Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic claimed straight-set victories to give Australia a commanding 2-0 lead over Slovakia after the opening-day singles in the Davis Cup World Group playoff in Sydney on Friday.
New Zealand raced to a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Pakistan after dominating the opening singles rubbers.
Third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan defeated Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open.
Australian number one Nick Kyrgios played down concerns over his hip injury on Tuesday and said he felt ready to play this week's Davis Cup World Group play-off against Slovakia.
Stan Wawrinka became the oldest U.S. Open men's champion in 46 years when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title on Sunday.
Early in what would become a tight test of a U.S. Open final, Angelique Kerber sprinted forward to somehow reach a drop shot and scoop a down-the-line winner to a corner.
Angelique Kerber won the US Open on Saturday, marking her rise to world number one with a gritty victory over Karolina Pliskova to add a second Grand Slam crown to her magical 2016 season.
Novak Djokovic's strange U.S. Open path took another odd turn Friday as the defending champion defied stultifying humidity and the controversial tactics of Gael Monfils to book a title showdown with Stan Wawrinka.
Karolina Pliskova shattered Serena Williams's bid for a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title Thursday, her 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) win setting-up a U.S. Open final against new world number one Angelique Kerber.
Karolina Pliskova shattered Serena Williams's bid for a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title Thursday, her 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) win setting-up a US Open final against new world number one Angelique Kerber.