Australian Open Tennis Championships

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 27, 2019 - 2:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 9:02 p.m. Novak Djokovic has taken a 6-3, 6-2 lead over Rafael Nadal in a surprisingly lopsided start to the Australian Open final. The top-ranked Djokovic is potentially just one set from a men's record...
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France's Nicolas Mahut, right, and compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbet celebrate after defeating Finland's Henri Kontinen and Australia's John Peers in the men's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 27, 2019 - 12:47 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Not long after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut completed their career Grand Slam in men's doubles, the Frenchmen were already turning their attention to the next goal. And that's gold. Mahut and Herbert beat Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia 6...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka answers questions at a press conference after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, early Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 6:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly. She yelled at herself. Slammed a ball. Tugged at her visor's pink brim. Trudged to the...
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Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic and United States' Rajeev Ram kiss their trophy after defeating Australia's Astra Sharma and compatriot John-Patrick Smith in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, early Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 6:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — First-time partners Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova are Grand Slam mixed doubles champions. The U.S.-Czech combination beat Australian wildcards John-Patrick Smith and Astra Sharma 7-6 (3), 6-1 to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title on Saturday. Krejcikova, who...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic speaks after losing to Japan's Naomi Osaka in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 5:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova really wanted to be the Australian Open champion. Of course she did. That she lost the final at Melbourne Park to Naomi Osaka 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night was "painful, for sure," to use Kvitova's words. It was not, however, what caused her eyes to...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic speaks at a press conference following her loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 4:48 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The No. 1 ranking was at stake as well as the Australian Open title, and so Petra Kvitova finished second on both counts after losing to Naomi Osaka. The two-time Wimbledon champion can see the...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after winning a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 1:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:38 p.m. Naomi Osaka has won the first set 7-6 (2) in her Australian Open final against Petra Kvitova and is potentially one set from winning back-to-back major titles. The U.S. Open champion had to save...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic makes a forehand return to France's Lucas Pouille during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 25, 2019 - 4:06 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was about as perfect as can be in his semifinal at Rod Laver Arena. Didn't miss much. Almost couldn't, really. It was a performance so flawless, so fantastic, that it was easy to feel as if only one man on the planet might have a chance of preventing...
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SerbiaÅfs Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating FranceÅfs Lucas Pouille in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 25, 2019 - 3:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Friday (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Fans across the world tuned in to see Novak Djokovic set up an Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal with a straight-sets win over Lucas Pouille. His son was not among them. Four-year-old...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic answers questions at a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Kvitova will play Japan's Naomi Osaka in Saturday's women's final. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 24, 2019 - 11:42 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week. A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before — two...
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