Grand Slam tournament’s

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