• Venus Williams exits Aussie Open with heartfelt advice

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Asked what the future might hold for her young opponent, Venus Williams offered some heartfelt advice that could easily apply to her own career.

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  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Djokovic's No. 1 fan

    During Novak Djokovic's Australian Open quarterfinal, a photo of his three-month-old son started making the rounds on social media. On-court interviewer Jim Courier asked the No. 1-ranked player about his No. 1 fan after the match, directing his attention to the big screens overhead at Rod Laver…

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  • Serena, Sharapova on course for Australian Open showdown

    The 18-time Grand Slam champion was at her brutal best on Wednesday, crushing last year's finalist Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets to set up an all-American last four showdown on Thursday with unseeded teenager Madison Keys. The other semi-final clash on Thursday is an all-Russian affair…

  • Djokovic, Wawrinka set up epic showdown, ill Serena through

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up 'The Djoker v The Man 3.0' at Melbourne Park after impressive quarter-final victories on Wednesday, while an ill Serena Williams moved a step closer to her 19th grand slam title. The American,…

  • MW Men's & Women's Tennis Players of the Week 1/28/15

    Utah State freshman Jaime Barajas has been named Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, while Air Force sophomore Tracy Landram earned MW Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honors for matches played Jan. 21-27. It is the first career MW weekly accolade for both student-athletes.

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  • Serena on fire as Wawrinka crushes Japan's hopes at Australian Open

    A fired-up Serena Williams shot down last year's finalist Dominika Cibulkova Wednesday to set up an Australian Open semi-final with teen Madison Keys, as defending men's champion Stan Wawrinka crushed Japanese hopes. Unlike her earlier sluggish matches, Serena was in the zone from the off against…

  • Sisterly advice to help Serena prepare for Keys

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams will turn to her sister for advice for her all-American semi-final against Madison Keys, the teenager with designs on the throne of U.S. women's tennis. An injury-hampered Keys defeated Venus Williams in three sets on Wednesday to continue her…

  • Keys injury time-out cost me momentum, says beaten Venus

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Venus Williams blamed an injury time-out by opponent Madison Keys for robbing her of rhythm and momentum during their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday. The seven-times grand slam champion was leading 4-1 in the second set when play was halted for about…

  • Teenager Keys outshines Venus to make Australian Open semis

    American teenager Madison Keys defeated her childhood idol Venus Williams to make the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday and end the seven-time Grand Slam champion's stirring run at Melbourne Park. The unseeded Keys, 19, beat her 18th seeded compatriot 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, overcoming a thigh injury…

  • Bouchard regretful as Slam chance goes begging

    Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard admitted she was full of regrets on Tuesday after blowing the chance to make a Grand Slam statement against second seed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open. The 20-year-old, hyped as the rising star of a new generation destined for glory at the majors, was…

  • Rafael Nadal knocked out of Australian Open by Tomas Berdych

    Tomas Berdych advances to the semifinals in Melbourne Park

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  • New breed take on old guard in men's Open showdowns

    Japanese superstar Nishikori ousted Raonic, Wawrinka and Djokovic on the way to losing to Marin Cilic in last year's US Open final when he became the first Asian man to contest a Grand Slam decider. Big-serving Canadian Raonic hasn't beaten world number one and tournament favourite Djokovic in four…

  • What to watch at Aussie Open: Keys takes on another Williams

    For the third consecutive year, a fearless 19-year-old has made a big run to the women's semifinals at the Australian Open, putting the old guard on notice. Madison Keys takes on American countrywoman Serena Williams in her first major semifinal on Thursday. In 2013, Victoria Azarenka defeated…

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  • Tennis-Australian Open order of play

    MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourt on day nine of the Australian Open on Tuesday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT). - - - Rod Laver Arena Madison Keys (U.S.) v 18-Venus Williams (U.S.) Not before 0130 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) v 11-Dominika Cibulkova…

  • Tennis-Kyrgios bows out with good memories and another broken racquet

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Teenager Nick Kyrgios bowed out of the Australian Open on Tuesday having shown further proof of his prodigious talent but he leaves Melbourne Park with three smashed racquets, code violations and concerns about his on-court histrionics. The 19-year-old…

  • Young players turn to ex-pros hoping for Slam breakthrough

    Goran Ivanisevic won one Wimbledon title in his colorful tennis career, but the big-serving Croatian believes he might have won even more if he'd had an ex-player as his coach, like many of the top competitors do today. ''Bad luck I did not have someone like me to coach me when I was (playing),''…

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  • Meet Coco: China's next Li Na

    China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country's two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese. Xu Shilin, who just turned 17 and goes by the English name Coco, was the first Chinese girl to be No. 1 in the…

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