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Follow live: Keys plays Kerber for SF spot

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:23:07 EST

Defending champ Roger Federer took care of Tomas Berdych in straight sets to reach the Aussie Open semifinals. Federer will play Hyeon Chung on Friday.

Sandgren pans 'sensationalist coverage' of him

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:39:16 EST

Tennys Sandgren was critical of the scrutiny some of his social media activity has received, saying, "This has gone very far away from the tennis."

Federer moves into semifinals at Aussie Open

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:01:45 EST

Roger Federer is through to the semifinals in Australia, where he will face Hyeon Chung, the first Korean to reach the semifinal of a Grand Slam event.

Kerber routs Keys, gets No. 1 Halep in semis

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:34:59 EST

Angelique Kerber is through to the Australian Open semifinals after a commanding 6-1, 6-2 win over Madison Keys.

Nadal hurts hip muscle, to practice in 2 weeks

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:41:07 EST

Rafael Nadal, who retired in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal, was diagnosed with a hip injury and will return to practice in two weeks.

Serena to make competitive return at Fed Cup

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:13:58 EST

Serena Williams has picked next month's Fed Cup for her return to competitive tennis after a yearlong hiatus during which she gave birth to her first child.

Sock out, Querrey in on U.S. Davis Cup roster

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:35:39 EST

While No. 9 Jack Sock was not included, Sam Querrey, John Isner, Ryan Harrison and Steve Johnson are on the U.S. Davis Cup roster that will play at Serbia -- minus Novak Djokovic -- in the first round next month.

Bouchard, Twitter date heading to Super Bowl

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:42:56 EST

A relationship that started with a tweet from University of Missouri student John Goehrke to Genie Bouchard during last year's Super Bowl will now include a trip to next month's Super Bowl after an offer from NFL Canada.

W2W4 at Australian Open: Angelique Kerber-Simona Halep showdown too close to call

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:43:13 EST

Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki and Elise Mertens. There's no reason all four Australian Open semifinalists couldn't leave with a trophy in tow.

Angelique Kerber living in the present, and it's paying off

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:47:40 EST

Angelique Kerber isn't getting too ahead or herself, nor is she dwelling on the past. For now, she's reveling in her lopsided win over Madison Keys in the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Kyle Edmund reveling in his solo act at the Australian Open

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:59:21 EST

Aussie Open semifinalist Kyle Edmund has helped us forget all about Andy Murray. Perhaps we should have seen this coming all along.

ICYMI at Australian Open: Kyle Edmund making people forget all about Andy Murray

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:44:33 EST

Move over, Andy Murray, because Britain has someone else leading the way at the Australian Open. Isn't that right, Kyle Edmund?

Just a sad day for an injured Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:25:08 EST

What a shame it was to watch Rafael Nadal leave the Australian Open in so much pain -- especially when he appeared primed to win the title.

As the stakes grow, so does the legend of Tennys Sandgren

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:50:54 EST

This is not a dream, Tennys Sandgren. You are in the Australian Open quarterfinals, and there's no reason to think your run will come to an end anytime soon.

ICYMI at Australian Open: Tennys, Hyeon and a celebration of underdogs

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:56:14 EST

A Tennys Sandgren-Hyeon Chung quarterfinal? Really? It was an extraordinary outcome from an extraordinary night of tennis at Melbourne Park.

Novak Djokovic's injury makes a bad day Down Under that much worse

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:54:38 EST

There isn't much fun in losing, and there's even less fun when injured. Just ask Novak Djokovic, who fell in straight sets Monday at the Australian Open.

Despite loss, nothing but positive takeaways for Nick Kyrgios

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:02:09 EST

Perhaps we're getting too far ahead of ourselves, but we have to ask: What's next for Nick Kyrgios after an impressive run at the Australian Open?

Time to be concerned, very concerned, for Maria Sharapova

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:35:49 EST

This was the big match Maria Sharapova wanted. But she hardly showed any signs of championship form in a lopsided loss to Angelique Kerber.

ICYMI at Australian Open: Tennis world, meet Hyeon Chung

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:44:44 EST

Alexander Zverev is the toast of the town when it comes to the top-rising stars in tennis. Correction, Zverev was that guy until another precocious player, Hyeon Chung, hit him off the court Saturday at the Australian Open.

Just because Lauren Davis lost doesn't mean she failed

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:26:07 EST

Go ahead and ask Lauren Davis about her heartbreaking loss to Simona Halep and she'll tell you everything is OK. It's that attitude that will propel her to new heights.

Tired yet? Simona Halep, Lauren Davis need OT and then some

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:26:17 EST

Simona Halep was tired. Lauren Davis was exhausted. The fans watching could hardly catch their breath. It was a marathon moment we won't soon forget.

Players concerned with extreme heat at Aussie Open, but what's the solution?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:27:32 EST

When is hot too hot? At the Australian Open on Thursday, we got a pretty good idea.

ICYMI at Australian Open: Great tennis from Tennys in win vs. Wawrinka

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:18:08 EST

Who saw this coming, Stan Wawrinka? The Swiss champ met a Tennys player who was just too tough.

Forming a players' union goes beyond Djokovic and other top players

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:59:43 EST

No one knows for sure what discussions were had in regard to forming a players' union, but one thing is for sure: A lot of players would benefit from one.

Djokovic denies calling for Aussie Open boycott

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:25 EST

Novak Djokovic strongly denied claims he called for a boycott of next year's Australian Open and dismissed suggestions that players should form their own union in a bid to earn increased prize money at the four Grand Slam events.

Why Caroline Wozniacki is at peace on the tennis court

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:51:01 EST

Happy life, happy tennis player. Just ask Caroline Wozniacki who is in a good spot both on and off the court.

ICYMI at Australian Open: Will Ferrell, Roger Federer and ... John McIntosh?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:58:49 EST

While Roger Federer eased through his opening match at the Australian Open, he was more or less at a loss for words when Will Ferrell grabbed the mic.

Petra Kvitova keeps perspective after heartbreaking loss

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:35:53 EST

Things did not play out the way Petra Kvitova had hoped at the Australian Open, but after everything she has been through, this was a minor setback by comparison.

Venus Williams looked the part, but there was no magic

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:04:53 EST

What a difference a year can make. For Venus Williams, that is not a good thing after she fell in the opening round of the Australian Open.

No need to worry about Sloane Stephens ... yet

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:20:20 EST

It's all good. At least according to Sloane Stephens, who fell in the opening round of the Australian Open.

Australian Open tournament schedule, scores and coverage

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:59:16 EST

Get the 2018 Australian Open tennis tournament's dates, TV schedule, news coverage, live scores and results on ESPN.

ICYMI at Australian Open: Rafa's romp, CoCo's banana blunder

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:59:31 EST

Atta boy, Rafael Nadal. Solid start for a solid player. But for the Americans on display Monday in Melbourne? Yikes.

The blueprint to old-man Roger Federer's success

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 23:16:55 EST

You might think he has some kind of magical formula, but the truth is Roger Federer is just more efficient than any other player on tour.

Experts' picks: Is it Roger Federer time, again, at the Australian Open?

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:44:33 EST

Is Grand Slam title No. 20 in store for Roger Federer? If you ask our experts Down Under, the answer is an absolutely, without-a-doubt, resounding ... probably.

Australian Open: Fact or fiction?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:17:16 EST

The 2018 Australian Open begins on January 15. Here's a fun way to test your knowledge of the history of the Grand Slam Down Under.

Rafa eyes second Career Slam, Djokovic a magnificent seventh

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:12:59 EST

From Roger Federer joining an illustrious 30+ list to a second big quartet for Rafa, here are the records that could be created by some of the likely champions at the Australian Open.

