Wozniacki wins Australian Open to capture first Grand Slam, regain top ranking

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MELBOURNE -- Caroline Wozniacki became the first Grand Slam champion from Denmark as she claimed the biggest victory of her career with a 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-4 defeat of Simona Halep on Saturday to win the Australian Open.

The 27-year-old, who was denied trophies in 2009 and 2014 at the U.S. Open, will move back to the No. 1 ranking that she held...Read more

Chung quits with blisters to send Federer to Australian Open final

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MELBOURNE -- Roger Federer reached the seventh Australian Open final of his career on Friday when South Korean Hyeon Chung quit with an injury trailing 6-1, 5-2 in their semifinal.

Federer's victory under the closed roof of the Rod Laver arena on a wet evening put him into his 30th career Grand Slam final. He squares off against Marin Cilic on ...Read more

Cilic sets up half of men's final; Halep, Wozniacki to clash for women's crown

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MELBOURNE -- Marin Cilic overpowered Kyle Edmund 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 on Thursday to set up half of the weekend men's final at the Australian Open.

Five-time champion Roger Federer and South Korean Chung Hyeon will face off Friday to determine the last piece of the puzzle for the Sunday title showdown.

In the women's draw, Simona Halep won a ...Read more

Serena Williams leads entry list for BNP Paribas tennis tournament

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Serena Williams, who has not competed on the women's tennis tour since the 2017 Australian Open, is among the entrants for the BNP Paribas Open, to be held March 5-18 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, has won the Indian Wells title twice. She reached the semifinals in 2015 and the final ...Read more

Federer reaches semis to face South Korean upstart Chung

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MELBOURNE -- Roger Federer extended a five-year win streak over Tomas Berdych with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-3, 6-4 victory Wednesday that sent him into the semifinals of the Australian Open.

The Swiss second seed remains on track for a sixth title and is an even stronger trophy candidate after the mid-match injury withdrawal of Rafael Nadal.

Federer, 36...Read more

Nadal quits in pain to send Cilic to Australian Open semifinals

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Rafael Nadal limped off the court after quitting in pain early in the fifth set on Tuesday to send Marin Cilic into the semifinals of the Australian Open, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 2-0.

The Spanish top seed, who had been treated on his upper right leg in the fourth set, pulled the plug after almost four hours of intense ...Read more

Federer repeats Hungarian success; injured Djokovic out at Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Roger Federer went back to the future on Monday at the Australian Open, beating Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 exactly 16 years after knocking out the Hungarian's coach early in his tennis career.

In 2002, the emerging Swiss, now holder of a record 19 Grand Slam titles, defeated Atilla Savolt in the Melbourne ...Read more