Teary Azarenka admits to struggling after loss in Australia

Tennis 01/15/19, 06:37

Victoria Azarenka cried, pausing for a minute, trying to reflect on the differences between her past and present experiences of the Australian Open.A back-to-back champion in 2012 and '13, Azarenka sat in a small interview room at Melbourne Park answering ...

Update: Keys, Pliskova advance at Australian Open

Tennis 01/14/19, 20:37

The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):12:25 p.m.Former U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys beat Australian wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 6-2, 6-2 to open play at Rod Laver Arena on Day 2 of the Australian Open.Keys broke ...

Djokovic, Williams set to play 1st round at Aussie Open

Tennis 01/14/19, 19:34

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, with 13 Australian Open titles between them, play their first-round matches Tuesday at what is expected to be a steamy Melbourne Park.Williams, who has seven Australian titles and last won here in 2017, plays Tatjana ...

Update: Sharapova routs qualifier at Australian Open

Tennis 01/13/19, 20:27

The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Maria Sharapova got out of the Melbourne heat as quickly as she could, needing just 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 in the first match ...

Andy Murray ensconced as British sporting icon

Tennis 01/11/19, 07:44

The outpouring of sadness and respect in Britain over the news of Andy Murray's imminent retirement makes it easy to forget the emotional barrier that existed for so long between the tennis great and sports fans in his own country.Grumpy, ...

Ashleigh Barty into Sydney International singles final

Tennis 01/11/19, 01:21

Ashleigh Barty continued her strong run at the Sydney International with a semifinal win over Kiki Bertens, beating the Dutch player 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 Friday.Barty withstood 15 aces from Bertens in the 2-hour, 18-minute match to advance to her ...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: Djokovic, Federer each eye title No. 7

Tennis 01/10/19, 10:39

Men to watch at the Australian Open, where play begins Monday:___NOVAK DJOKOVICRanked: 1Country: SerbiaAge: 312018 Match Record: 53-122018 Singles Titles: 4Career Singles Titles: 72Grand Slam Singles Titles: 14 — Australian Open (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), French Open (2016), ...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: Halep No. 1; Williams seeks 24th major

Tennis 01/10/19, 10:37

Women to watch at the Australian Open, where play begins Monday:___SIMONA HALEPRanked: 1Country: RomaniaAge: 272018 Match Record: 46-112018 Singles Titles: 3Career Singles Titles: 18Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — French Open (2018)Last 5 Australian Opens: 2018-Runner-Up, 2017-Lost in 1st Rd, ...

Sasnovich, Barty through to Sydney International semifinals

Tennis 01/10/19, 01:58

Aliaksandra Sasnovich's impressive start to the season continued on Thursday with a straight-sets win over Timea Bacsinszky to advance to the Sydney International semifinals.The No. 33-ranked Sasnovich, who made it to the quarterfinals last week in Brisbane, was in control ...

Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep top seeds for Australian Open

Tennis 01/09/19, 22:10

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, as expected, were given the No. 1 seedings on Thursday when the Australian Open announced its singles seedings list.Defending champion Roger Federer is seeded No. 3 after Rafael Nadal, while women's defending singles champion ...