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Australian Ashleigh Barty celebrates her win over Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska during their Adelaide International tennis match in Adelaide, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Barty, Rublev win Adelaide titles ahead of Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2020 7:32 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty has fine-tuned for the first tennis major of the season by winning her first title on home soil with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over No. 24-ranked Dayana Yastremska in Saturday's Adelaide International final. The French Open champion had reached finals in Australia...

No 1 Ash Barty advances to Adelaide International semifinals

Jan. 16, 2020 5:58 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — French Open final opponents Ash Barty and Marketa Vondrousova delivered the same outcome at the Adelaide International on Thursday: A dominating victory for the No. 1 player in the world. The Australian beat Vondrousova 6-3, 6-3 at Memorial Drive to advance to the semifinals. ...

Alex de Minaur of Australia walks towards his teammates after winning a point against Rafael Nadal of Spain during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Alex de Minaur out of Australian Open with abdominal strain

Jan. 16, 2020 12:58 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Alex de Minaur withdrew on Thursday from the Australian Open due to an abdominal strain. The same injury also forced the 20-year-old Australian to pull out of the Adelaide International on Monday. He was the top-seeded player in that tournament. "It's not great, I'm not going to...

Prankster appears in Australia court for driving flooded car

Jan. 15, 2020 2:43 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A social media prankster appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday charged in relation to driving a car full of water to a liquor store during a heat wave and buying beer. Michael Alexander Philippou, 28, who operates the RackaRacka YouTube channel with his twin brother Danny,...

Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a shot during her match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Kerber out of Adelaide International with lower back injury

Jan. 15, 2020 1:22 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber sustained a lower back injury and retired from her Adelaide International match on Wednesday. The former world No. 1 trailed 6-2, 2-0 in her match against Dayana Yastremska when she stopped playing. Kerber, who won the Australian...

Ashleigh Barty of Australia reacts after missing a shot during her match against Jennifer Brady of the United States at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Top-ranked Barty overcomes late collapse to win at Adelaide

Jan. 14, 2020 5:21 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Although 2019 was a breakout year for No. 1-ranked Ash Barty, the Australian is finding 2020 to be an early challenge. After losing in her first appearance last week at the Brisbane International, Barty appeared to be cruising in the final set of her second-round match against...

Ashleigh Barty of Australiareacts after missing a point during her match against Jennifer Brady of the United States at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Ash Barty party doesn't last long at Brisbane International

Jan. 9, 2020 7:13 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty's new year started with an upset loss to American qualifier Jennifer Brady at the Brisbane International. The 53rd-ranked Brady, who has no WTA tournament titles, beat the French Open champion on her home court at Pat Rafter Arena 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday....

A Forest Corporation worker manages a fire hose as he battles a fire near Moruya, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison called up about 3,000 reservists as the threat of wildfires escalated Saturday in at least three states with two more deaths, and strong winds and high temperatures were forecast to bring flames to populated areas including the suburbs of Sydney. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

'Not safe to move': Fire threats intensify in Australia

Jan. 4, 2020 9:45 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A father and son who were battling flames for two days are the latest victims of the worst wildfire season in Australian history, and the path of destruction widened in at least three states Saturday due to strong winds and high temperatures. The death toll in the wildfire crisis is now up to...

File-This Aug. 23, 2013, file photo shows Serena Williams, of the United States, looking up at the scoreboard during her match against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams has been voted the AP Female Athlete of the Decade for 2010 to 2019. Williams won 12 of her professional-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles over the past 10 years. No other woman won more than three in that span. She also tied a record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 and collected a tour-leading 37 titles in all during the decade. Gymnast Simone Biles finished second in the vote by AP member sports editors and AP beat writers. Swimmer Katie Ledecky was third, followed by ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

ATP Cup adds to crowded tennis dates before Australian Open

Jan. 1, 2020 12:03 AM EST

Roger Federer won't be playing until the Australian Open, but the the summer of tennis Down Under ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2020 will be a little more hectic for everybody else. Kicking off on Friday with the start of the new 24-team, Davis Cup-style ATP Cup in three cities across Australia, players will...

Venus Williams out of Brisbane International with injury

Dec. 31, 2019 9:53 PM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams has been forced to pull out of the Brisbane International following an undisclosed “setback" in training. Tournament officials said Wednesday a replacement for the 52nd-ranked Williams will be named on Thursday. Williams had been given a wild card for the...