Australian Open Tennis Championships

Rod Laver addresses a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.It has been 50 years since Laver won all four major tennis tournaments in one season for a true Grand Slam. That 1969 feat was the second time he had done it. No man has won all four majors in one season since.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 23, 2019 - 1:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 5 p.m. Tennis great Rod Laver has some advice for the younger generation of Australian players: Get on with business. Bitter feuding within Australian men's tennis was exposed during the season's first...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka makes a forehand return to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 23, 2019 - 12:27 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 4:05 p.m. There can be benefits to being on live TV when you're far from home. Naomi Osaka was on Japanese broadcaster NHK TV after her win over Elina Svitolina in the Australian Open quarterfinals and...
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reacts after defeating United States' Serena Williams in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 11:59 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Karolina Pliskova says her "mind was in the locker room" when she was down 5-1 in the third set of her Australian Open quarterfinal against 23-time major winner Serena Williams. In one of the...
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United States' Serena Williams reacts after losing a point to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 22, 2019 - 11:43 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams was one point — just one — from quite a comeback victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals when she turned her left ankle. Everything unraveled from there. In a startling reversal and result, Williams wasted four match points along the way to dropping...
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United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 22, 2019 - 11:31 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Serena Williams has lost her Australian Open quarterfinal to Karolina Pliskova after being called for a foot-fault when she was serving on match point. Williams was serving for the match at 5-1...
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United States' Serena Williams reacts after losing a point to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 22, 2019 - 10:44 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Serena Williams is back level at one set-all in her Australian Open quarterfinal against seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova. The match went to a deciding third set after Williams clinched the...
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United States' Serena Williams makes a forehand return to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 9:59 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Karolina Pliskova has taken the first set off Serena Williams in their Australian Open quarterfinal. The seventh-seeded Pliskova broke Williams' serve in the third game and held serve from there...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after losing a point to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 9:19 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open semifinals for the first time by stretching her Grand Slam winning streak to 12 matches. The 21-year-old from Japan moved closer to a second consecutive major championship by parlaying her aggressive and powerful style into a 31-11...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after winning the first set against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 8:32 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 12:28 p.m. Naomi Osaka has reached her first semifinal at the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Elina Svitolina. Osaka used her aggressive style and big hitting to compile a 31-11 edge in...
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Australian tennis legends Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Rod Laver hold the women's and men's trophies, the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup at the official start of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 22, 2019 - 8:29 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Frances Tiafoe's first Grand Slam quarterfinal did not go as well as he would have hoped, but one of the highlights was the chance to play in Rod Laver Arena — with Laver himself sitting in the...
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