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Australian Open: Djokovic tops Paul; faces Tsitsipas in final

He beats Paul 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 to close in on a 10th Australian Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title overall.

published on : 27th January 2023

Title eludes Sania in last Grand Slam

Coming into her final Major tournament, Sania had three women's doubles and as many mixed doubles trophies in her cabinet.

published on : 27th January 2023

India brace for T20 appetiser against NZ ahead of marquee Australia Test series

There is also the welcome addition of attacking Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw, who returns to the team on the back of a series of superlative performances in domestic cricket.

published on : 26th January 2023

Sabalenka overpowers Linette, to face Rybakina in Australian Open final

Sabalenka came into the match as many observers' favourite for the Melbourne crown but she had never won a Grand Slam semi-final in three previous attempts.

published on : 26th January 2023

Rybakina beats Azarenka to reach Australian Open final

The 22nd seed had already defeated reigning French and US Open champion Iga Swiatek in the fourth round and 2017 Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park.

published on : 26th January 2023

Djokovic's father filmed with fans holding pro-Russia flags at Australian Open

Serbian tennis reporters confirmed it was Djokovic's father and the Melbourne Age newspaper reported he said in Serbian: "Long live Russia."

published on : 26th January 2023

Djokovic, Sabalenka roll into Australian Open semi-finals

Two-time Melbourne champion Victoria Azarenka, also from Belarus, will face Moscow-born Kazakh Elena Rybakina in the other semi-final.

published on : 25th January 2023

Sania-Bopanna pair reaches Australian Open mixed doubles final 

Sania has announced that the WTA event in Dubai in February will be her swansong.

published on : 25th January 2023

Tommy Paul beats Ben Shelton in all-US quarterfinal at Australian Open

Paul's next opponent will be 21-time Grand Slam singles champion Novak Djokovic or Andrey Rublev. The other men’s semifinal on Friday is Stefanos Tsitsipas against Karen Khachanov.

published on : 25th January 2023

Djokovic is no 'villain' - took me 10 years to get over cheat storm: Azarenka

Azarenka said Tuesday she had only just learned how to cope with self-doubts and anxiety during matches, which can be overwhelming, and only recently got over that "worst" moment of her career.

published on : 25th January 2023

Tsitsipas powers past Lehecka into Australian Open semi-finals

He will face the Russian 18th seed Khachanov for a place in his first Melbourne Park final, having crashed in the semis three times previously, including in the past two years.

published on : 24th January 2023

Two-time Australian champ Azarenka tops Pegula, talks anxiety

The No. 24-seeded Azarenka's semifinal opponent will be No. 22 Elena Rybakina, the reigning Wimbledon champion.

published on : 24th January 2023

Bopanna-Mirza move to Australian Open mixed doubles semifinal

They now await the winner of the quarterfinal between the pairs of third seeded Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski and Taylor Townsend and Jamie Murray.

published on : 24th January 2023

With series in pocket, India search for perfect combo

The series might have been won, but for India, the third and final ODI against New Zealand is as important as the other two games they have played so far.

published on : 24th January 2023

Garcia latest Australian Open casualty but Sabalenka unstoppable

This is the first Grand Slam since the Open era began in 1968 to lose the top two seeds in both the men's and women's draws before the last eight.

published on : 23rd January 2023

Shelton 'just hustling' on way to Australian Open quarter-finals

The unseeded 20-year-old -- on his first trip outside the United States -- prevailed 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in sapping heat on John Cain Arena.

published on : 23rd January 2023

Buffalo's Pegula eyes 1st Slam semifinal at Australian Open

The emcee called it the "biggest title" of her career. Pegula politely corrected him: "Biggest title so far," she said, emphasizing those last two words.

published on : 23rd January 2023

Korda, 1998 Australian Open champ Petr's son, in 1st Slam QF 

"Those are the toughest points to win ... those last three there," said Korda, whose father, Petr, won the 1998 championship in Australia.

published on : 22nd January 2023

'Toadzilla' weighing 2.7 kg found in Australia

Cane toads were introduced into Queensland in 1935 to control the cane beetle, with devastating consequences for other wildlife.

published on : 22nd January 2023

Swiatek, Gauff lose at Australian Open; Korda in 1st Slam QF 

In other women's action Sunday, No. 3 Jessica Pegula got to the quarterfinals in Australia for the third year in a row by defeating 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova 7-5, 6-2

published on : 22nd January 2023
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