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Birthday girl Kerber storms past Birrell into Australian Open last-16

Birthday girl Kerber storms past Birrell into Australian Open last-16

Melbourne: A ruthless Angelique Kerber of Germany on Friday lost just a game on her way to routing Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell 6-1, 6-0 in the third round of the 2019 Australian Open. Kerber, who turned 31 on the same day, was in no mood to have her birthday celebrations spoilt by Birrell, who in her

Federer cruises into Round of 16 at Australian Open

Melbourne: Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (3) defeated American Taylor Fritz by a comfortable 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 scoreline in less than an hour and a half in the third round men’s singles match at the Australian Open here on Friday. The early stages of the match seemed to predict a comfortable course for the reigning champion

Sharapova defeats defending Australian Open champion Wozniacki

Melbourne: Russia’s Maria Sharapova defeated defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 here on Friday. The 30th-seeded 2008 Australian Open champion recorded her first win against Denmark’s Wozniacki (seeded third) in a grand slam, as Sharapova was defeated by the Dane at the 2010 and 2014 US Opens, reports Efe. “I knew I was

Sydney, Brisbane to host inaugural edition of ATP Cup team event

Melbourne: The Australian cities of Sydney and Brisbane as well a third still-to-be-confirmed capital city will jointly host the inaugural edition of the ATP Cup men’s team event in January 2020, Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley announced on Monday. “With more than 100 players from 24 nations vying for 22 million in prize money and 750

Nadal declares himself ready for his 2019 opening match

Brisbane: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal on Tuesday said he was aiming to start the new year in style, ahead of his opening match at the Brisbane International. The 17-time Grand Slam winner has waited until 2019 to try to return in full form after a year which was successful but plagued by physical problems, reports


Khachanov shocks Djokovic for maiden ATP 1000 title

Paris: Russian underdog Karen Khachanov ended a dramatic week with his first ATP 1000 title after stunning the to-be world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 in the 2018 Paris Masters final here on Sunday. The unseeded Russian triumphed his first ATP 1000 final over the four-time winner in one hour and 38 minutes, Xinhua news