Tennis

Australian Ashleigh Barty celebrates her win over Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska during their Adelaide International tennis match in Adelaide, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/James Elsby)
January 18, 2020 - 6:32 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty has fine-tuned for the first tennis major of the season by winning her first title on home soil with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over No. 24-ranked Dayana Yastremska in Saturday's Adelaide International final. The French Open champion had reached finals in...
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A spectator reads a sign warning of air quality ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 18, 2020 - 1:53 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to "be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality" Saturday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seemed satisfied that all will be fine at the year's first Grand Slam tournament despite recent days of...
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January 18, 2020 - 1:46 am
HOBART, Australia (AP) — A year after failing to qualify for the Australian Open, Elena Rybakina will enter the season's first major with a seeding and fresh off a title after beating Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the Hobart International final on Saturday. The 20-year-old Rybakina surged more than...
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Cori "Coco" Gauff of the U.S. celebrates after winning a point during her second round singles match against Germany's Laura Siegemund at the ASB Classic tennis in Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan 9, 2020. (Chris Symes/Photosport via AP)
January 16, 2020 - 3:51 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Get ready for Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams, Part II. That headline-grabbing pair of tennis players — Gauff, 15, is the youngest woman in the Australian Open; Venus is the oldest — will meet again in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament after Thursday's draw at...
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Defending woman's singles champion Japan's Naomi Osaka holds the Daphne Ackhurst Cup following the official draw ceremony on Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 16, 2020 - 3:23 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A glance at the Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Hard courts SITE Melbourne Park SCHEDULE The 14-day tournament begins Monday (Sunday EST). The women's singles final is Feb. 1; the men's singles final is Feb. 2. Like at the U.S...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain, left, and Deb Boirg, an Australian firefighter celebrate as they play a game of tennis together during the Rally For Relief at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Tennis stars have come together for the Rally for Relief to raise money in aid of the bushfire relief efforts across Australia. (Scott Barbour/AAP Image via AP)
January 15, 2020 - 5:50 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios in a one-set finale to the Australian Open's Rally for Relief to aid wildfire charities on Wednesday. Tennis Australia said the night helped raise nearly 5 million...
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In this Dec. 31, 2019, photo provided by Siobhan Threlfall, a fire approaches the village of Nerrigundah, Australia. The tiny village has been among the hardest hit by Australia's devastating wildfires, with about two thirds of the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. (AP Photo/Siobhan Threlfall)
January 15, 2020 - 1:57 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open officials have delayed the start of play by two hours on the second day of qualifying, hoping that smoke from regional wild fires will clear later Wednesday. Smoke and hazy conditions at Melbourne Park on Tuesday affected the opening day's play with...
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January 15, 2020 - 12:56 am
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Australia's Lizette Cabrera is into the Hobart International quarterfinals after completing a second come-from-behind upset in two days. The 22-year-old Cabrera beat world No. 62 Kristyna Pliskova 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday in just over two hours. “That felt amazing. I was...
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Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a shot during her match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 15, 2020 - 12:21 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber sustained a lower back injury and retired from her Adelaide International match on Wednesday. The former world No. 1 trailed 6-2, 2-0 in her match against Dayana Yastremska when she stopped playing. Kerber, who won the...
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Properties at Nerrigundah, Australia, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, are damaged and destroyed after a wildfire ripped through the town on New Year's Eve. The tiny village of Nerrigundah in New South Wales has been among the hardest hit by Australia's devastating wildfires, with about two thirds the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
January 14, 2020 - 1:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in “very poor” conditions and amid complaints by at least one player who was forced to forfeit her...
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