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Alexander Zverev almost blew his quest for a maiden Grand Slam title Thursday before registering a gritty five-set win over France’s Jeremy Chardy in the Australian Open second round.

Alexander Zverev scrapes into Australian Open third round

Alexander Zverev almost blew his quest for a maiden Grand Slam title Thursday before registering a gritty five-set win over France’s Jeremy Chardy in the Australian Open second round.
Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona Halep had to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles.

Serena Williams in charge as Simona Halep, Milos Raonic battle through Australian Open epics

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona Halep had to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles.
Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem limps out of Australian Open

Seventh seed Dominic Thiem limped out of the Australian Open in the second round Thursday when he retired when 7-5, 6-4, 2-0 down to young wildcard Alexei Popyrin.
Simona Halep

Australian Open: Simona Halep staggers into clash with Venus Williams

World number one Simona Halep scraped through to an Australian Open third round clash with Venus Williams Thursday after being pushed to the limit by unseeded Sofia Kenin over three sets.
Venus Williams

Venus Williams rises to reach Australian Open third round

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams made a late charge into the Australian Open third round Thursday, grinding out a win in her second three-set victory of the tournament.
Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts after a point against Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson during their women’s singles match on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne early January 17, 2019. (Photo by Paul Crock - AFP) -

Maria Sharapova claims underdog status against Caroline Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova has declared herself the underdog in her blockbuster third round clash with Australian Open defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, despite having five Grand Slam titles to the Dane’s one.
Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori overcomes Ivo Karlovic in Australian Open thriller

Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori blew a two-set lead against veteran Ivo Karlovic and was within a whisker of second-round elimination in the Australian Open on Thursday before winning a pulsating final set tiebreak.
Milos Raonic

Stan Wawrinka falls to Milos Raonic at Australian Open

The Swiss 33-year-old, unseeded for the first time since his debut in 2006 after being plagued by injury, fell to the Canadian after four sets decided on tiebreaks 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (13/11), 7-6 (7/5).
Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts after a point against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during their women’s quarter final match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 3, 2019. (Photo by Saeed Khan - AFP) -

Naomi Osaka surges into Australian Open third round

Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka swept past Tamara Zidansek in straight sets to reach the Australian Open third round on Thursday as she targets a second Grand Slam title.
Andy Murray

Andy Murray blasts Britain’s tennis body for failing to take advantage of his success

Former world number one player, Andy Murray, on Wednesday criticised Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association for failing to build on his success and grow the game over the last decade.
Andy Murray

Bob Bryan: Andy Murray can still come back

American doubles legend Bob Bryan gave Andy Murray a ray of hope on Wednesday, saying he believes the former world number one could make a comeback after major hip surgery.
South Africa's Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson knocked out of Australian Open

Australian Open fifth seed Kevin Anderson lost his second round match to Frances Tiafoe 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a major upset on the third day of the Grand Slam on Wednesday.
Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki storms into Australian Open third round

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki powered into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday with a confidence-boosting win over Sweden’s Johanna Larsson.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer battles into Australian Open third round

Defending champion Roger Federer reached the Australian Open third round for a 20th straight year on Wednesday but was made to battle all the way by Britain’s Dan Evans before winning 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3), 6-3.
Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic grinds into Australian Open third round

Sixth seed and last year’s Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic ground out a tough four sets win over American Mackenzie McDonald to move into the third round Thursday.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts after a point against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during their women’s quarter final match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 3, 2019. (Photo by Saeed Khan - AFP) -

Naomi Osaka beats the bugs to power into Australian Open second round

Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka overcame a nervous start and distraction from flying bugs to ease into the Australian Open second round Tuesday.
United States’ Serena Williams reacts after hitting a backhand return during her first round match against Germany’s Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

Serena Williams makes ruthless start in Australian Open return

Serena Williams made a ruthless start in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over unseeded German Tatjana Maria in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Andy Murray

Murray bows out of Australian Open after epic comeback

Andy Murray’s hopes of a fairytale swansong at the Australian Open were crushed in the first round on Monday in Melbourne.

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