Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep were sent crashing out of the Australian Open first round on Tuesday as a dramatic day of upsets shifted the landscape of the year's first Grand Slam.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Roger Federer has heard enough speculation about match-fixing in tennis. If players are suspected of corruption, he wants names.
Novak Djokovic opened his Australian Open title defense with a straight-sets win, then had to go to the defense of his sport as reports of match-fixing overshadowed the first day of the season-opening Grand Slam.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Injury? What injury? The draw? Don't mention the draw. Six-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams worked her way through the pre-Grand Slam rituals on Saturday, practicing on the center court at Melbourne Park, and fielding questions about the inflammation in her left knee that restricted her preparations, and about a tough road to another title.
Roger Federer says the so-called Big Four in men's tennis -- he, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal -- still exists, with one possible notation and an addition.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Jack Sock ended David Ferrer's hopes of a fifth singles title in Auckland when he beat the top-seeded Spaniard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in Friday's semifinals of the ASB Classic.
Friday, January 15, 2016
World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named the top seeds on Thursday for next week's Australian Open with organizers aligning with the current rankings.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Top-seeded Simona Halep has booked a semifinal berth at the Sydney International, while fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the men's quarterfinals of the Australian Open tune-up event.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Angelique Kerber brought to eight the number of the top-10 women's players laid low by injuries or illness in the lead up to the Australian Open when she withdrew from the Sydney International on Tuesday with a stomach illness.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Novak Djokovic won his first title of 2016 on Saturday, playing "perfect" tennis to thrash arch-rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets during a breathtaking performance in the Qatar Open final.1 Comment