Tennis

The Latest: Falconi loses, ends forgettable day for US women

Irina Falconi lost to Daria Gavrilova in the last match on Rod Laver Arena, ending a very forgettable opening day for American women at Melbourne Park

Smith watches Kyrgios beat Tsonga, the Aussie kid…

With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for a night at the Australian Open

Wozniacki still in frame for return to No. 1, 6 years later

Caroline Wozniacki has a chance to return to No. 1 on the WTA Tour, six years after last holding that top spot

Hot and bothered: Temperatures rise, seeds fall…

On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open

Players turn up the heat on Australian Open…

French player Alize Cornet thinks the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open needs to be re-evaluated, saying she nearly fainted in the scorching temperatures during her third-round match at Melbourne Park

The Latest: Wozniacki advances to 4th round in Australia

After saving two match points and trailing 5-1 in the third set in her last match, there were no real dramas in the third round for Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open on Friday.

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The Latest: Federer through to Australian 3rd…

Defending champion Roger Federer is through to the Australian Open's third round after beating Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in a night match at Rod Laver Arena

WTA signs lucrative 10-year deal to move finals…

The WTA has signed a 10-year deal to move its season-ending WTA Finals to Shenzhen, China, in 2019. The prize money will double from $7 million to $14 million.

Tennys Sandgren's game, and name, on the rise in Australia

Tennys Sandgren's game, and name, on the rise with surprising run to third round of Australian Open

Federer deflects attention to Nadal, Djokovic in…

Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a hassle-free preparation

Lendl goes from Slam champ Murray to finding…

Ivan Lendl has gone from coaching Grand Slam champion Andy Murray to trying to identify and raise future American tennis champions

US aims to groom tennis champs at national campus…

The U.S. Tennis Association is trying to groom future American tennis champions _ and do so much more _ at its year-old national campus in Florida

Former No 1 Kerber wins 9th in a row to clinch Sydney title

Angelique Kerber won her first title since the 2016 U.S. Open and extended her winning streak to nine matches with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday

Comedian Will Ferrell brings laughs to the…

American actor and comedian Will Ferrell isn't just at the Australian Open this week for the tennis

Age 15 and bold, Marta Kostyuk enjoying Aussie…

Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk wins first Grand Slam match at age 15

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The Latest: Defending champion Federer wins in 1st round

Defending champion Roger Federer had an easy run in his first-round match at the Australian Open, beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 as he began his quest here for his 20th Grand Slam singles title

Major moment: McDonald takes 3rd-ranked Dimitrov…

Mackenzie McDonald emerged from qualifying to give a scare to No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the Australian Open, going the distance at Rod Laver Arena before eventually falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6

Tsonga leaps, stretches, lunges in Australian…

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga casually hit a between-the-legs shot that kept him in a point, lunged with one of his stretch forehands for a winner, and gave the Australian Open crowd 3 hours, 37 minutes of premium entertainment against Denis Shapovalov

Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out…

Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens were upset early and the bleak opening day for Americans continued at the Australian Open

Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in…

Maria Sharapova returns to the Australian Open after a doping ban and opens with a straight-set victory

Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not…

Novak Djokovic confirms top men's players held a private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues related to the tour, but denied that any talk of boycotting Grand Slams over prize money was ever raised

Ostapenko upset by Makarova in 1st round at Sydney

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko had an upset 7-6 (3), 6-1 loss to Ekaterina Makarova on a sweltering opening day of the Sydney International

Recovering Kvitova feels the love from Australian…

A year ago Petra Kvitova was recovering from a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic, unsure if she'd ever play tennis again. So her first-round loss at the Australian Open didn't bother her in the overall scheme of things.

Nadal returns to his sleeveless roots _ and…

If Rafael Nadal gave the Australian Open a throwback feel last year with his straight-out-of-the-mid-2000s final against Roger Federer, he's completed the effect this year with a return to his sartorial roots _ a sleeveless T-shirt

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Nadal, Federer seeded 1st and 2nd for Australian Open

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer have been seeded first and second for the Australian Open, meaning they can only meet at Melbourne Park this month if they set up a rematch of last year's final

Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic…

Defending champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with 11 Australian Open titles between them and 31 Grand Slam singles titles combined, take to the court at the Australian Open under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday

Criticism of Margaret Court is muted at Australian Open

Marriage equality proponents draped themselves in rainbow flags on the first day of the Australian Open to protest Margaret Court's views on gay marriage. Several, however, stopped short of saying Court's name should be stripped from the venue