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South Africa's Kevin Anderson makes a backhand return to Ilya Ivashka of Belarus during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: Kevin Anderson works late at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2020 9:49 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 1:35 a.m. Day 2 of the Australian Open has wrapped up — after continuing into Day 3. Tuesday's last two matches both went to tiebreakers in the fifth set and both finished a bit past 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Melbourne....

A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of passengers arriving from overseas at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Suh Myung-geon/Yonhap via AP)

Other countries join China in responding to new coronavirus

Jan. 21, 2020 9:31 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere are checking the body temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new coronavirus that has sickened nearly 300 people in China. India, Nigeria, Japan and the United States are some of the...

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating United States' Steve Johnson during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Federer, Serena Williams highlight Day 3 at Australian Open

Jan. 21, 2020 9:02 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY Roger Federer plays his second-round match at Melbourne Park and, according to his line of thinking, the first few matches he plays in a Grand Slam tournament are as important as the ones at the pointy end. "I think...

Workers spray antiseptic solution on the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Suh Myung-geon/Yonhap via AP)

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Jan. 21, 2020 8:37 AM EST

WUHAN, China (AP) — Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush....

A worker cleans up an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Asian stock markets have tumbled as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak on tourism and regional economies grows. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Global stocks slide on growing concern about China virus

Jan. 21, 2020 8:28 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock and oil prices fell Tuesday as concern about the potential impact of a Chinese disease outbreak increased and a rating agency cut Hong Kong's credit rating for official borrowing due to political tension. Indexes in London and Frankfurt declined and Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong closed...

Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Sharapova can't say what's next after Australian Open loss

Jan. 21, 2020 6:37 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Her Grand Slam losing streak up to four matches, Maria Sharapova surely was aware questions about her future would be coming. She wasn't able to provide answers. Might this have been her last trip to the Australian Open, a tournament she won in 2008 as part of a career Grand...

Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Bolivia's Hugo Dellien during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Nadal: A lot on his mind at Australia Open, but not No. 20

Jan. 21, 2020 4:41 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he's thinking about his next opponent ... and his next practice session ... and trying to recreate the superb tennis he played in his straight-set victory in the Australian Open's first round. What he insists is not on his mind is the number 20 — as in...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reaches for a forehand return to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff during their first round singles match the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Djokovic cedes Australian Open set in 1st Rd; 1st since 2006

Jan. 20, 2020 8:40 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did something he hadn't in 14 years: He dropped a set in a first-round match at the Australian Open. That didn't bother him, though. He actually looked upon the challenge he faced Monday night under the closed roof at Rod Laver Arena as a good thing. “I...

Spain's Rafael Nadal kicks at the ball during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Australian Open Glance: Top-seeded Nadal highlights 2nd day

Jan. 20, 2020 8:27 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY Rafael Nadal plays his first-round match against Hugo Dellien and if he needed any reminder of his advancing age, the 33-year-old Spaniard was asked if he had any secret to be able to have the top ranking in three decades...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in their first round singles match the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Djokovic's win wraps up opening day in Melbourne

Jan. 20, 2020 7:47 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Novak Djokovic began his bid for an eighth Australian Open title with a 7-6 (5), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 win over Jan-Lennard Struff in the last of the matches to finish on a rain-interrupted first day of the tournament. The...