Women's tennis

Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates after defeating United States' Madison Keys in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 23, 2018 - 8:42 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For anyone who doubted, this was Angelique Kerber in 2016 vintage form. Kerber routed U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open, the tournament where she kicked off her career-best season in 2016 with victory...
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Germany's Angelique Kerber serves to United States' Madison Keys during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 23, 2018 - 8:12 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber is through to the Australian Open semifinals after a commanding 6-1, 6-2 win over Madison Keys. For Kerber, who kicked off her career-best season with her run to the title here two years ago, it was her first quarterfinal at a major since her victory in...
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Belgium's Elise Mertens celebrates after defeating Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 23, 2018 - 10:26 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Elise Mertens was growing up in the medieval city of Leuven, Belgium, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin were taking Belgian tennis to new heights. She remembers, back to when she was five, seeing Clijsters play for the first time — the year Clijsters made her first...
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El español Rafael Nadal celebra su victoria sobre el argentino Diego Schwartzman en la cuarta ronda del Abierto de Australia el domingo 21 de enero de 2018 en Melbourne. (AP Foto/Dita Alangkara)
January 22, 2018 - 8:12 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Quarterfinal play begins at the Australian Open on Tuesday, with top-seeded Rafael Nadal continuing his quest for a second Australian title and 17th Grand Slam championship overall, and Caroline Wozniacki looking for her first anywhere. Nadal will play the opening night...
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South Korea's Chung Hyeon reacts after winning a point against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 22, 2018 - 8:57 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six-time champion Novak Djokovic was stunned in straight sets by Hyeon Chung not long after Tennys Sandgren upset No. 5 Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open. The season-opening major often throws up unexpected results, but the back-to-back upsets Monday resulted in a...
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United States' Tennys Sandgren celebrates after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 22, 2018 - 6:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six-time champion Novak Djokovic was stunned in straight sets by Hyeon Chung only hours after Tennys Sandgren upset No. 5 Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open. The back-to-back upsets Monday have set up a very unexpected quarterfinal: Chung, the first Korean to reach the...
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United States' Tennys Sandgren celebrates after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 22, 2018 - 6:07 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennys Sandgren had never won a Grand Slam match or beaten a top 10 player until last week. Now he's into the Australian Open quarterfinals on debut after adding an upset win over No. 5-seeded Dominic Thiem on Monday night to his earlier victory over 2014 champion Stan...
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United States' Tennys Sandgren celebrates after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 22, 2018 - 5:23 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennys Sandgren had never won a Grand Slam match or beaten a top 10 player until last week. Now he's into the Australian Open quarterfinals on debut after adding an upset win over No. 5-seeded Dominic Thiem on Monday night to his earlier victory over 2014 champion Stan...
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Germany's Angelique Kerber reacts after losing a point to Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 22, 2018 - 2:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women's draw after avoiding a major upset. For a while it appeared Kerber's progression could unravel against No. 88 Hsieh Su-wei, a former top-ranked doubles player with a double-handed...
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Germany's Angelique Kerber reacts after losing a point to Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 22, 2018 - 12:10 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women's draw after surviving a frustrating fourth-round match. For a while, though, it appeared Kerber's progression may have unraveled against No. 88 Hsieh Su-wei, a former top-ranked...
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