Women's tennis

United States' Frances Tiafoe celebrates after defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 16, 2019 - 9:06 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Frances Tiafoe rolled up his white shirt's right sleeve, flexed his biceps and slapped the muscle five times. Then he pounded his chest and yelled, "Yeah! Let's go! Let's go! Come on!" Forgive the young American's exuberance. This was, after all, the biggest victory of...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic makes a forehand return to Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 16, 2019 - 3:48 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has reached the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Irina-Camelia Begu. It was Kvitova's fourth consecutive win over Begu...
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United States' Serena Williams reacts after hitting a backhand return during her first round match against Germany's Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 15, 2019 - 8:38 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This was quite a return for Serena Williams. Almost as if she never left. In her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant — and her first official match anywhere since a loss in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September — Williams...
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Romania's Simona Halep makes a forehand return to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 15, 2019 - 7:16 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was happening all over again to Simona Halep: Seeded No. 1 at a Grand Slam tournament, in danger of bowing out in the first round — and against the same opponent, no less. This time, Halep dug herself out of a deficit and figured out a way to stay at Melbourne Park...
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Canada's Milos Raonic plays a backhand return to Australia's Nick Kyrgios during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 15, 2019 - 6:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Milos Raonic hit 30 aces and never faced a break point to beat local hope Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a first-round match at Melbourne Park. It was the seventh meeting between the pair and...
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Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his first round match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 14, 2019 - 11:37 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself — and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother — quite a gutsy goodbye, the type of never-give-in performance he's famous for. What Murray could not quite do Monday at the...
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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki hits a forehand return to Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck and during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 14, 2019 - 4:56 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki saved a break point in the opening game but there was little trouble to follow as she beat Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3, 6-4 in the first round. Woznicaki, who...
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Defending women's singles champion Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki answers questions during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2019 - 11:44 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki is entering new territory at the Australian Open as a defending champion for the first time at a major. For Roger Federer, it's a well-worn experience. A women's final last year featuring two players aiming for their first Grand Slam title finished...
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Romania's Simona Halep answers a question during a press at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2019 - 2:12 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep was trying on her new shoes when she got the news direct from the draw about her tough section containing both Serena and Venus Williams at the Australian Open. Even before she contemplates possible back-to-back matches in the third and fourth round against...
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Britain's Andy Murray wipes tears from his face during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. A tearful Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 11, 2019 - 6:26 pm
The outpouring of sadness and respect in Britain over the news of Andy Murray's imminent retirement makes it easy to forget the emotional barrier that existed for so long between the Scottish tennis great and sports fans in his own country. Grumpy, sulky, petulant, cold. That was the initial view...
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