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Serena drops set at warm-up

Serena Williams rallied from a set down to beat journeywoman Christina McHale at the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Auckland Classic on Thursday, but said it was just the workout she needed.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/9 19:53:40

Tsitsipas hits dad with racket

Stefanos Tsitsipas has laughed off a temper tantrum that saw him clip his father's arm while smashing a racquet, and said he is feeling “good with his game” heading into the Australian Open.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/8 21:03:41

Sharapova slams 'secondhand' Brisbane event

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova said the Brisbane International felt like "a secondhand event" with women relegated to outside courts to make way for men playing the inaugural ATP Cup.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/8 17:58:42

Smoke delays unlikely at Aussie Open: organizers

Smoke from bushfires is unlikely to delay the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam, organizers said on Tuesday, insisting they have pulled out all the stops to protect the health and safety of players.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/7 21:03:42

Osaka opens year with tough win over Sakkari at Brisbane International

Japanese star Naomi Osaka came from a break down in the third set to overcome Greece's Maria Sakkari in the first round of the WTA Brisbane International on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/7 20:23:40

Organizers slammed over 'respect' for women

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens on ­Tuesday blasted organizers of this week's Brisbane International, accusing them of favoring the male players and not respecting the women.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/7 20:18:40

Serena powers past Giorgi

Serena Williams found her power game after a sluggish start as she overcame qualifier Camila Giorgi to open her 2020 season with a straight-sets victory at the Auckland WTA Classic on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/7 20:13:40

Beyonce pep talk works: Naomi Osaka

Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka has revealed her excitement at meeting her idol Beyonce, saying the US singer “smelled expensive” and gave her a morale-boosting pep talk at a low point last year.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/6 18:38:40

Australian Open delay valid if smoke haze worsens, says Djokovic

Novak Djokovic said Australian Open organizers should consider delaying the first Grand Slam of the year if haze from bushfires raging around the country threatens players' health.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/5 21:18:40

Fundraisers to help Aussie fire victims

Australia's tennis chief announced a series of fundraisers for victims of raging bushfires on Thursday after an appeal from bad boy Nick Kyrgios.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/2 19:23:41

Ambitious Thiem confident 'Big Three' will be toppled at Grand Slams

World No.4 Dominic Thiem on Thursday expressed confidence a new Grand Slam ­champion will be crowned in 2020 ­outside the big three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/2 19:23:40

Players call for Cups to merge

Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic said on Thursday there was no point in ­having two men's team tennis ­competitions and suggested the new ATP Cup should merge with the Davis Cup.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/2 19:13:40

New tennis era kicks off with ATP Cup

Tennis' innovative new team championship kicks off the men's 2020 season on Friday, with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among those looking for a winning start ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/1 20:03:40

Nishikori out of Aussie Open and ATP Cup

Japanese star Kei Nishikori pulled out of the Australian Open and the inaugural ATP Cup Monday as he continues to struggle with an elbow injury that has kept him out since the US Open.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/30 23:08:03

Murray pulls out of Aussie Open

Andy Murray said he was "gutted" to be missing next month's Australian Open after being ruled out of the first Grand Slam of 2020 with a pelvic injury.
Soure:Agencies: 2019/12/29 19:39:35

Andreescu out of season opener due to 'knee issues'

Auckland Classic organizers suffered a major setback to their tournament lineup on Tuesday with US Open champion Bianca Andreescu withdrawing due to "knee issues."
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/24 21:13:41

Australian Open prize pool jumps to $49m, biggest gains for early rounds

The prize pool for the 2020 Australian Open has been boosted by 14 percent to A$71 million ($49.1 million), ­organizers said on Tuesday, with the biggest gains for ­players exiting in the early rounds.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/12/24 18:38:41

Tennis in 2019: Nadal on top

Rafael Nadal finished the season on top of the world to give the men's rankings a familiar look but a new crop of women is showing the old guard can be overthrown.
Soure:AFP: 2019/12/19 19:38:41