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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.
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Serena Williams handed tough draw in quest for record 24th Grand Slam

Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, starting with Germany’s Tatjana Maria in the first round.
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Andy Murray, Serena Williams withdraw from Rogers Cup

Andy Murray has announced that he will not be participating in next week’s Rogers Cup, despite being given a wildcard for the event in Toronto.

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.

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