MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday after winning his eighth Australian Open title, while Sofia Kenin's first Grand Slam trophy boosted her to a career-high No. 7 - and made her the leading ...
Feb 4, 2020
WHEN Alex Eala said hello to Rafael Nadal at the recently concluded Australian Open, the Spanish tennis superstar was stretching and putting on his socks.Eala was with her father Mike at the time. According to Mike, Nadal stood up and greeted ...
Feb 3, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: She was down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major champion Garbiñe Muguruza.Kenin came ...
Feb 1, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Give Roger Federer credit for always showing up and always staying until the end, no matter how sick or hurt he might be.No, he did not beat Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semifinals.As it was, Federer was ...
Jan 31, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic was wondering, right along with everyone else, what sort of shape Roger Federer would be in for their Australian Open semifinal.At age 38, despite dealing with a painful groin muscle and coming off a draining five-setter, ...
Jan 30, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Garbiñe Muguruza has beaten Simona Halep in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final for the first time.Muguruza's 7-6 (8), 7-5 victory sends her to the title match against 14th-seeded Sofia Kenin ...
Jan 30, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Alexander Zverev began 2020 with three consecutive losses, which meant he had plenty of problems - and plenty of time on his hands ahead of the Australian Open.So he showed up early and got to work, spending up to seven ...
Jan 29, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Simona Halep spent her off-season away from home for the first time so she could focus fully on 2020 and her quest for a third major title.She's within two wins of achieving that goal already after ...
Jan 29, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer was not going to go gently, of course, no matter how daunting the number of match points - his opponent accumulated seven! - no matter how achy his 38-year-old legs, no matter how slow his serves, no matter ...
Jan 28, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the 'tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios.Surely, Nadal was content to collect the win in the latest installment of their rivalry.The No. 1- ...
Jan 27, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Nick Kyrgios wore a Lakers No. 8 jersey to honor Kobe Bryant ahead of a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.The 15-year-old Coco Gauff had Bryant's numbers 8 and 24, along ...
Jan 27, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer needed some time to get going in the Australian Open's fourth round, a match after a draining and difficult escape in which he was two points from defeat.To be precise, he required a full set ...
Jan 26, 2020
ALL the ingredients are there for a classic fourth-round match between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios at night on Rod Laver Arena.Their matches are always close, Nadal leads 4-3 in career head-to-heads, and they're 1- ...
Jan 26, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Coco Gauff's latest history-making Grand Slam run at age 15 ended with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-0 loss in the Australian Open's fourth round to Sofia Kenin on Sunday.Like Gauff, Kenin ...
Jan 26, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal feels good about his tennis as the Australian Open heads to Week 2."I needed to improve," he said, "and I improved."This assessment arrived after Nadal needed less than 100 minutes to move a step closer to ...
Jan 25, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Playing nothing like what her age or her ranking would suggest, Coco Gauff steadily made her way to her latest Grand Slam upset, eliminating defending champion Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open's third round 6-3, 6-4 ...
Jan 24, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams' bid to win a 24th Grand Slam title has been falling short with losses in finals. At this Australian Open, she didn't make it nearly that far.Serving only so-so, failing to convert all ...
Jan 24, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Love him or hate him -- and make no mistake, there are plenty in each camp -- Nick Kyrgios never allows for a dull moment when he's on a tennis court, whether it's shot selection, showmanship, momentum swings, ...
Jan 24, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Her Grand Slam losing streak up to four matches, Maria Sharapova surely was aware questions about her future would be coming.She wasn't able to provide answers.Might this have been her last trip to the Australian Open, ...
Jan 22, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Defending champion Naomi Osaka has won the opening match in Rod Laver Arena, reeling off the last four games after dropping serve for the only time to beat Marie Bouzkova 6-2, 6-4.Osaka is aiming to be only ...
Jan 20, 2020
Sorry, no results found for