Tag Archives: Australian Open


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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


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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


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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


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Tennis player Collins hammers Kerber to reach quarters

01 January, 2019 11:33 am 11:33 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Unseeded American Danielle Collins took less than an hour to thrash 2016 champion Angelique Kerber 6-0 6-2 and power her way into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday. The unheralded 25-year-old had not won a match in her previous Grand Slam appearances but after smashing 29 winners against triple Grand … Read More


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Serena motors into fourth round in Melbourne

01 January, 2019 11:37 am 11:37 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska to continue her charge through the Melbourne Park draw. The 37-year-old Williams, chasing a record-extending eighth Melbourne title in the professional era, barely broke sweat on a sunny afternoon … Read More


Federer, Evans, Australian Open

Federer fends off British ‘mirror’ Evans to advance in Australi...

01 January, 2019 2:18 pm 2:18 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Double defending champion Roger Federer weathered a stern test from the impressive Dan Evans and paid the British battler the ultimate compliment after prevailing 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Having thrashed Denis Istomin in his Melbourne Park opener, third seed Federer faced a … Read More


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Ruthless Serena makes strong start in Melbourne return

01 January, 2019 11:16 am 11:16 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams made a ruthless start to her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-0 6-2 victory over unseeded German Tatjana Maria in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. Playing her first Grand Slam since her infamous rant against the umpire at last year’s … Read More


Rafa Nadal, Australian Open, James Duckworth

Seamless Nadal drubs Australian Duckworth in Melbourne opener

01 January, 2019 12:43 pm 12:43 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former champion Rafa Nadal showed no signs of discomfort from his thigh strain as he sailed through to the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-4 6-3 7-5 win over local hope James Duckworth on Monday. The second-seeded Spaniard had pulled out of the Brisbane warmup with a thigh strain … Read More