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Kvitova attack heightens players concerns over safety

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:22:29 -0500

Players say they're aware of potential dangers but need to live life without fear.


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Serena Williams declines Donald Trump talk, focuses on Martin Luther King's message

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:02:45 -0500

After her first-round Australian Open victory, Williams had things to say about the importance of equality.


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Federer extends run of reaching 3rd round to 18 Aussie Opens

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:57:10 -0500

Roger Federer relied on his Grand Slam experience during the most important points to beat Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday, maintaining his record of never failing to reach the third round at the 18 Australian Opens he's contested


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Czechs to miss Tomas Berdych in Davis Cup against Australia

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:45:57 -0500

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


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The Latest: Seppi saves match point, upsets Kyrgios in 5

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:45:38 -0500

Andreas Seppi rallied from two sets down and saved a match point to beat No. 14-seeded Nick Kyrgios 1-6, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-2, 10-8 in a second-round match Wednesday at the Australian Open


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Williams, Safarova in French Open final rematch at Melbourne

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:28:57 -0500

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


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Angelique Kerber getting used to birthdays away from home

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:21:53 -0500

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


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

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:46:08 -0500

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


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

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:15:05 -0500

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


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6-time champion Novak Djokovic opens Australian Open with win

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:55:05 -0500

Djokovic held off Fernando Verdasco in 71-minute 2nd second set to win 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2.


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Karlovic smacks 75 aces, sets long match mark at Aussie Open

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:18:35 -0500

As Ivo Karlovic and Horacio Zeballos battled deep into the fifth set at the Australian Open on Tuesday night, fans rushed to distant Court 19 to watch as a record unfolded


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Young Americans coming of age at Australian Open

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:11:08 -0500

More than 13 years after Andy Roddick won the 2003 U.S. Open, the last time an American man triumphed at a Grand Slam, the future of U.S. men's tennis appears bright


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Federer's 17 majors stack up nicely against everyone else

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:54:17 -0500

The 64 players contesting second-round matches at the Australian Open on Wednesday have won a total of 36 Grand Slam singles titles


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Serena Williams advances past first round with ease at Australian Open

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:34:29 -0500

Williams took her first step toward Australian Open title No. 7 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Belinda Bencic.


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Court Report: Serena eases into Aussie Open 2nd round

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:28:09 -0500

Serena Williams had her way in her first-round match at the Australian Open, winning in straight sets.






Day 2: Novak, Serena and Co set for 1st-round matches

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:25:43 -0500

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were set to begin quests for their seventh Australian Open titles on Tuesday at Melbourne Park under sunny skies and temperatures not quite as high as forecast


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No. 4 seed Simona Halep falls to Shelby Rogers at Australian Open

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:43:01 -0500

Simona Halep lost in the first round of the Australian Open for the second straight year


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Australian Open Glance

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:27:19 -0500

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Americans off to quick start at Australian Open

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:30:44 -0500

Shelby Rogers thoroughly dominated the No. 4 player in the world, Simona Halep


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The Latest: Late start, fast finish for Eugenie Bouchard

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:28 -0500

Eugenie Bouchard was late starting her first-round match, so didn't waste any time in beating American Louisa Chirico 6-0, 6-4 in 56 minutes


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Danger matches Tuesday for Djokovic, Williams at Aussie Open

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:32:56 -0500

Not much room for error: Serena Williams, in search of her 23rd Grand Slam singles win, and 2016 champion Novak Djokovic face tougher-than expected first-round matches at the Australian Open on Tuesday


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Kyrgios' new approach: Keep calm and move on at Aussie Open

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:00:45 -0500

For Nick Kyrgios, the talented yet combustible bad boy of tennis, it was a rather routine 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 win over Portugal's Gastao Elias in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday


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Americans off to quick start at Australian Open

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:05:31 -0500

Shelby Rogers thoroughly dominated the No. 4 player in the world, Simona Halep


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Young American tennis players share immigrant roots

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:36:33 -0500

Tiafoe, Mmoh and Kozlov are friends because of their similar backgrounds, Tiafoe says.


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92 minutes on court, lifetime of experience for Destanee

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:43:10 -0500

Destanee Aiava's Australian Open lasted just 92 minutes Monday while making history as the first person born in the 2000s to play in the main draw at a Grand Slam tournament


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The Latest: Olympic gold medalist Puig wins opening match

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:46:59 -0500

Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig didn't waste any time on the opening day of the Australian Open


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New look: Murray, Kerber start Australian Open as top seeds

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:57:13 -0500

It's new and exciting for Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, entering a Grand Slam tournament with the No. 1 in front of their names


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