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Analysis: Novak Djokovic clearly not done dominating tennis

Jan. 29, 2023 16:54 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic clearly is not done dominating his sport. He says so. His coach says so. And, most importantly, his performances throughout a draining run to a record-extending 10th Australian Open championship and...

Shiffrin and Swiatek keep learning to win from each other

Jan. 20, 2023 11:57 AM EST

They both tend to shy away from the spotlight despite winning regularly. They both compete in individual sports. And they’ve both ascended to the top as their much more well-known predecessors, Lindsey Vonn and Serena Williams, headed toward retirement. So it’s no surprise that...

Analysis: Hard to know what's next for Nadal with hip injury

Jan. 19, 2023 02:09 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This is hardly the first time Rafael Nadal’s body has betrayed him. That much we know. What no one — not even the 22-time Grand Slam champion himself — can possibly pinpoint accurately is what comes next. First things first: An MRI exam on Thursday...

After 1st vacation, Taylor Townsend gets 1st Slam win as mom

Jan. 17, 2023 01:14 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Taylor Townsend was preparing to return to professional tennis after becoming a mom nearly two years ago, she sought counsel from a couple of pretty good sources: Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters. Clijsters, who collected three of her four Grand Slam...

Andreescu's 'Aha moment' made Australian Open win possible

Jan. 16, 2023 02:12 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bianca Andreescu traces the path that brought her back to the tennis tour after a mental health break — and, on Monday, put her back in the win column thanks to beating a seeded opponent at the Australian Open — to what she calls “an ‘Aha’ moment” on a...

No Roger or Serena: Australian Open starts minus 2 big stars

Jan. 16, 2023 01:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wearing a dark blue T-shirt bearing Roger Federer’s first name and pushing a gray stroller carrying her 1-year-old daughter, Martina (as in Hingis), at the Australian Open, Angelica Ibarra spoke for many a tennis fan when she described her mood on the first day of...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023: AP quiz on the year’s 1st tennis Slam

Jan. 12, 2023 10:41 AM EST

How well do you know the Australian Open, which is scheduled to begin at Melbourne Park on Monday morning (Sunday night EST)? Try this AP quiz about the year’s first Grand Slam tennis tournament: ___ 1st Round: Novak Djokovic is back in Australia to pursue a 10th...

Netflix tennis docuseries ‘Break Point’ short on surprises

Jan. 10, 2023 09:12 AM EST

Less than 10 minutes into the first episode of “Break Point,” the Netflix docuseries about professional tennis that launches Friday, Nick Kyrgios is seen practicing before last year’s Australian Open and is heard contemplating aloud whether he ever will appear again at the tournament. ...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023: Tennis sans Serena starts in earnest

Jan. 10, 2023 07:10 AM EST

Tennis will move on from Serena Williams. It has to. Might not be easy, mind you, given what a transcendent figure she was, on the court and off. But that is what sports do, even when superstars leave. They all leave, of course, and sports always move on. The matches will be played,...

‘Break Point,’ Netflix’s ‘Drive’ for tennis, debuts Jan. 13

Dec. 14, 2022 10:31 AM EST

A Netflix docuseries about professional tennis called “Break Point” — think of it as that sport’s answer to the popular “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” — will debut on Jan. 13, three days before the start of the 2023 Grand Slam season at the Australian Open. Netflix...