Here's what motivates Sam Querrey to win tennis matches

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:50:26 EST

Sam Querrey doesn't set goals, but that doesn't mean he isn't highly motivated to have a career-best run at the Australian Open.

The Novak Djokovic rebuilding process far from complete

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:37:10 EST

What to expect from Novak Djokovic? That is the $64,000 question. But we should learn a lot at the Australian Open.

Djokovic sweats on fitness ahead of Australian

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:37:59 EST

Despite defeating Dominic Thiem at the Kooyong Classic, Novak Djokovic says there's a chance he could still pull out from the Australian Open.

Serena's absence from the Australian Open not all bad news

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:09:05 EST

No doubt Serena Williams will be missed Down Under, but her withdrawal opens the door for a lot of other top players.

Goals for Serena: Slam record, No. 1 ranking

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:09:20 EST

Serena Williams, after giving birth to her first child amid myriad medical complications, still wants to set the record with 25 Grand Slam wins.

Serena's coach backs skipping Aussie Open

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:10:26 EST

Serena Williams' coach backs her decision to skip the Australian Open.

Murray eyes Wimbledon after hip surgery

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:49:33 EST

Andy Murray underwent right hip surgery Monday and hopes to be back on tour "during the grass-court season" and in time for Wimbledon.

Don't worry about Andy Murray, not yet anyway

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:18:17 EST

Andy Murray's withdrawal from the Australian Open only opens up more opportunity for the former world No. 1 to prove his doubters wrong again.

Shattered dreams? Murray, Djokovic among injured stars ahead of Aussie Open

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:58:31 EST

The Australian Open hasn't even begun, yet the game could see some of the top stars shelved for the foreseeable future.

How the Aussie Open lifted legendary status of Federer, Serena

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 11:52:33 EST

Once an afterthought for the top players, the Australian Open has become paramount in setting the tone for the rest of the season.

Kyrgios claims Brisbane title

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 08:17:19 EST

Nick Kyrgios has claimed his maiden ATP title on home soil and first since 2016, combining casual flair with enormous power to beat Ryan Harrison 6-4 6-2 at the Brisbane International.

Knee no problem for Kyrgios in Fast4

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 07:55:56 EST

Nick Kyrgios has allayed pre-Australian Open injury fears with an energetic display at Sydney's Fast4 exhibition tournament.

Serena no go for Aussie Open: 'Need more time'

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 21:21:36 EST

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, she announced Thursday. Williams won last year's tournament at Melbourne Park, her 23rd Grand Slam singles title of her career.

Federer, Bencic win Perth's Hopman Cup

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 07:32:26 EST

Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic claimed the 2018 Hopman Cup for Switzerland after defeating the German team of Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev.

Serena returns to tennis with exhibition loss

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 14:00:29 EST

Serena Williams, who hadn't played a competitive match since winning last year's Australian Open, lost an exhibition match against Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday.

Svitolina wins Brisbane to claim 10th WTA title

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 06:20:01 EST

Elina Svitolina secured her first WTA title in Australia with a straight-sets victory in the Brisbane International final on Saturday, while Nick Kyrgios moved a step closer to claiming his first ATP title on home soil.

Refreshed Fed arrives for Australian summer

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 14:04:36 EST

Revitalised after a fortnight's family holiday in the Maldives, Roger Federer has arrived in Australia ready to embark on his milestone 20th year on the professional tennis tour.

Injury scare for Sock at Hopman Cup

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 01:39:49 EST

World No.8 Jack Sock was forced to retire during his Hopman Cup clash with Japan's Yuichi Sugita after injuring his hip during the first set of his men's singles clash.

Hyeon Chung ready to ditch obscurity for tennis fame

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:50:51 EST

He doesn't dabble in social media and doesn't do much else to garner attention, but if Hyeon Chung keeps up his winning ways, he'll have no choice but to live a life of fame.