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The Latest: Berdych beat del Potro at Australian Open

2018-01-20T09:55:03Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local):...



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

2018-01-19T16:04:57Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Caroline Wozniacki had just been beaten by Kim Clijsters in the 2012 Australian Open quarterfinals, causing her to lose her No. 1 ranking on the WTA Tour, and she had some fighting words....



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

2018-01-19T05:34:57Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Tennys Sandgren has heard all the jokes about his name. It's reached the point where he doesn't even use it anymore when ordering a coffee....



Lendl goes from Slam champ Murray to finding future champs

2018-01-18T20:03:14Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The tall, barrel-chested guy in the dark sunglasses and blue hat offered soothing, supportive words to his two teenage pupils while hitting them tennis balls out of a basket....



US aims to groom tennis champs at national campus in Florida

2018-01-18T19:43:46Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Drive past the strip malls with their fast-food chains, past the fast-rising McMansions, past the palm trees lined up just so along green, green grass about 25 miles east of Walt Disney World, and eventually a sign arises, announcing in capital letters, "USTA National Campus, the home of American tennis."...



Players criticize 'risky' conditions at broiling Aussie Open

2018-01-18T10:28:49Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Some weary players sat shirtless on changeovers, ice-filled towels draped around their necks. Others retreated to any bit of shade they could find on court and sought treatment for blistered feet and heat stress....



Major moment: McDonald takes 3rd-ranked Dimitrov to 5 sets

2018-01-17T15:21:20Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Mackenzie McDonald knew he was ready to turn pro after his junior year at UCLA. He had just won the NCAA singles and doubles titles and believed he was ready to take the next step....



Tsonga leaps, stretches, lunges in Australian Open comeback

2018-01-17T10:52:24Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- In a match between shot-makers new and old, this time the young kid was ultimately given a tennis lesson by the flashy veteran....



Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed

2018-01-16T09:47:45Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic confirmed after his first-round win that men's players held a private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues related to the ATP Tour, but denied that any talk of boycotting Grand Slams over prize money was ever raised....



Fendrich on Tennis: US showing in Australia just 'a bad day'

2018-01-15T19:38:10Z

All it took was one bad day at the Australian Open to unravel all those good feelings about American tennis generated by so much success at the U.S. Open only a handful of months ago....



Nadal returns to his sleeveless roots _ and pain-free play

2018-01-15T11:34:25Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- 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 retro effect this year with a return to his sartorial roots - a sleeveless T-shirt....



Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court

2018-01-15T09:00:37Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- 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 Melbourne Park under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday....



Tomic's troubles continue, misses a spot at Australian Open

2018-01-14T03:56:53Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Bernard Tomic's troubles have continued into 2018 with a loss in the last round of qualifying for the Australian Open....



Even without Serena, Aussie Open women's field still tough

2018-01-13T20:45:52Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Without defending champion Serena Williams in the draw at the Australian Open, there's certainly an opportunity for another player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time Grand Slam champion....



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

2018-01-13T12:57:56Z

SYDNEY (AP) -- 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....



Mertens successfully defends Hobart International title

2018-01-13T10:36:09Z

HOBART, Australia (AP) -- Second-seeded Elise Mertens broke Mihaela Buzarnescu's serve in the opening game and went on to beat the Romanian 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 Saturday to win the Hobart International title for the second consecutive year....



Service ace: Djokovic back with rebuilt serve at Aussie Open

2018-01-13T09:00:43Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic is back from six months off the ATP Tour with a remodeled service motion partly inspired by Andre Agassi and a growing confidence he can get his sore right elbow through the Australian Open....



Bautista Agut beats Del Potro to win ASB Classic

2018-01-13T05:35:37Z

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) -- Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut beat former champion Juan Martin de Potro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 on Saturday to win the ATP Tour's ASB Classic for the second time in three years....



Women to watch at the Australian Open

2018-01-12T05:06:56Z

Women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park:...



Australian Open '18: Can Federer-Nadal revive vintage final?

2018-01-12T05:05:22Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Men to watch at the Australian Open, where play begins Monday:...



James Blake hired as tournament director of Miami Open

2018-01-11T23:34:45Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Former top-five player James Blake has been hired as tournament director of the Miami Open....



Federer, Djokovic drawn in same half for Australian Open

2018-01-11T11:48:28Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Roger Federer found himself in a slightly awkward position before the Australian Open draw....



Djokovic returns from injury layoff with dominating win

2018-01-10T09:28:36Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic played his first competitive match in six months on Wednesday, a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem at the Kooyong Classic. He couldn't have been happier - or more impressive....



Rusty Nadal struggles in loss to Gasquet in exhibition match

2018-01-09T06:29:16Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Rafael Nadal struggled with his timing and normally potent shot-making as he started his delayed preparations for the Australian Open with an error-filled 6-4, 7-5 loss to Richard Gasquet in the Kooyong Classic exhibition event Tuesday....



Murray undergoes hip surgery, hopes to be back for Wimbledon

2018-01-09T00:42:39Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Andy Murray underwent surgery on his right hip on Monday and said he hopes to be back playing in time for Wimbledon....



Former champion Azarenka withdraws from Australian Open

2018-01-08T18:28:50Z

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Australian Open, with her wild-card entry reallocated to Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia....



Kyrgios beats Harrison to win Brisbane International title

2018-01-07T12:28:37Z

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Nick Kyrgios won an ATP title on home soil for the first time with a commanding 6-4, 6-2 victory over Ryan Harrison at the Brisbane International on Sunday night....



Monfils wins Qatar Open in 4th appearance in final

2018-01-06T21:17:27Z

DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Gael Monfils won the Qatar Open title on his fourth appearance in the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Andrey Rublev of Russia on Saturday....



Federer and Bencic lead Switzerland to Hopman Cup title

2018-01-06T21:13:59Z

PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic won the deciding Fast4 mixed doubles 4-3 (3), 4-2 Saturday over Germany to give Switzerland its third Hopman Cup title....



Halep defeats Siniakova in 3 sets to win Shenzhen Open title

2018-01-06T12:59:33Z

SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Top-ranked Simona Halep beat defending champion Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 in the final of the Shenzhen Open on Saturday....