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  • Updated: Curmi exits Australian Open for Juniors

    Updated: Curmi exits Australian Open for Juniors

    Francesca Curmi suffered an early exit in the Australian Open after losing to local representative Annerly Poulos 1-6 6-0 2-6 in her first round commitment. Australia's Poulos took 1 hour and 20 minutes to see off Curmi's challenge, who is one of...

  • Watch: Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice men Nadal and Federer plough on

    Watch: Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice men Nadal and Federer plough on

    Maria Sharapova stunned defending champion Caroline Wozniacki to sweep into the Australian Open last 16 Friday and join ice men Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who clinically disposed of their opponents. The Russian five-time Grand Slam winner,...

  • Watch: Serena blitzes Bouchard to reach Aussie Open third round

    Watch: Serena blitzes Bouchard to reach Aussie Open third round

    Serena Williams stormed past Canada's Eugenie Bouchard and into the Australian Open third round Thursday as her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title gathered pace. The American won 6-2, 6-2 in 70 minutes, setting up unseeded...

  • Watch: Federer, Nadal stay on track as Sharapova sets up Wozniacki showdown

    Watch: Federer, Nadal stay on track as Sharapova sets up Wozniacki showdown

    Roger Federer ground out a tough three-set win to make the Australian Open third round for an incredible 20th straight year Wednesday, with long-time rival Rafael Nadal also safely through in his drive towards an 18th Grand Slam title. Federer...

  • Cool Federer sweeps into Open round two

    Cool Federer sweeps into Open round two

    Ageless Roger Federer warmed up for a run at a record seventh Australian Open title Monday by breezing past Uzbek Denis Istomin to book a spot in the second round. The 37-year-old Swiss master made light of his assignment on Rod Laver Arena,...

  • Fit and firing Nadal blazes into second round

    Fit and firing Nadal blazes into second round

    Rafael Nadal said Monday he was delighted with his remodelled serve and his fitness levels after blazing into the second round of the Australian Open. The Spanish world number two demolished fighting Australian wildcard James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3,...

  • Clinical Kerber powers into Australian Open second round

    Clinical Kerber powers into Australian Open second round

    Second seed Angelique Kerber brushed past Slovenia's Polona Hercog 6-2, 6-2 to power into the Australian Open second round Monday. The Wimbledon champion produced a clinical display to launch her campaign at Melbourne Park, where she won the title...

  • Sharapova says passion undimmed as she makes point

    Sharapova says passion undimmed as she makes point

    Maria Sharapova said her passion for tennis remained undimmed Monday after a serving a 6-0, 6-0 "double bagel" to Britain's Harriet Dart in the Australian Open first round Monday. The veteran five-time Grand Slam winner, who has struggled with...

  • Watch: Gutsy Murray out of Australian Open

    Watch: Gutsy Murray out of Australian Open

    Gutsy Andy Murray fought to the end before losing an epic Australian Open farewell match 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (4/7) at the hands of Roberto Bautista Agut Monday. The outpouring of support seemed to lift him and despite grimacing with pain...

  • Watch: Nadal ready to let rip remodelled serve at Australian Open

    Watch: Nadal ready to let rip remodelled serve at Australian Open

    Rafael Nadal revealed Saturday he was back to full fitness and has a brand new serve to unleash at the Australian Open. The world number two limped away from Melbourne Park a year ago, forced to retire in pain from his quarter-final with Marin...

  • Watch: Andy Murray breaks down in tears as he announces his retirement plans

    Watch: Andy Murray breaks down in tears as he announces his retirement plans

    A tearful Andy Murray on Friday announced he would likely retire this year due to severe pain from a hip injury, saying next week's Australian Open could be the last tournament of a glittering career. The former world number one and three-time...

  • Pellicano soars to 715th in WTA rankings

    Pellicano soars to 715th in WTA rankings

    Malta’s rising tennis star Helene Pellicano has soared a staggering 173 places in the WTA rankings and will start 2019 ranked 715th in the world. The 16-year-old has now reconfirmed herself as the highest-placed Maltese player in the WTA rankings...

  • 'Big Four' still Grand Slam stars to beat, insists Djokovic

    'Big Four' still Grand Slam stars to beat, insists Djokovic

    World number one Novak Djokovic said Monday that tennis' big four -- himself, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray -- were still the favourites to win Grand Slam titles in 2019. Despite a combination of age, injury and long-held prediction...

  • Cilic beats Pouille to win Davis Cup for Croatia

    Cilic beats Pouille to win Davis Cup for Croatia

    Marin Cilic clinched Croatia's second Davis Cup title as he beat France's Lucas Pouille 7-6(3) 6-3 6-3 to give his side a decisive 3-1 lead in the final at Lille's Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday. The powerful world number seven was relentless as he...

  • Updated: Coric, Cilic put Croatia in charge of Davis Cup final

    Updated: Coric, Cilic put Croatia in charge of Davis Cup final

    Borna Coric and Marin Cilic put Croatia in complete control of the Davis Cup final on Friday, leaving hosts and defending champions France facing what looks like mission impossible. France captain Yannick Noah's odd choice of Jeremy Chardy and...

  • Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

    Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

    An inspired Alexander Zverev beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday -- the biggest title of the German's fledgling career. The 21-year-old broke serve once in the opening set and three times in the second to...

  • Watch: Bryan and Sock claim ATP Finals doubles title

    Watch: Bryan and Sock claim ATP Finals doubles title

    Mike Bryan claimed his fifth ATP Finals title, but the first without his twin brother Bob, as he and Jack Sock beat French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in a thrilling doubles final at the 02 Arena on Sunday. The American duo won...

  • Djokovic dismantles Zverev at ATP Finals

    Djokovic dismantles Zverev at ATP Finals

    World number one Novak Djokovic produced a rock-solid performance to dismantle the challenge of German firebrand Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Wednesday. The Serb, 10 years older than his opponent, was made to work hard in an absorbing...

  • Czech Republic beat US to win sixth Fed Cup in eight years

    Czech Republic beat US to win sixth Fed Cup in eight years

    The Czech Republic won their sixth Fed Cup title in eight years on Sunday as world doubles number one Katerina Siniakova outlasted American Sofia Kenin 7-5 5-7 7-5 in front of a boisterous, sold-out home crowd. In an exciting back-and-forth rubber...

  • Updated: Czechs take 2-0 lead over United States in Fed Cup final

    Updated: Czechs take 2-0 lead over United States in Fed Cup final

    World doubles number one Katerina Siniakova and veteran Barbora Strycova powered the Czech Republic to the verge of another Fed Cup title in the final against defending champions the United States on Saturday. Their opening day victories ensured...