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Federer, Djokovic roll on

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/16 23:08:40

No problems for Nadal

Rafael Nadal dispelled any injury worries to storm into the Australian Open second round on Monday as Venus Williams led a slew of seeds out of the tournament in a dark day for American players.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/15 22:13:39

Federer dismisses 'favorite' tag

Roger Federer says a 36-year-old should not really be considered a favorite for the Australian Open, although when the man in question is himself, no one was taking him seriously. The Swiss breezed through his media duties on Sunday with the same swagger he will take on court against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday, when he kicks off the defense of the title he won against great rival Rafael Nadal last year.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/14 23:08:40

British star Johanna Konta sees positives in 'open' women's Grand Slam

Johanna Konta believes that the lack of a clear favorite for the Australian Open reflects the growing strength in depth of women's tennis.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/14 23:08:40

Zverev, 20, determined to end Grand Slam jinx

Giant German Alexander Zverev has been widely tipped for greatness but has so far failed to go beyond a Grand Slam fourth round - something he plans to fix at the Australian Open.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/14 23:08:40

Fresh 'fairy tale'

The prospects of an unprecedented 20th Grand Slam victory have strengthened for ageless wonder Roger Federer as his main rivals flounder ahead of the Australian Open.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/13 7:34:51

Del Potro sets up Auckland semifinal with Ferrer

David Ferrer may be heading into the twilight of his career but the 35-year-old rolled back the years as he beat Hyeon Chung to cruise into the ATP Auckland Classic semifinals on Thursday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/11 23:23:39

Qualifier Giorgi ousts Radwanska to set up Kerber clash in Sydney

Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi continued her impressive run at the Sydney International by racing past Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday to set up a last-four clash with Angelique Kerber.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/11 23:18:40

Federer faces Bedene first up

Roger Federer will open his Australian Open title defense against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next week, while top seed ­Rafael Nadal, the losing finalist last year, was paired with Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos at the draw on Thursday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/11 23:18:40

Djokovic back with a bang at Kooyong

Novak Djokovic returned to competitive tennis with a bang on Wednesday, bringing a six-month spell on the sidelines to an end with a thumping 6-1, 6-4 win over world No.5 Dominic Thiem at the Kooyong Classic exhibition tennis tournament.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/10 23:28:40

Muguruza suffers second injury withdrawal

Garbine Muguruza's preparations for next week's Australian Open were thrown into disarray when the world No.3 pulled out of the Sydney International due to a leg injury on Wednesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/10 23:28:40

Bartoli looks forward to returning to court four years after retirement

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli just wants to enjoy herself and play big matches when she returns to competitive tennis in March after more than four years in retirement.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/9 23:03:40

Defending champ Konta bows out in first round

Defending champion Johanna Konta suffered a reversal of last year's final when she was bundled out in the first round of the Sydney International by Agnieszka Radwanska on Tuesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/9 23:03:39

Aussie Open gets huge boost

Former champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal gave Australian Open organizers a massive boost on Tuesday when they both said they were looking forward to next week's season-opening Grand Slam after battling long-term injuries.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/9 22:53:39

Stephens bundled out in Sydney event

US Open champion Sloane Stephens' preparations for the Australian Open hit a speed bump on Monday when she was bundled out of the Sydney International first round by ­Italy's Camila Giorgi.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/8 22:43:40

Former champ Azarenka pulls out of Aussie Open

Former champion Victoria Azarenka, who has been locked in a custody battle over her young son, pulled out of the Australian Open on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/8 22:43:39

Makarova beats the heat to surprise Ostapenko in sweltering Sydney

Ekaterina Makarova kept cool in the fierce Australian heat to upset the French Open champion and world No.7 Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (7/3), 6-1 in the opening round of the Sydney International on Sunday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/1/7 22:23:40

Goerges quits Sydney event after winning Auckland title

Powerful-serving Julia Goerges stunned top seed Caroline Wozniacki with a straight-set win in the WTA Auckland Classic final on Sunday, but withdrew from the Sydney International just hours later, joining a growing list of injury concerns for star players at the Australian Open.
Soure:AFP: 2018/1/7 22:23:39