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Kvitova testifies at trial of suspect in knife attack

Feb. 5, 2019 11:33 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova testified in the Czech Republic on Tuesday at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home. After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star more than...

Violence and FA Cup upsets: Millwall lives up to reputation

Jan. 26, 2019 4:56 PM EST

Synonymous for decades with having violent fans, English soccer team Millwall has gained a reputation in recent years for being a so-called "giant killer" in the FA Cup. Both sides of the club were on show on Saturday. On another day of surprises in the famous competition, Millwall scored a winning goal in injury...

The Latest: Ram-Krejcikova win Australian Open mixed final

Jan. 26, 2019 8:34 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:25 a.m. First-time combination Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova have won the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over Aussie pair John-Patrick Smith and Astra Sharma. It was the first...

The Latest: Osaka takes 1st set in Aussie final vs Kvitova

Jan. 26, 2019 4:57 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:38 p.m. Naomi Osaka has won the first set 7-6 (2) in her Australian Open final against Petra Kvitova and is potentially one set from winning back-to-back major titles. The U.S. Open champion had to save two break...

Kvitova-Osaka: Australian final from different perspectives

Jan. 25, 2019 2:43 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week. A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before — two Wimbledon...

The Latest: Australians in the mix for all doubles titles

Jan. 24, 2019 7:42 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith ensured Australians would be playing for all three doubles titles at the season's first major after beating second-seeded Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar 6-4, 7-6 (5)...

The Latest: Stosur, Zhang to meet champs in doubles final

Jan. 23, 2019 8:24 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai set up a women's doubles final against defending champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic at the Australian Open. Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open singles title, and...

The Latest: Nadal easily ends Tiafoe's Australian Open run

Jan. 22, 2019 8:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Frances Tiafoe's first Grand Slam quarterfinal did not go as well as he would have hoped, but one of the highlights was the chance to play in Rod Laver Arena — with Laver himself sitting in the...

Kvitova back in Grand Slam semis, a 1st in 'second career'

Jan. 22, 2019 7:58 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova watched the Australian Open from a distance two years ago, a month after she was injured in a violent home invasion. Then she lost in the first round last year, and conceded she hadn't returned to a standard that earned her two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon. Until...

LeBron, pickle juice help Tiafoe reach Australian Open QFs

Jan. 20, 2019 10:13 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Frances Tiafoe just kept shaking his head and calling the whole thing "crazy" and "unbelievable." Which it all kind of is. That he reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal on his 21st birthday by beating No. 20 seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (1), 7-5 at the Australian...