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Kyrgios to use Rafa rivalry as motivation for Open run

Monday  15:21,   20 january 2020

"Every time they've played it's been close and going up against (Nadal) seems to bring the best out of Nick," says tennis legend John Newcombe.That's the view of Australian tennis icon John Newcombe, who believes Kyrgios "fancies his... >>>

Relief for Barca as Messi ensures Setien enjoys winning start

Monday  14:35,   20 january 2020

Quique Setien may want a different Barcelona but he needed the same old Lionel Messi on Sunday as the Argentinian gave his new coach a winning start by scoring in a 1-0 victory over Granada. Messi's strike in the 76th minute decided a cagey contest... >>>

England clinch victory in Port Elizabeth

Monday  14:20,   20 january 2020

England were frustrated before completing an innings and 53-run victory over South Africa in the third Test on the final morning in Port Elizabeth. The tourists took three of the four wickets they needed on day five inside the first hour but were... >>>

Moises outguns Marcus, Sixers topple Stars

Monday  14:02,   20 january 2020

The Sydney Sixers have defeated the Melbourne Stars by 21 runs in their rain-hit BBL clash at the SCG, with Moises Henriques and Marcus Stoinis both starring.Henriques put on a masterclass in Twenty20 batting during Monday night's rain-affected... >>>

Tsitsipas eases into Aussie Open 2nd round

Monday  13:22,   20 january 2020

Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas has had far too much firepower for Italian Salvatore Caruso, easing to a straight-sets win in his opening match at the Australian Open.Later, he experienced it on the... >>>

Australian Open 2020: Ash Barty survives slow start to defeat Lesia Tsurenko in opening round

Monday  12:43,   20 january 2020

Australian Open 2020: Ash Barty survives slow start to defeat Lesia Tsurenko in opening roundWorld number one Ash Barty survived an early scare against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko before taking her first-round match 5-7 6-1 6-1 at the Australian... >>>

Australian Open: Sam Stosur knocked out in first round for fifth straight year

Monday  12:41,   20 january 2020

The Queenslander's infamous form at her home slam continues with a loss in her opening match to American qualifier Caty McNally.Stosur acknowledged years ago that she struggles in front of home crowds, and she has not reached the second round of >>>

Retiring Wozniacki eyes Open fairytale

Monday  12:16,   20 january 2020

Retiring Dane Caroline Wozniacki has booked a berth in the Australian Open second round as the women's seeds shone on a gloomy opening day at Melbourne Park.The 29-year-old Dane, who will retire from the sport at the end of the tournament,... >>>

Heavy rain triggers first-round Australian Open cancellations

Monday  12:15,   20 january 2020

Smoke haze is no longer the chief threat of scheduling delays at the Australian Open as rain brought play to a halt for the majority of the opening day at Melbourne Park. Overcast conditions greeted the 42,243 fans who poured into Melbourne Park for >>>

Tough start for locals at Australian Open

Monday  11:57,   20 january 2020

Locals Lizette Cabrera, Andrew Harris and John-Patrick Smith have all bowed out of the Australian Open in straight sets.Cabrera served for both sets but was broken on each occasion in the 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (12-10)... >>>

Gauff downs Venus in Wimbledon repeat

Monday  09:25,   20 january 2020

Coco Gauff has beaten American Venus Williams, 14 years her senior, at the Australian Open in a repeat of her shock first-round win at Wimbledon.Rising American starlet Coco Gauff has powered past Venus Williams in her Australian Open debut, proving >>>

Australian Open win for Roger Federer as he begins Melbourne Park campaign

Monday  08:30,   20 january 2020

The Swiss champion shows few signs of rust, as he marks his return to Melbourne Park with a clinical straight-sets win over American journeyman Steve Johnson.The domination of the 'big three' in men's tennis may take some stopping at this year's... >>>

Serena Williams' koala-ity tribute to Australia: US champ shows off a VERY meaningful manicure as she takes on Anna Potapova at the Open

Monday  08:17,   20 january 2020

Serena Williams was seen flaunting koala-themed nail polish on the court on Monday as she took on Russian opponent Anastasia Potapova in Melbourne Park, on the first day of the Aus Open.The seven-times champion was seen flaunting koala-themed nail... >>>

Shapovalov bounced out of Aussie Open

Monday  06:51,   20 january 2020

Canadian Denis Shapovalov is the first player of note to lose at the Australian Open, going down to Marton Fucsovics of Hungary.The 13th seed became a surprise early casualty at the Australian Open on Monday when he went down to Hungarian Marton... >>>

Serena achieves incredible Open era feat

Monday  06:00,   20 january 2020

Serena Williams dropped only three games in her first-round Australian Open victory over Anastasia Potapova.Seeking an unprecedented eighth crown at Melbourne Park, but first since 2017, Williams powered past Czech teenager Anastasia Potapova on Rod >>>