Djokovic’s Dad to Stay Away From Australian Open Semifinal

Djokovic's Dad to Stay Away From Australian Open Semifinal

In a release e-mailed to reporters about 2 1/2 hours before Djokovic was scheduled to face Tommy Paul for a berth in the men’s singles final, tournament organizers said Srdjan Djokovic “has issued a statement confirming that he will not attend” the match. “Throughout the event, we’ve spoken with players and their teams about the … Read more

Linette Keeps Getting Better; Into Australian Open Semis

Linette Keeps Getting Better; Into Australian Open Semis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two days after advancing to her first Grand Slam tournament quarterfinal, unseeded Magda Linette has gone one better and is into the Australian Open semifinals. The 30-year-old Linette beat Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday, adding the former No. 1 to the list of top players she has beaten at Melbourne … Read more

Sabalenka Tops Bencic for Her First QF Spot in Australian

Sabalenka Tops Bencic for Her First QF Spot in Australian

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — No. 5-seeded Aryna Sabalenka defeated Belinda Bencic 7-5, 6-2 on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first time. Bencic double-faulted to drop the first set, which put Sabalenka in control from that point. No. 4-seeded Caroline Garcia faced Magda Linette later Monday for the final place … Read more

Rybakina Beats No. 1 Swiatek to Reach Australian Open QF

Rybakina Beats No. 1 Swiatek to Reach Australian Open QF

The 22nd-seeded Rybakina used her big serving to unsettle Swiatek and got the better of their baseline exchanges to win 6-4, 6-4 in about 1 1/2 hours. Swiatek is a three-time major champion, including titles at the French Open and U.S. Open last season. Rybakina’s ranking does not properly reflect her ability or results because … Read more

Australian Open Lookahead: Andy Murray Tries for 3rd Round

Australian Open Lookahead: Andy Murray Tries for 3rd Round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY Andy Murray tries to back up his first-round victory over Matteo Berrettini by winning again and earning a trip to the third round of the Australian Open for the first time since 2017. The 35-year-old Murray is a three-time Grand Slam champion and a five-time runner-up at Melbourne … Read more

No Roger or Serena: Australian Open Starts Minus 2 Big Stars

No Roger or Serena: Australian Open Starts Minus 2 Big Stars

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wearing a dark blue T-shirt bearing Roger Federer’s first name and pushing a gray stroller carrying her 1-year-old daughter, Martina (as in Hingis), along a Rod Laver Arena concourse at the Australian Open, Angelica Ibarra spoke for many a tennis fan when she described her mood on Day 1 of Grand … Read more

Australian Open Lookahead: Nadal, Gauff in Day 1 Action

Australian Open Lookahead: Nadal, Gauff in Day 1 Action

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A glance at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2023: Political Cartoons Play in the two-week tournament begins Monday morning in Australia (Sunday night EST) and there are day and night sessions. The women’s singles final is Saturday, Jan. 28; the men’s singles final is Sunday, Jan. … Read more