Women's sports

United States' Serena Williams reacts after hitting a backhand return during her first round match against Germany's Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 15, 2019 - 7:38 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This was quite a return for Serena Williams. Almost as if she never left. In her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant — and her first official match anywhere since a loss in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September — Williams...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka smiles during her first round match against Poland's Magda Linette at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 15, 2019 - 6:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Naomi Osaka's first appearance at a Grand Slam tournament as a major champion was a successful one. She beat Magda Linette 6-4, 6-2 to end play at Rod Laver Arena on day 2 of the Australian Open...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin leans on her skis in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Shiffrin finished in second place. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 14, 2019 - 12:43 pm
SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Battling fatigue from seven races in 19 days, Mikaela Shiffrin is scaling back her schedule. The overall World Cup ski leader will not compete in two downhills in Cortina d'Ampezzo this week as originally planned. "It was on her A plan from the beginning of the...
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Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his first round match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 14, 2019 - 10:37 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself — and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother — quite a gutsy goodbye, the type of never-give-in performance he's famous for. What Murray could not quite do Monday at the...
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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki hits a forehand return to Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck and during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 14, 2019 - 3:56 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki saved a break point in the opening game but there was little trouble to follow as she beat Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3, 6-4 in the first round. Woznicaki, who...
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First placed Austria's Marcel Hirscher celebrates at the finish area at the end of a ski World Cup men's slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
January 13, 2019 - 1:19 pm
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Once more in his stellar career, Marcel Hirscher was racing against Alpine skiing's history book on Sunday. The Austrian great almost inevitably won a World Cup slalom, his ninth victory at Adelboden, to set a men's record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one...
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January 13, 2019 - 11:26 am
LONDON (AP) — A women's soccer game between Manchester United and Charlton was abandoned Sunday after an injury to a player. Charlton winger Charlotte Kerr was hurt in a collision as United took the lead in the 10th minute of the second-tier FA Women's Championship match. Charlton said players...
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Defending women's singles champion Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki answers questions during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2019 - 10:44 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki is entering new territory at the Australian Open as a defending champion for the first time at a major. For Roger Federer, it's a well-worn experience. A women's final last year featuring two players aiming for their first Grand Slam title finished...
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Romania's Simona Halep smiles during a press at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2019 - 8:32 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep was trying on her new shoes when she got the news direct from the draw about her tough section containing both Serena and Venus Williams at the Australian Open. Even before she contemplates possible back-to-back matches in the third and fourth round against...
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Britain's Andy Murray wipes tears from his face during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. A tearful Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 11, 2019 - 5:26 pm
The outpouring of sadness and respect in Britain over the news of Andy Murray's imminent retirement makes it easy to forget the emotional barrier that existed for so long between the Scottish tennis great and sports fans in his own country. Grumpy, sulky, petulant, cold. That was the initial view...
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