Australian Open 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Australian Open 2016


Djokovic fears only karma in Grand Slam history quest

Feb 01, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Fears of a big slap from karma make Novak Djokovic humble as he continues his quest for Grand Slam history

CHAMPION. Novak Djokovic poses with his trophy after winning the Australian Open Men's Singles tennis tournament during a media call at Government House in Melbourne, Australia, 01 February 2016. Photo by DAVID CROSLING/EPA

Djokovic beats Murray to win sixth Australian Open title

Jan 31, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Novak Djokovic overcomes a determined challenge from Andy Murray to win his 11th Grand Slam

NO DJOKE. Novak Djokovic wins his sixth Australian Open title against a game Andy Murray. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Brazil's Soares wins two Grand Slam titles on same day

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:56 PM

Bruno Soares wins two Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open in a matter of hours

DOUBLES SPECIALIST. Bruno Soares (L) had a busy day on Sunday, winning the men's doubles title with Jamie Murray, and the mixed doubles title with Elena Vesnina (R) as well. Photo by Filip Singer/EPA

Kerber celebrates Australian Open win by jumping in river

Jan 31, 2016 - 12:23 PM

What better way to celebrate a victory over Serena Williams than by jumping in the Yarra River?

MELBOURNE DIP. Angelique Kerber is on cloud 9 after winning her first Grand Slam title in Australia. Photo by Fiona Hamilton/EPA

Angelique Kerber taklukan Serena Williams di final Australian Open 2016

Jan 30, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Ini merupakan kemenangan pertama pemain tenis asal Jerman setelah Steffi Graf tahun 1999 lalu

Pemain tenis tunggal wanita asal Jerman, Angelique Kerber mencium piala juara usai mengalahkan pemain unggulan Amerika Serikat, Serena Williams di final Australian Open 2016. Foto oleh EPA

Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win Australian Open

Jan 30, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Kerber defeats 6 time Australian Open champion Williams to win her first Grand Slam title

NEW CHAMPION. Angelique Kerber stunned the world no. 1 player to win in Melbourne. Photo by EPA

Serena Williams takes aim at history in Australian Open final

Jan 30, 2016 - 1:58 PM

The world number one is the overwhelming favorite to win her seventh crown at Melbourne Park and match Steffi Graf s Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles

WILL SERENA MAKE HISTORY? Serena Williams will attempt to match Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam titles when she plays the 2016 Australian Open final against Angelique Kerber. Photo by LUKAS COCH/EPA

Murray beats Raonic in 5 sets to reach Australian Open final

Jan 29, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Andy Murray fights back to win a grueling 5 set semi final against an injury hampered Milos Raonic to earn a date with Novak Djokovic

DRAMA IN MELBOURNE. Andy Murray survived a 5-set epic with Milos Raonic. Photo by Filip Singer/EPA

Hingis, Mirza make it 3 Grand Slam titles in a row

Jan 29, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza adds the Australian Open title to their 2015 US Open and Wimbledon crowns maintaining their dominance of women s doubles

THRICE AS NICE. Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza added to their previous Wimbledon and US Open doubles titles. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Fil-Am Huey, Klepac fall in Australian Open mixed semis

Jan 29, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Treat Huey and Slovenian partner Andreja Klepac lose in straight sets to American Coco Vandeweghe and Romanian Horia Tecau

ROAD BLOCK. Filipino-American Treat Huey, seen during the recent International Premier Tennis League tournament leg in Manila, fell short in the semifinal of the Australian Open mixed doubles tournament. File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Fil-Am Treat Huey, Klepac advance to Australian Open mixed semis

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Treat Huey and his Slovenian partner defeated Yung Jan Chan and Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles quarterfinal round in Melbourne

TREAT ME RIGHT. Filipino-American Treat Huey, seen during the recent International Premier Tennis League tournament leg in Manila, advanced to the last 4 teams in the Australian Open mixed-doubles event. File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Djokovic, Federer set up dream semifinal at Aussie Open

Jan 26, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Novak Djokovic is seeking his 11th Grand Slam title while Roger Federer is looking to extend his record tally to 18

