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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 Monday, after winning his record sixth ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jan 26, 2016

Struggling Kvitova, coach part ways

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has announced that she has split from her long-term coach David Kotyza. The 25-year-old Czech had been working with Kotyza for more than seven years, but after a poor start to the year she has decided to try something ...

Serena moves to semis with rout of Sharapova

Jan 26, 2016

Serena moves to semis with rout of Sharapova

Serena Williams attacked Maria Sharapova’s strength and it helped extend her complete domination of their rivalry, earning the six-time Australian Open champion a place in the semifinals. Top-ranked Williams beat Sharapova 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, her 18th consecutive victory and 19th ...

Jan 26, 2016

Brassard shines as Rangers whip Sabres

Derick Brassard ended a month of scoring woes with the best night by a New York Rangers’ player in five years. Brassard scored two goals, set up crucial third-period tallies by J.T. Miller and Mats Zuccarello and finished with a career-best five points while ...

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 ...