Thursday, January 28, 2016
Andy Murray and a much lesser-known British player, Johanna Konta, advanced to the Australian Open semifinals Wednesday, when the action on court had to compete, again, with news about the integrity of the sport.
Taiwanese teenager Cho I-hsuan and her partner Ayumi Miyamoto of Japan won their quarterfinal game in the junior girls' doubles at the Australian Open Wednesday to advance to the semifinals.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are 22-all in career head-to-heads, have nine Australian Open titles between them, and warmed up for a semifinal meeting with clinical quarterfinal wins.
The Australian Open has once again delivered heartbreak to Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然), an accomplished doubles player still seeking an elusive Grand Slam tennis title.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Novak Djokovic survived a frustrating five-setter against Gilles Simon at the Australian Open on Sunday, spraying 100 unforced errors on Rod Laver Arena before reaching the quarterfinals for the 27th consecutive Grand Slam.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
The UK's Andy Murray advanced to the fourth round and left the court immediately to check on the welfare of his father-in-law, who needed urgent medical treatment while watching Ana Ivanovic play on a nearby court at the Australian Open.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Swiss teen Belinda Bencic has been thrust into the global spotlight at a young age, but she is adamant she can handle the pressure with her main focus on winning games and staying humble.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Andy Murray raced through his second-round match like he was in a hurry to get somewhere, winning 6-0, 6-4, 6-1 against an Aussie who was playing on Rod Laver Arena for the first time.
As the tennis world reels from match-fixing claims, fresh scandals have embroiled cricket, sparking skepticism of efforts to tackle corruption that has plagued the "gentleman's game" in recent years.