Tennis

United State's Sofia Kenin returns a shot to Australia's Ashleigh Barty during their first-round Fed Cup tennis match in Asheville, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 09, 2019 - 4:28 pm
France and Belarus were in command of their Fed Cup first-round ties while 2018 finalists the Czech Republic and the United States were level in their ties on Saturday. Australian Open semifinalist Karolina Pliskova won the first point for the Czechs against Romania after easing past Mihaela...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, Britain's Andy Murray answers questions at a press conference following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Three-time major champion Andy Murray posted a message Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 on Instagram saying he had hip resurfacing surgery and had a metal joint implanted on Monday in London. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
January 29, 2019 - 4:40 am
Andy Murray did have a second hip operation, after all, getting a metal implant one year after his first procedure on the joint. The three-time major champion posted a message Tuesday on Instagram saying that he had the surgery in London on Monday. "Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now,"...
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January 29, 2019 - 1:13 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt is not happy about the new format beginning this year for the Davis Cup. Hewitt called the new setup "ridiculous" on Tuesday and ripped into former Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique, whose Kosmos investment group has been involved with...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka kisses her trophy the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at Melbourne's Brighton Beach following her win over Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 28, 2019 - 3:10 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the first player from Asia to top the men's or women's tennis rankings — and the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 in nine years. "I feel like I'm literally just still learning," the 21-year-old Osaka said. "Everyone kind...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds his trophy after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 27, 2019 - 8:34 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was so good, so relentless, so flawless, that Rafael Nadal never stood a chance. Djokovic reduced one of the greats of the game to merely another outclassed opponent — just a guy, really — and one so out of sorts that Nadal even whiffed on one of his...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds his trophy aloft after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 27, 2019 - 7:13 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: SUNDAY'S WEATHER Partly cloudy, high of 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit). SUNDAY'S RESULTS Men's singles final: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 2 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Men's doubles final: No. 5 Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 27, 2019 - 5:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 9:02 p.m. Novak Djokovic has taken a 6-3, 6-2 lead over Rafael Nadal in a surprisingly lopsided start to the Australian Open final. The top-ranked Djokovic is potentially just one set from a men's record...
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France's Nicolas Mahut, right, and compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbet celebrate after defeating Finland's Henri Kontinen and Australia's John Peers in the men's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 27, 2019 - 3:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Not long after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut completed their career Grand Slam in men's doubles, the Frenchmen were already turning their attention to the next goal. And that's gold. Mahut and Herbert beat Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia 6...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka answers questions at a press conference after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, early Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 9:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly. She yelled at herself. Slammed a ball. Tugged at her visor's pink brim. Trudged to the...
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Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic and United States' Rajeev Ram kiss their trophy after defeating Australia's Astra Sharma and compatriot John-Patrick Smith in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, early Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 9:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — First-time partners Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova are Grand Slam mixed doubles champions. The U.S.-Czech combination beat Australian wildcards John-Patrick Smith and Astra Sharma 7-6 (3), 6-1 to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title on Saturday. Krejcikova, who...
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