Tag Archives: Australian Open

Kenin, Muguruza, win, Grand Slam, Australian Open

Kenin downs Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam at Australian Open

02 February, 2020 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – American Sofia Kenin counter-punched her way back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open with a 4-6 6-2 6-2 win on Saturday. The 21-year-old Kenin, seeded 14th at Melbourne Park, converted her second matchpoint against the twice Grand Slam champion, who … Read More

Djokovic, downs, Federer, straight sets, Australian Open, final

Djokovic downs Federer in straight sets to reach Australian Open final

01 January, 2020 5:16 pm 5:16 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic once again beat great rival Roger Federer at a Grand Slam on Thursday with a 7-6(1) 6-4 6-3 win to reach the Australian Open final and remain on course for a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park. It was the 50th act of one of the greatest rivalries of the … Read More

Thiem, slays, Nadal, reach, Australian Open, semis

Thiem slays Nadal to reach Australian Open semis

01 January, 2020 8:02 pm 8:02 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Dominic Thiem ended six years of Grand Slam frustration against Rafa Nadal on Wednesday with a seismic 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(6) upset that booked his maiden Australian Open semi-final and rocked the old guard of men’s tennis. After pulling off a nerve-shredding win that quashed doubts about his prowess on hardcourts, the … Read More

Novak Djokovic, semi-final, ‘Big Three’, Roger Federer, Australian Open, 6-4 6-3 7-6(1), victory, Canada, Milos Raonic.

Djokovic sets up Federer showdown with Raonic rout

01 January, 2020 8:21 pm 8:21 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up a semi-final showdown with ‘Big Three’ rival Roger Federer at the Australian Open on Tuesday with a thumping 6-4 6-3 7-6(1) victory over Canada’s hapless Milos Raonic. Federer saved seven match points in a five-set thriller with American battler Tennys Sandgren only hours before but there … Read More

Kvitova, beats, Sakkari, Australian Open, quarter-finals, Melbourne

Kvitova beats Sakkari to make quarter-finals in Melbourne

01 January, 2020 10:54 am 10:54 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova came from a set down and took full advantage as her Greek opponent Maria Sakkari’s self-belief drained away to advance to the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2 victory on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. Seventh seed Kvitova looked second best early on against Sakkari, who was backed … Read More

Serena Williams, Australian Open, beat, Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, 6-2 6-3 a, third round.

Serena into third round in Melbourne after testy win over Slovenian

01 January, 2020 5:32 pm 5:32 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams overcame an erratic performance at the Australian Open on Wednesday to beat Slovenian Tamara Zidansek 6-2 6-3 and advance to the third round. The 38-year-old American, who is bidding for a record 24th Grand Slam singles title, was hardly troubled in the first set as she broke Zidansek twice to … Read More

Del Potro, miss, Australian Open, knee problems

Del Potro to miss Australian Open due to knee problems

01 January, 2020 10:53 am 10:53 am

BRISBANE (Reuters) – Argentine tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro will miss the Australian Open later this month because of persistent problems with his injured knee, tournament organisers said on Saturday. “Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from #AusOpen 2020 as he continues to recover from a knee injury,” a short tweet said. “Wishing you … Read More

Former champion, Sharapova, Australian Open, wildcard

Former champion Sharapova to get Australian Open wildcard

01 January, 2020 11:38 am 11:38 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former world number one Maria Sharapova will be awarded a world card to play in this month’s Australian Open, the organisers of the year’s first Grand Slam said on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Russian is currently ranked 147th in the world after a season in which a long-standing shoulder injury restricted her to … Read More

Murray, pulls out, Australian Open, injury

Murray pulls out of Australian Open with injury

12 December, 2019 10:57 am 10:57 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray has withdrawn from next month’s Australian Open because of a pelvic injury, the three-time Grand Slam champion’s management team announced. The former world number one, who has been making an inspirational comeback after hip resurfacing surgery, has decided not to travel to Melbourne after the injury he sustained at the … Read More

Tsitsipas madrid final tennis djokovic thiem australian open tie break

Tsitsipas comes of age to beat Nadal and reach Madrid final

05 May, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled off one of the biggest wins of his short but remarkable career by beating Rafael Nadal 6-4 2-6 6-3 on Spanish soil to book his place in the Madrid Open final against world number one Novak Djokovic. Tsitsipas, 20, had never won a set in his previous three meetings … Read More

Osaka, Kvitova, Australian Open

Osaka edges Kvitova to claim Australian Open crown

01 January, 2019 5:39 pm 5:39 pm

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka overcame nerves and a spirited challenge from double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to claim the Australian Open title with a 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 win on Saturday. It was a second successive Grand Slam title for the Japanese, after her US Open triumph in September, and she became the first Asian … Read More

Djokovic, Pouille, Nadal, Australian Open, showdown

Australian Open: Djokovic destroys Pouille to set up Nadal showdown

01 January, 2019 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A rampant Novak Djokovic completed a stunning 6-0 6-2 6-2 demolition of Lucas Pouille on Friday to storm into his seventh Australian Open final and set up a mouthwatering title match with Rafa Nadal. The six-times champion was at his devastating best in the one hour and 23 minute procession as he … Read More

Kvitova, Collins, Australian Open, final

Kvitova swats aside Collins to reach Australian Open final

01 January, 2019 10:28 am 10:28 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova will compete in her first Grand Slam final in five years after ending the fairytale run of unseeded American Danielle Collins with a decisive 7-6(2) 6-0 victory on a scorching afternoon at Melbourne Park on Thursday. The eighth seeded Czech will meet the winner of US Open champion Naomi Osaka … Read More

Serena, Pliskova, Australian Open

Williams stunned by Pliskova fightback at Australian Open

01 January, 2019 8:45 am 8:45 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams squandered four match points and blew a 5-1 lead in the decider as seventh seed Karolina Pliskova produced a stunning fightback to claim a 6-4 4-6 7-5 quarter-final victory over the American at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Williams, chasing a milestone 24th Grand Slam triumph, also saved two match … Read More

Osaka, Australian Open, quarter-final, Melbourne

Osaka books maiden Australian Open quarter-final spot

01 January, 2019 12:20 pm 12:20 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – US Open champion Naomi Osaka said she drew inspiration from Stefanos Tsitsipas’s shock win over Roger Federer after booking her maiden Australian Open quarter-final spot with a grinding 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Anastasija Sevastova on Monday. The Japanese fourth seed had to come back from a set down for a second … Read More