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US sweeps Uzbekistan, advances to group stage in Davis Cup

Feb. 04, 2023 17:49 PM EST

The United States swept its way into the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals on Saturday, getting the winning point in a 4-0 victory over Uzbekistan from the doubles team of Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek. They beat Sergey Fomin and Sanjar Fayziev 6-2, 6-4, after Tommy Paul and...

Tennis pro Varvara Lepchenko's doping ban cut to 21 months

Feb. 03, 2023 13:59 PM EST

Former top-20 tennis player and U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko’s doping suspension for use of a banned stimulant was reduced from four years to 21 months as part of an agreement with the International Tennis Federation. The agreeement was reached after Lepchenko appealed her...

Australian Open director: Djokovic's hamstring had 3-cm tear

Feb. 01, 2023 11:03 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Novak Djokovic played at the Grand Slam event with a muscle tear of 3 centimeters — a little more than an inch — in his left hamstring along the way to winning the championship. “He gets a bad...

Djokovic back at top of ATP rankings; Sabalenka No. 2 in WTA

Jan. 30, 2023 10:44 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic's Australian Open championship returned him to a rather familiar spot on Monday: No. 1 in the ATP rankings. His four-place rise from No. 5 to replace Carlos Alcaraz at No. 1 is the largest jump to the top spot in the 50-year history of the...

Analysis: Novak Djokovic clearly not done dominating tennis

Jan. 29, 2023 16:54 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic clearly is not done dominating his sport. He says so. His coach says so. And, most importantly, his performances throughout a draining run to a record-extending 10th Australian Open championship and...

Novak Djokovic claims 10th Australian Open title, 22nd Slam

Jan. 29, 2023 09:54 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic climbed into the Rod Laver Arena stands to celebrate his 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title Sunday and, after jumping and pumping his fists with his team, he collapsed onto his back, crying. When he...

Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas for 10th Australian Open title, 22nd Grand Slam trophy

Jan. 29, 2023 06:44 AM EST
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas for 10th Australian Open title, 22nd Grand Slam trophy.

Analysis: Aussie Open champ Sabalenka reworked serve, belief

Jan. 28, 2023 16:01 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka’s Australian Open championship is about persistence. It’s about the value of confronting, not ignoring, problems. It’s about putting in the time and the effort required to get better. And, to hear...

Aryna Sabalenka wins 1st Grand Slam title at Australian Open

Jan. 28, 2023 09:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One point away from her first Grand Slam title, Aryna Sabalenka faulted. And then she faulted again. She grimaced. She yelled and turned her back to the court. She wiggled her shoulders and exhaled. Clearly, this business of winning the Australian Open...

Djokovic, Tsitsipas to meet in Australian Open men's final

Jan. 27, 2023 17:13 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Winning matches at the Australian Open does not give Novak Djokovic all that much trouble. He has a 27-match unbeaten run, the longest at the place in the 55-year Open era. And now Djokovic needs just one more victory, against Stefanos Tsitsipas in...