Australian Open Tennis Championships

United States' Bethanie Mattek-Sands leaps toward Sofia Kenin after they defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova during the doubles match in a Fed Cup tennis qualifying tie to advance the U.S. team Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 08, 2020 - 11:46 pm
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was hoping not to have to take the court again after falling short in her singles match. After Serena Williams was defeated for the first time in a Fed Cup singles match, it was left to Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands to get the United...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 02, 2020 - 7:36 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He felt dizzy and trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final -- miscues mounting, deficit growing. Djokovic did what he does, though. He refused to lose, waited for a chance to pounce and found his best tennis when...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 02, 2020 - 7:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open's final day: Novak Djokovic won a record-extending eighth Australian Open title by coming back to beat 5th-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. Djokovic improved to 16-0 in semifinals and finals at...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic carries the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup around Rod Laver Arena after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 02, 2020 - 6:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Novak Djokovic had the Australian Open trophy in his hands for the eighth time, and his thoughts turned to Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles Lakers great, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others died in a...
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup aloft after defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 01, 2020 - 5:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: She was down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major champion Garbiñe Muguruza. Kenin sensed this was the moment that would matter. Up in the...
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. makes a backhand return to Spain's Garbine Muguruza during the women's final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 01, 2020 - 2:49 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Sofia Kenin of the United States has beaten Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain to win the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title. The 21-year-old Kenin won by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 with the retractable roof...
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Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 31, 2020 - 6:20 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Locked in an even-as-can-be Australian Open semifinal, Dominic Thiem looked up at his guest box, patted his belly and stuck out his tongue, as if to indicate he was feeling sick. He shook his head. He winced. Whatever might have been going on, Thiem turned out to be just...
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Austria's Dominic Thiem makes a forehand return to Germany's Alexander Zverev during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 31, 2020 - 4:35 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Dominic Thiem will be playing for a major championship on a hard court for the first time at the Australian Open after losing the last two French Open finals to Rafael Nadal. The fifth-seeded Thiem dropped...
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Romania's Simona Halep reacts during her semifinal loss to Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 30, 2020 - 5:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The temperature topped 100 degrees F (38 degrees Celsius) in the first of the Australian Open women’s semifinals and got slightly warmer in the second, when Garbiñe Muguruza and Simona Halep were going shot-for-shot in the hot-hot sun. The sudden burst of heat got very,...
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. reacts as she is interviewed on court after defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 30, 2020 - 4:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sofia Kenin never flinched. Not when she was twice a point from dropping the opening set of her first Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open. Not when she was twice a point from dropping the second set, either. And the American is into her first major final at age...
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