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Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Andy Murray is set to return to the Australian Open after his career-saving hip surgery

RETURN. Andy Murray is set to join a Grand Slam singles event in the 2020 Australian Open. Photo from Australian Open Twitter (@AusOpen)

Kvitová slowly returns to the top in Australian Open

Jan 29, 2019 - 2:21 PM

'I felt very well throughout those 3 weeks I played in Australia,' says Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova

BAD LUCK. Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova aims to win a Grand Slam title in 2019. Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP

Australian Open winner Osaka leaps to No. 1

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:39 PM

The 21-year-old Japanese player gets past former world No. 1 Simona Halep

NEW QUEEN. Naomi Osaka soars to the top of the world rankings with back-to-back Grand Slams. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP


Nadal takes positives out of Australian Open thrashing

Jan 28, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Still rediscovering his deadly form, the Spanish great vows there is more to come from him

ON TO THE NEXT. Rafael Nadal sets his sights on the French Open, where he has won a record 11 titles. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP


Djokovic’s target: Matching Federer's 20 Grand Slams

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:56 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says he's motivated to 'have a shot' at Roger Federer's record

NEXT GOAL. After ruling the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic heads to the French Open where he seeks to become the only man in the Open Era to win all 4 majors twice. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Dominant Djokovic wins magnificent 7th Australian Open

Jan 27, 2019 - 7:29 PM

(UPDATED) World No.1 Novak Djokovic puts on a show of flawless tennis to outclass Rafael Nadal

Photo from Australian Open Twitter

WATCH: Osaka embraces pressure, eyes 'Naomi Slam'

Jan 27, 2019 - 4:23 PM

'I'm not going to lie and say that thought hasn't crossed my mind,' Naomi Osaka on eyeing the French Open and Wimbledon titles next

PUMPED UP. After winning back-to-back Grand Slam titles, 21-year-old Naomi Osaka says she’s hungry for more. Photo by Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia/AFP

WATCH: Guess who's world No. 1… me! – Osaka

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Japan's Naomi Osaka says she's shocked to pull off the win that propelled her to the top of the world ranking

JOY. Naomi Osaka gets to relish her Grand Slam win this time unlike her tearful title romp in the US Open. Photo from Australian Open

New world No. 1: Osaka rules Australian Open

Jan 26, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Japanese star Naomi Osaka becomes the first Asian to hold the world's top tennis ranking

BACK-TO-BACK. Naomi Osaka outlasts Petra Kvitova to capture her second straight Grand Slam crown. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

WATCH: Djokovic, Nadal set up Australian Open title showpiece

Jan 26, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal prove to be unforgiving in their march to the 2019 Australian Open final

HISTORIC. Records are in sight in the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal title duel. Photos from AFP

Dominant Djokovic demolishes Pouille to set up Nadal final

Jan 25, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Novak Djokovic arranges a blockbuster Australian Open championship duel against the similarly ruthless Rafael Nadal

QUICK WORK. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic celebrates after quickly bundling out regular practice partner Lucas Pouille in the semifinal. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Rafael Nadal advances to the final to face either world No. 1 Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouile

Spain's Rafael Nadal (right) embraces Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas as he celebrates his semifinal victory. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Osaka sets up Australian Open final with Kvitova

Jan 24, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Japanese star Naomi Osaka outlasts Karolina Pliskova in the semifinal to reach a second straight Grand Slam title decider

BIG TARGET. Naomi Osaka bids to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2015 to rule the US and Australian Opens back to back.Photo by David Gray/AFP

Djokovic through to Pouile semis after Nishikori retires

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:39 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic enjoys an early night as Kei Nishikori retires with a thigh strain in the Australian Open

LUCKY BREAK. After a late-night quarterfinal win, Novak Djokovic luckily cruises through the Final Four. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Serena to 'keep soldiering on' in search of 24th Slam

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Karolina Pliskova slays to halt Serena Williams' bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title

LESSONS LEARNED. After blowing a huge lead against Karolina Pliskova, Serena Williams admits she needs to do more to get better. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Japan's Osaka powers past injured Svitolina into Open semis

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Naomi Osaka reaches her second straight Grand Slam semifinal in the Australian Open

STILL IN IT. Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after a point against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their women's singles quarterfinal match. Photo by David Gray/AFP

Djokovic survives challenge to reach Australian Open quarters

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:31 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic drops a set in a physical battle with Daniil Medvedev

TOUGH EXAMINATION. Novak Djokovic continues to prove why he's the world's No. 1 men's tennis player. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Serena muscles past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:17 PM

