Tag: Australian Open
Serena Williams slumped to a shock second-round loss in her first and only appearance in New Zealand back in 2017.
Sivasangari is the third Malaysian to win the Australian Open title since the tournament’s inception in 1979.
The men’s singles player, Soong Joo Ven, and professional mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying crash out of the quarterfinals.
'I'm not very confident going into this clay court season. I don't even remember how to slide anymore.'
20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is making a comeback in this year's Madrid Open despite having not played since his Australian Open defeat by Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Petr says he barely slept because he was watching his daughter and son play.
Thai world number one Jutanugarn carded two double bogeys and two bogeys leaving her 11 adrift of the leaders.
Kvitova takes the first game of the second set but Croatia's Vekic raises her level a few notches, reeling off six games in a row to seal her third victory over a top-five player.
This year's Open offers a different picture of the left-handed Czech who did not lose a single set on her way to the final.
With his record seventh crown at Melbourne Park, Djokovic moved ahead of Pete Sampras as third on the men's all-time list of most Grand Slam titles.
Despite the rout, Nadal says he is content with being able to even reach the final given the injury problems that prevented him from playing any matches after the US Open.
Djokovic came out all guns blazing and broke Nadal in the Spaniard's first service game to race ahead 4-1 in the opening set.
The rising star says she is hungry for more Slam titles.
They are the second all-French pair to win in Australia after Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro, who won back-to-back titles in 2003-04.
Osaka says she is beyond excited to become the new world No.1.
It is a second successive Grand Slam title for the Japanese, after her US Open triumph in September.
Both have landed in the final in outrageous form, with second seed Nadal conceding only six games to Stefanos Tsitsipas before top seed Djokovic gave up only four to Lucas Pouille.
Djokovic will face second seed Nadal in a 53rd career meeting and eighth in the final of a Slam.
Nadal closed out the match with a huge serve in one hour and 46 minutes.
The 21-year-old Japanese star will face Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova for the title.
The 8th seeded Czech will meet the winner of US Open champion Naomi Osaka and 7th seeded compatriot Karolina Pliskova.
Top seed Djokovic will meet Lucas Pouille for a place in the final.
Pouille took the first set with a brilliant forehand pass against an advancing Raonic in the tiebreak.
Victory for Spaniard in his 6th Australian Open semi-final would keep him on course to be the 1st man to win all 4 Grand Slams twice in the Open era.