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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.
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.

Roger Federer books Tomas Berdych in Australian Open quarters

Roger Federer roared into an Australian Open quarter-final with Tomas Berdych Monday as former champion Angelique Kerber stuttered into an enticing clash with Madison Keys.

Maria Sharapova shines in Melbourne return

Maria Sharapova on Tuesday resumed her career at the Australian Open in bright sunshine with a performance that went some way to banishing those demons.

Maria Sharapova happily back in old routine at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova said Tuesday she was delighted to be back in the old routine after a trying 2017 as she sailed into the second round of the Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic elbows Donald Young out to reach second round

Novak Djokovic celebrated his long-awaited return to the grand slam stage with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of American Donald Young, to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

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[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

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