Australian Open Tennis Championships

A family goes through a water cooling walkway at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 24, 2019 - 11:02 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Scorching heat knocked out power to homes and businesses, raised wildfire risks and sent tennis fans looking for water and shade Friday in Australia's second-largest city, which recorded its hottest day in five years. Melbourne reached 42 .8 C (109 F) by early afternoon...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka answers questions at a press conference following her win over Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 24, 2019 - 6:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka says she hopes her sponsors will consult with her about how they portray her, but her focus is on her game as she heads into the final at the Australian Open. Osaka was asked about criticism over one of her main sponsors, Nissin Foods Holdings, after...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a backhand return to Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 24, 2019 - 2:44 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Rafael Nadal reached the Australian Open final for the fifth time by beating 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0. The 17-time major champion was relentless against an up-and-coming player...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after defeating Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 23, 2019 - 11:59 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career. Now, still just 21, she's suddenly on the verge of a second consecutive major championship. And the No. 1 ranking, too. Osaka moved one victory away from adding...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, United States' Bob and Mike Bryan play in the men's doubles second round match against Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Austria's Phillip Oswald at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.The Bryan brothers have reunited as a doubles combination at a Grand Slam tournament and have opened with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) win over Alex Bolt and Marc Polmans at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill,File)
January 23, 2019 - 5:23 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai set up a women's doubles final against defending champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic at the Australian Open. Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open singles title...
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France's Lucas Pouille celebrates after defeating Canada's Milos Raonic in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 23, 2019 - 4:04 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lucas Pouille had lost every Australian Open match he played until he hired Amelie Mauresmo as coach. A couple of months later, he's into a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time. The 24-year-old Frenchman will next play Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for a men's record...
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United States' Serena Williams grabs at her ankle during her quarterfinal loss to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 23, 2019 - 12:42 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The owner of the best serve in the sport...
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Australian tennis legends Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Rod Laver hold the women's and men's trophies, the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup at the official start of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 22, 2019 - 5:29 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Frances Tiafoe's first Grand Slam quarterfinal did not go as well as he would have hoped, but one of the highlights was the chance to play in Rod Laver Arena — with Laver himself sitting in the...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to United States' Frances Tiafoe during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 22, 2019 - 5:23 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back to feeling healthy. Probably not a coincidence that he's back in the Australian Open semifinals. Playing his familiar brand of court-covering, ball-bashing, opponent-frustrating tennis, Nadal claimed 20 of his first 23 service points and saved the...
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Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A post-millennial through and through, Stefanos Tsitsipas sounded as excited about doubling his YouTube channel's followers to more than 30,000 within a few hours — "Oh, my God. Really?!" — as he was about becoming the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist since 2007. Ah, to...
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