Tennis

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, is congratulated by Canada's Denis Shapovalov after winning their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2019 - 5:15 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open. On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael Nadal defeating 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 6-...
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United States' Serena Williams consoles Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska after winning their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2019 - 4:52 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net. Williams knows what it's like to be the...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating United States' Taylor Fritz during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2019 - 1:50 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought. Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's try to go at the Australian Open. Rules are rules, after all. So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park ... the owner of 20 Grand...
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Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic celebrates after defeating Argentina's Diego Schwartzman during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 18, 2019 - 6:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The men's tennis tour picked four "sleepers" to watch at the Australian Open. One of them has reached the fourth round at the Australian Open as many times — 11 — as Stefan Edberg, who won two titles in five finals here. He also has won more matches (47) at the season-...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Australia's Alex de Minaur during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 18, 2019 - 5:14 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Chair umpire Carlos Ramos gave Rafael Nadal a gentle reminder late in the Spanish left-hander's win over Alex de Minaur at Melbourne Park that he's still the man in charge. Ramos, who was also in...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates a point win over Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 18, 2019 - 3:21 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova smacked a forehand winner — the sort she's hit so many times, at so many key moments, over the years — to take control against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open. Sharapova balled up her fists, shut her eyes, threw back her head...
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United States' Amanda Anisimova celebrates after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 18, 2019 - 1:31 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after...
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A spectator sleeps at Margaret Court Arena as Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Britain's Johanna Konta play their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 17, 2019 - 11:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Better late than never, right? Garbine Muguruza finally won what is believed to be the latest-starting match in Australian Open history, edging Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-5 in an after-midnight marathon that began at 12:30 a.m. and concluded at 3:12 a.m. on Friday. "...
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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after defeating United States' Sofia Kenin in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 17, 2019 - 10:42 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Push Simona Halep to the brink, and she summons her best. The Australian Open's top-seeded woman got all she could handle from 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the second round before taking the last four games to emerge with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory that took 2½...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, is congratulated by France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after winning their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 17, 2019 - 9:03 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All these years later, although with much less on the line, Novak Djokovic again got the better of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Australian Open. The No. 1-seeded Djokovic beat Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the second round at Melbourne Park in a rematch of their 2008 final. This...
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