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Australian Open 2020 Day Three Highlights: Djokovic, Serena, Federer, Osaka advance

January 22, 2020 8:21:05 pm

Australian Open 2020 Highlights: While Novak Djokovic will meet Yoshihito Nishioka, Roger Federer will take on John Millman in their third-round matches.

Elliot Benchetrit denies disrespect after banana request to ball girl

January 21, 2020 8:07:43 pm

Elliot Benchetrit, found himself receiving social media backlash on Saturday after video surfaced of the Frenchman asking a ball girl to peel a banana for him in Australian Open.

Australian Open Day 2: Nadal, Medvedev, Thiem, Kyrgios, Zverev advance to second round

January 21, 2020 8:44:31 pm

Rafael Nadal blitzed past Hugo Dellien Tuesday to launch his campaign to equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles.

Australian Open Day 2: Sharapova knocked out; Halep, Pliskova advance

January 21, 2020 5:47:16 pm

Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam title winner, was given a wild card for the main draw at Melbourne Park after her year-end ranking slipped to 136.

Australian Open: Prajnesh Gunneswaran goes down in first round

January 21, 2020 10:26:28 am

Prajnesh Gunneswaran's Australian Open first-round match did not go in his favour as he went down 4-6 2-6 5-7 to Japanese Tatsuma Ito.

Australian Open 2020 Day Two Highlights: Nadal, Halep, Medvedev, Pliskova advance

January 21, 2020 8:52:58 pm

Australian Open 2020 Highlights: Rafael Nadal eased Bolivia's Hugo Dellien in straight sets, as Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova had it all easy on Tuesday.

When smoke from the bushfires turned into Australian Open’s wild-card player

January 22, 2020 2:53:46 pm

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, and other players combined forces on Thursday for an exhibition at Melbourne Park that helped raise more than $3.5 million for bushfire relief.

The tale of Barbara Jordan and her non-existent Australian Open crown

January 20, 2020 3:58:53 pm

When Barbara Jordan won the tournament in 1979 after beating fellow American Sharon Walsh in the final, the Australian Open was the final major of the season and a largely ignored stepchild.

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Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s Australian Open first round match rescheduled due to rain

January 20, 2020 6:16:08 pm

Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who entered the main draw of the men's singles event as a lucky loser in the qualifiers, was scheduled to play Ito, ranked 144th in the world on Monday.

Australian Open First-Round: Federer, Djokovic, Tsitsipas ease into next round

January 20, 2020 7:45:04 pm

While Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas eased into the second round after winning in straight sets, Denis Shapovalov raged at the chair umpire before succumbing to nerves in his first-round clash.

Australian Open First-Round: Serena, Osaka, Barty make winning starts, Gauff stuns Venus again

January 20, 2020 5:09:57 pm

Naomi Osaka won the tournament's opening match for her dad at the Australian Open. Serena Williams won hers for her daughter. Meanwhile, Ashleigh Barty made a stuttering start to the year's first Grand Slam.

Sania Mirza taking return one week at a time after Hobart win

January 19, 2020 7:27:21 pm

Sania Mirza, who won six Grand Slam doubles titles, took a break from the game after the China Open in October 2017 and gave birth to her son a year later.

Hobart International: Sania Mirza lifts title in her first event after maternity break

January 19, 2020 10:28:50 am

Ripping forehand, court-craft and experience of six Major titles help Sania Mirza win title in first comeback event after a gap of over two years.

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I was not as rusty as I had thought, says Sania Mirza after annexing Hobart title

January 18, 2020 7:37:40 pm

Partnering Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenov, the trailblazing Indian tennis player annexed the Hobart International trophy with a straight set win over second seed Chinese pair of Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang.

Ashleigh Barty wins Adelaide title in Australian Open boost

January 18, 2020 2:45:38 pm

Ashleigh Barty, who is bidding to end Australia's 42-year-long wait for a homegrown champion, begins her Australian Open campaign against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko on Monday.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran enters Australian Open main draw as ‘lucky loser’

January 18, 2020 2:17:12 pm

Prajnesh Gunneswaran had lost the final qualifying round to Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in straight sets but fortunately, he now may run into Novak Djokovic in the second round of Australian Open.

Denis Shapovalov says will default Australian Open match if forced to play in poor air

January 18, 2020 12:17:39 pm

Denis Shapovalov, who plays Marton Fucsovics in the first round on Monday, said he would have little hesitation defaulting if scheduled to play in the conditions that plagued qualifying on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sania Mirza completes dream comeback with doubles title in Hobart

January 18, 2020 1:37:15 pm

Sania Mirza, paired with Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenok, pipped the second-seeded Chinese team of Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang by 6-4, 6-4 in the Hobart International doubles final.

Smoke threat recedes as Australian Open approaches

January 18, 2020 1:37:52 pm

EPA rated the air quality in central Melbourne as "good" on Saturday and the final round of qualifying for Australian Open, which will start on Monday, got underway on schedule.

Alexander Zverev unloads on ‘inconsistent’ Nick Kyrgios ahead of Australian Open

January 17, 2020 4:12:58 pm

Nick Kyrgios is Australia's highest-ranked player in the men's draw, but Alexander Zverev was blunt when asked about the prospect of the 23rd seed ending the host nation's 42-year wait for a homegrown singles champion.

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