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Djokovic calls for ATP Tour Finals to move

2018-01-18 12:32<p>Novak Djokovic (Getty Images)<p>Melbourne - <b>Novak Djokovic</b> called for the <b>ATP Tour Finals</b> to travel from their London base on Thursday, …

Tennis

Australia steps up efforts to woo Chinese tennis tourists

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Open has stepped up efforts to lure Chinese tennis fans to Melbourne Park by boosting broadcast and sponsorship deals.<p>More than 59 million people in China tuned into watch the Australian Open in 2017, up by more than 84 percent on the year before and organisers …

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Barty rallies past Giorgi, into third round in Melbourne

<b>MELBOURNE, Australia</b> - For the second time in as many matches, Ashleigh Barty rallied from a set down to keep her Australian Open campaign alive.<p>The …

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Garbine Muguruza suffers blistering exit at Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza refused to blame her heat-blistered feet as she became the biggest casualty of the Australian Open so …

Tennis

Big-money Shenzhen to host WTA Finals until 2028

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen will host the WTA Finals from 2019 for a decade with record prize money of $14 million for the season-ending …

Tennis

Halep heat too much for Bouchard in Melbourne

<b>MELBOURNE, Australia -</b> No.1 seed Simona Halep allayed fears over the ankle injury sustained in her first-round match with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 defeat …

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Babos and Mladenovic win doubles opener in Melbourne

<b>MELBOURNE, Australia</b> - No.5 seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic took the first step on the road to their first Grand Slam title at the …

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Birthday girl Kerber sets up Sharapova clash in Melbourne

Angelique Kerber was delighted as Margaret Court Arena sang her 'Happy Birthday' after her victory. (Getty Images)

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Best celebrity tennis player in Hollywood? Will Ferrell says she's female

Ferrell also spoke of his admiration for Caroline Wozniacki after witnessing her dramatic comeback against Jana Fett in the second round on Wednesday.<p>…

Women's Sports

Lucky loser Pera powers past Konta

<b>MELBOURNE, Australia -</b> Lucky loser Bernarda Pera pulled off the biggest win of her career at the Australian Open, thwarting the hopes of No.9 seed …

Tennis

WTA Finals Will Move to China for Next 10 Years

MELBOURNE, Australia — The WTA Finals, the elite season-ending event for women’s tennis, will leave Singapore after this year and begin a 10-year run in Shenzhen, China from 2019 through 2028.<p>The lucrative, long-term deal — announced by the WTA on Thursday — deepens the tour’s commitment to China, …

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Sharapova rolls past Sevastova at the Australian Open

Temperatures soared in Melbourne Park during Maria Sharapova's second round clash with Anastasija Sevastova. (Getty Images)

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Radwanska survives Tsurenko onslaught in Melbourne

<b>MELBOURNE, Australia -</b> Former WTA World No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska was a game from defeat but showed tremendous grit to knock out Lesia Tsurenko, 2-6, …

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Garcia grinds past teenager Vondrousova at Aussie Open

<b>MELBOURNE, Australia --</b> No.8 seed Caroline Garcia won her 150th main draw match at WTA level on Thursday in the second round of the Australian Open, …

Women's Sports

AO Notebook: Debutantes rule Day 3

Elina Svitolina is bidding to make her first Slam semifinal.<p>Elise Mertens on the verge of a new career-high ranking.<p>Anett Kontaveit celebrates after …

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Melbourne 2018, Day 4: Match Points

Anastasija Sevastova reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the 2017 US Open (Getty)

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Melbourne 2018, Day 4: Order of Play

All courts start at 11am<p><b>ROD LAVER ARENA</b><p>Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS) vs Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT)<p>Garbiñe MUGURUZA (ESP) [3] vs HSIEH Su-wei (TPE)<p>After Men's …

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Day Three's best photos from the Australian Open

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Serena, Muguruza and Ostapenko up for Laureus Awards

In the Breakthrough Award, Ostapenko finds herself the sole female representative. The 20-year-old enjoyed her best run to date in all four Grand …

Tennis

Makarova & Vesnina oust Bouchard & Stephens to kick off Aussie Open doubles

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Wozniacki saves match points against Fett in Melbourne epic

Caroline Wozniacki reacts after match point in her three-set comeback victory against Jana Fett. (Getty Images)

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Ostapenko overcomes Duan in hard-hitting Melbourne three-setter

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Svitolina serves up comeback win over Siniakova

<b>MELBOURNE, Australia -</b> No.4 seed Elina Svitolina continued her unbeaten start 2018, but not without a fight as she rallied to dispatch Czech …

Women's Sports

Melbourne’s Crown IMG Tennis Party in PHOTOS

Our Jimmie48 started his coverage of the <b>2018 Australian Open</b> fortnight with the <b>Crown IMG Tennis Party</b> on January 14th. <b>Caroline Wozniacki</b> and <b>Karolina</b> …

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Insider Q&A: How Marta Kostyuk keeps an even keel

Kostyuk is playing just her ninth senior event at the Australian Open<p>Kostyuk poses with the trophy after winning the 2017 Australian Open girls …

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Venus conqueror Bencic slumps out

2018-01-17 06:41<p>Belinda Bencic (Getty)<p>Melbourne - <b>Venus Williams</b>' Australian Open conqueror Belinda Bencic ran out of steam on Wednesday, failing to …

Tennis

Melbourne 2018, Day 3: Match Points

Marta Kostyuk, wrapped in the Ukrainian flag, poses with the 2017 Australian Open girls' singles trophy (Getty)

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AO Notebook: No time to panic

Could another ankle injury derail Simona Halep's quest for a Slam?<p>Andrea Petkovic and Petra Kvitova share a hug after their grueling clash.<p>All eyes …

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Muguruza made to work by Ponchet for Melbourne win

Jessika Ponchet plays a one-handed backhand against Garbiñe Muguruza (Getty)<p>Garbiñe Muguruza signs a TV camera after her 6-4, 6-3 win over Jessika …

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Sharapova motors past Maria in Aussie opener

<b>MELBOURNE, Australia</b> - From a break down in the second set, Maria Sharapova navigated her way past Tatjana Maria to score an opening round win at the …

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