour-level meeting, more than any other two men in tennis history. Nadal leads their series 26-25 heading into Friday’s match, including 9-4 at Grand Slam tournaments. Nadal has 17 major titles, two at the All England Club. Djokovic owns 12 Slam … Continue reading LONDON  | Nadal-Djokovic, Isner-Anderson in Wimbledon men’s semifinals

LONDON | Serena Williams reaches 10th Wimbledon final with 2-set win

LONDON — Serena Williams has reached her 10th final at Wimbledon, 30th at all Grand Slam tournaments — and first since having a baby a little more than 10 months ago. Williams dominated much of her semifinal Thursday, beating 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany 6-2, 6-4 at Centre Court to close in on what would … Continue reading LONDON | Serena Williams reaches 10th Wimbledon final with 2-set win

LONDON | Swap at top: Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Federer

LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, retaking the top spot from Roger Federer after just one week. Monday’s new order is the sixth change of the year at No. 1, the most since there were eight in 1999. The record is 10 switches at No. 1 in … Continue reading LONDON | Swap at top: Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Federer