Tag: Australian Open

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Spieth Struggles, Day Shines at Australian Open

SYDNEY, Australia — Jason Day made a spectacular return to the Australian Open on Thursday, finishing the first round just three shots off the lead as the defending champion Jordan Spieth struggled in tricky conditions.

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Federer Beats Nadal in Epic Aussie Final to Win 18th Major

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and Rafael Nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage Australian Open final on Sunday night.

Serena Williams is in fighting mood ahead of the 2017 Australian Open despite being bundled out in the second round of her only warm-up tournament, the Auckland Classic

Kerber Lurks in Melbourne as Serena Chases Record Slam

Melbourne (AFP) – Serena Williams has vowed to make life difficult for top seed Angelique Kerber and a host of dangerous players out to derail her at the Australian Open, warning she is in Melbourne to win.

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Yanks in Oz: American Men Show Their Stuff at Australian Open

The new tennis season begins auspiciously for American men, with Jack Sock and Taylor Fritz putting on a terrific first-round display of strength and skill. You can say it might have been nice to save this for a later round, but you can’t fix the draw—though evidently you can fix some other things —and it was fine to see our up-and-coming big men play so well.

Serena Williams Aussie Open Win

Serena Williams Announces Return to Indian Wells

Serena Williams, the top-ranked female tennis player, announced in Time that she will return to Indian Wells in 2015. She boycotted the tournament after 2001, which became a mandatory stop on the WTA tour in 2009, since the tournament director did not apologize for treatment she endured playing there.

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray Ausie Open

Novak Djokovic Captures Fifth Australian Open Title

The first two sets between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 6 Andy Murray played as some of the most intense in recent history before Djokovic soared through to win 7-6(7-5), 6-7(4-7), 6-3, 6-0.

Novak Djokovic

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray in the Final

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will face No. 6 Andy Murray in the Australian Open final on Saturday night after he defeated defending champion Stan Wawrinka. Murray advanced on Thursday night against No. 7 Tomas Berdych.

Maria Sharapova

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray Advance to Semifinals

What happened at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday? Usually the quarterfinals of a tournament are filled with exciting, nail-biting tennis because the top players face each other. Some of the top players faced each other, but this produced very lopsided tennis. The court completely powered one player while draining the other to nothing.

Andy Murray Breaking Racket

Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray to Meet in Australian Open Quarterfinals

Australian star Nick Kyrgios became the first Aussie to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals in 10 years after he beat Andreas Seppi 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(7), 8-6. Next up is Andy Murray, who defeated Grigor Dimitrov in another thrilling match. Seppi

Roger Federer

Roger Federer’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Andreas Seppi defeated No. 2 Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(7). It is the first time since 2001 that Federer will not be in the fourth round at the Australian Open and first time since 2003 he will not be in the semifinals.

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reacts as she waits for a line call during her women's singles semi-final win against Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S. at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane

Australian Open: Ana Ivanovic Ousted in First Round

Qualifier and world-ranked 142 Lucie Hradecka defeated fifth seed Ana Ivanovic 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. It is only the second time in ten years Ivanovic lost in the first week of a grand slam.