Nishikori survives scare in opener

More Sports / Tennis Jan 15, 2019

Nishikori survives scare in opener

Kei Nishikori survived a dramatic Australian Open first-round match Tuesday after his Polish qualifier opponent retired with cramps in the searing heat having raced to a shock two-set lead. Eighth seed Nishikori of Japan won 3-6, 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-2, 3-0 but the scoreline fails ...

Hozumi, Kato fall in bid to reach final

More Sports / Tennis Jan 25, 2017

Hozumi, Kato fall in bid to reach final

Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato were knocked out of the women's doubles in the semifinals at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Hozumi and Kato were aiming to become the first Japanese pair ever to reach the final of a Grand Slam event, but their surprise ...

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

More Sports / Tennis 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 quarterfinal ...