Unseeded Istomin stuns No. 2 Djokovic

Jan 19, 2017

Unseeded Istomin stuns No. 2 Djokovic

Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic was upset in a shocking second-round loss to Uzbekistan wild card Denis Istomin. Djokovic was aiming to be the first man to win the Australian title seven times, and had won all his previous six head-to-head meetings against ...

Osaka knocked out of Australian Open in second round

Jan 19, 2017

Osaka knocked out of Australian Open in second round

Up-and-coming Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round on Thursday after losing to Britain’s Johanna Konta in straight sets. Konta, the ninth seed, ended Japanese interest in the women’s singles competition, taking a little over an ...

Nishikori flies flag for Asia at Aussie Open

Jan 18, 2017

Nishikori flies flag for Asia at Aussie Open

Kei Nishikori swept into the third round of “The Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific,” then lamented the fact that the world’s most populous continent was still struggling to produce more players capable of ending its Grand Slam men’s singles drought. The fifth-seeded Japanese took ...

Nadal prevails over Mayer in straight sets

Jan 17, 2017

Nadal prevails over Mayer in straight sets

Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany’s Florian Mayer on Tuesday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion looked back to his healthy best after an injury-riddled 2016 as he beat the 49th-ranked Mayer 6-3, ...

Nishikori ready to compete for big titles

Jan 14, 2017

Nishikori ready to compete for big titles

Kei Nishikori said he’s become more mature and mentally stronger and is now ready to convert his immense promise into Grand Slam success. The fifth-ranked 27-year-old, the highest-ranked Asian men’s singles player ever, has won 11 career titles but never a major championship. He ...

Murray looks to capture first Australian Open title

Jan 14, 2017

Murray looks to capture first Australian Open title

Having snatched Novak Djokovic’s world No. 1 ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb’s Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonizing near misses. Murray enters the year’s first Grand Slam in ...

Djokovic still hungry after latest triumph

Feb 1, 2016

Djokovic still hungry after latest triumph

Novak Djokovic has a new goal for the year. He calls it the Djoker Slam. The No. 1-ranked player has one thing missing from his fast-growing collection of 11 Grand Slam trophies. “The French Open. It’s the one I never won,” Djokovic said early ...

Djokovic thrashes Murray to claim sixth Australian Open title

Jan 31, 2016

Djokovic thrashes Murray to claim sixth Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic was still walking around Melbourne Park with his trophy, celebrating his record sixth Australian title, when five-time runnerup Andy Murray was heading for the airport in a rush to reunite with his pregnant wife. Top-ranked Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six ...

Kerber, Germans celebrate

Jan 31, 2016

Kerber, Germans celebrate

After all the advice that Steffi Graf gave her, Angelique Kerber was able to return a favor to the retired champion on Saturday. Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era is intact — for now — after Kerber staged ...

Kerber shocks Serena in Australian Open final

Jan 30, 2016

Kerber shocks Serena in Australian Open final

A tearful Angelique Kerber stunned an errant Serena Williams to win the Australian Open on Saturday and thwart the American top seed’s bid to equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam titles. In a huge upset, the seventh seed toppled the 34-year-old ...