Nishikori sails past Lajovic

Jan 16, 2014

Nishikori sails past Lajovic

Kei Nishikori mastered Dusan Lajovic and the searing heat to reach the Australian Open third round in straight sets on Thursday. In brutal temperatures, the Japanese 16th seed kept the match to just 1 hour, 49 minutes before prevailing 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) over ...

Nole on target in heat

Jan 15, 2014

Nole on target in heat

Novak Djokovic stayed on track for a fourth consecutive Australian Open singles title with a 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 win Wednesday over Leonardo Mayer of Argentina. Advancing to the third round with his 26th consecutive match win, Djokovic had a brief scare while serving at ...

Nishikori outlasts Matosevic

Jan 14, 2014

Nishikori outlasts Matosevic

Kei Nishikori was taken to five grueling sets in baking heat before advancing at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The 16th seed was on court for 3 hours, 41 minutes before subduing Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the second ...

Date-Krumm falls in opener

Jan 13, 2014

Date-Krumm falls in opener

Kimiko Date-Krumm is used to questions about retirement but still has no answer. For now, she’s content to continue the “miracle” of playing professional tennis at age 43. She is also used to the distinction of being the oldest women’s singles player at Grand ...

Jan 11, 2014

Sharapova rejects waiter's request

An Australian waiter’s bold request for a “selfie” from Maria Sharapova has met with an icy response from the Russian world No. 3. Sharapova admitted she was taken aback when her bill at a Melbourne cafe arrived together with the waiter’s smartphone and a ...

Nishikori marches on

Jan 17, 2013

Nishikori marches on

Kei Nishikori thanked his enthusiastic fans Wednesday as he powered into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq. The No. 16 seed, backed by strong support on Show Court 3, surged home after being taken to ...