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  • Nadal marches on

    Rafael Nadal continued his relentless march towards an 18th major title Tuesday as an emotional Petra Kvitova swept into her first Grand Slam semi-final since a terrifying knife attack almost ended her career.

  • Kvitova crashes Barty party, Nadal cruise

    Rafa Nadal kept the flag flying for the old guard at the Australian Open with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over American Frances Tiafoe on Tuesday for a place in the semi-final, where he will meet another next generation player in Stefanos Tsitsipas.

  • Collins rallies past Pavlyuchenkova to reach first semi-final

    Danielle Collins overcame a slow start to book a maiden Grand Slam semi-final spot at the AustralianOpen when the unheralded American rallied from a set down to overcome Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6 7-5 6-1 on Tuesday.

  • Serena sends Halep packing

    A fired-up Serena Williams slugged past world number one Simona Halep Monday as she inches ever closer to a 24th Grand Slam title, while Novak Djokovic survived a battle to stay on course for a record seventh Australian Open crown.

  • Djokovic passes Medvedev test to make Melbourne last-eight

    Novak Djokovic struck back for the old guard at the Australian Open on Monday, soaking up the pressure from a willing Daniil Medvedev before crushing the young Russian 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2 6-3 to reach his 10th quarter-final at Melbourne Park.

  • Serena edges Halep, Zverev bows out to clinical Raonic

    Serena Williams staved off a spectacular fightback from world number one Simona Halep to win 6-1 4-6 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.

  • Federer from Idol to rival

    Having toppled 20-times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday, an overwhelmed Stefanos Tsitsipas felt thrilled to have turned his idol into a "rival".

  • Stefanos stuns Federer

    Defending champion Roger Federer was stunned by fiery Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who ended his bid for a record seventh Australian Open Sunday on a day of upsets that also saw second seed Angelique Kerber crash out.

  • Nadal blows away Berdych

    Rafa Nadal routed Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-1 7-6(4) in a centre court masterclass to charge into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.

  • Halep sets up Serena showdown

    World number one Simona Halep set up a headline last 16 showdown with Serena Williams by beating her sister Venus Saturday as

  • Serena consoles Ukrainian teen, Djokovic sees off Shapovalov

    Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Dayana Yastremska then consoled the Ukrainian teenager after leaving her in tears.

  • Sharapova stuns Wozniacki

    Maria Sharapova stunned defending champion Caroline Wozniacki to sweep into the Australian Open last 16 Friday and join ice men Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who clinically disposed of their opponents.

  • Sizzling Sharapova back in Grand Slam contention

    Maria Sharapova craves tough fights against top players, something she has been denied in the recent years after her ranking plummeted due to doping and injury problems, the former world number one said on Friday.

  • Federer serves up Fritz blitz to reach last 16

    Roger Federer celebrated his 100th match at the Australian Open on Friday by giving young American Taylor Fritz a centre court schooling to reach the last 16.

  • Serena takes charge

    Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, as world number one Novak Djokovic won an emotional 2008 Australian Open final rematch with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

  • The end of Murray's fight and the Big 3

    The headline says 'Big 3' instead of 'Big 4' in order to avert argument. Andy Murray's place alongside three of the greatest tennis players of all time -- Roger Federer,

  • Novak Djokovic

    Djokovic powers past Tsonga, Serena past Bouchard

    World number one Novak Djokovic blasted past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Thursday in a repeat of their 2008 Melbourne final, also won by the Serb.

  • Hewitt accuses Tomic of 'physical threats, blackmail'

    Lleyton Hewitt accused Bernard Tomic of blackmail and physical threats against him and his family in explosive allegations Thursday as Australian tennis plunged to new lows.

  • Venus rises, Thiem limps out

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams made a late charge into the Australian Open third round Thursday, grinding out a win in her second three-set victory of the tournament.

  • Raonic overcomes Warwinka, Osaka, Nishikori make third round

    Milos Raonic served his way into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a pulsating 6-7(4) 7-6(6) 7-6(11) 7-6(5) victory against former champion Stan Wawrinka.

  • Federer, Nadal stay on track

    Roger Federer ground out a tough three-set win to make the Australian Open third round for an incredible 20th straight year

  • Angelique Kerber

    Consistent Kerber blasts into Aussie Open third round

    Second seed Angelique Kerber dominated Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia to easily reach the Australian Open third round on Wednesday.

  • Federer and Wozniacki stay on track as Anderson crashes

    Double defending champion Roger Federer weathered a stern test from the impressive Dan Evans but wore down the British qualifier 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

  • Mahadi joined in quarters by Zubaid, Roman

    Mahadi Hasan Alve, Zubaid Utsho and Roman Hossain moved into the quarterfinals of Boy's Singles in ITF Asian U-14 Development

  • Serena, Djokovic make statements

    A focused Serena Williams sent an ominous Australian Open warning with a 49-minute first-round demolition Tuesday as world

  • Azarenka dumped from Open at first hurdle

    Former world number one and two-time champion Victoria Azarenka was dumped from the Australian Open at the first hurdle Tuesday, throwing away a one-set lead against Laura Siegemund.

  • Ruthless Serena makes strong start

    Serena Williams made a ruthless start to her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-0 6-2 victory over unseeded German Tatjana Maria in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

  • Battling Murray bows out

    Andy Murray said he would make a decision on further surgery that could end his career "within a week" after battling to a gutsy, epic five-set defeat in the Australian Open yesterday.

  • Gutsy Murray out of Australian Open

    Andy Murray's hopes of a fairytale swansong at the Australian Open were crushed in the first round on Monday as Roberto Bautista Agut held off a thrilling fightback from the ailing Briton to claim a 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(4) 6-2 epic.

  • Murray's 'no friends' dig at Kyrgios

    Injury-wracked Andy Murray proved he hasn't lost his sense of humour despite chronic pain from a hip injury forcing him into retirement this year.

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