Tennis

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic makes a forehand return to United States's Amanda Anisimova during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 19, 2019 - 8:21 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is the first player into the Australian Open quarterfinals after beating 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 6-1 to open play Sunday at Rod Laver...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic celebrates after defeating Switzerland's Belinda Bencic during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 19, 2019 - 7:32 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova opens play at Rod Laver Arena on Day 7 of the Australian Open with a match against 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova. Anisimova has beaten two seeded players on her way to the fourth round and a win Sunday would advance her...
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United States' Serena Williams serves to Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2019 - 2:42 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open matchup between former No. 1 Serena Williams and current No. 1 Simona Halep sure feels as if it could be the showdown of the tournament, a meeting to determine the champion. Alas, all the winner will earn Monday is a quarterfinal berth. And while...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan.19, 2018 file photo, United States' Julia Mancuso, left, smiles next to United States' Lindsey Vonn at an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to open her injury-delayed final full season on the skiing World Cup circuit — and she couldn't be happier to do it in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Vonn says, "If there's a place — minus Lake Louise — that I could make a return then I think Cortina would be No. 1 on my list." Vonn has won 12 of her 82 World Cup victories in Cortina. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 19, 2019 - 1:23 pm
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Julia Mancuso knows what Lindsey Vonn is going through. She understands Andy Murray's pain, too. It was exactly a year ago that Mancuso, a four-time Olympic medalist, succumbed to a persistent hip problem and retired just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Games...
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United States' Serena Williams consoles Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska after winning their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2019 - 10:30 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net. Williams knows what it's like to be the...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating United States' Taylor Fritz during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2019 - 9:48 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought. Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's try to go at the Australian Open. Rules are rules, after all. So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park ... the owner of 20 Grand...
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France's Lucas Pouille celebrates after defeating Australia's Alexei Popyrin in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2019 - 8:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Lucas Pouille ended the run of 19-year-old Australian wild-card entry Alexei Popyrin by holding on to edge him 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (10), 4-6, 6-3 in the third round. The 28th-seeded Pouille, who is...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, is congratulated by Canada's Denis Shapovalov after winning their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2019 - 6:15 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open. On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael Nadal defeating 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 6-...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka rests on her racket during her third round match against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2019 - 4:49 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka had the umpire warning her for spiking her racket in the first set, and checking on her welfare when she tumbled near the baseline in the next. The U.S. Open champion had a topsy-turvy third-round at the Australian Open on Saturday, getting within two games...
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United States' Amanda Anisimova celebrates after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 18, 2019 - 9:30 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after...
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