Tennis

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Serena Williams wins Australian Open, sets major record

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams held up a Grand Slam winner’s trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivalled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Williams sisters, Federer advance to Australian Open finals

MELBOURNE, Australia – Win or lose, Serena Williams sees another all-sister final at the Australian Open as cause for celebration. The 35-year-old Williams arrived in Australia bidding for a 23rd...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Serena matches sister Venus Williams, reaches Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams reached her 10th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal, and kept her bid alive for a record 23rd major title, with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Johanna Konta at the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Confident CoCo Vandeweghe on strong run at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – On the court, CoCo Vandeweghe is all bluster and bravado, an all-or-nothing ball striker with a booming forehand who compares herself to a freight train and shrugs...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Venus Williams, Roger Federer age well under the Australian sun

MELBOURNE, Australia – For all their Grand Slam successes, Venus Williams and Roger Federer still find themselves surprised to be in the semifinals at the Australian Open. Injuries, illness and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Venus Williams sets Australian record with run to semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia — Age appears to be no barrier for Venus Williams. The 36-year-old Williams beat No. 24-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Tuesday, becoming the oldest player to...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Rafael Nadal reaches 30th Grand Slam quarterfinal

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils in four sets Monday to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 30th time, prompting talk of a potential...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Serena Williams into Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams scrapped her way into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, working around a misfiring serve and a rash of unforced errors to beat Barbora Strycova as the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Nadal holds off Zverev to reach 4th round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal had a good, hard look at the future before pulling a few tricks from his past to hold it back — for now. The 14-time Grand Slam winner, still recovering from a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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‘Crazy’ good: Federer into 4th round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – Roger Federer relaxed into the chair, his arms folded across his chest in a casual, confident way, and just savored a vintage Australian Open performance. The 17-time Grand...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Djokovic falls early at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – It started badly for Novak Djokovic, who needed 24 serves, six break-point saves and 15 minutes just to hold his first game in the second round. This was not the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Murray, Federer advance to 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – An hour after his win, Andy Murray still hadn’t been able to get any video to see how he twisted his ankle and tumbled to the ground. There’s a good chance the most-viewed...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports