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Nadal into 4th round; oldest and youngest out in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — 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 leveled his career head-to-head record with … Continue reading Nadal into 4th round; oldest and youngest out in Australia

Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Stan Wawrinka left it as late as possible before deciding his knee might just be good enough to get him through the Australian Open, site of his Grand Slam breakthrough. The 2014 champion clearly wasn’t fit enough against No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren, though, and made his earliest exit in a decade … Continue reading Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia

Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —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 a bleak opening day of the … Continue reading Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out in Melbourne