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Madison Magic in 2022: Keys into Australian Open semifinal

Jan. 25, 2022 01:19 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys continued her resurgent 2022 season by advancing to the Australian Open semifinals for the first time in seven years. And resurgent might be a major understatement. Her 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinal win over French Open champion...

Nadal reaches Australian Open quarterfinals for 14th time

Jan. 23, 2022 08:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal finally got the better of a crazy, long tiebreaker and knew he'd won half the battle. After saving four set points and missing with the first six of his own, Nadal finally clinched a tiebreaker that lasted 28 minutes and 40 seconds to set...

Australian Open Lookahead: Medvedev headlines Day 8 action

Jan. 23, 2022 07:35 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev will take on No. 70-ranked Maxime Cressy in the fourth round as he continues his bid to become the first man in the Open era to win a second Grand Slam singles title at the next major tournament....

The Latest: Berrettini into Australian Open quarterfinals

Jan. 23, 2022 07:28 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini completed a Grand Slam set by advancing to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over 19th-seeded...

Birthday gift for Cornet is a spot in 4th round in Australia

Jan. 22, 2022 05:01 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Alize Cornet stood midcourt on Margaret Court Arena waving to the singing fans and patting her heart after an Australian Open third-round win on a sunny Saturday afternoon. While the experienced French player was touched to be serenaded on her 32nd...

Anisimova upsets defending champion Osaka at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2022 08:41 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Within an hour of her third-round loss at the Australian Open, defending champion Naomi Osaka had consigned it to the past. It's part of her new resolution for 2022. No dwelling on what's already happened. Osaka had two match points...

The Latest: Nadal advances to 4th round at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2022 08:27 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:20 a.m. (Saturday) Rafael Nadal has advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 victory over No. 28-seeded Karen Khachanov. ...

Osaka, Barty advance toward Australian Open showdown

Jan. 19, 2022 07:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the first set, Naomi Osaka's rediscovered love of the game meant it was anything but fun for Madison Brengle in the second round of the Australian Open. The defending champion conceded only four points in the first four games Wednesday and rifled...

The Latest: Alexander Zverev into 3rd round in Australia

Jan. 19, 2022 07:06 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev advanced to the third round at the Australian Open and continued a streak at Grand Slam tournaments by...

Djokovic lands in Serbia as questions arise over French Open

Jan. 17, 2022 10:39 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned home Monday after being thwarted from defending his Australian Open title only to face a new predicament: He could be barred from the French Open this year, too, if he’s still not vaccinated against COVID-19. A plane carrying the...