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Kerber, Murray, Federer ready for action at Australian Open

A rainy morning gave way to mostly cloudy skies on Friday, when defending champion Angelique Kerber and top-seeded Andy Murray prepared for third-round matches at the Australian Open

Chinese sportswear brand makes inroads in tennis…

Svetlana Kuznetsova has a different look than most tennis players

Venus focused on tennis, not age, in record 73rd…

One could never accuse Venus Williams of being sensitive about her age

The Latest: Vandeweghe 1st player through to 4th round

American Coco Vandeweghe is the first woman through to the fourth round at Melbourne Park, defeating former semifinalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

A tournament without Djokovic to hit home in…

The stark reality of an Australian Open third round without Novak Djokovic _ for the first time in 11 years _ hits home when the remaining players in his half, Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic among them, bid to advance to the second week of the tournament

Pliskova, Strycova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup against Spain

Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova will lead defending champion Czech Republic against Spain in the first round of Fed Cup

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Pliskova, Konta continues winning runs in…

U.S. Open finalist Karolina Pliskova has carried her title-winning form in the warmup tournament into the season's first major, dropping just four games en route to the third round at the Australian Open

'Gorilla' or 'guerrilla'? Adler apologizes for Venus remark

A TV commentator has apologized for how he spoke about Venus Williams' play at the Australian Open, saying he was describing her aggressive style as "guerrilla" tactics and not comparing her to a "gorilla."

The Latest: Wozniacki advances to 3rd round, to…

Former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park for the first time in three years with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Donna Vekic at Rod Laver Arena

Lucic-Baroni's career revival continues with Melbourne upset

The last time Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won a match at the Australian Open, Bill Clinton was in the White House

Andy's ankle, Federer's biggest test highlight…

One big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray's injured right ankle

Istomin credits coach (and mother) for upset over Djokovic

When Denis Istomin walked off court the after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open _ without a doubt the biggest win of his career _ his mother had just two words for him: "Good job."

Venus Williams through to third round at…

It was inevitable after such an energetic performance in her second-round win over Stefanie Voegele at the Australian Open that Venus Williams would get asked about transcending the generations in tennis

Kyrgios withdraws from doubles at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the doubles at the Australian Open with an abdominal injury, a day after his five-set loss to Andreas Seppi in the singles

As Isner falters, Sock poised to take next step…

John Isner has long been accustomed to carrying the torch for U.S. men's tennis, dealing with the heightened expectations at the Grand Slams and the inevitable questions that follow early losses

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Konta kicks things off at Australian Open, Day 4

Johanna Konta, who made a spirited run to the semifinals at last year's Australian Open, will attempt to advance to the third round when she kicks off Day 4 action at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday

Topsy-turvy: Seppi posts comeback win over Kyrgios

Three days into the Australian Open, Andreas Seppi's 1-6, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-2, 10-8 comeback win over the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios rated as the match of the tournament

The Latest: Kei Nishikori beats Chardy at Melbourne Park

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round in a far more straightforward manner than his five-set opener earlier this week

Czechs to miss Tomas Berdych in Davis Cup against Australia

Tomas Berdych says he won't return to Melbourne next month to play for the Czech Republic in the first round of Davis Cup against Australia

Williams, Safarova in French Open final rematch at Melbourne

On paper, Serena Williams' second-round match on Thursday against Lucie Safarova should be no contest

Angelique Kerber getting used to birthdays away from home

Little did Angelique Kerber know when she turned 18 at home in Bremen, Germany, that the next decade of celebrating her birthday would be spent some 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) away at the Australian Open

Comeback kid? Tommy Haas, 38, returns for proper farewell

Tommy Haas isn't worrying too much about his post-retirement plans when he finally hangs up his tennis racket after two decades on tour

Kerber, Murray, Federer set for Australian Open's 2nd round

Defending champion Angelique Kerber and top-seeded Andy Murray play their second-round matches on Wednesday in much more pleasant temperatures at Melbourne Park