Nishikori, Williams sisters rally past foes

Jan 24, 2015

Nishikori, Williams sisters rally past foes

Kei Nishikori battled back from a set down to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday, beating Steve Johnson 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in 2 hours and 29 minutes at Hisense Arena. Nishikori will face ninth seed David Ferrer of ...

Nadal ousts Sela in third round

Jan 23, 2015

Nadal ousts Sela in third round

Rafael Nadal reached the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 win over Israel’s Dudi Sela on Friday, avoiding the fate that befell great rival Roger Federer, who had earlier lost to Andreas Seppi. Third-seeded Nadal had himself narrowly avoided ...

Seppi stuns Federer in third round

Jan 23, 2015

Seppi stuns Federer in third round

For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won’t be featuring in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) Friday in the third round by Andreas Seppi. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had never lost to ...

Azarenka dumps Wozniacki at Australian Open

Jan 22, 2015

Azarenka dumps Wozniacki at Australian Open

Comeback queen Victoria Azarenka won a battle of former number ones against Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to dance her way into the Australian Open third round. The Belarussian, a two-time Australian Open champion returning from injury, again showed why she is the most dangerous ...

Nishikori rolls past Almagro in straights sets in opener

Jan 20, 2015

Nishikori rolls past Almagro in straights sets in opener

Kei Nishikori took the first steps he hopes will lead to Grand Slam glory with a hard-fought opening win over Nicolas Almagro at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Nishikori, who lost to Marin Cilic in last year’s U.S. Open final, won a 2-hour, 7-minute ...

Nadal opens Australian Open campaign with emphatic win

Jan 19, 2015

Nadal opens Australian Open campaign with emphatic win

Rafael Nadal didn’t give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny. Coming back from a right wrist injury and an appendix ...

Injured del Potro withdraws from Australian Open

Jan 18, 2015

Injured del Potro withdraws from Australian Open

Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a lingering wrist injury that he was concerned could cause him further damage if he played the season-opening Grand Slam. The 26-year-old Argentine played just four tournaments last ...

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Jan 16, 2015

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Novak Djokovic’s chances of winning a fifth Australian Open title have been boosted by a kind draw in the opening week, while women’s top seed Serena Williams kicks off her campaign here against 106th-ranked Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. World No. 1 Djokovic faces a ...

Nadal admits title run may be tough

Jan 15, 2015

Nadal admits title run may be tough

Rafael Nadal says he’s “working as hard as I can” to be ready for Monday’s start to the Australian Open following a right wrist injury and appendix surgery which sidelined him for most of the last six months of 2014. Nadal went through a ...

Nishikori to tune up in Brisbane

Sep 26, 2014

Nishikori to tune up in Brisbane

U.S. runnerup Kei Nishikori and champion Marin Cilic and will use the Brisbane International as their warmup for next year’s Australian Open, organizers said Thursday. Nishikori became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open last month in ...

Report says Li to retire due to knee injury

Sep 18, 2014

Report says Li to retire due to knee injury

China’s two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career. CCTV-5, sports channel of state broadcaster China Central Television, quoted unnamed insiders as saying Li, ...

Wawrinka stuns injured Nadal to win Australian Open

Jan 26, 2014

Wawrinka stuns injured Nadal to win Australian Open

After letting the distraction of Rafael Nadal’s painful back problems cost him a set, Stanislas Wawrinka regained his composure to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory Sunday in the Australian Open final. The 28-year-old Swiss player had ...