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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 | No. 1 Halep has new-found confidence ahead of Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 12, 2019—Simona Halep was trying on her new shoes when she got the news direct from the draw about her tough section containing both Serena and Venus Williams at the Australian Open. Even before she contemplates possible back-to-back matches in the third and fourth round against Venus and Serena, top-ranked Halep has to … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | No. 1 Halep has new-found confidence ahead of Aussie Open

PERTH, Australia | Federer beats Tiafoe ahead of mixed doubles against Serena

PERTH, Australia— Roger Federer celebrated the New Year in style with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Frances Tiafoe to give defending Hopman Cup champion Switzerland an early lead over the United States, ahead of his showpiece mixed doubles game featuring fellow tennis great Serena Williams. The 37-year-old Federer was made to work during a tough … Continue reading PERTH, Australia | Federer beats Tiafoe ahead of mixed doubles against Serena

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: US reduces deficit to 1 point at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The Americans are only a point behind Europe after wins for Webb Simpson and Tony Finau in the singles. Finau had a 6-and-4 victory over Tommy Fleetwood, one of the stars of the European team over the … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: US reduces deficit to 1 point at Ryder Cup

NEW YORK | The Latest: Twitter abuzz over ad featuring Serena Williams

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open when David Ferrer retired in the second set of their all-Spanish matchup. Nadal won the first set but trailed 3-4 in the second when Ferrer had to … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Twitter abuzz over ad featuring Serena Williams

WASHINGTON | Murray edges Edmund at Citi Open; Zverev brothers to meet

WASHINGTON — Andy Murray is showing signs of returning to his old form, right down to the return winner he delivered on the last point of his first victory over a top-20 player in more than a year. Murray took a more aggressive approach as he works his way back from hip surgery and moved … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Murray edges Edmund at Citi Open; Zverev brothers to meet