DREAM SEMIFINAL. Novak Djokovic (L) and Roger Federer will face in a dream semifinal match at the 2016 Australian Open. Photos by MAST IRHAM, FILIP SINGER/EPA

No end in sight for veteran Serena Williams

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:21 PM

I think longevity is something definitely to look at Personally I didn t think I d be playing at this age says Serena Williams as she guns for a 7th Australian Open crown

SEMIS-BOUND. Serena Williams reacts during play against Maria Sharapova during their quarterfinals round at the Australian Open tennis tournament. Photo by LUKAS COCH/EPA

Sharapova bares frustration over 12-year Williams jinx

Jan 26, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Maria Sharapova acknowledges her 12 year jinx against Serena Williams is frustrating but says it also motivates her to work hard to keep putting herself in the position to beat her archrival

DEFEATED AGAIN. Maria Sharapova extends her losing streak against Serena Williams to 18. The Russian admits it feels frustrating. Photo by LUKAS COCH/EPA

Federer thrashes Berdych to reach 12th Aussie Open semis

Jan 26, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Roger Federer has now reached his 39th Grand Slam semifinal overall as he chases his fifth Australian Open title at the age of 34

ON TO THE SEMIS. Roger Federer reacts during his quarterfinals match against Tomas Berdych at the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament. Photo by FILIP SINGER/EPA

Serena beats Sharapova for 18th straight time in Australian Open quarters

Jan 26, 2016 - 11:53 AM

UPDATED World number one Serena Williams destroyed Maria Sharapova for an 18th straight time to enter the Australian Open semis

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER WIN. Serena Williams had little difficulty with Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open quarters. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Andy Murray puts family worries behind him, beats Tomic at Australian Open

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Andy Murray keeps his bid alive for his first Australian Open title earning his seventh trip to the quarterfinals

NO MORE DRAMA. Andy Murray overcame the distraction of a father-in-law fallen ill to make it to the 2016 Australian Open quarters. Photo by Filip Singer/EPA

Raonic shocks Wawrinka to reach Australian Open quarters

Jan 25, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Canada s Milos Raonic fights off a comeback by 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka in a tense 5 setter before taking a major scalp

UPSET. Milos Raonic sends 2014 Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka packing in Melbourne. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Serena out to inflict more pain on Sharapova

Jan 25, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova 17 straight times and expects to make it 18 straight when they meet in the last 8 at the Australian Open

DOMINATION. Serena Williams (R) shakes hands with Maria Sharapova after beating her at last year's Australian Open. Serena is hoping to make it 18 straight. Photo by Filip Singer/EPA

No kids, but millions in the bank - Sharapova has no regrets

Jan 22, 2016 - 7:12 PM

A younger Maria Sharapova was convinced she would be retired from tennis and have children by now but it hasn t quite turned out that way

CAREER WOMAN. Maria Sharapova is content with her 5 Grand Slam wins - even if she thought she'd be a mother by now. File Photo by FILIP SINGER/EPA

Hewitt bids farewell to tennis after gutsy Australian Open fight

Jan 21, 2016 - 7:51 PM

The former world number one plays his final tennis match giving Spain s David Ferrer everything he had and slamming an umpire as an idiot

HOMETOWN HERO. Lleyton Hewitt wrapped up his tennis career in front of his home country fans, chasing the Australian Open title that had eluded him his whole career. Photo by William West/AFP

Venus Williams suffers first round shock at Australian Open

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Venus Williams 69th Grand Slam came to a premature halt in the first round against rising young British player Johanna Konta

AUSTRALIAN EXIT. Venus Williams, 35, was bounced from the 2016 Australian Open by an upstart who is 11 years her junior. Photo by David Crosling/EPA

Nadal crashes out of Australian Open in first round

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:15 PM

It was one of the worst ever Grand Slam performances for Nadal who also lost in the 2013 Wimbledon first round and has not won a major title since the 2014 French Open

FIRST ROUND KO. Rafael Nadal, ranked no. 5 in the world, saw his 2016 Australian Open end earlier than he expected. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler