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Kvitova beats Brady 6-4, 6-3 on return to Stuttgart

Apr. 20, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Petra Kvitova opened her delayed title defense at the Porsche Grand Prix with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Australian Open finalist Jennifer Brady on Tuesday. Kvitova, who won the previous edition of the tournament in 2019, saved all three break points...

Citing bad back, Rafael Nadal out of Rotterdam tournament

Feb. 25, 2021 10:43 AM EST

Rafael Nadal pulled out of next week's hard-court tournament at Rotterdam, Netherlands, because of the bad back that bothered him during the Australian Open. Nadal's withdrawal from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was announced Thursday. The...

Osaka back to No. 2; Medvedev No. 3; Karatsev jumps 72 spots

Feb. 22, 2021 14:15 PM EST

Naomi Osaka's Australian Open championship moved her up one spot to No. 2 in the WTA rankings Monday, while men's finalist Daniil Medvedev rose to a career-best No. 3 behind winner Novak Djokovic on the ATP list. Jennifer Brady, the 25-year-old...

Medvedev recalls long-ago practice session with Djokovic

Feb. 21, 2021 10:09 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev showered Novak Djokovic with praise after losing to him in the Australian Open final, even telling the story of a joint practice session a half-dozen years ago or so in Monte Carlo, where both have homes. Back then, Djokovic...

Cloud 9: Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam title

Feb. 21, 2021 09:11 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe, just maybe, the thinking went, Novak Djokovic would be just a tad more susceptible to trouble this time around at the Australian Open. After all, he tore an abdominal muscle in the third round and wasn't sure he could continue to...

Australian Open: Dominant Djokovic wins 18th major title

Feb. 21, 2021 09:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the last day of the 2021 Australian Open: Novak Djokovic won his ninth Australian Open championship and 18th Grand Slam title overall with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 4 Daniil Medvedev in the men’s final at Rod Laver Arena...

The Latest: Djokovic says he did tear muscle in Australia

Feb. 21, 2021 08:31 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Day 14 of the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Novak Djokovic says he did tear an abdominal muscle in his third-round match at the Australian Open. ...

Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev in 3 sets to win 9th Australian Open, 18th Grand Slam title overall

Feb. 21, 2021 05:41 AM EST
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev in 3 sets to win 9th Australian Open, 18th Grand Slam title overall.

At Australian Open, Djokovic chases 18th Slam, Medvedev 1st

Feb. 20, 2021 14:18 PM EST

Novak Djokovic lost his first career Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open. Then he won his second, which came at the Australian Open. And look where he is now, more than a dozen years later: One victory from a ninth championship at Melbourne Park and his 18th major title...

4 for 4: Osaka wins Australian, stays perfect in Slam finals

Feb. 20, 2021 09:09 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Naomi Osaka strode through the Champion's Walk leading to the court for the Australian Open final — headphones on her ears, racket bag strapped to her back — she reached out her left hand to tap a panel marked with her name and the year of her previous...