'She's the No. 1 player in the world and there's a reason why... but I'm such a fighter, I just never give up,' says Serena Williams

HALF A CENTURY. Serena Williams makes it to her 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal after knocking out Simona Halep. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Awesome Nadal faces Tiafoe test as Tsitsipas eyes semifinal

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:18 PM

The Spanish great says he would be on his guard against the 21-year-old American, a man he had never played

CHASING HISTORY. Rafael Nadal looks to become the first player in the Open Era to win all 4 Grand Slams at least twice. File photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP


Zverev implodes as Osaka sets up Svitolina quarterfinal

Jan 21, 2019 - 3:08 PM

The German throws a major tantrum while the Japanese keeps her composure to advance to the last 8 of the 2019 Australian Open

DIFFERENT ROUTES. Alexander Zverez crashes out while Naomi Osaka advances in the 2019 Australian Open. Photos by Javier Soriano/AFP (Zverev) and Greg Wood/AFP (Osaka)


Sharapova: Australian Open 2019 exit will not dent Slam dreams

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:36 AM

Former world No. 1 Sharapova loses to Australian Ashleigh Barty in 3 sets in the last 16

DREAMING ON. Maria Sharapova moves on as she is still on the lookout for her fifth Grand Slam title. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Defending champion Federer out of Australian Open

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:33 PM

Stefanos Tsitsipas shocks Roger Federer to become the first Greek to reach the quarterfinals of a Slam

KNOCKED OUT. Roger Federer fails to repeat his bid for a third straight Australian Open title as he exits the tournament in the last 16. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

WATCH: Nadal barrels through Berdych to reach Australian Open quarters

Jan 20, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Rafael Nadal is through to the quarters without dropping a set in Australian Open 2019

RAMPANT. Rafael Nadal flashes his great form to barge into the quarterfinals. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Top seed Halep eclipses Venus to set up Serena clash

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Simona Halep powers past her 38-year-old opponent to face her sister in the last 16

PERSONAL BEST. Simona Halep finishes off Venus in one hour and 17 minutes to post her best performance in the tournament. Photo by Australian Open Twitter

Djokovic cruises to Australian Open last 16 despite floodlight fury

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'I think there was no sense to turn on lights on court at 5pm when we have another 4 hours of daylight,' fumes Novak Djokovic

FURY. Serbia's Novak Djokovic gives up a set to Canada's Denis Shapovalov because of the Australian Open floodlight situation. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Serena Williams rolls into Aussie Open last 16

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:48 PM

Serena Williams powers past teenager Dayana Yastremska to be on track for a record 24th Grand Slam title

ON TRACK. Serena Williams cruises to the Australian Open last 16 and is still in contention for her 24th Grand Slam title. Photo from Twitter (@AustralianOpen)

Japan's Osaka outlasts Hsieh to make Australian Open last 16

Jan 19, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Naomi Osaka survives an error-filled match to equal her best finish in the Australian Open

ALL-ASIAN MATCH. Naomi Osaka rallies back to crash into the last 16 after defeating Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei. Photo by David Gray/ AFP

Sharapova says revenge not behind Wozniacki Open upset

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:54 PM

'I just really like winning,' says Maria Sharapova after bundling out defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki

UPSET. Russia's Maria Sharapova (right) shakes hands with Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki after winning their women's singles match on Day 5 of the Australian Open. Photo by William West/AFP

Osaka romps as Halep and Raonic battle through Open epics

Jan 17, 2019 - 7:27 PM

World No. 1 Simona Halep staggers through as Japanese pair Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori survive on a day of epic battles in the Australian Open

SWEEP. Naomi Osaka hits a return against Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek in the Australian Open duel the Japanese star won in straight sets. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Dominant Sharapova win sets up Wozniacki clash

Jan 16, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Resurgent Maria Sharapova turns back Rebecca Peterson to arrange a third-round showdown against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

ADVANTAGE. Maria Sharapova holds a 6-4 edge over Caroline Wozniacki in their head-to-head duel. Photo by Paul Crock/AFP

Clinical Nadal overwhelms Aussie Ebden

Jan 16, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Rafael Nadal finishes off hometown bet Matthew Ebden in rapid fashion to advance to the 3rd round of the Australian Open

BACK AT IT. After pulling out in a warm-up event two weeks ago, Rafael Nadal shows no signs his injury woes. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Federer relieved after getting past 'mirror' Evans

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:04 PM

'Playing a player like Dan Evans is like facing myself,' says Roger Federer after battling Britain's world No. 189 for more than two hours

