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Wawrinka, Nishikori, Cilic Escape with Wins on Day 1 at Australian Open

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:07:09 +0000

Murray kept the Ukraine's Illya Marchenko at arm's length with a 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-2 win. The Brit has not been a fan of the weather in Melbourne to start the week.

Halep Halted, Women’s Upsets Abound on Day 1 at Australian Open

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:07:42 +0000

"I think she played a very high standard," Halep said after the loss. "I had pain at my knee. For me, in the second set, it was difficult to move anymore, but she deserved to win. She was aggressive, and she hit very strong, the balls."

Roger Federer’s Return Headlines Day 1 At The Australian Open; No. 1s Murray, Kerber On Court

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:45:18 +0000

It's opening day of the 2017 Australian Open!

Serena Williams: 2016 Wasn’t A Great Season

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:37:04 +0000

Serena Williams resumes her chase of Steffi's 23 Grand Slam titles.

Angelique Kerber: The Challenge Of Staying No. 1 Is Different And Difficult, But It’s A Privilege

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:12:19 +0000

Angelique Kerber's life changed saving that match point in her first round match at the Australian Open last year.

Rafael Nadal: I Am A Person Who Doesn’t Like Big Changes, But Carlos Moya On My Team Is Nothing New

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:24:59 +0000

Rafael Nadal says he was playing with pain for much of the last half of 2016. Now, he's ok!

After Trying to Lose, Mertens Wins 1st WTA Title at Hobart

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:06:56 +0000

After only one game played in the second-round match, video caught Mertens and opponent Sachia Vickey of the United States both calling for trainers, both vying to retire from the match and make it to Melbourne. Unfortunately for Mertens, or fortunately in the end, Vickery was quicker on the draw and retired first, allowing Mertens to advance but locking her into Hobart.

Emotional Muller Wins 1st ATP Title After 15 Years Trying

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:37:44 +0000

"Everything that happened tonight was like in a movie," said Muller, who will move into the Top 30 for the first time. "Rod Laver [presenting the trophy] there, standing on centre court with the trophy, my kids in the stands, can't ask for more."

Sousa Gets Socked as American Wins ATP Auckland Final

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:09:44 +0000

"I've had chances," Sock said of his six trips to ATP World Tour finals. "I've lost in a few finals. Winning the whole tournament is definitely a massive confidence booster.

Andy Murray: I Don’t Feel Any Different Being A No. 1 Seed At A Slam

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:31:08 +0000

Just call me Andy, not Sir Andy, Murray says!

Moving Forward, That’s Why Milos Raonic Hired Richard Krajicek

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:09:50 +0000

Milos Raonic has a plan to beat Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

Roger Federer: It’s A Great Draw Because I’m In The Draw, But Playing A 5 Set Match, That’s The Unknown

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:58:06 +0000

Roger Federer is super happy to be back playing tennis.

Bernard Tomic Says He’s Fitter Than Players In The Top 10

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:25:18 +0000

Bernard Tomic assesses his Australian Open and explains why he's fitter than players in the Top 10.

Stan Wawrinka: I’m Not In The Fourth Round And Neither Is Nick Kyrgios

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:07:11 +0000

Stan Wawrinka is focused on the first round, not on a potential fourth round with Nick Kyrgios.

Novak Djokovic: It’s a Huge Challenge To Face Verdasco, I Hope I Won’t Have To Defend Match Points Again

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:58:05 +0000

Novak Djokovic meets the media at the Australian Open.

Australian Open Women’s Preview: Serena, Kerber Not Sharp

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:17:38 +0000

Now we're talking...Serena starts against a player who beat her last year on hardcourt, Belinda Bencic...(9) Konta is playing well, but starts against Flipkens, who has sliced- and diced-up many a seeded player....Petkovic starts against wild card Kayla Day, then will meet (16) Strycova...Serena vs. Konta to see who exits this quarter?

Mystery Konta Beats Radwanska for WTA Sydney Title

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:13:52 +0000

The 25-year-old No. 10-ranked Konta had never appeared on anyone's radar while rising up the rankings over the last few years, only cracking the Top 100 last year in her eighth year playing professional tournaments.

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic Opens With Verdasco, Federer Lands With Murray

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:03:50 +0000

Sean Randall previews the Australian Open draw.

Poll: Who’s Your Early Favorite To Win The 2017 Australian Open?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:02:36 +0000

Take your pick, will it be Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic winning the Australian Open? Or someone else?

Maria Sharapova Set For April 26th Return From Ban In Stuttgart

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:52:56 +0000

On her first day of eligibility, Maria Sharapova will be back on the WTA.