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The Latest: Falconi loses, ends forgettable day for US women

Irina Falconi lost to Daria Gavrilova in the last match on Rod Laver Arena, ending a very forgettable opening day for American women at Melbourne Park

Nadal into 3rd round; Wozniacki saves 2 MPs to…

Rafael Nadal had to wait while Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points and worked her way back into the Australian Open on the preceding match on Rod Laver Arena.

Serena Williams Withdraws From Australian Open

Serena Williams withdrew from the Australian Open, the star announced over Snapchat on Thursday.

The Latest: Kyrgios reaches 3rd round at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios overcame distractions from a faulty speaker system at Hisense Arena and a lot of noise to beat Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the second round of the Australian Open

Mother knows best: Serena opts out of Aussie…

Defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis

Young and bold, Kostyuk enjoying Aussie Open run…

Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk was such a perfectionist when she started playing tennis as a child, she'd blow up in anger if she missed even a single ball

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Tsonga leaps, stretches, lunges in Australian…

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga casually hit a between-the-legs shot that kept him in a point, lunged with one of his stretch forehands for a winner, and gave the Australian Open crowd 3 hours, 37 minutes of premium entertainment against Denis Shapovalov

Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out…

Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens were upset early and the bleak opening day for Americans continued at the Australian Open

Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in…

Maria Sharapova returns to the Australian Open after a doping ban and opens with a straight-set victory

Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not…

Novak Djokovic confirms top men's players held a private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues related to the tour, but denied that any talk of boycotting Grand Slams over prize money was ever raised

Federer deflects attention to Nadal, Djokovic in…

Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a hassle-free preparation

Recovering Kvitova feels the love from Australian…

A year ago Petra Kvitova was recovering from a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic, unsure if she'd ever play tennis again. So her first-round loss at the Australian Open didn't bother her in the overall scheme of things.

The Latest: Defending champion Federer wins in 1st round

Defending champion Roger Federer had an easy run in his first-round match at the Australian Open, beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 as he began his quest here for his 20th Grand Slam singles title

Former No 1 Kerber wins 9th in a row to clinch Sydney title

Angelique Kerber won her first title since the 2016 U.S. Open and extended her winning streak to nine matches with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday

Nadal returns to his sleeveless roots _ and…

If Rafael Nadal gave the Australian Open a throwback feel last year with his straight-out-of-the-mid-2000s final against Roger Federer, he's completed the effect this year with a return to his sartorial roots _ a sleeveless T-shirt

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Criticism of Margaret Court is muted at Australian Open

Marriage equality proponents draped themselves in rainbow flags on the first day of the Australian Open to protest Margaret Court's views on gay marriage. Several, however, stopped short of saying Court's name should be stripped from the venue

Germany one win away from Hopman Cup final vs Switzerland

Two-time Grand Slam singles champion Angelique Kerber beat Australia's Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 to put Germany one win away from a Hopman Cup final against Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland

Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic…

Defending champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with 11 Australian Open titles between them and 31 Grand Slam singles titles combined, take to the court at the Australian Open under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday

Tomic's troubles continue, misses a spot at Australian Open

Bernard Tomic's troubles have continued into 2018 with a loss in the last round of qualifying for the Australian Open

Ostapenko upset by Makarova in 1st round at Sydney

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko had an upset 7-6 (3), 6-1 loss to Ekaterina Makarova on a sweltering opening day of the Sydney International

Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret…

Billie Jean King backs the call to rename Margaret Court Arena after Courts negative comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

Mertens successfully defends Hobart International title

Second-seeded Elise Mertens broke Mihaela Buzarnescu's serve in the opening game and went on to beat the Romanian 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 Saturday to win the Hobart International title for the second consecutive year

Nadal, Federer seeded 1st and 2nd for Australian Open

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer have been seeded first and second for the Australian Open, meaning they can only meet at Melbourne Park this month if they set up a rematch of last year's final

After one for the ages, Australian Open now a…

With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead of the Australian Open

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Bautista Agut beats Del Potro to win ASB Classic

Bautista Agut beats del Potro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 to win 2nd ASB Classic singles title

Wawrinka says he's ready for Aussie Open, knee not a worry

Former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka says he's ready for this year's tournament beginning next Monday after being sidelined from competitive tennis for six months

Federer, Djokovic drawn in same half for…

Defending champion Roger Federer has been drawn in the same half of the Australian Open as six-time winner Novak Djokovic