TOUGH TEST. Roger Federer admits that disposing of Dan Evans – was slapped with a year-long ban for testing positive to cocaine in 2017 – prove to be a challenge. Photo by David Gray/AFP

Djokovic begins seventh Aussie Open title bid with romp

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:31 PM

The world No. 1 makes quick work of Mitchell Krueger to set up a second round date with old foe Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

CONSISTENTLY GREAT. Novak Djokovic has now advanced to the second round of the Australian Open for 13 straight years. Photo from Twitter (@AustralianOpen)


Serena opens bid for Slam history with crushing win

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:46 PM

The American superstar seeks a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title

BACK TO FORM. Serena Williams is off to a rousing start in the Australian Open. Photo from Twitter (@AustralianOpen)


Andy Murray's agony: 'It's so sore I even hate walking the dogs'

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The Scot faces a dilemma of playing through pain for an emotional farewell at Wimbledon or undergoing surgery that might mean he may never play again

BATTLE-SCARRED. Andy Murray bows out of the Australian Open largely due to a battered right hip. Photo from Twitter (@AustralianOpen)


Murray bows out of last Australian Open as Federer, Nadal fight on

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:26 PM

'Maybe I'll see you again,' says Andy Murray as his voice cracks with emotion

SWAN SONG? Britain's Andy Murray is not certain if he'll be able to come back for another Grand Slam. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Sharapova shows unwavering passion in 1st round double bagel

Jan 14, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Maria Sharapova is back to her ruthless self as she dispatches Harriet Dart in 63 minutes

DOUBLE BAGEL. Maria Sharapova sweeps Harriet Dart, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Nadal blazes through to Australian Open 2nd round

Jan 14, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Nadal shows no signs of injury worries with a straight-set victory over James Duckworth

STRONG START. Spain's Rafael Nadal starts his 2019 campaign with a straight-set victory over Australian wildcard James Duckworth. Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP

Federer opens Australian title defense as Murray hobbles into action

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Federer is aiming for his record 7th Australian Open crown and 21st Grand Slam title

SHATTERING RECORDS. Roger Federer is aiming for a third straight Australian Open title. File photo

WATCH: Ageless Federer not overthinking Australian Open title defense

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:28 PM

At 37, a confident Roger Federer targets a 21st Grand Slam title

WATCH: 5 Australian Open stories to follow

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Check out some interesting sidelights as the Grand Slam season gets going

TITLE DEFENSE. Roger Federer targets a seventh Australian Open crown. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Andy Murray to retire, eyes Wimbledon as last event

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:22 AM

(UPDATED) 'I can play with limitations. But having the limitations and the pain is not allowing me to enjoy competing or training,' says the former world No. 1

SWAN SONG. Andy Murray hopes to end his stellar career at Wimbledon, but admits that the Australian Open this January may be his last run. Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/AFP

Djokovic, Halep top seeds at Australian Open

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:56 AM

World No. 1 players Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep face a stern challenge in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year

Australian Open 2019: Serena shoots for Grand Slam history

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:29 PM

History beckons as Serena Williams aims to match Margaret Court's mark of 24 singles majors on the Australian's home soil

MAKING HISTORY. Serena Williams hopes that his Australian Open will allow her to match Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Federer says Novak man to beat in Melbourne

Jan 06, 2019 - 12:16 PM

'With his class, once he gets his groove back he is hard to beat,' Federer on world No. 1 Djokovic as the Australian Open gets going next week

USUAL SUSPECTS. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are tabbed as usual favorites when the Grand Slam season unfolds. Photo by Matthew Stockman/AFP

Djokovic to injured Nadal: 'We need you'

Jan 03, 2019 - 1:51 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says Rafael Nadal must return from injury again as the sport needs a 'legend' like him

ALL-TIME GREATS. Novak Djokovic (right) believes Rafael Nadal can pull off another comeback. File photo by Nic Bothma/AFP

Wozniacki on right track ahead of Australian Open title defense

Jan 02, 2019 - 4:36 PM

The world No. 3 topples Laura Siegemund in the first round of the WTA Auckland Classic

LONG WAY TO GO. Caroline Wozniacki gives herself a passing mark as she starts the year with a win in the WTA Auckland Classic. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP


Injured world No.5 Del Potro to miss Australian Open

Jan 01, 2019 - 11:49 AM

Top Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro says he has yet to recover from a fractured knee sustained last October

New Australian Open heat policy to counter oven-like conditions

Dec 29, 2018 - 12:18 PM

A heat stress scale will be used for the first time at a Grand Slam to prevent players from fainting and suffering exhaustion

In the last Australian Open, tennis players like France's Gael Monfils struggled to play in extreme heat. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP