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 ...

Murray outplays Raonic to reach Australian Open final

Jan 29, 2016

Murray outplays Raonic to reach Australian Open final

Iron-clad defense triumphed over all-out attack as Andy Murray overhauled Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to book another Australian Open final against Melbourne Park nemesis Novak Djokovic. World No. 2 Murray came from behind twice to topple the rangy ...

Serena, Kerber set up Australian final clash

Jan 28, 2016

Serena, Kerber set up Australian final clash

Serena Williams is one win away from another Grand Slam milestone after beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 in an Australian Open semifinal that was almost a non-contest between the players who’ll be Nos. 1 and 3 in the next women’s rankings. If Williams wins ...

Murray sinks Ferrer

Jan 27, 2016

Murray sinks Ferrer

Andy Murray and a much lesser-known British player, Johanna Konta, advanced to the Australian Open semifinals Wednesday, when the action on court had to compete with news about the integrity of the sport. Murray, making his 18th trip to a Grand Slam semifinal, beat ...

Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2016

Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori lost to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in just over two hours in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The top-seeded Serb, who wound up celebrating Australia Day in style, looked vulnerable early with numerous mistakes and ...

Murray, Raonic win through at Australian Open

Jan 25, 2016

Murray, Raonic win through at Australian Open

Two nights after his father-in-law was rushed to the hospital, four-time finalist Andy Murray put personal distractions aside for long enough to beat Bernard Tomic and advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals. An agitated Murray yelled and berated himself, and had trouble at times ...

Nishikori advances to quarterfinal round

Jan 24, 2016

Nishikori advances to quarterfinal round

Japan’s world No. 7 Kei Nishikori defeated 10th-ranked Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Nishikori won 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in just over two hours to make the last eight in Melbourne for the second ...

Murray victory overshadowed by father-in-law's collapse

Jan 23, 2016

Murray victory overshadowed by father-in-law's collapse

The Australian Open was rocked late on Saturday when Andy Murray’s father-in-law Nigel Sears collapsed during a match at Rod Laver Arena, overshadowing the world No. 2’s advance to the fourth round. Sears, the coach of former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, collapsed while ...

Osaka's run stopped by Azarenka

Jan 23, 2016

Osaka's run stopped by Azarenka

Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka swept past up-and-coming Japanese star Naomi Osaka Saturday to set up an Australian Open fourth-round showdown with Barbora Strycova. The former world No. 1 was in ominous touch as she thrashed the teenage qualifier 6-1, 6-1 in 56 minutes on ...

Nishikori overcomes wrist trouble to make 4th round

Jan 22, 2016

Nishikori overcomes wrist trouble to make 4th round

Kei Nishikori continued his fine Australian Open form on Friday, winning his third-round match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in four sets under the roof on a rainy day. Despite the relatively one-sided score line, the seventh-seeded star was made to work hard by his Spanish ...

Grand Slam debutant Osaka advances to third round

Jan 21, 2016

Grand Slam debutant Osaka advances to third round

Japan’s 18-year-old Naomi Osaka reached the third round of her first Grand Slam on Thursday, defeating 18th seed Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-4 at the Australian Open. Born to a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother, the 180-cm Osaka claimed four straight games from ...