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'Don't cry': Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next

Jan. 19, 2019 10:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net. Williams knows what it's like to be the one...

Roger Who? Federer can't get past Australian Open security

Jan. 19, 2019 9:49 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought. Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's try to go at the Australian Open. Rules are rules, after all. So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park ... the owner of 20 Grand Slam...

Australian Open Glance: Federer vs. up-and-coming Tsitsipas

Jan. 19, 2019 8:52 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Roger Federer faces one of the game's up-and-coming talents when he takes on 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the fourth round. Tsitsipas is likely to have several hundred boisterous Greek fans at Rod Laver...

The Latest: Pouille tops wild-card Popyrin at Australian

Jan. 19, 2019 8:46 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Lucas Pouille ended the run of 19-year-old Australian wild-card entry Alex Popyrin by holding on to edge him 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (10), 4-6, 6-3 in the third round. The 28th-seeded Pouille, who is coached...

'Old guys' vs youngsters 3 days in a row at Australian Open

Jan. 19, 2019 6:15 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open. On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael Nadal defeating 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2,...

Racket-smashing, tumbling Osaka advances at Australian Open

Jan. 19, 2019 4:49 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka had the umpire warning her for spiking her racket in the first set, and checking on her welfare when she tumbled near the baseline in the next. The U.S. Open champion had a topsy-turvy third-round at the Australian Open on Saturday, getting within two games of...

All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after another...

Verdasco double-faults away match point; Cilic wins 5-setter

Jan. 18, 2019 9:16 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fernando Verdasco's jaw dropped and he grabbed at a tuft of his hair, struggling to understand how he could have just double-faulted to fritter away a match point against Marin Cilic at the Australian Open. That was part of quite a collapse by Verdasco, who also wasted an...

Australian Open glance: Venus Williams vs Halep in 3rd round

Jan. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY Top-ranked Simona Halep has beaten Venus Williams in their two most recent matches. Williams won their first three matches, and on Saturday they'll meet in a Grand Slam singles match for the first time. "She's very...

The Latest: Cilic edges Verdasco in 5 at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 9:02 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:57 a.m. Marin Cilic overcame a pair of match points — including one double-faulted away by Fernando Verdasco — and a two-set deficit for a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8), 6-3 victory in the Australian Open's...