Women's tennis

Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after defeating United States' Sofia Kenin in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 17, 2019 - 12:25 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Push Simona Halep to the brink, and she summons her best. The Australian Open's top-seeded woman got all she could handle from 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the second round before taking the last four games to emerge with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory that took 2½...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic falls during his second round match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 17, 2019 - 8:57 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the Australian Open's third round in a rematch of their 2008 final at Melbourne Park. Eight years ago, Djokovic's victory...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts during her second round match against Sweden's Rebecca Peterson at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 16, 2019 - 8:52 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Maria Sharapova set up a third-round showdown with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open after a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden. Sharapova won the...
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United States' Sloane Stephens, right, is congratulated by compatriot Taylor Townsend after winning their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 15, 2019 - 7:01 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens plays Timea Babos to open second-round singles play at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday on Day Three of the Australian Open. The fifth-seeded Stephens, who won the 2017 U.S. Open, captured junior doubles titles with Babos at the...
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United States' Venus Williams reaches for a forehand return to Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 15, 2019 - 2:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Venus Williams is headed to a third set in her opening match in Melbourne against 25th-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu. Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, dropped the first set in a tiebreaker 7...
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United States' Serena Williams prepares to hit a forehand return to Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 14, 2019 - 10:44 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams jumped straight back in where she left off at the Australian Open, returning for the first time since winning the title in 2017 when she was pregnant with her first child. Williams conceded only five points in the first set and was completely clinical in...
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Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his first round match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 14, 2019 - 8:07 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself — and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother — quite a gutsy goodbye, the type of never-give-in performance he's famous for. What Murray could not quite do Monday at the...
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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki hits a forehand return to Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck and during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 14, 2019 - 4:56 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki saved a break point in the opening game but there was little trouble to follow as she beat Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3, 6-4 in the first round. Woznicaki, who...
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Defending women's singles champion Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki answers questions during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2019 - 11:44 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki is entering new territory at the Australian Open as a defending champion for the first time at a major. For Roger Federer, it's a well-worn experience. A women's final last year featuring two players aiming for their first Grand Slam title finished...
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Romania's Simona Halep smiles during a press at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2019 - 9:32 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep was trying on her new shoes when she got the news direct from the draw about her tough section containing both Serena and Venus Williams at the Australian Open. Even before she contemplates possible back-to-back matches in the third and fourth round against...
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