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Veterans roll into semifinals

/ Jan 25, 2017

Veterans roll into semifinals

The last time Serena Williams and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni played each other, nearly two decades ago at Wimbledon, they were both precocious teenagers just starting their tennis careers. Now, the two 30-something women will meet again in the semifinals of the Australian Open, a tournament ...

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

/ Jan 24, 2017

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Tuesday to reach her first Australian Open semifinal in 14 years and become the oldest woman to reach the last four at Melbourne Park in the Open era. The ...

Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

/ Jan 22, 2017

Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

Resilient Roger Federer showed there was still life in the 35-year-old’s legs as he overhauled fifth seed Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals. After six months out of the game, Federer’s fairy-tale return continued ...

Zverev earns stunning victory against No. 1 Murray

/ Jan 22, 2017

Zverev earns stunning victory against No. 1 Murray

Andy Murray won’t be breaking his Australian Open title drought this year after a stunning fourth-round loss to 50th-ranked Mischa Zverev. The five-time Australian Open finalist was unsettled by the left-handed serve and volleyer in a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 upset loss Sunday that ...

Nadal rallies past Zverev to reach fourth round

/ Jan 21, 2017

Nadal rallies past Zverev to reach fourth round

Rafael Nadal held back time, for one tournament at least, when he rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 6-2 win over German teenager Alexander Zverev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The 14-time major winner is on a comeback ...

Murray eases injury worries with solid win over Querrey

/ Jan 20, 2017

Murray eases injury worries with solid win over Querrey

Top seed Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory over power-hitting American Sam Querrey on Friday. Murray, bidding to win his first Australian title after losing five finals, downed Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 and will next ...

Osaka knocked out of Australian Open in second round

/ Jan 19, 2017

Osaka knocked out of Australian Open in second round

Up-and-coming Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round on Thursday after losing to Britain’s Johanna Konta in straight sets. Konta, the ninth seed, ended Japanese interest in the women’s singles competition, taking a little over an ...

Nishikori flies flag for Asia at Aussie Open

/ Jan 18, 2017

Nishikori flies flag for Asia at Aussie Open

Kei Nishikori swept into the third round of “The Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific,” then lamented the fact that the world’s most populous continent was still struggling to produce more players capable of ending its Grand Slam men’s singles drought. The fifth-seeded Japanese took ...

Nadal prevails over Mayer in straight sets

/ Jan 17, 2017

Nadal prevails over Mayer in straight sets

Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany’s Florian Mayer on Tuesday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion looked back to his healthy best after an injury-riddled 2016 as he beat the 49th-ranked Mayer 6-3, ...

Nishikori confirms he will miss Davis Cup tie

/ Jan 16, 2017

Nishikori confirms he will miss Davis Cup tie

Kei Nishikori is the latest player to skip the Davis Cup because of the packed calendar, the Japanese confirming on Monday that he would be unavailable for his country’s World Group opener against France following the Australian Open. “I’m not playing because the schedule, ...