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Serena reflects on triumph

Jan 29, 2017

Serena reflects on triumph

Serena Williams says her rise to become perhaps the greatest player of all time is all down to mental strength and never giving up, a trait learned from Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. The dominant American now holds more Grand Slam titles in the ...

Hozumi, Kato fall in bid to reach final

Jan 25, 2017

Hozumi, Kato fall in bid to reach final

Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato were knocked out of the women’s doubles in the semifinals at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Hozumi and Kato were aiming to become the first Japanese pair ever to reach the final of a Grand Slam event, but their ...

Veterans roll into semifinals

Jan 25, 2017

Veterans roll into semifinals

The last time Serena Williams and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni played each other, nearly two decades ago at Wimbledon, they were both precocious teenagers just starting their tennis careers. Now, the two 30-something women will meet again in the semifinals of the Australian Open, a tournament ...

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

Jan 24, 2017

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Tuesday to reach her first Australian Open semifinal in 14 years and become the oldest woman to reach the last four at Melbourne Park in the Open era. The ...

Doubles pair Hozumi, Kato advance to Australian Open semifinals

Jan 24, 2017

Doubles pair Hozumi, Kato advance to Australian Open semifinals

Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato defeated Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and German Andrea Petkovic to reach the women’s doubles semifinals at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Hozumi and Kato needed just an hour to reach the last four courtesy of a straight-sets, 6-3, 6-3 win ...

Serena tops Strycova to reach quarterfinals

Jan 23, 2017

Serena tops Strycova to reach quarterfinals

With her serve misfiring and the ball coming back at her from some irregular angles, it was time for Serena Williams to go to Plan B. Williams knuckled down and just scrapped her way to a 7-5, 6-4 win over No. 16-seeded Barbora Strycova ...

Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

Jan 22, 2017

Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

Resilient Roger Federer showed there was still life in the 35-year-old’s legs as he overhauled fifth seed Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals. After six months out of the game, Federer’s fairy-tale return continued ...

Zverev earns stunning victory against No. 1 Murray

Jan 22, 2017

Zverev earns stunning victory against No. 1 Murray

Andy Murray won’t be breaking his Australian Open title drought this year after a stunning fourth-round loss to 50th-ranked Mischa Zverev. The five-time Australian Open finalist was unsettled by the left-handed serve and volleyer in a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 upset loss Sunday that ...