Australian Open Tennis Championships

Germany's Alexander Zverev waves as he leaves Margaret Court Arena after defeating Spain's Fernando Verdasco in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 25, 2020 - 5:31 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Alexander Zverev is back in the fourth round at the Australian Open after beating 36-year-old Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 6-2, 6-4, and it means another $10,000 to the bush fire relief effort in Australia. The 22-...
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic waves as she leaves Rod Laver Arena after her third round loss to to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 25, 2020 - 5:25 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Karolina Pliskova can make a good case that she has the strongest resume of any active player not to win a Grand Slam singles title. She's been the runner-up at the U.S. Open and a semifinalist at the French Open and Australian Open. She's currently ranked No. 2. But her...
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic waves as she leaves Rod Laver Arena after her third round loss to to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 25, 2020 - 4:50 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Karolina Pliskova can make a strong case that she has the strongest resume of any active player not to win a Grand Slam singles title. She's been the runner-up at the U.S. Open and a semifinalist at the French Open and Australian Open. She's currently ranked No. 2. But...
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Spain's Garbine Muguruza makes a backhand return to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 25, 2020 - 4:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Two-time major winner Garbiñe Muguruza has beaten fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-2 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon the following...
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John Isner, left, of the U.S. shakes hands with Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka after retiring from their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 25, 2020 - 3:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka has moved into the fourth round at Melbourne Park after 19th-seeded American John Isner stopped playing in the second set. Wawrinka led 6-4, 4-1 when Isner was visited...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta during their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 25, 2020 - 3:37 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal feels good about his tennis as the Australian Open heads to Week 2. "I needed to improve," he said, "and I improved." This assessment arrived after Nadal needed less than 100 minutes to move a step closer to a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return to to compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta during their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 25, 2020 - 3:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal was awake at 1 a.m., engrossed in Roger Federer's third-round match at the Australian Open. The top-ranked Nadal explained, after beating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on a warm Saturday afternoon, how he couldn't sleep until after...
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Belgium's Elise Mertens, left, is congratulated by CiCi Bellis of the U.S. after winning their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 25, 2020 - 2:28 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 6:15 p.m. CiCi Bellis' return to Grand Slam tennis after a two-year absence has ended in a third-round loss to 16th-seeded Elise Mertens at the Australian Open. Bellis had four operations on her right arm and her...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return to to compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta during their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 25, 2020 - 2:12 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal was awake at 1 a.m., engrossed in Roger Federer's third-round match at the Australian Open. The top-ranked Nadal explained, after beating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on a warm Saturday afternoon, how he couldn't sleep until after...
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Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after defeating Taylor Fritz of the U.S. in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 25, 2020 - 1:44 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem had a much easier time in his third-round match than his second and beat Taylor Fritz 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to advance to the second week at Melbourne Park. Fritz double-faulted on...
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