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  • Pliskova wins the 'head' game, Serena denies 'choking'

    Karolina Pliskova said saving four match points against Serena Williams had got into the American's "head" as the Czech completed an epic comeback win to reach her first Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday.

  • 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.

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