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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 ...

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 ...

Jan 20, 2016

Nishikori beats Krajicek in straight sets at Australian Open

Kei Nishikori moved on to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday morning with his second straight-sets victory of the tournament, easily accounting for the United States’ Austin Krajicek. The Japanese world No. 7 got the 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 victory in ...

Nadal, Venus ousted in first-round upsets; Murray cruises

Jan 19, 2016

Nadal, Venus ousted in first-round upsets; Murray cruises

Rafael Nadal lost in the first round of a major for only the second time in his career, beaten in five sets by Fernando Verdasco at the Australian Open in a reversal of their epic, 5-hour, 14-minute semifinal here seven years ago. On Tuesday, ...

Match-fixing allegations overshadow first day of Australian Open

Jan 18, 2016

Match-fixing allegations overshadow first day of Australian Open

Novak Djokovic recalled his own brush with match-fixing, as the start of the year’s first Grand Slam tournament was overshadowed by corruption allegations. Djokovic started his bid for a sixth Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Chung Hyeon of South ...