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Wilander Fears Rod Laver Slot May Inhibit Kyrgios Vs Tsonga

MELBOURNE – Nick Kyrgios must not let playing on Rod Laver Arena douse his natural fire when he plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the standout match of the Australian...

Unhindered Halep Dashes Past Bouchard Into Third Round

MELBOURNE – Top seed Simona Halep eased fears over her fitness with a brisk 6-2 6-2 demolition of Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of the...

Australia Steps Up Efforts To Woo Chinese Tennis Tourists

MELBOURNE – The Australian Open has stepped up efforts to lure Chinese tennis fans to Melbourne Park by boosting broadcast and sponsorship deals. More than 59...

Tennis Unhindered Halep Dashes Past Bouchard Into Third Round

MELBOURNE – Top seed Simona Halep eased fears over her fitness with a brisk 6-2 6-2 victory over Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of the...

Tennis Birthday Girl Kerber Sets Up Sharapova Clash

MELBOURNE – Former world number one Angelique Kerber celebrated her 30th birthday on Thursday with an emphatic 6-4 6-1 win over Donna Vekic at the Australian Open...

Tennis Injured Del Potro Battles Through To Third Round

MELBOURNE – Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro battled an apparent thigh injury and sapping heat to down Russia’s Karen Khachanov 6-4 7-6(4)...

Goffins Hopes Over As He Succumbs To Benneteau

MELBOURNE – Dark horse David Goffin’s Australian Open hopes went up in smoke as he fell to a 1-6 7-6(5) 6-1 7-6(4) to French veteran Julien Benneteau in...

Djokovic Survives Melbourne Furnace To Beat Monfils

MELBOURNE – Six-times champion Novak Djokovic survived the Rod Laver Arena furnace to reach the third round of the Australian Open with a 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory...

Tennis Lucky Loser Pera Sends Ninth Seed Konta Out

MELBOURNE – Lucky loser Bernarda Pera sent ninth seed Johanna Konta tumbling out of the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a 6-4 7-5 upset in...

Tennis Muguruza Outfoxed By Hsieh In Second-round Defeat

MELBOURNE – Third seed Garbine Muguruza became the latest big-name casualty at the Australian Open as she lost 7-6(1) 6-4 in the second round to tricky Taiwanese...